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Ubisoft Signs Deal With U.S. Army 57

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the setting-sights-on-success dept.
Pig Hogger writes "The French video game producer Ubisoft has entered an agreement with the U.S. Army to market America's Army-branded video-games. According to the Ferrago story (and this Eurogamer story), '...the full and vast resources of the army will be at Ubisoft's disposal.'"
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Ubisoft Signs Deal With U.S. Army

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  • I'm glad (Score:5, Funny)

    by Oriumpor (446718) on Friday April 16, 2004 @12:18PM (#8881932) Homepage Journal
    '...the full and vast resources of the army will be at Ubisoft's disposal.'"


    Well it's good to know at least one company will have coffee and cigarettes for all.
  • by Godeke (32895) * on Friday April 16, 2004 @12:21PM (#8881970)
    ... but they are all so obvious that I will leave them as an exercise for the reader. Simply combine the following fragments as desired with a few connector words:

    • US Military
    • France
    • Game company with
    • More powerful than
    • Finally a chance
    • Surrender Monkey
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 16, 2004 @12:24PM (#8882014)
    Acting on newly received intelligence, U.S. Special Operations troops neutralized several cells of a dangerous terrorist group known as Electronic Arts.
  • by tchdab1 (164848) on Friday April 16, 2004 @12:27PM (#8882057) Homepage
    So will the series be called "Freedom Games"? Que ironie.
  • great (Score:5, Funny)

    by Areeves (598018) on Friday April 16, 2004 @12:47PM (#8882407)
    '...the full and vast resources of the army will be at Ubisoft's disposal.'" Reminds me of a great story, I was working *somewhere* for the gov and they we're testing a handheld device for the marines that would say simple phrases in arabic like "get down on the ground" "freeze!" etc. A bunch of grunts are sitting around in a room messing with these things while the CO is rambling on about how many millions they blew on this thing and how much its going to help, one marine manages to say the following "sir, I've got an M-16 with a huge frikin knife on the end of it, and, well, I'm pretty sure that will be all the translation I need. The CO looks around, shakes his head and dismissed them all. God I love the Mil.
  • by identity0 (77976) on Friday April 16, 2004 @12:56PM (#8882606) Journal
    Oooh, ooh, my turn!

    Finally a chance to see the U.S. Military as Surrendur Monkey to France 'cause it'll only happen in fantasy. :)

    Imagine a Game company with Beowulf cluster of Surrender Monkeys!!!

    In Soviet France, Monkey Surreners YOU!!!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 16, 2004 @06:17PM (#8887064)
    That seems to be the main target for American troops.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 16, 2004 @07:02PM (#8887461)
    Oh, please. I know we all like to lean over to the left here on Slashdot, but American troops don't just go around killing innocent civilians, and it's not fair to imply that they do. American troops go around killing innocent *brown* civilians. There's a big difference there. Try for a little more fact-checking and objectivity next time, mmkay?

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