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  1. Getting over it: BF3 isn't all that bad

    I think it's safe to say a lot of us came from Battlefield 2.
    Battlefield 2 was a masterpiece in strategic, team based first person shooters. It really had everything I ever wanted. But, even when it first came out it was littered with bugs and problems. Most of us tend to forget it because the last patch that made a difference came out in 2006 (1.41) and then they were nice enough to throw the 1.5 patch at us in 2009.

    I think having 5 solid years with a wonderfully working BF2 has made us forget that some games ship 'unfinished'.

    When I first got Battlefield 3, I was wowed by the graphics and the control but a few things made me angry:
    Reduction in classes
    No Commander Mode
    no VOIP ...
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  2. Parenthood and Playing BF3 follow up

    So, I've played and played and played, and eventually determined that even with crap weapons and essential gadgets still unlocked, I can still be pretty good without them.

    There are still some essentials I need to unlock:
    Mortars
    SOFLAM
    Javelin

    I'm having a hard time leveling my Recon guy, because I just can't quite get down the sights.
    I also have a hard time enjoying the Support class. I finally unlocked extended mags for the M249 which makes it a bit more usable. Unfortunately, my style of play isn't well suited to it... and I can't fire steadily with the machine guns.

    I also recently made the late-night stupid decision to buy a GTX570...
    As for parenting, I've ...
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  3. Balancing parenthood responsibility and gametime


    I have a 2 and a half year old son. Suffice to say this reduces my ability to be a gamer. In fact, until a few months ago, I hadn't logged any appreciable hours playing games on anything.
    I am also a long-time gamer. I got my first computer, a Commodore VIC-20, in 1985 when I was 4. I programmed my first algorithm when I was 5 on my brother's Commodore 64. I broke my first computer when I was about 11 (tried to upgrade a 486SX/33 with one of those add-on turbo chips...). I owned all the 'loser consoles'. I had a NEW Atari 2600 when everyone else had an NES. I had a TurboGrafx 16 when everyone else had an SNES ...
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