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Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
reply to post by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
They are if you want a good discription PLAY METAL GEAR SOLID. Its a old 1 from xbox but the deeper you get into it, it explains how the player Snake or Raiden have been thru v.r. virtual training as kids to prepare for the war. Fast forward to the HALO series MY FAVOTRITE DOWN LOAD you can see what is being taught. Play left 4 dead and you get zombie training play resident evil you get UROBOROS TRAINING. Rainbow six or SPLINTER CELL MY FAVORITE. SPLINTER CELL TEACHES YOU HOW TO HACK AND PROGRAM. These games would be a great way to embedd the concious, smh my daughter likes killing zombies and my son loves the MASTER CHIEF and killing the floods me I am a fan of Pheonix from Gears of War locust killer lol.
edit on 9/21/10 by Ophiuchus 13 because: (no reason given)
One blistering afternoon in Iraq, while fighting insurgents in the northern town of Mosul, Sgt. Sinque Swales opened fire with his .50-cal. That was only the second time, he says, that he ever shot an enemy. A human enemy. "It felt like I was in a big video game. It didn't even faze me, shooting back. It was just natural instinct. Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! " remembers Swales, a fast-talking, deep-voiced, barrel-chested 29-year-old from Chesterfield, Va. He was a combat engineer in Iraq for nearly a year.
This is the video game generation of soldiers. " 'Ctrl+Alt+Del,' " the U.S. Army noted in a recent study, "is as basic as 'ABC.' " And computer simulations -- as military officials prefer to call them -- have transformed the way the United States military fights wars, as well as soldiers' ways of killing.
"The technology in games has facilitated a revolution in the art of warfare," says David Bartlett, the former chief of operations at the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, a high-level office within the Defense Department and the focal point for computer-generated training at the Pentagon. "When the time came for him" -- meaning Swales -- "to fire his weapon, he was ready to do that. And capable of doing that. His experience leading up to that time, through on-the-ground training and playing 'Halo' and whatever else, enabled him to execute. His situation awareness was up."
Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwepI am not saying that playing these games will make you a soldier, but it does give you an advantage over the guy that never played one.
I'm not a 'gamer', never have been and never will be because of my own discretions but I know from experience and having watched friends get involved with these games enough to make my own judgements. What should be considered here is what purpose the games like those, as mentioned above, actually serve. I don't believe that the gaming population are being prepared or conditioned to become soldiers, that's utter nonsense. Are there any soldiers currently on ATS that would like to offer their opinion on this? Does being an exceptional 'gamer' make you a potential super soldier or sniper? I severely doubt it.
Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
reply to post by BAZ752
You are not a gamer, never have been and never will be. You are not a soldier, never have been and never will be.
You do deliver a very convincing theory and I appreciate your take on this discussion. However, having no direct experience of either one of the two topics, I do believe your take on this matter is a bit biased. You are however entitled to your own opinion, a very good one at that, but I tend to disagree.
And I never said the game will make you a super soldier or sniper. It does give you an idea though of the weapons and tactics used on real battlefields. Like stated earlier, I completed my two years compulsary military service way back in the day. I do play fps games online. I can say that some of the tactics in some of these games do mimic real life situations rather well. Like taking cover, or blind firing from a cover position. These are just very basic examples.
So yeah, games wont make a fat lazy gamer into a super soldier. But it does give you some knowledge as to what you are to expect, weopon and tactic wise.