What have you learned through video games?

Flow

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I learned english through chatting in online videogames.
I' m Dutch
 

Silus

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I've learned that even though you're equipped with machine guns, rocket launchers, and grenades, you still need a key to get through that stupid door. :(

LOL, this is /thread
Universal truth in most games that deal with guns.
 

arman01

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Then you learned wrong. H2O is a perfect insulator. It is the impurities in the water that conduct electricity.

actually, even perfectly pure water conducts some electricity, as a result of the existence of small amounts of ionized H2O molecules ;)
 

Cpt.Carnage

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OH man watch the movie Enemy at the Gates. WWII perspective from Russians. Good sniper movie.

Like you, i really enjoyed Enemy at the gates until i found out that the actual verterians felt they were protrayed so poorley that they actualy had it banned in Russia. Thats signifigant considering its essentially a Russian propoganda movie.

Or so ive heard.......
 

GJSNeptune

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It was a good movie. Movies are not supposed to be history classes.

Aye, good movie.

Movies are made to be entertaining regardless of realism. When books are adapted, screenwriters throw out the book and simply use the ideas. If you want realistic, watch documentaries. Silly Russians.
 

snowcat

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Way back when I had an Atari 800, I played one game where you moved the Bismark battleship around and tried to avoid the British while sinking convoys. I played another where you led the three American carriers at Midway and tried to stop the Japanese forces. Those two games really got me interested in WWII naval history, a hobby I enjoyed throughout my life.

D&D games (both computer and book-based) taught me a lot of mythology as well as medieval weaponary/armor.
 

Kabob

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What have I learned from video games?

-Pulling your knife out makes you run faster
-When it's too high, jump AND crouch
-If you hear the whistle of a Redeemer missle coming...start praying
-When all else fails, jump and shoot
 

ThreeDee

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I got familiar with the term "noob" from online gaming .. I'm pretty sure it's meaning means something along the lines of "affectionette one" or a derivitive thereof as I'm a pretty nice guy and so when I hop on a server online and start playing CS:S , others recognize that I am indeed a nice guy and blurt out there affections towards me by calling me "noob"..

It's quite embarrassing at times the sheer passion in which this is displayed to me at times .. I ..I get overwhelmed on occasion.

:(

 

[Tripod]MajorPayne

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I've learned multitasking and situational awareness from RTS games.

I've learned some words that aren't too nice from FPS games.

I've learned how to beat computers at chess.

I've learned how to deal with people who won't go away (ignore them) from dealing with cheaters as a mod in FPS games.

I've learned a great deal about configs, routers, the internet in general, tweaks, mods, etc... from enhancing and streamlining my gaming experience. MOH:AA and Spearhead really got me involved in all the "tech-wizardry," because I got really into them and was a member of several clans and a hardcore (top 50) player for a while.
 

Shlomo

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In my WWII flight sim days (War Birds II, III, and Aces High 1, 2) pretty much taught me everything to know about energy management, plane characteristics, maneuvers like the rolling scissors, rope-a-dope, ect...ect.

Taught me to be patient, wait for the kill, don't get too eager and get in a bad position, living(making it home) with no kills is better than going into a suicide furball to try and get 1kill. Uh.. 90 B17's and 30 P51-D's makes for an interesting fight versus just 70 axis planes, mostly fw190-D's and ME-109's. (I love my Dora, we ended up winning 3 out of 4 frames thus winning the event, yes, I fly axis!)

Lots of Pacific terrains in some of the arena maps, the Battle of the Rhine event was pretty badass too (the one with the swarm of b17's and the p51 escourts)

In a fight, one with the most energy wins, so never blow it off on tight turns or stupid moves.

Lets see, so much info just on WWII, learned from actual WWII veteran speakers at some of the War Birds conventions (went to 3, Raleigh, Dayton, Pensacola) Interesting opinions on how all fights supposidly break down.

Use your flaps, they help... a lot...

Now to my FPS times... well...

The only thing i've learned from FPS games is pretty much that everyone is a little racist, the majority of the population of gamers are white males in the US, hitscan aim dominates all, if you die its because they are lucky, aimbotting, and or spamming.
 

Cpt.Carnage

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Correction,

After doing further research into the movie, it was not acutally banned but none the less Russian verterans potioned to have it banned. However, when i was looking into this i did find there is an alarming many more historical inaccurasies then i intially thought.

I would also like to correct myself in that i still enjoy the movie, just not as much so when i realize all the liberties they took when shooting this movies.

Sorry to get off topic.
 

GJSNeptune

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I would also like to correct myself in that i still enjoy the movie, just not as much so when i realize all the liberties they took when shooting this movies.

But it's your fault for expecting the movie to be realistic.


Playing F.E.A.R. I've learned that when attacking without a gun, you can jump and change direction in mid-air. Also, you can kill someone instantly with a sweep attack, a jump-kick, and a punch, even if the person is wearing full body armor and a visored helmet.
 

Hulk

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I've learned that beating up a prostitute with a basball bat, hijacking a car, running over two dozen people and driving into a paint job garage does not get rid of my wanted level.
 

cinohpa

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I've learned a lot about computers in general because of video games. I used to change all sorts of things to run games/get to special servers/host/etc.
 

Travolta

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i learned that no matter how many times you get shot, as long as you run over a medical kit, you'll be fine.
 

wilka91

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I learned that grenades don't destroy walls

and also that killing humans is fun!
 

Hulk

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I learned that braking crates does not reveal any health or weapon items, all it does is hurt my hand.
 

miskari

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video games taught me that its all in good fun until you forget to quick save, its all downhill from there. (i also learned somewhat about the crusades from AoE2)
 

CodeX

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I've learned that real life is overrated and given the choice I often choose to spend my time in virtual worlds that are much more exciting...:rolleyes:
 

Tac

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I've learned that consuming fungi makes you grow big and strong.
 

Hulk

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I've learned that if you're in a prison and there's a poster on the wall you can go through it and enter a secret tunnel leading you to the outside.
 
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-The rifle always doesn't pack much of a punch.
-That I need a job.
-That my purpose in life is to destroy the morale of n00bs.
-That games are a relationship ender.
-That in games a 9mm does more damage than a 5.56 NATO round.
-That you can be hit and still run, jump, and dive.
-Rocket jumping in real life will kill you.
-No crosshair in paintball, you're f***ed, unless you've learned how to use ironsights in games.
 
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After playing Oblivion for a while, I started looking for ninroots where ever I went. We have some weeds at work that look like them.
 

pkScary

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If you run fast enough, you can run on the ceiling.

If someone looks mad, run away, they'll casually walk over to you and dry hump you to death.
 
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