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#1 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

KOTOR 3. After SWTOR i doubt BioWare are very keen on another Star Wars venture and Obsidian are busy with their kickstarter project (not that I think EA would consider working with Obsidian. As I understand it Disney pretty much handed Star Wars video game rights to EA). I'd still love to see a Star Wars RPG that has no affiliation with the established timeline in the movies. The first two KOTOR games did a great job of deconstructing Star Wars and on a whole were much more interesting than the movies from the same time.

I'd also want to see a sequel to Red Dead.

#2 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

I got a 16. I kinda rushed through it, so I guess I would've gotten a better score if I had spent more time on it. I've taken color blindness tests before and I'm definitely not color blind, though I've worn glasses for twenty years now and my regular eye-sight is pretty bad.

#3 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

I preordered my PS4 in October, but they already sold out their initial shipment, so I have to wait until sometime in December.

#4 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

@thedudeabides: JRPGs and Blizzard, mostly. In most JRPGs you'll grind (combat for the sake of experience or items, not game progression) for at least 10 hours. In blizzard's RPGs(WOW and Diablo), grinding is the game. It's pretty much all you do.

Before I could grind for days on end, now I think any amount of grinding is a turn off, and RPG is still my favorite genre.

#5 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

@reverendhunt: Here's some movies you can no longer take seriously:

  • All Star Wars movies
  • All Indiana Jones movies
  • LOTR: Two Towers and Return of the King
  • Die Hard with a vengeance
  • Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill and Deathproof
  • A whole lot of Superhero movies
  • A lot of Disney and Pixar movies

That's just scratching the surface. If one second of sound is enough to turn you off an otherwise enjoyable movie, well, I'm glad that's your problem and not mine.

#6 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

@missacre said:

So you think that being a decent and respectful human being isn't a priority? Sure, lots of people might not be offended by it, but it's probably better to not test it, than to be potentially kicked out for wearing something offensive. Besides, you should know better than to wear a shirt that says FUCK in public. If you don't, then you should probably go outside more often.

Word certainly have power, but it's all within context. I'm really tired of people not getting it's all about the context. The context of this shirt is a joke, and the joke is so obvious, it's smacks you right in the face. Now, if I went on an angry rant against a person, then printed a t-shirt saying "fuck *person*", that's a different context. I may start typing random words, and because there's no context, it doesn't have any meaning.

As for respect, you're supposed to earn it. Most people who shout about respect are really shouting about acceptance. As for your last argument, I could just as easily turn it around and say if you're offended by "fuck", you should get out more. If a word, however foul you perceive it to be, directed at a third party you're not at all familiar with offends you, you should take a step back and think.

#7 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

@missacre said:

So you think that being a decent and respectful human being isn't a priority? Sure, lots of people might not be offended by it, but it's probably better to not test it, than to be potentially kicked out for wearing something offensive. Besides, you should know better than to wear a shirt that says FUCK in public. If you don't, then you should probably go outside more often.

Word certainly have power, but it's all within context. I'm really tired of people not getting it's all about the context. The context of this shirt is a joke, and the joke is so obvious, it's smacks you right in the face. Now, if I went on an angry rant against a person, then printed a t-shirt saying "fuck *person*", that's a different context. I may start typing random words, and because there's no context, it doesn't have any meaning.

As for respect, you're supposed to earn it. Most people who shout about respect are really shouting about acceptance. As for your last argument, I could just as easily turn it around and say if you're offended by "fuck", you should get out more. If a word, however foul you perceive it to be, directed at a third party you're not at all familiar with offends you, you should take a step back and think.

#8 Edited by alexl86 (621 posts) -

So... You're all worried about kids seeing this? I'm sorry, but PAX have public demos of violent games, an entire section devoted to table tops that by some is considered instruments of Satan, and you're worried some kids might see the word "fuck". *gasp*

Where are your priorities? Of all the swears you could say, it's the only one, in context of the word's literal meaning, that's actually beautiful. It's not like you're comparing him to fecal matter or hope he has a terrible afterlife.

As for the inappropriateness in relation to Ryan, the people who will be "offended" are probably people who don't know, and at that point I'd ask, why are you offended?

#9 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

Well, part of it is how the brain works. It puts an emphasis on first experiences. You'll have more of these experiences when you are a child and games you play as a child will have a bigger impact. So, logically, the most memorable games would be games you play as a child, and if you play a lot of Japanese games in elementary school and middle school, you'll probably end up with a fondness for Japanese games. I guess I didn't really think in those terms. There are plenty of japanese games I liked (Final Fantasy, Tekken 3, Mega Man to name a few), but also western games (Tony Hawk, Half-Life, Diablo 2).

#10 Edited by alexl86 (621 posts) -

New Street Fighter, which is very likely. I really grew fond of Street Fighter this generation in a way I wasn't before, to the point that I actually prefer it now to any other fighting game(and I like me some fighting games). That being said, if they announce SSFV a few months after SFV, I'll be really disappointed.... again.

New Mega Man, which isn't all that likely and probably won't be any good. Mega Man is my 8-bit hero. There's no game on the NES I enjoyed more than a Mega Man game(I think I played 5 the most), but they just haven't made a good Mega Man game since the first Mega Man X games that wasn't just a throwback to the NES era.

How about something new? DmC is cool and all, but I was never a big fan of DMC to begin with, and Resident Evil has morphed into one of the zombies it's trying to depict. I know Dragon's Dogma was new, but I was hoping for something different. I don't know what it should be, but Capcom probably has the second best catalog of games in the industry(after Nintendo), so an old gem might be more interesting than RE8.