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  • SpaceGhost2K - August 26, 2009 11:44 p.m.

    Technically, your statement, "Lasers generally emit a spreading, cone-shaped beam, which is focused into a parallel beam with a lens," is not correct. Lasers GENERALLY are emitted by radiation bouncing back and forth inside a crystal or gas cartridge where the ends are mirrored and parallel to each other. One end is only partially mirrored so that at the point where the light is more powerful than the mirrored surface, the light passes through it instead of bouncing. The molecules in the crystal or gas cartridge that emit the radiation are in alignment so that the beams leave the device as a coherent beam - NOT a cone shape. It would be virtually impossible for a lens to take unfocused light and turn it into a coherent beam. If a lens is used in tandem with a laser, it is usually to focus it on a point, increasing its effect, but basically "de-lasering" it. Getting non-coherent light into anything resembling a coherent beam would be literally like herding cats. The Wikipedia post on lasers says that mirrors are used to turn light into a coherent beam, but the link to support the statement comes from a "Conceptual Physics" book written 30 years ago by Paul G. Hewitt, that asks questions like "What happens to a stewardess' inflatable bra when her cabin is depressurized?" and "Look at a soap bubble in your bathtub and note what color it is. Now ask your friend in the tub what color it looks like from where they sit." It's hardly a source to use to support a Wiki entry.
  • HighSummoner92 - August 26, 2009 11:29 p.m.

    xbox is basically the anti-christ of game consoles. Thank Kutaragi for playstation 2!!
  • sammyw360 - August 26, 2009 10:53 p.m.

    TECHNICALLY, that turtle is a terrapin
  • gatornation1254 - August 26, 2009 9:14 p.m.

    Wow Tyler this is a great article. I definitely agree with everything you said. Especially the fucking knife kills.
  • PrototypePS3 - August 26, 2009 7:42 p.m.

    Dear Ttyler Wilde, No one ever said a game has to be scientifically correct or any of that. They are about fun. If a game was about true-to-life stuff, I'm pretty sure on the box it would say so. In Call of Duty 4, for example, the knife instant kill is to balance out the playing field. If you had to stab the guy 1500 times while he's shooting you in the face, youre going to lose everytime. If you sneak up behind someone, stab them in the leg and get a yellow "+10" in the face it's pretty much awesome. Don't be a hater, they're GAMES. play them and have fun.
  • Bloodstorm - August 26, 2009 6:36 p.m.

    I hope the author realizes that the Spartan Laser was never fired in a vacuum. that picture is on one of the rings, inside of the rings atmosphere. Never is the laser used in space, there for, the author it technically wrong.
  • gonar12 - August 26, 2009 5:19 p.m.

    Another large inconsistency you missed was how in Half-Life a scientist with no Military experience single handedly took down an alien invasion
  • DrDack - August 26, 2009 4:24 p.m.

    A daring exposé indeed! Finally, we can know the truth! All sarcasm aside, though, this was quite a funny article. Nice one, guys.
  • Felixthecat - August 26, 2009 3:16 p.m.

    @sharklion You are correct! Yet the only game someone has ever seen the vest is in Super Mario 64.
  • PrivateYmo7 - August 26, 2009 2:43 p.m.

    HA! I knew knives wouldn't win guns! Wait, I knew? Anyway, nice article. And lasers rule.
  • sharklion - August 26, 2009 1:46 p.m.

    they're not turtles they're koopas! Completly diffrent, koopas have vests (or so i've heard)
  • winerooster - August 26, 2009 12:23 p.m.

    Here is an article http://articles.latimes.com/1985-12-18/news/mn-26831_1_field-mice
  • deafjimmy - August 26, 2009 12:15 p.m.

    two things that are technically not correct about all shooting games. 1)You can´t shoot underwater and even if you manage to shoot it would go so slowly it wouldnt do any damage. 2)If you shot a rocket launcher in a closed enviroment you would blow up everything behind you, I dont remember why I just remember seeing this show on discovery channel were they had a special rocket launcher that could shoot in closed spaces instead of the normal ones.
  • HeavyTank - August 26, 2009 11:41 a.m.

    Aww, too bad that this article wasn't longer..there are so many other "inaccurate" fats in games :(
  • Felixthecat - August 26, 2009 11:01 a.m.

    Probably my favourite Gamesradar article ever. Fanatastic work Tyler.
  • Xobi - August 26, 2009 8:33 a.m.

    Funny ............ i like it
  • grandinquisitor - August 26, 2009 8 a.m.

    wow, I know people who actually talk like this article, and that makes me sad...
  • speno93 - August 26, 2009 7:30 a.m.

    damn it1. Science ruins everything!. first you take our alcohol, then our cigarettets, our datty foods and now our videogames. There's (metephorical) blood on your hands Tyler!
  • Scotch - August 26, 2009 6:15 a.m.

    what about the flamethrower being invented during ww1 for "trench warfare" but being introduced in cod: waw as "a new technology" during a cut scene?
  • MexicAntista - August 26, 2009 4:37 a.m.

    Tyler is on fire with the quick replies to our nit-picking. Great article.

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