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(Toronto Star)   GTA IV was wrong; you can IRL steal a commuter train   (thestar.com) divider line 40
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2013-01-15 11:54:38 AM  
I am so ashamed that I read that headline and it made perfect sense. Just like when I saw a license plate the other day and it had "SCIZZOR" on it, and I thought "someone spelled that Pokemon's name wrong".

I am going to shoot myself now.

/cries
 
2013-01-15 11:54:38 AM  
Ouch.
 
2013-01-15 11:55:23 AM  
I was going to say that you could, but then I remembered that you can't, all you can do is ride them.
 
2013-01-15 11:56:25 AM  
We cant allow travesties like this to happen any more.

No. More. Dead. Trains.

We need to ban assault commuter trains. In the wrong hands, they can kill lost of people.

Lets start by banning trains with more than 7 cars, and a limit to one 'attachment' like wheels or an motor. cant have both. Speed limiter of 15MPH required. Quick, lets vote on it at 11PM at night and skip the 3-day review period.
 
2013-01-15 11:56:55 AM  
Well, it's The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
If you want a doodoo rhyme then come see me
 
2013-01-15 11:57:02 AM  
Was it Pelham 123?
 
2013-01-15 11:58:44 AM  
10 bucks says she was texting her BFF with "oh em gee I 707aly s70l3 a train!1!" when she left the tracks.
 
2013-01-15 12:00:10 PM  
Women drivers, am I right?
 
2013-01-15 12:00:20 PM  
Yet another reason SA was the greatest GTA of all time.
 
2013-01-15 12:01:14 PM  
brightlightsfilm.com
 
2013-01-15 12:04:29 PM  

TheSwizz: Yet another reason SA was the greatest GTA of all time.


I actually went back and played through it again just a few weeks ago.  It didn't hold up all that well.

Although being able to just continue long after the game is over is still the biggest plus.
 
2013-01-15 12:04:45 PM  
San Andreas was great for being able to steal trains and commercial airliners. Then quickly become aware how hard it is to control them and crashon a runway/derail.
 
2013-01-15 12:06:26 PM  

pute kisses like a man: [brightlightsfilm.com image 498x439]


Great movie.
 
2013-01-15 12:08:37 PM  
She had a one-track mind.
 
2013-01-15 12:13:03 PM  

bunner: 10 bucks says she was texting her BFF with "oh em gee I 707aly s70l3 a train!1!" when she left the tracks.


The fact that I could read that sentence without hesitation makes me really sad.
 
2013-01-15 12:19:55 PM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: San Andreas was great for being able to steal trains and commercial airliners. Then quickly become aware how hard it is to control them and crashon a runway/derail.


I don't think you can derail trains in GTA:SA. I think all you can do is control forward speed. Can't go backwards, can't change tracks, and the trains are invincible to crashes, tank fire, etc., if I recall correctly.

I liked doing the triathlons, myself. Also just crusing around in the Lear jet or exploring with the jetpack.

/played GTA IV to the end, despising every minute of that bug-ridden hunk of crap
 
2013-01-15 12:20:00 PM  
How do you crash a train into a building? Why is there a building on the tracks?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-01-15 12:21:16 PM  

Uzzah: I don't think you can derail trains in GTA:SA.


Yeah, just keep accelerating and eventually it goes off the tracks at a curve.
 
2013-01-15 12:28:45 PM  
cdn-static.cnet.co.uk

Can't friggin wait
 
2013-01-15 12:29:13 PM  
I figure that my submitted link was a bit too obscure or simply not interesting enough. (TF'ers can see it)

It referenced Amazing Stories...Highball Express...and some potentially obscure math.

/it was the math, wasn't it? You weren't told there'd be math involved.
 
2013-01-15 12:31:42 PM  

ReapTheChaos: bunner: 10 bucks says she was texting her BFF with "oh em gee I 707aly s70l3 a train!1!" when she left the tracks.

The fact that I could read that sentence without hesitation makes me really sad.


Don't be. Being capable of that means you have a very healthy bunch of synaptic connections and your odds of getting Oldtimer's are far lower than the norm.
 
2013-01-15 12:36:03 PM  

Treygreen13: I was going to say that you could, but then I remembered that you can't, all you can do is ride them.


I think you could in 1 or 2, though. One of the top-down ones, anyway - probably 1.
 
2013-01-15 12:37:48 PM  

lunchinlewis: TheSwizz: Yet another reason SA was the greatest GTA of all time.

I actually went back and played through it again just a few weeks ago.  It didn't hold up all that well.

Although being able to just continue long after the game is over is still the biggest plus.


I could spend years beating people to death with that purple dildo.
 
2013-01-15 12:40:18 PM  
glad they linked to the internet there at the end of the article
 
2013-01-15 12:41:13 PM  
"...said the woman, born in 1990..."
Are they allergic to saying 22, possibly 23 year old?
 
2013-01-15 12:41:20 PM  
You couldn't do that in GTA 4 - you couldn't do anything fun in that game.
 
Xai
2013-01-15 12:42:52 PM  
given that any moron could move a train and keys are available on ebay for less than $20 it doesn't surprise me she could, only that she did. It's not like you have a big choice over where to go with it.
 
2013-01-15 12:44:43 PM  
Totally missed this too "There were three families inside the apartment building, but no one was injured. At least not physically,"
What kind of butt-hurt, PC society is Sweden? It is obvious they would be shaken from this, but to imply psychological trauma because a train ran through your house?

"Generally speaking that's possible even if you're not a train driver,"
Rule 1: Never tell anyone that your job is easy...especially somewhere your boss will see it.
 
2013-01-15 12:51:14 PM  

Uzzah: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: San Andreas was great for being able to steal trains and commercial airliners. Then quickly become aware how hard it is to control them and crashon a runway/derail.

I don't think you can derail trains in GTA:SA. I think all you can do is control forward speed. Can't go backwards, can't change tracks, and the trains are invincible to crashes, tank fire, etc., if I recall correctly.

I liked doing the triathlons, myself. Also just crusing around in the Lear jet or exploring with the jetpack.

/played GTA IV to the end, despising every minute of that bug-ridden hunk of crap


Amen to that slash.

You actually do steer it, unless that was patched in later releases. The train follows the tracks naturally but at higher speeds you'll derail if you don't turn corners properly, if you steer opposite to the curve or if you're just going too damn fast.
 
2013-01-15 01:30:41 PM  

Treygreen13: I was going to say that you could, but then I remembered that you can't, all you can do is ride them.


You can in San Andreas, I was thinking about that for a moment.
 
2013-01-15 01:37:35 PM  

DeathCipris: Totally missed this too "There were three families inside the apartment building, but no one was injured. At least not physically,"
What kind of butt-hurt, PC society is Sweden? It is obvious they would be shaken from this, but to imply psychological trauma because a train ran through your house?


I don't know - If I was six years old and a train ate half the house one morning, I think I might develop a complex about living so close to the train tracks. On the other hand, I wonder if a particularly litigious adult might make a business out of buying up less desirable properties near bends in train tracks and waiting for the inevitable. When I was a kid, I briefly lived two houses down from the tracks, and the old man next door said his garage had been taken out multiple times by derailments. Maybe pick up one of these and keep it in the garage for "restoration"...
 
2013-01-15 01:50:43 PM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: San Andreas was great for being able to steal trains and commercial airliners. Then quickly become aware how hard it is to control them and crashon a runway/derail.


It's not that hard to steal the airliner at the airport. Just mind your star level, take off and land that bird at your desert hideout and store in the hangar. I took the airliner, two of the Lear Jets and shoved them in there. The fun part is taking the airliner or VTOL military jet to full altitude then jump with your parachute. I think I landed in the middle of a gang war once.

I also made attempts to fly the airliner into the "Capital Records" building, the tallest building in the game, but never managed to escape the impact.
 
2013-01-15 01:56:31 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: You couldn't do that in GTA 4 - you couldn't do anything fun in that game.


I dunno, getting drunk with Packy and then drunkenly stumbling into a trash heap while he berated me was pretty fun.
 
2013-01-15 01:57:01 PM  

abhorrent1: How do you crash a train into a building? Why is there a building on the tracks?


End of line with some puny blocks plus full running at full speed.

FTFA:

"We have only heard good things about her. We're investigating how this could happen, and why she did what she did," Hedenius said.

My guess: Suicide attempt.
 
2013-01-15 01:59:18 PM  
I should preview more...
 
2013-01-15 02:01:09 PM  

TheSwizz: Yet another reason SA was the greatest GTA of all time.


I dunno about that. SA had some really awful missions.
 
2013-01-15 02:16:33 PM  

lunchinlewis: Uzzah: I don't think you can derail trains in GTA:SA.

Yeah, just keep accelerating and eventually it goes off the tracks at a curve.


Yep. You can also fly! If you turn on the flying cars cheat, it just takes off once you get some momentum.

Caveat is, it still doesn't have any left-right directions, so all you can do is speed up perpetually. But, basically, once your train is airborne, it is going to stay that way in perpetuity.
 
2013-01-15 02:33:23 PM  
Actually you can in GTA3 San Andreas
 
2013-01-15 03:08:18 PM  

AcneVulgaris: I could spend years beating people to death with that purple dildo.


I like to get the minigun and ride around on the back of a freight train, just blowing stuff up.  You are virtually unstoppable.

Of course, once the ammo runs out you need to come up with a plan.  I figured out you could put a motorcycle on the train with you, but it tends to fall off after a while.
 
2013-01-15 06:12:50 PM  

DeathCipris: "...said the woman, born in 1990..."
Are they allergic to saying 22, possibly 23 year old?


Born in 1990 is a statement of fact, rather than a statement of possibility.

DeathCipris: Totally missed this too "There were three families inside the apartment building, but no one was injured. At least not physically,"
What kind of butt-hurt, PC society is Sweden? It is obvious they would be shaken from this, but to imply psychological trauma because a train ran through your house?


They don't imply psychological trauma; you inferred it. They implied an injury of a type other than physical. Perhaps they are financially hurt after losing their possessions. Even if they did mean psychological, there is anguish that can come from losing possessions that have meaning, like photo albums or heirlooms.
 
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