WASD – War Ain’t So Delightful

[BTW] : Ben Trube, Writer

Apologies for the use of the word “ain’t” in the title. For those of you for whom this is a deal-breaker, I understand.

The American Red Cross is working with video game designers to incorporate the Geneva conventions into their games. In the latest Call of Duty if you go to third floor of the bombed out hospital you’ll find a copy in the administrator’s locked desk, though you’ll need a grenade to open it, which unfortunately destroys both desk and the conventions.

Just kidding 🙂

But the first part’s very real. For right now the actions are very simple, if you start shooting at civilians, your own men might start shooting at you, or you might lose credit for a mission if you torture a prisoner, etc.

This got me to thinking less about video game violence, which is a topic discussed ad nauseam, and more about video game…

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