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British Army head commends 'PlayStation generation'

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Speaking to an assembly of business leasers, British Army Chief of the General Staff Sir Richard Dannatt praised the efforts of the country's young gamers as they continue to battle in Afghanistan and Iraq. General Dannatt recalled, "There was a time when commentators and some more experienced members of the Army expressed concern as to whether the 'PlayStation generation' were up to dealing with the gritty bloody conflict," before he dismissed the fear. "Our young soldiers, drawn from across British society, are more than a match for what is required of them and I salute every one of them," Dannatt lauded.

The general's morale boost comes just seven weeks after English Barclays Premier League (soccer) manager Harry Redknapp blamed "X-Box" and "video game passion" for the country's lack of homegrown athletic talent. Look again Redknapp, all of your would-be footie stars are simply going off to war.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.