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Penny Arcade - Comic - Lost In Translation 2

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Lost In Translation 2!

Penny Arcade - Comic - Lost In Translation 2

Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    cynnicysmcynnicysm Registered User regular
    *whet

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    cynnicysm wrote: »
    *whet

    That was literally my first thought too, upon reading the comic.

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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    This guy would be saying "wet", though.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited August 2023
    I wonder what other games, if any, would translate skills to real life...

    "This summer, 5 balding middle-aged men who played 5000 hours of FS2020 in their basement are tasked with piloting and landing a fully-loaded Boeing 747 for a commercial airline. Hundreds of lives are at stake in 'Flight Simulator!'"

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    edited August 2023
    Djiem wrote: »
    I wonder what other games, if any, would translate skills to real life...

    "This summer, 5 balding middle-aged men who played 5000 hours of FS2020 in their basement are tasked with piloting and landing a fully-loaded Boeing 747 for a commercial airline. Hundreds of lives are at stake in 'Flight Simulator!'"
    I'm legit pretty good at packing things to occupy less space. I credit that to games like Diablo II and Resident Evil 4.
    I'm not sure "reorganize this freezer so we can fit a new load of groceries in it" would make for good TV, but I think I'd be good at it.

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    GrendusGrendus Registered User regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    I wonder what other games, if any, would translate skills to real life...

    "This summer, 5 balding middle-aged men who played 5000 hours of FS2020 in their basement are tasked with piloting and landing a fully-loaded Boeing 747 for a commercial airline. Hundreds of lives are at stake in 'Flight Simulator!'"

    Honestly, Flight Sim is actually pretty close to flying an actual plane, or so I've heard, especially among people who set up actual cockpits.

    It doesn't translate into actual skills, but the US military in particular gets consulted a lot on modern military shooters. They view it as a recruitment tool.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    Grendus wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    I wonder what other games, if any, would translate skills to real life...

    "This summer, 5 balding middle-aged men who played 5000 hours of FS2020 in their basement are tasked with piloting and landing a fully-loaded Boeing 747 for a commercial airline. Hundreds of lives are at stake in 'Flight Simulator!'"

    Honestly, Flight Sim is actually pretty close to flying an actual plane, or so I've heard, especially among people who set up actual cockpits.

    It doesn't translate into actual skills, but the US military in particular gets consulted a lot on modern military shooters. They view it as a recruitment tool.

    IIRC there are some planes for which you can actually get some credit for hours in MS Flight Simulator.

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    ShowsniShowsni Registered User regular
    edited August 2023
    Djiem wrote: »
    I wonder what other games, if any, would translate skills to real life...

    "This summer, 5 balding middle-aged men who played 5000 hours of FS2020 in their basement are tasked with piloting and landing a fully-loaded Boeing 747 for a commercial airline. Hundreds of lives are at stake in 'Flight Simulator!'"

    Just don't get too overconfident.

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    CalescentCalescent Registered User regular
    There's a guy with a very intense flight simulator hobby who got upset at his wife for not introducing him as a pilot to her colleagues, despite never flying a plane.

    https://newsweek.com/man-explains-wife-call-pilot-no-flight-training-1778844

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    BremenBremen Registered User regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    I wonder what other games, if any, would translate skills to real life...

    "This summer, 5 balding middle-aged men who played 5000 hours of FS2020 in their basement are tasked with piloting and landing a fully-loaded Boeing 747 for a commercial airline. Hundreds of lives are at stake in 'Flight Simulator!'"

    Well, there's this famous xkcd strip.

    I can state with confidence that Stardew Valley did not teach me how to handle a garden.

    I've played a lot of Fallout games but hopefully I never find out on that one.

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    McFodderMcFodder Registered User regular
    How about a paintball league full of CoD players?

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    HevachHevach Registered User regular
    I'm fairly confident that if you could find me a demon lord to grant me immense magical power in exchange for the suffering of my enemies I could fight a giant fire monster in a volcano. If on the other hand you gave me a suit of elaborate plate armor and a huge sword I would only be able to give myself a herniated spine.

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    cynnicysmcynnicysm Registered User regular
    Lucascraft wrote: »
    cynnicysm wrote: »
    *whet

    That was literally my first thought too, upon reading the comic.

    1st: woah they fixed it, that's rad!
    2nd: i always notice those sorts of things...i love how goofy and weird english is! i...could have been more wordy with my first post to make it seem less snooty though i suppose. apologies if i came off snooty, i'm just a dork.

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    YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    The newspost for today is quite good.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    The newspost for today is quite good.

    That story went fucking everywhere and yet he managed to bring it full circle.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    Grendus wrote: »
    Djiem wrote: »
    I wonder what other games, if any, would translate skills to real life...

    "This summer, 5 balding middle-aged men who played 5000 hours of FS2020 in their basement are tasked with piloting and landing a fully-loaded Boeing 747 for a commercial airline. Hundreds of lives are at stake in 'Flight Simulator!'"

    Honestly, Flight Sim is actually pretty close to flying an actual plane, or so I've heard, especially among people who set up actual cockpits.

    I've heard that too, which is why I felt it was the perfect game for that joke; still, I wouldn't board a plane where the "pilot" has nothing but FS under their belt and no actual formation.

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    PyrianPyrian Registered User regular
    Djiem wrote: »
    I wouldn't board a plane where the "pilot" has nothing but FS under their belt and no actual formation.
    Ripley: How many drops is this for you, Lieutenant?

    Gorman: Thirty eight... simulated.

    Vasquez: How many *combat* drops?

    Gorman: Uh, two. Including this one.

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    ironzergironzerg Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    The newspost for today is quite good.

    That story went fucking everywhere and yet he managed to bring it full circle.

    So you're saying that they managed to land the plane?

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    Red RaevynRed Raevyn because I only take Bubble Baths Registered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    The newspost for today is quite good.

    The guys get dunked on but Jerry's newsposts are what keep me reading the front page of the site. Occasionally they tell me about something mildly interesting I'd missed, but a few times a year he sits down and writes something great.

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