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S&Wshooter 05-25-2010 11:16 PM

Video game rifles
 
The trend in FPS' to put the ejection port of rifles on the left side of the rifle has got me thinking: Why the hell don't they just make the player character left handed so that the gun doesn't look stupid? You'd be able to see the shell casings comming out of the gun, but at the same time the designers wouldn't have to resort to incorrectly placing the ejection ports.

Bugabear 05-25-2010 11:25 PM

What games are you talking about? All the ones I've played have them on the right side. Then again I haven't been looking to closely but that would be pretty distracting to have casings in your face in the middle of a firefight.

S&Wshooter 05-25-2010 11:35 PM

S.T.A.L.K.E.R, BF:Bad Company series (not all of the guns though), BF: Vietnam, Black, etc.

Kinzer 05-26-2010 12:01 AM

If the player was left-handed, the gun would be on the left side of the screen and you wouldn't see the casings ejecting.

S&Wshooter 05-26-2010 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kinzer (Post 13821)
If the player was left-handed, the gun would be on the left side of the screen and you wouldn't see the casings ejecting.

There is such a thing as a left handed rifle

Kinzer 05-26-2010 12:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by S&Wshooter (Post 13822)
There is such a thing as a left handed rifle

Yeah, I know. And I'm pretty sure on those the brass ejects on the left side. So a left-handed player uses a left handed rifle and you don't see the brass ejecting, which is exactly what the developers don't want.

S&Wshooter 05-26-2010 12:46 AM

Whoops! I meant Left handed with a right handed rifle

ManiacallyChallenged 05-26-2010 02:20 AM

I believe that at least half the reason is copyright related.
Guns "based on" the real deal are probably more okay than exact replicas.
STALKER, Battlefield, and others do it for that reason(and the case ejection) but Counter Strike did it to be left handed and cool('cause the designer was left handed).

AdAstra2009 05-26-2010 04:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ManiacallyChallenged (Post 13826)
I believe that at least half the reason is copyright related.
Guns "based on" the real deal are probably more okay than exact replicas.
STALKER, Battlefield, and others do it for that reason(and the case ejection) but Counter Strike did it to be left handed and cool('cause the designer was left handed).

I highly doubt that.

The reason is simply because they developers think it looks cool.

Excalibur 05-26-2010 05:24 AM

Pretty much, some people just love the effect of brass flying in front of your face.


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