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    I have always wondered whether or not games such as SOCOM Navy Seals, Rainbow Six or other games where you play special forces.. if the people performing these jobs in real life are either excited by it.. irritated... happy.. I just want to know what the general feeling from the people in special forces in regards to video games about special forces.

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    Well if I were a Navy Seal and a game was very unrealistic I would be a little upset I guess. However, I read an article saying that when SOCOM was being developed they had actual Navy Seals shooting guns for sound effects and helping them with some different aspects. So I hear it's pretty accurate as far as that goes. I'm not sure about the other games though.
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    I would hate to think that we would produce a genre of games that irritates the very people who protect our country. After all what they do is nothing to take lightly.

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    games romanticize the jobs, the real guys probably just think that the kids playing have absolutely no clue what it's really like being a seal or swat member. the real jobs are probably hell. the book rainbow six seems pretty realistic in terms of how they describe training and the actual take downs, but it's like 700 pages (i've read it twice i think)

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    I would hate to think that we would produce a genre of games that irritates the very people who protect our country. After all what they do is nothing to take lightly.
    You have got to be fuc*ing kidding me, HAHAHAHA
    lighten up dude.
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    they are just GAMES thats it they have very little to do with the real thing.

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    Every US navy battle ship is equiped with xbox and ps2 gaming consoles. Shipmates LOVE to spend off hours playing games of all sorts, including tactical shooters. I got this info from... A marine! every body "oooo" and "ahhhh" now.
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    Originally posted by BillBoeBaggins
    I would hate to think that we would produce a genre of games that irritates the very people who protect our country. After all what they do is nothing to take lightly.
    Shut up.
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    Originally posted by dbgt goten
    Every US navy battle ship is equiped with xbox and ps2 gaming consoles. Shipmates LOVE to spend off hours playing games of all sorts, including tactical shooters. I got this info from... A marine! every body "oooo" and "ahhhh" now.
    The US military spends (your) tax dollars on Xboxes and PS2s? Let them make do with SNESes and Super Mario Kart, that's what I say!

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    Originally posted by SMurf
    The US military spends (your) tax dollars on Xboxes and PS2s? Let them make do with SNESes and Super Mario Kart, that's what I say!
    The us military spends (MY) tax dollars on Xboxes and PS2's to keep the people who PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE to PROTECT MY COUNTRIES FREEDOM(and steal oil from other countries[yippe]) a little amused when they are away from home and families. Big deal, thats what i say.
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    Every US navy battle ship is equiped with xbox and ps2 gaming consoles
    alot of prisons have them as well, can't let the convicts get bored ya know. Your liberal tax $$$ at work.

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    Originally posted by itld
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    alot of prisons have them as well, can't let the convicts get bored ya know. Your liberal tax $$$ at work.

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    Hey, if it keeps them from shanking each other, that's cool with me.
    But if they kill each other off then we don't have to spend as much money keeping them there





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    Originally posted by Thantos
    But if they kill each other off then we don't have to spend as much money keeping them there

    And yes I'm kidding
    But think of all the extra paperwork.
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    cost of paperwork < (cost of food + cost of appeals + cost of caring + cost of guards + ...)

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    Silvercord:
    I understand that, I just was wondering if anyone had any other thoughts or if there just happened to be a special forces guy on the boards

    itld:
    It was just a thought, not something I was losing sleep over.
    Plus, I am sorry but I don't prize those peoples skills over people that have to operate in a pinch with no time outs or safety crews.

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