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Jun 3, 2020, 07:22 PM 66 read

Guns in games?

So I was playing with my sister the other night (Generation Zero again, it's a pretty good game!) and she asked me what the difference was between a semi-automatic and an automatic gun, and also why assault rifles are so popular in games, because she thinks they are overrated which is a fair point tbh So I figure why not ask the gaming community!

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  • Vιɳɳιƙ (T.H.U.C.) LV.29 Dream Chaser Jun 3, 2020, 07:25 PM

    The difference between auto and semi-auto i always just said "auto is rapid brrrrrr and semi-auto is not rapid and pew pew pew"

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 3, 2020, 07:26 PM

    Ohhh okay, so automatic fires faster and more frequently?

  • Vιɳɳιƙ (T.H.U.C.) LV.29 Dream Chaser Jun 3, 2020, 07:28 PM

    so auto is just in games you can hold the fire button and semi-auto you need to click for each bullet

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 3, 2020, 07:29 PM

    Are there not automatic ones in real life?

  • Vιɳɳιƙ (T.H.U.C.) LV.29 Dream Chaser Jun 3, 2020, 07:30 PM

    yes yes ofcourse but i just used it as an example. examples of full auto are assault rifles and smgs, and semi-auto is for example pistols and dmr's

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 3, 2020, 07:38 PM

    Ohhh okie

  • Vιɳɳιƙ (T.H.U.C.) LV.29 Dream Chaser Jun 3, 2020, 07:45 PM

    Elfi  so basically: semi-auto shoots bullets 1by1 and auto shoots them in a row without having to stop inbetween

  • Chompette^__^ ^^ LV.27 Insomniac Jun 17, 2020, 10:38 PM

    Elfi  Also there are burst rifles/smgs that fire two to four bullets each time the trigger is pressed.

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 17, 2020, 11:03 PM

    Chompette^__^ ^^  Ohhhhh

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 17, 2020, 11:03 PM

    Vιɳɳιƙ (T.H.U.C.)  smart!!

  • Chompette^__^ ^^ LV.27 Insomniac Jun 17, 2020, 11:09 PM

    Elfi  My dad and uncle(who’s a cop) love shooting and blowing stuff up... I enjoy blowing stuff up and I know the basics of each gun that they have, but I much prefer swords and explosions.

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 17, 2020, 11:12 PM

    Chompette^__^ ^^  Sounds dangerous 😅

  • Chompette^__^ ^^ LV.27 Insomniac Jun 17, 2020, 11:15 PM

    Elfi  Not really

  • Jaybandz LV.20 Big Chungus Jun 3, 2020, 11:42 PM

    if you have a trigger finger they are the same

  • pd_lightwolf LV.17 Let’s play R6! Jun 7, 2020, 09:21 PM

    🤣

  • pd_lightwolf LV.17 Let’s play R6! Jun 7, 2020, 09:23 PM

    but u need to push the trigger every time u shoot with semi-auto

  • pd_lightwolf LV.17 Let’s play R6! Jun 7, 2020, 09:23 PM

    and the auto u can hold the trigger for continual shoots

  • oʇᴉɹɹnq uɐᴉlɐɹʇsn∀ LV.26 Hero Jun 3, 2020, 07:24 PM

    semi automatic rifles use just the trigger to strike the hammer which then ignites the bullet

    fully automatic rifles use gas or the recoil to drive the hammer back and forward

    also why rifles are popular they are very versatile in many situations and easily recognisable

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 3, 2020, 07:28 PM

    Ohh so semi automatic requires you to pull the trigger yourself a lot to do a quick/rapid fire whilst automatic kind of does it for you with gas?

    I do get that though about them being versatile. What's your favourite type of gun?

  • oʇᴉɹɹnq uɐᴉlɐɹʇsn∀ LV.26 Hero Jun 3, 2020, 07:29 PM

    I'm more of an LMG guy but I do like AK47

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 3, 2020, 07:31 PM

    I like submachine guns c:

  • oʇᴉɹɹnq uɐᴉlɐɹʇsn∀ LV.26 Hero Jun 3, 2020, 07:32 PM

    SMGs I kinda like but I have to admit the overall power of an M249 or M60 MMG (Medium machine gun) is very cool

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 3, 2020, 07:38 PM

    Yeah true, I just like the feel of SMGs tbh, especially in Generation Zero where you have these lil dog robot things attacking

  • App0xXt17 LV.8 Nomad Jun 3, 2020, 07:56 PM

    the power of a 50 cal sniper tho

  • LUXIE LV.26 Dream Chaser Jun 3, 2020, 09:44 PM

    I like autatic guns

  • LUXIE LV.26 Dream Chaser Jun 3, 2020, 09:44 PM

    I can't spell.

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 7, 2020, 08:02 PM

    😂

  • MISSEK RISSEK LV.23 Breacher Jun 3, 2020, 10:16 PM

    the difference between semi auto and auto is semi auto will fire one round per trigger pull, but unlike a bolt action, the gas will blow back the slide (cant remember the actual word for it right now) to load the next round. An automatic will continuously fire as you hold the trigger down. And, since theres only really one other type to compare, a burst is like a mix of the two; it'll blowback and fire a few rounds at a time on one trigger pull, but stop at two or three or however many. Also, the reason assault rifles are so popular is because they are very versatile and reliable. Take an AR-15 for example: you can shoot up to at least 500 yards away, but they're still versatile enough to use in close range if need be as well. Good question, though.

  • Shugur^^ LV.24 Dream Chaser Jun 7, 2020, 08:23 PM

    I think the reason guns in general in video games are so popular is based around the fact that they’re fun to use. At least to the male demographic.

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 7, 2020, 08:26 PM

    That's true yeah, but I've never really understood why people like rifles so much

  • Shugur^^ LV.24 Dream Chaser Jun 7, 2020, 08:28 PM

    Yeah it’s probably something that’s underlying or something

  • Chompette^__^ ^^ LV.27 Insomniac Jun 17, 2020, 10:36 PM

    People like them cause thy don’t require the most skill to use.

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 17, 2020, 11:02 PM

    Fair enough

  • Lars_W LV.22 Budding Buccaneer Jun 3, 2020, 07:39 PM

    isn't semi automatic the guns where you need to press the shoot button again after shooting and automatic the ones where you can just hold the shoot button

  • Loyalpenguin111 LV.13 Survivor Main Jun 3, 2020, 10:34 PM

    I really only like semi auto weapons in games

  • ‎‎Hybrid死 LV.20 Fast as Lightning Jun 3, 2020, 11:39 PM

    Automatic is you hold down the trigger and it constantly shoots, semi automatic is you tap the trigger and it shoots once. Assault rifles are popular in games simply because they have good fire rate, better damage than other automatic weapons (such as sub machines guns), they generally have better handling than other automatic weapons, better range, and better recoil patterns. they're generally just the better weapons in games.

  • StabberGirl LV.17 Beast Jun 4, 2020, 05:01 AM

    Damn so much to learn

  • ErikPlays43 LV.27 Be my Mootentine ❤️ Jun 11, 2020, 07:03 AM

    i perfer semi auto cause you use your bullets more wisely.

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