America's Army

#1
Anyone else seen this:

www.americasarmy.com

Top network game for those with broadband, developed as a recruiting tool for the US Army. Apparently extremely realistic, though so far I have been unable to shoot down any Tornados.

The forums are quite good fun, with threads such as 'Why does everyone hate Americans' (the answer, of course is that there aren't enough Frenchmen to go around).

Watch and shoot, watch and shoot...
 

Dirt_Diver

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#2
ViroBono said:
Anyone else seen this:

The forums are quite good fun, with threads such as 'Why does everyone hate Americans' (the answer, of course is that there aren't enough Frenchmen to go around).

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Very true!
 

Dirt_Diver

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#4
Is it at the level of realim where they start shooting their own team mates yet?

Or is that the v1.2 update, out next week on all public servers. Catch it if you can!!
 
#7
I must admit I have been quite surprised at the realism of it.

The weapons are bang on with drills and you even have to clear jams!

It doesn't really play as an arcade game either as there is a strict honour points system and if you shoot or grenade one of your own guys you'll be kicked off of the server and given a massive points penalty. The graphics engine is as good as anything anyone else is using.


As a recruiting tool - doubt it, just a load of geeks getting free games.

- Oh tits




The 2.0 patch looks very interesting though as they're going to have SF simulated which you have to further qualify for whilst also having indigenous forces.

Sad I know........
 
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XXXJake

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wee_face said:
You didn't say anything about them fragging there own officers either. Or about alienating themselves from every country they have ever "liberated," and the multi-national forces working alongside themselves as well.

Ahh that felt good.
France has done a very good job at alienating themselves from the U.K. and the U.S.A because they seem to have forgotten who kept their butts from having to learn German. I mean both countries did, not just the USA, we don't claim it all we worked with the Allies during WWII as well as England did.
 
#14
XXXJake said:
wee_face said:
You didn't say anything about them fragging there own officers either. Or about alienating themselves from every country they have ever "liberated," and the multi-national forces working alongside themselves as well.

Ahh that felt good.
France has done a very good job at alienating themselves from the U.K. and the U.S.A because they seem to have forgotten who kept their butts from having to learn German. I mean both countries did, not just the USA, we don't claim it all we worked with the Allies during WWII as well as England did.
Perhaps if the Americans had (a) joined in rather earlier than they had in both WW1 and WW2, (b) not then gone on to continually claim all the credit, and (c) not made films which rewrite history (and are believed by the majority of the US population), they would not be the butt of as much criticism.
 
#16
XXXJake wrote:
wee_face wrote:
You didn't say anything about them fragging there own officers either. Or about alienating themselves from every country they have ever "liberated," and the multi-national forces working alongside themselves as well.

Ahh that felt good.

ViroBono wrote:
France has done a very good job at alienating themselves from the U.K. and the U.S.A because they seem to have forgotten who kept their butts from having to learn German. I mean both countries did, not just the USA, we don't claim it all we worked with the Allies during WWII as well as England did.

XXXJake wrote:
Perhaps if the Americans had (a) joined in rather earlier than they had in both WW1 and WW2, (b) not then gone on to continually claim all the credit, and (c) not made films which rewrite history (and are believed by the majority of the US population), they would not be the butt of as much criticism.
Ain't that just the truth :)
 
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XXXJake

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#17
ViroBono said:
XXXJake said:
wee_face said:
You didn't say anything about them fragging there own officers either. Or about alienating themselves from every country they have ever "liberated," and the multi-national forces working alongside themselves as well.

Ahh that felt good.
France has done a very good job at alienating themselves from the U.K. and the U.S.A because they seem to have forgotten who kept their butts from having to learn German. I mean both countries did, not just the USA, we don't claim it all we worked with the Allies during WWII as well as England did.
Perhaps if the Americans had (a) joined in rather earlier than they had in both WW1 and WW2, (b) not then gone on to continually claim all the credit, and (c) not made films which rewrite history (and are believed by the majority of the US population), they would not be the butt of as much criticism.
First off, we didn't claim all the credit, that was good old Monty trying to take that glory from us in one certain battle-and Winston had to apologize for his mess-up, Monty full well knowing what he had done. I am speaking of the especially of the battle that toook place in Ardennes in WWII.
Secondly, we were taking care of our dead and wounded in Pearl Harbor, while you were taking care of you business with Germany-you haven't even asked us to help you yet-in December of 1941 at the time.
Thirdly, films are just that, films. they are basically pieces of fiction made to entertain, and that is it, not change anything concerning history.
4Th, you must never have ever been to the United States before, if that is what you truly believe about films, or you have what we call a really limited TV capability as far as getting channels on entertainment.
5th, there are 2 different types of films in the United States. One is the documentary which is BASED on actual events, and TWO, fictional movies which are made for entertainment purposes only.
 
#18
Before I start, I will confess to a dark secret - I like Americans. Been on holiday there lots, got US friends, spent some time in US-run schooling, yadda yadda :)

But.....

XXXJake said:
Secondly, we were taking care of our dead and wounded in Pearl Harbor, while you were taking care of you business with Germany-you haven't even asked us to help you yet-in December of 1941 at the time.
Actually, we had, and were paying in cash. Until we ran out of money, when Lend-lease was put through Congress.

As for Pearl Harbour, hmmm.......Total casualties, Pearl Harbour - what, 2,338? Nearly all military, with 48 civilians killed? By December 1941, the Blitz had seen tens of thousands of British civilians killed in bombing raids. Careful with the comparisons, Jake.

Anyone pointed out yet that Germany declared war on the USA, and not vice versa?
 
#19
XXXJake said:
First off, we didn't claim all the credit, that was good old Monty trying to take that glory from us in one certain battle-and Winston had to apologize for his mess-up, Monty full well knowing what he had done. I am speaking of the especially of the battle that toook place in Ardennes in WWII.
So your point is the Battle of Bulge was an all american affair with no British help? Therefore no British divisions participated in the battle and Monty didn't command all the armies on the Northern edge of the gap in the American front ???

Isn't this claiming the credit again.

Suppose next you'll mention Normandy and the battle being won/saved by the american/Patton break out, with no help from other allies?
 
#20
Just to correct some inaccuracies, XXXJake -

I have been to many parts of the States, many times, both for business and pleasure; I have family there; I have worked with the US military extensively. Actualy I rather like the States, though the relentlessness of life in the cities and almost complete absence of dress sense means that I wouldn't want to live there.

As to films, the problem with the Spielberg re-writes of history is that Bubba sitting on his porch tends to believe them. Having spoken to numerous US military I was surprised at just how many had problems differentiating historical fact from Hollywood fiction.

I don't doubt that there are some good documentaries, but many that I have seen have been heavily biased towards the US viewpoint.
 

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