War Games and War Crimes

 
1. Before today, did you know about or have you heard about…
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The Geneva Conventions (GCs)
International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
The Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC)
Human Rights
2. If you have heard of them, where did you hear about International Humanitarian Laws (IHL) or the Geneva Conventions (GCs)?
3. Are you interested in knowing more about the GCs, IHL, or Human Rights?
4. Have you heard about the idea of integrating international humanitarian law in video games?
5. Have you played a video game for which you don’t meet the required age? (e.g. Call of Duty: Black Ops when you were under 18)
6. How do you get your games? (please select the most frequent ways)
7. Do you play or have you played war games that include a contemporary setting? (E.g. Call of Duty, Battlefield, Arma 2)
8. If so, which ones?
9. What aspects of war games appeal to you?
10. Do you think war games are realistic?
11. Do you think real soldiers act in the same way on the battlefield?
12. While you’re playing online, what do you feel when you kill another person’s avatar?
13. When you’re playing online, what do you feel when your avatar is killed?
14. While you play virtual war games, have you noticed scenes which would violate the rules of International Humanitarian Law (IHL)? (select those which concern you)
15. Have you virtually committed, in the course of a game, actions that would violate IHL?
16. While playing war video games, do you think about the rules of IHL?
17. Do you think that developers should apply the rules of IHL in their war video games?
18. If developers applied the rules of IHL, would their game be more...
19. Do you think war games should allow players to commit acts that would be violations of International Humanitarian Law if done in real life? (eg. killing civilians)
20. Do you think that if a player respected the rules of IHL in the game, he or she should be rewarded? (for example, more points or a medal)
21. Do you think that if a player violates IHL in a game, he or she should be punished? (for example, a ‘game over’ or a points penalty)
22. Certain developers, to respect IHL, wish to remove the presence of all civilians in their war games. Do you think that this would be a good solution?
23. You are...
24. How old are you?
25. How many hours, on average, do you play video games per week?
26. At what age did you start playing video games?
27. What are your preferred types of games? (choose the most important and frequently played)
28. Which platform do currently use? (select the most played)
29. Do you have any clarifications/explanations that you would like to make on your responses? (indicate the number of questions)
30. Do you have any remarks/comments/views on this subject?
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