America's Most Lethal Sniper: "War Sucks"

Sniping is a key part of gaming. Whether you're playing Call of Duty or Team Fortress, you're often either being sniped or doing the sniping. It's become such a common game feature that it's easy to forget real people are doing real sniping in the armed forces. Like Chris Kyle.

Between 1999 and 2009, the Chief Petty Officer served as a Navy SEAL sniper, with 255 kills (160 have been Pentagon confirmed). This stat makes him America's most lethal sniper. As Fox 4 News pointed out, there was once a US$20,000 bounty on his head.

His colleagues called him "The Legend", Kyle once hit a target from 2,100 yards or 1.2 miles away. He also once hit Jesse Ventura.

In an interview with Bill O'Reily, who proclaimed that Kyle "liked" killing people, the serviceman said, "War is hell. Hollywood fantasizes about it and makes it look good. War sucks."

While many members of the U.S. military are huge gamers, there is a problem with how war is often depicted in video games.

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    That's a pretty good k/d ratio. He must have an awesome killstreak ready to go now.

      His service efforts mean he can nuke 10 major cities of his choosing and call in a predator missile for good measure. Don't mess with him.

      Damn it. You beat me to the K/D joke.

    It was originally said on opie and Anthony, but that douchebag bill o'riely doesn't know how to credit anyone.

    255 kills and no perks, damn.

    He might be a camper, but at least hes not just spamming RPG's to get his kills..

    I bet that guy hardscopes. What a noob.

    probably can 360 no scope while jumping off a building.

    "He also once hit Jesse Ventura."

    Maybe should have said he PUNCHED Jesse Ventura. Because I googled Jesse Ventura, and was instantly, "Wait, what the f*ck? He shot an American politician? Oh, wait, no, he hit, as in, punched the guy"

    Man, wasn't there a similar article about some US Marine complaining that video games don't show war for how it really was.

    Here's the deal though, Video Game Logic does not equal Real World Logic.

    While I do really wish there were more Singleplayer campaigns like the recent Medal of Honor, if you have a FPS that's incredibly realistic to how war feels it will either be too boring or too graphic to be even released.

    War is bad, yes we know, we got the message already.

    It does not mean that War based FPS makes us want to sign up for the military now does it?

      No video games and movies dont equal real world logic, but how many times have the ACL and people like jack Thompson proclaimed that video games turn people in cold blooded murderers.

      As a Former Soldier myself and with many friends still in ADF most of whom are hardcore PC gamers and HArd Core Console gamers ( we use to lan up and have some fun with Operation FLashpoint and CoD, SoF, UT 99 and UT2004 as well as BF1942 and BF2 it shits me tears when i hear Jim wallace go on his rants full of lies.

        If that brings you to tears, may I suggest some more fibre in your diet? :)

    Well the one game that had a chance at it was cancelled because it was going for the more "accurate" represenation. 6 Days in Fallujah wasn't it?

    So he's been outed as the current most successful sniper in terms of kills. Of the modern age anyway. Go back to WW2 and tell me he doesn't out do the White Death.

      He's also got a shit lot less target to shoot at.

    Not Murder, Heroics.

    255 Heroic Acts.

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