Dan Rather on America's Army

Tonight on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, there's supposed to be a report on America's Army, the free recruitment game where you learn what it's like to be in the Army, I guess.

I've played it a bit, and I know Mike has, and I think it's a unique blend of thorough advergaming (like they talk about at watercoolergames.org) and sinister propoganda. (I suspect that Mike leans toward the latter interpretation?)

The tone of the promo I saw this afternoon sounded a bit sarcastic, something like "A recruitment game!?", but do you think it's violence being touted as a "fun" way to serve your country? I haven't played it far enough to get to actual missions, but I understand that you square off against unnamed but clearly Arabian terrorists. What does that mean?

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