FYI - Video Games and Real Life are Different
This Reuters article by Claudia Parsons takes a slightly different approach to the whole "life imitates video games" phenomenon. Reporting from the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, she speaks to several crew members who are well aware of the line between video games and reality. This may come as a shock to you, but these guys think there's a difference between booting up your flight simulator and actually piloting your FA/18 over a "no fly" zone. The Navy understands the value of games to assist in the education of pilots, however they are aware that the games don't make pilots. I think it's a refreshing perspective from the mainstream media who is often quick to portray video games as reality for those who play them.My favorite quote was from a gamer pilot who says, "I don't play flying games because it's like work". That must be why I stopped playing all those computer systems troubleshooting games.