• alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Any one else finding themselves selling their PS4/Xbox One?. on the General Discussion board

    You make a good point. While I've purposefully bought multiplatform games for my PS4 as of late, I realize that most of them would be as good, if not better on my PC. The value proposition for a new c...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Why phones cost, like, three hundred dollars, man?. on the Off-Topic board

    Look, Apple release products on an annual basis. It's not worth it to get a new device every year, especially when the differences are as incremental as they are. Either every two years or maybe even ...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Will Jeff Ever Do A "Premium" Thing Like Dan and Drew?. on the General Discussion board

    I am of the opinion that MGS is the newest form of the Endurance Run, just with longer, less frequent episodes.

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Do you play old games / old consoles?. on the General Discussion board

    My NES kicked it a while ago, which lead me to buying a Wii and spending in excess of $100 on virtual console games. Old games is the only reason it's still hooked up. I still have my PS2 hooked up to...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Good Point in The Game to Chose between NCR or Legion. on the Fallout: New Vegas board

    I'd say make a save point just before confronting Benny on the strip. That's where the story really starts rolling and you can pretty much side with whatever faction you want afterwards, as long as yo...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic How many save slots do you use during a playthrough?. on the General Discussion board

    Depends on the game. Sometimes I use one for a few hours, then when I've progressed some in the game, I pick a different one, and get progressively more saves as I advance.Other games I only use one, ...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Favorite Tony Hawk Game. on the Tony Hawk board

    I'll say 2. I think 4 is probably the sweet spot for me, in terms of how the trick system progressed. I have some appreciation for what Underground 2 did, by splitting the game into two with story mod...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Ocelot and his "middle-eastern technique". on the Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater board

    I'm by no means an expert, but I thought he ejected a bullet into the chamber so that the next time he pulled the trigger, the gun would fire, instead of dry-firing and then automatically ejecting a b...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic New to CRPGs, where to start?. on the PC board

    Fallout 2 is probably your best bet for an older CRPG. It's everything it's predecessor was, and more. If you prefer something more fantasy-based, then Baldur's Gate or Icewind Dale are both excellent...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Hi, I'm Bdead and I'm a upgradoholic.. on the PC board

    Wow. I felt kinda bad for upgrading my HD7950 to a GTX 970... And now I can't stop thinking about buying a new CPU(go from i5 to i7), a new mobo(because for some stupid reason I have an LG1155) to fi...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic considering getting gaming pc. on the PC board

    The Evga card's heatpipes aren't aligned properly, so the Evga cards will run hotter than it competitors. It probably won't be a big problem, but a MSI gaming, Gigabyte G1 Gaming or a Asus Strix shoul...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Need help deciding new GPU. on the PC board

    If you're still undecided, I just bought a Geforce 970 GTX (MSI Gaming) after spending several hours looking at benchmarks. The 970 falls right between the GTX 780 and GTX 780 Ti, the only time the 97...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic SNES vs Sega genesis VS N64 VS PS1. on the General Discussion board

    The first party output puts the SNES ahead of the Genesis/Mega Drive, in my opinion. Yes, Sonic the Hedgehog was really a great game series at one point, but between Mario, Zelda, Metroid and pretty ...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Looking to get my first ever gaming PC. on the PC board

    If you're going for a 970 and an i7, you'll need a bigger power supply as well. You might get by on a 500W but consider a 600W even. Make sure it has the power supply has two 6-pin connectors for the ...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Help me pick a TCG/CCG. on the General Discussion board

    If you've already tried Hearthstone, then you'll recognize a lot of it in Magic. Hearthstone is MTG lite in many aspects. The biggest differences are mana ramp and how you're limited when attacking op...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Best Final Fantasy game to start with?. on the General Discussion board

    It seems 9 is the early favorite. I haven't played it, so I can't comment.Of IV and VI, I'd say VI is the superior game. I haven't played the rerelease, so my main complaint about IV(the translation) ...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Cheapest way to start D&D. on the General Discussion board

    The most important thing is to find a group. For one, you can split the investment around, because you pretty much need the core books to play.Pathfinder is D&D 3.5 with some customization options...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Have you seen Citizen Kane?. on the Off-Topic board

    Yes.To really appreciate Citizen Kane, you have to realize the impact it had on the movie industry. Watching movies before 1940 is almost like watching film from a stage play. Orson Welles practically...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Did you upgrade your PS4 hard drive? Which one did you buy?. on the PlayStation 4 board

    I bought a Seagate Expansion Portable 2tb external drive, which I pried open(voiding the warranty) and put into my PS4. External drives are much cheaper, which is why I went that route. Thought about ...

  • alexl86 posted a message in the forum topic Should Obsidian be the only one making Fallout games?. on the Fallout board

    I'd like to preface this comment by saying Bethesda is probably my favorite developer of the last generation, and Skyrim, Oblivion and Fallout 3 would land spots in my top 25.That being said, New Vega...