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US Troops Loving Their Video Games

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Posted by Allison on January 3, 2005 8:50 AM
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The Associated Press is reporting out of Camp Fallujah, Iraq that "the video game generation has grown up and gone to war, taking along its preferred form of entertainment". The article suggests "games are as ubiquitous at Camp Fallujah and around it as tattoos", and it goes on to describe the video game scene there, where the Navy Engineers prefer "Half-Life 2", the Marines opt to pick up their PS2 controllers at the gym for some "Madden NFL 2005" tournament action, and "Neverwinter Nights" reigns supreme in the public affairs office. All of this shows, once again, that a video game's ability to distract people from reality can really be a positive. I'm thinking a Lunabean "Send games to our troops" movement is in order. I'll start working on that, and I'll let you know what I come up with. Read the article.

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