Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 737 times:
Gamers would make the worst kind of soldiers. War is not a game, and its nothing at all like a video game. To have people joining the army thinking it is such and with that sort of mentality is very bad. Being a soldier is more than just having the ability to kill people. The modern soldier IMO has to be the following as well as just good at combat:
- Have good communication skills
- Be able to speak foreign languages
- Have the highest respect for human life (i.e. understand what their role is as a soldier)
- Treat the enemy with respect, honor, and dignity (strangely enough)
Now I've never been in the army, so if our soldiers are already like this, then good.
TedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 711 times:
Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 1): Gamers would make the worst kind of soldiers.
That's like saying gays can't be good souldiers... don't Generalize!! You should also consider Googling the subject as IIRC the Military was turning to the FPS community for people who has good shoot/not shoot reflexes which those games are GREAT at duplicating.
Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 1): To have people joining the army thinking it is such and with that sort of mentality is very bad.
Your thinking is sort of limited... yeah if you take joe gamer 'addict' who just loves the idea of killing, you are absolutely correct. But If you have a kid who's getting good grades in school and only plays an hour or so a night, they could become very effective, especially if they are athletic.
Quoting MDorBust (Reply 2): I have this sneaking suspicion that most of thier hearts would explode when they tried to hump 100 pounds of gear and their weapon across the worlds most cracked out places to walk.
If you talk about a textbook gaming nerd, sure. But you might want to watch www.tomshardware.com for their gamer convention coverage.... IIRC that there are always a few guys who look like they could hold their own... along with a LOT that couldn't.
LHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 699 times:
Multiplayer FPS games are used to review scenarios and teach team tactics. Like FS, which can help train certain aspects of flying (like cheklists and equipment scan), Gaming isn't as far removed from military applications as one might think. Hell, 'America's Army' was comissioned by the military.
KROC trained with a game called 'America's Air Force' to learn to sit in a building, jot down notes about the weather, eat Combos, and swig 'Lite' beer. He couldn't have done it without video game technology.
[Edited 2005-10-12 13:03:08]
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OYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 694 times:
Quoting LHMark (Reply 4): KROC trained with a game called 'America's Air Force' to learn to sit in a building, jot down notes about the weather, eat Combos, and swig 'Lite' beer. He couldn't have done it without video game technology.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 644 times:
You left out the pivitole role email plays in the Air Force as well. besides, I see nothing wrong with having a fridge full of beer for every shift!
Although I'm sure that if the need ever arose where the government needed 20,000 or so simple design T-Shirts stamped out, LHMark could put his work experience to good use. Nothing as challenging as lining up the yellow "F" the "B" and the "I" letters all in a row on the black T-Shirt.