Well, I guess it'll be just that much longer until I buy a current gen platform. By the time I'm ready to buy in this probably won't be an issue any longer though, there aren't any console exclusives coming out this year that I want all that badly. It'd be nice to play inFamous, but that and Destiny are the only console exclusives coming out this year that I'm at all interested in and the latter will be available on last gen as well. I'm not interested in paying $70 for games, and I'm not interested in dropping $450 on a PS4.
It'll be interesting to see if Microsoft follows suit on this though, or if they'll try to use this to their advantage instead and maybe gain some ground here. While I'd personally still rather get a PS4, it puts the two closer together for me.
I've had my six and twelve-year molars removed on the one side of my mouth, and my wisdom teeth MOVED (as in transplanted. Grand total of 3 on the right side, just chillin') to fill in the gaps- so let me help with what I've picked up over the years.
- Eating anything really hot, or anything really cold will most likely cause you extreme pain while your mouth is buggered up for the first few days. I had to drink and eat everything at room temperature.
- Straws are your new enemy. They look helpful, but any sort of suction is going to be excruciating.
- Rinse your mouth often. Spitting is painful, so stand over a sink/bucket/whatever, and open your mouth and let gravity drain you instead.
- Yeah, you probably won't feel any pain- keep up on the drugs they give you. Trust me. Recovering from oral surgery hurts like a motherfucker if the drugs wear off.
- When the pain and sensitivity subsides after a week or so, and you're still healing, very gently lick the wound every once in a while. Your saliva, and the motion will stimulate it, and help it heal faster.
I'm going to chalk most of your points up to the teeth being moved. I had all four wisdom teeth out at once, never had issues with straws or heat/cold, only took the anti-inflammatory pills they gave me (had Codeine for painkillers, didn't take a single one) and my mouth was pretty much entirely healed by the fourth day. The one thing I would recommend would be to make sure to eat a fair amount before/immediately after you take anti-inflammatories. I wasn't eating very much due to the discomfort, and as a result the anti-inflammatory pills gave me not only the worst stomach-ache I've ever had, but the worst pain I've ever endured (and double that down with my mouth still being pretty much entirely messed up at that point).
I've made about $40 off of them and spent about $5 so I could have a stupid level 5 Saints Row The Third badge on my page. I suppose I like them for the reason alone that I can sell them off, but there are easily ways I would enjoy them more. Though they would be near valueless if they changed it to work like this, I'd much prefer that I either got an unlimited number of cards per game or that the cards were tied to achievements (in the latter they'd pretty much have to take away the badge levels). Not being able to craft a badge without spending any money instantly sucked any of the fun out of it for me, so selling them and either getting discounts on games or free games was the way I went. I don't dislike them, but in my eyes, they basically just exist for me to sell.
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (haven't played, no plans to play)
Operation Flashpoint: Red River (currently playing)
Microsoft Flight (played as much as I needed to)
Shadowrun (didn't enjoy)
Viva Pinata (didn't enjoy (I know, I'm a monster, sorry))
Bulletstorm (haven't played, might still)
GTA IV (completed multiple times, still enjoy returning to on occasion)
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II (got my fill when it was new, tried to go back to it recently and didn't feel that it held up well)
Flatout: Ultimate Carnage (only played a little, no Flatout games stack up to the original for me. Hoping Next Car Game is rad)
Blacklight: Tango Down (didn't enjoy)
Section 8 (I think I beat this? I remember playing a decent amount of it, but it didn't compare to Tribes)
That's a lot of games for me. I really hope they get on GTA IV and fix that up, and I wish Codemasters would do DiRT 2 as well but I understand why that's a low priority for them. Also seems pretty crazy to me that Raccoon City and Street Fighter X Tekken are in the red; I know they weren't terribly well received games, but they're still pretty new and I'd like to at least try both of them.
ScrewAttack seemed to be one of the first in that trend, though they had Destin Legarie as their host, and not a lady. Personally, I think the daily news stuff tends to be pretty useless in the gaming space, as there isn't really enough interesting stuff going on daily to warrant it; generally two of the three topics they'll cover are sales numbers and, as of late, game resolutions. With the crew already limited as is, I definitely wouldn't want them taking all that time to produce this kind of fluff.
And if you want a bit more modern JRPG: Try Yakuza 4. It has everything you want from a JRPG. Greact story, great characters, great battlesystem with tons of skills to learn and the best and most complex integrated minigames ever XD
Oh, don't get me started on the Yakuza series. That is my jam! I really can't wait for Yakuza 5 to (HOPEFULLY) get put out over here.
*Sigh*, I wouldn't count on Yakuza 5 coming over, but I really wish it would too. I'll throw my votes in for Ni No Kuni and Tales of Xillia.
I guess I'm a Baby Boomer at heart, but was born in the early '90s; scored a whopping 28 on the test. The numbers on that site definitely seem askew though, answering yes to: "You played video games in the past 24 hours." resulted in this similar answer graph, and for some reason I don't think that's entirely accurate.