Virtual Combat

Wired has an interesting little write up called The Games People Slay about the games that gamers are currently playing that bear some similarities to what is going on in the war these days. One of the games they mention is Desert Conflict, a mod for Battlefield 1942. I have been playing BF since I picked up a new video card a few weeks ago and can say it’s a blast. I’ve also tried out the DC mod and it rocks as well. I just don’t care for the fact that people think that the BF game and the DC mod are trying to cash in on the recent war coverage. Games and mods take a very long time to get up and going. I could see the inspiration for the DC mod maybe being Desert Storm, but not the current conflict. It’s one thing to try to cash in on something like this, but these games were already on their way to being made when this broke out. Most gamers know that, but the media is a little quicker to judge. Wired didn’t jump on the media bandwagon, but I know that others tend to do so.

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