Today on KS: What are the moral categories of game players?

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? 

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