PerryVandell's forum posts

#1 Posted by PerryVandell (2194 posts) -

@twitterlegend: Then you need to compare how often you play old games vs. streaming movies, music whatever to your TV. If you can't hook up your PC to your TV through HDMI and absolutely need to stream, then PS3. If you want a 360 and are willing to plop down a few 20's on a Roku, as well, then that works too. I'm not sure what your financial situation's like, so the latter option might not be viable.

#2 Posted by PerryVandell (2194 posts) -

Depends on what you need the old console for. If watch a lot of movies on blu-ray and don't have an alternative, then PS3. If this is solely for maintaining access to your collection of old games, then...whichever console has more games that you plan on returning to.

#3 Posted by PerryVandell (2194 posts) -

I've been switching between Ludwig's Holy Blade and the Blades of Mercy. All my builds from the Demon's Souls, Dark Souls and Dark Souls II had been hulking strength builds, and I wanted to change things up for Bloodborne. Blades of Mercy do decent damage, but they don't interrupt some of the larger enemies like Ludwig's does. Different enemies die by different blades.

#4 Posted by PerryVandell (2194 posts) -

I highly doubt it will get reviewed. These games are a serious time sink that Giant Bomb's small staff can't really afford. It will certainly be dissected and discussed, but I don't think anyone will finish the game in time for a review to be useful — which is totally fine, by the way.

#5 Posted by PerryVandell (2194 posts) -

I haven't played Super Mario World.

#6 Posted by PerryVandell (2194 posts) -

I'm in a similar situation (journalism major), with the differences being I enjoy writing and I graduated last month. There's not much I can do for you when it comes to your disinterest in writing. That's something you'll either learn to have or simply lack. But just because you got a degree in journalism doesn't necessarily mean you have to become a journalist. Think of it more as a communications degree with an emphasis in journalism. There are plenty of jobs out there that require you to communicate with people, though most will probably involve some amount of writing.

The key is being proactive and finding a passion you truly enjoy that can also be found in a job. I know that's easier said than done, but it's important that you enjoy what you do. Not every day has to be sunshine and rainbows, but don't settle on journalism if you hate doing it. Yeah, the first couple jobs you have might not be what you wanted, but don't listen to the people who say you're locked into one career. People can move around, and your major doesn't define where you can go. It'll make getting in the door a little harder in other fields, but it's not impossible if you have the drive.

I don't have a job yet, and I'm not entirely sure what I want to do either. I turned down a job offer in corporate communications after an 8 month internship because I hated what I did. I'm a little scared of not knowing what happens next, but what's life without a few risks? Hopefully that helped somewhat. Good luck and remember to breathe. You'll do fine.

#7 Posted by PerryVandell (2194 posts) -

Shovel Knight.

#8 Edited by PerryVandell (2194 posts) -

Phoenix, Arizona. I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and planned to move back when I graduated from college this December. But then I found a girl who still has a couple years of college left, so I'm staying here a couple more years until she has her diploma in hand as well. I still want to move back to the Bay Area, but hopefully with her in tow.

#9 Posted by PerryVandell (2194 posts) -

It's entirely possible. I can't think of a reason why Ubisoft added a "IV" to Black Flag, except to quickly and cheaply distance the game from III. That said, Ubisoft needs to do some serious damage control. Releasing a game with this many bugs and glitches can start to taint the series' reputation as a whole. The next AC game could be a huge step up from Unity, but I wouldn't be surprised if fewer people bought it after having their experience soured by Unity.

#10 Posted by PerryVandell (2194 posts) -

I subscribed to Game Informer for several years before forgetting to resubscribe. Never really felt a pressing need to do so since except for occasional cover story that piques my interest.