Dota 2 Hand o Midas Patch
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Article
Category
Capitalism
Gaming

When the game plays you: DotaPlus and surveillance capitalism

What makes DotaPlus interesting isn’t that it represents a new stage in the ongoing platformisation of videogames, but rather – I would suggest – that it reflects an economic and infrastructural model reliant on the quasi-autonomous capture, sorting, and presenting of user data. This model has transformative implications for the players’ experience of gaming.

2018 Student protestors outside Raymond Priestly building
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Article
Category
Sexual assault
The university

It’s in the interest of our universities to make sexual misconduct data public

University students have a right to know the scale of sexual misconduct as an issue on their campus that pertains to their mental and physical wellbeing. Prospective students, as well as current ones, should be able to fully and easily inform themselves of the track record of the institutions where they will spend a significant portion of their time studying, and in some cases working or living.