Iraq and the XBOX

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Saturday, January 29, 2005

In the mid-90s, the U.S. military discovered that Marines were customizing the video game Doom to practice warfare, which prompted the Marine Corps to develop its own version of the game as an actual training tool. Now the military is busy developing incredibly realistic video games that help soldiers anticipate the confusion of peacekeeping and the danger of combat. As Rachel McCarthy found out, the games are now as complicated as the wars.

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