Steven BrasleycloseAuthor: Steven Brasley
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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?” »