Last week, I had a chance to play a war game unlike any other I've played. Called Sunset, the game puts you in the shoes of a housekeeper. You clean up after a rich bachelor who seems to be a part of a revolution—and you seem keen on being a part of it, too.
The International Red Cross isn't against allowing players to go against the established laws of armed conflict in their video game battles — it just wants to make sure those violations don't go unpunished.
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…
Is Halo 4's multiplayer different from what you remember? In some respects—new weapons and armor, call-in ordnance drops, map markers that show where special weapons are located (and when they disappear)—yes, it is different.
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.
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.
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…
I haven't played a tabletop game since my near-obsession with Warhammer back in my college days.
There's been much talk lately about the Predator Drone and how using it to take out enemies from a distance is like playing a video game.
Global Thermonuclear War is coming back to the big screen courtesy of the man who brought a battle between two Donkey Kong high score warriors to film. Seth Gordon, director of 2007's The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is re-directing WarGames.
Blackwater Worldwide, the real-life mercenary team linked to the killing of civilians and noncombatants in Iraq during U.S. operations there, will be the subject of a Kinect-supported video game coming to the Xbox 360 later this year.
If I told you a game cast you in the role of a US soldier in Iraq, would you simply assume you'd be spending your time shooting? You probably would. Which is why I like this game.
By "video game movie", I do not mean movies that were adapted from video games. Oh, no.
This fall, one of the biggest war video game franchises will be set in a current war, the conflict in Afghanistan. Why? Not politics, a developer told Kotaku. Not current events.
Just like the Army, the U.S. Air Force uses games to help potential recruits connect with their organization. Just not quite as well.
By the title alone, you knew Six Days in Fallujah, Konami's planned "documentary-style" combat game about Iraq, would create an uproar. Unlike historical or generic conflict, this covers recent and real, about a polarizing war.