The largest war in EVE Online history is brewing, and you don’t need to understand what’s going on to appreciate the gorgeous spectacle.
With Fallout 4 due out in November, gamers are once again set to descend upon the nuclear wasteland. Although this time we also get to (briefly) experience life before the apocalypse as well as 200 years afterwards, when the main character emerges from the safety of a Vault into a world changed beyond recognition.
Today, China marked the end of World War II with a massive military parade. But prior to the event, Chinese gaming and tech giant Tencent released a five minute CG clip showing off the country’s military might.
On June 18, 1815, one of the most important battles of the modern era took place outside the sleepy Belgian village of Waterloo. Over the weekend, for the battle’s 200th anniversary, 5000 members of various military reenactment groups from all over the world converged on the original battlefield to pay tribute.
"Autumnvale. Serving in Afghanistan, so I created this world so I finally have something pretty to look at."
Like the action movies of the 1980s, mainstream video games view war through a pretty rose-tinted lens. Even when big budget military shooters make an effort with the narrative, war is regularly presented in games as a singular event: 'a war' rather than 'war'; something that parachutes you in for the opening chapter,…
Probably best not to jump too much higher. Just in case.
Pacific Rim is doing very well in China, despite some tiny subtitle problems, proving again that the Chinese love giant robots. However, even with all the popularity, the Chinese military isn't very happy, claiming that the movie is nothing more than propaganda to spread "American values and ideas".
AlloySevenVideo—Bryant Chambers, a former platoon leader in Iraq back in 2003—never got formally diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. But that doesn't mean war can't haunt him in some ways. That's where games come in, as he talks about in this video.
Today on televison, somebody said something reasonable about violent video games.
"Every soldier needed an escape."
To help spin the good spin in its current stoush with Hamas, the Israeli Defence Force has launched a program called IDF Ranks. Which is, essentially, a game about being a mouthpiece for the Israeli Defence Force.
The Eighth Route Army Culture Park in Wuxiang county, China, allows visitors to dress up at Chinese or Japanese troops. And then shoot each other with phony guns.
You might say it's more of a roller coaster of... personalities? Identity confusion? Episodes of schizophrenia?
I've always gotten the sense that a lot of men and women in the United States Armed Forces enjoy a good game of Call of Duty—the fast-paced first-person shooter is a good way to blow off steam.
Europeans can now play Ico and other games on the Vita via Remote Play. The PS3 update should be coming soon to the U.S.
First off you should know that everything you see in an EvE gameplay video looks roughly 9000x cooler than it does in real life.
Last week, I took my family to the Australian War Memorial. If you've never been (chances are you haven't!), it's a lavish, cutting-edge facility which aims to both catalogue Australia's military history and teach present (and coming) generations about the deeds of their forebears.
This is kind of amazing: one gamer, over on Reddit, has been playing the same save game of Civilization II off and on for the last decade. That, itself, is not the amazing part.
It is curious that there are far more games on a Soviet invasion of West Germany that never happened than a Communist assault on South Korea that actually did. It is even more curious that there haven't been more games on a Second Korean War, given how volatile the region is.