Social Forces Behind MMO FPS Gaming and Webzen’s Arctic Combat

Posted by | June 25, 2012

It’s been an interesting ride with online multiplayer games, especially the first-person-shooter genre. The market is currently dominated by shooters from consoles such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Battlefield (both of them into their “3.”) Now we’re starting to see games from free-to-play MMO venues—a primarily-PC oriented venture—beginning to take their notes from these games almost directly taking note from their mechanics.

It’s also a good time for some discussion of the social and cultural implications of warfare and games and the first-person-shooter game as a wargame. Be sure to click along to the article and enlighten yourself.

Link, via MMO Anthropology.


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