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Your Money (Video Games) #790963

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 24, 2005
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) How big entertainment companies are getting rich on the taxpayer dollar examined; details given about the Army investment of millions in video games used for training purposes; excerpt shown from "Full Spectrum Warrior," a combat video game paid for by the Army that has been a training flop. [IGN Entertainment editorial director Peer SCHNEIDER†- says the game requires real war tactics.] [Pandemic Studios president Josh RESNICK†- says the game was commissioned by the Army.] [Taxpayers for Common Sense Keith ASHDOWN†- says the Army is not using the game & got nothing in return.] [US Army Simulation & Training Command Michael MACEDONIA†- says our focus is on training soldiers.] Sony's view of its video game/training contract with the Army noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Ross, Brian

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