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Gordon Van Dyke's Avatar + Posted by Gordon Van Dyke on Apr 30, 2009 // Associate Producer for Battlefield

This is Gordon Van Dyke, Producer on the online multiplayer, first-person-shooter title, Battlefield 1943. This downloadable title for the PSN will take you back to the WWII Pacific Theater in a way never before seen, this June on the PLAYSTATION 3 for only $15! You’ll enjoy three amazing locations with Iwo Jima, Wake Island, and Guadalcanal letting you pilot and drive a variety of airplanes, tanks, and transport vehicles to help you win the battle.

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Today is a really exciting day, first it’s Walpurgis Night here in Sweden celebrating the start of summer’s approach with bonfires, yes I said bonfires, and this is done all over the country. It is quite the sight to see from atop the DICE studio. Another really exciting thing for me today is the release of the Battlefield 1943 trailer for the first time on PSN (later today) and seeing it in full glory on my PS3.

Now before you watch the video, imagine with me flying your Corsair airplane over the tropical Wake Island engaged in a dogfight with a Japanese Zero, you take him down and notice your squad mate’s tank about to be flanked by the enemy in another tank. You quickly bank to the left, swoop down, and drop two bombs perfectly on the enemy, saving your friend and helping him capture a critical control point.

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After watching the video, I’m sure you will have a lot of questions about the game so instead of guessing, fire away! I’ll be around for as long as I can to answer them in the comment section. Thanks for taking the time to read this, now write your questions or just give a shout out! :-)

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+ Jack-Bauer-89 on April 30th, 2009 at 6:02 am said:

looks awesome for a PSN game


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+ diare33 on April 30th, 2009 at 6:02 am said:

amazing. cant wait for this game! gonna be so sweet to have a shooter on my hdd…
my question is; does BF1943 use the same engine as BFBC? and are there any improvements or anything like that in this new game that we can look forward to?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:10 am said:

    Yep, it uses a slightly improved version of the BFBC1 engine with houses that can be destroyed down to the foundation! :-)


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+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on April 30th, 2009 at 6:02 am said:

Whoa this looks KILLER, can’t wait have been a big fan of Authentic War Battles, My Father was a Military social worker so I expect this to be accurate. DAY ONE BUY! oh and FIRST!


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:12 am said:

    That is awesome about you dad, interestingly enough both my Grandfathers served in the Pacific Theater during WWII. One a pilot and one on a submarine and was in Pearl Harbor during the attack.


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+ Champ78 on April 30th, 2009 at 6:03 am said:

Cool stuff. I have BF2 and BF2142 for PC. This looks pretty good on console. Will it have mouse/keyboard support for those of us used to PC controls?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:13 am said:

    Only for the PC at this point.


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+ Gunfer on April 30th, 2009 at 6:03 am said:

this game sounds really good, and really cheap…. my type of game lol


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+ Tredogg14TK on April 30th, 2009 at 6:04 am said:

hm seems pretty kool but one major question….. is gonna be offline and online multiplayer??? PLZ say yes!


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:13 am said:

    Since we have to run high-end dedicated servers it is only online.


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+ Powie on April 30th, 2009 at 6:06 am said:

Man I loved this game on the PC, I clocked hundreds of hours into the BF series. too bad you won’t be supporting as many players as the PC version. I will still probably pick this up.


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:14 am said:

    It is a must buy at the price point! :-D


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+ KIT-_-KAT on April 30th, 2009 at 6:07 am said:

looks cool


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+ Unknown_Hero on April 30th, 2009 at 6:08 am said:

looks amazing


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+ enormhi on April 30th, 2009 at 6:08 am said:

Is it only a downloadable title? Because in Holland (were i live) not many people own a credit card and we don’t have Pre-Paid cards over here (Sony do somethings about it!) so we can’t buy the game. Thats a mayor income loss! So maybe you can talk to Sony and make sure the Pre-paid cards come out here, I would really appriciate that. Hope you’ll ask. :)


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:16 am said:

    Thanks for bringing that up, we\’ll do our best to let everyone get the game.


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+ XxDeathDoctorxX on April 30th, 2009 at 6:11 am said:

hey i got a ? will it have in game music /trophies / how many online players? and will there be a single camp


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:17 am said:

    No music in game, yes on Trophies, and 24 players online.


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+ axeblade07 on April 30th, 2009 at 6:12 am said:

Sounds like loads of fun. Can’t wait. Will there be any type of party system implemented so we can stay connected to our friends from one game to the next?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:17 am said:

    You will be able to manage a squad in-game to help you stay with your friends.


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+ makingdamage on April 30th, 2009 at 6:12 am said:

I love the battlefield series! I really like the variation the game offers and the scope of the battles.

Will several people dig it out dog fighting style or will it be like in Battlefield:BC where only 2 people can do dog fighting (helicopter style)?

Ha en bra valborgsmässoafton och en trevlig helg!


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:18 am said:

    Solo planes they th ones they are modeled after, but you\’ll get 5 planes in the sky fighting it out and Bombers to attack! :-D


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+ inveigle on April 30th, 2009 at 6:13 am said:

Might try this out, not really sure what is has to offer that I haven’t seen before except for the bombing run. That is pretty awesome, I must admit.


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+ Aggie_CEO on April 30th, 2009 at 6:22 am said:

lol…beat up on Ashton?? good stuff…lol


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:20 am said:

    Virtually that is, wouldn\’t want to him to lose that pretty face of his! LOL ;-D


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+ DKShadow on April 30th, 2009 at 6:27 am said:

It looks great! So you guys being in Sweden and all, have you secured a timely release in Europe as well?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:21 am said:

    YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT! :-D


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+ Valthyr on April 30th, 2009 at 6:31 am said:

Bow… The waiting :(


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+ tearsofash on April 30th, 2009 at 6:32 am said:

That screenshot looks pretty!


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+ Tony_Nibbles on April 30th, 2009 at 6:42 am said:

Will the new Battlefield game have trophies that are actually achievable?

I’ve put so many hours in to Bad Company, that I’ve lost count. It’s simply too hard to get the platinum, you’d need to work on it full-time for about 4 months solid to start unlocking the harder in-game patches.


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:23 am said:

    Yes, I personally over looked this to ensure that wouldn\’t happen.


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+ EternalMovement on April 30th, 2009 at 6:42 am said:

Hi just a little question if you do not mind.

Will it be available for Europe to on its release?

Thanks.


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:24 am said:

    Yep, unless something out of our control happens.


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+ norkee on April 30th, 2009 at 6:43 am said:

DICE you rock. All the battlefield content is fantastic. The frostbite engine rocks. This game is a must buy. It will be the hottest thing on PSN.


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:24 am said:

    You ROCK too! Our players are what bring the games to life!


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+ ruffneckc on April 30th, 2009 at 6:48 am said:

Will the game support Keyboard and Mouse? Also, what type of tools are there for facilitating squad/team play? Voice Chat etc?

Thanks.

P.S. Work on BF3 and release it already, we’re dying here!!


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+ dime5150 on April 30th, 2009 at 6:49 am said:

I’m glad they brought this back. BF 1942 was the ultime online game and revolutionized online play as we know it. I bought a PC for it because it was that good!

I’m also glad that they not only upgraded the look and feel but also updated it with a whole new engine! A must buy for me.

Will more maps come out in the future? More 1942 maps?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:25 am said:

    No plans for DLC, but we are open to it if the game is popular.


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+ Bildo818 on April 30th, 2009 at 6:51 am said:

Can anyone help me out on this:

I bought Battlefield Bad Company 2 for 10 bucks. Loved it! That it was an extremely fun game. Loved the destructible environments, loved the HUGE scale of the maps. Loved everything about it. Trophies support too!

Now my question, is that the video doesn’t show anything ingame. I don’t think it did at least. So my question is, will this be an FPS like Bad Company 2? I think the game itself looks great and its on the PSN and I support the network. 15 bucks though is getting ridiculous for the standard pricing. I normally buy every PSN release, but have not been with everything lately toting the $15 price tag.


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:26 am said:

    This is a true FPS and nothing else! :-D The video is actually people jut playing and were capture that to make the movies. Nothing was staged.


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+ FFObsessed on April 30th, 2009 at 6:55 am said:

WOW. Battlefield on PSN nice. I will purchase.


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+ Bildo818 on April 30th, 2009 at 6:56 am said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea642J_DpAA

This is a good gameplay video that answered my questions.

All I can say is SOLD!


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+ Bug42 on April 30th, 2009 at 6:59 am said:

Is this online only?

How many can play online?

How does the ranking system work? (if their is one)


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:29 am said:

    Yes, online only.
    24 players in team of 12 vs 12.


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+ blazsox on April 30th, 2009 at 7:01 am said:

Any possibility of more future maps?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:29 am said:

    Possible, but no plans at this point in time.


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+ Ftwrthtx on April 30th, 2009 at 7:21 am said:

Sounds like a fun game. Will it support remote play for the PSP?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:30 am said:

    LOL… I wish. :-)


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+ lakaiHIGH on April 30th, 2009 at 7:29 am said:

game is looking super slick guys! great work can’t wait for this drop.

peace,
Lh


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:31 am said:

    Thanks, and for all you out there my PSN ID is GordonVanDyke. Add me if you like, I accept all friend request and will play online with everyone launch day.


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+ Bildo818 on April 30th, 2009 at 7:31 am said:

Hey Gordon…thanks for the reply!!! I saw the gameplay I posted and it confirmed it for me!!!

And tonight, I will make sure to give you MONNNNIEEES!$!$!$!$!$!


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+ Korbei83 on April 30th, 2009 at 7:31 am said:

Is it too late to correct your title? ‘Producer on Battlefield: 194′

Im sure there were some excellent Battlefields in 194, but probably not aerial.


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:40 am said:

    LOL, nice catch, but I\’m not sure how to edit that! :-(


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+ WU-Tang4Ever on April 30th, 2009 at 7:37 am said:

looks good but will there be split screen online play?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:41 am said:

    Not on this small project.


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+ zombie_56 on April 30th, 2009 at 7:37 am said:

i might buy this but seriosly sony you guys have to start selling your playstation network cards in canada!


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+ chubigans on April 30th, 2009 at 7:37 am said:

Maybe I missed it, but release date?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:45 am said:

    June 2009! w00t!


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+ pavlovic on April 30th, 2009 at 7:38 am said:

Is there a party system? How many people in each squad?

Looks great, and I’m getting it while waitibg for BC2


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:45 am said:

    You can start a squad and jump into a server or create a custom one in-game.


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+ Poxxer on April 30th, 2009 at 7:40 am said:

Excellent price point. You should consider calling it “Battlefield: 14.99″ to drive the message home.


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+ XxDeathDoctorxX on April 30th, 2009 at 7:40 am said:

i got a few more ?s will ps3 ever get battle field the one thats on 360 i liked it more than bad company i only got a ps3 now but would liked to have the other and also any new games goin be shown at e3 by dice?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:47 am said:

    Not likely, but I have a feeling BFBC2 will scratch that itch you want from BF2MC. :-)


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+ r-nice on April 30th, 2009 at 7:44 am said:

I may have to pick this up, only Battlefield game I’ve ever played was Bad Company (the demo).


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:48 am said:

    It is worth every $$ and then some!


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+ Pound_lb003 on April 30th, 2009 at 7:46 am said:

Does it have BF2 style classes and unlocks?

I never picked up BFBC so I don’t know the contrast.


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:49 am said:

    No, this has WWII kits.


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+ blindrocket on April 30th, 2009 at 7:47 am said:

This looks very nice.
Is the weapon damage very realistic? I’m so used to CoD4′s “hardcore” mode (where death happens after one or two shots) I don’t really care for games that take a lot of shots to drop someone.

Thanks!


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:50 am said:

    This won\’t be as hardcore so to say, but head shots are one hit kills!


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+ Pound_lb003 on April 30th, 2009 at 7:50 am said:

Haha thanks for your time by the way.

But what I mean is, is there Assault, Engineer, Sniper, etcetera?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:52 am said:

    We have three classes, Infantry, Scout, and Rifleman (my favorite).


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+ Jeigh on April 30th, 2009 at 7:50 am said:

Y’know, my ancestry is based in Sweden. So, we have something ocmmon- can I have a free game? :D


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 7:53 am said:

    LOL…. Since the Vikings explored most of Europe I think we all have a little viking in us! ;-)


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+ Bloody_Marcel on April 30th, 2009 at 7:55 am said:

So you are the “Producer of Battlefield 194″? :P


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+ OuterHaven160 on April 30th, 2009 at 7:57 am said:

I’ll be getting this on release day. Just wondering, though, will we be able to pilot aircraft carriers and battleships? Will we be able to pilot those Higgins boats (with our team mates being able to join in)? How easily are the structures destroyed (I’ve never played BC so I’m not sure how the Frostbyte engine is and all)? Is it like Mercenaries destruction where one RPG can magically level a home or more realistic? Voice chat? How big is the download? What resolution does it run on?

Sorry for all the questions =O


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 8:12 am said:

    No, yes, they destroy as expected by what you use to damage them with, so more realistic, yes there will be VoIP, around 450MB, 720P.


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+ Ftwrthtx on April 30th, 2009 at 7:57 am said:

@Gordon

Thanks for taking the time to stick around and answer all of our questions here on the Blog. Much appreciated.


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 8:13 am said:

    You\’re very welcome and thanks for taking the time to read about the game! :-D


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+ almighty-slayer on April 30th, 2009 at 8:02 am said:

hah your name says “Producer on Battlefield 194″ :)

Game looks like a ton of fun. No doubt i will be buying it. Thanks!

Also, good to see you commenting on the blog. I like when posters do that, it shows that you care about your fans and the PS community. Kudos!


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 8:15 am said:

    Thanks and look forward to seeing you on the battlefield. :-)


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+ IMIaNkZ on April 30th, 2009 at 8:05 am said:

whats the clan support gonna be like for this game? please say there is some, bc was a massive disappointment. also will there be in bc2?


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 8:17 am said:

    We will have private matches for you to compete on.


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+ gigakain on April 30th, 2009 at 8:05 am said:

I cant see the video??


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+ OuterHaven160 on April 30th, 2009 at 8:07 am said:

Adding to my comment earlier, will there be ragdoll physics and buoyancy for dead bodies and items? I love realistic physics in games. Will there be any extra maps to be released for it (like coral sea… or whatever that added map on BF1942 was called)?

Thanks a lot for sticking around to answer our questions, Gordon. I was a huge fan of BF1942 (was one of my first ever online games) and this is looking 100 times better.


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    + Gordon Van Dyke on April 30th, 2009 at 8:19 am said:

    I thought dead bodies only float after being dead for a long time, otherwise no body would drown. :-)

    This game has great physics, no need to worry. :-)

    No a problem at all. :-D


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