Tuesday, March 24, 2009

US army recruitment drive turns to video games

US army recruitment drive turns to video gamesfrom russia today: The US is turning to technology to step up its recruitment drive for new soldiers by introducing a $13 million virtual world of combat simulations where people can experience the adrenaline of a military mission. Tax payer’s money has been used to build a multi-million dollar project called The Army Experience Center in Philadelphia. It is meant to gives ordinary people a taste of the excitement of being in the military... A fancy touch screen in the center lists average salaries and benefits, depending on positions and years served… but what it does not show are the potential consequences of combat, which might stay one’s hand in moving from the virtual world to the battlefield.

flashbacks: philly mall boasts new army recruitment arcade,
are violent video games preparing kids for the apocalypse? &
tom clancy’s endwar: world war 3 coming soon?

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