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According to information obtained by GameSpot from the United States Army, the America's Army series has cost $32.8 million across the 10 years of the franchise's existence. Development costs have risen and fallen over the years – starting with a first year budget of $3.5 million and a 2009 b...

December 9th 2009 at 8:12pm 0 Comments
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A column in the Washington Examiner explores the continuing intersection of the military and gaming -- actually, can we call it a long-standing rotary, with concepts and people coming in from all different directions and popping out randomly? Anyway, one of the more interesting parts is the referen...

November 18th 2009 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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How would you like to take a trip into space? No, not the stylized science fiction that Star Trek Online promises, or the fantasy-with-spaceships of Star Wars: the Old Republic. We've heard the announcement about NASA's coming space MMO, Astronaut: Moon, Mars and Beyond, but the game hasn't been m...

November 15th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Ohio Democrat and US House rep Dennis Kucinich has got some serious beef with America's Army (the game, not the US Army) and the US government's "Virtual Army Experience." Billing the recruiting center-cum-arcade as a "high-tech traveling exhibit" and saying it advertises to "children as young as 1...

June 26th 2009 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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If you're a US Army game developer, do you get laid off or discharged? In any event, Shacknews reports that the Emeryville, Calif. development studio responsible for the just-released America's Army 3 has been closed, its staff let go and future work on the series handed over to a different team at...

June 18th 2009 at 10:25pm 0 Comments
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If you live in the U S of A, here's something you may not know: your tax dollars pay for the development of a free-to-play shooter called America's Army. The latest release of that series – America's Army 3 – is shipping out tomorrow; however, if you want to get your money's worth (reme...

June 16th 2009 at 5:25pm 0 Comments
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At the beginning of this month, a swarm of protesters descended upon the Army Recruitment Center housed within Philidelphia's Franklin Mills Mall. Their qualm with the Center focused on its use of first-person shooters to attract young, Call of Duty-experienced potential recruits. Now, a few weeks...

May 25th 2009 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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In an op-ed piece written just one day after the events transpired, Elaine Brower details the actions taken by her and a group of over 300 others last week at a protest in Philadelphia. She and the group of protesters claim to be outraged at the existence of the "Army Experience Center" in the Frank...

May 9th 2009 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Right at this very moment, protesters are organizing in a small church in Philadelphia, preparing to march on the Franklin Mills Mall. However, these activists don't have beef with Old Navy -- their destination is an Army Recruitment Center set up in the heart of the mall, which uses PCs and 360s (...

May 2nd 2009 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The U.S. Army has chosen Inauguration Day to announce the latest major installment in its self-developed FPS series, America's Army. Slated for release on PC within the year, the free game -- which focuses on a realistic portrayal of Army life, in and out of combat -- is pitched as offering players...

January 20th 2009 at 1:50pm 0 Comments
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The holiday shopping season is about kick into high gear....keep your stress down about buying presents for your mother-in-law by checking out a week's worth of highlights from Big Download:Exclusive features Playing Together: Co-op in PC FPS Games: Doom started the whole co-op mod in PC shoot...

November 16th 2008 at 8:30pm 0 Comments