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The Army’s Video Game

Based on a sanitized version of “Unreal Tournament”, the military has developed “Operations” as well as other video games to recruit and build awareness among younger people about an army career. Special Forces soldiers critiqued scenes and levels to improve realism. (Naval Postgraduate School, MOVES Institute)
“Operations” includes classic video game situations such as this indoor search mission. (Naval Postgraduate School, MOVES Institute)
The military has long used video games for training purposes, but these new games, somewhat sanitized, are the first attempt to reach out to the public. (Naval Postgraduate School, MOVES Institute)
The goal of the new games is “to give them a synthetic experience of being in the Army in game form,” said Michael Zyda, a director at the Naval Postgraduate School institute that developed the first two games. (Naval Postgraduate School, MOVES Institute)
Players going through sniper training in “Operations” don’t have to camp out for hours waiting for terrorists to show up. (Naval Postgraduate School, MOVES Institute)
The technical realism of the new games was made possible because the developers rode tanks, helicopters and parachuted during training operations. (Naval Postgraduate School, MOVES Institute)
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