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RabidChinaGirl Mar 3, 11
Sort of laughed at GameStop's reaction. Talk about jumping ship and covering your arse.
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Evon Mar 3, 11
What? An invasion of American soil by North Korea. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. They can barely afford to feed their soccer team.
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Shadow of Death Mar 3, 11
Well, that was an unfortunate stunt. Also, the balloons didn't stay aloft very long eh? I wonder if it was because they were made of silly '100 percent biodegradable material'? Stuff isn't known for its ability to properly contain materials...Very sad balloons, that even filled with helium they wouldn't stay in the air long.

Also....What do balloons have to do with Homefront? They should have distributed waterguns or something XD
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Ohmycaptain Mar 3, 11
Rabidchinagirl GameStop is just... an awful company. If there was a better place to buy games around I'd go there, but unfortunately GameStop is the only place.

I truly dislike GameStop as a company, they're just... bad.
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Rabla Mar 3, 11
Hey dude, theres these things called Video Games. They're generally not real =P.

But yeah, that kinda sucks, the idea was really cool. Gamestop jumping to the other side isnt very good either =/
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Shadow of Death Mar 3, 11
Especially considering they couldn't really hide the evidence. Clearly there was some agreement going on between the two companies >_>

Well, I've already pre-ordered the PC version on Steam. I'm hoping it's my sort of game.
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Klatu Berata Nicto Mar 3, 11
Have to agree with Evon. What a stupid premise. I like the idea, but NK? Why not China, or Russia (a la Red Dawn)? North Korea invading the US is much like honest politics, never happened and never will.
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Shadow of Death Mar 3, 11
Klatu, apparently the reason they didn't use the more logical China army is because they feared it would be banned in the country (and rightful fears, China probably wouldn't stand for a bit of negative portrayal ~_~).

Plus North Korea has a decent sized army apparently.

But of course it wouldn't happen...It's a videogame, not a 'based on a true story' movie.
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Ohmycaptain Mar 3, 11
I think it's actually fantastic, regardless of whether or not it's possible.

I'm sick of Russia being the big influence in FPS today, I'm also sick of 'modern warfare' (not just the game) and how every FPS takes place in Afghanistan or somewhere in the middle east.

While China would make more sense, it's something unexpected, and thinking about how insane NK's government is now, it's realistic how they would portray something akin to SS Guards in Hitler's armies.

Also, it makes for a more compelling and interesting story, we've seen all the middle-east stuff, played it too many times. We've way overdone ww2 (although I'll be honest, I'm a junkie for WW1/WW2 FPS), now it's time for future-warfare, or at least some different type of warfare...
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Sonicdevron Mar 3, 11
I wish people would do research before claiming the story behind Homefront is so ridiculous. North Korea is the most militarized country in the world and controls the fourth largest army in the world. They very well could do some massive shit.
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jbh Mar 3, 11
Saw this coming the second I heard about the baloons /facepalm
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stonemason89 Mar 3, 11
Wonder what the North Koreans thought of this game?
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jbh Mar 3, 11
I think they have a law where they ban all games that don't have Kim Jong-il enslaving children in them.
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Ohmycaptain Mar 3, 11
But this has Kim Jong-Un enslaving american children... But the whole playing as an American thing and not controlling/torturing the American people would be a no-no for them.
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