Games Continuely Being Sponsored By Airforce? 6 replies

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#1 10 years ago

What's up with this? the military seems to keep buying out games as ads, letting people play them for free... I mean, yea, it's a good way to get noticed, but... They seem to be doing it ALOT.




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#2 10 years ago

There's alot of people in the airforce that likes games. There might be a huge demand from them?




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#3 10 years ago

The only one I can think of off the top of my head is America's Army as a blatant one. The rest are just in-game adverts and other, lesser known projects.

If you ask other people though, there's some who say that it's a way to subliminally move younger people to be more prone to serving in the Military when they come of age. Though they've also provided the game to other folk, say game engineers, so that they can learn how the game was created.

I just say it's a harmless game, but I do believe the over-glorification of war in games is a concern.

Serio;4781600There's alot of people in the airforce that likes games. There might be a huge demand from them?

They weren't made for Airforce use. They already have simulators and provide them with video games to mess around with in their spare time. These have been made for mass consumption. The big one here is America's Army though.




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#4 10 years ago
Commissar MercZ;4781609 If you ask other people though, there's some who say that it's a way to subliminally move younger people to be more prone to serving in the Military when they come of age.

If that wasn't the case they wouldn't spend any money on it.




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#5 10 years ago
MrFancypants;4781646If that wasn't the case they wouldn't spend any money on it.

I was hoping someone'd bring that up. There has to be a catch that they are spending the dough they are and putting these things out for free with out the slightest intent for recruitment.

There was a whole article about this somewhere, about America's Army and other designs the military have been working on to jump on with the concept of war entertainment, and an out straight quote saying somewhere they hope it will help spur recruitment rates.

I mean, it is similar when what ever branch of the Military comes to high school and does their promotional things (do 20 pull ups for a shirt, backpacks, dog tag makers), in an attempt to get more people towards them, or at least friendly towards them.




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#6 10 years ago

The military puts ads in games (that support ingame ads) just like any other company.

No, as for games (America's Army, etc...) they hope it spurs interest in the military, not that they really need it. You get huge sign on bonuses, insane amount of job opportunities, they pay for your schooling, you learn teamwork, discipline as well as other things

When I got out of high school I seriously though of joining the military, but things just didn't pan out that way. I will say this, I had a copy of America's Army but it didn't influence my decision in any way, so I don't think it's really a good kind of recruitment tool


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Commissar MercZ;4781664I was hoping someone'd bring that up. There has to be a catch that they are spending the dough they are and putting these things out for free with out the slightest intent for recruitment.

There was a whole article about this somewhere, about America's Army and other designs the military have been working on to jump on with the concept of war entertainment, and an out straight quote saying somewhere they hope it will help spur recruitment rates.

I mean, it is similar when what ever branch of the Military comes to high school and does their promotional things (do 20 pull ups for a shirt, backpacks, dog tag makers), in an attempt to get more people towards them, or at least friendly towards them.[/quote] It is obvious enough too if you ever played that game. You can't join the opposing side even if you try to - you're always playing for the good guys. Then there are those "hero stories" about soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.;4781692 When I got out of high school I seriously though of joining the military, but things just didn't pan out that way. I will say this, I had a copy of America's Army but it didn't influence my decision in any way, so I don't think it's really a good kind of recruitment tool

I don't think that advertisement influences me either, but if it doesn't influence anyone then companies would be stupid to use it.

[quote=S.T.A.L.K.E.R.;4781692]You get huge sign on bonuses, insane amount of job opportunities, they pay for your schooling, you learn teamwork, discipline as well as other things

Then again you get shot at, blown up by IEDs, sent to conquer some thirld country on the whim of crazy old men in Washington and treated like crap when/if you come home with severe mental disorders because of all the fucked up shit they made you go through.

For some reason they didn't mention all that in the game. Maybe AA should come with the sort of warnings you find on other products. "Joining the Army can be deadly" or "kill responsibly".