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Call me crazy but I prefer 'bad' games (Risen, Hitman, Saboteur, Mercenaries, Scarface) where I feel like my actions matter to 'good' games (GTA, Skyrim, Saints Row, Mass Effect) that leave me indifferent.

Jeff has 'bad' taste from my perspective because he likes the opposite games (and wrestling :P) but I can respect that.

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I was farming a house alone for supplies so I was sneaking up to it taking out zombies melee-style, while still trying to be quiet, and I saw a feral zombie but I didn't want to risk pulling my gun out. Unfortunately it pinned me down and that was it. I can't remember which character but it was one of the 'party' girls so thankfully I didn't lose my most treasured character. The sense of loss was still greater than in any other game I've played and it made me more protective of the remaining survivors. It felt pretty ironic to get taken out so easily pretty late in the game, after facing a juggernaut or a house full of zombies and a few screamers. I guess you shouldn't venture out alone on foot.

Great game (at least on PC) and I might buy the DLC one of these days.

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Welcome to the new era of 'AAA' gaming.


You pay to skip the grinding and get the status symbols (showing off for other people is a reward) except grinding is the only gameplay there is.

/snark off

It's a business and some people pay for it so it keeps existing. Remember you can choose not to give these companies your money. Nintendo might be the last bastion for minimal DLC or microtransactions.

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

#5 Posted by TheSquarePear (160 posts) -

Sorry, I don't want to be a jerk but I have to point out that neckbeards and combovers are coming back in style.

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I don't know if there are different types of software educations where you live but here are my impressions of the two major ones Software Engineering and Computer Science

I would recommend you choose Software Engineering if you like coding and designing applications and you think of math as a tool.

If you think math is the only objective reality in the universe and you might like to spend a long time designing a new compression algorithm that is better than any existing ones then choose Computer Science.

Remember that most people struggle with math and noone can stop you from coding no matter your education.

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Regarding calculus I found the following here

Most universities, especially in North America, will teach calculus, often in first year. SEEK does not contain calculus, because it is not used by software engineers except when doing domain-specific work (e.g., for other engineers, for scientists, and for certain optimization tasks) and hence is not essential for all software engineering programs. However, there are a number of reasons why most programs will include calculus: 1) It is believed to help encourage abstract thinking and mathematical thinking in general; 2) Many statistics courses have a calculus prerequisite; and 3) Although needed in the workplace by only a small percentage of software engineers, it is just not readily learned in the workplace.

#7 Posted by TheSquarePear (160 posts) -

Nice tease and thanks to the hard work of the fans.

*crank on*

If only Bethesda put as much effort into designing unique environments and conversation trees with consequences. If it's anything like Fallout 3 over half of the game will be you running through the same layout of metro tunnels collecting the same useless loot. I'll just watch the 'cutscenes' and 'epic' battles on youtube or use gamefaqs to find the 'interesting' stuff.

I hope Obsidian gets to take another stab at the Fallout franchise.

If this comes out on PC, remember to run the game in windowed mode so you can alt+tab to your task manager and kill it when it freezes beccause it probably will.

*crank off*

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Zoo Tycoon, duh.

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Gaming related: Rent a bike and go see this freak show :)


(I haven't been there myself)

IMO clubs attract the worst kind of people but if you insist you can check out Jazzhouse or Culture Box.

Live concert venues are better and there are a couple like Vega and Amager Bio.

For bars you should try a place with craft beers.

For day activities you can go for a walk in one of the parks, check out the zoo or get some exercise in one of the public pools.

Don't mind us locals. We hate everyone including ourselves :P

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@j_00700 said:

You can never really drink too much water.

Lots of people only drink water when they FEEL thirsty, but actually your supposed to drink a certain amount of water everyday, whether your thirsty or not.

Except for water poisoning.