Be All You Can (Virtually) Be

The US Army is creating it’s own
first-person shooter video game
called "America’s Army". It’s an interesting idea in a lot of ways. It could be a good recruiting tool, a nice PR move for the next generation, and it might have a chance at being one of the few government projects that pays for itself.

I’m sure that the usual interest groups will come out of the woodwork and complain that the government is promoting violence and shouldn’t be making games. On the other hand, the gamer geek in me would love being able to play a game designed by real soldiers and see how the US Army does it. At the very least, it’s better than the rediculous "Army of One" slogan – at the best it’s a great way for the Army to reach out to the next generation in the face of diminshing enlistment.