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  1. Ghost Recon: Wild Lands

    I tried carrying an M4 and a GSG-5 PK slung on my back and it was simply not workable... and that was without ammo, belts, backpack, kevlar, night optics, etc. Movement was difficult, I can't imagine a run or jog. When I tried to lay prone everything got tangled to say nothing of trying to stand up or be clandestine!
  2. Ghost Recon: Wild Lands

    Played a bit of this the other night and enjoyed it. I played on the "next to hardest" setting... so I think that contributed to the enjoyment factor. I am thinking that the no-hud option will increase my replay enjoyment. For example: I approached an airstrip in the woods in my Guille suit. Saw the targets and figured out my own approach point and strategy. After completing this rual-mission I used night vision to wander on foot into a sleeping town of baddies triggering the next mission. It gave me a tingle up my leg. I am trying to put on the "old Ghost Recon" playability with the quirky map and team settings gone.... ...in favor of more autonomous 3ai team with no soul switching. With a bit of tolerance it is reminding me a bit of original Ghost Recon that is OPEN WORLD with smarter accompanying AI. Yes, I choose to ignore that I am carrying TWO PRIMARY WEAPONS with is so non-NORG. That is quite an irritant to me more than anything else in games. To my SHAME I find myself using each of the primaries. PLEASE FORGIVE ME! Here is another "throwback" item some of you may remember. Back when I was a teen I played a lot of "Twilight 2000". This was an RPG sort of like D&D except that you played as a soldier in small bands of autonomous military units. The setting was opposing forces all lost in Poland after WWIII nuclear exchange. You used current rifles and equipment of the time gaining experience and rolling dice for every round shot, etc. Strangely enough.... THOSE days came to mind whilst playing Wildlands. Open World, make you own story, go any direction.... etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_2000 No ick seal of approval for Wildlands yet... but I had fun. One key thing... it DIDN'T remind me of Operation Flashpoint with its endless glitches and half-assedness!
  3. Why not donate directly to the charity involved instead of a third-person using a crowd funding campaign? Seems kind of like self promotion to me. Am I missing something here? I wonder what percentage of the charity goes to "Ensuring Safe and Legal Abortion."
  4. Handgun Advice?

    Led, no more cat videos until YOU create a spreadsheet yourself. Your assignment is due Friday before 5PM.
  5. Tom Clancy's The Division

    Apparently there is a movie for this that just came out. Saw it listed on Netflixy, or was it Amazonian? Anyhow... tried to watch it, too much unnecessary violence for my taste. In my experience movies that have to do that don't have a worthwhile story or "message". Will probably be popular with the kids though.
  6. Handgun Advice?

    Seems like a well-priced deal to me. Good luck.
  7. Handgun Advice?

    Isn't there some kind of grip-style difference between American and European handguns? From what I notice glock/beretta/FN have more of an angled grip, where a lot of the American designed guns (1911/XD are more perpendicular to the bore. Been my experience that people like one or the other, not both. As for triggers, it seems to me that is the second most changed item on a handgun. The most changed item being irons.
  8. yet another gif thread

    I think I recognize my crew from WOT there. Looks like how I aim as well....
  9. LaRue vs Bravo Company M16

    Don't forget to have a mag loaded with anti-zombie...
  10. The YouTube Thread

    Sean Penn and Jane Fonda are actually the same person... psych! Actually, I see some similarities between the two of them. That is what I was inferring.
  11. The YouTube Thread

    Tracked down and found using an opportunity provided by an unwitting Jane Fonda. Love it.
  12. The YouTube Thread

    Great, thanks Led. Now I can't operate a motor vehicle or heavy equipment for the next five minutes... I will be able to see clearly again shortly....
  13. Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas All Y'all.
  14. yet another gif thread

    Personally I have found MUCH better experience using an Ethernet cable as opposed to a wifi connection. Just one example of the many small things that contribute to laaaaaaag.
  15. Ghost Recon: Wild Lands

    THAT is the one. I loved the ACOG in that game. It had an EXACT replication of the mil-dot reticule of my ELCAN, For a lot of reasons that game was not very playable but I agree, it left me with some promise for the future. The chopper ride sealed the deal for me and left me waiting for more. Now when I see videos like this about Wild Lands I think about that game.