imfdb.org  

Go Back   imfdb.org > The Forum > Off Topic

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #281  
Old 11-07-2012, 09:45 PM
S&Wshooter's Avatar
S&Wshooter S&Wshooter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,893
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPEMack618 View Post
How awesome, yet politically uncorrect, would it be to have a game where you start out in the SADF/Rhodesian Army fighting ANITA and then get hired by Excutive Outcomes?
It'd be the best thing ever
__________________
Get off of my property


http://www.introvertisland.com
Reply With Quote
  #282  
Old 11-07-2012, 10:15 PM
SPEMack618 SPEMack618 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 742
Default

The ultimate twist ending at the end could be you kill some UNITA cell lader who you previously fought alongside in one of the beginning missions.

Oy, R-4s, SLRs, Browning Hi-Powers, the jungle mod to the Browning A5, maybe even a BREN gun.
__________________
I like to think, that before that Navy SEAL double tapped bin Laden in the head, he kicked him, so that we could truly say we put a boot in his ass.
Reply With Quote
  #283  
Old 11-08-2012, 01:30 AM
MT2008's Avatar
MT2008 MT2008 is offline
IMFDB & Forum Admin
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,507
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPEMack618 View Post
How awesome, yet politically uncorrect, would it be to have a game where you start out in the SADF/Rhodesian Army fighting ANITA and then get hired by Excutive Outcomes?
It's UNITA, not ANITA. Also, would it really be all that politically incorrect? Savimbi was an opportunist and a con artist who started out as a disciple of Mao Zedong, and then cozied up to the apartheid South African regime and Washington's neo-conservatives when he realized he could gain greater international legitimacy (and money) by making himself into an anti-communist. When the Angolan government hired Executive Outcomes to help them fight UNITA in the 1990s, I don't think too many liberals felt much sympathy for Savimbi and his forces, regardless of how much they loathed the ex-SADF guys who made up EO's leadership. (note that I am assuming you associated political correctness with liberalism; forgive me if I am mistaken)
__________________
Cry "Havoc," and let slip the hogs of war.
Reply With Quote
  #284  
Old 11-08-2012, 01:33 AM
SPEMack618 SPEMack618 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 742
Default

Oops. Typo.

No, Savimbi was goon, a somewhat usable goon, but a goon none the less. I was more referring to the glorification of the SADF and the Apartheid (sp) era regime.

In essence, I don't see how a video game maker could make the SADF the good guys.

Heck, even Larry Bond and Barrett Tillman waffled on making them the good guys and those dudes make Barry Goldwater look moderate.
__________________
I like to think, that before that Navy SEAL double tapped bin Laden in the head, he kicked him, so that we could truly say we put a boot in his ass.
Reply With Quote
  #285  
Old 11-08-2012, 01:49 AM
MT2008's Avatar
MT2008 MT2008 is offline
IMFDB & Forum Admin
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,507
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SPEMack618 View Post
Oops. Typo.

No, Savimbi was goon, a somewhat usable goon, but a goon none the less. I was more referring to the glorification of the SADF and the Apartheid (sp) era regime.

In essence, I don't see how a video game maker could make the SADF the good guys.

Heck, even Larry Bond and Barrett Tillman waffled on making them the good guys and those dudes make Barry Goldwater look moderate.
Ah, I gotcha. Yes, it would be quite politically incorrect to feature the apartheid-era SADF as the heroes. EO might be a little more of a gray area, though.

Also, before the end of the Cold War, the SADF would be fighting the MPLA. UNITA received training and even close air support from the SADF before the end of the Cold War (and also the end of apartheid).
__________________
Cry "Havoc," and let slip the hogs of war.
Reply With Quote
  #286  
Old 11-08-2012, 02:31 AM
Markit's Avatar
Markit Markit is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 99
Default

Speaking of which, if anyone has seen the leaked playthrough of Black Ops II, it is quite the historical role reversal to have UNITA equipped and fighting like the SADF (down to having the Buffel MRAPs and Eland armored cars) while the MPLA are reduced to a bunch of machete-wielding maniacs with technicals when they had plenty of armor and aircraft themselves.
Reply With Quote
  #287  
Old 11-08-2012, 04:11 AM
Swordfish941's Avatar
Swordfish941 Swordfish941 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Fishers, Indiana
Posts: 3,228
Default

This is hilarious (at least in my opinion it is):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hljPe6euy8
__________________
Can we start with part where Jayne gets knocked out by 90-pound girl? Hoban "Wash" Washburne (Alan Tudyk), Serenity

You're every bit the detective that your followers on internet believe - Brainiac, Superman The Animated Series
Reply With Quote
  #288  
Old 11-08-2012, 03:36 PM
SPEMack618 SPEMack618 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 742
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MT2008 View Post
Ah, I gotcha. Yes, it would be quite politically incorrect to feature the apartheid-era SADF as the heroes. EO might be a little more of a gray area, though.

Also, before the end of the Cold War, the SADF would be fighting the MPLA. UNITA received training and even close air support from the SADF before the end of the Cold War (and also the end of apartheid).
And didn't EO, composed of a lot of South African ex-pats, wind up fighting against UNITA?

That was the "twist" I was getting at, but I could be confused. That whole situation is murky to say the best, and Lt. Col. Brown doesn't exactly provide the best picture of it.
__________________
I like to think, that before that Navy SEAL double tapped bin Laden in the head, he kicked him, so that we could truly say we put a boot in his ass.
Reply With Quote
  #289  
Old 11-09-2012, 04:06 AM
Spartan198's Avatar
Spartan198 Spartan198 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The failed state of California
Posts: 2,158
Default

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...MPLATE=DEFAULT

Oh, but it's okay for the Pentagon to force them to reveal similar information for Zero Dark Thirty? Hypocrites...
__________________
"The gun has played a critical role in history. An invention which has been praised and denounced... served hero and villain alike... and carries with it moral responsibility. To understand the gun is to better understand history."

“What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.” - Alfred North Whitehead
Reply With Quote
  #290  
Old 11-10-2012, 08:46 PM
S&Wshooter's Avatar
S&Wshooter S&Wshooter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,893
Default

I kind of want one of these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhWnCR7ZBpg
__________________
Get off of my property


http://www.introvertisland.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.