Incoming: America's Army 3.0

January 21, 2009 -

America's Army, the increasingly controversial computer game/military recruitment tool, is getting a makeover.

A press release issued yesterday by the Army announced that America's Army 3 will be launched later this year. Executive producer Michael Bode commented on the upcoming revision:

In AA3 we've taken all of the best features in AA2, incorporated feedback from the AA community and added the latest technology to develop a high-tech game that can be customized by the player to create a much more detailed interactive experience.

 

One of our key design philosophies is to make the game easily accessible to a new player, while at the same time keeping a deeper layer of complexity for the more advanced players to discover and take advantage of.

Col. Casey Wardynski, who created the original America's Army in 2002 and continues to serve as director of the project, added:

With AA3, we're taking military gaming to an all new level where every detail counts. We want our America's Army 3 players to have a greater understanding of the Army and its values. Our Soldiers are aspirational figures and our players are able to virtually experience many aspects of a Soldier's life from their training, to their missions, to the way the Army has influenced their lives.

As with previous editions, America's Army 3 is expected to be rated T (13 and older) by the ESRB. The new version will be based on the Unreal Engine 3.


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I've never played these games before. Interesting though, they are trying to put the values of the army into the game. I dunno, FPS conduct seems anti politically correct. Well perhaps that's just my style more than anything. This game limits what you can and can't shoot at??

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I tried America's Army since it was free. It sucked.

 

An example of a game with too much realism.

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Americas Army: Now with 33% more propaganda!

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Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking.  I think it was  Noam Chomsky who said that the USA was the most propagandized nation in the world - that it had to be so in order to keep alive the pretence that it was a democracy.

America's Army 3 seems to be trying to prove Chomsky's point.

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Because Noam Chomsky is really a great source of information.

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I love how the government wants to come down on violent games namely FPS as glorifying killing, etc yet they use the same thing to recruit folks into the Army. What makes it worse i that they try to paint over the reality of blood and guts they will undoubtedly encounter with flowers and rainbows especially since we're in TWO wars. This just further exploits the hypocricy of the government.

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Bear in mind the 'government' is not just a single entity. There are certain figures in the legislative and executive branches that have advocated state and federally enforced restrictions on games and the sale of games. However, these people alone do not make up the 'government' and are merely the vocal minority.

 

Also, the game itself is not preparation for war; anyone recruited must first attend bootcamp and training, where they will learn about the grim realities. Granted, it may be more of a trick to get them to sign up, but no less of a trick than a company like Initech telling you how every employee is valued highly.

 

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What is the quote?  Every mom wants their child to grow up and be president, but not a politician...  All of these guys are greedy bastards, and if we actually got someone in there that wasn't, we wouldnt know.  These A-holes put spins and twists on everything so much that you don't even know who  the hell they are, and what they really support.  If none of the bastards are telling the truth, I see why people do not vote...

The funny thing is that the first time McCain ran he was doing it mostly right and was a good guy...  This time he was acting more like a politician, which lost him the race.  Even hardcore advocates of his from the first time he ran said that he just wasn't acting like the same person.  Obama on the other hand was extremely innovative, for a politician, on advertising his message and getting it across.  Plus he has a great personality (or great fake personality) and really encouraged people.

I just can't trust any politician...  They have this stuff in hot debate because it makes them look like they care, when I am starting to think that they are only doing it for votes on either side of the situation.

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