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If you were thrilled by the patriotism of America's Army (the game, not the overworked fighting force) in your home, but felt like it was lacking the stale Chick-fil-A scented, teen mobbed vibe of your local mall arcade, Global VR and the U.S. Army are going to sort you out with a fresh new coin-op...

July 27th 2007 at 5:03am 0 Comments
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For promoting America's Army, personnel from the US Army set up shop outside of the Los Angeles Convention Center at last year's E3. (Image Credit) Check out the highlights for today:JoystiqueryJapaneses hardware sales, Jun. 18 - Jun. 24: Contra-diction editionJoystiq First Look: Fallout 3More Fall...

July 2nd 2007 at 11:59pm 0 Comments
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America's Army: True Soldier will only be invading US-based Microsoft's Xbox 360 console. In an interview with IGN, creative director Randy Greenback of Red Storm Entertainment explained the decision came down to familiarity and market share."First and foremost our experience level on the 360 is muc...

June 12th 2007 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Hippies and peaceniks are threatening the last solid recruitment tool in the US Army's arsenal -- the America's Army video game. Anti-recruitment groups are upset the army is sponsoring the Global Gaming League with a whopping $2 million where "victors may win a chance to check out actual computer s...

April 22nd 2007 at 11:33am 0 Comments
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The goal of the America's Army game has always been to make military service seem more palatable to a generation of gamers. Now, the army is making that goal more explicit with a TV commercial pushing military service as "the next level" of military games.The ad starts with a couple of gamers playin...

April 5th 2007 at 9:25pm 0 Comments
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According to America's Army PR (ostensibly paid for by US tax dollars), the PC version of the popular shooter registered its 8 millionth user this past weekend. The America's Army user base now apparently spans more than 60 countries, likely owing to the fact that the "game" is freeware; the payoff...

January 24th 2007 at 12:25pm 0 Comments
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Wired News reports on a new U.S. Army recruitment tool: the PC game Future Force Company Commander. F2C2, in the style of America's Army, is available for free download at developer Zombie or a military page.The story quotes people critical of the game as an unrealistic portrayal of U.S. might. F2C2...

November 27th 2006 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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While pro-war propaganda and military recruitment tools are nothing new, using them as the medium to broadcast an anti-war protest is. Yet that is just what University of Nevada art professor Joseph Delappe is doing with his small bit of "performance art" in the military-funded game America's Army.I...

September 18th 2006 at 2:00pm 0 Comments