ME2 was fricken' mind-blowing in 2010. It's still a great game today.
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I love Infinite... but honestly, Dragon Age just felt more epic and more of a real adventure. At at the end of the day, if I had to play one of those games again... I'd pick Dragon Age: Origins.
If you really don't like programming, then don't do it. My brother went down that path - he was quite good with computers, he liked messing around with them, so he went into IT. As it turns out, he freaking hates programming. He could do it, sure, he was even pretty good at it - but he hated it. He eventually decided on a joint IT/Business degree, but he took a long time to finish it since he kept failing the IT courses (he finished his business degree component before finishing the IT degree component despite taking the business part later) because he just didn't like IT. He graduated with a low GPA and no real world experience with a degree for a field he didn't even like! He's smart - he's smarter than me, but he never figured out what he wanted to do. He never found anything to be passionate about. I did - I freely admit that I'm actually not as smart as my brother, but I liked science and medicine, so that's what I went into - Med school.
You need to find something you're passionate about, but something that can also provide a good life. Don't neglect the practical side of a degree - if I had followed my absolute greatest passion, I would have done a degree in history. Do you know how many jobs are available for graduates in History? Barely any. So I didn't do it. You need to think about what you like and what is also practical from a living view point. Music.... you can get jobs, but it's not going to be easy. If you are going to pursue a music career, you have to be really good to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack.
Should you do business? I suppose if you really like the games industry, you could switch to business. I don't know much about business school, but I will advise you to do what my Brother didn't - get some real life experience while studying. Work on some serious ideas while studying. Network with people while studying. My brother is smart, but he had no passion for what he was doing and he did the bare minimum required to pass. As a result, when he ended his degree he was without any extra-merit, he didn't know anyone in any field of business, he had no ideas to shop around and he didn't know where to go. The important thing about any degree is to know where you want to go after you graduate, and to PLAN FOR THAT BEFORE YOU GRADUATE. I CAN'T STRESS THAT ENOUGH. DON'T GRADUATE WITHOUT SOME PLAN AS TO WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO WITH YOUR DEGREE. That's a huge mistake so many people make. Also, don't do a degree without an idea of where you want it to get you later in life. I want to be an oncologist and a clinical researcher, so I need a degree in Medicine and Molecular Biology. I know what my degrees are for, and I have something lined up after I graduate.
You have to have a plan. That plan can be whatever you want it to be, but you've got to sit down and fashion one out. What do you want to get from your degree, what job needs your degree, what can you do while studying that will help you get a job after you graduate.
They're a company - I'm sure the founders initially had ideals, but over time when you accrue that much power and you are presented with so many opportunities, your moral compass starts to point in some pretty interesting directions. I'm sure the Google heads would claim that they are not evil. But it's not up to them to decide whether they are evil or not - it's up to the rest of us to decided if they are evil or not.
I don't think they're evil at the moment, but I think they're headed down a pretty dark path. I have no problems with what they are doing with YouTube comments, because YouTube comments are horrible and it's their site, so they can do what they want with it.
This is getting very uncomfortable. What's next, sexualization of Coke and Pepsi? Coke-chan and Pepsi-chan? Ugh. Good god. What is happening.
I can only live with this as long as the public mocks it. The minute this stuff becomes publicly acceptable is the minute historians will point to when they wonder how the modern age fell. I am not being overly dramatic in anyway, or am I exaggerating this for humorous intent.
Pretty sure it's intentional - they are starting a new "series" of CoD games - expect to see "Ghosts: Spectres" or "Ghosts: Double Ghosts" in two years time (assuming that Mr. Kotick has not sacrificed the IW team in a bid to please the sun god (who is also the stock-market god)). So they are deliberately calling back to that ending - they are trying to say this is the new storyline, these are the new characters. The animations are not exactly the same - but they are similar.
The secrecy involved with the video-game industry is actually not silly at all. It is a billion dollar industry. Multi-billion dollar industry. In fact, HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF industry. The secrecy is for marketing and control purposes - some marketing person thinks that there is an "optimal" way to feed information and build excitement (who knows, maybe they are right, I'm not a marketing person) and wants the games press to go along with it. Also, the more secretive you are, the more control you have. Jim may think it;s silly - it appears silly to him, but if you were in charge of products that have the potential to pull in hundreds of millions if not, like with GTA V, a BILLION DOLLARS (BILLION!) then it may not be so silly after all.
I agree that it is ridiculous for consumers to put up with the secrecy, and that it is harmful for us as well. But make no mistake, it's not "silly" secrecy - it serves a purpose - not a good purpose from our perspective, but a purpose nonetheless.
"more freedom" - oh yes, we poor Giant Bomb Users, LANGUISHING in the COLD TYRANNIC GRIP of the GB MODERATORS. TOTALLY UNABLE to go to ANY other site on the internet, constrained, captive and held by the dark power of CBSi! How DARE a private company that pays and runs its own website not IMMEDIATELY adopt the practices that ANOTHER forum uses. After all, GB is a public owned, tax-payer funded service which has to respect the First Amendment, right? And of course, because another forum has no rules, ALL FORUMS EVER HAVE TO HAVE NO RULES.
This is about guys!