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Army Recruiter: "Listen, I see you've been having a lot of fun gunning for bad guys on this here arcade game. But tell you what, how would you like to get shot at for real!"Wide-eyed youth: "Boy, mister, would I!"Conversations similar to the above are likely unfolding at Philadelphia's Franklin Mil...

January 7th 2009 at 2:55am 0 Comments
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Video games are a detriment to society, haven't you heard? Apparently Paxton Galvanek didn't get the memo. As the first on the scene at a traffic accident last November, the 28-year old gamer helped two individuals out of an overturned SUV on a North Carolina interstate and began treatment on their...

January 18th 2008 at 10:55am 0 Comments
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America's Army is without question the most widely recognized name in serious games. The game, which started off as a tool for Army recruitment, has become something of a marvel, bridging the emerging serious games market and the larger mainstream video game industry. According to those helming the...

November 8th 2007 at 12:20pm 0 Comments
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We all know that America's Army: True Soldiers is actually America's Army: The Game That Forces You To Join The Army, but we had no idea how blatant the conscription was until we played the new demo on Xbox Live. We started to be concerned after we brought down our first target and the friendly digi...

November 2nd 2007 at 4:25pm 0 Comments
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According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, approximately 90 Iraq war veterans in black shirts protested in front of a military recruitment station chanting three times: "War is not a game!" Of course they are referring to, and protesting against, the Department of Defense funded America's Army video...

September 4th 2007 at 11:03am 0 Comments
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If there's one thing you learn by watching an hour of G4, it's that Adam Sessler never ages. If there's a second thing you learn, it's that, judging by the commercials, the U.S. Army loves gamers. Maybe it's their quick hand-eye coordination, their familiarity with technology or the fact that they a...

July 25th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Yesterday, Ubisoft and Red Storm announced that upcoming sequel America's Army: True Soldier will in fact be exclusive to the Xbox 360. In an interview with Red Storm's creative director, Randy Greenback commented on why they chose to make the game exclusive to the 360 stating that, "First and forem...

June 12th 2007 at 10:00am 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