The grenade launcher is a grenade launcher

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by iii, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. OakTable

    OakTable Vault Senior Citizen

    Nov 26, 2009
    I do agree. This one makes sense, as in it exists.
     
  2. Grimhound

    Grimhound Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jan 22, 2008
    Fallout /2/ had the Gatling Laser. Most people sort of agree that Fallout 2 went a bit off the deep end.
     
  3. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Gatling Lasers were a Fallout 1 weapon.
     
  4. Grimhound

    Grimhound Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jan 22, 2008
    I've never encountered one in that game. Ever.
     
  5. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Supermutants and the Brotherhood has them.
     
  6. toyboat

    toyboat First time out of the vault

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    Apr 20, 2009
    The Master and Master's lieutenant have gatling lasers.
     
  7. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    Minigun was pretty weak and fired 5mm ammo. Also, it's iconic, it was used in Predator and Syndicate.

    An automatic grenade launcher doesn't seem to have any redeemable qualities.
     
  8. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Told you...
     
  9. GreyViper

    GreyViper Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jul 2, 2004
    Ironically Gatling laser is surpassed by Bozar in FO2. Ironic enough, 223 caliber weapon beats energy one. Same case in FO:T, in this case its 7.62 cal Vindicator that has sniper rifles range with fire power of minigun. So is Nuke Mirv absurd compared to these cases. YES, it is continuing the trend, tough there is tesla cannon, but its kind of meh.
     
  10. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 12, 2010
    I feel like this is a compromise weapon.

    Its somewhat real, but it still satisfies the "cool" shit moniker that Beth is so proud of.

    Even still, it was a funny early april fools joke... Wait...

    It's real isn't it? Oh god...
     
  11. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Still waiting for a game where the minigun is the deadliest weapon available and not just a slightly stronger machine gun.
     
  12. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Good point, miniguns were always heavily underpowered in Fallout games. Well, maybe aside from Gatling and Gauss miniguns from Tactics, but that's about it.
     
  13. frosty_theaussie

    frosty_theaussie Still Mildly Glowing

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    Nov 22, 2003
    Looks like a man portable Bofors. Not sure why we're critiquing a gun we've only seen from behind in a preview scan, though.
     
  14. mocnijogurt

    mocnijogurt First time out of the vault

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    Jul 24, 2006
    if this abomination fits in fo universe then we can expect to see a portable M114 155 mm howitzer in our inventory too... no wait - gatling howitzer!! that would be awesome... with nuclear ammo! epic!
     
  15. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    do what I will do, pretend that gun does not exist.
     
  16. Professor Danger!

    Professor Danger! Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 30, 2009
    I guess you could always not use the Fatman.
     
  17. ZeusComplex

    ZeusComplex Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 12, 2010
    Unfortunately thats just the typical gamer response these days. Even back in the days of doom the chaingun was the 2nd rate rapid fire weapon.
     
  18. Professor Danger!

    Professor Danger! Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 30, 2009
    And while we're talking about Doom and gun realism. Let's talk about the BFG.
     
  19. el_jefe_of_ny

    el_jefe_of_ny Still Mildly Glowing

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    Jan 6, 2010
    Er.

    Ok, everyone knows that the fatboy personal nuke was a real weapon right? No?


    It wasnt hand held but it was a single man launched nuke that a person coudl carry around. It was a very heavy rocket launcher. It was not shoulder fired as the blast back was enormous and deadly. The warhead also was so heavy that the force made it necessary to stick the end of the rocket launcher in the ground. It was almost hand held until the point of ignition. Like a bottle rocket stuck in the ground.

    What would be a modernization is the presence of a 2 stage rocket and basic self guidance system. Then it could be fired from the shoulder. First stage would create lift off, then the nuke would ignite and fire hot 50 yards away and re-orient itself. this is how pricey shoulder fired rockets can be done in modern times.


    But this is the design of the Fatboy. In fact, the design is SIMPLER than the fatboy, if that could be conceived. These were the Davey Crocket's of our most violent and psychotic president, President Kennedy.
     
  20. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Yes. Ignoring stuff. The True Solution.

    No.

    But yes, we all know about the small, portable warhead launcher. It gets pointed out every time the Fatman comes up. It is not even close to a valid excuse for its idiocy.