Alex Javor said:
Good research. My question, to what end? Researching people so that we can better... please them? Manipulate them? I didn't read into the later research in the article, but the early stuff does not qualify as scientific research. Doesn't mean it doesn't have some value or is useless, but it's far from exhaustive and isn't something you can make reliable predictions from.
poopipe said:I read through pretty quick so not sure if I missed them but links to the papers you cite rather than just the people would be nice.
Where it becomes an issue is when games become 'Skinner Box' products like lootboxes and pre-order bonuses seem to be these days. It's an issue when players, particularly the younger ones, are exploited and addictions are accrued because games are constantly targeting neurobiological pleasures- dopamine, adrenaline, epinephrine- the natural 'highs'