World of tanks has real life training application

Minsk hosts national final of international World Cyber Games-2012
By Olga Kopylova

The best players have been chosen across three disciplines, with the popular Belarusian game World of Tanks among them for the first time. The winners of the qualifying round are to go through to represent Belarus in the finals — hosted by China from November 29th to December 2nd. The top gamers are also invited to spend a day at the 72nd Guards United Training Centre in Pechi, where they can learn to drive a real tank.

Andrey Shubaderov, the Head of Vayar Military Information Agency, tells us that the Ministry of Defence plans to introduce computer technology to help servicemen improve their professional skills. Games such as the popular World of Tanks and other simulators (including those for warships and aircraft) can help train personnel. Software is now being developed, with an automatic cut off after a set period, to ensure that users take a break.
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