>Video Games can Save Your Life

I knew all those hours I spent playing Half-Life and Battlefield 2, weren’t wasted.

“…The U.S. Army has discovered a remote control gun turret that works, and cannot get enough of them. The army wants over 9,000 CROWS (common remotely operated weapon stations), but is only getting 15 a month…

“…The guys operating these systems grew up playing video games. They developed skills in operating systems (video games) very similar to the CROWS controls. This was important, because viewing the world around the vehicle via a vidcam is not as enlightening (although a lot safer) than having your head and chest exposed to the elements, and any firepower the enemy sends your way. But experienced video gamers are skilled at whipping that screen view around, and picking up any signs of danger. Iraqis are amazed at how observant CROWS is. Iraqis tend to just write this off as another example of American ‘magic.’ But the troops know better.
Video games can save your life:

H/T Instapundit (yeah, like he’d give me a H/T)


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