Tag Archives: america’s army
Mon, Apr 08, 2013 | 02:45 BST
American Army: Proving Grounds will release sometime this year, the franchise’s Facebook page reveals. Beta registration is now open. This latest entry in the series has not been dated, and is the first core release to shuck a number in favour of a subtitle. The America’s Army games are officially-sanctioned free multiplayer shooters released to educate and recruit for the US military.
Wed, Dec 09, 2009 | 12:13 GMT
America’s Army has cost the US government $32.8 million over the past 10 years, according to this Gamespot report.
The data was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The government’s annual AA budget has ranged between $1.3 million and $5.6 million.
Expenditures on the project began in 2000. At the time, it was given a budget of $7 million.
We’re saying nothing. More through there.
Mon, Nov 24, 2008 | 07:44 GMT
According to Stars and Stripes, the US army has budgeted $50 million for a “games for training” program starting in 2010 and, “In addition to the $50 million, the Army gaming unit has an undisclosed additional budget to purchase a state-of-the-art commercial video game system that will be fielded for training in February.”
The mind boggles. Thanks, Blue.
Sat, Aug 09, 2008 | 09:28 BST
Thu, Aug 07, 2008 | 07:20 BST
As reported by Wired, anti-war protestors got their banners out at Ubisoft’s San Franciscan offices yesterday to complain about the fact that, in their eyes, America’s Army is being used as a tool to recruit people under the age of 17 into the military.
From the piece:
At this point, people were passing out warning labels, stickers that they believe should be placed on any and all copies of the America’s Army videogame. They go like this, exactly:
Warning: The video game America’s Army has been developed by the United States Army to recruit children under the age of 17 in violation of the U.N. Optional Protocol and international law. Combat service has been known to cause death, irreparable injuries, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and lifelong feelings of overwhelming guilt.
Let’s take a brief moment before we go on to address why this is, at least, logically bankrupt. If you actually read the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Combat, you’d see that it has exactly nothing to do with creating videogames or propaganda or anything at all aimed at convincing teenagers that a career in the military is awesome. It has everything to do with stopping the forced recruitment of children into armed conflict. There’s nothing wrong with disagreeing with the military’s recruitment strategies, but calling America’s Army a violation of the U.N. protocol is nonsense.
Nonsense or not, we’ll take the time to point at laugh, Ubisoft. If you will peddle shit like America’s Army you deserve everything you get, frankly.