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Left 4 Dead Used as Training Simulator by Military

[OC]ModShop writes: "If you've ever been to Idaho, you'll agree with me that's it's a nice place to visit. They have more potatoes than anyone else really cares to brag about. But there's something else there just behind the thin veil of potato chips and skinheads. There is a group of people living on a twenty-acre tract of land nestled in the hills just outside of Mountain Home, Idaho. They claim to be the last line of defense against a force so great that most of the world shudders at the very thought of its existence." (Left 4 Dead, PC, Xbox 360)

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Blaze929  +   2429d ago
oh yeah
becuase the day zombies attack, we can count on the US Military to be well prepared!
KionicWarlord222  +   2429d ago
you know l4d has train us well.
Tony P  +   2429d ago
Title way misleading.

It's not the US Military at all, but a militant group called NecroResistance started by a private citizen.

“It occured to me from the plots of government tampering with genetics and all the different viruses we have created, that one day reanimating the dead is entirely possible. Not only possible, but probable.”

Fun is fun but...this guy doesn't sound wrapped too tight... Or maybe I get suspicious when private citizens start building their own armies for w/e reason.
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doshey  +   2429d ago
It's not the US Military at all, but a militant group called NecroResistance started by a private citizen.

so your saying there a group of crazy people in Mountain Home that are doing this
spandexxking  +   2429d ago
april fools! oh wait what?
Hip Hop Shamer  +   2429d ago
why dont they use a more realistic game? like cod4 or r6v2 or sumthin but l4d oh god we're in trouble
Tony P  +   2429d ago

No...I'm saying a group of people based "just outside of Mountain Home, Idaho" with no overt gov't backing...

"NecroResistance is not a government-owned operation, nor is it publicly funded like other organizations. We have a cause, and we tend to see it through."

source: http://www.necroresistance....

...has nothing to do with the US Military. Seriously, read the article.
FantasyStar  +   2429d ago
CoD4 and RSV62 are anything but "realistic". An Arcade shooter better defines these two games. If there's any game to recommend for training soldiers. It would be America's Army, ArmA, or Operation Flashpoint. I'd even toss in the old Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six games on PC and PS2. However no console shooter this-gen can even claim the title "realism simulator".
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doshey  +   2428d ago
well great now i have to deal with crazy ass 2 hours away from me trying to get ready for a zombie attack
Goldenarmz  +   2429d ago
this a joke? like...really?....seriously?.. no really?
GameOn  +   2429d ago
At this point, everybody knows the procedure for when the dead start walking.
poindat  +   2429d ago
GameOn  +   2429d ago
errr, no. You destroy their brain yeh. jees
cactuschef  +   2429d ago
Jump off a bridge?

Related video
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Arsenic13  +   2429d ago
So zombies ARE real.
Awookie  +   2429d ago
Sweet now i can say i have a military training background on my resume.
greyfox235  +   2429d ago
ravenholm precher
"aim for the head"
ParanoidMonkey  +   2429d ago
That's right...
I keep the Zombie Survival Guide by my bed every night just in case there's a zombie apocalypse. I use my time in Resident Evil 2 and 3 as training for slow zombies in urban environments, Left 4 Dead as training for fast zombies in urban environments, Resident Evil 1 is my close quarters training, and I put Dawn of the Dead as my mall training initiation video and Dead Rising as field experience.

Zombies are serious business, the military confirms this. Prepare today!
iNcRiMiNaTi  +   2429d ago
hmm kinda sketchy
march 31st....right before april fools
DreamcastFanboy  +   2429d ago
Is this fake?
Timesplitter14  +   2429d ago
1- That's not the military. It's just a bunch of guys.
2- That guy is full of it. (the way he aims at the zombies in the video. Totally unnecessary and unrealistic)
3- No
MecaPrime  +   2429d ago
tell you the truth the title freaked me out when i read US MILITARY i got worried man you have to chainge that title because it makes poeple think oh crap if the militarty is training for it then it has to be true for them to train but its just some guys who have a belief i'm not saying i disagree but it's not something i agree to aswell.
MecaPrime  +   2429d ago
* remove the US part of the article
Heldrasil  +   2429d ago
"I da ho""U da ho".....
JeffGUNZ  +   2429d ago
It's just a way for people with no experience but pretend to, to hang out and shoot weapons all day. This guy is nuts.
Lotard3  +   2429d ago
I think Dead Rising might actually be better preparation for the zombie apocalypse. You know, just in case you happen to be stranded in a mall full of zombies, you'll know just how to use soccer balls against zombies.
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Sanhlami  +   2429d ago
No-wonder so many people play Left 4 Dead. They are preparing for a zombie invasion :O. and all this time I thought it was just because its fun. stupid me
IaMs12  +   2428d ago
Yup, Valve secretly designed a military training game backed by the govn't to prepare us for the next wave of Bio chemical warfare.
K-Tuck  +   2429d ago
Misleading title. Assholes.
Kulupoo  +   2429d ago
Well, i just hope no one walks up to a crying little girl and crown'd her...

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agentace  +   2429d ago
i think they`ve taken zombies games a bit to far/serious
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DirtyLary  +   2429d ago
Home schooled.

That's all I needed to read.

People and their fantasies.
IaMs12  +   2428d ago
Well least we have the comforter of knowing if Zombies do come, i know where im going lol.

Either that or in my attic with tons of food and ammo.
vTuro24  +   2428d ago
they should use killzone 2 instead. who knows the helghast might actually invade us..
socalr6  +   2428d ago
They are not they only ones who are preparing. Just ask anyone @ I know my 5.56mm headshot skills are pacticed at least once a month @ the local outdoor range.
creatchee  +   2428d ago
Well... misleading title, but still - the mere idea of it all is frackin cool! :)

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