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Americas Army game developers at a Fort Benning, GA firing range.  Source:

America's Army game developers at a Fort Benning, GA firing range. Source:

It’s hard, sometimes, to separate reality from fantasy, especially in wartime.

On this edition, we look at video games, movies, and war, and how the lines between each aren’t always so clear.


Mike Zyda, professor, University of Southern California’s GamePipe Laboratory; Lieutenant Colonel George Juntiff (Ret.), Breakaway Games; Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name; audio clips from Invasion USA, On The Beach, Dr. Strangelove, Failsafe, The Day After, Threads, War Games, Terminator, Rise of the Machines and more.

This week’s host: Justin Beck. Contributing producer: Eric Klein.

For more information:

America’s Army

GamePipe Laboratory
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Information Sciences Institute – Marina del Rey, CA

BreakAway, Ltd. – Hunt Valley, MD

Not In Our Name – New York, NY

Author: Radio Project

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