video games http://kut.org en Texas, Video Games and the Military-Entertainment Complex http://kut.org/post/texas-video-games-and-military-entertainment-complex <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dwight Eisenhower </span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y06NSBBRtY" style="line-height: 1.5;">famously warned</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the military-industrial complex and it’s influence. Here, some 52 years later, the nation has a new, powerful influencer: what author Corey Mead calls the “military-entertainment complex”.</span></p><p>The phrase draws from WWII propaganda films, but presently “refers to the link between the military and video game industry,” Mead says. He's the author of <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17415011-war-play">"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17415011-war-play">War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict."</a> Listen to his interview with KUT's&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David Brown below:</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/121070920" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:38:45 +0000 David Brown 9231 at http://kut.org Texas, Video Games and the Military-Entertainment Complex Gaming Company Launches First North American Studio in Austin http://kut.org/post/gaming-company-launches-first-north-american-studio-austin <p style="margin-left:7.5pt;">Austin may be reaffirming its place at the center of the gaming industry.</p><p style="margin-left:7.5pt;">A company based in Germany has announced <a href="http://www.crytek.com/news/crytek-arrives-in-america-with-new-studio-in-austin-texas" target="_blank">its first studio in North America will be in Austin</a>.</p><p style="margin-left:7.5pt;">Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is an interactive entertainment company. It already has eight studios spread across Europe and Asia. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:04:28 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues 6381 at http://kut.org Gaming Company Launches First North American Studio in Austin