Starting on Only a Game this week, a ten part mini-serial called Arcade Cyborgs, that looks at the moral aspects of classic arcade games.
The mini-serial coincides with the imminent release of the ebook edition of The Virtuous Cyborg, which inspired the '100 Cyborgs in 500 words' serial. If you're interested in the way videogames have a leading role in technology ethics, and the way that computers, games consoles, and smartphones are influencing our behaviours, be sure to check out the book!
The first two parts of Arcade Cyborgs are already up!
- Joystick looks at how the frustration of early arcade games gave players an opportunity to gain emotional mastery.
- Pinball considers the skills of these games and the social dimension of the tables.
The remaining eight parts will be released every Tuesday and Thursday throughout June and July.