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Military-Themed Video Games - Good for Tech, Bad for Society??

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Ever wonder where these military-themed video games come from? How are game programmers and software designers able to make war scenarios and military equipment so life-like?

Much has been made about potential adverse physiological impacts of both violent video games, especially at a young age.  To be sure, video games have had a tremendous positive impact on real-time data processing, sound & video graphics as well as in other consumer technology areas. As always, these benefits must be balanced against their social considerations. 

That's what this episode is all about.

Do you have a position on whether video game violence contributes to violence in real live, such as gun shootings, domestic abuse and violent crimes?  Video game makers take their share of heat on this front, but military themed games remain among the most popular video games franchises. We’ll talk about the true source of this violence – and it’s one that may surprise you.

We'll be joined by Gamer and Friend of the Show, Lee Gaddies.  

Tune in & Share your thoughts on this topic. Listeners are invited to send in their comments and questions in advance of the show by email, on our Facebook page, our show blog, and to call-in Live on Air at 646-652-4385.

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