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  • gopher1369 - February 18, 2014 4:47 a.m.

    "ever since Call of Duty 2 popularised the regenerating health system" You mean Halo, right?
  • Phantom Cipher - November 28, 2013 4:44 p.m.

    I felt sorry for the Split Screen Crew. The seventh generation with its online shenanigans have single handley ruined the split screen process. You'll rarely see them the games these days. they are an endangered species. Also felt sorry for the system link lan crew as well. 16 player offline Halo 1 matches are a thing in the past and you can blamed online for that as well.
  • Eliath - November 28, 2013 3:48 p.m.

    Not quite what I was expecting in the article, but it was a good read. I still expected it to end with "Quality Assurance".
  • fattoler - November 27, 2013 12:23 p.m.

    I recognised the Health Pack Technitian image to be from Medal Of Honor Airbourne. I really liked that game, shame EA had to go and ape CoD like everyone else after that...
  • pinoklin - November 26, 2013 7:42 p.m.

    How about controller cable workers. Workers who spent day and night fabricating beatifully short cables for our controllers so people playing multiplayer would not only have to be in the same room as each other, but had to be sitting right next to each other. The poor bastards died as soon as this last generation kicked in with their wireless shenanigans and now they can bareñy find jobs cragting cables to charge up the controllers. Which btw are even shorter than their older brethren.
  • TurkeyOnRye - November 26, 2013 7:11 p.m.

    God bless Ken Levine for hiring some Power-up Chefs for Bioshock Infinite. There's nothing better than trashcan hotdogs and cups of coffee hidden in crates. Yum.
  • g1rldraco7 - November 26, 2013 1:41 p.m.

    You never appreciate what you have until it's gone. So sad about all those people :(
  • garnsr - November 26, 2013 1:26 p.m.

    The people who used to just supply invisible walls moved into supplying the water for all the worlds that are now islands (with invisible walls way out in the water.)
  • GR_AndyHartup - November 26, 2013 11:26 p.m.

    Ha - yeah. They also helped Abstergo build the Animus in Assassin's Creed.
  • Groocifer - November 26, 2013 11:38 a.m.

    Fortunately, there are vacancies available in the field of Bad Guy Corpse Disposal. Whereas in bygone years, dead Bad Guys would merely flash a couple of times and disappear, leaving no mess to clean, these days their bodies just lay there indefinitely - or at least until a Bad Guy Disposal Agent comes along to clear up the mess!
  • Groocifer - November 26, 2013 11:33 a.m.

    The good news is that there are vacancies available in the Bad Guy Corpse Disposal industry. Whereas in bygone years, a dead Bad Guy would merely flash a few times then disappear, these days their bodies lay on the floor indefinitely - or until the Bad Guy Corpse Disposal Operative arrives, anyway.
  • GR_AndyHartup - November 26, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    Ha - I like the way you think! Perhaps I could do a follow-up feature about jobs the next-gen has created...
  • NatDaGamer - November 26, 2013 11:10 a.m.

    I do miss being able to carry loads of weapons. Seriously, who decided that, outside simulators, games should be "realistic"? They're meant to be an escape from the real world, not another version of it!
  • Manguy17 - November 26, 2013 11:48 a.m.

    Perhaps in the name of balance. It would be a tad silly call of duty soldier man could carry one of every weapon class at all times. It' easy enough already.
  • Cyberninja - November 26, 2013 10:33 a.m.

    Start Button inc isn't closed yet, Nintendo still hires them for their devices and even the vita has a soft spot for them
  • walter-thetechguy-gates-jr - November 26, 2013 9:43 a.m.

    i meant sad* not said lol.
  • JMarsella09 - November 26, 2013 9:36 a.m.

    I miss old school survival horror...
  • Rhymenocerous - November 26, 2013 9:25 a.m.

    I actually saw one of the old PTFs in Doncaster a few weeks back. He had a bag from Rhythm N Booze, and a fag in his mouth (Superkings I think). Bad posture and looked so old and miserable. So sad.....
  • Ritcheyz - November 26, 2013 9:10 a.m.

    It was definitely Call of Duty 2 that popularized health regeneration and not Halo 2 or anything.
  • GR_AndyHartup - November 26, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    Agree that Halo 2 was one of the first, but loads of games were still using Health Packs back then. It was COD2 that other devs started to imitate when they were creating health systems in shooters. But your point is very valid.

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