8 years, and its outlasted 6 actual DVD players.

Comments

  • Dawn_of_the_bread - 214 points - 8 hours ago

    Also the rotating PS logo on the front! Technology has never and will never reach that genius again!

  • exactly_one_g - 70 points - 8 hours ago

    How in the hell did you break six DVD in eight years?

  • cleanindustry - 235 points - 9 hours ago

    DISK READ ERROR

  • Magnemmike - 30 points - 8 hours ago

    Am I the only one who never had a DVD player break?!?

    With exception of my Xbox 360, my devices never break.

  • faceless_user - 47 points - 8 hours ago

    The dvd ability was the best selling point ever when I was talking my mom into buying me one :)

  • Xayan - 20 points - 8 hours ago

    Fun fact: when Sony released PS2 it became their cheapest DVD player. The same happened when they released PS3, this time with blu-ray.

  • Davedeaux - 28 points - 8 hours ago

    I had a completely opposite experience. I had 3 PS2s because of disk read errors.

  • Falcon9857 - 9 points - 9 hours ago

    I feel the same way about my PS3.
    I haven't played a game on it in a year, but it sure can stream online content.

  • conmas123 - 17 points - 9 hours ago

    Well good for you. I have to turn my PS2 upside-down in order for it to read disks.

  • RudegarWithFunnyHat - 30 points - 9 hours ago

    it's also the only dvd player not in a computer I ever had

  • typodaemon - 6 points - 8 hours ago

    If that's your most reliable DVD player you got really lucky with your PS2 and really unlucky with your DVD players. PS2's really aren't known for having reliable disc drives.

  • Epiloque2912 - 5 points - 8 hours ago

    I remember I wasn't allowed to buy a Playstation 2 back in the days because it was to expensive. Then my parents bought an even more expensive DVD player. I was so mad.

  • Drexynn - 4 points - 8 hours ago

    Mine still works after 14 years.

  • SonicRaptor - 4 points - 7 hours ago

    Why the hell did you keep buying new DVD players if you were just using your Ps2?

  • Rassirian - 3 points - 9 hours ago

    Also with ground breaking sound that requires you to crank the volume to max just to hear it. Mine had bad audio idk if anyone else had that issue...

  • EvilDasNad - 3 points - 8 hours ago

    What shitty DVD players have you been buying that you went through 6 in 8 years?

  • Infiltraitor - 3 points - 7 hours ago

    Just FYI. A lot of Audiophile folks regard PS2 or PS1 as producing some of the best or cleanest audio outputs of any cd players.

  • Raidoton - 3 points - 7 hours ago

    Why did you buy 6 DVD Players then?

  • Okakuchi - 3 points - 7 hours ago

    /r/shitpost

  • Gyoin - 2 points - 8 hours ago

    The DVD remote was actually pretty awesome for the PS2.

  • chronnotrigg - 2 points - 8 hours ago

    I have a first gen PS2 that died a few years back, but before that it worked great except for the fact that I had to take it apart every year or so to recalibrate the DVD drive. Vary common problem with versions 1 and 2 I believe.

  • quantum_trogdor - 2 points - 7 hours ago

    Why did you buy 6 DVD players if you had a functional device to do it already?

  • wisas62 - 2 points - 7 hours ago

    The real reason is because you actually probably cared for your ps2 instead of the $29.99 DVD players you purchased.

  • MannToots - 2 points - 7 hours ago

    Used to work at a Gamestop taking trade-ins when ps2's were mainstream. I have to completely disagree with the OPs statement. HIS lasted 8 years. Many others had drive burnout's due to being over used as a dvd player. We had many many ps2 systems fail the drive check during trade in for this reason.

  • 1MM0RT4L - 2 points - 7 hours ago

    Did anyone ever accidentally touch the laser lens and think that you fucked up the PlayStation and it would I never read discs again?

    That scared me every time when I was a kid.

  • dicks4dinner - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    who the fuck doesn't have a blu ray player yet

  • THE_Ryan - 2 points - 7 hours ago

    Probably because you've been using the 6 DVD players instead of the PS2, so when you come to use the PS2 intermittently between one breaking and buying another, it works.

  • TROOF_Serum - 2 points - 6 hours ago

    I went through 4 PS2s before I gave up and ditched the system. Least reliable for me personally with the 360 a close second..

  • mikefarktard - 2 points - 6 hours ago

    What the...? No, this was by far the WORST DVD player I've ever had the displeasure of using. Disc read errors left and right, and I took that thing apart countless times trying to clean and swab it to work.

    Aside from the laser module reading issues, I also had a crappy TV that the PS2 apparently did not support for DVDs. I remember it played games fine, but DVDs would be played in warped colors with several other visual irregularities. No standalone DVD player on the same TV did this.

    Piece of crap DVD player. Loved the hell out of that system otherwise though.

  • AbbaZaba16 - 2 points - 6 hours ago

    The question is........why do you keep buying them?

  • SmokeyMcBongwater69 - 2 points - 8 hours ago

    What the hell are you doing to your DVD players that makes them die after a year?

  • GameEnder - 2 points - 8 hours ago

    Don't know what your talking about my PS2's laser died years ago. I have play all my games off of the HDD/File Server.

  • hjiaicmk - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    true story I was thinking the same thing about mine as my third dvd player died. I got my PS2 when they first came out and have never had a problem with it.

  • Andy_baba - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    I still use it like that, though mine is 7 years old.

  • jspangles313 - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    I got mine at launch. Lasted for about 7-8 years, and even then it only went bad because we had a bad thunderstorm that knocked out the power and blew a breaker. That thing was a beast. For some reason, I remember the purple disks were hard for it to read sometimes.

  • thatguycray - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    My Debbie Does Dallas DVD shares those same stats!

  • rydan - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    I bought one of these on eBay for $40 back in 2004. The seller said it wouldn't turn on and the drive was jammed for some reason. I figured at about 80% discount I'd take a try at getting it to work. So when I got it I found that the drive was completely busted physically and the system made a rattling noise. I have no idea what happened to it but it probably fell from 10' or more. Anyway I opened it up and shook out all the shattered plastic bits. Then I realigned the drive. And it worked fine. Probably still works but I moved on to the PS3.

  • pwlocke13 - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    Until your dog pees on it and any time you want to open the disc tray you have to get knife to pry it open since it sticks so bad. Still works, though!

  • KesMonkey - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    Great for you. Mine stopped reading discs within 2 years of purchase.

  • thing_in_a_thing - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    You're wrong. I went through 3 of these stupid things. All 3 of them lived their final year barely able to read a disc without constant reloads.

  • spc129 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    The early ones definitely had their problems. My parents had to send two in. I remember one time being right when Vice City came out.

  • baliwala - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    I remember when I would prefer using this to the DVD player to watch movies. Then I would play Madden 2001. This was how I spent my summer off after freshman year of high school. Ahhh the memories.

  • Haust - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    my fat ps2 failed me in 6 years. The disc sensor somehow got pushed up. So when a disc went for a spin, it added perfect scratches. I broke and replaced and broke Kingdom Hearts 2 before figuring it out.

    Small one is still going strong. I'm actually going to catch up on some of my older games! Xenosaga is up this weekend. It was going to be FF12, but the disc has a pit in it.

  • John_Bot - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    In the same way the PS3 is one of the most reliable Blu-Ray players. It's really fantastic.

    Oh and the PS logo rotates? WHAT?

  • Le_Squish - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Got my PS2 in 2002. It is the only DVD player I have ever owned.

  • re-run - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    I have a 12 year old dvd player, still works. I remain unconvinced.

  • Thefluffydinosaur - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    greatest gaming system. Aside from n64. But this to me is the next gen "n64" of gaming systems if that makes any sense. I still got mine and play games on it constantly. Even though i have an emulator. Something about the whirring of that disk on load up and getting everything set is awesome. Glad you still got it OP!

  • Libations4Everybody - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Loudest, too.

  • TheDSMGuy - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Amazing, mine didn't even last 2 and a half. Luckily I had already finished GTA 3.

  • jonelder1 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    My ps2 quit playing DVD's for some reason, but it still plays the games. All of the except for Midnight Club 3 dub edition remix. I'll just put this disk in and nothing ever happens. :'(

  • EPluribusUnumIdiota - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    You know that the next time you try to use it it's going to fucking fail, right?
    .

  • TheJester73 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    My gen one I bought first week just died last year, only becuase my son tripped on the cord and it fell.......I was dumb and a gave him permission to do so, without checking where he set it up......did not validate after verification . :(

  • dahvzombie - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    My family went through three dedicated DVD players before they finally caved to my suggestions and spent $25 (less than the DVD players) on the remote attachment for the xbox. Worked for something like a decade.

  • dietlime - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Although the motor gave out, manually opening and closing my Xbox disc tray allows it to work flawlessly.

    Disc drives that your push the tray in to close, always push the button instead. Pushing the tray, even when it's designed for it, adds stress and wear to the little plastic gears.

  • MrPickEm - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Fun fact many disk issues were resolved, by simply flipping the ps2 upside down. Weird, but functional.

  • REDDOGx78x - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    15 years old and still going strong! Never once had a problem with my PS2.

  • BuckMelanoma1 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    14 1/2 for me. . . had my one system since launch. I won't forget October 26, 2000! Only other DVD player I've ever owned was the Philips DVP642. Divx reasons.

  • FamiliarCow - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    The real question here is why would you even bother buying a replacement DVD player (or 6) when you have a PS2

  • RoughAngryHandJob - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Its only problem - audio gets out of sync on DVDs. Really only noticeable after about an hour+ of playtime and is only slightly so at that.

  • fuck_hd - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    DVD drives failed quite commonly on these. When a game is played it is spun and loaded and the disc stops spinning. With movies it constantly spins. This causes a ton more wear and tear on the drive. I actually try to avoid using my game consoles as movie players if I can.

    Edit: Except for digital content

  • RscMrF - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    I have never had a DVD player, (that was not an xbox 360), break, yet you went through 6... I call bullshit.

    I mean look at OP's name. Shit man, reddit is just full of bullshit now with like 1 in 10 posts on the front page being from actual people who reply in the thread.

  • lolimse - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Are you like the DVD Player killer?

  • Andrew_88 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    They are so loud though..

  • osz84 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    I bought my PS3 the week they got released and it's still going strong for my blue ray player in my spare room. Love that I can busy out original Playstation games on it too!

  • Gatecrasher26 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Still have my original PS3 back from 2006. been playing on it like crazy this month with zero problems!

  • Yuk0nC0rnelius - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Unless it has a blue back.

  • White__Power__Ranger - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Why did you buy 6 dvd players when you had a ps3?

  • mostoriginalusername - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Too bad there isn't a TV in the world capable of turning the volume up loud enough to hear it.

  • AkaAtarion - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    I heard it even played some games!

  • Aurorias - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    My first PS2 is still alive and kicking - Just played Kingdom Hearts today on it actually. It's survived several moves and a basement flood(which killed my Wii sitting right next to it).

  • magaras - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    To be fair that means you had 6 other devices that were taking the work load of playing those DVDs, likely increasing the life span of your ps2.

  • AttilaTheFun818 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    What are you doing wrong that you go through DVD players so fast?

  • Kogyochi - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    My first ps2 actually broke while Barbershop was playing. Yup..

  • il3x1 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Just a guess, you spent as much money on thous 6 DVD players as you did on the PS2

  • WateryMind - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    My best friend has one of the original PS2s, the ones that came out on release. That beast still works, even after 15 years of use. Hell, we still use that thing today.

  • CodeJack - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    I use my PS2 Slim to still play games. One of the best consoles of it's time, still has graphics that today would be pretty acceptable.

  • Kinglink - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    This can't be overstated. The Addition of DVD in the ps2 created a large pull for it early, and the addition of the Blu Ray in the ps3 single handedly saved the console from obscurity. Those two moves were pieces of genius from Sony among some poor decisions (the cell processor).

    That being said this post is bullshit, the DREs that you eventually got from the ps1 and Ps2 are some of the worst in the world, it changed your console from a beautiful piece of hardware to a brick. And you may not have had them, but many people did. Most people's DVD players do not break.

  • downvote-thief - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    I used to buy these with broken lenses dirt cheap, tweak the pots, chip 'Em, then sell and triple my investment. Honestly very impressed the lens in that style ps2 lasted you that long, I've personally physically replaced the block in mine 3 times.. then again pressed media always reads better than burnt

  • steakyfask - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Although mine played dvds fine I had to wait in the menu for ages for ages until a PS2 game to actually load.....

  • TheTechMerc - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    PS2... my favorite console of ALL time. Only because I could use a boot loader disc and an internal hard drive to run pirated games. I beat GTA:SA about a month before it was actually released in stores.

  • waterwaffle - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Read DVDs for a decade. Read blue PS2 discs for ~18 months. :| Still salty about my original phat PS2.

  • duffman182 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Man, me and my friend's PS2s all died in about 3 years and we all ended up buying the slimmer model which lasted a bit longer. Can't believe you got 8 years out of yours. Kudos.

  • ukiyoe - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Mmm, love the smell of anecdote in the morning.

  • Vandechoz - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    ours has only recently started giving us issues with DVDs, and even then only after a couple years of having a toddler mess with it

  • LadyJ26 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    I was absolutely shattered when mine broke! Most of my favorite games are on there!

  • simonmagnus - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Whatever mine didn't work out the gate and I had to go Walmart at swap the serial stickers for store credit like 2 months later.

  • BongicusMaximus - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    People still use physical media?

  • CoolLikeAFoolinaPool - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Wish I had a reverse compatible ps3 greatest system ever. Could play champions of norrath all day!

  • TheStinkyRebel - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    8 years? My PS2 has been going strong since 2002. It makes me proud and wish systems were as long lasting as they used to be..

Just Cause 2 logic.

Comments

  • swad44 - 89 points - 11 hours ago

    Wasn't your motive more to provoke the hostile dictator to expose himself so you could solve and end that nuclear crisis thing? I don't think you do it for "the people." plus, "logic" in Just Cause is a paradox.

  • Night_Hunter0 - 159 points - 11 hours ago

    I don't think your goal in JC2 was to "Help the people" which is why you work with drug dealers, and you aren't punished for running over civilians or even blatantly shooting them in the head. You're just an agent for 'murica trying to protect 'muricas best interests.

  • thefilthiestjarl - 77 points - 12 hours ago

    Maybe because it's a... just cause?

  • Plastonick - 18 points - 10 hours ago

    All units we have reports of violence, ah

  • SordidDreams - 42 points - 10 hours ago

    He's not doing it for the people. It's explicitly stated that Rico's mission is to cause as much chaos as possible in order to destabilize the government in order to allow America to get its hands on Panau's vast oil reserves. Helping the downtrodden populace doesn't figure into Rico's motivation or that of his superiors.

    Yes, that means you're playing a state-sponsored terrorist on a mission of greed. Rico's a villain protagonist, plain and simple. Just because the antagonist is a villain doesn't automatically mean the protagonist is a hero. In this case it's evil versus evil.

  • X52 - 26 points - 11 hours ago

    Can't wait for JC3

  • MoHawgo - 12 points - 10 hours ago

    Let's face it, no one really cared what the plot or morality of that game was when they were jumping out of an airplane, grappling onto a politician's limo, driving it off of a bride, and parachuting away with the camera faced back to see the explosion.

  • wellsdb - 19 points - 10 hours ago

    The thing that kills me is you can blow up the water towers in the first place. It's like the Panauan government decided to line every single water tower with hundreds of pounds of explosives.

  • badp4nd4 - 8 points - 10 hours ago

    "For the glory of Panau !!!"

  • sdempsey13 - 6 points - 10 hours ago

    Falling to your death... zipline towards the ground to save your life

  • thatguywiththeposts - 15 points - 10 hours ago

    Nice try

  • rockafella7 - 4 points - 9 hours ago

    Saying "Just cause 2" and "logic" in the same sentence is really going for the low hanging fruit.

  • BananaMessenger - 12 points - 11 hours ago

    Chaos leads to revolt, which in turn (might) lead to a new improved government. It is kind of like the old practice of 'slash and burn' agriculture. Sometimes you have to completely destroy something to bring about a new cycle of fertility, or in this case, social justice.

    Radical change is always a painful process that hurts everyone, but just once and a while it is worth it. That being said, most of the time it just replaces one broken form of government with another.

  • BlamefulWorm435 - 2 points - 10 hours ago

    "Sir we needed those to survive! How r we gonna...""For the people"What? What am i gonna-""FOR THE PEOPLE!"

  • meret12 - 2 points - 9 hours ago

    You are a terrorist in this game.

  • Merrol - 2 points - 9 hours ago

    To be fair, most insurgents cause all kind of havoc "for the people". Not so much "Just Cause" logic as "armed conflict" logic.

  • jana007 - 2 points - 8 hours ago

    I always read that title as "Just Cuz"

  • fatherfrank1 - 2 points - 8 hours ago

    Red stripe? Gotta die.

  • OverlordKopi_2037 - 2 points - 8 hours ago

    Oh wow I just now realized the double meaning of the game title "Just Cause". I'm an idiot.

  • Titianicia - 2 points - 8 hours ago

    Ah, you seemed to be miss informed about something.

    Just cause 2 has no logic.

  • oddsonicitch - 3 points - 11 hours ago

    What are you doing oh my goooooddd

  • andrewjackson5 - 2 points - 11 hours ago

    Nice repost

  • deleted - 1 points - 12 hours ago

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  • TheDerpRedditor - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    I did it... For the rock

  • Jim3535 - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    Mission Accomplished

  • zissou99 - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    OP has clearly never tasted the oppression that is communist water

  • Morshmodding - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    just cause goes the american way of bringing democracy

  • CRAZEDDUCKling - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    FOR DA REVOLUSHUN, LAH

  • nether1n - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    Better than repost logic!

  • Jarblen - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    I AM GO-ING EH ROUND!

  • pinkpussylips - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    What fucking year is this?

  • Flyingstickman - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    Just why?

  • nladyman - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    This game is so fun, I bought it for 360 and PC :D

  • Kleeberg - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    "He got me wit his wire ting!"

  • HalfManHalfHunk - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    You lost me at "logic"

  • SomeWittyComment - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    That's American logic in the Middle East

  • Ryfrey - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    Is he doing it for a Just Cause or Just 'Cause?

  • SquishSquash81 - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    Imma take these wisdom teeth out FOR THE PEOPLE

  • FrankManic - 1 points - 8 hours ago

    Yeah, the joke in that game is that you're just a terrorist and a mass murderer fucking shit up in South America for the CIA so they can sell coke in LA.

  • ballsnweiners69 - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    Haha this could adequately be titled "American foreign policy logic"

  • heatseekingwhale - 1 points - 7 hours ago

    You're playing the bad dude in this game.

  • IAmtheHullabaloo - 2 points - 11 hours ago

    Didn't the US do basically that to Iraq in the first dumb ass war? Except the Air Force was nice enough to include hospitals and sewage treatment plants too.

    edit: lol of course its downvoted, go ahead, downvote the truth

  • d60b - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    *War logic

  • Sarastrasza - 0 points - 12 hours ago

    typical rebel logic.

  • djgump35 - 0 points - 12 hours ago

    Or, and stay with me here... Perhaps you are doing it just cause too.

  • mhmmburgers - 1 points - 12 hours ago

    Morgan and Morgan. For the people.

  • quietletmethink - 0 points - 8 hours ago

    People play the story of jc2? I just used the multiplayer mod and jump around.

  • HolyCamelbak - -3 points - 10 hours ago

    Sounds like 'Murica..

  • cesarrodrigues - -5 points - 11 hours ago

    Should change the name to "Just Because"

This always pisses me off in GTAV

Comments

  • OJSamson - 494 points - 12 hours ago

    It's the helis that piss me off. "Oh you got away and out of sight lets spawn a helicopter on you.

  • CRAWFORDx96 - 343 points - 14 hours ago

    The fact they can keep up with a souped up Adder is what makes me mad.

  • evilengine - 40 points - 13 hours ago

    Mafia was very similar during Free Ride mode. As well as regular police cars there are also gangsters in classic black cars, it doesn't matter how fast your current vehicle is, the gangsters will always ALWAYS outrun and smash into you in a hail of tommygun fire.

  • englad - 37 points - 11 hours ago

    I CANT WAIT FOR THIS TO PISS ME OFF NEXT MONTH

  • Ich_Putz_Hier_Nur - 135 points - 14 hours ago

    http://i.imgur.com/gGY47OX.gifv

  • teeroy766 - 95 points - 13 hours ago

    That was my biggest complaint about Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. I was going at least 150 MPH, with nitrous, and this Crown Victoria just plows into my car from behind, going at least 20 MPH faster than me. The game states that the Crown Vics have a top speed of around 120 - 130, and I know I never went much faster than that when I drove the thing. So why do the cops get hyperdrives when I'm a racer?

  • _Pr0xy_ - 64 points - 14 hours ago

    This has been the case in every GTA game since part 3. No matter what car you're in, the cops are always faster if your wanted level is high enough.

  • moun7 - 31 points - 12 hours ago

    I kind of thought this was part of what makes GTA what it is. It's a grossly exaggerated and satirical representation of America and the American dream. Where gang bangers can rise to the top and start massive gun battles in the middle of the city, where the police are power hungry, bullet fueled maniacs who will stop at nothing to deliver cold, hard justice, and where you're spoiled, overweight son has fucked a plethora of unlucky mothers leading to your eventual, ridiculously over the top, mid life crisis. Of course, this is mostly based on GTA V as I don't really have much experience with the others.

  • Notoriousfr0 - 10 points - 11 hours ago

    I think it's funny that if you just give someone the middle finger, the cops come out of their car shooting!

  • runofthe - 17 points - 12 hours ago

    They have the Red Key... (hellcat)

  • calisonic - 9 points - 11 hours ago

    Playing GTA on pc is always fun cause you can go into the handling file and give the police cars next to zero traction and watch them slide into everything as they try to chase you.

  • complinguistics - 7 points - 10 hours ago

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  • Harperlarp - 71 points - 14 hours ago

    I don't usually have cops following me in a straight line. I always either simply kill them or take a load of twists and turns through the streets. I honestly have more of an issue with cop cars coming from the other direction than I do the ones chasing me.

  • Kobachalypse - 6 points - 11 hours ago

    Franklin has the best spot that i know of for mowing down countless cops without worrying about helis. Once you have the mansion. Get 2-3 stars. Run in your house all the way down stairs across the hall passed your bedroom. Theres a little wall you can lean against. Then pull your favorite weapon and watch the bodies build up and catch fire using explosives.

  • conitation - 11 points - 11 hours ago

    I just noticed this. Why the hell do we use the term, "souped up"?

  • 1ncorrect - 3 points - 12 hours ago

    Yeah it kinda takes away from the fun of buying fast cars. I wish there was an option to disable catchup during chases.

  • adstow - 9 points - 15 hours ago

    The cops in GTA V are relentless..

  • MrJamhamm - 12 points - 13 hours ago

    To be fair, it would be boring if you could run away so easily.

  • JBronson5 - 2 points - 11 hours ago

    Yea I heard the developers really wanted that to happen. Just to have the cops all aggressive and fast. That's why they just shoot you no matter what.

  • Icyveins86 - 3 points - 11 hours ago

    Reminds me of a mission where you chase an SUV down but the game doesn't let you do it too fast or something, so I shot out both of it's back tires and crashed into him several times, but as we were going up a hill he was pulling away from me. No tires on his back wheels and smashed up fenders and rear end and he was accelerating faster than me who was in the car Micheal drives which isn't a slouch.

  • FallenMoons - 2 points - 10 hours ago

    That's because you, not being a cop, don't know where the "go faster" button is. Look for it under the dash, it has a crude drawing of sonic.

  • LBCvalenz562 - 2 points - 9 hours ago

    What kind of soup we talking about? Ramen? Chicken noodle?

  • Xreal - 2 points - 11 hours ago

    yeah pisses me off too...not,because still no PC release :'(

  • TY1901 - 2 points - 15 hours ago

    I fly in the cop car i dunno what you mean.

  • Nogarda - 2 points - 12 hours ago

    And now we know why we all hate rubberbanding AI. You can be going near the speed of light, they will break physics and go faster than it to get ahead of you.

  • SuperCosmicNova - 1 points - 12 hours ago

    Yea it always made me mad that they are PASSING me while in my Entity then I get in their car and it barely accelorates.

  • iengleba - 1 points - 11 hours ago

    You need to press the red button.

  • CodeMonkey24 - 1 points - 11 hours ago

    What bugs me is that the picture uses a horizontally flipped image for the car.

  • jonesmcbones - 1 points - 11 hours ago

    You know what would help game-devs?

    Talking to players that are known to play the earlier iterations or others in the genre.

  • XaphanX - 1 points - 11 hours ago

    Having no jet dog fights like in SA really killed this game for me besides the other glaring problems.

  • 35nick35 - 1 points - 11 hours ago

    If you swerve back and forth, very quickly but slightly while you're driving, at least in Online, they'll glitch out and often completely stop dead in their tracks. That's only helpful if there's no helicopters, though.

  • Aura28 - 1 points - 11 hours ago

    Yea, it's so annoying.

  • 19283764 - 1 points - 11 hours ago

    Wiggle the steering. Cars only do the fast ramming I find if you are going straight.

  • KARARAKAPAKATAKA - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    Need for Speed Most Wanted 2 was like this. Brb you're driving in a McLaren F1 and here come the cops in a crown Victoria catching up to you.

  • ThatRollingStone - 0 points - 10 hours ago

    the lack of story and depth in GTA V is what pisses me off.

  • infidel99 - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    AI always cheats that is how they keep it remotely challenging.

  • DaftSpeed - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    They're clearly just better drivers than you

  • lordxvulcan - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    Even worse is how it's damn near always shoot to kill even on 1-Star wanted level. Wish there could at least be an option to turn cops off of freemode (even if restricted to private sessions) sometimes I just don't feel like having to deal with them, doesn't make sense (to me at least) that the game mode where you supposidly have the most freedom to play as you wish is the least customisable.

  • Atlasus - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    Its all bout traffic luck .... with luck i can get out of 5 stars in no time without luck i have a hard time to get 3 stars removed.

  • ziggygersh - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    You can't outrun the cop cars in a cop car, so you just have to drive smarter than them. I always weave through oncoming traffic and that usually makes them crash and cause a bigger pileup

  • Lord_of_Rain - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    I agree the latter part is true, I find when I drive them that they are very fast. Not super car fast, more like high end sport car fast. Which is still faster than 90% of cars.

  • ziggygersh - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    You can't outrun the cop cars in a cop car, so you just have to drive smarter than them. I always weave through oncoming traffic and that usually makes them crash and cause a bigger pileup

  • thatthingisencha - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    This actually seems very realistic to me. Real life cops drive souped up versions of common production cars.

  • chazspaz - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    Anyone else notice that the license plate is backwards?

  • Bottled_Void - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    Maybe they're just a better driver ¯\_ ツ_/¯

  • another_programmer - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    lol, rubber banding will be the first thing modded out

  • Nachos47 - 1 points - 10 hours ago

    My souped up ruiner is as fast as any sports car... Its just that making turns in it is sorta like ice skating into the side of a building.

  • Tmlboost - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    Just Cause 2 has something like this that pisses me off!Every time you steal a normal vehicle when the police are shooting at you, you can get away fine, but every time you steal a police car or motorcycle when you're near them, they automatically shoot out the tires, making it impossible to do anything

  • the_fonzzz - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    The stealth system is what pisses me off the most about this game. It's impossible to complete a mission without being seen online.

  • meow-- - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    Yeah thy fucked up cops in that game big to time. It's not even fun.

  • pwnjones - 1 points - 9 hours ago

    The police in this game are just too much. I'd play it more if they weren't so ridiculous. I can get away and all but they're annoying.

With the new PS4 update, looks like I'm ready for Arkham Knight

Comments

  • MRainwater - 3 points - 15 hours ago

    X

  • DeathChess - 2 points - 15 hours ago

    This is something we should have had a long time ago.

    Time to revisit some titles.

  • Luvodicus - 1 points - 15 hours ago

    And with this, I shall never again miss the counter attacks..

  • ImpalingNarwhal - -2 points - 15 hours ago

    Sorry, but this looks confusing to me. I totally understand the need to change controller schemes, but isn't there a better way to do it? Usually you can just look at an icon of the controller on the screen and press the corresponding buttons twice or something, like in an emulator. Also, does this make QTEs harder?

Found this in a closet at work. Still shrink-wrapped with the price tag.

Comments

  • Str_ - 36 points - Yesterday

    Oh man, I forgot all about shareware.

    Good find OP

  • Zason_ - 21 points - Yesterday

    ZugZug

  • KirkVanHouten72 - 16 points - Yesterday

    Damn, reminds me of when I worked at CompUSA in the late-90's. The only thing that stuck with me from working there was that I had to walk next door to Best Buy to buy Grand Theft Auto and Postal. Oh, and it was realllllly easy to steal RAM and laptops from my store. Half of the management got canned when inventory came up $30,000 short.

    My bad, sorry for the old man rant.

  • AeroGold - 11 points - 23 hours ago

    "Your soundcard works perfectly..."

  • Dusty8 - 10 points - Yesterday

    Dude, $5 rebate! Get on that shit!

  • notare - 9 points - 21 hours ago

    This game is how I learned how to type. Needed more than two fingers to get "it is a good day to die" before lothar died.

  • Intense_introvert - 9 points - Yesterday

    Double bonus - it's from a retailer that no longer exists.

  • phazer21 - 6 points - 20 hours ago

    probably one of the best games ever created

  • ausernottaken - 6 points - Yesterday

    I tried to play this game on my current computer, but I guess the game was made before developers starting making delta time independent of the CPU clock speed, so the game ran like it was in fast forward. It was a bummer.

  • Atyrius - 4 points - 23 hours ago

    This was my childhood right there.

  • BrassBass - 4 points - 23 hours ago

    Wait, you had to PAY for shareware?!

  • catwiesel - 4 points - 19 hours ago

    dam da da da da da da da da daa da da da da dadadadada.hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiUX6hhSCmI

    one of the best rts games ever created with a soundtrack still great to listen to (love the fact that the blizzard card game is utilizing some wc2 songs) and way ahead of its time. if you had a cd drive and be able to listen to it...

  • gromit69 - 3 points - Yesterday

    Wow. I've actually been looking for that for a long time!!

  • inatowncalledarles - 3 points - 21 hours ago

    Ready to serve

  • blladnar - 3 points - 21 hours ago

    A friend of mine had the trial and we played it like crazy. We used to leave a single orc alive so we didn't beat the level while we decimated all the trees on the map and built as much as we could.

    My grandparents bought me the full version for my birthday or something and I screamed so loud my grandpa's hearing aid freaked out and he had to take it out.

  • witqueen - 4 points - Yesterday

    wacks Orcs For the Kinggggggg

  • Xendarq - 5 points - Yesterday

    This new fangled "freemium" model will ruin the industry. This dev will probably go out of business, and surely never make a good title again.

  • slushozoom - 2 points - 23 hours ago

    Man my Pentium 266 crushed WC2!

  • Furiou5 - 2 points - 21 hours ago

    The shareware copy of the game was all that I could afford to buy for over a year. I played it near daily for that year. I did the same with Doom, which was way more fun because you could get a level editor and edit levels and mod it too.

  • ohgodnopleaseno - 3 points - 20 hours ago

    Check it.

    Found these in my closet just yesterday. Sadly they didn't fare well through my childhood and I can't find the war2 CD. :(

  • greensmurf221 - 2 points - 19 hours ago

    RIP CompUSA

  • DJP2M - 3 points - 18 hours ago

    Glittering Prizes?

  • ALDillinger - 2 points - 17 hours ago

    Glittering prizes

  • kylebroccoli - 2 points - 16 hours ago

    I still remember the intro movie for this game. The orcs coming across the great ocean ready to go to war. This was probably the game that got me into PC gaming. TY OP for the memories.

  • yummypeanutjelly - 2 points - 20 hours ago

    work work

  • mindtrapped - 1 points - 22 hours ago

    Yesh me load.....

  • WakaWaka_ - 1 points - 21 hours ago

    Nice find! Such an epic game, back in high school I played it to death as well as the battle.net edition. Multiplayer first on dial up modem and through the early days of broadband. Countless matches on Garden of War and the crazy custom maps that were games in and of themselves. Bloodlust that quickly turned knights into pulp. Good times.

  • Techwood111 - 1 points - 19 hours ago

    Is there any way to play this multiplayer anymore? Kali was the multiplayer "interface" I used to use. Wouldn't it be great to play some 3v3 again? >sigh<

  • Nahvec - 1 points - 19 hours ago

    I have a copy of battle.net edition. :) Not sealed though.

  • UrinalCake777 - 1 points - 19 hours ago

    Hey OP, you want to share that with us?

  • imahootOvO - 1 points - 17 hours ago

    This was clearly re-shrink wrapped. Probobly by a pawnshop or previous owner. You can tell by the edges and plus ive seen a few shrink wraps in my day.

  • Reas0n - 1 points - 17 hours ago

    Why, oh why, oh why is this not an iPad game yet?

  • YourCar - 1 points - 17 hours ago

    If anyone here has Starcraft 2, Blizzard just took all the models and assets from Warcraft 3 and added them officially to the game as a dependency!

  • sycaway - 1 points - 17 hours ago

    nothing like this game.. the multiplayer modes so much fun. water knights anyone?

  • EmilyBrown1 - 1 points - 17 hours ago

    Shareware. My oh my.

  • Atlasus - 1 points - 16 hours ago

    Earlie Pre-Order box :D

  • _Karmageddon - 1 points - 16 hours ago

    PM me if you're interested in Selling.

  • runikepisteme - 1 points - 15 hours ago

    You're making a 1 cent profit if you redeem that 5 dollar rebate .

  • TJzzz - 1 points - 15 hours ago

    blizzard. can you remake WC1/2/3 then come out with 4 already?:D

  • Noccor - 1 points - 14 hours ago

    Don't see enough Orcs dressed up as pirates.

  • Erutious - 1 points - 23 hours ago

    Almost got excited, thought it was the expansion which is FUCKING HARD AS SHIT TO FIND. I do love this game though; a true clasic

The Heist would have gone flawlessly... (GTA: Online)

Comments

  • Bhaelfur - 12 points - 20 hours ago

    ...if it weren't for you meddling kids!

  • Max45a - 9 points - 20 hours ago

    Here's one they can't solve: /r/chiliadmystery

    It's old man Jenkins

  • xMokyu - 3 points - 15 hours ago

    I don't remember Fred being black

  • Sl4sh4ndD4sh - 10 points - 21 hours ago

    'Daphne's' hair is the wrong color, should be orange. Also missing Velma and Scooby.

  • Sabeo_FF - -7 points - 21 hours ago

    All you're missing is Daphne and Scooby, then you'll have the whole gang back together.

I didn't bother using, or selling any potions.

Comments

  • MLPDaywulf - 86 points - Yesterday

    I thought this was one of the smallest yet biggest flaws in Skyrim. I don't know about you, but the only potions I ever used were health, magic, stamina, and poison. any other potions I just sold to my main man, Belethor.

  • DreadLion510 - 18 points - Yesterday

    You have a potion hoarding problem. You need to see the town mage.

  • road-rash3000 - 15 points - 22 hours ago

    Skyrim: Letting players show their inner-hoarder side since 2011.

  • AverageSerialKiller - 14 points - Yesterday

    These potions are too strong for OP.

  • necromundus - 23 points - Yesterday

    Having worked on getting a high alchemy level I find that I can only vendor a few potions at a time because basically every vendor in skyrim runs out of money!

    Maybe it's time I installed a mod to give them more money.

  • Silverkarn - 11 points - 21 hours ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_FQU4KzN7A

  • talentful - 9 points - Yesterday

    You could have done so much with those potions. Curioous why you wouldn't use them?

  • selstice - 3 points - Yesterday

    I liked maxing out alchemy and making baller ass poisons for my archer.

  • necromundus - 3 points - Yesterday

    This play-through I'm being a somewhat jack-of-all-trades character, but specializing in bows and sneak. I find that with every other build being highly focused on destruction/restoration I would never use any potions or poisons at all. Why use a health potion when you can gain valuable exp in restoration? If your build isn't regenerating mana fast enough you're doing something wrong.

    With my current build I rely on potions a lot more.

  • betteruseitorloseit - 2 points - Yesterday

    Time to pop some bottles!

  • LordJanas - 2 points - Yesterday

    Yeah I never used potions in Skyrim or Oblivion either... Why use health potions and modifier potions when you can just use Restoration which is an actual skill that can buff all stats? (Particularly because Oblivion had spell crafting and you could make a spell that buffed any stat over 100.)

    I mean, I was an Alchemy fiend; buying out the entire alchemy shop every time I visited, but I would always just sell the potions and never use them.

  • TheDarkNipRises - 2 points - Yesterday

    Meh, I have hundreds of potions, and ingredients for hundreds more in random drawers in Breezehome. Most likely will never use any of them unless I ever want 100 alchemy (yeah, right)

  • fantumn - 2 points - Yesterday

    Did this on my first-gen ps3 with books, got to the point where I couldn't drop another one in Breezehome without causing the game to freeze.

  • BoomBoomLou - 2 points - 23 hours ago

    You might really need all of those at some point.

  • SadBlueChin - 2 points - 23 hours ago

    Pics like this make me want to start a new profile just to become an absolute hoarder. I had a chest full of nothing but gems at one point, but I want a room full of potions; another full of just pots; another for small daggers; cheese wheels, etc. That game is so beautiful for reasons like this. I can be what I want, but can't in real life.

  • Erutious - 3 points - 23 hours ago

    I like to imagine that one day you'll drink all those potions and then the city guards will just find you OD'd at your crafting table

  • BloodHurricane - 2 points - 22 hours ago

    It all looks so colorful.

  • juru1876 - 2 points - 21 hours ago

    Reminds me of the time I accidentally spawned over a thousand keys in Oblivion. Any time I went back to the town, the game would lag incredibly. No way I could pick them up either.

  • momentslove - 2 points - 17 hours ago

    one word: hoarding's no good!

  • CodeMonkeys - 2 points - 15 hours ago

    This was me in The Witcher 2 on Dark difficulty.

    Spent all of my time and resources pillaging and gathering for, and subsequently crafting the three Dark armor sets? Check.

    Sold every single non-quest/etc. needed herb, bomb/trap/potion/oil schematic I found? Check.

    Never used any Potions, Bombs, Traps or Oils, even for the Kayran? Checkity check.

    I mean, I'm sure if I used the system, or ever in any of my 2 2/3 playthroughs (please don't ask ;-;) put points into Alchemy, it'd be very rewarding to use potions, oils, traps, or bombs. But it never felt needed. Went through Iorveth's path and Roche's path (again, no ask) on Dark doing all sidequests and exploring the shit out of everything, and neither ever had a task that I couldn't accomplish with Quen and rolling.

    I feel like that's the case with a lot of these systems like this. You either avoid it entirely, use it for some standard task like healing and naught else, or make or gather loads of it all and never use it for fear of a shortage; even though, even in The Witcher 2, herbs are literally fucking everywhere in scores and even simple potions like damage increasing potions I could make by the literal... wait... yeah literal, hundreds.

  • KaneinEncanto - 3 points - Yesterday

    I can't help but think of the noise that would be made, wading through that much glass...would sound louder than after a college frat end of the semester blow out party...

  • TheForbiddenFool - 0 points - Yesterday

    Haha looks like my room after a drinking binge!

  • juicehead3311 - 1 points - Yesterday

    hoarders these days...

  • Calcularius - 1 points - 20 hours ago

    College!

  • Pony_Boyz - 1 points - 20 hours ago

    this is an intervention, all of us here are reddit agree that you have a potion problem. Did you know that alchemy is the first step to addiction?

  • dyi96 - 1 points - 20 hours ago

    Skyrim logic: Oh look a poition! I probably dont need it because 90% of my weight is all potions and its not really worth the gold but I'll take it just in case.

  • gestures_to_penis - 1 points - 20 hours ago

    That's because you haven't upped the difficulty, scrub.

  • lordrazorvandria - 1 points - 18 hours ago

    The issue I have with potions that fortify for example alchemy is that I drink the potion and then I have to be quick to mix the potion inside the duration of my enhancement potion... Or what?

    I really wonder how that works.

  • Mecha_Derp - 1 points - 16 hours ago

    This is what I do in every game. I save everything until the end because I think I'll need it, then it turns out it's not very hard so they just sit there forever

  • Total_Carnage - 1 points - 16 hours ago

    lol, in Morrowind I used to pick up every skull I found and pile them all up in my house for shits and giggles.

  • TheRealM_ - 1 points - 15 hours ago

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • InternetTAB - 1 points - 15 hours ago

    or screenshotting , either.

  • Mindai - 1 points - 14 hours ago

    Now all you need is a hag coming in and telling you to clean up your room :)

  • mggot4life - 1 points - 14 hours ago

    I'll never forget the one time I was at a friends house and he went to go to the bathroom and while he was gone I dropped every single item in his inventory and deleted a few of the previous saves(within reason) and the look on his face when he had to go back and pick them all up 1 by 1. Priceless.

    I was a dick.

  • thoughtfix - 1 points - Yesterday

    FUS

  • nolasagne - -2 points - Yesterday

    /r/stonerengineering

Gramps isn't around

Comments

  • Turkeyshoes - 4 points - Yesterday

    If I had a nickel...

  • Lukaztro - 2 points - Yesterday

    no thanks, gramps is better at gumming.

  • LPet4 - 4 points - Yesterday

    This is still by far my favorite. http://i.imgur.com/SM5hXWP.jpg

  • Thorse - 9 points - Yesterday

    /r/im14andthisisfunny

  • notbobby125 - 1 points - Yesterday

    "No, I will just let my Charmander do that, Assface."

Saw this guy driving on the interstate

Comments

  • TheBrianJ - 38 points - Yesterday

    Okay if the Umbrella Response Unit is driving somewhere, it's probably in your best interest to drive in the opposite direction.

  • EatSleepAndFuck - 10 points - Yesterday

    I wonder if he could get into legal trouble looking official claiming to be a biohazard response unit

  • Flowers14 - 7 points - Yesterday

    There's one of these in Arizona http://i.imgur.com/6XXo5wf.jpg

  • Guardfan801 - 6 points - Yesterday

    I saw this car on my latest trip to the Junkyard..Sounds like mine got there first..http://imgur.com/XlI8t0o

  • a_king_is_born - 5 points - Yesterday

    I saw this guy while driving several months ago (maybe longer).

  • gshock88 - 3 points - Yesterday

    At this point am starting to believe it really exists :S

  • kawavulcan97 - 3 points - Yesterday

    I just bought a Crown Vic from a police auction, I now know what to do with it.

  • evilbert420 - 2 points - Yesterday

    There's one of these in Burien, Washington.

  • Hombremaniac - 2 points - Yesterday

    They are already here? RUN!

  • IMSmurf - 3 points - Yesterday

    Time to move.

  • Jadex9 - 1 points - Yesterday

    Looks like Indiana

  • DesignedRebellious - 1 points - Yesterday

    I would not even be mad!

  • PopsieGames - 1 points - Yesterday

    I approve.

  • trex_nipples - 2 points - Yesterday

    Can we just stop with the fucking Umbrella vehicles on this subreddit. This has got to be like the 50th time something like this has been posted.

  • TheAsianTroll - 1 points - Yesterday

    ITT: other people seeing Umbrella Co. vehicles.

  • areeves79 - -1 points - Yesterday

    I think that is my cousin, lol.

I think my son is doing it wrong

Comments

  • ChicagoReddd - 45 points - Yesterday

    maybe the kid needs glasses

  • TrueProcrastinator - 8 points - Yesterday

    Maybe not wrong at all. Smaler screen - easier to focus at the whole area.

  • ArchangelPT - 7 points - Yesterday

    He's using a controller to play on his other controler, can't tell if that's progress or not.

  • sirbeers - 4 points - Yesterday

    I'm going to go with being born in a time where smart phones and tablets are always in arms length it engraved into his head that game are played smallish screens.

  • powerscunner - 8 points - Yesterday

    It's fun to play on the wii u gamepad: Playing games is about having fun.

    My daughter loves to watch me play on the wii u, but she takes the gamepad and watches me play on that because it's more fun.

  • Sauronsothereye - 3 points - Yesterday

    Screenception!

  • theprophecyMNM - 2 points - Yesterday

    Yeah, my son loves the little screen (he's almost 5). He says our big TV is "too much for him to look at."

  • pnpbios - 3 points - Yesterday

    There is no wrong way to play with your Wii.

  • Nightscout97 - 4 points - Yesterday

    The fact that this is even an option is part of the reason I love my Wii U.

  • Egnahc - 2 points - Yesterday

    What's wrong with this?

  • el_blacksheep - 2 points - Yesterday

    Most big screen TVs have noticeable input lag which makes reflexive or precise input difficult. That could be why he prefers the game pad screen. The game pad controls may be too big for his hands.

  • klesus - 1 points - Yesterday

    I don't have a Wii U myself, but have been playing at a friend and if it's the same mario game then you can put blocks in the level by touching the screen. It might be easier to do when using the wiimote instead of the gamepad. Of course, if he's not doing that then it's still useless.

  • ThQp - 1 points - Yesterday

    I much prefer playing the Wii U on the Gamepad. I find the picture looks better, and it opens up my TV for other things in the background. Kid's got it right

  • wraithcock - 1 points - Yesterday

    Is that a Vizio?

  • grapecoffee - 1 points - Yesterday

    My son will ask us to watch the TV while he's playing so he can get the full benefit of having the Wii U.

  • Quizzub - 1 points - Yesterday

    There is no wrong way to game.

  • misspork - 1 points - Yesterday

    to be fair that TV looks pretty low quality

  • riotpunchdrunklove - 1 points - Yesterday

    My nephew does that too for some reason, not sure why either.

  • TurnMeOnline420 - 1 points - Yesterday

    Along the same lines as my son would rather watch people playing Minecraft instead of actually playing it. That fucking game. I just don't get it

  • deleted - 0 points - Yesterday

    [deleted]

  • thebza451XBO - -18 points - Yesterday

    maybe it's autistic.

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