I am going to college in Canada for the next four years... [Pics]

Hey Bombers,

I am moving from New York City to the lovely-most-of-the-time city of Vancouver.

Now, I have a lot of stuff I want to take with me to college, but I am flying there so space is at a premium. I am putting my Playstation 3 in a backpack, and will hopefully be able to take it on the plane and get to my final destination without breaking it. I also have a lot of games, though. A majority of them are Xbox games, and most of them are pretty old, but some might be worth taking, right?

Some PS3 games, as well as my Blu-rays. Yes, I actually enjoyed Tron: Legacy, and no, I did not pay money for Cars.
Man, check out that focus, huh?

Also, my Mass Effect saves are on my Xbox 360 that I am leaving here. Should I do something with those for Mass Effect 3?

What do you guys think is worth taking with me? I will be taking most of the PS3 games, and probably leaving most of the Xbox games...

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Posted by Jayross

Hey Bombers,

I am moving from New York City to the lovely-most-of-the-time city of Vancouver.

Now, I have a lot of stuff I want to take with me to college, but I am flying there so space is at a premium. I am putting my Playstation 3 in a backpack, and will hopefully be able to take it on the plane and get to my final destination without breaking it. I also have a lot of games, though. A majority of them are Xbox games, and most of them are pretty old, but some might be worth taking, right?

Some PS3 games, as well as my Blu-rays. Yes, I actually enjoyed Tron: Legacy, and no, I did not pay money for Cars.
Man, check out that focus, huh?

Also, my Mass Effect saves are on my Xbox 360 that I am leaving here. Should I do something with those for Mass Effect 3?

What do you guys think is worth taking with me? I will be taking most of the PS3 games, and probably leaving most of the Xbox games...

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More shit:

So, I went to Kenya for two weeks [Pictures]

My drunk female friend pissed on Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly's roof.

Mass Effect 2 is kind of a bad game.

@Jayrossss

Posted by MB

My advice is to stick all of those games in a Case Logic type folder and store the boxes at home.

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Posted by HandsomeDead

Don't take video games to college.

Posted by Tofford

I stick all my games and dvds in a big cd wallet when I go to and from Uni. Its perfect for the size problem although I guess weight might still be an issue for you

Posted by Yanngc33

@HandsomeDead said:

Don't take video games to college.

why not?

Edited by JCTango
@MB said:

My advice is to stick all of those games in a Case Logic type folder and store the boxes at home.

For sure man, don't do it, Jay.  Stick to the books, and the occasional party.  Forget games a little 'till school is done.
 
Unless you have a strong dedication to your studies, games will only be a detrimental distraction (we all know how time goes by too quickly when we game).
Posted by kingzetta

make sure to say "aboot"

Posted by Animasta

@kingzetta said:

make sure to say "aboot"

people from BC don't really have an accent.

Posted by kingzetta
@Laketown said:

@kingzetta said:

make sure to say "aboot"

people from BC don't really have an accent.

but still
Posted by Khadyn

Not sure if its just me but, I cringe every time I see friends or pics of game/video cases not alphabetical order (yes, I have reorganized friends shelves for them and they just laugh at me)...sorry >.<

Honestly take what you know would be good co-op based games or drunk games (if you like to party on weekends) otherwise just take what you feel is high replay value (aka Infamous, LBP, Portal)...

Posted by Animasta

@kingzetta said:

@Laketown said:

@kingzetta said:

make sure to say "aboot"

people from BC don't really have an accent.

but still

if he's coming from new york, he should be speaking a stereotypical brooklyn accent. get chicks that way

Posted by kingzetta
@Laketown said:

@kingzetta said:

@Laketown said:

@kingzetta said:

make sure to say "aboot"

people from BC don't really have an accent.

but still

if he's coming from new york, he should be speaking a stereotypical brooklyn accent. get chicks that way

and talk about the big apple
Posted by JCTango
@kingzetta said:
make sure to say "aboot"
Pfft.  Most Canadians hardly have an accent.  If you want to hear Canadians with a "Canadian" accent, you'd probably have better luck in the Maritimes; even if you did go to the Maritimes, you still might have a problem finding someone with that sort of accent.
 
It's just one of those things that a lot of people stereotype about Canadians to set them apart from their closely-resembling neighbours, the Americans (Yes, we are very much alike, no matter how you slice it).
Posted by Animasta

@JCTango said:

@kingzetta said:
make sure to say "aboot"
Pfft. Most Canadians hardly have an accent. If you want to hear Canadians with a "Canadian" accent, you'd probably have better luck in the Maritimes; even if you did go to the Maritimes, you still might have a problem finding someone with that sort of accent. It's just one of those things that a lot of people stereotype about Canadians to set them apart from their closely-resembling neighbours, the Americans (Yes, we are very much alike, no matter how you slice it).

I agree but you still said neighbours, and for that we can never forgive you

Posted by JCTango
@Laketown said:

@JCTango said:

@kingzetta said:
make sure to say "aboot"
Pfft. Most Canadians hardly have an accent. If you want to hear Canadians with a "Canadian" accent, you'd probably have better luck in the Maritimes; even if you did go to the Maritimes, you still might have a problem finding someone with that sort of accent. It's just one of those things that a lot of people stereotype about Canadians to set them apart from their closely-resembling neighbours, the Americans (Yes, we are very much alike, no matter how you slice it).

I agree but you still said neighbours, and for that we can never forgive you

Haha.  Touché my friend, touché.
 
Yes, I used a french phrase.  DON'T HURT ME! xD
Posted by Jayross
@HandsomeDead
Don't take video games to college.
Aah... I think I will. Obviously I will judge my work-load and amount of free time to see if I have time to game, but I want to bring something for all of the rainy days, and there are A LOT of rainy days.
Posted by billnyethesciencepie
@Jayross: Just a note, college and university are quite different in canada 
GET IT RIGHT SON
Posted by Surkov
@JCTango said:
@MB said:

My advice is to stick all of those games in a Case Logic type folder and store the boxes at home.

For sure man, don't do it, Jay.  Stick to the books, and the occasional party.  Forget games a little 'till school is done.  Unless you have a strong dedication to your studies, games will only be a detrimental distraction (we all know how time goes by too quickly when we game).
Forgetting games for 4-5 years is a long ass time. I've been going to college for the past 3 years and have been doing better than ever. Like anything in life, it's all about balance. Just set priorities and you'll be fine. College, Sleep, Friends/Family and then Games. That has been my order and now I'm moving on to bigger and better things. 
Posted by Tonyyj
I live and go to university in Vancouver.. you will definitely want to bring some games with you. Rain is VERY common, sometimes even in summer which restricts a lot of activities. Especially without knowing many people here (assuming), you will likely be bored out of your mind once the novelty of a new location wears off. 
 
On another note, which university/college are you attending?
On another note, which university/college are you attending?
Edited by VanillaPlant

Normally I wouldn't suggest bringing any video games to college, with the exception of perhaps party games, like Mariokart, Goldeneye, etc. Because your shit might get jacked/broken and you probably won't have a lot of time to play unless you are a social recluse or don't study. That said, if this is the quest you are talking about: http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Quest+University+Canada&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=49.868639,90.527344&ie=UTF8&hq=Quest+University&hnear=Quest+University,+Squamish,+BC&ll=49.740928,-123.108244&spn=0.022742,0.044203&z=15 then ya, bring some stuff with you. Canada is pretty dead outside of the big cities and an 80 student university could get boring.

BTW, holyshit is that tuition high by Canadian standards!

Posted by MatPaget
@Jayross: You're going to love Vancouver! It's awesome here.  
The riots were a poor example of how this city really is. The community clean up and restoration the next day IS what this city is really about. 
 
The women here are bangin' as well!
Edited by iTreefish
@Laketown: Only when they say "drama", "pasta" or "bagels"...
 
@Jayross: If you can put up with the rain you'll be fine. When its nice in Vancouver, it's amazing! You'll forget all about October to April! ;)
Posted by dagas

I only took my DS with me when I went to Canada to study since my PAL consoles were to bulky to brink and would not work in Canada anyway. However I ended up spending most of my free time in the lounge where a dude had his PS2. Never been to Vancouver, but I've been to British Columbia and the people were as nice as they were in Alberta. You should have no trouble befriending someone local who already has a game console. At one point I somehow ended up at a SOCOM party where we played SOCOM on a massive 50" screen (this was in 2005 when that was still considered to be a big ass TV).

My point is that even if you don't bring your console there is going to be plenty of opportunities to play video games. Whatever you do make sure to have fun. I really miss those days. I'd trade my 360, big HDTV and speakers to play PS2 on the CRT in the lounge in Canada with the friends I had over there again.

Posted by Tonyyj

Ahhh shit haha, Squamish.. Yup, take those games with you. Good choice financially though but it is DEAD there.

Posted by Jayross

@Tonyyj said:

Ahhh shit haha, Squamish.. Yup, take those games with you. Good choice financially though but it is DEAD there.

Yes. Moving from NYC to Squamish is going to be a huge change. Luckily, I love snowboarding and biking, so it should be an idea location for me.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

but but.. what about Battlefield 3?

Posted by Jayross

@Ahmad_Metallic said:

but but.. what about Battlefield 3?

I know, it sucks. Hopefully I will get some Battlefield 3 in, but it will probably be on a console, and I probably won't be able to invest 200+ hours like I did with BC2. You have fun without me, though :(

Posted by Julius

I am going to Vancouver for University this coming school year as well, but I'm going to UBC. 
Also, don't listen to the people who can't control themselves. Take some games.

Posted by Jayross

@Julius: Neat, UBC looks like a lot of fun. Where are you moving from?

Posted by Rasgueado

@Jayross: Quest University? The one up in Squamish? Interesting... I remember hearing about that years ago when I was on the board of governors at Capilano. Don't know a whole lot about it... I believe it is one of the private institutions that operates in BC, and not a part of the traditional system. I think they're accredited from an American source... I couldn't tell you what it is off hand, but you should be able to look it up on their website. I'd look into that as you may have an issue transferring to another academic institution with your credentials if they aren't recognized by any other Universities (We already have this issue in the public post-secondary system in Canada as it stands with students travelling between Western and Eastern Universities because they aren't all members of the AUCC). If you're thinking about ever continuing with a Masters from a U.S. institution than you should be ok if the accrediting body has good ties to other schools down there.

Squamish is real pretty! The Chief is a great hike, and not very far from where you would be. I hope you enjoy your stay! The high school students only go crazy with riots every now and then. It's not usually an issue. ;)

Posted by Bass

Don't listen to people telling you not to bring your games. I currently go to a notoriously hard/time consuming engineering school, and I manage to play video games probably between 5-10 hours a week. Games are a great getaway from studying, and sometimes your friends aren't available to hang out. Obviously, balancing your school work, social life, and games are important, but seeing as you are a person that regularly posts on a video game forum, games probably have some significant value to you.

Like some others have said, you should pack all your games into a cd case and not make any tough decisions. It sucks that you can't take your xbox due to the region-lock stuff, though. Best of luck in school

Posted by TheVeteran13
@Jayross: Be prepared to miss pizza 8'>(
Posted by ajamafalous

Man, that's an artsy-ass second picture you've got there.

Posted by Jayross

@Rasgueado: Okay, thanks for the info. The school is accredited by BC. I am looking forward to Squamish as well. I have hiked the chief twice and enjoyed it quite a bit.

@TheVeteran13 said:

@Jayross: Be prepared to miss pizza 8'>(

Really? I am sure there have to be some decent pizzerias somewhere... right?

@ajamafalous: I do my best!

Posted by TheVeteran13
@Jayross: outside of new york... unfortunately not
Posted by Jayross

@TheVeteran13 said:

@Jayross: outside of new york... unfortunately not

Whatever. I can make some pretty decent pizza myself.