Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Video Games and Marketing

Marketing is a very interesting subject, especially when psychology gets involved. I can't help but be intrigued by how much the subject focuses on controlling other people's ideas, desires, and thoughts.

I recently wrote an article for Five Minutes to Midnight where I discuss video games and politics. In this case, I don't mean how many politicians are trying to ban violent video games but rather, how the US military, World Food Programme, and other institutions are using video games to market themselves. By creating high quality video games and letting people play them for free, not only do these institutions get a place in people's homes, they begin to influence their thoughts as well.

Oh well... Back to basic training in America's Army.


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