US Army enters the Computer Gaming Industry

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    >>will in many cases effectively instill a passion for the art of war and serving one's country.

    Interesting point.
    I have read interviews with law enforcement / military trainers where they say there is a change due to video games in combatants behavior, especially younger ones. The usual behaviour of combatants was 'firing all the ammo in one burst and then getting to cover and _not_ reloading'. (To try and improve effectiveness in a fire fight soldiers were trained in knife fighting skills. Apparently a person is more likely to pull the knife and use it than reload the gun. Go figure!?)

    Now they say that the combatants display calmer responses. Are more likely to reload and aim before firing.

    I don't think that video games are 100% responsible, the mass media shows a lot of violence as well.
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    I visited a US airbase in Florida, they use Microsoft Flight Simulator. They had computers built into cabinets with joysticks and a real airplaine seat. It is not there real simulators, but they use them for practice.

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    Did anyone see the movie where they used kids playing Army "games" to fight real wars? I don't think it was War Games, but I could be wrong.

    Anyway, it is a pretty bad move on the army's part, they're trying to desensitze and train kids from the time they can use a keyboard....

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    oooooo!

    i can't wait to get my august/july edition of PCG in the mail!

    i want that game so bucking fadly!

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    Hehe..."yvan eht nioj", huh?

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    i'd start to worry when they change the kiddies game 'where's Willie?' to 'where's Bin Laden?'.
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    Did anyone see the movie where they used kids playing Army "games" to fight real wars? I don't think it was War Games, but I could be wrong.
    Are you thinking of the book "Ender's Game"?
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    Nope, I haven't actually read that but I know the genrally basis of the story...I think what happened is that I combined the movie wargames with that movie about robin williams and the toy factory, with "Ender's Game"'s plot...

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