On the Environment-Destructive Probabilistic Trends: A Perceptual and Behavioral Study on Video Game Players

6 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2020

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Quan Hoang Vuong

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management; Phenikaa University

Manh-Toan Ho

Vuong & Associates; Phenikaa University, Center for Interdisciplinary Social Research, Students; Thanh Tay University

Minh-Hoang Nguyen

Centre for Interdisciplinary Social Research, Phenikaa University ; Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Pham Thang Hang

Hanoi University - Faculty of Management and Tourism

Hoang-Anh Ho

Phenikaa University

Thu-Trang Vuong

Vuong & Associates; Sciences Po, Students

Viet-Phuong La

Vuong & Associates

Date Written: June 17, 2020

Abstract

Currently, gaming is the world’s favorite form of entertainment. Various studies have shown how games impact players' perceptions and behaviors, prompting opportunities for purposes beyond entertainment. This study uses Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) — a real-time life-simulation game — as a unique case study of how video games can affect humans' environmental perceptions. A dataset of 584 observations from a survey of ACNH players and the Hamiltonian MCMC technique has enabled us to explore the relationship between in-game behaviors and perceptions. The findings indicate a probabilistic trend towards exploiting the in-game environment despite players' perceptions, suggesting that the simplification of commercial game design may overlook opportunities to engage players in pro-environmental activities.

Keywords: game, environment, game players behaviors, environmental perception

Suggested Citation

Vuong, Quan Hoang and Ho, Manh-Toan and Nguyen, Minh-Hoang and Thanh Hang, Pham and Ho, Hoang-Anh and Vuong, Thu-Trang and La, Viet-Phuong, On the Environment-Destructive Probabilistic Trends: A Perceptual and Behavioral Study on Video Game Players (June 17, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3629056 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3629056

Quan Hoang Vuong

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Minh-Hoang Nguyen

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Pham Thanh Hang

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