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July 5, 2002

Shoot 'Em Up and Join the Army

The Army unveils its long-awaited video game. It's flashy and cool, although a little sanitized. Officials hope it's just enough to get players to enlist. By Noah Shachtman. [Wired News]

When I was in college, and all the way up to my job hunting at the end of grad school, I was determined that I would never work for any aspect of the war machine. I see things in a few more shades of gray now, but I wonder: if I had a big budget chance to create an educational game whose purpose was to recruit kids into the service, would I take it?

Hmmmm. Don't think so.