DylanGW's forum posts

#1 Posted by DylanGW (123 posts) -

I would like to watch video reviews; but it seems like giantbomb has decided it doesn't fit their raw sense of style - much like how they changed I Love Mondays from a produced video in front of a green screen to yelling at a handycam for ten minutes. I think they see video reviews as more of a bigger site sort of thing - like gamespot, ign or gametrailers.

#2 Edited by DylanGW (123 posts) -

I say buy neither; spend the money you would have spent on a PS2 or Xbox 360 on HD collections for PS3; unless you want a PS2 for less well-known games. If I had to choose I'd buy a PS2.

#3 Posted by DylanGW (123 posts) -

They usually use Kid Rock. No one is more authentic than Kid Rock.

#4 Posted by DylanGW (123 posts) -


Step 1: Shorten the List

One way to do this is to get rid of games that are less essential or of lesser quality. This is a subjective process; but here's the list I came up with. I got rid of the first two Splinter Cell games and Blacklist because Chaos Theory is the best in the series. I got rid of Metal Gear Solid VR missions because that's extra content. I left only Sly 2 because it is the best of the three. I got rid of the 007 games and Risen 2 because those aren't great games. I got rid of Morrowind because...why do you want to play Morrowind 2014? Also Morrowind will take you all year. I shortened the number of Call of Duty games to four essentials; and Assassin's Creed to three essentials.

Cut Games

[Metal Gear Solid VR Missions], [Splinter Cell Blacklist], [Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, [Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow], [Sly Cooper], [Sly Cooper 3], [007 Reloaded, [007 Bloodstone], [Risen 2]. [Morrowind (PC)]

New List

Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear 2, Metal Gear Solid 3, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, Saints Row IV, Sly 2, Just Cause 2, Mass Effect 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Assassin's Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Dishonored

Step 2: Start with shorter games first.

This website will help: http://www.howlongtobeat.com/

Step 3: when you start a game; finish it to the end.

Step 4: don't buy new games until you've finished the ones you still want to play.

#5 Posted by DylanGW (123 posts) -

The Wirecutter has a pretty good guide for your price range: http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-best-150-over-ear-headphones/

unless you're looking for "gaming headphones" specifically.

#6 Edited by DylanGW (123 posts) -

@markini6: Instead of reselling or trading in my games I keep them all as part of my collection. Having them there on the shelf to pull out and look at is enough for me to remember. If I want to re-experience something I'll pop in the console. I play Super Mario 64 at least once a year because it's a game that had a big impact on me when I was young. A friend of mine also has a collection; when we go over to each other's houses we spend a lot of time pulling them out as points of discussion.

#7 Posted by DylanGW (123 posts) -

#8 Posted by DylanGW (123 posts) -

@walkertr77: I've been watching the X Files for the first time recently. I'm almost finished season 5 right now; from what I've heard the show falls apart in the next season and there's no resolution to the main narrative. That's a shame because the main story-arch is what I find most compelling. I still have no clue what is really going on.

#9 Posted by DylanGW (123 posts) -

@ntm: http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-small-tv/

#10 Edited by DylanGW (123 posts) -

@jjor64: even if he has a 3DS I'd still recommend Partner's in Time [or] Browsers Inside Story over Dream Team. I don't even like the way Dream Team looks.