If you’ve been wondering why the productivity of Dr. Tar has been a bit spotty lately, it’s because about two weeks ago I started playing Guns Up!
Published by Sony, its a free-to-play shoot’em up where you build your own base, create and develop an army, then attack other players or defend yourself from those bastards. While working your way up the levels and unlocking “perks,” “special units” and expansions, you can try to not pay a dime and grind it out to the best stuff or you can plunk down some money and purchase those goodies that make the game so much more enjoyable.
Everyone’s favorite Libertarian Canadian, Stefan Molyneux, discussed the ethicacy of creating such video games today with someone who works in the industry. While admitting these games are designed to maximize a player’s dopamine levels and appeal to addictive personalities (I can quit any time. I just want to make it through level 31 first), the two Libertarians believe that for a responsible adult, it’s not the creator’s fault if you can’t control yourself. Watch