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Old 09-01-2010, 12:42 AM
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Default A lot of focus on guns and video games lately.

I notice that Kotaku is running a series of articles all this week regarding the popularity of shooters in video games (appropriately titled Gun Week). One article, which I'm linking to here, talks to several developers about their own experiences and views with guns. The discussion with Matias Myllyrinne of Remedy Entertainment (the people responsible for Max Payne and later, Alan Wake) is real interesting.

http://kotaku.com/5626214/what-do-ga...bout-real-guns

Then, a couple of days ago, I noticed that GamePro had devoted most, if not all of their latest issue to upcoming shooters and, again, why they're so loved. Although I skimmed through it mostly, there was one article in there which was a sort of debunking/analysis of popular video-game weapons.
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This will provide me with an interesting read
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Then, a couple of days ago, I noticed that GamePro had devoted most, if not all of their latest issue to upcoming shooters and, again, why they're so loved. Although I skimmed through it mostly, there was one article in there which was a sort of debunking/analysis of popular video-game weapons.
Can we have this one, too?
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It surprises me that the GoW guy has handled guns. As cool as the idea of a chainsaw bayonet seems, the guns of GoW just seem really impractical. No shoulder stocks or slings, yet everyone is pretty accurate firing at full auto, and everyone still has all of their fingers. A sniper rifle with a ONE ROUND magazine?
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Can we have this one, too?
Don't have it with me (saw it on the newsstand and didn't buy it), and besides, I doubt they'd let me reprint it.
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It surprises me that the GoW guy has handled guns. As cool as the idea of a chainsaw bayonet seems, the guns of GoW just seem really impractical. No shoulder stocks or slings, yet everyone is pretty accurate firing at full auto, and everyone still has all of their fingers. A sniper rifle with a ONE ROUND magazine?
Actually the main rifle of the Gears does have a stock, it's just doesn't show up really and is barely a stock.

The one round magazine sniper rifle is very stupid in my opinion
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