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(WFSB Connecticut)   After dressing up for a Call of Duty: Ghosts promo at Gamestop, and painting the orange tip of his plastic gun black, man almost gets to experience real combat when police are called   (wfsb.com) divider line 37
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2013-11-06 10:20:32 AM
""It turns out there may be some video game thing going on, these people dressed as some villains or assassins or something," said Fairfield police Lt. Jim Perez.  "

You would think some of those officers know about the game so they would not send out the entire squad and just send one person to confirm if it's a real threat.  Not that every year this happens at the beginning of November.  I would assume it was fans and not GameStop employees because I would hope that GameStop would have called the cops and let them know they are playing dressup.
 
2013-11-06 10:22:54 AM
In other news.. COD Ghosts hit $1 Billion  in sales during its first day.. It makes me smile even more reading the Steam forums and watching people (kids) rage quit about how shiatty the game is.  So much for hoping this was the COD where people would not throw their money at it without waiting for reviews first..  Bobby Kotick can't hear your complaints because of all the noise the cash cow is making.
 
2013-11-06 10:24:09 AM
Actual criminals take note: Painting the tip of your gun orange before going on a shooting spree won't stop the police from being called.

/CoD:Ghosts is horrible.
 
2013-11-06 10:24:36 AM
It's not like the people of Connecticut have any reason to be unusually sensitive about weirdos carrying rifles in public...
 
2013-11-06 10:27:23 AM
He's in trouble... they brought the long guns!

/long guns?
 
2013-11-06 10:29:07 AM

Carth: Actual criminals take note: Painting the tip of your gun orange before going on a shooting spree won't stop the police from being called.

/CoD:Ghosts is horrible.


The pussified populous calls the police when they see someone holding an umbrella especially if it's a black man or muslim holding an umbrella in an assault style fashion.
 
2013-11-06 10:33:31 AM

TNel: ""It turns out there may be some video game thing going on, these people dressed as some villains or assassins or something," said Fairfield police Lt. Jim Perez.  "

You would think some of those officers know about the game so they would not send out the entire squad and just send one person to confirm if it's a real threat.  Not that every year this happens at the beginning of November.  I would assume it was fans and not GameStop employees because I would hope that GameStop would have called the cops and let them know they are playing dressup.


For these gamers/cosplayers safety it's better for the police to show up than some Joe blowing their head off.
 
2013-11-06 10:41:58 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: TNel: ""It turns out there may be some video game thing going on, these people dressed as some villains or assassins or something," said Fairfield police Lt. Jim Perez.  "

You would think some of those officers know about the game so they would not send out the entire squad and just send one person to confirm if it's a real threat.  Not that every year this happens at the beginning of November.  I would assume it was fans and not GameStop employees because I would hope that GameStop would have called the cops and let them know they are playing dressup.

For these gamers/cosplayers safety it's better for the police to show up than some Joe blowing their head off.


The only thing able to stop a (fake)bad guy with a (fake) gun is a good guy with a gun.
 
2013-11-06 10:45:15 AM

styckx: In other news.. COD Ghosts hit $1 Billion  in sales during its first day..


For reals?  Stop the world I want to get off.
 
2013-11-06 10:45:53 AM
Battlefield 4

/that is all
 
2013-11-06 10:46:29 AM

Saiga410: styckx: In other news.. COD Ghosts hit $1 Billion  in sales during its first day..

For reals?  Stop the world I want to get off.


Not really. They shipped 1 billion dollars in product to retailers. No word on how much has made it into consumer hands.
 
2013-11-06 10:49:38 AM

TNel: I would assume it was fans and not GameStop employees because I would hope that GameStop would have called the cops and let them know they are playing dressup.


According to TFA it was the GameStop Manager's cousin
 
2013-11-06 10:59:15 AM
"I would rather have a police officer get called to a scene and have nothing happen than not get called and have something terrible happen," Perez said.

Sadly, that's really rare.  If an officer is called to the scene, there's a pretty good chance that someone's going to jail or at least getting roughed up a bit.
 
2013-11-06 11:07:40 AM
Well, the police shot a kid with a bb gun a while ago and everybody freaked at the police.

This time the police did their job right. I say everybody involved deserves a high five.
 
2013-11-06 11:09:17 AM
Couple of points here...
1. The guy is a tool for painting the tip of his toy gun black
2. People in CT are fed up with these stupid new guns laws
3. Yes, Newtown was a tragedy, but get over it. We don't need to hear about it everyday.
4. Can Connecticut get their own tag? I think we deserve it

\CT resident, for now.
 
2013-11-06 11:19:45 AM

GanjSmokr: "I would rather have a police officer get called to a scene and have nothing happen than not get called and have something terrible happen," Perez said.

Sadly, that's really rare.  If an officer is called to the scene, there's a pretty good chance that someone's going to jail or at least getting roughed up a bit.


I'm inclined to agree, if the police are getting called in for a situation, they're not going to send Cosgrove out to tell them to cut it out.
 
2013-11-06 11:35:29 AM

entropic_existence: TNel: I would assume it was fans and not GameStop employees because I would hope that GameStop would have called the cops and let them know they are playing dressup.

According to TFA it was the GameStop Manager's cousin


Which the manager should have let the police know about the promotion so this reaction wouldn't have happened.  But it is a manager at GameStop so I guess that's asking too much.
 
2013-11-06 11:37:07 AM

Carth: Saiga410: styckx: In other news.. COD Ghosts hit $1 Billion  in sales during its first day..

For reals?  Stop the world I want to get off.

Not really. They shipped 1 billion dollars in product to retailers. No word on how much has made it into consumer hands.


"Just to clarify as it has come up in the comments. This is a figure provided by Activision for their sales. Actual sales to consumers have yet to be confirmed. However, based on the performance of previous CoD games, the record number of pre-orders, and the number of midnight store openings there were, it seems likely when the actual sales figures come though Ghosts is likely to top GTA V. "
 
2013-11-06 11:42:40 AM

TNel: Carth: Saiga410: styckx: In other news.. COD Ghosts hit $1 Billion  in sales during its first day..

For reals?  Stop the world I want to get off.

Not really. They shipped 1 billion dollars in product to retailers. No word on how much has made it into consumer hands.

"Just to clarify as it has come up in the comments. This is a figure provided by Activision for their sales. Actual sales to consumers have yet to be confirmed. However, based on the performance of previous CoD games, the record number of pre-orders, and the number of midnight store openings there were, it seems likely when the actual sales figures come though Ghosts is likely to top GTA V. "


I just threw up a little.
 
2013-11-06 11:52:57 AM

TNel: Carth: Saiga410: styckx: In other news.. COD Ghosts hit $1 Billion  in sales during its first day..

For reals?  Stop the world I want to get off.

Not really. They shipped 1 billion dollars in product to retailers. No word on how much has made it into consumer hands.

"Just to clarify as it has come up in the comments. This is a figure provided by Activision for their sales. Actual sales to consumers have yet to be confirmed. However, based on the performance of previous CoD games, the record number of pre-orders, and the number of midnight store openings there were, it seems likely when the actual sales figures come though Ghosts is likely to top GTA V. "


Well man, when it's put like that, it sounds really likely that they did.

Upfront demand has been higher for the series (though long term sales peaked with Black Ops), but I have difficulty believing past performance of the series is something to rely on.  It took the last one 15 days to reach a billion, and I just don't see the demand to be so high that it would beat the previous game within 24 hours.
 
2013-11-06 11:54:28 AM

RedPhoenix122: I just threw up a little.


I bought it and it's the same gameplay as mw3 with different guns and load outs.  Since I didn't like MW3 it kind of sucks but a lot of friends play it so I'll play with them for awhile then drop it.  Extinction mode is kind of fun, a bit like zombies but you can get ammo whenever you like.
 
2013-11-06 12:04:49 PM

TNel: RedPhoenix122: I just threw up a little.

I bought it and it's the same gameplay as mw3 with different guns and load outs.  Since I didn't like MW3 it kind of sucks but a lot of friends play it so I'll play with them for awhile then drop it.  Extinction mode is kind of fun, a bit like zombies but you can get ammo whenever you like.


Work on your friends. Convince them to switch to BF4 it is so much more fun with a good group of 4-6 friends playing than COD
 
2013-11-06 12:12:34 PM

Carth: Work on your friends. Convince them to switch to BF4 it is so much more fun with a good group of 4-6 friends playing than COD


BF is much better for working as a team.  That being said, both of them have a shiatty business model.
 
2013-11-06 12:12:46 PM

Carth: Work on your friends. Convince them to switch to BF4 it is so much more fun with a good group of 4-6 friends playing than COD


I thought about trying BF4 but from what I read about it you do need a squad or it's just a major pita.  What sucks is I want to rent BF4 but Redbox only has the PS3 version of it, wth they have ghosts in it but not BF?
 
2013-11-06 12:21:03 PM
BF4 isnt much better. instead of autistic 12 year olds calling you a gay-commie-n*gger you have some 28 year old doing it instead. There is a lot of overlap in the two gaming communities, the reason its not readily apparent is that the space offered in BF3 and 4 limits your direct confrontation with them.

i havent gotten BF 4 yet because BF 3 was a buggy mess for me. im waiting for the general consensus to affirm its stable enough for me to play without going through the patch/nerf roulette that BF has become known for.
 
2013-11-06 12:30:54 PM
That being said, what ive seen from play from my friends is that both series are becoming parodies of each other. lets check the rehash BS that is in both series that is basically a blatant carry over from a previous game (and for extra points, dont use specific mechanics native to the fps genre)

-US being invaded/devastated by foreigners (rehashed from MW2, MW3, and Blops II)
-An EMP blast inadvertently saving you from an attack helo (MW2)
-An inexplicable enemy assault on an aircraft carrier (Blops II)
-Quick time event where you have to kill a boss after getting your arse kicked in a fist fight (MW2 MW3, Blops)

seriously. You could make an entire single game from the 4 preceding games using footage randomly from them and it would be indistinguishable form the actual product.
 
2013-11-06 12:39:20 PM
Just wait for the patch that adds realistic Physx based dog fur!! Then the game will be groundbreaking!!!

/I'm not kidding
 
2013-11-06 02:32:06 PM

CapnPlaty: He's in trouble... they brought the long guns!

/long guns?


Long Guns, aka various guns with longer barrels, not part of the small arms category of weapons. Shotguns, rifles, etc.
 
2013-11-06 05:38:41 PM
Long arms ARE small arms. When a plane is taking 'small arms' fire it means some dink with an AK is kentucky firing.
 
2013-11-06 07:20:39 PM

Subtle_Canary: That being said, what ive seen from play from my friends is that both series are becoming parodies of each other. lets check the rehash BS that is in both series that is basically a blatant carry over from a previous game (and for extra points, dont use specific mechanics native to the fps genre)

-US being invaded/devastated by foreigners (rehashed from MW2, MW3, and Blops II)
-An EMP blast inadvertently saving you from an attack helo (MW2)
-An inexplicable enemy assault on an aircraft carrier (Blops II)
-Quick time event where you have to kill a boss after getting your arse kicked in a fist fight (MW2 MW3, Blops)

seriously. You could make an entire single game from the 4 preceding games using footage randomly from them and it would be indistinguishable form the actual product.


And yet these farktards buy these games every time.  Modern Battlefield of Duty Warfare 15.  You get some guns and shoot other people.  Sometimes you get to ride in a vehicle.  Big shiat!  These Counterstrike clones show no signs of dying, either.

At least Splinter Cell has a lot more depth in the gameplay, but frankly, I was disappointed in the fairly predictable story, filled with a ton of "magic hacking solves everything" cliches.

Didn't even bother with the latest Batman, after reading the lukewarm reviews for it.
 
2013-11-06 07:22:51 PM
See also: Sports Games.

"DUDE!  I got the latest Madden game!  It's got FOUR NEW PLAYS!  And uhhh... updated graphics, I guess."
 
2013-11-06 07:57:10 PM

smoky2010: 2. People in CT are fed up with these stupid new guns laws

Level5: Long Guns, aka various guns with longer barrels, not part of the small arms category of weapons. Shotguns, rifles, etc.

Subtle_Canary: Long arms ARE small arms. When a plane is taking 'small arms' fire it means some dink with an AK is kentucky firing.


In other news, isn't open carry of a pistol still legal in CT?  And I thought rifle carry was also still legal.  Do they REALLY need to roll out that swat team to handle somebody who's following the law (even if it was a real rifle/pistol)?
Also, canary is right.  even assault rifles / machine guns are small arms
 
2013-11-06 09:04:02 PM
Long gun is a term that was used to differentiate between a pistol and a rifle back when the distinction was important, ie. Before tanks, planes, and artillery became the mainstay of modern combat.
 
2013-11-07 07:05:52 AM

Knarf: Well, the police shot a kid with a bb gun a while ago and everybody freaked at the police.

This time the police did their job right. I say everybody involved deserves a high five.


The cop who freaked out at the gun-shaped object and shot the kid 7 or 8 times before his partner even had a chance to get out of the car... I think he overreacted slightly at a gun-shaped object.

/but he saw the barrel moving upward slightly!
 
2013-11-07 09:31:04 AM

Carth: Actual criminals take note: Painting the tip of your gun orange before going on a shooting spree won't stop the police from being called.

/CoD:Ghosts is horrible.


If have updated your drivers like you should have, it works great. Oh... you meant the game itself, didn't you? The single player was fantastic, and if you whine about multi it is probably because you are out of practice. Go back to playing Starcraft 2 or stop whining and improve your skills.
 
2013-11-07 11:20:48 AM
http://www.dorkly.com/embed/56379/call-of-duty-ghosts-infamous-recycl e d-cutscene

no. its horrible as in a cheap piece of hastily cobbled together crap with little redeeming value.
 
2013-11-07 10:18:42 PM

washington-babylon: Carth: Actual criminals take note: Painting the tip of your gun orange before going on a shooting spree won't stop the police from being called.

/CoD:Ghosts is horrible.

If have updated your drivers like you should have, it works great. Oh... you meant the game itself, didn't you? The single player was fantastic, and if you whine about multi it is probably because you are out of practice. Go back to playing Starcraft 2 or stop whining and improve your skills.


How adorable
 
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