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Did the Army get out-gamed?

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In the late 1990s, the Army created a $45-million research program to tap into the entertainment industry's high-tech expertise. The money established the Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California, which conducted research and hired game companies and movie studios.

theres the problem... a so cal university... they should have gone with berkley. at least everyone KNOWS theyre engineers are high when they come up with crap.

they will NEVER be able to properly simulate urban combat. they used to try it with miles gear and send us through killhouses and ghost towns, but its never the same. once that first live round pops right next to you into the building youre up against, and youre picking ricochet debris out of your grille, you start to think "hey this isnt like training at all!"

my suggestion: miles gear doesnt hurt... paintballs hurt... pain teaches the ultimate lesson

lol nothing wrong with paying twice SC. its for the good of the US army youre tax dollars WELL spent

[ 02-22-2005, 06:43 PM: Message edited by: Grayfox ]

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If FSW doesn't ct it I highly doubt that Ghost recon can even hold a candle to it. Ghost recon you have freedom to do what you want to complete a scenario... FSW is very strict in the methodology you employ even if it isn't quite "the Army way." As a training tool, FSW does at least drill the priciples into your head, something GR does not do.

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Hmmm ... let's do some math. Because as computer geeks and UC fans we like math ....

Here is a breakdown of 2003 US tax returns.

Total Individual Returns filed 130,728,360

Total Estate & Trust Income Tax Returns filed 3,688,043

Total Partnership Returns filed 2,380,618

Total Corporate Returns Filed 5,890,821

Total Estate Tax Returns Filed 91,679

Total Gift Tax Returns Filed 287,456

Total Employment Tax Returns Filed 29,916,033

That's a total of 172,983,010 tax returns filed in 2003.

Divide $5 Million dollars that the Army paid for this "training tool" by the number of tax returns and you get .0289 (rounded to thousanths).

So equally divided we US people paid almost 3 cents each for this little research project.

I am sure that the IRS will allow you to deduct that 3 cents (if you buy the game) off of your 2005 taxes


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