War & Games & Wargames

Interesting article in the Times talking about the military’s use of war simulations to train soldiers. Free registration required.
More Than Just a Game, but How Close to Reality?
I say “war simulations” because that’s the term they used, but in many ways, these are the same games we play for fun. And the better our games get, as we layer on voice chat and team-based contests and persistent worlds, the closer we get to the realistic simulations the armed forces are striving for.