Squareblind looks over an entire year of videogaming through the prism of social media. This is a year that saw legitimate questions about the human toll of an intense game development schedule in order to generate a commercially successful digital world that promises the lifelike spectacle of a realistic horse’s backside. Everything has a cost.
If a player acts abominably in a fictional digital world where citizens are ultimately just a piece of code, does it really matter? The open world of Red Dead Redemption 2 throws up some pertinent questions around expression and responsibility in games.