Games in Military Training

Military games represent well-developed and extensively used applications of educational technology. They combine advances in pedagogical design with computer game and affiliated technologies, including simulation, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and voice recognition. Roger Smith writes that the term game refers to an activity pursued for entertainment involving strategy and competition between multiple players; military games are called games because they incorporate the strategies and competition of the entertainment game genre at their foundation even though enjoyment is not their central purpose.

Military games have utility because they make it possible to visualize and think clearly about military operations. There has been a long history of gaming in the military as far back as the Stone Age. However, in recent years there has been a huge spurt ...

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