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Feb 8, 2006, 11:22
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No subject Feb 8, 2006, 11:22
Feb 8, 2006, 11:22
 
I think this may officially be the biggest demo released to date. Or at least the biggest one I remember. Jesus, I remember when full games fit on one CD.

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Oct 11, 2005, 00:21
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No subject Oct 11, 2005, 00:21
Oct 11, 2005, 00:21
 
Your grammar and punctuation make baby Jesus cry.

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Oct 4, 2005, 15:01
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No subject Oct 4, 2005, 15:01
Oct 4, 2005, 15:01
 
Puppy Helmet!

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Jul 26, 2005, 23:23
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No subject Jul 26, 2005, 23:23
Jul 26, 2005, 23:23
 
I like, I like. It looks to be an original and interesting game. The teaser trailer and making of videos definitely show that the game has potential.

Spoilers:
Aside from escaping or getting caught, is there a third option? I tried cleaning the blood off the floor, but the mop is dry and I can't figure out how to get it to work.

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Jul 13, 2005, 12:12
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No subject Jul 13, 2005, 12:12
Jul 13, 2005, 12:12
 
In any case, they look absolutely amazing. I dare say better than the majority of in-development games I've see, and of course better than anything currently on the market.

Very realistic.

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Jul 10, 2005, 15:48
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No subject Jul 10, 2005, 15:48
Jul 10, 2005, 15:48
 
Both the Armageddon and especially the Metronome screenshots look great. Metronome is coming to PC, right? I seem to remember reading otherwise, but I can't be sure.

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Jun 17, 2005, 20:31
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No subject Jun 17, 2005, 20:31
Jun 17, 2005, 20:31
 
Death to Sequels:

really? It's probably true, but I'm not sure about Orwell specifically. He was personally a socialist, and I heard somewhere, once, that they weren't really too popular with the US.

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Jun 8, 2005, 01:42
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No subject Jun 8, 2005, 01:42
Jun 8, 2005, 01:42
 
Remeber the Call of Duty fiasco? Yeah, and look how that ended up.

'nuff said.

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May 10, 2005, 21:07
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No subject May 10, 2005, 21:07
May 10, 2005, 21:07
 

Not providing the whole story is not lying. Lying would be telling untruths about the part of the story that is told.

Semantics. You know very well what I meant. The difference between misinformation and lying is negligible, and in any case ommiting information is no less propaganda than outright lies. Think back to the last time you saw a commerical for migrane medince, and think about why they are legally obliged to disclose the sideaffects.

While the U.S. military is certainly guilty of wrong doing in its history, it has also done a lot of good things. However, regardless of past actions, history teaches that having a strong military is a necessity. America has many enemies including ones who take up arms against it and would do so were it not for its military. No amount of placation or rational or other appeal is ever going to change that.
There is a difference between the military and militarism. Having a standing army to defend national borders is certainly a good thing, as well as a national right, and that is not what I am against. A culture of glorification of the military and its ideals, on the other hand, has never done anything but harm. The military is a profoundly political force, since war is a continuation of politics by other means, and militarism is a specific subset of nationalism. And honestly, looking at movies, TV and games, can you in all honestly claim that glorification of the military is not precisely what is taking place, and on a very large scale no less.

By the way, the Unites States is not currently threatened, not even potentially, by any nation in the world. When I say threatened, I mean that in the sense of an attack on the soil of the US, and in fact I apply that to every nation. Overseas "national interests" don't count. Preventing terrorism, while certainly a noble goal, does not mean invading soveregn nations, unless the legitimate leadership of that nation played an integral part in the attack, and even then it is only an matter of bringing the leadership to justice, nothing more nothing less. Preventing terrorism, if the concept of national sovereignty means anything at all, basically amounts to placing a shitload of police and military forces at your borders, because that's the only place where a nation has legitimate authority to act.

Take out a map of the world. Throw a dart at random. Provided it doesn't land in water, that place has a greater chance of being attacked than America. That has been the case for well over a hundred years.

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No subject
May 10, 2005, 20:11
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No subject May 10, 2005, 20:11
May 10, 2005, 20:11
 
To say that America's Army is any more disturbing than anything else out there is just being plain ignorant of the world you live in and the games you play.
There's a difference between killing Zerg or Combine, and an actual military shooter, especially one endorsed by the Army. The difference is that one presents a fictional environment, while the other is an existing organization, which in that case amounts to propaganda. No one actually goes out and kills cops, or floods a city of joins Clan Starwolf as a result of playing games. The same can not be said for America's Army.

Given that the Army uses its games to attract recruits, being too realistic will ironically have the opposite effect. If the Army gets too realistic with its games, it will have a harder time convincing young people to "play army" for real.
In other words, lying. Using misinformation to attract individuals to a certain organization or set of ideals; isn't this the very definition of propaganda?

As far as gore, what do you expect? They want to keep a T rating for one, and two, WHY SHOULD THEY SHOW STUFF THAT WOULD HURT THEIR CAUSE? If you're trying to sell something, are you going to show all the bad parts?
Whatever happened to holding advertising, which AA certainly is, to some standards of truthfulness? Hell, Advil commercials are required by law to list all the side-effects, why not hold that same standard for the military, and in fact all advertising?

Dictionary.com gives the definiton of militarism:

1. Glorification of the ideals of a professional military class.
2. Predominance of the armed forces in the administration or policy of the state.
3. A policy in which military preparedness is of primary importance to a state.

America's Army certainly promotes #1, in fact that is it's primary goal, and arguably it promotes #3. Some people might of course claim that this is a good thing, that militarism is the backbone of a healthy national sentiment. But for some odd reason, I can't quite seem to agree with them, having at some point in my life glanced through a history textbook.


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May 9, 2005, 10:41
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No subject May 9, 2005, 10:41
May 9, 2005, 10:41
 
Hear that? That's the sound of "concerned mothers" all across America having one big, collective heart attack. I'm counting the seconds until Rockstar's unreleased game is blamed for Columbine.

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Apr 26, 2005, 21:09
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No subject Apr 26, 2005, 21:09
Apr 26, 2005, 21:09
 
Solely from the screenshots, it looks like Vampire: Bloodlines.

The graphics are OK, nothing really too impressive, especially for a game that is probably at least a year or so from being released.

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Apr 25, 2005, 22:05
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No subject Apr 25, 2005, 22:05
Apr 25, 2005, 22:05
 
More Sands of Time, less Warrior Within please. SoT was clearly superior, mostly because they didn't try to turn Prince of Persia into every single other stupid platformer. That, and they tried to make the the mood "dark", which failed so miserably it's laughable.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Apr 12, 2005, 01:17
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No subject Apr 12, 2005, 01:17
Apr 12, 2005, 01:17
 
Absolutely amazing. It brings back fond memories of Beyond Good and Evil.

Definitely going to check out the full game.

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Re: No subject
Apr 6, 2005, 12:01
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Re: No subject Apr 6, 2005, 12:01
Apr 6, 2005, 12:01
 
At least Lionhead (and specifically Peter Molyeneux) always innovate, something that is by and large missing from the industry these days. More power to them.

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Feb 9, 2005, 16:57
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No subject Feb 9, 2005, 16:57
Feb 9, 2005, 16:57
 
Well, I can see how this would be good for Frans and the 3DGamers crew, but pardon my skepticism for not being exactyly confident in Gamespy/IGN's good intentions. We'll see how it turns out, could be nothing. 3DGamers has been my main download site for a while now, so hopefully nothing much will change.

Quick question for Frans: did they make you sign a non-compete?

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Re: woot
Jan 27, 2005, 08:32
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Re: woot Jan 27, 2005, 08:32
Jan 27, 2005, 08:32
 
oh don't act like we're much different. The game industry is cracking down on filesharing as much as anywhere, and games can and do get banned, if not for political reasons then for political ends. Australia and Germany in particular ban games rather easily based on violence levels and whatnot, but in the end its still amounts of censorship. Ask any nutjob Senator and he'll tell you exactly what the Chinese tell you, that these games are being banned in order to "create a good environment for Chinese (American) youth"

Personally, I can see more sense in banning Vietnam games, in which millions were killed (by the player and the player's faction) than banning Manhunt, in which a comparably miniscule number of people die as a result of the player's actions.

But thats just me.

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Dec 31, 2004, 00:16
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No subject Dec 31, 2004, 00:16
Dec 31, 2004, 00:16
 
Looks cool, but I'm convinced that they've got Coach Z doing the voice-acting, at least for the guy over your comm.

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Dec 10, 2004, 17:45
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No subject Dec 10, 2004, 17:45
Dec 10, 2004, 17:45
 
Apathy curve:

that's nice. Now give me the total body count from terrorist activities, and from various "legitimate" state actions, like, oh lets say Nicaragua. They may be numerous, but relatively speaking "terrorist" attacks are not really too devastating.

Somehow, when a nation commits atrocities (and I'm speaking generally here, not only reffering to the US) its all OK, but when the same is done by another group, oh look out, the terrorist menace is coming to get you.

Aside from all that, I just wish game devs would take more than half an hour to come up with stories. I mean, c'mon, the entire plotline for this game could not be more generic if they tried. At least add some depth, Good vs Evil shit like this just appeals to the lowest common denominaator, though I guess that sells games these days..

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Dec 9, 2004, 00:16
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No subject Dec 9, 2004, 00:16
Dec 9, 2004, 00:16
 
Caelistis and nin:

absolutely

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