The Army and Marines train their soldiers/marines with first person shooters.

#1M16CrowbarPosted 12/20/2012 12:36:43 PM
The army uses an FPS with crytek engine. The marines uses some primitive PC simulator to train them. How do I know? I was in a day training with one of the simulators. The point is, video games can train people to use real life tactics to kill people. Remember the shooting in the Dark Knight Rises premiere? The shooter has the same load out as CoD soldiers. There just may be a correlation.
#2KabtheMentatPosted 12/20/2012 12:41:03 PM
If you used those simulators, you'd know they're used to train teamwork and problem solving skills within the framework of military actions.

It's not going to train you to become a Marine or anything.
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#3zzhbombzzPosted 12/20/2012 12:41:06 PM
Times do change, but as a Marine vet, i saw no such thing. I've been out for a few years now, but it used to be that only strategic games were allowed to us.
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#4Cornbread4lifePosted 12/20/2012 12:43:47 PM
M16Crowbar posted...
The army uses an FPS with crytek engine. The marines uses some primitive PC simulator to train them. How do I know? I was in a day training with one of the simulators. The point is, video games can train people to use real life tactics to kill people. Remember the shooting in the Dark Knight Rises premiere? The shooter has the same load out as CoD soldiers. There just may be a correlation.


Correlation isn't causation. Also, doesn't marine training that involves simulated killing do so because that's what their missions might entail? They're not just killing for the sake of killing like the theater shooter.
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#5outlawstar289Posted 12/20/2012 12:45:43 PM
I've used this simulators. They're a joke and we all laughed at how bad they were
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#6Crack_FoxPosted 12/20/2012 1:04:06 PM
What perks did he have?
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#7Hawke0Posted 12/20/2012 1:14:07 PM
LOL
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#8aLmosT_bLinDPosted 12/20/2012 1:14:48 PM
Lmao, even the title cracked me up.
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#9M16Crowbar(Topic Creator)Posted 12/20/2012 2:35:11 PM
outlawstar289 posted...
I've used this simulators. They're a joke and we all laughed at how bad they were


Did you not use the shotgun and SMG?!
#10CashDudeHomiePosted 12/20/2012 2:54:51 PM
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