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I'm doing a project about human augmentation and its potential military applications. Apart from a more serious and analytical paper on the topic, I'm thinking about putting together a video montage containing clips from media sources (movies/video games) where human augmentation is used and juxtapose it with research papers which focus on projects that may have a similar application.

I'm obviously going to research myself, but since I've only been a gamer for a few years and missed decades' worth of gaming history, I wanted to ask if anyone here knew of any examples. So far I have the strength/speed augmentation in Crysis and the biotic implant in Mass Effect (though I'm not sure I'll be able to use it as it's a bit too far out of the realm of possibility). Does anyone have a game that comes to mind?

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Halo series and their cybernetically enhanced Spartan super soldiers (maybe)?
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Deus Ex

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Bioshock
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Deus Ex and Crysis (although he just has a suit).
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Does anyone have a game that comes to mind?
all of them?

bionic commando, mechwarrior, halo, bioshock, dead space, etc etc etc etc etc

really, i cannot think of games without some sort of augmentation... TIGER WOODS GOLF??
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Yeah, most games have some poor sucker who was talked into having this or that done to him and now he either kills everything for love of country or for revenge. You never see the 6 million dollar man just getting to retire and going fishing or anything.


Halo is a great subject because the books get into great detail about the augmentation process. Of course, Wolverine would be as well, although he was already awesome before they fused molten metal into his bones.


IRL, they are experimenting with a quasi-exoskeleton thingy that will allow troops to carry a larger combat load while being able to move faster and farther by limiting the actual amount of work the body would have to do. Also, they have that crazy looking dog robot that they are talking about using to follow military personel around. It might look stupid, but it can carry upwards of 400 pounds. Hope this helps.
Edited by TrippinAlien - 2/22/11 at 1:46pm
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Dont forget the space marines in 40K!
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The strogg transformation that happens to you in Quake 4

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