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#1 Posted by alexl86 (704 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.

#2 Posted by alexl86 (704 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.

#3 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

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

#4 Edited by alexl86 (704 posts) -

When you watch the show, it's clear that "On Leather Wings" is supposed to be the first episode and I think the best order to watch them in is the order they appear on the dvd. A lot of the show was aired out of order, and while most episodes are standalone, there is also character progression.
They give Robin a more prominent role in season 2. They make some major changes to the design of the show in season 3, more minimalistic. I don't think the season 3 design always works(*cough*Joker*cough*), but it's still pretty good.
There are also a few crossovers between Batman and a few of the other shows, especially Superman. Batman features heavily in the "World's Finest" episodes/movie in the second season of Superman, where he (reluctantly) teams up with Superman to take down Lex Luthor and the Joker. There are a few crossover episodes in the third season as well. Batman is also featured in the Justice League TV show, but he's not a full time member (at least not in the first season). There was also a legal problem with the Batman property and that show(more specifically, another show had the rights to Batman), so no other Batman related characters appear after season 2 (but Batman appears in most episodes). Of course, Batman Beyond is a spin-off from the animated series, and a good one. Finally, there's a few Static Shock episodes featuring Batman, and Robin is a member of Teen Titans, but I don't think it's worth watching.
As for the movies, Mask of the Phantasm is the best. If you count Batman Beyond, Return of the Joker is probably second. Batwoman isn't quite as good as the others.

#5 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

It seems like the 3DS has better games, while the Vita has a few nifty extras, like Plus and whatnot. 3DS and Vita seem to mirror what happened with DS and PSP, where the DS got games crafted for handhelds, while PSP got smaller ports of console games. Overall better playing, unique games (but limited in scope) vs. bigger, recognicable games (that played better on a console).
Not to throw a wrench into this whole thing, but you can get a DS for a song now and there are plenty of excellent game for it(and a lot of not excellent games).

#6 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

I think the key differential is intelligence. Zombies are "mindless" undead, while I think Mummies are often intelligent. I also think Mummies are tougher and don't fall apart as easily.

#7 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

For the pittance you can get DA2 for these days, it's worth it. However, Origins is a better game and if the choice was between the two, I'd take Origins in a heartbeat.

To be fair, I'll say I like the combat in DA2 better, and I think it handled leveling/abilities better too. But I thought the best thing about Origins was the scope of the story, an epic scope that is completely missing from DA2. The characters are much better, though I think since Hawke has a voice, s/he's a more compelling protagonist than the Warden.

Origins is better and if you want an RPG that harkens back to the CRPGs of the late 90's, then play Origins. There are a few instances where the impact of your choices in Origins are shown in DA2, but it's never significant (some characters show up who might otherwise be dead, or people hail a different person as king, that sort of thing).

#8 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

I pre-ordered it in June, glad it's finally out. Only played about 5 minutes though.

On a side note, more people are playing CS and CS:S than CS:GO?

#9 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

Okay, full disclosure: Who preordered this for an "exclusive"(for how long I wonder) steam copy of Worms Armageddon? 
For the record, yes, I did.

#10 Posted by alexl86 (704 posts) -

Oh man, had you connected it on monday you could've gotten Geometry Wars 2, Stacking and Limbo for $5, $5 and $7,50 respectively. Now they're back at $10, $15 and $15. I'd say buy a few games you want now and wait for other games to go on sale. Xbox live has some great games, but aside from periodic sales, they rarely drop in price.