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The international humanitarian organization, The Red Cross, is asking game developers to follow international laws of war when developing war-themed video games. The Red Cross believes that “as virtual war games are becoming close to reality, the rules of war should be included,” they told the BBC on Saturday. They even have a big-name developer of war games backing up this demand: Bohemia Interactive, the developers of the ARMA series.
If you haven’t brushed up on your military law, here are some of the basics on the laws of war (according to that demigod of high school essays, Wikipedia), and a few examples of games that violate them: Continue reading “Should First-Person Shooters Follow the Geneva Conventions?” »
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.DECIMAL is poised to enter the MOBA space in a unique way. It will leave behind the swords and magic and bring along Spider tanks, Rail guns and Bio/Cybernetically enhanced infantry instead. Well, there’s still swords–but more like “electron-energized power swords that release “a horde of flesh-eating nanites with every swing,” more on that below. Expect to see “walking tanks, barrage-style missile strikes, EMP bursts, hyper-kinetic sniper rifles, machine guns, mechanical scout dogs, and more.”
The game is described as an ARTS/MOBA, whose key features lay within its sci-fi setting and deep “hero-centric squad combat, in which your abilities are “personified” by the squadmates around you; and real-time tactical deployments, which allow you to make changes to your squad and call in support in the heat of battle,” founding Member of Orb Interactive and creative director on .Decimal Phillip Morales tells us.