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Mercenaries 2: World in Flames - I'm Barack Obama and I APPROVE THIS ASS-KICKIN'

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  • ErrorError Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Man that commercial sounds retarded. Good thing I know the game is going to rock.

  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Man your opinion sounds retarded. That commercial's fucking awesome.

    On another note, I'm torn. On one hand, I've got a power bleedin' PC that I just know could handle and tame this, plus free multiplayer. On the other hand, I'm bettin' this is gonna' have some bitchin' and awesome achievements, plus the whole e-peen thing, plus integrated voice chat and friends list and stuff.

    Gah!

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I couldnt imagine playing this on PC.

    This game is right up there at the top of the 'games to play on the couch with friends' list.

    Yes, my PC could easily handle it and yes, there are many benefits.

    But god damn my hdtv is shit hot and I like pizza.

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  • LockeColeLockeCole Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Heh, popped in the first game for a bit today again... just remembered that this has one of my favorite quotes from a video game.
    Plans are for bridge builders and mad scientists. I've got moxie...and guns

    At first, I thought "Oh, maybe I'll hold off on buying Mercenaries 2."

    And then I realized that Jennifer Mui was back voiced by Jennifer Hale.


    My next thought: "What the hell was I thinking?"

    EDIT: That commercial is hilarious.

    Until Mass Effect I didn't even really know who Jennifer Hale was, but then I went back and looked up a list of all the awesome voice work she has done on video games.

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    LockeCole wrote: »
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Heh, popped in the first game for a bit today again... just remembered that this has one of my favorite quotes from a video game.
    Plans are for bridge builders and mad scientists. I've got moxie...and guns

    At first, I thought "Oh, maybe I'll hold off on buying Mercenaries 2."

    And then I realized that Jennifer Mui was back voiced by Jennifer Hale.


    My next thought: "What the hell was I thinking?"

    EDIT: That commercial is hilarious.

    Until Mass Effect I didn't even really know who Jennifer Hale was, but then I went back and looked up a list of all the awesome voice work she has done on video games.
    Seriously, are there any other female VAs that do games?

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  • LockeColeLockeCole Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Spoit wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Heh, popped in the first game for a bit today again... just remembered that this has one of my favorite quotes from a video game.
    Plans are for bridge builders and mad scientists. I've got moxie...and guns

    At first, I thought "Oh, maybe I'll hold off on buying Mercenaries 2."

    And then I realized that Jennifer Mui was back voiced by Jennifer Hale.


    My next thought: "What the hell was I thinking?"

    EDIT: That commercial is hilarious.

    Until Mass Effect I didn't even really know who Jennifer Hale was, but then I went back and looked up a list of all the awesome voice work she has done on video games.
    Seriously, are there any other good female VAs that do games?

    Fixed for more serious question

  • LookFreeGrenadeLookFreeGrenade Registered User
    edited August 2008
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Heh, popped in the first game for a bit today again... just remembered that this has one of my favorite quotes from a video game.
    Plans are for bridge builders and mad scientists. I've got moxie...and guns

    At first, I thought "Oh, maybe I'll hold off on buying Mercenaries 2."

    And then I realized that Jennifer Mui was back voiced by Jennifer Hale.


    My next thought: "What the hell was I thinking?"

    EDIT: That commercial is hilarious.

    Until Mass Effect I didn't even really know who Jennifer Hale was, but then I went back and looked up a list of all the awesome voice work she has done on video games.
    Seriously, are there any other good female VAs that do games?

    Fixed for more serious question

    Alyx Vance has a good VA but the actor doesn't really do much other than half-life.

    But yeah Mercanaries is pretty cool

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  • RancedRanced Default Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I'll be all up in this blowing up unruly, Venezuelan drug lords with pretty bombs.

  • PunkBoyPunkBoy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Heh, popped in the first game for a bit today again... just remembered that this has one of my favorite quotes from a video game.
    Plans are for bridge builders and mad scientists. I've got moxie...and guns

    At first, I thought "Oh, maybe I'll hold off on buying Mercenaries 2."

    And then I realized that Jennifer Mui was back voiced by Jennifer Hale.


    My next thought: "What the hell was I thinking?"

    EDIT: That commercial is hilarious.

    Until Mass Effect I didn't even really know who Jennifer Hale was, but then I went back and looked up a list of all the awesome voice work she has done on video games.
    Seriously, are there any other good female VAs that do games?

    Fixed for more serious question

    Alyx Vance has a good VA but the actor doesn't really do much other than half-life.

    But yeah Mercanaries is pretty cool

    Also, I'm super excited that Amy Lee is back as Fiona. I'm gonna get my fix of hot accents.

    Hm, I don't want to get off topic...but a VA discussion thread would be kinda cool. Dunno if it would last.

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  • LockeColeLockeCole Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Spoit wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    LockeCole wrote: »
    Heh, popped in the first game for a bit today again... just remembered that this has one of my favorite quotes from a video game.
    Plans are for bridge builders and mad scientists. I've got moxie...and guns

    At first, I thought "Oh, maybe I'll hold off on buying Mercenaries 2."

    And then I realized that Jennifer Mui was back voiced by Jennifer Hale.


    My next thought: "What the hell was I thinking?"

    EDIT: That commercial is hilarious.

    Until Mass Effect I didn't even really know who Jennifer Hale was, but then I went back and looked up a list of all the awesome voice work she has done on video games.
    Seriously, are there any other good female VAs that do games?

    Fixed for more serious question

    Alyx Vance has a good VA but the actor doesn't really do much other than half-life.

    But yeah Mercanaries is pretty cool

    Also, I'm super excited that Amy Lee is back as Fiona. I'm gonna get my fix of hot accents.

    Hm, I don't want to get off topic...but a VA discussion thread would be kinda cool. Dunno if it would last.

    Probably not unfortunately...

    What else has Amy Lee done for VA? now that you mention it I really like Fiona's voice too.

  • GSMGSM Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    That commercial is great. Even though I loathe the use of the phrase "OH NO YOU DIDN'T" (with or without sharper contractions), that song is fun and a breath of fresh air from rock or metal or whatever they usually shovel in behind the footage for a game. It's almost always one extreme or the other: crazy intense music, or deathly serious music to inspire heroics.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Oh my god. Is that running on 360 hardware? Because holy fucking shit that is looking great. That air strike from about the 33% mark? Christ. Using a chopper winch to pick up a tank and let it shoot at stuff from the air? Ingenius. I'm calling it here: achievement for swinging your boddy's car around and tossing him like a god damn olympic throwing hammer or something.

    The only thing that annoys me, though, are all those strange little beeps and blips that kept coming up during the video, which I'm guessing is stuff like mission alerts. But still, mother of pearl!

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  • Ninja Snarl PNinja Snarl P My helmet is my burden. Ninja Snarl: Gone, but not forgotten.Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Man, I LOVE when devs are more concerned about making a fun, awesome game than making sure they don't put in anything game-breaking. Nuclear warheads? Assault chopper + battle tank combos? Rocket buggy? Grenade sportscar? Muscle car converted to a monster truck with nitro boost? Yeah, it's about as far from realism as you can get, but it's the same distance away from boring or monotonous. And you get so much cash from just destroying things that it doesn't look like having money for strikes or support drops will ever be a problem.

    Want. This. Game!

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Guys.

    What if we replace the tank with another assault chopper?

    Will... will the universe be strong enough to handle it?

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  • arod_77arod_77 __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2008
    Antihippy wrote: »
    Guys.

    What if we replace the tank with another assault chopper?

    Will... will the universe be strong enough to handle it?

    this. this cannot be. but. why stop there? attach a tank at the bottom?

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Because it's 2 player only my man.

    Though my head would be blown away if they somehow integrate 4-8 player co-op. Stacking 8 helicopters and flying around shooting everywhere.

    I'm depressed that it isn't more than 2-player now. :(

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  • arod_77arod_77 __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2008
    You could switch off from tank to helicopter with the rapelling line theoretically

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Antihippy wrote: »
    Because it's 2 player only my man.

    Though my head would be blown away if they somehow integrate 4-8 player co-op. Stacking 8 helicopters and flying around shooting everywhere.

    I'm depressed that it isn't more than 2-player now. :(
    There ain't a man on this earth that didn't immedietly start hearing Flight of the Valkyries when that bit of the video popped up. Not a one.

    And now if you'll excuse me, I've got a 360 preorder to make and a mp3 to queue up.

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  • PunkBoyPunkBoy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    LockeCole wrote: »

    What else has Amy Lee done for VA? now that you mention it I really like Fiona's voice too.

    According to IMDB...Mercenaries 1.
    Sorenson wrote: »
    Antihippy wrote: »
    Because it's 2 player only my man.

    Though my head would be blown away if they somehow integrate 4-8 player co-op. Stacking 8 helicopters and flying around shooting everywhere.

    I'm depressed that it isn't more than 2-player now. :(
    There ain't a man on this earth that didn't immedietly start hearing Flight of the Valkyries when that bit of the video popped up. Not a one.

    And now if you'll excuse me, I've got a 360 preorder to make and a mp3 to queue up.

    I'm hoping you can load up a transport helicopter with AI friendlies and a co-op buddy. If so, I'm readying up "Paint it Black" for those hot LZ landings.

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    PunkBoy wrote: »
    I'm hoping you can load up a transport helicopter with AI friendlies and a co-op buddy. If so, I'm readying up "Paint it Black" for those hot LZ landings.
    PIB might have the cultural impact, but I can't think of anything more perfect than Big Sky for those landings en masse and the ensuing ruckus.

    And in the latest turn of decision-breaking, Amazon is telling me that I can get the PC version ten bucks cheaper than the Live version. Decisions, decisions...

    EDIT: Man. I'm watchin' one of the videos where two dudes are air-raping a city and one dude calls in a nuke - and while the explosion and cloud are of course awesomely impressive, it didn't really do anything to the cityscape. :(

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    It's a tactical nuke. Alot less powerful than the real thing.

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  • Bill CosbyBill Cosby Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Also it calls the nuke a bunker buster so its designed to detonate underground so i guess the surrounding area would be affected as much.

  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Oh my word.

    Did he just pick up that tank?

    He did.

    He did.

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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Basil wrote: »
    Oh my word.

    Did he just pick up that tank?

    He did.

    He did.

    the more i think about it "oh no he di'nt" is really the perfect expression of this game

  • SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    One question about co-op: is there an option to have split screen local co-op? Not a make or break thing for me, but it'd be a nice thing to have. I've already got it on preorder.

  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Could not want more.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • Giga GopherGiga Gopher Registered User
    edited August 2008
    Upon viewing that video, it was like a nuke went off in my pants.

    A nuke filled with semen.

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  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Ok. It's a day-one purchase. Sold.

    My wallet is going to take a pounding over the next couple of months, but it'll be so worth it.

  • freakish lightfreakish light Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    SteevL wrote: »
    One question about co-op: is there an option to have split screen local co-op? Not a make or break thing for me, but it'd be a nice thing to have. I've already got it on preorder.

    http://www.pandemicstudios.com/community/viewtopic.php?id=5311&p=1
    Okay, so the first big announcement is... Splitscreen. There is none. Not on any version.

    It's a real bummer for me, because I'd like to play with my roommate, but I'm not buying another 360 and another copy of Mercs 2 to make it happen.

  • Kris_xKKris_xK Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Oh my god. OHMYGOD.

    I was excited before, now I'm... something more than excited. Enthralled? I dunno.

    All I know is that my 360 better return from the grave by Aug 31st, cause this I need to play.

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  • pyromaniac221pyromaniac221 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Holy Jesus, gonna preorder this today.

    Add me, gamertag is Pyromaniac221, we can blow shit up and stuff. This is like GTA on crack. Just make sure you tell me you're from PA.

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I gave in and got the PC version, though it's not like I'll get it earlier with the 360 version at any rate with college starting. Although now I'm wondering: has there been any mention about how the PC version handles co-op and such? Are we going to have to join a service or something? Is there going to be a matchmaking server or something we use to find out who's where before we can connect to them directly?

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I was trying to read through that thread to find the answer to my questions but I still have one left

    what are the system requirements?

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    zimfan wrote: »
    I was trying to read through that thread to find the answer to my questions but I still have one left

    what are the system requirements?

    1 x Xbox 360 Home Entertainment Console System




    (PC specs have not been announced yet)

    scarab you have mental problems
  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited August 2008
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    zimfan wrote: »
    I was trying to read through that thread to find the answer to my questions but I still have one left

    what are the system requirements?

    1 x Xbox 360 Home Entertainment Console System




    (PC specs have not been announced yet)

    but I own a Wii

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  • BlainBlain Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    New videos (I think, sorry if they're not.)

    Awesome
    Spoiler:
    Meh
    Spoiler:
    Love the jeep bailout
    This game looks a bit easy, but thoroughly satisfying.

    Edit: And of course, these are just demos, so the difficulty will probably be different in the full version. I finished the first game, and it had some painful missions.

    Edit: The videos didn't come up at first, so I took them out of the spoiler tags. Now I put them back in. I'll work it out. :P

  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Yay fuel air bomb is back! We missed ya old buddy.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    returning fi-WHAM

    the overkill is glorious

  • PancakePancake Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Does the OP really say it's coming out for the PC?

    So does everything else! That's amazing. And it makes me happy.

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