What Does A Marine Think Of Spec Ops: The Line's Criticism of War?

It's coming up on the end of the year, which means it's time to start looking back. And amid the Kickstarter campaigns and DRM-debates that kept 2012 so interesting, one game keeps coming back up: The brutal Spec Ops: The Line. It was a clever game that despite its hum-drum 3rd person shooter trappings was also a… » 12/03/12 2:00pm 12/03/12 2:00pm

This Graphic Novel Shows The Horrific Costs of Modern Warfare

Shooters » 5/15/12 3:30pm 5/15/12 3:30pm protagonist Terry Glass isn't that different from the kind of character you'd play in a , or game. He's a fictional American soldier fighting in the geopolitical hotspots where America's armed forces face off against disparate, tough-to-pin-down threats. Young, handsome and affable, Glass fights for all the…

Even Our Best Video Games Can't Predict What Kim Jong-Un Would Do To…

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. » 4/30/12 7:00pm 4/30/12 7:00pm

The U.S. Army Pulls the Trigger on Realistic Video Game Controllers

It's not news that you can get a plastic gun to play a video game where you get to shoot other human beings. It is news that you can get gun controllers that exist with the blessing of the U.S. Army. » 1/12/12 6:00pm 1/12/12 6:00pm

The UK’s Ministry of Defense Wants Simulators As Good as Battlefield 3

It's no secret that today's soldiers train on all manner of video game-style simulators. In the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense, British servicemen use Virtual Battlepace 2 as part of their regimen. VBS2 is a product of Bohemia Interactive, who also made the first Operation Flashpoint game and now produce the… » 12/29/11 2:00pm 12/29/11 2:00pm

The 10 goofiest computer hacking scenes in cinema history


Computer hacking isn't really a spectator sport, so movies will embellish hacking scenes with funky visuals, inane jargon, and supercomputers that run on magic and prayer. Here are 10 of the most awesomely groanworthy hacking scenes. » 9/20/10 10:18pm 9/20/10 10:18pm

UK Soldiers to Train on Game That Stinks ... Literally

Well, militaries across the world may soon have a new war game to their arsenal, and it could have a trickle down effect to retail games — British researchers have come up with a game system that incorporates a 'smell box,' in an attempt to see if they can make training stick better. In what sounds like an unpleasant… » 11/09/08 12:30pm 11/09/08 12:30pm