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Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 12:00 am
A brief history of moral panics

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aeazel
aeazel
denii or deniss
Wed, Dec. 24th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)

The buzz word at the moment is 'emergent gameplay' and 'interactivity.' Each of the moral outrages seems to be not just a game of musical chairs, but tied in with a certain fear of the unknown in new technologies. When the studies do not yet exist to debunk the actual effects of a certain medium, suddenly it becomes an easy target or scapegoat.

Videogames are already working on debunking this through 'science' and 'studies,' but this provides an interesting question as to how long it will be before the next technological threat enters our lives and distracts from this particular medium.


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