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(Kotaku)   Knockoff LEGO company set to release knockoff Counter-Strike construction sets   (kotaku.com) divider line 40
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2013-09-18 11:35:56 AM  
Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.
 
2013-09-18 12:18:08 PM  
I personally prefer Generic First Person Shooter #7 myself.
 
2013-09-18 12:18:24 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.


nuh uh.
 
2013-09-18 12:22:01 PM  
Lincoln Logs for life, biatches!
 
2013-09-18 12:37:51 PM  
Yawn.  Wake me when there's a Team Fortress K'Nex set.
 
2013-09-18 12:41:55 PM  
Uhhhh... Dontcha mean "BLOCKO'S?"
 
2013-09-18 12:41:56 PM  

bsharitt: I personally prefer Generic First Person Shooter #7 myself.


You mean The Glorious Mission?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Glorious_Mission

They're still better than Grind for Loot #21: The Question for more Monthly Subscription Fees
 
2013-09-18 12:50:35 PM  
Mega blox suck
 
2013-09-18 01:03:55 PM  
Mega Bloks are farking terrible. The color quality, the cluch power, everything about them is just shoddy.
 
2013-09-18 01:09:09 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.


EXACTLY. Who has time to aim on there own? Just let the auto-aim in CoD do all the work for you!
 
2013-09-18 01:10:25 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.


What does COD do "better" than CS?
 
2013-09-18 01:11:52 PM  

Mikey1969: Mike_LowELL: Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.

What does COD do "better" than CS?


cdn.onextrapixel.com
 
2013-09-18 01:21:59 PM  

Mikey1969: What does COD do "better" than CS?


If it comes down to a battle of lowest common denominator military pseudo-simulators with loadout mechanics (and in Counter-Strike's case, terrible weapon balance), I'll take the one which looks a thousand times better and actually spends time trying to make its game world feel like a real place, whether through single-player, or well-intentioned level design, or elsewise.
 
2013-09-18 01:23:48 PM  

amundb: Mike_LowELL: Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.

EXACTLY. Who has time to aim on there own? Just let the auto-aim in CoD do all the work for you!


There is no auto aim in CoD.
 
2013-09-18 01:30:21 PM  
I used to work in a Lego store and it wasn't uncommon for people to ask me where the Halo lego sets were.  One woman even called me a liar when I told her they were made by a different company.  Ditto when Hasbro (or whoever) released the transformers lego-clones.
 
2013-09-18 01:35:44 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Mikey1969: What does COD do "better" than CS?

If it comes down to a battle of lowest common denominator military pseudo-simulators with loadout mechanics (and in Counter-Strike's case, terrible weapon balance), I'll take the one which looks a thousand times better and actually spends time trying to make its game world feel like a real place, whether through single-player, or well-intentioned level design, or elsewise.


Meh... I didn't have to buy anything new. I don't have to ditch each iteration because the new flavor is out, and weapon balance is fine when you get good enough to know what to use on what maps and when. CS-G.O. is a turd, though.
 
2013-09-18 01:41:30 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Mikey1969: Mike_LowELL: Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.

What does COD do "better" than CS?

[cdn.onextrapixel.com image 500x333]


Not at all, he had a counter argument. At least you understand the term trolling, which is more than most who reference it can claim.
 
2013-09-18 01:43:01 PM  
Oh, so some marketing genius finally figured out that trailer park scumbags buy bloody FPS games for their six year olds. Great.

/Video game store owner.
/want to choke 20 year old parents.
 
2013-09-18 01:46:52 PM  

Mikey1969: Meh... I didn't have to buy anything new. I don't have to ditch each iteration because the new flavor is out, and weapon balance is fine when you get good enough to know what to use on what maps and when. CS-G.O. is a turd, though.


Well, I mentioned Call of Duty 4 very specifically, because that game gets the same derision as something like Half-Life (and often Counter-Strike), that moment where "FPS got ruined" or something.  I also haven't played any of them since Modern Warfare 2, and the only person I know (internet or elsewise) who regularly plays the games and knows what's in them is a bit of a loon, and despite being smart, it's hard to tell what he actually wants in his games.

As far as it ultimately goes, I think both series (Call of Duty, Counter-Strike) represent most of what's wrong with modern first-person shooter design, with loadout mechanics as centralized around high-damage hitscan weapons, but out of that group, Call of Duty 4 is definitely the best that I've played.  (I also think people understate the difference between a good CoD-style game and a bad CoD-style game, with the bad ones being some of the worst FPS games I've ever played.  See: Medal of Honor, Homefront.)  But as far as Counter-Strike goes, that series is basically doomed until they somehow purge themselves of the e-Sports nuthuggers.  It was cute when the game attracted a very grass roots campaign, but now that they're specifically designing and balancing the games for that audience, forget it.
 
2013-09-18 01:46:55 PM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: amundb: Mike_LowELL: Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.

EXACTLY. Who has time to aim on there own? Just let the auto-aim in CoD do all the work for you!

There is no auto aim in CoD.


LOL.
 
2013-09-18 01:46:59 PM  
The set fails without including grenades.

/GRENADES!
 
2013-09-18 01:54:56 PM  
MegaBlocks are the Dane Cook of chidrens' building block toys.
 
2013-09-18 02:03:30 PM  

Mike_LowELL: As far as it ultimately goes, I think both series (Call of Duty, Counter-Strike) represent most of what's wrong with modern first-person shooter design, with loadout mechanics as centralized around high-damage hitscan weapons, but out of that group, Call of Duty 4 is definitely the best that I've played.  (I also think people understate the difference between a good CoD-style game and a bad CoD-style game, with the bad ones being some of the worst FPS games I've ever played.  See: Medal of Honor, Homefront.)  But as far as Counter-Strike goes, that series is basically doomed until they somehow purge themselves of the e-Sports nuthuggers.  It was cute when the game attracted a very grass roots campaign, but now that they're specifically designing and balancing the games for that audience, forget it.


I think part of the problem I had when I played COD was that the effects were too much. I've had to do some tricks over the years to play games, because they go way overboard with shading, dynamic shadows, etc., and you end up not being able to see detail. CS being a little more flat is kind of nice, I can see everywhere, except for occasional shadows people use as ambush points. Too much detail sometimes makes the game hard to use. I liked the whole COD single player series, as well as the Medal of Honor series, but you're right, a TON of them suck... In the early 00's, I pirated a lot, and probably 1% of all of the games I played were actually worth $50 of my money.

And maybe that last part of your statement is why I don't like CS:GO. It's lost something, and gained something that I don't like in the bargain, but can't quite put my finger on yet.
 
2013-09-18 02:03:38 PM  

Dog Welder: MegaBlocks are the Dane Cook of chidrens' building block toys.


It's the Weasley family of building blocks.
 
2013-09-18 02:15:46 PM  

Mikey1969: I think part of the problem I had when I played COD was that the effects were too much. I've had to do some tricks over the years to play games, because they go way overboard with shading, dynamic shadows, etc., and you end up not being able to see detail. CS being a little more flat is kind of nice, I can see everywhere, except for occasional shadows people use as ambush points. Too much detail sometimes makes the game hard to use.


Depends on how far you want to take it.  Visual fidelity and contrast is always good, but then you get the audiences who shut the game down to the lowest settings (StarCraft II, Quake III, etc.) so they can more readily isolate and identify targets on the battlefield, and you're just killing half of what makes the game fun in the first place, the idea that when you blow up something, it splatters into a glorious, visually pleasing mess.  I never had any real issues with picking out targets in Call of Duty, and if I did, it was usually by design, whether camouflage or hidden or elsewise, so I can't speak on that matter.

Mikey1969: And maybe that last part of your statement is why I don't like CS:GO. It's lost something, and gained something that I don't like in the bargain, but can't quite put my finger on yet.


I haven't played the game, but if it's being driven by the same design philosophy as DotA 2, or League of Legends, StarCraft II, or Street Fighter IV, I imagine the issues tend to be largely the same: Game lacks the same joy in repetition and depth in strategy/tactics as its predecessors, so in order to obfuscate this, they balance the same game over and over as a means to give players new novelty.  But since they change it so often, that all of the choices end up feeling largely the same, and also, everyone just ends up exploring the game on an extremely superficial level.  I know it's very interlinked with the e-Sports bullshiat, and I can't tell you how much I despise it.  Playing games in an organized or tournament capacity is perfectly fine, but when you're chasing competition at the expense of the quality of the game, you end up with a slate of hugely popular but mediocre titles, and that's pretty much what has happened.
 
2013-09-18 02:18:47 PM  

amundb: Well I use Mac/Linux...: amundb: Mike_LowELL: Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.

EXACTLY. Who has time to aim on there own? Just let the auto-aim in CoD do all the work for you!

There is no auto aim in CoD.

LOL.


What an FPS game debate looks like:

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\fps gamer of the glorious master race
 
2013-09-18 02:19:20 PM  

amundb: Well I use Mac/Linux...: amundb: Mike_LowELL: Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.

EXACTLY. Who has time to aim on there own? Just let the auto-aim in CoD do all the work for you!

There is no auto aim in CoD.

LOL.


The auto aim in CoD is not really an auto aim, it does move a hair but it usually hurts more than it helps.  When you hear auto aim you think as you walk by someone you can just fire as they are auto targeted and selected.  In CoD you have to be on the target already or damn near on them.
 
2013-09-18 02:29:15 PM  
Can we please get an official Battlestar Galactica LEGO set.  Please?
 
2013-09-18 02:37:17 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: Oh, so some marketing genius finally figured out that trailer park scumbags buy bloody FPS games for their six year olds. Great.

/Video game store owner.
/want to choke 20 year old parents.


So, you object to me buying GTA 5 for my 6 and 8 year old nephews and teaching them how to beat hookers to death, shoot dogs, and randomly run over pedestrians?

I think our favorite activity so far is the playing the knock out game. That is where you wander the streets and punch someone to see if you can KO them in one blow. If they start to get back up you kick them until they are down. Hit enough people then the police show up and you try and KO them until you are killed.
 
2013-09-18 03:07:00 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Ego edo infantia cattus: Oh, so some marketing genius finally figured out that trailer park scumbags buy bloody FPS games for their six year olds. Great.

/Video game store owner.
/want to choke 20 year old parents.

So, you object to me buying GTA 5 for my 6 and 8 year old nephews and teaching them how to beat hookers to death, shoot dogs, and randomly run over pedestrians?

I think our favorite activity so far is the playing the knock out game. That is where you wander the streets and punch someone to see if you can KO them in one blow. If they start to get back up you kick them until they are down. Hit enough people then the police show up and you try and KO them until you are killed.


I think it's a good game for kids if you are such a bad parent that your kids think it's ok to do the same things in a game as in real life then YOU have failed as a parent.  shiat I've stomped on enough peoples heads in video games in the 90s you would think that I go around jumping on people for fun.
 
2013-09-18 03:09:12 PM  
Mike_LowELL:
Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.

I dunno, my mother reports that she still feels like she has been farked significantly more after I play CS than with any other game.
 
2013-09-18 03:44:09 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: Ego edo infantia cattus: Oh, so some marketing genius finally figured out that trailer park scumbags buy bloody FPS games for their six year olds. Great.

/Video game store owner.
/want to choke 20 year old parents.

So, you object to me buying GTA 5 for my 6 and 8 year old nephews and teaching them how to beat hookers to death, shoot dogs, and randomly run over pedestrians?

I think our favorite activity so far is the playing the knock out game. That is where you wander the streets and punch someone to see if you can KO them in one blow. If they start to get back up you kick them until they are down. Hit enough people then the police show up and you try and KO them until you are killed.


No, I don't object to you doing that, but I think their parents are stupid for letting you do that.
 
Ant
2013-09-18 03:50:48 PM  
I hate knock-off Legos.
 
Ant
2013-09-18 03:53:52 PM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: Oh, so some marketing genius finally figured out that trailer park scumbags buy bloody FPS games for their six year olds. Great.

/Video game store owner.
/want to choke 20 year old parents.


But it's a video game. Video games are for kids!
 
2013-09-18 03:55:04 PM  

TNel: amundb: Well I use Mac/Linux...: amundb: Mike_LowELL: Call of Duty 4 does everything Counter-Strike does and does it better.  Deal with it.

EXACTLY. Who has time to aim on there own? Just let the auto-aim in CoD do all the work for you!

There is no auto aim in CoD.

LOL.

The auto aim in CoD is not really an auto aim, it does move a hair but it usually hurts more than it helps.  When you hear auto aim you think as you walk by someone you can just fire as they are auto targeted and selected.  In CoD you have to be on the target already or damn near on them.


Well it is nice there is an FPS designed for the elderly and disabled I guess.
 
2013-09-18 06:03:43 PM  

Ant: I hate knock-off Legos.


Legos are a knock-off.  The guy who started the company just copied another existing system.  Literally copied them with a mould machine.
Guess they were marketed better, but the originals are worth a decent chunk of cash.
 
2013-09-18 08:47:03 PM  

bsharitt: I personally prefer Generic First Person Shooter #7 myself.


I do like Megablok's Halo stuff.
 
2013-09-18 10:13:32 PM  

Old Man Winter: Ant: I hate knock-off Legos.

Legos are a knock-off.  The guy who started the company just copied another existing system.  Literally copied them with a mould machine.
Guess they were marketed better, but the originals are worth a decent chunk of cash.


Current Lego bricks are not at all like the original Lego bricks.
 
2013-09-19 01:25:39 AM  
Call of Duty jumped the shark as soon as the multiplayer focus shifted from large sprawling maps with tens of dozens of players fighting over real estate that offered advantageous spawns, to the current CQB, bullet spamming 'arena' style BS that dominates the e-sport goons. Now, the map design is all about choke points, forced fire zones and exposed control points that rely more on spamming kill streak rewards than on tactics, or team play.

The fact that COD includes half a dozen sniper rifles in a game where the maximum map allowable view distance is 50 yards is ludicrous. Youll never see maps like Foy again, with a massive open field that needs to be traversed on either side to get to the relative cover of village that offers good cover and multiple vantage points. Or Dawnville which is probably the best urban combat map ever made for any FPS. Hell, they remade brecourt manor and cut about 30% of the map out for MW2...
 
2013-09-19 07:12:51 AM  

Ego edo infantia cattus: Oh, so some marketing genius finally figured out that trailer park scumbags buy bloody FPS games for their six year olds. Great.

/Video game store owner.
/want to choke 20 year old parents.


Video game store owner? Sounds like the plot to Clerks 3.

Rockstar should release GTA as a kid friendly simulator.
 
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