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In Topic: Game Screenshot Thread

22 September 2014 - 03:55 PM

Now have the fastest growing textures in popularity for P3D and FSX.


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In Topic: How did we let this happen. A veterans nightmare

19 September 2014 - 12:25 PM

These issues really aren't something that can be fixed. People were appalled by the recent VA scandal, but they just said "that's terrible" and went right back to eating their dinners. What most people are unaware of is that the Veterans Administration can only properly serve around 3-8 percent of the Veterans currently alive. That is it. Another little known fact is that the VA employs a policy of curbing patients. If you don't know what this is, look it up.

The primary factor in these issues is the fact that the United States is involved in a major war every 10 years on average. That's millions of troops serving in combat zones all over the globe and the VA simply can't keep up. What I find truely laughable is that everyone seems to think these are new problems or occurances in this system and they aren't, not by a long-shot. America's Veterans have been getting the ###### end of the stick since the end of the Revolutionay War. If you think that's a quip it isn't. Do some research on the subject - Have a look at the Bonus Army, treatment of vets at the end of WWII, Korea, Viet-nam, the '91 Gulf War, etcetera etcetera etcetera. It's a never ending quagmire.

As for the suicide rate.

Among male soldiers, the rate was 31.8-per-100,000, well above a 25.1-per-100,000 rate for civilians of a similar age group in 2010.

In Topic: Mass Effect

17 September 2014 - 06:59 PM

View PostFlogger23m, on 17 September 2014 - 11:34 AM, said:

ME1 had an amazing story and setting. The combat and inventory system was a weak point, but it is an action RPG and not a strict shooter. ME2 dumbed down the story and became less sci fi and more drama, although the combat became much better. They essentially did delete the inventory system though. ME3 added an upgrade/customization section and kept the combat the same as ME2 aside from the weird rolling. ME3 had a better story than ME2 but was still not as good as the first. The whole game felt rushed, such as the lame "side quests" and the ending. Also going from three space ports to one again wasn't good.

I enjoyed ME1. ME2 not so much and ME3 was abysmal in my opinion. You're correct when saying aspects of ME2 were dumbed down, and sales depicted that. People voted with their wallets.

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In Topic: The YouTube Thread

17 September 2014 - 06:56 PM

View PostColin, on 15 September 2014 - 07:54 AM, said:

If the figures shown in the above video are true then the USA has a problem with veterans, if I remember Vietnam vets had the same issues.
In the United Kingdom we had support at every level as far back as I can remember late 60s onwards I am sure this was not a big problem as in the USA.

I would like to make one observation the more troops you have in combat operations and this carries on for years not months then the problem is far bigger, 3 tours in a war zone in enough for anyone.

A soldier who comes home needs support at every level and some need far more help than others, if these vets are really being neglected for true then it needs to be fixed and now.

The actual figures are far worse than those. The amount of unemployed and homeless Veterans is now higher than WWII, Korea and Viet-nam combined. The problems with the VA stem from foreign policy decisions. But what do you expect when the United States is involved in a major war every 8-10 years?

In Topic: Game Screenshot Thread

15 September 2014 - 12:33 PM