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    My Suggestion: K.I.S.S.

    Instead of going off on a thousand minor tangents, I think the best idea would be to improve the very core of OFP/ARMA. The benchmark for how good ARMA III's core is should be how well it can portray battalion vs battalion combat, not specialized tasks like riot control or specwar. There's a lot of games that focus on specwar because it offers Man Against the World scenarios, but only OFP/ARMA provides a good simulation of large-scale infantry combat. In order to improve infantry combat, ARMA III could do stuff like this: *Optimization for large-scale combat instead of small-scale skirmishes. This might mean sacrificing nifty gadgets or specialized A.I. routines in favor of the bigger picture. *Improved artillery/mortar/CAS support. Not just stuff like laser-guided bombs, but basic meat-and-potatoes stuff like mortar barrages. *Streamline transitions between different combat environments. For example, a company moving from a forest into a village should change combat formation, start MOUT tactics, etc. *Further develop basic infantry routines. How well do soldiers use concealment, cover, and covering fire? How well do they use air or artillery support? Do infantry and armor work together? At the company or battalion level of command, does the AI have a coherent strategy for the orders going down the chain of command?
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    More reasons that the "My tank is better" internet arguments are so silly. It doesn't matter if Country X has the "best" tank if Country X is too broke to field that tank in appreciable numbers, or if it can't afford to replace battle losses.
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    In my experience from trawling the web, the most common variant of that is "If it's Russian, it must be the best." Goofy in both cases, as both Russia and America have not been in a full, balls-to-the-wall war against a roughly equivalent foe since the 1940s. Notably, during that war, both the Russians and the Americans effectively practiced tank spam, pumping out enormous quantities of mediocre tanks. The US produced almost 50,000 Shermans, the Soviets knocked out over 57,000 T-34s, while the Germans managed to produce 9000 Panzer IVs, perhaps 6000 Panthers, 1500 Tiger 1s, and 500 Tiger 2s.The Germans made some of the best tanks of that period, particularly the Panzer V, and a fat lot of good it did them. Factors such as ease of mass production, unit cost, fuel consumption, or maintenance cost per unit aren't exciting, and aren't likely to appear in nationalistic dick-waving arguments, but they are probably more relevant to evaluating a tank's hypothetical performance in a major industrial war.
  4. In all fairness, mistaking an M-4 for an M-16 is not as dumb as arguing that guns can't overheat, or that .50 caliber single-shot rifles are "just as effective" as Stinger missiles against aircraft, or that a T-34 is a better tank than a Merkava MK4. Ah, the wonders of the internetz.
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    Independence Day 2 and 3

    IIRC, the RAF pilot actually says, with mounting surprise: "It's from the Americans! They want to launch a counter-offensive!" Keep in mind that he says this with incredulity in his voice, because only Americans are manly enough to think about striking back after somebody wipes out their major cities and millions of citizens. Also, I remember that the first film had a bunch of Jew jokes, so maybe they could bring that up to 11.
  6. So, it's a low-budget imitation. Am I the only one who keeps having visions of Soldier of Fortune 3?
  7. The bad news is that Sion has been appointed the new creative director.
  8. "Well, we wanted to make a distinctive weapon, so we made a Barrett which fires 120mm shells. We call it...The Lentonator."
  9. I'm eagerly anticipating OFP4: Frickin' Sharks with Frickin' Laser Beams on their Frickin' Heads.
  10. So, it's basically America's Army except that you have to pay money for it.
  11. So if it stinks the first time you do it, the correct thing to do is to double down on your mistakes?!? This is the equivalent of a 5-hour epic movie about Jar Jar Binks. In the words of one sage: "He's gonna f**k you til you love him."
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    Boy kills father after taking keyboard away

    I've played lots of good video games in my lifetime. For the life of me, I can't think of one that would be worth spending time in a Russian prison. A Russian prison, at the age of 14, on a murder rap for killing your own dad. BTW, on a semi-related note, are Russian inmates as rape-happy as American convicts?
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    John Rambo Vs Alan "Dutch" Schaeffer (Predator)

    "GET TO DA CHOPPA" is really all that I can say.
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    to: A preposition (I go to the store) or part of the infinitive (I want to go). too: Adjective (That cheese is too smelly) or adverb (The car moves too fast). two: The number 2. Re: "You can't separate to complete sentences with a comma." He appears to have used "to" wrong in this case, it should have been "two".
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    Which guns do you own

    In the US? No, they don't have any special privileges. However, any non-felon above the age of 18 could purchase an M1 Garand. Factory-new models currently sell for between $1000 and $2000; However, when the US military stopped using the Garand as its service rifle, it liquidated a lot of its stock by selling old rifles to the civilian market at low prices.