Things i learnt from games

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  1. bonox

    bonox Member

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    Test Drive Unlimited2

    - A tiny branch on a bush will dead stop a 3tonne 4wd from 250km/h

    - An R35 or veyron can't do more than 100km/h on grass or gravel

    - Grazing a concrete median barrier will stop and spin your car like an anti-terrorist bollard.

    - When starting off, any 2wd vehicle with or without traction control can't use more than 5% throttle without turning its tyres into smoke.

    - Anyone can change their racial features and skin colour for no more than 20 grand.

    - Travelling close to other cars at high speed will impress chicks and earn you thousands of bucks from a mystery donor.

    And last but certainly not least,

    - An idiot somewhere in the world is willing to pay me $5000 to drive a citroen 2cv for 5 miles to get serviced!

    Halo

    - Sticky grenades are a great way to meet new team-mates.

    Counter-strike

    - I pwn j00 man!

    What things have you learnt from games?
     
  2. Splade

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    I learnt about voodoo dolls from monkey island.

    I learnt exactly how much a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood from monkey island 2.
     
  3. gregpolk

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    I was pretty good at a pistol range recently having no shooting experience and only enough instruction to tell me how not to hurt myself. Thanks video games?

    Racing games in general:
    Some grass is magical and can instantly slow a car to a predetermined speed without killing the driver.

    Shooters:
    There is little impact to your ability to aim when duel wielding pistols compared to single.

    Mortal Kombat:
    Having your spine broken, brain impaled and skull fractured is an injury that you can recover from in mere seconds.
     
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    • The the marine in DOOM III was capable of killing hundreds of demons from hell, but couldn't manage to carry a flashlight in his offhand
    • That FEAR remains popular despite not being scary in the slightest
    • Many action heroes / army men / adventurers can run for days on end, swing the heaviest of weapons and so on but cannot climb a 2ft dirt pile
    • That gamers no longer need deep or complex stories
    • That a bunch of arbitrary and meaningless dialogue options make for a "good story"
    • That 5 types of auto aim/assist in console first person shooters still make people good at video games
    • That you can polish a turd again and again... and again... and again... and again... ...as it continues to sell millions of copies.
    • That any type of change to any degree is a good thing, even if it means dropping the genre on its head
     
  6. HUMMER

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    i no longer need to go to a doctor to be healthy. i just need to hide behind a wall and my health regenerates.
     
  7. Aratama_Bashi

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    everybody else in the world (including my allies) have horrendous aim*, and take a few bullets to kill, and are incapable of regenerating health in any way. i, on the other hand, have excellent aim, take heaps of bullets to kill, and can limitlessly regenerate my health, even when on the brink of death.


    * save for some snipers with impossibly good aim
     
  8. Kitler

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    I can mix saltrice and marshmerrow to make a health potion.
     
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    dead island
    - punching a zombie's head will cause it to explode.
    - become healthy by drinking energy drinks.
    - be rich by looking through people's luggage for cash.

    portal
    - the cake is a lie!
     
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  10. Olle_34

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    I can pull a parachute outa my arse to escape a burning plane :shock:
     
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    I can single-handedly take out any army and fly any military-grade vehicle in an instant.
     
  13. HUMMER

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    dont we all know how to fly all manner of military grade aircraft? i thought everyone knew that?
     
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    I actually learned a hell of a lot about American history by playing Sid Meier's Colonization (the old DOS version not the civ 4 engine remake) and Pirates! Gold as a kid.
     
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    If at first you don't succeed, quicksave & reload. :lol:
     
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    The Witcher -

    I can now talk to women confidently and have sex with them after meeting them within minutes of knowing them. :thumbup:

    Thanks Geralt, top bloke met him once such a legend.
     
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    drinking vodka cures radiation poisoning (stalker)
    capturing animals and forcing them to fight to the death is perfectly ok and socially acceptable (pokemon)
    if you repaint your car police will stop shooting at you (gta)
    one old man (priest) can defeat an entire civilization (aoe)
     
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    if only i could do that! LOL
     
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    What you wear on your head determines your social standing.
    Hats are important.
    People are willing to pay thousands of dollars for a few virtual items.
     
  20. HUMMER

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    but its true. just look at the turbans.
     

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