Games in the age of surveillance

Up until now the games released on the PS4 have not been especially great, but this was largely to be expected. As with most next-gen consoles, the first thing developers do is simply beef up the graphics of previous games and rush them out. Hence, the graphically-superior-but-essentially-the-same, releases like Tomb Raider and Call of Duty.…

Games of death

Matt Pomroy dives into the debate about violence in video games. From the days of Space Invaders, killing has been a key part of the success of video games, and as the industry grows and becomes more competitive, game makers are increasingly turning to violence to court controversy and boost sales. But as the imagery…