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400,000 have downloaded the Army Game

 
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(CNET) - The U.S. Army announced that more than 400,000 people have downloaded the service's new recruiting game since it became available last week. "America's Army" is a pair of games, one a squad-based shooter imitating military tactics and another a simulation game that replicates a typical Army career path. The games were developed by teams at the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterey, Calif., and the Army is making them available for free as recruiting tools.


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It figures, the army is having such a hard time meeting their recruiting goals that they'd have to resort to games to get the people in the door.
You don't see the Marines resorting to that type of tactic - we just have cool commercials and challenge the potential recruits to try to be one of us.
 
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Originally posted by Dave Vick:

You don't see the Marines resorting to that type of tactic - we just have cool commercials and challenge the potential recruits to try to be one of us.


yea, i went to the Marine recruiter with a friend when i got out of high school... i had no intention of joining the military, i just gave my friend a ride.
the Marine recruiter looked at me and said, "Do you think you have what it takes to be a Marine?"... i stood up (i am 6'4"), looked down at him (he was about 5'4") and said, "You made it, didn't you?"
(of course, i joined the Navy a few years later)
 
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a simulation game that replicates a typical Army career path.


I guess the game generally won't be all that long then. On the plus side, you should advance to E-4 a couple of minutes after starting the game.
 
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Good one Jason!!
 
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Originally posted by Greg Harris:

the Marine recruiter looked at me and said, "Do you think you have what it takes to be a Marine?"... i stood up (i am 6'4"), looked down at him (he was about 5'4") and said, "You made it, didn't you?"
(of course, i joined the Navy a few years later)


What, 6'4" and you went to the Navy. I thought all you human ladders went Air Force.
By the by, a solid Marine rarely comes in over 6'2". We like 'em close to the ground and mean-tempered. A little Napoleonic complex doesn't hurt either.
Mike (5'8" with shoes)
 
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ppl are crazy in net!!
 
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:

I guess the game generally won't be all that long then. On the plus side, you should advance to E-4 a couple of minutes after starting the game.


whats E-4 mate??!
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Originally posted by gautham kasinath:

whats E-4 mate??!
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In the US military, each branch of service has nine enlisted ranks, E-1 (the lowest) through E-9 (the highest). So E-4 is the fourth enlisted rank, which in the Army is either Specialist or Corporal.
 

Army

Navy/Coast Guard

Air Force

Marine Corps

E-4

 

 

Corporal (CPL)l

Petty Officer Third Class (PO3)

Senior Airman (SrA)

Corporal (Cpl)

Specialist (SPC)


[ July 14, 2002: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]
Hmm.... Can't figure out why it puts that huge space between the last paragraph and the start of the table.
[ July 14, 2002: Message edited by: Jason Menard ]
[ July 18, 2002: Message edited by: Thomas Paul ]
The reason is because each of the end of line indicators gets turned into a < br > tag.
[ July 18, 2002: Message edited by: Thomas Paul ]
 
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Can't figure out why it puts that huge space between the last paragraph and the start of the table
this is accumulated space from between your <td> tags, which doesn't answer "why", though. "Why" is UBB's secret.
 
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A "typical" army career path? Well, correct me if I am wrong, but I thout Army ranks are a pyramid, and in a typical pyramid MANY people stay where they are, and only a FEW go up in ranks. So your typical career path is E1-E1-E1-E1-discharged.
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