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The Art of War in the Digital Age of Representation

An essay for New Media Theories which discusses some ideas considering the War Video game and its specific attributes along theories of militarization, ludification of culture and the megaspactacle.

Empire forces in contemporary videogames, hyperbole or justified concern?

In a discussion between the Paris-based culture theorist Paul Virilio and Jérôme Sans titled ‘The game of love and chance’, Virilio questions what kind of form virtuality has currently taken on nowadays: The imminent home installation of domestic simulators...


In the movie War Games (1983) Matthew Broderick wanted to hack a new computer game, in the process he accidently hacked the actual American defensive system. He engaged in global thermonuclear war in the process. While he’s playing a game the...