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Video games can save your life

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Hodge, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Hodge

    Hodge Freshman

    The military has deployed video game-like gun turrets on vehicles (i.e. hummers) in an effort to save people's lives. Basically they say that people who have played video games are much better at it. I know I've had more than my fair share of "practice" :biggrin: . I think this is a great use of technology. Keep the people somewhere they are safe(er).

    http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htarm/articles/20060310.aspx
     
  2. Deety

    Deety Ain't nothin' gonna breaka my stride Staff Member

    Yup, but how young will they recruit 'em? :)

    [​IMG]
     
  3. scarletngrey11

    scarletngrey11 All right, all right, all right.

    Just call me Officer. :biggrin:
     
  4. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    If they'd guarantee me that I'd get to run one of those, I'd probably enlist. It took some serious discipline for me to get un-addicted from first-person shooters.
     
  5. Hodge

    Hodge Freshman

    I'd imagine that the competition to get one of these would be pretty hard.
     
  6. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    All I know is, if I was manning one of these, it better call out "HEADSHOT!" and "RAMPAGE!" and stuff. :p
     
  7. Buck94

    Buck94 Rookie

    If you kill several insurgents in a row, does it say "killing spree" or "double kill"?

    Ah, the days of UT
     
  8. studepaber

    studepaber Duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck

    Hmmmm if only they had a real life application for all of those years I played Galaga......I guess if there was ever an alien resistance in space.....
     
  9. exhawg

    exhawg Mirror Guy Staff Member

    My car spun out on ice this winter and I used what I learned from Need for Speed to save it.
    Lllloyd Carr learned everything he knows about coaching football from Tecmo Bowl.
     
  10. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    And Mohammed Atta learned all he needed to know about flying planes from Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    Oh, wait. You were making a point. Sorry. :)
     
  11. Muck

    Muck Enjoy Every Sandwich Staff Member


    Greetings, Starfighter. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada.
     
  12. studepaber

    studepaber Duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck duck

    Am I the Last Starfighter??? :huh:
     
  13. Zurp

    Zurp I have misplaced my pants.

    Those buggers are a bunch of A-holes.
     
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  14. rock454

    rock454 Sophmore

    One of my Army friends was assigned to run one of these systems inside of a Stryker (6 or 8 wheeled thank things) and he said it's as simple as taking a joystick and pushing the button to unload on someone. Unfortunately there isn't much these can do about a roadside bomb...
     
  15. ScarletBlood31

    ScarletBlood31 Buckeye in Blacksburg

    Well, technically, if you think about it, this actually just kills more lives.
     

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