EL 250 Delwiche (91-109)
I was really glad that someone wrote on America's Army. I had no clue how big it was until my brother started playing it, religiously, a few years ago. He is so addicted to the game, that he doesn't go one night without playing it. He has AA dogtags designed for him and his platoon. He has even gone as far as letting his son play into it. But,the worst of addictions, he has met so many online friends that he has gone out of the state and visited them. They have renunions every so often. He has tried to convert me to AA, but I see the game as propaganda. It is a way of brainwashing. I'll stick to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It's a much safer bet, and I recognize it as a hobby, not a lifestyle.
I thought an important question was raised on page 94, "Are games such as Special Force and America's Army educational or propagandistic?" After I saw my brother fall into the game, I saw just how far his patriotism was. It was almost as if he was a nationalist. I mean, he would tell me stories about his online excursions. They were violent like and were made up of a team of elitists. That's outrageous. It's only a game. My point of this blog was that after reading the article, I recognized to what extent some groups go by playing these video games.