brings us a Wired blog about Jack Thompson's recent press release, which claims an "unholy alliance" exists
between the gaming industry and the U.S. Department of Defense. Game Politics also has a discussion of Thompson's main points
. From Wired:
"Jim Blank, the head of the modeling and simulation division of the U.S. Joint Forces Command, says that commercial games don't meet the demand of the military, adding, 'first-person shooter games really don't apply in this environment.' Blank's point is that game-like simulations are a valuable tool for training soldiers in situations that would be too expensive to simulate in reality."