Video Games, Military, Entertainment, Gaming, Mental Health, Militarization
The militarization of video games is a topic that has not previously received a lot of attention despite being a controversial and important topic to discuss as it pertains to the future of society’s youth, advancement of military technology, and the military’s economic relationships. Previous research on the topic had not explored the relationship between the military and the video game industry in depth. In using studies from different areas, such as the impact that video games have on individuals, the use of technology in the military, and economic relationships that the military has, this paper seeks to explore the relationship between the gaming industry and the military. While there is not a lot of concrete evidence to claim that the military is directly benefitting from young people playing video games, there certainly appears to be a link. In researching this topic, it is obvious that the relationship between the military and the video game industry is only going to grow closer and stronger.
Master of Arts
Major Research Paper