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- Video games – 300 words
- Discussion 6- 300 words
– NO PLAGIARISM
In February 2015, the Federal Communications Commission approved new Net Neutrality or Open Internet rules that prevented internet service providers from restricting access to certain sites or creating fast and slow lanes for web content while also guaranteeing free and open access to the internet. However, things have changed again under the Trump administration, which repealed Net Neutrality in 2017. The repeal officially went into effect over the summer, meaning that Net Neutrality is no longer in effect. The move has been a controversial one, resulting in protests and opposition from some of the biggest tech companies in the world.
In one corner are those who want to make sure all websites are equally accessible and also enjoy equal treatment in terms of speed and availability. In the other corner are internet service providers such as Verizon (which initiated a 2016 Net Neutrality challenge), who could charge certain providers like Netflix more for special “fast lanes” of content distribution, as well as those who are opposed to the regulations and consumer protections that are afforded public utilities.
Read the following articles and watch the videos to see what people are saying about this landmark case. Make sure you watch/read all of them because they each present different ideas and information, though there will be some overlap. This can be a confusing concept. Email me after you’ve read and watched all of the content below if you are still having difficulty understanding it.
Read: FCC repeals Net Neutrality rules (2017)
Read: States pursue their own Net Neutrality rules
Video: How the End of Net Neutrality Could Change the Internet
Read/Reference: Wired Guide to Net Neutrality
Now answer the following questions in a discussion post of at least 300 words.
- Which side of the Net Neutrality debate do you fall on? State your argument for why Net Neutrality rules should be in place or not. MAKE SURE TO READ ALL ARTICLES AND WATCH THE VIDEO BECAUSE THEY PRESENT A VARIETY OF INFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC. You must use examples from the videos/articles to back up your point.
- Do you access Internet sites that use large chunks of bandwidth, such as Netflix or Hulu? Keeping this in mind, how might this decision affect you and other consumers of these streaming media content providers?
In 2011 the U.S. Supreme Court gave First Amendment protection to video games. But is there such a thing as going too far in the virtual world? Read the following articles about “Grand Theft Auto V”, which made more than $800 million on its release date alone back in 2013, and “Active Shooter,” which sparked outrage by allowing gamers to act out a school shooting in 2018. Then respond to some of the criticism that has been aimed at the games’ content. Address the questions below, citing specific details in the articles and information about the game’s content.
IMPORTANT: It is perfectly fine to defend the video game content, but you must cite evidence to back up your claims. Please do not use the argument that similar content is seen in other types of media such as films and music. In this class, we are looking at each type of media individually and then looking at the overall effects of media on individuals and cultures.
Active Shooter backlash:
Please address the following topics, citing specific examples from the games and articles posted:
- How do you feel about the sexual, violent, and aggressive content mentioned in the GTA article? What about the language, which has racist and sexist undertones? Where do you draw the line in terms of what is “appropriate” content in video games? Be sure to cite specific examples from the article.
- What type of messages do you think are encoded in this game? How do you think those messages are decoded by those who play it?
- How do you feel about Steam’s decision to pull the “Active Shooter” game?
See more here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/06/13/russian-developer-defends-controversial-active-shooter-video-game.html
- Most agree that listening to a particular type of music can change a listener’s mood. Do you think extensive playing of games like these can also influence a person’s behavior, language, aggression, etc.? Why or why not?
- Is the current video game rating system strong enough to ensure that games like GTA V are only played by “mature” audiences? Should anything else be done in terms of regulating video game content or who can purchase/play certain games?
Your response should be at least 300 words