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 too, but neither of them see as much use as my PC or PS4.
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 you do enough quests for them.
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 mode and a classic 2 minute mode with goals.
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 bullet from the magazine.
I also thought the gun jammed because he was ejecting by hand while there was still a bullet in the chamber.
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.
Original Sin is likely your best choice for a modern CRPG. If you're unsure if you'd like the genre, I'd try Original Sin first(the combat is basically Fallout with spells).
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 fit it in, and a new power supply(because I want four pin connectors in case I decide to SLI my 970, my current only has two).
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 should cost about the same, and don't have this design oversight.
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 970 falls a little behind the 780 is on 4k resolutions. Thw biggest difference I saw on benchmarks was on Crysis: Warhead, where the 780 were as much as 10 for faster(83 vs 73 fps), while the 970 actually outperformed the 780 Ti in Rome 2: Total War and GRID 2. Note that these were reference models, so you'll get better performance with some GPUs because of higher clock speed.
The overall performance of the 780 Ti should be higher than the GTX 970, but not noticeably so. If you're gonna spend $100 extra for a 780 Ti, then you should consider a GTX 980 for around $550.