Popular games you've never played.

Started by Ratchetcomand, Jun 29, 2011, 11:45:50 PM

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Horhey

Horhey

#135
Quote from: DoomRulz on Aug 12, 2011, 04:39:58 PM
Dude, it's just a game. For f**k's sakes.

I know but the average dude assumes that "it's probobly true." It's just a game but it does influence perceptions and that leads to more of the same in the future. CoD has sold more games than any other game in history and if you listen to some of the people playing it, they parrot many of the lies.

Dachande

wut. I have never met a single person EVER. Who has though that any of the CoD games were true. You would have to have the IQ of a peanut to think that, granted 95% of CoD players dont have much higher an IQ than a peanut, but they arent that stupid.

Horhey

Horhey

#137
Quote from: Dachande on Aug 12, 2011, 05:35:39 PM
wut. I have never met a single person EVER. Who has though that any of the CoD games were true. You would have to have the IQ of a peanut to think that, granted 95% of CoD players dont have much higher an IQ than a peanut, but they arent that stupid.

lol, yea they are brother.

PHANTOM

PHANTOM

#138
It's important to go outside for a moment each day and get some vitamin D.

Purebreedalien

Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Aug 11, 2011, 02:57:18 PM
Gears of War...Just doesn't interest me.
The Portal games. I played the demo of the first, and watched a friend play some of two, and they both look amazing. I want to pick up The Orange Box and Portal 2. I don't tihnk my computer can run them, so I'll have to get them for XBox.
The Half-Life games. If I get The Orange Box I'll certainly try them out.
Elder Scrolls. I'm just not interested.
And MMO. Not interested.
And non Halo Wars RTS. Haven't played any yet, but I really want to pick up the Starcraft Battle Chest. Its only $20.
The Mass Effect games. Want to get them. They look great.



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Play TES IV: Oblivion. NOW.
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DoomRulz

Quote from: Horhey on Aug 12, 2011, 05:34:01 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Aug 12, 2011, 04:39:58 PM
Dude, it's just a game. For f**k's sakes.

I know but the average dude assumes that "it's probobly true." It's just a game but it does influence perceptions and that leads to more of the same in the future. CoD has sold more games than any other game in history and if you listen to some of the people playing it, they parrot many of the lies.

Who do you know assumes these games are based on true events, aside from WW II?

Horhey

Horhey

#141
Quote from: DoomRulz on Aug 12, 2011, 08:44:54 PM
Quote from: Horhey on Aug 12, 2011, 05:34:01 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Aug 12, 2011, 04:39:58 PM
Dude, it's just a game. For f**k's sakes.

I know but the average dude assumes that "it's probobly true." It's just a game but it does influence perceptions and that leads to more of the same in the future. CoD has sold more games than any other game in history and if you listen to some of the people playing it, they parrot many of the lies.

Who do you know assumes these games are based on true events, aside from WW II?

Well, were supposed to believe Black Ops' campaign lets you play through some of the history of the Cold War which is actually distorted and misleading revisionist history. Those Black Ops missions mostly consisted of organizing, training, arming, financing and advising fascist death squads that murdered millions of people (trade unionists, human rights, advocates, Priests, Nuns, Healthcare workers, journalists, teachers, students, etc.) within the "Grand Area" (the Middle East, the Far East, and Latin America).

The USAID "Public Safety Missions" were designed to maintain a world system subordinated to the needs of the US economy, or more accurately, its proprietors. Washington recognized that it's exploitive economic programs would cause great suffering in "it's Third World domains" which would lead to "urban discontent and political unrest." Under the cover of US government aid programs (USAID), "public safety missions" trained local police forces (standing death squads).

These measures were outlined by the State Department:

QuoteUnited States. Dept. of State

The police will normally be those who first sense internal order problems and first detect discontent among people. They are the eyes and ears of the government and should serve as one of the major means by which the government assures itself of acceptance by the majority.

Effective policing is like 'preventive medicine.' The police can deal with threats to internal order in their formative states. Should they not be prepared to do this, 'major surgery' may be required in the sense that considerable force would be needed to redress those threats.

They also orchestrated the overthrow of over 50 governments, most of them democracies. These governments had the timerity to defy the Mafia-Don and assert sovereign control over "our resources" in their own lands. They did all kinds of horriible things like raise the minimum wage, provide free healthcare and education, force multinational corporations to pay taxes and impose common sense regulations like worker's rights, environmental standards, safety standards, and so on. Tiny countries with very little natural wealth arouse the most hostility and hesteria in Washington. The weaker and poorer the country, the greater the "threat of a good example." If a tiny poor country can begin to do something for its people, other places with vast resources will ask, "why not us?"

This basic doctrine was expressed at the United Nations by Secretary of State, Dean Acheson:

QuoteThe power, position and prestige of the United States had been challenged by another state; and law simply does not deal with such questions of ultimate power—power that comes close to the sources of sovereignty.

This document (one of many) from the US State Department and Council on Foriegn Relations' War and Peace Studies Group outlines the overal US strategy for the "Grand Area":

QuoteThe Council on Foreign Relations: Studies of American interests in the war and the peace: Economic and financial series, Issues 33-61

ECONOMIC WAR AIMS: MAIN LINES OF APPROACH


The National Interest:

1) the full use of the world's economic resources — implying full employment and a reduction in business cycle fluctuation; and,

2) the most efficient use of the world's resources — implying an interchange of goods among all parts of the world according to comparative advantages of each part in producing certain goods.

The role of war aims statements:

Statements of war aims have two functions: propaganda and definition of national interests. The latter is undoubtedly the more difficult and is of basic importance, as a failure of propagandistic and promissory war aims to correspond to the accepted view of national interests might jeopardize the entire peace settlement. Therefore, our national interests must first be defined so that promises incompatible with it may be avoided. It is with this aspect of war aims that the present memorandum is concerned.

This is just another example of their hatred of democracy in their "third world domains":

QuoteThe Council on Foreign Relations: Studies of American interests in the war and the peace: Economic and financial series, Volume 3

Conclusions:

In the light of this discussion, and assuming that the United States and Great Britain have a somewhat similar interest in a more closely integrated world economic order, certain general suggestions may be made as to the emphasis of future statements of war aims, and points especially to be avoided.

1. National self-determination should be qualified and limited.

National freedom retains its great appeal and probably cannot be omitted from any statement of war aims, but a more closely integrated world economic order will almost certainly require some restrictions on sovereignty.

Black Ops was sold as game that lets you play through historical events during the Cold War like the Bay of Pigs, the Vietnam War, and other covert operations in South America but the devs went the distance to rewrite that history for gamers. They also make it clear that you're working for the good guys (Washington) and you are fighting the bad guys (all falsely portrayed as Soviet proxies) and one of their messages is "good guys torture people and that it's the most effective way to get the information you want."

They didnt have to lie to people to sell their game is my point.

Sharp Sticks


chupacabras acheronsis

QuoteTL;DR


Space Sweeper

Quote from: Horhey on Aug 13, 2011, 04:09:44 AM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Aug 12, 2011, 08:44:54 PM
Quote from: Horhey on Aug 12, 2011, 05:34:01 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Aug 12, 2011, 04:39:58 PM
Dude, it's just a game. For f**k's sakes.

I know but the average dude assumes that "it's probobly true." It's just a game but it does influence perceptions and that leads to more of the same in the future. CoD has sold more games than any other game in history and if you listen to some of the people playing it, they parrot many of the lies.

Who do you know assumes these games are based on true events, aside from WW II?

Well, were supposed to believe Black Ops' campaign lets you play through some of the history of the Cold War which is actually distorted and misleading revisionist history. Those Black Ops missions mostly consisted of organizing, training, arming, financing and advising fascist death squads that murdered millions of people (trade unionists, human rights, advocates, Priests, Nuns, Healthcare workers, journalists, teachers, students, etc.) within the "Grand Area" (the Middle East, the Far East, and Latin America).

The USAID "Public Safety Missions" were designed to maintain a world system subordinated to the needs of the US economy, or more accurately, its proprietors. Washington recognized that it's exploitive economic programs would cause great suffering in "it's Third World domains" which would lead to "urban discontent and political unrest." Under the cover of US government aid programs (USAID), "public safety missions" trained local police forces (standing death squads).

These measures were outlined by the State Department:

QuoteUnited States. Dept. of State

The police will normally be those who first sense internal order problems and first detect discontent among people. They are the eyes and ears of the government and should serve as one of the major means by which the government assures itself of acceptance by the majority.

Effective policing is like 'preventive medicine.' The police can deal with threats to internal order in their formative states. Should they not be prepared to do this, 'major surgery' may be required in the sense that considerable force would be needed to redress those threats.

They also orchestrated the overthrow of over 50 governments, most of them democracies. These governments had the timerity to defy the Mafia-Don and assert sovereign control over "our resources" in their own lands. They did all kinds of horriible things like raise the minimum wage, provide free healthcare and education, force multinational corporations to pay taxes and impose common sense regulations like worker's rights, environmental standards, safety standards, and so on. Tiny countries with very little natural wealth arouse the most hostility and hesteria in Washington. The weaker and poorer the country, the greater the "threat of a good example." If a tiny poor country can begin to do something for its people, other places with vast resources will ask, "why not us?"

This basic doctrine was expressed at the United Nations by Secretary of State, Dean Acheson:

QuoteThe power, position and prestige of the United States had been challenged by another state; and law simply does not deal with such questions of ultimate power—power that comes close to the sources of sovereignty.

This document (one of many) from the US State Department and Council on Foriegn Relations' War and Peace Studies Group outlines the overal US strategy for the "Grand Area":

QuoteThe Council on Foreign Relations: Studies of American interests in the war and the peace: Economic and financial series, Issues 33-61

ECONOMIC WAR AIMS: MAIN LINES OF APPROACH


The National Interest:

1) the full use of the world's economic resources — implying full employment and a reduction in business cycle fluctuation; and,

2) the most efficient use of the world's resources — implying an interchange of goods among all parts of the world according to comparative advantages of each part in producing certain goods.

The role of war aims statements:

Statements of war aims have two functions: propaganda and definition of national interests. The latter is undoubtedly the more difficult and is of basic importance, as a failure of propagandistic and promissory war aims to correspond to the accepted view of national interests might jeopardize the entire peace settlement. Therefore, our national interests must first be defined so that promises incompatible with it may be avoided. It is with this aspect of war aims that the present memorandum is concerned.

This is just another example of their hatred of democracy in their "third world domains":

QuoteThe Council on Foreign Relations: Studies of American interests in the war and the peace: Economic and financial series, Volume 3

Conclusions:

In the light of this discussion, and assuming that the United States and Great Britain have a somewhat similar interest in a more closely integrated world economic order, certain general suggestions may be made as to the emphasis of future statements of war aims, and points especially to be avoided.

1. National self-determination should be qualified and limited.

National freedom retains its great appeal and probably cannot be omitted from any statement of war aims, but a more closely integrated world economic order will almost certainly require some restrictions on sovereignty.

Black Ops was sold as game that lets you play through historical events during the Cold War like the Bay of Pigs, the Vietnam War, and other covert operations in South America but the devs went the distance to rewrite that history for gamers. They also make it clear that you're working for the good guys (Washington) and you are fighting the bad guys (all falsely portrayed as Soviet proxies) and one of their messages is "good guys torture people and that it's the most effective way to get the information you want."

They didnt have to lie to people to sell their game is my point.

OmegaZilla

OmegaZilla

#146
Ha, I better not start a list that's surely gonna be composed of 100+ titles.
:P

Deathbearer

Well I played Black Ops Zombies and it was ok. Not worth dropping 60 bucks along with additional monies for DLC..but I guess I see why people like zombies, just not why they lost their shit over it

DoomRulz

Because they themselves are zombies. CoD zombies, see what I did there?

King Rathalos

Seeing Sweeps post the Perfect Dark soundtrack on the "favorite soundtrack" thread just reminded me that I never got to play it. Which is a shame cause I owned an N64 for 10 years.

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