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8th Sep '17 12:24:32 PM Malady
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*** The game Full Spectrum Warrior contrasts with most such games in that non playable characters are actually useful, because in real life, trained soldiers usually are. Also, getting shot is bad and most of the game involves proper movement patterns based on the idea that people are trying to kill you, instead of trying to outrun a health meter or waiting for a shield to recharge after reckless use of grenades. Paxton Galvanek used what he learned in ''AmericasArmy'' to help save the life of someone in a car crash. Healing people in the game is a matter of pushing the left mouse button, but qualifying as a medic requires sitting through and passing 3 tests on first aid.

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*** The game Full Spectrum Warrior contrasts with most such games in that non playable characters are actually useful, because in real life, trained soldiers usually are. Also, getting shot is bad and most of the game involves proper movement patterns based on the idea that people are trying to kill you, instead of trying to outrun a health meter or waiting for a shield to recharge after reckless use of grenades. Paxton Galvanek used what he learned in ''AmericasArmy'' ''VideoGame/AmericasArmy'' to help save the life of someone in a car crash. Healing people in the game is a matter of pushing the left mouse button, but qualifying as a medic requires sitting through and passing 3 tests on first aid.



* And the US Army definitely commissioned Atari to make a modified version of ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlezone1980}} Battlezone]]'', with additional gunnery controls for targeting practice. This is probably the earliest example of this.

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* And the US Army definitely commissioned Atari to make a modified version of ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlezone1980}} Battlezone]]'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Battlezone|1980}}'', with additional gunnery controls for targeting practice. This is probably the earliest example of this.
8th Sep '17 12:21:45 PM Malady
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*** Similarly, the US Army commissioned and released AmericasArmy as a free download to the public. It's at least as much aimed at training people in realistic combat (i.e., team-killing is murder, not comedy) as actual skills, but it probably qualifies.

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*** Similarly, the US Army commissioned and released AmericasArmy VideoGame/AmericasArmy as a free download to the public. It's at least as much aimed at training people in realistic combat (i.e., team-killing is murder, not comedy) as actual skills, but it probably qualifies.
5th Sep '17 12:11:27 PM ExeloMinish
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** His "legitimate training" isn't much better; the show features whole [[TrainingMontage Training Montages]] of him having the rest of the team do exercises right out of ''Film/DrunkenMaster'' and ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' (down to the infamous raw egg drinking). They've learned a lot from his methods: Chris went from near-useless in melee to pulling some impressive GunKata after he gifted her a DVD copy of ''{{Film/Equilibrium}}'', and he made the Gears watch an "anti-tank movie" for the time they had to fight regular soldiers (and from what they got out of it, it's strongly implied that rather than the expected war flick, it was ''Film/{{Hulk}}'').
3rd Sep '17 7:03:07 AM HalcyonDayz
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* Momonga from ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'' is the leader of a successful video game guild who finds himself transferred into the body of his character and into a real fantasy world, along with his NPC followers who develop real personalities and sapience. He is able to transfer his guildmaster experience to become a somewhat competent leader of a real faction, and to utilize his gamer strategies against his enemies (though he is far from flawless and the NPCs, especially [[ManipulativeBastard Demiurge]], often prove smarter than him. Even though they don't realize that.

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* Momonga from ''LightNovel/{{Overlord}}'' is the leader of a successful video game guild who finds himself transferred into the body of his character and into a real fantasy world, along with his NPC followers who develop real personalities and sapience. He is able to transfer his guildmaster experience to become a somewhat competent leader of a real faction, and to utilize his gamer strategies against his enemies (though he is far from flawless and the NPCs, {{Non Player Character}}s, especially [[ManipulativeBastard Demiurge]], often prove smarter than him. Even though they don't realize that.
24th Aug '17 8:52:25 PM ChadM
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' season 5, Cyril is able to use his tabletop wargaming skills to run an entire country's military.
19th Aug '17 6:32:53 AM SuperTeaLove
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* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' S7 Episode 3 {{deconstructed|Trope}} this trope as used by the MoralGuardians. To counter the claim that violent games desensitize children to violence and that realistic games teach children how to use weapons, they test it by giving a nine year old boy who plays violent games very frequently an AR-15 at a shooting range. He holds the gun incorrectly, misses the (oversized) target, isn't prepared for the recoil, doesn't want to shoot more afterward when asked, and cries from the experience.

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* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' S7 Episode 3 {{deconstructed|Trope}} this trope as used by the MoralGuardians. To counter the claim that violent games desensitize children to violence and that realistic games teach children how to use weapons, they test it by giving a nine year old boy who plays violent games very frequently an AR-15 at a shooting range. He holds the gun incorrectly, misses the (oversized) target, isn't prepared for the recoil, doesn't want to shoot more afterward incorrectly and presumably misses, then when asked, and cries from the experience.asked has no desire to try again.
10th Aug '17 11:43:20 PM Baeraad555
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* Gemma in ''VideoGame/NinjaPizzaGirl'' apparently told her dad that she'd "studied ninjitsu" so that he'd let her make deliveries to the rougher neighbourhoods. When she actually runs into some enemies, she admits to [[MissionControl Tristan]] that what she meant was that she'd googled it. She still turns out to be pretty efficient in a fight.
27th Jul '17 9:16:11 AM TylerL320
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** In ''Videogame/Persona5'', the player can learn gun-related skills by hanging out with Shinya Oda, a kid in an arcade who is a master at light gun games. He can also play old retro games in order to increase his stats. Despite the protagonist's [[ImprobableAimingSkills impossibly-good]] skill with firearms when dungeon crawling, he's shown to be [[IDontKnowMortalKombat incredibly incompetent with the game]].

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** In ''Videogame/Persona5'', the player protagonist can play old retro games in order to increase his stats. He can also learn gun-related skills by hanging out with Shinya Oda, a kid in an arcade who is a master at light gun games. He can also play old retro games in order to increase his stats.games. Despite the protagonist's [[ImprobableAimingSkills impossibly-good]] skill with firearms when dungeon crawling, he's shown to be [[IDontKnowMortalKombat incredibly incompetent with the game]].
27th Jul '17 9:13:18 AM TylerL320
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** In ''Videogame/Persona5'', the player can learn gun-related skills by hanging out with Shinya Oda, a kid in an arcade who is a master at light gun games. He can also play old retro games in order to increase his stats.

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** In ''Videogame/Persona5'', the player can learn gun-related skills by hanging out with Shinya Oda, a kid in an arcade who is a master at light gun games. He can also play old retro games in order to increase his stats. Despite the protagonist's [[ImprobableAimingSkills impossibly-good]] skill with firearms when dungeon crawling, he's shown to be [[IDontKnowMortalKombat incredibly incompetent with the game]].
15th May '17 11:42:35 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/Persona4'': Chie Satonaka imitates what she watches in kung-fu movies to fight.
* In ''Videogame/Persona5'', the player can learn gun-related skills by hanging out with a kid in an arcade who is a master at light gun games. He can also play old retro games in order to increase his stats.

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* ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona'':
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''VideoGame/Persona4'': Chie Satonaka imitates what she watches in kung-fu movies to fight.
* ** In ''Videogame/Persona5'', the player can learn gun-related skills by hanging out with Shinya Oda, a kid in an arcade who is a master at light gun games. He can also play old retro games in order to increase his stats.
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