Controversial video games has caught my eye since I was introduced to games with the non ethical ideology and the analysis behind the characters presented in the video games. “Video game controversies refers to a wide range of debates on the social effects of video games on players and broader society, as well as debates within the video game industry.” (Wikipedia)
For My Digital Artefact (Controversial Studios Presents), I will be highlighting in scheduled weekly youtube videos about one controversial game and analysing it through frameworks such as post structuralism, Psychoanalysis of characters and textual analysis of the game in general. With this stated, I will be crossing over both my BCM courses, BCM 215 and BCM 241 as both relate and coincide well with each-other due to both involving the media and how they express controversial topics. I will be using Youtube as a source to talk about the research I have found with players and the media outtake on these controversial games.
The majority of my research will be secondary sources on controversy games including academic resources to proper analyse the meaning behind these criticised games and what the thought process behind the outraged characters performing controversial activities in the game. “This criticism of GTA: San Andreas focused on its recapitulation of popular media’s depiction of African-American males as hyper-violent and criminal.” (Benjamin Devane) The scholarly research will expand my analysis by going into further depth about the protagonist actions in the video game and the reaction it gets from the media and users.
From a post structural point of view, I believe my considerate approach for my Youtube analysis videos is to get different point of views from the media and the users of the video games to formally put together a study to illustrate to my audience the cautions and knowledge behind these types of video games. There is also a political economy element through out the concept of controversial video games to be processed, as controversial video games challenges the ethical correct gaming and appropriate context for any young viewers. Games should be for all and to be made ethically.
My digital artefact strives to examine controversial video games in the media and bring an understanding to my audience to why these controversial videos are criticised and also analyse the dangers of exposing these video games to a younger audience. I hope to encourage people to take into consideration before playing violent video games and to also express the ideology behind these games.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/251779536_The_Meaning_of_Race_and_Violence_in_Grand_Theft_AutoSan_Andreas The Meaning of Race and Violence in Grand Theft AutoSan Andreas, Benjamin Devane, Kurt squire, 2008
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_controversies Wikipedia, August 2021