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Gamer Fought ISIS For Six Months With Skills He Got From 'CoD'

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Gamer Fought ISIS For Six Months With Skills He Got From 'CoD 

 

A bit more than Competitive Pew Pew

 

 

Thoughts?

 

Btw Feel free to join me! I am going on a intergalactic exploration tour after learning survival tips from No Man's Sky! And I also play a lot of GTA V

 

 

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He is pretty lucky he didn't get shot in the head by SVD fire from rooftop. 😀


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Right, CoD, the game where your health regenerates in a matter of seconds and enemies patiently run through scripted motions so you can shoot them more easily, just like in real life.


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I personally believe :

 

"Kid who thought he knew shit from COD was taught valuable lessons by the Kurdish armed forces, but wants to credit his survival to COD for a sweeter report to media"

 

 

 

 


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1 minute ago, lewdicrous said:

Did he figure out how to respawn?

oddly sounds like something that needs to be requestioned with "is he too young for that?" ._.

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"Video games prepared me in a way for knowing strategies and how not to get killed, like how to use cover and not to stand in the open," he said.

This is what he learned?


 

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8 minutes ago, Kierax said:

I personally believe :

 

"Kid who thought he knew shit from COD was taught valuable lessons by the Kurdish armed forces, but wants to credit his survival to COD for a sweeter report to media"

Also he got lucky despite his really stupid decision.


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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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I suck at first person shooter but good at tactical strategy game like company of heroes 2. This means im totally all set to be a 5 star generals and command armies!


Sudo make me a sandwich 

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20 minutes ago, Kierax said:

I personally believe :

 

"Kid who thought he knew shit from COD was taught valuable lessons by the Kurdish armed forces, but wants to credit his survival to COD for a sweeter report to media"

Accuracy 10/10.

 

Standard military training? nobody cares.

a video game made someone a real soldier? omg endless praising and media coverage.


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3 minutes ago, Captain Chaos said:

I'm good at Need for Speed.  Guess I should become a getaway driver then. 

Of course. You can replicate 2 fast 2 furious! 


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4 minutes ago, Captain Chaos said:

I'm good at Need for Speed.  Guess I should become a getaway driver then. 

still need someone to pilot the extraction craft. who here has got some time on Flight Simulator?

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3 hours ago, Captain Chaos said:

I'm good at Need for Speed.  Guess I should become a getaway driver then. 

Someone who played a lot of Gran Turismo did land an actual racing career: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/gamesblog/2014/apr/07/video-gaming-jann-mardenborough-motor-racing

 

I can't find the article but someone else who plays one of those racing sim games at the championship level also got a chance to try the real thing and he did surprisingly well despite having no experience outside of games. The only thing that kept him from completing a full race was he didn't have the physical fitness to do so (not that he was obese or anything, but it does take a high level of physical fitness to be able to throw a car around like that)

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2 hours ago, VegetableStu said:

still need someone to pilot the extraction craft. who here has got some time on Flight Simulator?

Me! Specially with my HOTAS controller xD

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2 hours ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

Someone who played a lot of Gran Turismo did land an actual racing career: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/gamesblog/2014/apr/07/video-gaming-jann-mardenborough-motor-racing

 

I can't find the article but someone else who plays one of those racing sim games at the championship also got a chance to try the real thing and he did surprisingly well despite having no experience outside of games. The only thing that kept him from completing a full race was he didn't have the physical fitness to do so (not that he was obese or anything, but it does take a high level of physical fitness to be able to throw a car around like that)

It's not like there are no skills that translate between games and irl activities like racing - you do gain stuff like better reflexes and cool headed decision making. And in the case of a car you have some idea of when you probably should be braking compared to someone who never drove a car and hasn't played a racing game. I'm pretty good at laser tag and I definitely think playing games had something to do with that.

 

Still, that doesn't mean it's a substitute for actual training or practice doing the real thing. The guy in the article was probably reasonably fit to begin with and got trained by the Kurdish - his game experience might have helped a little at the beginning but it was hardly enough on its own.


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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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13 hours ago, Arika S said:

old as hell news story.

 

guy is a tool and sets a dangerous notion for impressionable kids that playing shooters will allow you to go and fight in a real war. pretty irresponsible.

I’m 100% sure the army also taught him a thing or two before deployment.

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13 hours ago, Shreyas1 said:

This is what he learned?

Most of that is common sense.

4 minutes ago, floofer said:

I’m 100% sure the army also taught him a thing or two before deployment.

If he got deployed at all, he would have had to learn a bit more than a thing or two while passing BCT.

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21 hours ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

Someone who played a lot of Gran Turismo did land an actual racing career: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/gamesblog/2014/apr/07/video-gaming-jann-mardenborough-motor-racing

 

I can't find the article but someone else who plays one of those racing sim games at the championship level also got a chance to try the real thing and he did surprisingly well despite having no experience outside of games. The only thing that kept him from completing a full race was he didn't have the physical fitness to do so (not that he was obese or anything, but it does take a high level of physical fitness to be able to throw a car around like that)

Yeah, people who play a ton of sim racing games usually will already have the necessary skills prepped and primed. 

 

Although they would still need training to complete the transition from virtual sim racing to real racing. GT Academy did that. 


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