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Op Ed - Homefront and Propaganda In Video Games - What Are They Trying To Tell You?
America's Army was originally created as a recruitment tool, and as such is probably one of the only games on this list that was deliberately created to boost enlistments and nationalism. It has been remarkably effective at fostering gung-ho pro-American militarism throughout much of the country. The American Civil Liberties Union even said in 2008 that the Army's video-game development team found that 60 percent of recruits had played America's Army on a nearly daily basis, and 4 out of 100 said they joined just because of the game. The ACLU has alleged that the game was designed to reach young teens online that are legally protected from recruitment attempts.

4. Re: Op Ed Mar 18, 2011, 11:26 Tim Collins
I was brought up that if you couldn't make it/afford college or get a really good job otherwise via trade school, luck, family or whatever that your last option would be to join the military. Military was always the last choice. If you can lure people in with good motor skills(a lot of gamers) go ahead cause I'll tell you one thing the military needs people with quick reflexes.

"The ACLU has alleged that the game was designed to reach young teens online that are legally protected from recruitment attempts"

There is something called ROTC, and the fact that recruiters are in every high school, both targeted at teenagers. I think the ACLU is just bored.

I'm curious I explained how the military was perceived in my family, if yer reading this feel free to post what your family thought when you were growing up, I'm really curious if anybody else was raised the same way.
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