Jan Švelch (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic) discusses how player surveillance and the gathering of player data have become a norm in the gaming industry and how developers and publishers have entered into a seemingly reciprocal relationship with players, who receive limited access to this data through infographics and "fun fact" metrics that are disseminated among players and in the gaming press.

Video version: https://youtu.be/azt34I65v5U

Spotify version: https://open.spotify.com/show/6qdPrf6CCNjQ9nqNj5SUh9

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Link to study: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/14614448221097889

Prague Game Production Studies Group: https://gameproductionstudies.fsv.cuni.cz/

Links to infographics:

https://gallery.neoseeker.com/Shadow+of+Death/photostream/2745099782

https://www.reddit.com/r/HuntShowdown/comments/fc95ab

/hunt_second_anniversary_infographics_compiled/ https://www.pcgamer.com/mass-effect-3-infographic/

https://geekoutpost.com/cyberpunk-2077-stat-memes-flood-the-community-af...

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