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    Default US military using CryEngine 3 to make training sim

    US Army developing $57 million combat sim with CryEngine 3

    “The most realistic simulation possible”

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    so can we try it?

    Play games, not platforms

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    Awesome, out with Boot Camp, in with video games. The army's starting to look more fun. This sounds a bit like they're also picking up from those VR goggles that never quite took off in the 90's.

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    More propaganda to recruit meat for the meat grinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsar View Post
    More propaganda to recruit meat for the meat grinder.
    lol. You may be right, but the US army's always on some new R&D mission. Why not VR training? And if you want to simulate combat, why re-invent the wheel? Gaming's been doing that for years and the technology has already become so good.

    They obviously won't stop the normal army training, but add in VR to get the soldiers to know kind of what to expect, and know the environments before they get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    lol. You may be right, but the US army's always on some new R&D mission. Why not VR training? And if you want to simulate combat, why re-invent the wheel? Gaming's been doing that for years and the technology has already become so good.

    They obviously won't stop the normal army training, but add in VR to get the soldiers to know kind of what to expect, and know the environments before they get there.
    I don't care for the army.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsar View Post
    I don't care for the army.
    neither do I...but I am glad to see that some gaming elements are seeping through to the outside world (people who have not yet embraced the ancient art of playing games).

    A lot of other fields can use this technology too...training surgeons, pilots + astronauts (I think they already do), etc
    That's what she said.

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    lol i wonder how many gamers will now join the army in the states inorder to play their new toy

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAvenged87 View Post
    neither do I...but I am glad to see that some gaming elements are seeping through to the outside world (people who have not yet embraced the ancient art of playing games).

    A lot of other fields can use this technology too...training surgeons, pilots + astronauts (I think they already do), etc
    Ya, me neither, especially not joining the SANDF, although I'm probably too old to be a recruit by now anyway. One nice thing is that when the US army invests in a technology, they tend to make some major advances. Let's just hope that they let some of that new tech back into the gaming industry, and not just keep it for all for themselves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark_Star View Post
    lol i wonder how many gamers will now join the army in the states inorder to play their new toy
    Not too many I imagine, as many American gamers are fat, slobbish obese pigs who would probably not even make it to the front door, much less the recruitment office.

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