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Re: Why Real Military Games are Different
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 04:45:23 AM »
Nice article.  I'm curious to see what the comments spawn.  I'm just waiting for the whole "I know what the Army needs better than you do" argument.
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Re: Why Real Military Games are Different
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2012, 06:27:33 AM »
The comments in the post assume that the military uses games to make them better at fighting.  But that's definitely not the point since they need to train with real weapons and equipment for this.
I think Computer training is there for the officers and NCO's to hone their tactics and management skills.   Most recruits will not be able to play these military training aids.

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Re: Why Real Military Games are Different
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2012, 07:24:29 AM »
Very interesting article thanks for sharing.
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Re: Why Real Military Games are Different
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 08:20:49 AM »
Anyone up for a game of Follow Me?
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Re: Why Real Military Games are Different
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 12:24:14 PM »
I was right, the comments are a typical internet cesspool.

I don't know why I even bother reading internet article comments anymore.  I keep thinking more and more that there should be a brainpower test to let people comment on such things, but we all know it'd never work.

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lol exactly had to be the dumbest hook I've ever heard ruins his credibility

b/c your total lack of ability to express yourself in English provides such a withering commentary that I'm going to side with you over a respected and well-known journalist who's widely acknowledged as an expert in his field?
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Re: Why Real Military Games are Different
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 02:46:54 PM »
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You serious, Gusington? I've got Lunsford's game. Can it be played over the 'Net?

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Re: Why Real Military Games are Different
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 06:30:32 PM »
^Not sure. Brant?
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Re: Why Real Military Games are Different
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2012, 07:47:34 PM »
I don't think the commercial version can.  I think the one they've got at West Point can run on a LAN, but I don't know about true online play.
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