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Army Gaming Championships Want You!

The Army is always looking for a few good men and women, but did you know they're currently looking for gamers, too? That's right, enter and compete in the Army Gaming Championships, prove your battle mettle, and score some big prizes!

It's one of the world's largest online video game competitions, as the AGC typically sees the best competition come together to compete for a share of $200,000 in cash and prices. The combat will take place at the AGC website, where you can sign up, create a profile, and track the competition. You can even form teams to compete in one of eleven games, so call your most skilled buddies!

Here's the list of titles for this year's competition:

America’s Army: the U.S. Army’s free FPS game that gives the most authentic military experience available, from exploring the development of Soldiers in individual and collective training to their deployment in simulated missions in the War on Terror.

Battlefield 2142: players choose to fight for one of two military superpowers - the European Union or the newly formed Pan Asian Coalition -in an epic battle for survival.

Call of Duty 2: the World War II game that recreates the Russian Front, the North African campaign, and Omaha Beach. It's one of the most popular FPSs in history, by the way.

Call of Duty 3: the action-packed sequel that puts the player in the Normandy Breakout and liberation of Paris.

Command & Conquer 3: strategy fans get a chance, too! This is the latest game in the revered RTS sci-fi game series; for both PC and Xbox 360.

Counter-Strike: Source: the multiplayer, team-based tactical first-person shooter, with a team of counter-terrorists facing off against a team of terrorists in a series of rounds.

Gears of War: the third-person tactical action/horror game from legendary developer Cliffy B. It's also the most popular online game of this year so far, so we should be looking at plenty of competition, here.

Halo 2: the reigning online king and Bungie’s popular sci-fi FPS console game is sure to attract plenty of competitors.

Resistance: Fall of Man: the WWII vs. aliens alternate history FPS game for the PS3. It's not only one of the best games on the system so far, it's a personal favorite of everyone here at PSXE.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2: the modern-combat tactical shooter game. This sequel deserves every shred of praise it gets.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas: a new Rainbow team has been dispatched to Las Vegas to defeat a terrorist organization that has taken control of the city. Flashy, fast, and intense, this one will be another big draw.

Remember, would-be winners, qualifiers begin on July 4 (of course, when else?) so don't waste any time. Sign up today to take your place amongst the AGC ranks, and good luck to all who enter!

6/21/2007 Ben Dutka

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