War and Video Games

Saturday 6 May /

Daniel Bonvoisin, trainer and animator at Média Animation ASBL

Games have a passionate relationship with war: from military wargames to role-playing games, from toys to video games, fighting, killing and conquering animate the games and are at the heart of this activity, which is nevertheless dedicated to entertainment and pleasure. This paradox is part of a long history that associates games and the military domain and participates in the normalization of the practice of war in our culture. Using video games as a starting point, the presentation will offer several perspectives on these issues for discussion.

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