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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Crysis 2 Engine Powers U.S. Army Training Simulator




The U.S. Army has adopted Crytek's CryEngine 3, the engine behind the company's Crysis 2, for a military virtual training simulation called Dismounted Soldier, it was announced this week.full article at GAMASUTRA

Its fairly common that military around the world use game engines as combat simulators. It’s been done before, and I don’t think they will stop in near future. The question (I ask myself) is, is it ethical?
It annoys me that people use ‘games’ to train the killing of real people. For me, this is clearly not the purpose of a game! Games are created to entertain, and there should be a clear line between the fictional game world and Reality.
On the other hand, the military claims; Because of being comfortable with the given environments and having better reflexes, soldiers trained with games are less likely to shoot civilians.  

One more chunk of thought food:
… If the military uses shooters to train soldiers, what is the effect on ‘normal’ people playing First Person Shooter video games? Would the U.S. military really invest $57M if there was no effect?

Enjoy the weekend girls & guys,
jake

15 comments:

  1. finally, a practical application to gaming. :)

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  2. I have a feeling that the future of FPS games is going to be scary =/

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  3. FPS games help improve aim, and if you get really into them they help you remain calm under strain, instead of going on the human instinct to run from combat.

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  4. Isn't surprising. Crysis is such a ludicrously amazing game, graphically.

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  5. The American military has already been able to replace recon pilots with drones- it's not a huge stretch to imagine ground forces being remotely controlled

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  6. Damn i diddnt realise the crysis engine was that good! ;D

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  7. Pretty interesting, but I hardly believe in this.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

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