Hmm. I never played the original Tomb Raider games, at least beyond a demo, but I wouldn't mind giving this a try. The next-gen Tomb Raider games have been given mixed reviews, but it wouldn't hurt to give them a shot.
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This is why gaming as a whole is so immature. You have people like you making excuses and trying to cover up the fact that they're insulting a whole group of people. "Gay" means homosexual, and it will always mean homosexual, and it will never truly mean "stupid." Now, if you want to call someone a "faggot" or say something is "gay," I guess you have the "right" to do it, but I also have the "right" to call you an inconsiderate asshat who needs to come up with some more clever insults. Just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean you should do it, or that it is okay to do.
Now for the OP:
As a fellow teen-aged gaymer, I can relate to what you're saying. Good for you putting this out there, and I hope this overwhelmingly negative response isn't making you regret your decision.
The fact Modern Warfare 2 is ahead of Assassin's Creed II is just insulting.
Great story, intuitive controls, and a wonderful environment to explore compared to a bat-shit crazy story, repetitive multiplayer, and an overall over-hyped, over-played, and over-done game that doesn't live up to the image it (and its 100 bajillion rabid fanboys) put out.
The rest of the list is pretty solid. Borderlands and InFAMOUS are both solid games that I personally think are better than MW2, but I could see how they might not have gotten as much love since they require a minuscule amount of intelligence to actually enjoy. Uncharted 2 deserves that spot, and Batman is right where it belongs.
Oh goodie! Intelligent conversation on piracy?
No luck here.
Every single excuse against it has been seen plenty of times, and similar to music (which I will say I download for free) the people who do it will always do it, and the people who don't will bitch them out because they are jealous that they're getting something free. I've pirated a couple of games, but I never keep them. For example, my disk of Max Payne 2 was lost, and I wasn't going to buy another, so I downloaded it. Plain and simple. If a game is on Steam, I will buy it, even if I already have it in physical form, just for the ease of use. The same thing with cracks. If own a game in disk form, I will download the crack, just to make my experience easier.
I'm a 16 year old kid with no job, no car, and no real way of earning money. I'm the exact kind of person who piracy is a great option for, but do I do it with any title I don't already own? No. In my opinion, adults with actual jobs shouldn't pirate either, but if that's your thing, I'm not going to tell you what to do. In the end, it is the decision of the individual person whether or not to download games, music, or movies.
PS: Similar with how I download music, I would NEVER pirate an indie game. Those tiny developers (and bands) need the money. If you pirated Braid, you should be ashamed of yourself. The same could be said for any other independent title.
I'm thinking either Far Cry 2 or Left4Dead on a pure self-opinion standpoint. Both are unique and fun games that can amuse you near-indefinitely.
Although some totally unoriginal crap like GTAIV, Gears 2, or Brawl is probably going to win out.
Fallout 3 is the only other game on that list that has a chance, but it was just too heavy-handed for my tastes.
If she explodes like the Boomer does, this could be a very interesting game mechanic, especially if the acid also damages zombies.
Anywho, I'm pumped as fuck for this game, I don't care about those pointless petitions. Valve has always come though for us in the past, why start bitching about it now?