Your Technology Jun. 3, 2002

WAR GAMES

There was a clear military presence at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles last week, and it had nothing to do with terror alerts or heightened security. The U.S. Army, eager to boost recruitment among 18-to-24-year-olds, is getting into the computer-game business. In July it will release two titles: Soldiers, a Sims-style basic-training exercise based on interviews with more than 700 real-life grunts; and Operations, a fast-paced online game that puts you behind the trigger--and teaches you teamwork--in a combat situation. Operations is built with the same software as the popular shooting game Unreal, but Army...

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