The 2014 VANIER COLLEGE HUMANITES SYMPOSIUM Feb. 3rd – Feb. 7th
LIES AND OTHER MISDIRECTIONS
Cheating and Social Network Games: Cheating 2.0?
by MIA CONSALVO (Concordia University, Communications)
Almost everyone cheats in videogames at some point. That’s what early research about cheating in games has told us. But how do
things change when we consider games that are played via Facebook and other social network platforms, compared to Xbox 360 or
Playstation 3 games? Do players’ views about cheating and their specific cheating practices change as a result of a shift between
gaming platforms? This talk looks at players and how their views about cheating change (or not) when games move to social
networks, and also how social network platforms themselves shape the possibilities for cheating or not in regular gameplay.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 5th
WHERE: Vanier Auditorium A103, Montreal