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Originally posted by skonaz
reply to post by yourmaker
Could it also be considered a virtual training ground ?
Teaching young mostly western males between 15 and 45 years of age to familiarise themselves with military weapons , urban warfare scenarios and tactics , improving hand eye co-ordination and environmental awareness.
I would not denote anyone in the military by pretending this was the same as actual combat training but in the event TSHTF it would be an interesting use for conscription don't you think ?
Originally posted by JibbyJedi
Not me man, that's pretty much what I think is going on too.
They have the Xbox live database to analyze all that data and do whatever they want with it.
Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
reply to post by Drezden
I don't know if you actually played that game but it sucked, even as a recruiting tool. It was glitchy, the animations were choppy, graphics were so laughable (even for an original Xbox game) that they made Halo look like Crysis in comparison. America's Army has got to be one of the worst games I have ever played. When you finally get over the laughably bad gameplay, they make you sit through all of their qualification courses, with nary a checkpoint among them (the sniper qualification caused me to break 3 controllers before I gave up and snapped the disc to save myself any further trouble.Sometimes the OpFor could see you through walls for chrissakes. Which is incredibly annoying when one enemy observation of your movements means game over, and guess what, there are no checkpoints in that mission) Even in the core gameplay, the checkpoints are so far apart that it makes them extremely aggravating. I'm just glad that game was so crappy though, to be honest with you, as they didn't sucker as many potential recruits into signing their lives away as they could have if it was actually playable lol. I remember seeing one of the America's Army recruiting tractor-trailers during a visit to Buffalo, as well, and you know what the recruiter told me? "Oh yeah man, you like that video game? Well you should join the army, cause it's exactly the same!" If I wasn't a fat 12 year old at the time, and he wasn't a buffed out recruiter (they have to look the part), I probably would have decked him at that point, as even at the age of 12, with (obviously) no military experience, I knew that he was full of sh t.edit on 27/2/2012 by xXxinfidelxXx because: (no reason given)
. Tell me honestly, do you think the depiction of war in the movie :"Saving Private Ryan" was accurate?
Originally posted by SayonaraJupiter
I think on-line video games represent the ultimate battle between man & technology on an epic scale. On the scale of say, Dune.
And why don't they make FPS in the style of the WW1 or the American Revolution????
Next Assassin's Creed makes jump to American Revolutionary War setting
By Kyle Orland | Published about 5 hours ago
When Assassin's Creed III hits store shelves on October 30, 2012, players may be surprised to find the series making the jump from its traditional setting of Renaissance Europe to Revolutionary War-era America.