Video Games & The Military Entertainment Complex

Why would the military industrial complex invest time and money into video games? In this episode Spiro is joined by Newsbud Writer Erik Moshe and Associate Professor Dr. Nick Robinson of the University of Leeds in the UK to examine the military’s close relationship and influence on the video game industry. Are violent video games harmful to your children? Is the Military using video games as a conditioning, or recruitment tool? Find out in this edition of Newsbud’s Spiro Reports

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  1. victor friese says:

    I haven’t watched this yet, but one thing you need to look into if you haven’t is the use of these video games in developing battle field tactics and in designing weapons. These games can be used as virtual labratories where statistics can be generated on what tactics, weapons, personality types, motivations… on and on down the line, generate the “best” result. Want to test a theoretical weapon design? Just offer a new weapon as DLC and see how it does. The more detailed the mechanics and physics of the game, the more useful the results.

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