Government Propaganda and Gaming

Propaganda is commonplace in any war but it would be nice to think that we wouldn’t fall for believing the enemy is dropping poisoned sweets by fly over to poison our children any more. The fact is, we wouldn’t, as with everything propaganda has to move with the times to stay effective.

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Recently, Reuters posted an interesting podcast where they talked with George Weidman about games being used as propaganda. Taking a look at games which the FBI and PETA have created in order to get their message across about extremism and animal cruelty. They also make some interesting points about a game with a very strong message, IS Defense, which puts the player in the position of defending Europe from Islamic State armies.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

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