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#1 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -

I'm looking to buy a new headset within the price range of 0-$50, preferably through Amazon. Any good recommendations?

#2 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -

You should start with something smaller unless you're just doing this for fun. You could actually gain reputation by submitting manuscripts to various lit-journals around the world. Not a bad way to craft a hobby into something with a possible reward. Sometimes journals will give cash rewards for the best submissions. Definitely worth a try!

#3 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -

I don't know what the OP is on about. The animatic the OP is referring to (open cow pastures) is going to be far from how the game actually plays (past AC cutscenes and current AC III gameplay footage). It is well known that 'open fields' we're the products of Native American and probably colonial hunting tactics and it was not uncommon to find open territory in PA and MA near major cities for example. I will say one thing though being from CT myself...I don't really get the whole 'cliffs on the water' thing as shown in the 7 min footage. There aren't really any cliffs like that until you wind up further North like in the Maine area. CT shoreline is pretty flat and up to Boston I believe its pretty much the same...but Ubisoft is a French company so I don't expect them to have made a plot for plot recall of the entire North East territory.

Second, this is a video game. Since when did video games or movies become near-reality simulations? This isn't Microsoft Naval Simulator 2000, and even if it was you can bet it will still be unrealistic because it's a video game.

Sorry I don't mean to come out guns blazing but as a writer and editor, I constantly deal with people who are against a fictional story because they claim it was unbelievable. If it weren't fictional then they might be right, but this is fiction and this is a video game. Naturally it won't adhere to the rules of realism.

#4 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -

I guarantee you the American Civil War will be a DLC and the assassination of Lincoln...or maybe they won't because of controversy?

#5 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -

me please!

#6 Edited by tariqari (430 posts) -

Hey everyone! I decided to get back into Civ and Giantbombing again and have started this LP series. Check it out if interested -- I'm playing on the hardest difficulty and failing miserably! So if you want to watch me doing battle with the barbs and barely surviving then click here and like/favorite/subscribe!

So far I've managed to defeat all invading barbarians. I've built three cities on the Nile, two coastal cities near Alexandria and two below on the main part of the river.

Greece has declared war on us but it doesn't seem like an immediate threat as they are way across the map.

It seems like we can easily take all of North Africa since there are no other civs or city states there...and we've managed to secure almost all of Egypt's territory leading up to Sinai. We are currently making an expedition into Libya to deal with a barbarian camp. After we take it, I think we will build yet more military units and launch an invasion into Sinai.

I'm not really sure what I can do to build up our score and I haven't really focus on doing the DLC's objective! to build wonders...but right now it doesn't seem possible to build any wonders for some reason. Maybe I just don't know how the DLC works. If someone knows what I'm supposed to do, let me know!

Other than building cities and expanding, I think I will try to build a navy and see if we can't deal with the Greeks.

Stay tuned for part 8 tonight!

#7 Edited by tariqari (430 posts) -

Hey, I'm interested in doing Civilization V. I also had another idea, what about Burnout Paradise or Need For Speed World? I'd be interesting in helping organize those games. Let me know what to do and I'll get started.

Also interested in Assassin's Creed: Revelations.

#8 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -

They are using mature in the ESRB sense that the game will be rated M. It doesn't make sense and it never has but that's how its been done for years. Is Call of Duty a more mature game than KotOR? Is Battlefield 3 more mature than Jedi Knight? I'd argue that some of the later JK games were more violent than most of the violent games on the market today, what with the dismemberment and all. Even the idea of The Force Unleashed is way more violent than Assassin's Creed, where you obliterate and torture your enemies as they scream in whirlwinds of fire and pointy objects.

I agree though. It would have been nice to see something different but it looks like we are just getting a game somewhere between The Force Unleashed and Uncharted.

#9 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -

CQ looked like it was going to suck before this revelation so they still won't be getting me to buy it either way.

#10 Posted by tariqari (430 posts) -

Someone needs to tell Activision that their record is broken...