We’re getting lost in the weeds today. Join me!

  • On his personal blog, game designer Raph Koster writes about the importance and implementation of consent systems in multiplayer games, tracing their development from text-based games to modern MMOs. With multiplayer VR games on the horizon, these kinds of systems are becoming increasingly relevant.
  • Finally, Colleen Flaherty of Inside Higher Ed writes about Ohio State University’s decision to revoke a doctorate awarded to Jodi Whitaker, whose research on video game violence was recently retracted. I’m conflicted. This is a worrying and mostly unprecedented step for a university to take, but in case of academic fraud, it may be the right thing to do.

That’s all for now, folks!