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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 04:44 AM
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I'm an ARMA 2 player myself, the Reality Mod is definitely worth checking out for it. Truly not so much an FPS as a military simulation.




posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 05:32 AM
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Originally posted by Petest205
Perhaps they've finally figured out Mario is a hardcore junkie who loves his mushrooms and '___' stars. They just wanna find out who his dealer is!


Shouldnt it be obvious by now?

You think he would gone through all that trouble for what? He can find red meat anywhere - just look at the connection between plumbers and porn movies - the dealer is THE PRINCESS!



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 06:36 AM
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Originally posted by XelNaga
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highly unlikely...being a gamer myself, ive never wanted to fight in a war after playing any shooter based on war. if anything, it gave me a better idea of the horrors of war.

call of duty: world at war showed me ww2 in a way that hadnt been done since i saw saving private ryan.

battlefield 3 has shown me how incredibly f**ked modern warfare is.

anyone who cant distinguish these games from reality shouldnt be playing video games in the first place. video games arent training simulators. thats a poor argument and from the minds of scared parents and politicians looking for power.

ive never wanted to pummel someone to death after playing mortal kombat. ive never wanted to go on a high speed chase, running over people and flipping cars after playing grand theft auto. and ive never wanted to dawn power armor and fight aliens after playing halo or mass effect.





After playing WOW I would really like to be able to turn into a big cat or a big bear or fly, soaring through the air.

I do get a bit sick of the violence. On the other hand throwing fire balls around is cool. Hmm, stupid military.

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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 07:16 AM
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How is moving a joystick and hitting a button training for terrorism? Most of little kids that play Call of duty just aim and hold down the trigger (spray and pray) and they get kills because that game is the most unrealistic game ever. All of the call of duties are too user/noob friendly.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 08:26 AM
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C'mon they are desperate for recruits. They need to know the right people to fly their drones.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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OMG they are gonna see my Soul Caliber stats, then they will investigate my swords and finally they'll set me up stacking things over my tetris games

I'm screwed



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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You know wha I see here.. Potential. Buy up those used consoles and up the price. The market just sky rocketed. Anyone wat my old ps3? Its broke.. But ill sell it for say.. 1 million..



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 08:45 AM
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tasks the company with purchasing consoles from outside the US "in a manner that is likely to result in their containing significant and sensitive information from previous users


They do not want yours lol. They want the ones Iran and others have used to learn how to guide missiles, I am sure some people may be recruited on their ability to dog fight like the Germans have been doing all along.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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Online games do provide alternate means of communications. Though I'm not sure how many video game companies have servers dedicated to storing recorded audio transmissions from players. I strongly doubt consoles would contain such information either because their hard drives would fill up very quickly. It is possible for a keylogger to record every keystroke a person makes, but I have yet to hear of a voicelogger. I know that it is also possible for a hacker to activate and see through your computers webcam and listen through your mic, but I have yet to hear of this happening to a console. Online communication via consoles may actually be one of the least monitored methods of social interaction.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 11:35 AM
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Do you mean they can see me rubbing one off after a great game of COD, the nerve of those people. How can I ever feel safe again????



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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SO, now all the ppl that had "Nerd Rage" after getting pwnd in CoD are going on the "No Fly List" lmfao


= me after a 10 Yr old efs me up in death match



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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Everyone else as I get two sets of dogs with a spas 12 in a game of black ops...

Hopefully they don't see that... I don't want to be shot gunner IRL..
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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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Maybe they need more ideas how to use the weapons and tech to kill more people,or they want to know how to properly teabag there opponenents
or they want free download cont people already have on their harddrive,other than that you really dont have much on your game harddrive.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 09:53 PM
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On the show future weapons i think it was the military had some type of supply vehicle that you controlled with an xbox controller.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 04:22 AM
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Originally posted by deckdel

US military wants to hack game consoles


www.newscientist.com

The US navy has just contracted a company called Obscure Technologies to buy up second-hand consoles and develop computer forensic tools for extracting data stored on the hard drives.

The contract, published earlier this week, tasks the company with purchasing consoles from outside the US "in a manner that is likely to result in their containing significant and sensitive information from previous users", then providing tools for extracting information along with any data it finds and a report on the methods used. Obscure Technologies apparently has experience in cracking video game hardwa
(visit the link for the full news article)



My guess is, this is to develop electronic warfare techniques.
Imagine if the Army, Navy or Airforce wanted to buy used cars in order to test artillery rounds. If they wanted to data mine xbox users, they could simply go to xboxlive.com and look up the users score that way. Unless they are after Credit Card numbers, the only thing that would be lost isn't privacy, but a boatload of money the Navy is spending on this.
edit on 30-3-2012 by korathin because: spelled "the" as "they"-fixed



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 06:02 AM
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So who cares if they are looking at your RPG scores, the price of second hand consols just went up, Now we can profit from war also..

Start collecting up second hand consoles before everyone else catches on.

I hope its open source too.


Well who ever said a ps2 could be used in a missile strike is wrong.

ps2 is too slow it can barely play games from a usb stick.

because the usb ports are usb 1.1. Has anyone used mcboot?
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posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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Um... Call be stupid but .. What info could they really get from hacking my old game console ??? My credit card details , won't do me much good , am I missing something here ????



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 11:47 AM
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This is madness.

They are hacking old video games consoles. Why? This is crazy.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 11:58 AM
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Originally posted by John_Rodger_Cornman
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This is madness.

They are hacking old video games consoles. Why? This is crazy.


they want the superior high tech advanced technology of the Atari and Super Nintendo systems!!!!...
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posted on Mar, 31 2012 @ 02:04 AM
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I'm pretty sure they wanna make a forensic tool kit an array of consoles = big super computer.

Think about 1 x XBOX 360 or PS3 could brute force 1600 passwords/sec probably more.

They can hook up hard drives thru usb and do several passes over a harddrive to recover hard drive contents. Not your game details.

This might lower their costs down with power consumption.


Sounds like a good plan how compact are these things. imagine a warehouse full of them now that would be some power.





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