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America's Army Recon Demo

A bit earlier than anticipated, NVIDIA is the first site to offer downloads of the Recon demo of America's Army: Operations, the free first-person shooter game that was developed by the U.S. Army using the Unreal engine. The Recon demo requires a whopping 203.9 MB download, and offers "four single player basic training missions including a rifle range, obstacle course and weapons course," as well as "six multiplayer missions including a homeland defense operation, urban training, freeing prisoners, and protecting against an act of ecological terrorism." Word from HomeLan Fed is that the login authorization and multiplayer servers are not due to be launched until the original release time of 3:00 AM EDT (midnight PDT) though. Further mirrors can be expected on the official site by that time as well. Update: Mirrors are already online at FilePlanet (registration required) and 3D Gamers.
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228. Re: Whiney Eurotrash Jul 6, 2002, 14:44 anon@64.219
"Posts like #226 are why I like to read this board. It gives me a good chuckle. Idiots."

I mistyped "open-source" and I won't even justify your post with a rebuttal.
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227. Re: Whiney Eurotrash Jul 6, 2002, 14:37 anon@65.31
Posts like #226 are why I like to read this board. It gives me a good chuckle. Idiots.  
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226. Re: Ridiculous Jul 6, 2002, 14:33 anon@64.219
"It's kind of like Microsoft. It's just so easy to point at the big guy and call him Asshole."

Hey are you forgetting that Bill Gates not only stole the Windows operating system from IBM, but he's tries to get open sorce software banned every opportunity he gets. C'mon, wake up! Gates is every bit as bad as the American Government.

The whole point is... that the American government is lying to it's people and has pretty much declared that we are going to be "at war" until we have access to all of the world's petroleum and any other natural resources that it deems a necessity. OPEC and all of the multi-national corporations are now in control of the US government and every political decision that it makes is in the interest of big business, not the people it has been elected to govern. Republicans and Democrats, both are in the pockets of big business. Besides, I thought video games weren't supposed to influence or promote violent behavior. How is this a valid propaganda tool if that's true? Or is it the militaries way of just pissing away a buttload of cash so they can say, "Oh well, that video game idea didn't work. It must be because we didn't spend enough of the tax payer's money. It's time we ask for a bigger budget."

I've seen some of the posts on this message board and some of you are losing site of what the real issue is here.

" Corporations have taken over the government and turned it against its own people." - Ralph Nader
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225. Re: you make me sick Jul 6, 2002, 13:58 anon@12.234
Any suggestions? Yeah, P4 2.2ghz & GeForce 4 Ti4600.

I have great framerates.
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224. Wow. Jul 6, 2002, 13:56 Rosco
Well, I love to see these sort of arguments... Let me start off by saying, the foreign people on this board I respect a lot, because they can speak english AND their native tongue, and probably even more languages. Most of the Americans on this board can barely speak English...with that said, I have to say most foreign people I have met, (In the U.S. and other countries) are quite nice and are usually aware of whats going on. But...all of this talk about we (The U.S.) stole the land and we are complete morons who think that Hitler is still the ruler of Germany is just irrelevent information, obviously you are just trying to get under our skin, or deep down think that something is really, really wrong with your own country. Yes, we did steal land from the Native Americans, but did you know that now they are the RICHEST minority in America? Do you have any idea how much money they make with casinos? Its astronomical. Plus, they can go to any college in there state for FREE. We had a war with the Native Americans, we won, and now we treat them as equals and everything is a lot better since the days of General Custer.... Now, its time to look at Germany. Did they have a war with jewish people? Or did you round all of them up and try to exterminate them from the face of the Earth...I dont see Germans giving any Jewish people special bonus offers....heh. Better next time not to talk about "stolen" land. I think Germany's atrocities are far worse. Oh, and why is it that when the name "Hitler," or "Nazis," are mentioned within a ten mile radius of ANY German, they go CRAZY. I mean, they lose it. I have seen many a german yelling and screaming, shouting profanities, etc when I mentioned Nazis. If you act like you dont care, then do so. Jeesh. Do you see Americans going postal everytime the annexation of texas, or the vietnam war is mentioned? No, you dont. You know why? Because we have thicker skin. I agree, our government is screwed up with Bush (I hate "ideas" and his leadership with a power of a thousand suns, heh). your country any better? Probably not, every American has the chance to get ahead and be rich, and powerful, but in dont with socialistic governments, you are all the same and cant get ahead (or behind) in I guess I can see why you are all so jealous of the U.S....and like theres anything you other countries can do about it...Does Germany even have an army? Heh heh.

Okay now to talk about this game, Ill make it short.

This game is the biggest load of propoganda bullshit I have ever seen, I fear playing it for the fact it may have subliminal messages in it telling me to join the army or die, heh.

well thats enough of that. please respond so I can counter your opinions yet again. =)

-Rosco: The Prince Of Space

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223. Re: you make me sick Jul 6, 2002, 13:53 anon@66.185
Your such an idiot #222. The thought that you've ever picked up a book other than a comic book is hard to believe. Yes, as a German he's got nothing to be proud of except for maybe Mozart, Beethoven, Kant, Nietzsche, Hegel, Schweitzer... the list goes on and on. Just names that helped shaped the world we live in today. I'm not going to say you're a typical American because that would be generalizing, something you're so fond of doing. You're just an ignorant American.
P.S. I've got a PIII850 w\geforce 2 and getting poor frame rates, any suggestions?
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222. Re: you make me sick Jul 6, 2002, 13:09 anon@65.80
Term, you missed the damn point. The point is you can't imagine what it is to be proud of your country because you have nothing to be proud of. No, you personally aren't responsible for what was done 50 years ago (give me a break), but that is your heritage and you have to just deal with it.

The problem is you are some loser with a chip on your shoulder and you are jealous of people in a country that have national pride. Like most europeans you just want to kick back and critique others in the world who are trying to make a difference.

By the way, dumbass, the walmart thing was a joke and the country you call germany is just as stolen as the united states, just pick up a history book once in a while.
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221. USA...The best country in the world Jul 6, 2002, 13:03 anon@66.82
Yes Im in the military and fly. I will be happy to do my duty and take bombs and destroy the enemy with death from above. Now just keep this in mind i dont enjoy the thought of killing people. After all i am a christian man with a faimily too but, if any nation or group wants to threaton life, liberty and happiness I have no problem decimating them to a pile of ashes. I think I understand why many countries and some i mean all terrorist organizations are jelous of the USA. It's freedom.........If we want to pray to a god we believe in we can. If we want to go across the country driving with only wondering where to eat and gas we can etc. ( with the knowlege that we wont be percicuted for anything) Our wives/women dont have to worry about covering their face etc. Last comment for the arab countries. Props to the comment above yes, no nation's goverment is perfect and there's problems in them all, but at least if we have problems and look how stable and powerful and (world's police) supportive we are I sure hate to be in the other countries (that are really jacked up) and commiting suicide to go to allah or whoever wont get u there only get u to hell!!!!!
Born in the USA.........
Thank GOD!!!!
And mee too...cant find a decent server bellow 1200 ping wigo?
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220. Re: Ridiculous Jul 6, 2002, 12:53 anon@65.80
Good point #219 thread is way off topic and has everyone up in arms. These guys really underestimated the popularity of the AA game and didn't quite get the server thing straight for sure. I think once everything gets straightened out the game will be great.

also seems odd that so many people would have a chip on their shoulders about the US and the military, but be right on top of a game that the military puts out huh?
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219. Re: Ridiculous Jul 6, 2002, 12:14 Tony!!!
Holy goat crap!!! Look at all you idots poinlessly bashing one another., and this is why there is war in the world. Can't we all just get along.
Face it, NO government is PERFECT! We in the U.S. of A have our flaws, as does every other government and every other individual. Get over it! So what if our country has money and power. It's kind of like Microsoft. It's just so easy to point at the big guy and call him Asshole.
Personally I love that I live here. I read the news about what is going on in some of these poverty countrys with no solid government and I am thankful as hell. There are some countries that are ideal for raising your childeren and some where you wouldn't if you had a choice. I like it here and I'm not going to bash because there was a bad apple in the bunch.
I've never been over seas to places like Germany or France or anywhere else for that matter. But I know some folks from those places and they are great people.
The only thing in this world that really sucks is terrorist and thier zeal to brainwash people into hating and killing those with a diffent point of view on religion and those countries with more money. Get over it you losers! The sooner you find inner peace the fewer the deaths of the inocents.
...And why the hell can I not find a decent server for this game? I mean we are talking like pings of almost 3,000!! Jesus!


my 360 user name is Robo Pop
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218. Ridiculous Jul 6, 2002, 11:48 anon@216.165
All this American-bashing, European-bashing bullshit is ridiculous. America has it's flaws, as does France, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Britain.
Here, in the U.S., we are isolated by two oceans. We don't have to learn German to travel 100 miles away from home. It's like comparing apples to oranges.
Not all Americans are pompous, violent brutes like some of the posters here have made them out to be. Not all Europeans are anti-American snobs either.
Many of U.S. citizens are upset about innocent civilians getting killed or maimed by our military's action. It was not deliberate though, so to make us sound like monsters is a bit unfair. We have provided a lot of support to rectify our mistake and there is an investigation to make sure that it doesn't happen in the future.
It's unfortunate to see how easily the world can point fingers and blame each other for what is a human problem - hate.
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217. No subject Jul 6, 2002, 11:22 anon@64.231
All of you should give it a fukin rest, get a life really.

Its a good game, Who the fuk cares how they paid for it.
Are you REALLY affected by it? NO, so STFU and play bitches
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216. Re: you make me sick Jul 6, 2002, 11:22 Term
#214: Thank you. I've always waited on someone to explain to me why exactly I'm so jealous about the americans... it's Walmart! Ok, even though you've just proven of not being worth any kind of serious argumentation from my side (and BTW, we have Walmarts and they suck), let me just pick out YOUR major point which underlines MY argumentation:

YOU still want to blame me for the sins of my forefathers? YOU are proud of your country even though I'm pretty much sure you never did anything to serve it? See, that's what my post was all about: I didn't live through WW2, nor did my parents, so why should I feel guilty for something people in my country did 50 years ago? Sure, I feel pity for all nazi victims, I feel ashamed to think that something like this could actually happen in the civilised world of the 20th century and most of all it gets me on the barricades to see how much followers nazi propaganda still has today, throughout the entire world.

But is it my fault? No, I couldn't change anything about it (even if I doubt that people like you can draw a line between past and presence). I learned everything about the holocaust, even from first hand experiences my grandpa made, and I'm wide awake in spotting skinhead and nazi tendencies in current Germany, but after all I made my personal peace with history and carry on. In Germany we even had a debate going on a couple of months ago if it is ok for a politician to say "I'm proud to be german". So much for our responsibility towards history.

What you (as a prime example of the americans I talked about) do is to identify with something as abstract as a "country". Yes, 'your' land is stolen, so might be 'mine' (although I don't quite know what you're talking about there?), but the difference is that I never claimed to be proud of my country. I'm happy to live here, but I could do so as well in any other civilised country of the world, I'd call myself a "world citizen" if I had to define it. The world nowadays should be about tolerance and all your post screams is ignorance and arrogance. But thanks for proving my point so perfectly.

BTW, I doubt that more than 1 person out of 100.000 in Germany wears Lederhosen. And before making fun of stuff like that, you should at least learn how to spell it. Moron.

(P.S.: This will be my last post concerning the ethical and political debate in here, so don't expect an answer, however hard you try to insult me next time As others in here stated out: this should be about gaming and the fun of it, so shall it be. But I just had to react to that "Whiney eurotrash" thing going on... the american attitude nowadays really starts to disgust me.)

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215. Re: you make me sick Jul 6, 2002, 11:15 anon@80.130
"German people should hold their heads in shame for generations over what went on in WW2 and you should thank god that the US and Britain helped rebuild your fucked up country. "

yep, we shure are responsible for what our grandfathers did ....... and we shurely have to thank YOU for what your grandfathers did when they helped to rebuild our country.

"and you guys are still pissed that the allies kicked your ass in two wars straight"

definitly, cause as every good american knows, germany is a place where everybody adores the nazis and whishes we had won world war 2 ........

"You also cheat at soccer and have a team of cry babies. "

you obviously cant loose .....

hey, but i liked the first paragraph you wrote ....
and out ...

btw. sorry for the sarcasm-marks, but i think the typical american wouldnt get it if they werent there.
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214. Re: you make me sick Jul 6, 2002, 10:32 anon@65.80
Wow "term" that is a really thought provoking message that you wrote. As much as I would like to stick my foot up your ass I have to say that you make some reasonable points. Here in the US, unfortunately, culture and 2nd languages are not deemed as significant as they are in other countries and indeed the typical American does grow up in a more self centered (American) world. I guess that must be OK, though because when you travel into Europe it is amazing to see how popular American spun businesses are.

As for your comments on our country being stolen-yours isn't or maybe you really haven't been taught german history yet?? And let's not forget the german sheep that flocked behind hitler in recent history with his diabolical ideas and murderous activities....and the nation that knew all about it and had the balls to become ashamed pretending to be surprised in the end. German people should hold their heads in shame for generations over what went on in WW2 and you should thank god that the US and Britain helped rebuild your fucked up country. You have some set of balls bitching about anything the US does...

You know what the problem really is? Most Europeans are just plain jealous.. France is still pissed that we had to bail their ass out after your sorry ass overran them and you guys are still pissed that the allies kicked your ass in two wars straight. You also cheat at soccer and have a team of cry babies. AND hate the fact that you can only shop until the early evening and 1/2 a day on saturday-not at all on sunday---that is REALLY a lot of pressure on your sorry ass.

Don't worry Term, we'll send you a couple of walmarts and let you get your stupid looking liederhosen on Sunday

Term, I hope this all helped enlighten you and now if you want to just reply and say thank you we will forget your mistaken ideas in the previous note
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213. Whiney eurotrash Jul 6, 2002, 10:28 anon@68.82
" Few civilians"? Do you know "we've" killed more innocent
people in afghanistan than the tragedy of 911.
Don't let me tell you about Iraq, or Panama.

Blood for oil?
P.S. Did you Know G.W.B.jr. made his first million
with the Bin Laden family!

Bagram Airbase, Afghanistan
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212. Re: you make me sick Jul 6, 2002, 10:27 anon@80.130
i totally agree with all the points you made  
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211. Re: you make me sick Jul 6, 2002, 09:35 Term
"The rest of you foreigners are just a pack of cultureless bastards."

Well, I wouldn't put it that harsh, but basically he's right. I don't mind all you americans think you're the rulers of the world, I even agree with most of the current actions against terrorism - but what makes ME sick is the general US ignorance towards any other country in the world.

Being a german I know what it means to be blamed for the faults of our forefathers, even if it's more then 50 years ago (BTW, I once read that most american school kids think our country is still ruled by Hitler) and America is on a straight way into the same sort of isolation. Basically I'm a great fan of America, I travel overseas as often as possible and I even enjoy this piece of game propaganda crap we're talking about in here (heh, after all it's YOUR taxes... while I can play it :)).

But what I simply don't get is how horribly undereducated most americans are concerning other cultures, history and general development of mankind. You are being taught that sort of absolute ignorance towards the rest of the world from early age on, no wonder so many morons in here are all in for that army shit! I'm not judging all americans by this, in fact I appreciate the controversal points discussed in here, but critical voices have always been a minority in a land so full of false pride as the US are. And I agree with Widukind by saying that there's absolutely no reason for being proud of anything in the stolen land you're living in.

Let me just point out that a game like this would've never been developed by any of the european government forces. Not only that they wouldn't see a sense in it, they simply don't have the money to afford such propaganda and most of all the governments still have enough power over the military (at least here in germany) to avoid such stupid "advertising". And that's just the point: while most of us europeans still keep a critical eye on what the government wants to sell us, most americans eat whatever is served.

(Oh, and if you want to flame me now for any grammatical errors or typos, go ahead. At least we do learn a couple of languages while most of the posters on this board don't even seem to be capable of their native tongue.)

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210. Re: you make me sick Jul 6, 2002, 09:18 Mead
"Youre an really idiot."

That just about sums up the counter-argument. Please, fool, if you're going to slam, do it coherently.

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209. Re: you make me sick Jul 6, 2002, 09:14 anon@216.78
Wow. #208 made me happy because at least our education system here tends to work. English as a second language usually doesn't get butchered this bad. I'll let someone else take some potshots at this crockpot though, I have to get back to work for my Government. You know, the one that's really lamer and has all the greatest enemys. ^^  
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