When Games Matter: Why I Passed on Modern Warfare 3

When Games Matter is a weekly exploration by Drew Dixon of meaningful moments in games. Operating under the assumption that games do in fact matter, Drew seeks to highlight those moments that have much to say to say about who we are and the world we live in.Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, claims that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the most financially successful launch of a media product ever--outpacing both books and movies. While I am not sure the comparison to other mediums is … [Read more...]

When Games Matter: Civilians in War Games

When Games Matter is a weekly exploration by Drew Dixon of meaningful moments in games. Operating under the assumption that games do in fact matter, Drew seeks to highlight those moments that have much to say about who we are and the world we live in.In the next two months, two of the videogame industry's biggest players will release new war games--Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. In light of these games, Michael Thomson has written an excellent article for Slate exploring the … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X