Should The Military Use Video Games to Help Recruit?

Military recruitment is an odd thing in the UK. It takes a fairly familiar pattern, promoting all the best parts of a job while leaving out the worst. The hard work will be fun work. When it comes to the army though, rather than McJobs or office life, you know that the bad side of the job isn’t just that the fryer needs cleaned out or the toner changed in the copier, it’s that death is a genuine occupational hazard.

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QuodEratDemonstrandm2245d ago

People playing CoD and Battlefield then signing up to be front line infantry would be like me auditioning for Metallica after playing an hour of Guitar Hero. Or getting a job as an airline pilot after playing Flight Simulator.

Beating CoD doesn't mean your aim is good.
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