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tl;dr
Positive
MW2, fun.
BC2, graphically fun.
Negative
MW2 - LAG.
BC2 - Surviving .50 caliber rounds to the stomach.

Someone explain.

Might I remind whoever may tell me, I was playing hardcore in BC2.
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I love BFBC2 personally because of the grenade launcher and toppling building >.> heh
But I also love alot of other fps games such as CoDMW(first one) and other little bogus like shooters kinda like borderlands and UT3
(Black ops seems WAY too bare for the maps)
It's more of a personal preference kinda thing.
Oh and as for you Crysis lovers.... get over it, it's just a game and I dont care if it looks like blobs with guns when I have crap shooting at me from all side as long as the game runs fine. (hmmm someone should make a game called BlobsNGuns)
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so sorry if you have tinnitus man here's a hug from a fellow member of this horrible club of ear ringing ;(

And when you are about to die you don't think of it you think of saving your ass and your budy's asses .
not if you think you are already dead... It was light's out for me... Waking up was the weird part like "whoa, im dead right" Because I remember the explosion vividly I remember thinking "Wow you have to ******* kidding me, well I guess now is as good a time as ever, **** I hope my mom has something to bury", but it was ok the Up armored HMMWV is what saved my ass. But waking up was somewhat blissful, like my brain was shut off or something. The gunner in the turret was no so lucky, he lost his hand and his mind.
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True that, I have fired at real people in Iraq and Afghanistan and I can tell you right now I don't play FPS games to get more "trigger time" lol....

Firing a weapon in real life is so much different.

ME


They would not let me keep the LMG once I got promoted to SSG though. lol
omghi2u2! U look cute in that shirt

...anyway you guys want realistic? Then play a simulation..I guarantee you will not get the (DCS) k/a50 or a-10c's engines even turned on without rage quitting 5 minutes into the realistic startup procedures...realistic is not catered to the general gaming population

And btw Bad Company 2 is NOT exactly 100% realistic either..it just has a bit more realism elements than COD (a game series which I hate more anything). The day they make BC2 realistic, all the stupid kiddies with sniper rifles will rage quit the game because they will have to accurately calculate for moving targets, wind, bullet drop, distance before firing a shot and will NEVER hit a target. Realistic is not picking off moving targets without having to account for physics from across the map.
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omghi2u2! U look cute in that shirt

...anyway you guys want realistic? Then play a simulation..I guarantee you will not get the (DCS) k/a50 or a-10c's engines even turned on without rage quitting 5 minutes into the realistic startup procedures...realistic is not catered to the general gaming population
I have DCS black shark, and LOMAC FC2.... And yes, I can start it manually.

Are you a dude?
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Are you a dude?
Yea... but since you posted a pic. I figured I would troll...

P.S. it looks like you're ready for a 10 kill streak with all the upgrade perks for that gun.
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People who say they want realistic games, usually mean semi-realistic.
A truly realistic game would be boring as hell, games like ARMA and the original Operation Flashpoint get close but it's still a game.
A game can never bring a completely realistic experience, in order to keep it fun you have to make it unrealistic.
True. Also, I think most people when they say realistic they refer to how the game plays, not really how life like it is. COD games are more arcade like and most people who say they are unrealistic are saying this because of how unbalanced the guns are (seems to not matter what caliber a gun is, just as long as it hits your toe a couple of times it's lethal), being able to wield two rifles like they're water pistols, and being able to lunge 5 feet to knife someone, all the while being under fire, and you come out unharmed, it's all a bit much.

BC2 has it's fair share of quirks. Bailing out of vehicles at full speed, running around with almost infinite ammo (if you keep using never ending ammo crates), or just always having your parachute up your butt and ready to deploy at all times, even when dropping 10 feet. COD clearly has strayed farther from reality but BC2 is still not close.

All games have some flaws. The more realistic games, so called simulation games, also have less of an appeal to most gamers. They are more complicated and take longer for a game to pan out, so the majority of people will gladly take a more action oriented game, even if it is a little over the top in some areas, as long as it can be picked up and played with relative ease.
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The realism of the game you play doesn't matter as long as you get involved enough that it spills over into your real life and affects you enough to change how you react to things For example, as a result of playing CS:S for the last 4-5 years, I twitch or jump in response to loud noises or sudden movements far more easily than a normal person. Really pisses me off when I'm at the cinema My girlfriend gets great enjoyment out of it though, you should see the smirk on her face
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So you are saying you would rather a game be realistic than entertaining to you?
Why do you feel these two things (realism and fun) have to be mutually exclusive?
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Why do you feel these two things (realism and fun) have to be mutually exclusive?
They aren't mutually exclusive, but it is difficult to get a good balance of both. Gamers claim they want realism, but when they take a couple stray bullets to the legs in CoD, they want some red spaghetti sauce to appear on the screen for a little bit until they hide behind cover. Then its back to shooting. Yet they will whine if they feel the guns or cover or whatever isn't realistic enough to them.

Gamers want realism, but on their own terms.
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