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The social cybervirtues segment immediately made me think of video games, especially the kind of online competitive multiplayer videogames I generally play (as you know!). Street Fighter V practically "forcibly censors" almost all forms of communication with your opponents (by barely allowing any, beyond a few meagre forms of self-expression) and this fact has been criticised recently for it's lack of any community feeling. On the other hand, maybe that's a good thing, as an acquaintance of mine recently wrote about the game-design elements that cause MOBAs (Lane-pushers to me, ;-) ) to become so frequently toxic https://stevesgamedesignblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/why-are-mobas-so-toxic/ My own recent thought about this too was about how these types of team competitive games could actually try to encourage you to play with your friendship group in actual pre-arranged teams, rather than relying on random stranger cyborgs on the internet to act in an agreeable manner (http://www.agoners.com/index.php/why-ranked-modes-in-team-based-videogames-are-doing-it-wrong/) Hope you don't mind these tangential videogame related nuggets :-)
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2017 on What is Cybervirtue? at Only a Game
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Incredible post Chris. I find this depressingly accurate in all ways. I try and support the stubborn individuality types that do makes games that support my needs, and thankfully there's still a few AAA titles that do and haven't completely become 'money farms', even if they all show signs of moving in that direction of course.
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Hey! Still read most of your stuff via G+ (as I think you know ^_^) but I'm generally too busy to post or write myself these days. New job is far less stress yet also less downtime for such activities - and my personal life has always been too full for much in the way of content creation for many years! I like this metagame though :-)
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2014 on The Meta-Campaign at Only a Game
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