Extra Life: Themes of Overpopulation in Video Games

I’m not talking about overpopulated servers in on-line games, I’m talking about a controversial theme even in fictional stories: humans overpopulating the Earth.  Population control is generally left as the goal of utterly immoral villains, and conquering alien races.  Still even when voiced by evil-doers, the concept of population control is rare in games, and virtually non-existent as the goal of a protagonist.  The debate about overpopulation is the value of human life: Quality of life versus quantity of life…  Read this entire feature at www.PlayerAffinity.com

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Playwright/ Video Game Journalist/ Theatre Critic/ Actor New York City · charlesbattersby.com
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