War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict

War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict

Corey Mead

A behind-the-scenes examine how the army makes use of game know-how to coach squaddies, deal with veterans, and appeal to new recruits

How does the U.S. army teach its infantrymen for brand spanking new sorts of armed clash, all in the constraints of decreased protection budgets? more and more, the answer's state of the art online game know-how. Corey Mead indicates us education periods the place squaddies adopt multiplayer “missions” that attempt wrestle abilities, increase unit unity, and train cultural expertise. He immerses himself in 3-D conflict simulations so convincing that they go away his middle racing. And he indicates how the army, which has formed American schooling greater than the other strength during the last century, fuels the adoption of video games as studying tools—and recruitment come-ons. Mead additionally information how the army makes use of video games to organize squaddies for his or her go back to the house entrance and to regard PTSD.

Military-funded researchers have been heavily concerned with the computing advances that led to the discovery of the net. Now, as Mead proves, we're poised at the edge of an analogous explosion in online game expertise. War Play unearths that lots of tomorrow’s instructing instruments, cures, and entertainments are available in today’s military.

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