Foreign Policy

Can Your Playstation Stop A War?

Video games are being used for everything from helping find cures for HIV to losing weight. It's time to start using them to make peace.

Whether it is Hezbollah creating games to allow players to digitally participate in the 2006 war with Israel, Islamic State supporters modifying Grand Theft Auto, or even the U.S. military recruiting youth with America’s Army, games are already being employed to allow their audience to participate in a conflict. And if they can be harnessed to serve war, games should and must be used to power peace.

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