You Are Mentioned America's Army

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http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/727384131754 (CBC News: Toronto July 18, 2016) from the 0:42:42 to 0:44:48 mark. Unfortunately it seems to be in a negative way.

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  • SacchoSaccho Posts: 1,577Player
    Alternate link here with just the report: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/727484483939
    Text version: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/violence-children-teens-1.3681849
    Welcome back. If you have a child who plays video games, it might be time to take a closer look at what they're seeing on screen. The American Academy of Pediatrics is putting out new recommendations urging parents to protect young children from on-screen violence. Health reporter Vik Adhopia lays out the research.

    [V.A.] America's Army is a video game in which the player shoots to kill other soldiers. It was initially developed by the US military to train recruits 14 years ago, but its commercial popularity has led to newer, more realistic and immersive versions of first-person shooting games. That's what's troubling pediatricians.

    Well, where to begin? It's a bit odd to single out the AA series; flip through something like http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/02/headshot-a-visual-history-of-first-person-shooters/ and it's clear AA was one in a very long line of FPS titles. They try to play up the "simulation" angle, which I think is them twisting up the psychologists' view of digital media as "simulative" and gamers' views on the sim/arcade continuum, but the usages certainly have differences. I also question their premise that AA is somehow directly behind the modern popularity of FPS titles.

    Frankly, I think they thought the AAPG legal eagles were less likely to go after them than Valve's or EA's.

    The story also twists the stated recommendations of the committee (namely, "Young children (under the age of 6 years) need to be protected from virtual violence" and "Furthermore, first-person shooter games, in which killing others is the central theme, are not appropriate for any children") by referring to "children and teens".

    The literature's its own big discussion. For example, the nature of the gameplay alters the outcomes. Make a violent game more cooperative and you get better psychological outcomes -- see, for example, http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/xge/145/3/259/ .
  • {!T!}LordDamian{!T!}LordDamian Posts: 713Player
    edited July 2016
    "Americ's Army is a game developed" (playing CoD4 on the background).
    Makes sense lmao
  • -SD-DELTON-ACI--SD-DELTON-ACI- Posts: 1,422Player
    This is good for the game any publicity is good publicity.
  • [ENG]Uni-Sol[ENG]Uni-Sol Posts: 3,181Player
    -SD-DELTON wrote: »
    This is good for the game any publicity is good publicity.

    My thoughts exactly :mrgreen:
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  • ={101st}=Whiplash27={101st}=Whiplash27 Posts: 2,093Player
    edited July 2016
    Weird that anyone would point out AA to begin with. Not like there weren't tons of popular FPS games before it. May as well start back with Doom or Wolfenstein. Or if you're looking at popular quasi-realistic shooters why not CS which was already super popular by the time AA came on the scene? I'd say that most modern FPS games are more CS than AA anyway.
    You joined the world's greatest army to become a graphic artist? Outstanding!
  • =IK=Doba==IK=Doba= Posts: 2,789Player
    edited July 2016
    Why blame COD when you can directly blame America ..

    Blame America. .Blame America ..get it

    It's Canadian television no one watches that in the summer... only good thing about CBC is Hockey Night in Canada
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  • -=[USA]=-rubberboot-ACI--=[USA]=-rubberboot-ACI- Posts: 126Beta Tester
    CBC - where you can watch quality kids programing like "The adventures of Napkin Man!" and "Will's Jam" 5 days a week....

    I guess Looney Toon's is too subversive, you know EVERYONE will jump off the cliff because the Coyote did.


    I can only hope that more people will check out the game because someone said it is bad for you...
  • Bashar_al-AssadBashar_al-Assad Posts: 579Player
    CBC - where you can watch quality kids programing like "The adventures of Napkin Man!" and "Will's Jam" 5 days a week....

    I guess Looney Toon's is too subversive, you know EVERYONE will jump off the cliff because the Coyote did.


    I can only hope that more people will check out the game because someone said it is bad for you...

    I found this game from an article something along the lines of "30 ridiculous things the US government wastes money on" so yea, people will check this game.
  • IO_i_OIIO_i_OI Posts: 1,107Player
    It is very logical to single out AA for the simple fact that this is a US Government sanctioned video game. With all the hoopla about our government being to much a part of our lives, I don't get why people would be surprised over this. It is what it is.
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  • Keebler750Keebler750 Posts: 3,562Beta Tester
    There's a lot of political angles that I don't want to get into, but the CBC is the most agenda-driven media outlet in Canada.

    I was here in the forums in 2002 when the first AAO went through this same attack, and still have the news articles, actually.
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  • =IK=Doba==IK=Doba= Posts: 2,789Player
    Its the media being the media.. They could blame Pokemon Go for bringing people together at parks which could potentially lead to a terrorist attack..
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  • Keebler750Keebler750 Posts: 3,562Beta Tester
    Best thing I can recommend is ignore anything the CBC says. It's a state-funded broadcaster, like Moscow's Pravda back in the day, and a proven arm of the socialist establishment in Canada.
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  • SacchoSaccho Posts: 1,577Player
    Keebler750 wrote: »
    Best thing I can recommend is ignore anything the CBC says. It's a state-funded broadcaster, like Moscow's Pravda back in the day, and a proven arm of the socialist establishment in Canada.

    The more interesting discussion is probably over the AAP recommendations rather than the specifics of CBC's coverage.
  • IO_i_OIIO_i_OI Posts: 1,107Player
    edited July 2016
    =IK=Doba= wrote: »
    Its the media being the media.. They could blame Pokemon Go for bringing people together at parks which could potentially lead to a terrorist attack..

    An idiot kid playing Pokemon Go while driving smashes into a cop car. Imagine what that could have led too.

    See crash video:
    http://www.wbaltv.com/news/driver-playing-pokemon-go-crashes-into-police-car/40786982
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  • Keebler750Keebler750 Posts: 3,562Beta Tester
    I answered Saccho's point above in a PM to avoid getting too political. Heh. :s
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