U.S. Army: Video games to train soldiers

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- The U.S. Army has found a powerful new weapon in training soldiers for the dirty and dangerous business of urban warfare: video games.

For the past year, the Army has been handing out free games as part of its recruiting efforts, but in the coming months it will also turn to a video game to train squad leaders in real-life combat tactics.

"If you enroll in the army of the future, you'll get your helmet, your gun and one of these discs," said Wil Stahl, a game designer at Pandemic Studios who led the three-year project to develop the game based on the Army's requirements.

News source: CNN

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