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Posted by niftynichy

yeahhh

Edited by havelava

yeahhh

Interesting and valuable contribution

Posted by eccentrix

Divide and conquer.

Posted by FaceWas

Is this really only 20 minutes long?

Edited by niftynichy
Posted by AlexanderSheen

@havelava said:
@niftynichy said:

yeahhh

Interesting and valuable contribution

But he's right, so whatever. At least he didn't go "asdbkejubhvnwritv"

Posted by JacDG

Can it be? A double dose of Drew today? Niiice!

Posted by Parsnip

Looks like Drew isn't the only one jumping.

Edited by alwaysbebombing

As far as I am concerned, there is a UTE for games.

Edited by Vuud

The Army doesn't lean any more. They updated the tactics manual. No more bayonets either.

One more thing, I can't tell if they really hate Kessler or not.

Posted by BisonHero

Never forget?

Posted by Crunchman

Yeah. So, that guy totally, uh, "secured" you.

Posted by havelava

@havelava: Just as valuable as yours.

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” - Winston Churchill

Posted by jimmyfenix

@havelava said:
@niftynichy said:

yeahhh

Interesting and valuable contribution

But he's right, so whatever. At least he didn't go "asdbkejubhvnwritv"

Vintage giantbomb right here!

Posted by Phatmac

Guess this video being released on 9/11 makes some kind of sense.

Edited by rickyyo

The ending of this video is on par with I LOVE MY JOB... I LOVE SATAN.

Posted by Bam_Boozilled

Probably just going to stick with the old battlefield 3. But it's cool that this is a thing.

Posted by moojuice

What I missed about the original AA is that you were always the US, and the other team was always "OpFor," which meant they looked different, but more importantly, they had different guns. When you heard an AK-47 used VS an M-16, you knew whether it was a friendly or enemy shooting just by the sound alone.

Posted by johnbakosh

@havelava: Save those quotes for your myspace page, please.

Posted by jjnen

Kinda bothers me that the crew wasn't willing to call this propaganda, which it is, but a "marketing tool". Those propaganda-ing bastards!

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Posted by DarkbeatDK

You know it's an FPS because there's a clan called {BoNG}

Posted by jimmyfenix
Edited by havelava
Posted by S3V3N

I need a mission editor like in AA1. Then it is a really cool product.

Posted by Jedo

I remember the first one. Good times, good times. It will probably never be that good again as this game clearly shows.

Posted by Patman99

Regardless of how "good" a game may be, I find it absolutely ridiculous that a video game was made by the United States Army. I mean, rather than trying to demonstrate the brutality of war, there is this governmental body making a game that glorifies war. It separates war from what it is (i.e. a terrible reality where people fight for the country but die in the process) to what this is (i.e. a fun time playing around with your friends where dying doesn't really matter).

I am strong believer that most humans have the ability to separate fantasy from reality. In saying that, I think this game attempts, either consciously or not, to blur those lines. I understand that the US army has to market itself somehow, but this is not the appropriate medium. Let's leave the branded video games to Burger King because this game series has and always will be crazy.

Posted by Jedo

@Patman99 I don't get the logic. The more realistic a game is, the closer a game gets you to the horrors of war the more praise it should then get and the less realistic it is the more it tries to make war seem fun. Though this one is definitely not very realistic.

Edited by Oginam

@patman99: US Army games and simulations have been around for a long time. At this point, it's practically keeping with tradition to make them.

Edited by R3DT1D3

They made a generic F2P FPS that's worse than any of their previous versions and lower quality than most other F2P FPS you can play. A shame they've homogenized so much, the older games were very much unique and their own style.

What I would give for a new AA that at least had a VIP mode...

Edited by sween24

Even propaganda has been casualized

Posted by Patman99

@oginam: I know they have been around for a while. It still doesn't change my opinion that they are morally corrupt. At least in the previous versions they made you "learn" about being a field medic and whatnot. This removes any sort of "education" and has morphed it into a virtual paintball game. Which is something that is very different if you were to actually work for the US Army.

Posted by firecracker22

In the screen bumper, the soldier on the left whose crouching behind the desk...it looks like he's a bionic soldier with his legs being the metal hinges behind the computer screen.

As far as propaganda, it is what it is. I'd say getting "cool' commercials about how much closer to sci-fi action films we're getting in the modern army is as equatable as this. Or how I remember getting mail from the army to give them my personal details so I could get a skull cap/t-shirt/sunglasses/bottle opener as a trade off was kinda weird too.

I dunno, getting people to see them in a positive light to up recruitment seems like something that's been going on since forever. It just is what it is, considering that enlisting isn't mandatory.

Edited by MarkHawk

Seems okay but I was hoping it'd be more like Arma or DCS in terms of training but the games direction makes sense. Just not sure it's in my ball park of what I'm looking to play in a shooter.

Posted by OneKillWonder_

I really wish I had to self-control to only say "Aw jeez!" every time I get killed in a multiplayer game.

Edited by Wilshere

I think every person interested in the military is already playing ArmA.

Posted by President_Barackbar

Kinda bothers me that the crew wasn't willing to call this propaganda, which it is, but a "marketing tool". Those propaganda-ing bastards!

If we wanna get REALLY granular about it, all marketing is propaganda. I don't think there is anything particularly egregious about this game considering its never in-your-face about joining the Army or anything like that. Hell, Call of Duty has a lot more of a chest-beating patriotism to it than this game does.

Edited by Nadafinga

8:31 - Jeff: "Don't teamkill."

9:46 - Drew teamkills...and nobody notices.


This is all the proof we need to figure out that Drew is a spy, working for those who oppose freedom. I mean, he goes and "visits" North Korea, and now this teamkill in America's Army.

WAKE UP PEOPLE.

Edited by Hassun

@drewbert The medium range rifle is a Designated Marksman Rifle.

Brad and Jeff commenting on Drew spectating the game as if he were actually playing it was hilarious.

Posted by AngriGhandi

--America Kickstarter--

Backer rewards:
-Freedom
-Army game
-The world's best quick service dining

Stretch goal rewards:
-Bald eagles
-Fiscal solvency

Posted by NoelVeiga

So informal poll: creepier or less creepy than the Chinese version?

Posted by warthurton

I thought there was going to be a video of when the Army guys came in to talk about the game. Did that never happen?

Posted by rentfn

Freedom cost a buck o' five

Posted by Darson

GLORIOUS MISSION

Posted by outerabiz

They should probably outsource the creation of AA games, or just stop making them, this looks bland, boring, and it brings nothing to the market that isn't there already.

Seems like a waste of resources to me. Paid for by you!

Posted by Jedted

Why do they still have that Kessler wallpaper on that PC?

Posted by SlashDance

GLORY TO ARSTOTZKA!

Edited by kablui

@angrighandi said:

--America Kickstarter--

Backer rewards:

-Freedom

-Army game

-The world's best quick service dining

Stretch goal rewards:

-Bald eagles

-Fiscal solvency

Risks And Challenges

- Security measures implemented to attain freedom may be perceived as or lead to actual oppression

- Concept of army game in itself may be considered as ill conceived, given the current global situation and outcome of previous freedom-bringing measures. PR might have an interesting couple of days in front of them coming up ahead on this one, especially in conjunction with previous challenge

- fiscal solvency might be harder to reach than initially thought of, might require staggered/squared stretch-goals to achieve

- Given current ecological development, supply of Bald eagles might not be as solid as initially hoped - but we'll do our very best to at least provide replacement duck-and-fancy-paint-kit, so as not to destroy the illusion of success with this most critical of all stretch-goals

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