Post Tagged with: "Video Games"

Review – 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

Review – 1979 Revolution: Black Friday

By departing from cliché this game takes its subject and audience seriously, and delivers engaging edutainment about a key event that has shaped the Middle East.

Review – This War of Mine

Review – This War of Mine

By putting the civilians’ experience at the forefront, TWoM addresses the side of war that is often overlooked in many forms of popular culture as well as IR discourse.

Military Videogames, Geopolitics and Methods

Military Videogames, Geopolitics and Methods

A player-based approach unveils actual experiences of videogames offering a creative and grounded approach to a fuller understanding of pop culture in world politics.

Videogames and IR: Playing at Method

Videogames and IR: Playing at Method

Methodologically, a constructive encounter with videogames relies on reflection on narrative, visual and aural elements, and gameplay.

War in Video Games – Between Reality and Entertainment

War in Video Games – Between Reality and Entertainment

Entertainment is not, and should not need to be, education. It is the responsibility of any society to ensure that its members are capable of separating the two.

Pixels and People: Videogames, Warfare, and the Missing Everyday

Pixels and People: Videogames, Warfare, and the Missing Everyday

When considering the depiction of conflict and warfare in videogames, it is important to acknowledge not only what they are depicting but what they are ignoring.

IR and the Future Wars of First-Person Military Shooters

IR and the Future Wars of First-Person Military Shooters

In the third generation of military shooters, IR concerns manifest as future war and the insecurity charted by IR collapses into open confrontation.

Violent Virtual Games and the Consequences for Real War

Violent Virtual Games and the Consequences for Real War

The U.S. Army is using virtual violent video games to recruit and train soldiers for real war. This should trouble scholars across disciplines.

Video Games and the Simulation of International Conflict

Video Games and the Simulation of International Conflict

As with other media, games are open to multiple interpretations and can be politically significant in different ways depending on which interpretations they can sustain.

Drones and Video Games

Drones and Video Games

The idea that piloting drones is as mindless as video games is popular. But it misses its target by misunderstanding video games and what enables killing from a distance.

Game-based Learning and Intelligence Analysis: Current Trends and Future Prospects

Game-based Learning and Intelligence Analysis: Current Trends and Future Prospects

Games have always taught many skills required of an intelligence analyst. What has changed is the advent of video games and their ability to command the attention of the people playing them.

How Civilization Became a Course

How Civilization Became a Course

At the start of the course, I warn students that I am not responsible if they end up addicted to the game Civilization. One more turn is always necessary before shutting down for the day.

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