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[Article] Digital Trenches: War in computer games as illustrated on World War I

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[Mr Creosote] Over the last month, we dove into games about the First World War. Some were well made, some less entertaining. Wait a minute, entertaining? Can you hear the alarm bells ringing? War as entertainment? We would like to examine this touchy subject in a little more detail, first in general and then come back to the specific occasion.

[Herr M.] War, without a doubt, is one of the most precarious subjects covered by computer games. Thoughtlessly misused on a regular basis as a pure background construct to tie into action scenes of only moderate originality, it seldomly receives the respect it deserves. This is particularly striking with the largest conflicts, i.e. the world wars, which seemingly have a special 'appeal' to game developers and players.


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