Um...there could be better game for that.
And secondly---I don't think the Army would use a videogame for a recruiting tool. Like honestly, do they sit there with a clipboard and say, "Well...he can run from the cops, endure hundreds of bullets, and steal 20 cars in 15 minutes; all of which has NO applocation to real life" Quite honestly, that sounds like something a TreeHouse club would do. Lol, and in my opinion---there ARE better games for the job! MORE realistic ones...ones MORE suited for military issues, and not street thugs.
And it being so early in the morning, I only had the kahoonies to skim through what Zu said. (I'll full read when I'm more awake) But with what I saw...I agree. Up here in Canada, it's rated M. (Meaning, you need a photo ID to by it) And along with the "M" label---it has VARIOUS warnings (ie- language, violence, suggestive themes) Now...being a good parent, and bying your child that game...how could you NOT see that warning?!
GTA3 features alot more realistic scenarios than the previous two. I find that it's not desensitzing children...it's opening their eyes to the wonderful world they live in! It'd the PARENT'S resposibility (Y'know...JUST IN CASE you STILL went ahead and bought your special little darlings that game with VARIOUS warnings on it) to sit the child down and say, "Yes, these things DO happen...but you're not invincible and can go around shooting people for the fun of it!" (Like, come'on...what-else are you supposed to do...you've already gotten that far---right?)
And for all those angry at Desert Storm...what the heck do you think the US is doing? You're mad at this...now? It's what people want to see...thus, entertainers make it! When you're sitting there, feeling your pride being blown to peices by this game...some guy on the other side of the city, playing that game; getting a sense that he's serving this country! Don't ask me how...but THAT's entertainment. (Lol, and if Saddam heard about that game...couldn't he sue?)
And any gamer out there---would know that games normally based on actual events are usually VERY linear and restrictive. When *I* play a videogame...that's NOT what I look for! Even if I'm looking for a first-person situation (op, sorry...murder-simulator) the LAST thing I'd go to is a military game...ONTOP of that, it wouldn't be a game based on current affairs.
I'm grown up enough, to KNOW that whatever I see and learn in videogames is um---not real! It's not the games, it's the people. Some aren't ready for that sort of thing...and yet they're mindlessly exposed to it anyways. They're not ready for the real world.
Heh---don't ask me how...but I wish videogames were MORE realistic. (Although GTA can be fun...it's not my cup-o-tea) *thinks* Now thinking about it...a videogame can be used to teach people things, so yeah...I can see it being used to TRAIN military recruits...but not recruit them.
I'll probably get more down when I read the rest of the posts...
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[This message has been edited by Android 17 (11-19-2002 09:30 AM).]