Battlefield 2 Gold

The WOLFGaming Network has a confirmation that Battlefield 2 is gold (story below) from EA's Ben Smith, community liaison on DICE's upcoming multiplayer shooter. Their query about the news elicited the following response: "You can consider it official and source me, yes." The gold announcement is in keeping with the most recent release date for the game, which is this month (story).
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Re: No subject
Jul 1, 2005, 07:04
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Re: No subject Jul 1, 2005, 07:04
Jul 1, 2005, 07:04
 
Those of us with university degrees in English - and who live in England - will know that British English uses the standard term 'pay rise'.

If I was going to get terribly pedantic I would point out that 'raise' is a verb, whereas 'rise' can be used as a noun. Thus 'pay raise' is essentially a non-sensical verbal noun (strictly speaking, a gerund), and thus is more idiomatic and in some senses less correct than 'pay rise'.

In other words, Zephalephelah, you're the uncultured fuckwit.


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Re:dumb
Jun 26, 2005, 11:57
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Re:dumb Jun 26, 2005, 11:57
Jun 26, 2005, 11:57
 
this is one of the dumbest threads i have ever come across

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No subject
Jun 3, 2005, 09:57
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No subject Jun 3, 2005, 09:57
Jun 3, 2005, 09:57
 
I think this thread has reached it's maximum number of trolls.

Everyone must have gotten tired of bashing HL2.

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Re: Gooooooddd
Jun 2, 2005, 14:55
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Re: Gooooooddd Jun 2, 2005, 14:55
Jun 2, 2005, 14:55
 
14. Chiefly British. An increase in salary or wages; a raise.

You said it yourself. Thanks for proving my point.

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Re: Gooooooddd
Jun 2, 2005, 11:20
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Re: Gooooooddd Jun 2, 2005, 11:20
Jun 2, 2005, 11:20
 
Zephalephelah, the sunrise discussion wasn't a serious one. If you're going to try to look smart in front of all of us and say:

"Your payscale increases- raises. Did you get that raise? I hope you get a raise soon. I asked for a raise.


You're stupid, uneducated, and lack basic social understanding. But hey, at least you play video games.."

Take a look at your own cut/paste at the British definition (#14).

14. Chiefly British. An increase in salary or wages; a raise.

Arrogance and ignorance, what a great combination!

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Gooooooddd
Jun 2, 2005, 09:56
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Gooooooddd Jun 2, 2005, 09:56
Jun 2, 2005, 09:56
 
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Re: Nouns from Dictionary.com
Jun 2, 2005, 07:46
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Re: Nouns from Dictionary.com Jun 2, 2005, 07:46
Jun 2, 2005, 07:46
 
I just can't resist something this silly

Not really grasping the tomato-tomato thing are you?

If you look in an actual English dictionary, rather than say, an American English dictionary, you will find some thing like this:

raise /reiz/ ... 2 n. increase in stake or bid; US increase in salary. ...

N.B. I generally prefer to use the Oxford English Dictionary rather than a fucking dictionary.


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Nouns from Dictionary.com
Jun 2, 2005, 04:04
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Nouns from Dictionary.com Jun 2, 2005, 04:04
Jun 2, 2005, 04:04
 
RISE
1. The act of rising; ascent.
2. The degree of elevation or ascent.
3. The appearance of the sun or other celestial body above the horizon.
4. An increase in height, as of the level of water.
5. A gently sloped hill.
6. A long broad elevation that slopes gently from the earth's surface or the ocean floor.
7. An origin, beginning, or source: the rise of a river.
8. Occasion or opportunity: facts that give rise to doubts about her motives.
9. The emergence of a fish seeking food or bait at the water's surface.
10. An increase in price, worth, quantity, or degree.
11. An increase in intensity, volume, or pitch.
12. Elevation in status, prosperity, or importance: the family's rise in New York society.
13. The height of a flight of stairs or of a single riser.
14. Chiefly British. An increase in salary or wages; a raise.
15. Informal. An angry or irritated reaction: finally got a rise out of her.
16. The distance between the crotch and waistband in pants, shorts, or underwear.



RAISE
1. The act of raising or increasing.
2. An increase in salary.


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I think that's pretty clear cut.
But hey, we need stupid people in the world so that us smart people have someone to look down at.

Consider it this way, if you are stupid then how will you know if someone is smarter than you? You won't; because you already think you are smart. But you are smart, then it is easy to see when others are stupid; such as you feeble-minded individuals.

Now originally, I didn't have to look up this word because I already knew what it meant. But now that I have it is quite clearly stated for you stupid people to see and possibly understand. I apologize for all the multi-syllable words. If you have trouble with any of them, try using A FUCKING DICTIONARY!!!!!

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Re: No subject
Jun 2, 2005, 02:58
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Re: No subject Jun 2, 2005, 02:58
Jun 2, 2005, 02:58
 
Given my exams are over I like pointless debates Yes, as a noun on it's own I'd use raise. I got a raise, I'd like a raise, and so on. But when "pay" is included so you know what it is that is going up then I use rise.

Apart from anything else, let's imagine me talking to you about the recent increase in pay I (didn't actually) just get. I go first:

"I got a pay rise the other day"
"Oh so you pay raised?"
"No, it rose"
"But that's the past tense of "rise", not "raise""
"Exactly. Maybe it's just that you're English and I'm American"
"This argument is dull. Wanna go play BF2/HL2DM?"
"No, because Steam SUXORS"
"I'm glad we got back on topic"

You're stupid, uneducated, and lack basic social understanding. But hey, at least you play video games...

Right back at ya!

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Re: No subject
Jun 2, 2005, 02:33
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Re: No subject Jun 2, 2005, 02:33
Jun 2, 2005, 02:33
 
or, if my fellow Americans would care to research the "other" English language, meaning the one that they speak in the country that created the language, they would find that "rise" is a frequent substitute for what Americans call a "raise".

but ignorance is bliss, eh?


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Re: No subject
Jun 2, 2005, 02:24
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Re: No subject Jun 2, 2005, 02:24
Jun 2, 2005, 02:24
 
It's sunrise, one word.
It's pay raise.

The sun rises in the sky.
Your payscale increases- raises. Did you get that raise? I hope you get a raise soon. I asked for a raise.


You're stupid, uneducated, and lack basic social understanding. But hey, at least you play video games...

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Re: No subject
Jun 2, 2005, 00:29
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Re: No subject Jun 2, 2005, 00:29
Jun 2, 2005, 00:29
 
Sun raise, sun rays... nah, sun rise is better.

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Re: No subject
Jun 1, 2005, 23:02
Sty
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Re: No subject Jun 1, 2005, 23:02
Jun 1, 2005, 23:02
Sty
 
"Sun raise" sounds better though. It sounds like a thankless job being performed. Not unlike the guy who drives the shit-truck at the airport.

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Re: No subject
Jun 1, 2005, 19:04
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Re: No subject Jun 1, 2005, 19:04
Jun 1, 2005, 19:04
 
Um Zeph "pay rise" is a perfectly acceptable construction, in fact I'd use it over "pay raise." It's certainly not bloody terrible.

Just as I'd use "sun rise"

Wow, and to think this is a gaming site.

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Re: The real gold thread
Jun 1, 2005, 19:04
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Re: The real gold thread Jun 1, 2005, 19:04
Jun 1, 2005, 19:04
 
Oh boy, another game where we can get inside vehicles. This is such an evolution.

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Re: No subject
Jun 1, 2005, 19:03
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Re: No subject Jun 1, 2005, 19:03
Jun 1, 2005, 19:03
 
It might get better, but you probably missed out on an extra percentage point or so on your pay raise, because you're so bloody terrible with the English language.

Hate to break it to ya, but not everyone speaks retarded American english :).

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Re: The real gold thread
Jun 1, 2005, 18:50
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Re: The real gold thread Jun 1, 2005, 18:50
Jun 1, 2005, 18:50
 
5% = Enemy kills (usually an enemy in the way of a team kill)

lol... too true.

Still, this game looks promising. I'm bored of CS-S (largely due to awful teamplay on pubs) and anything that will take me away from Guild Wars has to be a good thing.

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Re: No subject
Jun 1, 2005, 18:45
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Re: No subject Jun 1, 2005, 18:45
Jun 1, 2005, 18:45
 
Pay rise in June.
It might get better, but you probably missed out on an extra percentage point or so on your pay raise, because you're so bloody terrible with the English language.

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Re: The real gold thread
Jun 1, 2005, 18:23
Sty
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Re: The real gold thread Jun 1, 2005, 18:23
Jun 1, 2005, 18:23
Sty
 
LOL, just like the AI players, except they would actually strafe/bomb things now and then and kill the enemy!

Average Pub Player:
70% = Team kills
5% = Enemy kills (usually an enemy in the way of a team kill)
25% = Self-inflicted death


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Re: No subject
Jun 1, 2005, 18:20
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Re: No subject Jun 1, 2005, 18:20
Jun 1, 2005, 18:20
 
I certainly hope somebody makes 1942-2 with it. Drool.

Yeah, almost makes me wish they made Battlefield 2 first, and then followed with 1942.

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