alexl86's forum posts

#1 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

I go where the games are. Last time I got a 360, and I don't think Bethesda would've been my favorite developer of the last generation if I'd gone the Playstation route again. I'll freely admit PS3 have more exclusives that are suited to my particular tastes, but I also find it more often has shoddy port-jobs.
 
At the same time, my new PC can run new games on ultra and still maintain a high fps, so I'll definitely adopt a wait and see approach.

#2 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

I'd pay $3 for any game. Hell, I'd pay $3 for a game I already own (and have).
 
If you're at all curious, and even if you only play it for an hour, $3/hour is pretty good value for non-RPGs. For the record, I've never played it, but if I had a PS3, I would buy it if I found it for that price.

#3 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

National Lampoon's Vacation. 2/5.

Actors do a fine enough job, and the situations are intended to be funny(obviously). They aren't, and I didn't laugh once.

#4 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

I won't say I like or dislike playing as an old person. I don't mind, just like I don't mind if it's someone of a different ethnicity or gender. It doesn't matter if it's written well and the game's fun to play.

#5 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

While I'm a believer in freedom of speech, I don't think it applies in this case. Freedom of speech is supposed to offer protection from prosecution for religious or political beliefs, but Microsoft can decide if they want you to use their service to make "political" statements, and indeed decide which "political" statements they allow to be used on their service.
 
The thing to keep in mind is that this is a paid service, so I'm a little uncomfortable with permanent bans, especially when the feature is so integral to the system.

#6 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

I'm partial to the Flak Cannon myself. My favorite gun from UT, which is a little odd since I usually don't like shotguns.

#7 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

No. Why would I? It's a man-made idea, a sort of immortality to comfort us in what at times seem like a meaningless existence.

#8 Edited by alexl86 (704 posts) -

Download the creation kit, load the skyrim master file, open the armor tab, select Novice Robes, give it a new I.D. and give it an armor rating. Save the plugin, select it when in the launcher, use the console and appropriate command with your new ID.
 
It's very, very easy to do yourself.
 
Edit: Of course, it's still clothing and not really armor. It's simply clothing with an armor rating. I haven't tried this myself, but my guess would be that changing the keywords would do the trick. Use another light armor for reference.

#9 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

My problem with James Bond games is that they make him a faceless killing machine. He may throw out a few quips now and then, but at the end of the day you solve 99% of the situations with a gun. I get that there's a lot of shooting in James Bond movies and it's much easier to push out a generic shooter, but maybe the developers of the next 007 game should take some cues from Mass Effect, Arkham Asylum, and Uncharted.
 
Of course, most of my arguments are invalidated by not playing a 007 game in the last 10 years, but from what I've seen and heard, I haven't missed much.

#10 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

About 20 boxed PC games, 150 on steam, the same on PS2, around 30 on PS1, 30 games on Virtual Console, 10 games on Wii, 40 on XBLA and probably around 50 on 360.
 
Add it all up, and you get around 480. I'm not sure how accurate that is, and it doesn't account for doubles, but it seems about right.