Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games

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Joystick Soldiers is the first anthology to examine the reciprocal relationship between militarism and video games. War has been an integral theme of the games industry since the invention of the first video game, Spacewar! in 1962.While war video games began as entertainment, military organizations soon saw their potential as combat simulation and recruitment tools. A profitable and popular relationship was established between the video game industry and the military, and continues today with video game franchises like ...

Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games 2009, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415996600

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Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games 2009, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415996594

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