01 November 2011

New War Video Game...ideas....

From the Soldier side: One of my Army buddies had a great idea on Facebook about how to make war video games more real… some of us added on to his concept and this is some of what we came up with…
All the war videos pretty much have the players running or driving around and shooting up everything in sight. What they seem to forget is all that gear has to be prepped before the mission and there are lots of other things that go on each day in a modern war. So, our video game would have the player dealing with this:

1.) Prior to the mission, your team leader has to spend 4 or 5 hours writing up an OP ORDER .With attachments using every software program Microsoft Office has- Power Point, Excel, Word and solitaire.

2.) Your teams drivers have to do    PMCS   on the vehicles. This typically takes 2 to 4 hours depending on the age, miles and type of vehicle you are assigned.

3.) Your assistant has to check out and PMCS the    SINGARS RADIO  .This includes checking the attachments like the handsets and antennas that are the same ones that have been used since before the Viet Nam war.

4.) You will personally check out the   BLUE FORCE TRACKER  because as the truck commander you seem to be the only one who knows how to use it.

5.) The Lead Vehicle Gunner has to strip, clean and oil her  M249 SAW   to make sure it will fire The rear vehicle gunner will do the same to his M2  FIFTY CAL   (yep, it’s the same gun your great grand pa used in WWII.

6.) After this is all done, the battalion Sergeant Major wants all soldiers to conduct an area police call because he found a scrap of paper outside his nice air conditioned office.

7.) After the police call, everybody has to have a weapons safety class because one of the office REMF officer had another negligent discharge with his M9 9 MIL  this is the third one this month, but so far nobody has been injured, however, several people have been awarded the CAB COMBAT ACTION BADGE  . due to the close calls and crapping their DCUs due to the loud noise.

8.) After all of this, you and your team have a chance to go to the camp PX . to pick up badly needed soap, deodorant, foot powder, Gatorade, chew and other items, but when you get there, the REMFs have already bought everything in stock and you leave with a DVD of the Partridge Family because that’s all they had.

After the PX, you return to the office and attempt to write reports for what your team did that day, however, the software sucks and you can’t get on line to the website where you need to enter the information…so you wait until midnight, and then it works.

Get up the next day at 0500 hours, go to the mess hall and inhale your food, run back to the office and load up your truck and wonder why even though everything was checked and ready to go last night, now the truck won’t start.

When you finally get out the gate, you drive for hours in the 130 degree heat, get shot at but never see the shooter and come back to camp and repeat the above…do this 7 days a week.

CI Roller Dude says: You can't have an adventure without some part of it sucking! 


Coffeypot said...

I don't play video games...except for Spider Solitaire.

CI-Roller Dude said...

Yeah, but did you click on the BLUE words...I spent a lot of time doing that linkshit stuff.

Paxford said...

Good post (yes.. blue words clicked :D)

[Dear Santa... I have been a very good girl this year - may I have a M2 Fifty Cal of my very own?]

Anonymous said...

1. The Onion had a Modern Warfare 3 video parody last summer (not the current schtick).
2. Was all about sitting and waiting, troops Bee-Essing, vehicle maintenance, etc.
3. Daughter got a screen shoot of it, blew it up and framed it for me.
4. Your last line is so true.
V/R JWest

CI-Roller Dude said...

People who know me in my "real" life are pretty sure I can't do "links" and things like that.

Pax, the "Fifty Cal" is one of my favorite weapons...however, taking it apart is more akin to a small engine than a firearm.

Mr West, The Onion is my best news source, I should have had a link to it.

Anonymous said...

1. Link: http://www.youtube.com/
2. Otherwise, Onion Modern Warfare 3 will do it.
3. Have a print of a troop idling on a hesco c/o my favorite daughter.
4. Amazing (or pathetic) how many times the Onion's humor has turned out to be tamer than reality.
V/R JWest

CI-Roller Dude said...

I have taken The Onion stories and stole them and e-mailed them out...surprising how many people would think it was real.

Hogdayafternoon said...

Excellent idea RD. From the police perspective, perhaps games like SWAT could include a full risk assessment prior to, briefing from the community consultation and liaison officer, the superintendent of the division attending the briefing and asking why you can't make the first shot a blank (this is obviously the UK version of the game)and then re-writing it all when you find out some loose mouth has breeched security. Plus the bonus section where you actually hit the wrong door because the detectives ducked out on their O.P. skills training. Boredom and bureaucracy could become the new adrenaline rush?

NavyOne said...

This: "You can't have an adventure without some part of it sucking!" is true.

Unless you are blogging. Than the suckage is minor. And the adventure, major. Maybe. . .

Gears Of War 3 Epic Edition Contents said...

"You can't have an adventure without some part of it sucking!" true, true!