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Warco is a first-person-shooter where the only thing you shoot with is a video camera.

Discussion:  Recently, a video game where the main charachter is armed with a video camera instead of a gun, has been used to help train in-the-field reporters.  The object of the video game, Warco, is to avoid shooters and combat while still creating news broadcasts.  The game aims to put the user in situations that they may not otherwise be able to train for, or visualize, without the use of a video game platform.

Source:  BBC News

Date:  October 4, 2011

Link:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15114471 

Discussion Questions:

  • What are some other professions that could potentially benefit from training with a video game?
  • What are some situations where training with a video game may not benefit, or can even hinder, the user?