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News US army creates videogame training unit

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 24 Nov 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. plagio

    plagio New Member

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    It make sense for commanding UAV's and stuff like that.
     
  3. thefriscokid

    thefriscokid why s**t so crazy?

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    I thought FSW was what the US army used to train their soldiers?
     
  4. The Infamous Mr D

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    Whatever happened to training exercises with all the joy of having being awake 72 hours straight, going waist-deep in freezing cold ditchwater, and eating mouldy biscuits and lukewarm bags of dog food?

    Real combat and warfare is an experience that can't be simulated. That $50 would have been better spent on keeping the troops actually fighting warm, fed and safe.
     
  5. Burdman27911

    Burdman27911 New Member

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    I doubt that the joys of real training will go away. The virtual training would probably be supplemental. I get the feeling that virtual training is cheaper than the real thing, and therefore, the soldiers can have more time being trained. But that still doesn't mean the real thing won't be used; as you said, you can't simulate the real thing.
     
  6. markwalker84

    markwalker84 New Member

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    It's hardly a game is it?

    Its a virtual simulation / training environment. It's not like there will be God Mode cheats, Monsters and zombies to shoot and 13 year old kids pwning and calling each other n00bs.
     
  7. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter New Member

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    Lol, I can just imagine, ..

    **BOOM HEADSHOT!!!

    *NOW DROP AND GIVE ME 20, YOU DIED SOLDIER, THAT IS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN!!
     
  8. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter New Member

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    DOH, you get the idea. US Army Lan party woop woop.
     
  9. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    See.

    I want to play these kinds of games because they sound fun - I'm a big fan of realism with things like this, but preferably without the 'join the army' stuff..
     
  10. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    "Paid".

    "Payed" is, in that context, a piece of delinquent txtspk which belongs alongside "rediculas" and "unfortunatly" in the sin-bin of YouTube Comment English.
     
  11. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    The Army needs all the training they can get :thumb:
     
  12. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    Grammar mistake :eek:
    Payed = Paid? :p
     
  13. Red 5

    Red 5 New Member

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    Some place, some time, not so far away, a soldier trained by video games lays in a field hospital.

    Sergeant: "What the hell was going through your mind, boy?"
    Private: "I thought that, if I fired from far enough away, nobody wouldn't notice they were being shot and would just stand there."
     
  14. johnmustrule

    johnmustrule New Member

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    ???????special hardware?????? -wierd
    Hasn't the US army been spending money on this sort of training device for ages? addmitably the implementation seems more individual this time, I'm looking forward to seeing a discovery channel special on this.
     
  15. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    wasn't there an article about two weeks ago with the army using WoW for something??

    they are really reaching imo...
     
  16. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    It's only $50 million, calm down.

    We spend what, $10 billion per month in Iraq?
     
  17. salesman

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    "We own" the army. Now I know who keeps owning me.

    :p
     
  18. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    ha, 50mil, I bet the states goes father into debt every day by that amount just because of the interest on what it already owes!

    (note the sarcasim)
     
  19. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Not if they goldfarm with the Chinese and Koreans.
     
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