Video game transactions are a highly unusual, perhaps unique, business model. Our guest Elie Cohen essentially calls it an exploitative scheme where “the house never loses”. It’s not that they’re always bad, but they easily can be exploitative, wrong, or simply “uncool”. What can or does make a microtransaction exploitative and what can be done about it?
Our guest, Ellie Cohen, is a PhD candidate at Princeton University and an Assistant Professor in the Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program and Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah.
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