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The Military-Entertainment Complex

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PAPERBACK

$26.50 • £21.95 • €24.00

ISBN 9780674724983

Publication Date: 02/19/2018

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272 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

71 color illustrations, 6 halftones, 2 line illustrations

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  • Preface: Comic by Jackie Winston
  • Induction: The Military–Entertainment Complex and the Contemporary War Imaginary
  • 1. From Battlezone to America’s Army: The Defense Department and the Game Industry
  • 2. Creating Repeat Consumers: Epic Realism and the Birth of the Wargame Franchise
    • Windows
      • 2.1. The Ludic Affordances of Special Forces
      • 2.2. Franchise Game Business Models
      • 2.3. The RMA in Contemporary Wargaming
  • 3. Coming to a Screen Near You: The RMA and Affective Entertainment
  • 4. Press X to Hack: Cyberwar and Videogames
    • Windows
      • 4.1. The Narrative Affordances of Hackers and Cyberwarfare
  • Discharge: Counter-Wargaming in Spec Ops: The Line
  • Endnotes
  • Linkography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Credits

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