I'm so fucking pumped, you have no idea. I'm really just excited to see what seems to be the best way to play as I go through the game. I'm excited to try to figure out the most effective way to tackle certain areas and if they've changed the way you build characters dramatically or not. I have not been this excited for a game in a long long while.
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Man, so many of the quotes are business jargon bullshit. Nintendo has many problems, but if they focus on a few main ones I think they could do themselves a lot of good. By main problems I mean:
2. Brand Confusion
3. Understanding the Internet
Think of it this way. If Nintendo stopped messing with stupid gimmicks that drive away third parties while adding very little value to the games themselves, stopped confusing the market with their console names (Wii, Wii U, 3DS, 2DS), and created an online infrastructure similar to even what the 360 while potentially catering to small developers like the PS4 and Steam try to do, they might actually turn this ship around. However, it makes sense after the Wii and DS that they think gimmicks are the way to go, but the market has clearly changed and Nintendo needs to be able to change with it if they want to survive.
@jbg4: The top professor at my college said in one of my intro classes that he shakes a lot of peoples' hands at graduation who didn't receive an education. College is about the piece of paper, but it took me a while to realize how learning to develop arguments, write papers, and think critically the way a Liberal Arts degree teaches is an extremely valuable skill that is hard to learn and often passed over by students.
I see plenty of friends and students in my classes that just don't "get it," so to speak. They want the piece of paper, just like I did at one point, but they fail to see the relevance that any of their classes have to the outside world or their employment. It's the disconnect that comes between STEM fields and the Liberal Arts. Many STEM fields prepare one for a specific, lucrative type of job while Liberal Arts does not. Instead, it teaches one how to learn, how to think, how to evaluate. There is something about understanding how to create an argument and think logically that is really hard to come across anywhere else in life. I would suggest everyone read this article because it explains it much better than I ever could.
In any case, there are a lot of people who graduate without a real education. Those people wasted time and money on something they did't take advantage of. There are others who take advantage of the time they have in college to propel them to bigger and better things. Now, whether or not this problem is the students' fault for not knowing something they don't know is another question all together. I think the way the education system is set up needs to be drastically altered, but that is another topic on which I could write pages.
Holly shit...if you think anyone is planning to stay in any job for more than a year at $14/hr you are sadly mistaken. Then you act like $16/hr after 3 years is somehow good if you are a college graduate. Is that a joke? That's only around $30,000 a year. Depending on living expenses, $30,000 may only be enough to live on let alone save up for any other future life expenditures and pay off college debt.
Yeah, maybe throw out the resumes that have spelling errors and such, but I feel as though you will learn a lot more about a person from an interview. I mean maybe if they have no experience with anything relevant and have never had a minimum wage job when they were a kid then throw out the resume, but it can't hurt to give someone a chance who has a little experience, a decent resume, and worked a few crappy jobs before or during college. You might find that someone you thought had a great resume seemed like a shitty person/fit for the position when you interviewed them, but someone else with a less impressive resume turned out to be perfect for the job.
This entire year has been a disappointment for me. I went from being as into video games as one can be to only playing Dota 2. Yes, Bioshock was pretty good and so was Last of Us, but other than that I really have no desire to play anything that has come out recently. The new consoles are especially disappointing. I might get a Wii U though because Nintendo seems to be the only company making games I am even remotely interested in right now.
Depends what kind of thing you're going for but I would suggest Akira, Berserk, Gungrave, and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (the first 10 episodes may be a little boring but push through, it gets good). I mean, there are obviously other kinds out there but I think those give a good verity of settings and styles. This is all if you want you're anime a little more serious and adult rather than funny, whimsicle, insane (see DBZ), or "for kids."