The first from our new ethics columnist Dustin Locke, an assistant professor of philosophy in at Claremont McKenna College, who looks at the different styles of ethical play in games:
In addition to Restraints and Rules, however, there is a third R of gameplay control: Wrongs. These are the ethical principles of gameplay. According to many gamers, such principles apply even when they are not embodied in the explicit Rules of a given server. In the popular Call of Duty games, for example, spawn tubing is seen by many as wrong regardless of whether there is a server rule against it. But are such things really wrong? Or are ethical principles of gameplay just a myth of gaming culture? Is all fair in love, war, and videogames?
Read the rest here.