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Col_Tibbetts
12-13-2004, 10:36 PM
Here is mine.

It is an ad running on the History Channel for Call of Duty. It is for the Playstation version of course.

Anyhow the ad starts with a slide which some important sounding gaming mag reviewer says "The most realistic combat experience ever..."

Next a cut to in game action where a soldier is pinned down behind a crumbled wall. The soldier leaps away from a grenade which lands at his feet, dives for a discarded MP40 (light sub-machine gun)...

... then proceeds to shoot down a diving Stuka with it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

What has this industry become? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

"most realistic combat experience ever"

How sad...

Col_Tibbetts
12-13-2004, 10:36 PM
Here is mine.

It is an ad running on the History Channel for Call of Duty. It is for the Playstation version of course.

Anyhow the ad starts with a slide which some important sounding gaming mag reviewer says "The most realistic combat experience ever..."

Next a cut to in game action where a soldier is pinned down behind a crumbled wall. The soldier leaps away from a grenade which lands at his feet, dives for a discarded MP40 (light sub-machine gun)...

... then proceeds to shoot down a diving Stuka with it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

What has this industry become? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

"most realistic combat experience ever"

How sad...

Maj_Death
12-13-2004, 10:57 PM
The box my copy of Mechwarrior 4 came in said it had realistic weapons modeling and physics.

Tater-SW-
12-13-2004, 11:22 PM
Gee, and I was thinking "Windows" when I read the title, heheh.

tater

crazyivan1970
12-13-2004, 11:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
Next a cut to in game action where a soldier is pinned down behind a crumbled wall. The soldier leaps away from a grenade which lands at his feet, dives for a discarded MP40 (light sub-machine gun)...

... then proceeds to shoot down a diving Stuka with it.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

OMG, i almost died laughing... thanks man!

LeadSpitter_
12-14-2004, 12:12 AM
Still seeing aces high commercials and not il2 fb pf commericals in the US

VFA-195 Snacky
12-14-2004, 12:20 AM
And doesnt that Aces High look like total garbage? It's funny because there are yahoos out there spending money and paying monthly fees to fly that trash.

LLv26_Morko
12-14-2004, 12:27 AM
Windows 95 and windows ME
i think those should be categoried under worst computer viruses http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

TheGozr
12-14-2004, 01:20 AM
Aces high is a home made study game right?... must be. I can still recognize some of the first Doom effects. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WTE_Ibis
12-14-2004, 01:51 AM
Definitely "Windows Mongrel Edition". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

ploughman
12-14-2004, 01:54 AM
Windows ME? They actually released an edition with Yuppy Flu pre-installed?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

The_Ant
12-14-2004, 05:48 AM
An add for CFS 3,think it was on gamespy or fileplanet,there was a link for an ingame video on the product.Guess what it was!!
The intro sequence off the game,Yeah if we had that ingame graphic i would be happy!!

The Half-lif2 2 add on tv was also very well done,one big hL2 logo against a black background in view for 20-30 sec.Made you whant to change chanel when it was on.

Magic the gathering battlegrounds,just by the title it sounded very promosing and the screens,but when the game came out it wasn´t a turn based game card like all the others that been released,instead it was some monster creatures battling against eachothers with poor control and actions.

sithgod
12-14-2004, 10:58 AM
Yeah the call of duty add is a laugh. At least he didn't down the 87 by throwing an empty Browning .45 at it.

Most of these games are not very realistic even ones I liked. I enjoyed Medal of Honor on the Xbox and was really looking forward to the Pacific one. How bad it was. Running around a Japanese carrier on foot to blow it up. Tragic.

SgtBriggs
12-14-2004, 11:38 AM
CFS3 "as real as it gets" hahahaha http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

LStarosta
12-14-2004, 03:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Col_Tibbetts:
Here is mine.

It is an ad running on the History Channel for Call of Duty. It is for the Playstation version of course.

Anyhow the ad starts with a slide which some important sounding gaming mag reviewer says "The most realistic combat experience ever..."

Next a cut to in game action where a soldier is pinned down behind a crumbled wall. The soldier leaps away from a grenade which lands at his feet, dives for a discarded MP40 (light sub-machine gun)...

... then proceeds to shoot down a diving Stuka with it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

What has this industry become? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

"most realistic combat experience ever"

How sad... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually he downed it with an MG34.

Korolov
12-14-2004, 03:26 PM
Pathetic. Real men use MG42s to down Stukas.

Col_Tibbetts
12-14-2004, 03:49 PM
Really???

I could have sworn it was an MP40. Oh well, the Stuka still rediculously exploded after the first burst. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif Kids today... I tell ya!


BTW Koro. My company has NEVER given out a Christmas bonus!! I guess they aren't sleeping at all! LOL!

Korolov
12-14-2004, 03:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Col_Tibbetts:
BTW Koro. My company has NEVER given out a Christmas bonus!! I guess they aren't sleeping at all! LOL! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Or they're not going to bed unarmed. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

El Turo
12-14-2004, 09:06 PM
The worst advertisement for a game I've ever seen was for a FPS (dont recall the name off the top of my head) that photoshopped a picture of a line of Russian soldiers honoring the dead by holding up photos.. and replaced the photos with game boxes and some stupid catch-phrase.

They caught some serious heat for it and pulled the ad.

TheGozr
12-14-2004, 09:16 PM
i would say UBI il2 forum's speed .

GvSAP_Wingnut
12-14-2004, 09:43 PM
AH2: Haven't tried, but the only cost is the monthly fee to fly online if you decide to continue to after the two-week free trial. Obviously anybody who is paying for it is willing and happy to do so.

As for the graphics... requirements are MUCH lower than IL2, so yes I imagine the graphics aren't nearly as good.

I don't see anything funny about it at all... the more flight sims the better. That concept is lost on most in these forums.

VMF-451_Mugsy
12-14-2004, 09:44 PM
Wings Over Vietnam

Their was no ad for the initial release http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif