Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Objector: Home of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors

I thought that it'd be good to have a link on this blog for this organisation...
The Objector: Home of the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors
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Thursday, December 01, 2005

AA, gameplay data and the issue of recruitment

A useful supplement to the Guardian article previously posted on computer gaming and recruitmen:
Play Journal: Want to Know More? AA, gameplay data and the issue of recruitment
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Toy soldiers

The peace movements ought to be aware of this and we ought to be looking at how to counter it. It's quite clearly desensitasation and is likely to promote mindsets that think first in terms of violent responses. We need simulation games of good quality that reward peacemaking responses. Do we have the people to do it?

The whole purpose of America's Army, a first-person-shooter simulation of army training and combat whose development began in 1999 and which was launched in 2002 (on July 4, Independence Day, of course), is to recruit more soldiers.
"Players can download it free from the internet, and use it to try the role of soldier, virtually, and see if it's something they want to do in real life,"

military, violence, gaming, IT