Advisor: COD4 Won't Cheapen Soldier Plight

War games trivialize the plight of soldiers? Not so, says Hank Keirsey, military vet and advisor for the Call of Duty franchise.

Some may suggest that putting gamers in the middle of virtual battle against Nazis and other unsavory types cheapens the idea of self-sacrifice that goes along with serving in the real-life military. But in a phone interview with Next-Gen, Keirsey, whose military experience includes Panama and the Gulf War, argues that well-made realistic war games actually help the gaming pubic understand the hardships as well as the positives of being in the service.

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