Agreed with all of the above. Yes, the AMD processors underperform when compared to their Intel brethren. But they are also a hell of a lot more affordable. That 8 core will be just fine for a long, long time. Though I'm not a fan of liquid cooling, I'm a little old school in that regard. I've seen what happens to a PC when the liquid cooler goes wrong, and it ain't pretty. This is especially true if you are building it yourself, and therefore there is no "warranty."
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Kicking off Mario while keeping things like DOTA 2 (which many would argue isn't even the best game in its genre) and Divekick is crazy. I like being surprised by the staff's overall picks sometimes, but they can also easily get too cute. And that's what they did with the overall list this year.
I know this is weird and whatnot, but I wonder what the lost influence of one staff member did to change the way things got ultimately hashed out. The Bombcast needs another strong voice from a different perspective. Brad should not have been able to force DOTA 2 on the list, and Divekick should have been a "tied for 11th" type game.
Oh, and this is also where I think they really could have used someone like Jeff Green on staff! :)
Haha, I forgot about Drobot. :) I still love the "I traded my chip in for a pistol" from Jeff.
Admittedly, I had dismissed the whole Skylanders thing. Even though Jeff himself got sucked in, I figured it for some fluky "love a bad game" thing. Well, this Christmas I got my 5 year old the Wii U Skylanders Bundle, and I think I'm kinda hooked.
It seems to be one of those games that gives a lot of rewards. I'm also surprised at the overall quality. It's reminding me of Ratchet & Clank, only without that laser focus on the main characters. (Since you can swap at will.)
With that said, If I wanted to take it a teensy bit more serious, what figures should I target? What we have now is this:
- Wash Buckler
- Blast Zone
- Ninja Stealth Elf
- Rip Tide
- Free Ranger
- Jolly Bumble Blast
How do the exclusive figures work? Do I have to go from store to store to find the ones I want?
Nintendo crapped the bed with online services. I can't register a Nintendo ID or do any of the things I want to do, including download patches for the games, transfer stuff from my Wii, etc. They should have been ready for the Christmas rush of new Wii U and 3DS systems in the wild, but were not.
On another note, Skylanders is pretty cool, yo.
Outside of owning everything, of course! I picked up the PS4 on release night (through sheer luck on Amazon) and the other day landed the 8 GB Skylander's Wii U bundle for $220 at Toys R Us that my five year old had been asking for. (I also had a $50 GC, so only $180 out of pocket after taxes.)
I'm feeling very, very satisfied with this combo. I'm now covered to try the fantastic Wii U exclusives like Mario and Zelda, and get all the high-end goodness of the PS4 when I'm in the mood for that.
Now I just need to pick up the right set of Wii U games. Any suggesions outside the obvious Super Mario 3D World?