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Ben Sullivan

Ben Sullivan

Burnaby, CA
I'm a soon-to-be-father and Producer in the video games industry in Vancouver, British Columbia. I'm an Android-faithful techie who's always looking for cool new ways to learn new things and teach new things.

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Father & Video Game Producer
www.sulli.ca

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  • Questions 1
  • Answers 12
  • Followers 3
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  • Votes given 3
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12Mar

What can teens learn from playing roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons?

12Mar
how can i instill the value of money and savings?

This may seem obvious coming from a game developer, but playing RPGs like Final Fantasy growing up was very important in my learning the value of ...

12Mar
When's the right age to start playing World of Warcraft?

I would add to this that any online game that allows cleartext social interaction between players should be approached with caution for kids. ...

12Mar

The easy answer is "No". WoW has language, content, themes and unrated User Generated Content that isn't suitable for younger players (note that ESRB ...

12Mar
Are teenage girls more vulnerable than boys online?

I think this very much depends on what kind of risk you're referring to. In terms of emotional abuse, I think studies are clear that girls ...

12Mar
Would you rather pay for your kids' apps or have them free but ad-supported?

I'd much rather pay for apps (or use free apps with optional in-app purchases). I don't like the idea of such ubiquitous advertising in my kids' ...

12Mar
Is it irresponsible to allow children to play games that are rated older than they are?

While I hesitate to make claims about what constitutes irresponsibility, as a games producer I strongly support having a ratings board like the ESRB ...

03Mar
What are some great youtube channels for teenagers?

Hank and Jon Greene (better known as the "vlogbrothers") do an excellent set of educational videos on the Crash Course channel - ...

02Mar
In-app purchases: whose responsibility?

Could you elaborate on why you consider the in-app purchases unethical? Would you prefer an up-front cost for the app instead?

02Mar
In-app purchases: whose responsibility?

I could be wrong, but I think early versions of iOS didn't have the features you mentioned, hence the lawsuit.

02Mar
Should gaming be a family activity?

For what it's worth, this trend is quickly changing in the United States. The latest ESA report shows huge improvements in parental knowledge of what ...

02Mar

Of course gaming should be a family activity! What's the alternative? That we demonstrate our absolute contempt for a child's activity, while ...

02Mar
What effect will Iceland's ban on porn have?

While I generally applaud the effort to limit the ubiquity of porn, this is a technical nightmare that is nearly impossible to implement.

02Mar
How do you deal with teachers giving the wrong advice to your kids?

While the "file is smaller" is of course incorrect, I suspect the real reason is that Word's drawing tools, while crude, are simple for everyone to ...

02Mar
Should schools make having an email address for parents mandatory so that newsletters and information can be sent by email?

I think it should be the default method and exceptions made for parents who, for whatever crazy reason, don't have an e-mail address. However I don't ...

02Mar
In-app purchases: whose responsibility?

The issue with the Apple lawsuit was due to games that were advertised as "Free" not adequately explaining that they contained in-app purchases. I ...

02Mar
Would you bribe your teen to stay off Facebook?

Nah, there are plenty of tools for restricting Facebook access in your home. Many routers even have tools for blocking websites on a schedule. Of ...

02Mar
Is it inappropriate for over-13s to be friends with their teachers on Facebook?

Yes, it is inappropriate. Children under 13 can't have a Facebook account at all under Facebook's terms of service. But since it's a given they'll ...

Q: how can i instill the value of money and savings?

A: This may seem obvious coming from a game developer, but playing RPGs like Final Fantasy growing up was very important in my learning the value of ...

4 years ago

Q: Are teenage girls more vulnerable than boys online?

A: I think this very much depends on what kind of risk you're referring to. In terms of emotional abuse, I think studies are clear that girls ...

4 years ago

Q: Would you rather pay for your kids' apps or have them free but ad-supported?

A: I'd much rather pay for apps (or use free apps with optional in-app purchases). I don't like the idea of such ubiquitous advertising in my kids' ...

4 years ago

Q: Is it irresponsible to allow children to play games that are rated older than they are?

A: While I hesitate to make claims about what constitutes irresponsibility, as a games producer I strongly support having a ratings board like the ESRB ...

4 years ago

Q: What are some great youtube channels for teenagers?

A: Hank and Jon Greene (better known as the "vlogbrothers") do an excellent set of educational videos on the Crash Course channel - ...

4 years ago

Q: What effect will Iceland's ban on porn have?

A: While I generally applaud the effort to limit the ubiquity of porn, this is a technical nightmare that is nearly impossible to implement.

4 years ago

Q: How do you deal with teachers giving the wrong advice to your kids?

A: While the "file is smaller" is of course incorrect, I suspect the real reason is that Word's drawing tools, while crude, are simple for everyone to ...

4 years ago

Q: Should schools make having an email address for parents mandatory so that newsletters and information can be sent by email?

A: I think it should be the default method and exceptions made for parents who, for whatever crazy reason, don't have an e-mail address. However I don't ...

4 years ago

Q: In-app purchases: whose responsibility?

A: The issue with the Apple lawsuit was due to games that were advertised as "Free" not adequately explaining that they contained in-app purchases. I ...

4 years ago

Q: Would you bribe your teen to stay off Facebook?

A: Nah, there are plenty of tools for restricting Facebook access in your home. Many routers even have tools for blocking websites on a schedule. Of ...

4 years ago

Q: Is it inappropriate for over-13s to be friends with their teachers on Facebook?

A: Yes, it is inappropriate. Children under 13 can't have a Facebook account at all under Facebook's terms of service. But since it's a given they'll ...

4 years ago

Q: Do teachers at your schools show new blockbuster films to their class?

A: I could care less about the piracy angle (it's no more illegal than photocopying the trumpet section's sheet music in band class which we always ...

4 years ago

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