alexl86's forum posts

#1 Posted by alexl86 (701 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.

#2 Posted by alexl86 (701 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.

#3 Posted by alexl86 (701 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.

#4 Posted by alexl86 (701 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.

#5 Edited by alexl86 (701 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.

#6 Posted by alexl86 (701 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.

#7 Posted by alexl86 (701 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.

#8 Posted by alexl86 (701 posts) -

It's sometimes annoying that more obscure, but great games don't get a rerelease on these download services. At the same time, the games that don't get a rerelease aren't the games that had the biggest impact (though many have inspired more successful games). Ultimately, while I don't condone piracy of older games, it's not as big a problem as pirating newer games, simply because there's more money being lost on the newer stuff. Some games are practically impossible to get a hold of legally, so you're pirating games that have practically no monetary value(that's not to say it's worthless, certainly all you really need is to call Nintendo to put it on Virtual Console.
 
Again, I'm against piracy and I don't do it, but I also see that pirating obscure games that are not currently on sale and has no future plans isn't really harming the industry.

#9 Posted by alexl86 (701 posts) -

I was thinking about buying a NES/SNES a few years ago, but ended up buying a Wii instead. Some of the better and rarer games for the systems cost $ 50+, though you can get lucky and find a few gems in a collection. I found out it was actually cheaper to buy a new Wii with a classic controller and buy the games I wanted on Virtual Console. You're also not dealing with 20 year old hardware.

#10 Posted by alexl86 (701 posts) -

Ambivalency. Like most words that are used to describe a group of people, context is more important than the actual words.