A day later, and this news is still tearing me up.
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Graphics Interchange Format. I don't say graphics with a j sound(giraffics), why would I pronounce the acronym differently?
Laser. AWOL. NATO. JPEG. LAN. MIDI.
An acronym is not a collection of phonemes, but graphemes. Basically, the pronunciation of the acronym is not based on the original words, and it doesn't matter how you pronounce the word "graphics."
Also, this subject has too many threads.
What were you trying to prove with those listed acronyms? If anything, I think you proved his point...
Would military shooter enthusiasts really lose their shit if EA would go the Ridge Racer route and make realistic looking modern guns that aren't directly based off of real life models?
I can't say I would care even if something like ARMA would go that route, since as long as the guns seem to behave realistically, the authenticity in the brands used isn't what something like ARMA is about, but the tactical side of it all. Most of these shooters have made up locations anyway, wouldn't be a stretch that those made up countries have made up gun manufacturers of their own?
I think ALOT of people who play ARMA seriously would care quite a bit. That's like saying that flight sim games should start just making up fake planes. One of the big draws for these types of games is authenticity.
This has been the latest installment of When Open Market Economics Goes Wrong. Hopefully Patrice will be one of those guys who finds a solid employer, as he seems to have wonderiffical ideas.
Come on, dude. In what universe would a state-controlled video games company not be a hundred times worse?
Sweet, I'm glad this is still alive and kicking.
I never understood the immediate dismissal of this game simply because it's not a turn based strategy. For all the overused tropes and settings in video games, I feel like there could be a lot more with that 1920 - 1950 classic Americana vibe. I can't get enough of that stuff.
No way. I'm sick of monsters like Ken Levine raping that period of classic American history for their own personal gain. And then having the hubris to call it "art"!
It's still a small site and it's better to have well-rounded people that can be on camera, chat up users at PAX and chip in with the occasional review.
What is this nonsense, Dave? You're the most well-rounded person on GB! ;_;
Confirmation bias. If people get something special for their chosen system, they feel like they made the right choice.
Err that's not confirmation bias. If your system gets something special, your console purchase does look better.
Ideal vs. reality. Ideally I could play every game on any console. Rationally, I know that's not the case, and thus would like to have the console with the best exclusives. It's as simple as that.
Freedom was preserved today.
well considering polling has consistantly shown that people supported better background checks... no?
Polling of only three states, that included New York and New Jersey. But please, continue using bullshit statistics to back your arguments. It make you look so open minded!