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The Unreal Engine powers numerous top-tier games like Mass Effect 3, Batman: Arkham City, and the Gears of War series. It appears that the newest Unreal Engine is going to be making an appearance in some unexpected places; specifically the US government. No, the folks in Washington haven’t been passing Xboxes around — get ready for Unreal-based simulations designed by the FBI, US Army, and other government agencies.

Epic Games develops the engine, which is one of the most popular cross-platform game technologies, and has partnered with Virtual Heroes to ink the government deal which is described as “long-term.” Epic will assist the FBI and others in using Unreal for content on the web, consoles, and mobile devices. No one is saying just how much Epic is being paid for the license just yet, but multiple millions seems likely.

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Good that crap they have been using to teach convoys and such are so bad. EST 2000 plays like duckhunt more than an actual range o.0

Now we just need the government to upgrade their computers. Garauntee they will try and run this on Pentium 4s.
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ROFL.
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glad to see my tax dollars are well spent.
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Get ready for RATs to be included in every game :wheee.gif:
 
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They're building a chest-high-wall simulator.
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Good that crap they have been using to teach convoys and such are so bad. EST 2000 plays like duckhunt more than an actual range o.0
Now we just need the government to upgrade their computers. Garauntee they will try and run this on Pentium 4s.

http://armory.bisimulations.com/products/vbs2/overview

Well theres that crap one that you get to use in those giant convoy simulators with the fake humvees and such and gas powered m16's, which is pretty fun but not very realistic...

Then theres VBS 2 which is Boehemia's piece. That one is pretty fun and having played operation flashpoint years back, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw what it was. We used it for everything from convoys to calling for indirect fire/air support and convoys. Much more realistic in the sense of coordination with other units. biggrin.gif
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They should've licensed CryEngine LMAO
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They should've licensed CryEngine LMAO

For the amount of upgrading they would have to do to their current training facilities where they do this type of thing, im wondering in what capacity theyre doing this and if they will be getting rid of VBS. We all know that the flashpoint engine (or whatever its called) isnt the most computer-intensive (which is why its used in big rooms on crappy laptops with internal graphics). My bet is its the army so they can churn out more crap like "America's army" 6 months down the road. Just wait for it.
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Good that crap they have been using to teach convoys and such are so bad. EST 2000 plays like duckhunt more than an actual range o.0
Now we just need the government to upgrade their computers. Garauntee they will try and run this on Pentium 4s.

Which is why they should have approached Valve for Source Engine. rolleyes.gif
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