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#4369395 - 07/15/17 09:32 PM Funny little details in games.  
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So I just finished a campaign battle in Ultimate General: Civil War and I was going through my roster of available Union officers to replace a major who was KIA. I noticed one of the officers had a first name of Juan. Juan?? Somehow I don't think the Union Army had any officers with a first name of Juan. biggrin


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#4369396 - 07/15/17 09:40 PM Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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not sure there PM but there was a Don Carlos union officer,,I remember in my readings an officer named Juan but can't remember the last name ..But found this
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispanics_in_the_American_Civil_War


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#4369397 - 07/15/17 09:41 PM Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Actually, 10,000 hispanics fought in the Civil War on both sides.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispanics_in_the_American_Civil_War

One even reached the rank of General, as well as an admiral.

#4369398 - 07/15/17 09:42 PM Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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EAF I was writing but you posted first..We found the same site


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#4369417 - 07/16/17 02:27 AM Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Maybe not funny, but details in a game...

When I first got rF2 I raced some 60s era F1 cars around old Spa and was in awe at the level of detail around the course. Back in the day this course was like LeMans was a few decades ago where you actually raced through small towns on the normal roads without any barriers if you go off. The level of detail became more evident when I lost my car in a corner and ended up going off of the road into some trees near a house probably 50 yards off of the course. As I was sitting there I noticed a head stone so I took a screen shot of it and later did some research to see if it was real...and it was! I don't have the screenie anymore, but it was someone who had died during a race many years ago...maybe some kid who was struck by a car or something...I forget now. Had I not gone off the road there I would have never seen it and if nobody ever crashed in that spot they would never see it either, so that amount of detail was unexpected.


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#4369435 - 07/16/17 09:38 AM Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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It really is great sometimes when you come across a nice little gem in the game that you're playing.

Last night while playing Ghost Recon Wildlands,

I was standing at a small outpost I and noticed a large shadow covering the ground in front of me, it was moving away from me and at once reminded me of the scene in the movie Independence Day when the alien ship blocks out the sun as it comes into Earths atmosphere. there was a large mountain behind me in the far distance and the sun was setting behind it causing said shadow.

Not funny I know but something that stood out from the norm and I hadn't seen that in a game before.

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#4370074 - 07/19/17 10:23 PM Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Anyone here knows SHOGO ? its a very old game, you get some mechas and play as soldier as well.......i didnt know english at the time, i was only 10.so here i am in this base and all i understand is that i need to get my mecha......it looks like a police station, there is a woman and a girl talking to a cop like in the stall......when i move past the guard warn me, so i can understand i cant go there or must give him something to pass.....after a few minutes i have no clue what to do....so i just clubed a guard outside and took his pistol, the cop attacks me and instead hit the woman......the npc dies, and the girl started crying.......CRYING !!! i never felt so bad for an AI in a game since that failed leap of faith in tomb raider 2, obviously i could not stand seeing that child without her mother crying by herself so....i shot her too and grabed my mecha

#4370086 - 07/19/17 10:47 PM Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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obviously i could not stand seeing that child without her mother crying by herself so....i shot her too


That is funny on so many layers!


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#4370097 - 07/19/17 11:09 PM Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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Originally Posted by Blade_RJ
Anyone here knows SHOGO ?


I don't remember the SP too well but I played MP a lot over LAN with my son. If I remember correctly you could use a zip-line type thing to get on the buildings to hide/snipe. Good fun times.


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#4370158 - Yesterday at 10:45 AM Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I have one more to add:


The flight sim "B-17" by Microprose that came out in the 1990's.



If you scroll along the map of Europe while at the navigator station in the B-17 you will notice the German city of "Karl Marx Stadt". Of course this renaming of the city of "Chemnitz" did not occur until 1953.


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#4370237 - Yesterday at 06:45 PM Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Interesting details, perhaps, above. But funny?

One I found really funny was in Borderlands 2. A game I find quite funny overall. There is an enemy and I forget which one..rats, skags, hmmm, not sure.

Anyway, when you set them on fire they run around and in a high pitched voice yell

"I smell delicious!"

So many great characters in that game. Tiny Tina, Handsome Jack, Scooter, Claptrap, Innuendobot

I still play this regularly. Great game.

#4370238 - Yesterday at 06:49 PM Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Agreed on the Borderlands games. I've played all of them in cooperative mode with friends and its been fun. Those games aren't really meant to be played by one person though in my opinion.


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#4370337 - 9 hours ago Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Agreed on the Borderlands games. I've played all of them in cooperative mode with friends and its been fun. Those games aren't really meant to be played by one person though in my opinion.



While I would agree that the game is designed with co-op in mind, I think Borderlands 2 is a great single player game. I've taken three characters to Ultimate Vault Hunter mode in SP and had a lot of fun. The characters are designed in such a way that a diverse group synergizes particularly well. But it's still great solo, in my opinion.

I realize as well, having read probably 75% of your posts over the years biggrin , that co-op-ability is one of the things you look for in a game. So I understand where you're coming from.

I forgot to mention Mr Torque as another great character from this game.

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#4370340 - 9 hours ago Re: Funny little details in games. [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Yeah, Torque is great. He's reminds me of Ted Nugent but on steroids.


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