Why Are There So Many World War II Games?

Next Generation have published a great article looking at why there are so nany World War II games published.
clipped from www.next-gen.biz
Image“Throughout history, one of the most incredible tests, is the test of a soldier,” says Gearbox Software CEO Randy Pitchford. “From shield and spear to tanks and battleships, war and soldiering is one of the most interesting human experiences. Thus, it is one of the strongest human fantasies.”
If being a soldier then is what Pitchford calls a “core fantasy” of gamers, what better backdrop for a soldier than World War II?
“World War 2 is the greatest war,” maintains Pitchford. “It’s arguably the most important and certainly the largest scale war the Earth has ever known.” Consequently, a large majority of games involving conflict and soldiering are thereby centered around the Second World War.
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2 Responses to “Why Are There So Many World War II Games?”

  1. Gavin Robinson Says:

    Thanks, I was wondering what else i could blog about this week, and now I have an easy target. 🙂

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