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From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games

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Part of an industry that now earns more yearly than the Hollywood box office, video games have entered the forefront of the militarization of popular culture. How did this once-innocent pastime become a key player in America’s entry into global warfare? And is this blurring of reality changing the way we think about war? Stretching from 3000 BC to today, this book investig ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published May 31st 2006 by Thunder's Mouth Press (first published 2006)
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Sheehan
Aug 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Very straightforward easy to read exploration of the relationship between the practice war making and the advent of video games as a natural outgrowth of a long history of simulation and strategy gaming.

The best parts of the book are the early chapters which tie thousands of years of non-video games to the tradition of play which eventually led to a government funded effort to use computers for more dynamic war-making. Now, I may not advocate all the work personally, but it is clear so much of t
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James
Feb 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Parents, gamers, game designers, and anyone interested in culture, warfare and the military.
A very good survey of the intersection of video games, military training, and the American culture's treatment of warfare. The author also looks at differing views in other cultures, especially in the Moslem world, and at ways that some game designers are trying to use the medium to teach children and adolescents that there are better solutions than war to many problems. I would have given this five stars, except that the author neglected to look into the psychological consequences of people lea ...more
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