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America's Army, the official U.S. Army game, is an online video game that has registered about 4.7 million users. More than 30,000 people log onto the game's servers every day; thousands more play in unofficial leagues. It claims to present the most (Read the complete story)

"Readers may also remember a novel with a similar theme - Ender's Game, which won both the Nebula and the Hugo awards for best novel in 1991."
(Bill Christensen 2/17/2005 6:26:44 PM)
"This also reminds me of Orson Scott Card's The Enders Game (the short-story and the book). Ender is a little-boy that lives in a future world where childrens are trained to fight galactic bugs. In the end, Ender is commanding a remote float in a suppossed trainig-game results is the real war."
(Gabriel Gasparolo 2/18/2005 5:08:49 AM)
"As a good side effect from pentagons point of view, many in NATO-ally countries and other friendly countries, play that game too. Maybe that side effect would be better, if the simulation were about their own armies rather than americas. Pentagon should release the source code to allies, so that all allies could more easily make their own version. Rumsfeld should advertise that. I am not aware of any other country doing that kind of game - maybe because it would be _almost_ dublication and reduntant. ...................... First of all, there needs to be adaptations to iraqi army, iraqi police etc. and for Afghan forces, for indoors training purposes. "
(leviret 2/18/2005 9:09:38 AM)
"I have just discovered your site .... fascinating"
( 3/2/2005 12:48:28 PM)
"The problem is that, people will think that America's Army and other similiar 'official' games and so on are the real tools. When it's actually, it's the non-official franchises are the training, propaganda, recruiment tools. Star Trek, Star Wars, and so on"
(E.A.C. 3/5/2005 10:13:38 AM)
"My thoughts about the game too i play it, its real nice. not too fast paced so you can play it for awhile"
(COL.Link[TGL] 12/12/2005 6:44:13 AM)
"If you don't feel that fighting for the imperialists is a good use of your time, check out "Food Force" at It's a game designed to teach kids about hunger in the third world."
(Yossi Preminger 1/6/2006 7:28:03 AM)
""If you wanted to play a video game, you had to go to an arcade to play at a large, cabinet-sized machine." Wow, way to make me feel old. Sadly, it's probably true that some kids today have no idea that that's true. Is it sad that I stood in line for an hour to play Pac Man? :)"
(Peter Meyers 1/6/2006 8:34:17 AM)
"I'm ready to go to Alpha Centauri. Go to stars... "
(Nicola 1/8/2006 2:02:50 PM)
"It is all about teaching our youth about death. This sounds like the Hitlerian era. I want my tax money to support the military in peace keeping not teaching youth to be trained killers of intelligence."
( 1/8/2006 5:19:30 PM)
"I could only dream that something as exciting as space combat could be on my horizon...but getting noticed by a bunch of G-tanamo red-neck bastards and shipped off to iraq is just about the last thing i could hope for."
(unenthused 1/10/2006 4:44:23 AM)
"I'd love to read more about how America's Army is made more realistic, and to visit the America's Army website, but your lame-o links just shuffle me back to the same page."
(GI Joe 3/21/2006 3:37:35 PM)
""unenthused", not to worry, the u.s. armed forces are, and have been for many years all volunteer, and have every prospect of remaining so for the forseeable future. you and the military are in complete agreement. if you don't want to be in the military they don't want you. "
("gunner" 5/12/2006 5:55:45 PM)

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