This is a fabulous idea. I'm sure nothing bad will come of it.
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My favorite thing of this generation is Steam Sales. Buying and having a chance to play lots of games at low low prices is too sweet. I can only hope the console makers learn a few lessons from Steam's success.
Second best thing is PS+. Same idea (not as cheap) but with free games to boot.
No, the people I know don't know anything about games and I'm not sure what I want anyway. Additionally, I'd feel weird if any gift giver paid more for a game that I knew I could get cheaper on Steam or some online sale. So, I usually say get me a gift certificate to Bestbuy or something similar. As crazy as it sounds, I've reached the point in my life where I prefer getting socks, underwear, sweaters, etc...over games. Buy me the necessities that I am too lazy or too busy to get myself.
Sad and so young. My condolences to his family and friends. Since it appears he was the passenger in this tragic accident, I feel worse for the way he passed if that makes any sense. If he had been the driver, at least I could have felt he was in control of his own destiny.
Princess Mononoke was the best by far.
That would be an interesting question; what's better, the five best movies from Pixar or the five best Miyazaki movies from Studio Ghibli?
Mmm, I don't know. Personally, I think more people are excited to see another Avengers movie. The bad taste of the prequels still lingers in many people's memories, while the Avengers left many with a positive impression. Mind you, the TV show may squander some of that but the wider movie-going audience won't be as affected by it. The Avengers was the last "super hit" raking in a billion and a half dollars world wide. Maybe by the time Disney gets around to releasing The Avengers II, the superhero genre will be spent, but considering that Iron Man 3 did over a billion, Thor is at a 500,000 million after 3 weeks, and Captain America Winter Soldier looks kick-ass, there still might be some life left in the genre. Besides, the Marvel stuff is still going full force while when was the last time we saw anything new Star Wars (games not included)? I think these Marvel movies are the new Star Wars.
But, for me, The Incredibles 2 will remain my most anticipated sequel ever. Damn it, where's my Incredibles 2!?
Mmm, well for me it would be best to least impressive:
- Wall-E (one of my all-time favorite movies regardless of genre)
- The Incredibles (possibly the best superhero movie; better than TDK or Avengers)
- Toy Story 2 (More entertaining, better villain, better music than the original)
- Toy Story (but the original was still pretty damned good)
- Ratatouille (a bit hokey, but still joyful overall)
- UP! (I'm not enamored by this one like many, but it's got a lot of smart moments in the film)
- Monster's Inc (good "buddy" flick with some good one liners by both leads)
- Toy Story 3 (I'm a bit "meh" on this third go-round.)
- Brave (disappointing for their first female lead movie)
- Cars (it was okay)
- A Bug's Life (watched it again recently, feels dated)
- Finding Nemo (...)
- Cars 2 (so bad, I'd rather watch Shrek IV)
I haven't seen Monsters U yet (sitting on my shelf right now) so I can't comment on that one but I will say that I think that the Disney Animation Studios recent offerings (Tangled, Wreck-it Ralph and Frozen) have been more enjoyable than Pixar's last few.
As God is my witness, I can never understand why this is such a worry. I work about 55 to 60 hours a week these days which leaves little free time for other pursuits. Add in my family responsibilities, those chores an adult needs to get done, and I find myself with precious few hours weekly for entertainment. I tend to binge hobbies. I'll skip gaming for weeks or even a couple of months to focus on watching TV shows, movies or reading books. Then, when I've had my fill of that, I'll play games for a while. A few weeks or more later, I'll switch to something else again. I don't understand why gaming needs to be a "latest, greatest, and everyday" focus. Why can't people just play when they feel like it even if that is as little as every few months? I'm older than most here, but I've been playing video games since I was a kid in the 70's. There have been several multi-year video game gaps over the course of my life. That's okay. Hobbies are meant to be fun and when they cease being fun, they should be shelved. Perhaps, 5 or more years from now something will catch your eye and you'll rediscover what you once loved about gaming. Don't waste your time playing for the sake of playing and, more importantly, don't waste your time worrying about it.