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Dec 14 2007   1:00PM GMT

Overheard: How the US Army uses video games

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

americas-army.jpg “Gaming visualization may also unlock the key to the elusive holy grail of military simulation: designs that are accurate and accessible enough to be used for mission-planning rehearsal. Most important is the ability to rapidly import geospecific terrain.”

Michael Peck, U.S. Army embraces games — sort of

The US Army made tech news this week when it opened the Training and Doctrine Command’s (TRADOC) Project Office for Gaming. The Army got into the game business back in 2002, when it released America’s Army as a recruiting tool. The goal of TRADOC is to create an Army simulation tool kit that allows users to build and customize their own training scenarios without needing a third-party contractor to do it for them.

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