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For Obsidian's crowdfunded love letter to Infinity Engine games like Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, I was impressed by its willingness to pull back the curtain and let me see the machinery behind it.
We've all been there. Everyone remembers that mission. You and your partner are climbing up the mountains in the snow, striving to pull some slick clandestine operation about getting some intel on a bad guy, or something similar (because let's face...
You can badmouth the Playstation 3 all you want, but the system laid claim to the only 'A' title we gave out this year. Not only are the graphical difference between it and the Xbox 360 starting to show almost midway through this console cycle, but it also has several exclusive sleeper hits to boot. So even if it doesn't get dashboard updates as quickly as the Xbox 360 and doesn't have the same online capabilities as Xbox Live, the Playstation 3 has plenty to brag about.
Assassin's Creed II
"Don't worry, a weekly bleeding is part of a healthy lifestyle." ~Doctor
Morrigan: "My, my. You are jealous, aren't you? Did I take your favorite Grey Warden away from you?"
Alistair: "What? I'm not jealous! I'm horrified."
Morrigan: "Those blushing cheeks of yours tell a different tale."
Alistair: "These blushing cheeks are terrified that you'll suck all the blood out of them once you're finished with him."
Morrigan: "If I feel the need to suck on anything of yours, Alistair, you'll be the first to know."
Alistair: "That... was so not what I meant."
If you have a friend with a PS3 that hasn't played any God of War titles at all, then this moderately priced collection at $40 is the perfect gift. Hey, I don't have to be funny all the time... this is a gift guide, right?
While we're ridin' in this here rig, let me tell you a story about that one time I was sneakin' along some wall near that cavern with all those shiny crystals and then up from nowhere some badass bruiser tries to punch me out but I had a grenade so... *cars rolls over a body*... damn skags.
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Genre: Action RPG
Demon's Souls is for that person who you wish stayed at home more often, that boyfriend who goes out dancing and drinking at clubs a bit too often, that relative who you love and hate with a passion, that man-child who hasn't experienced enough suffering in life. Where's my roommate?
"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." ~ Muhammad Ali
"Deadpool is my kind of superhero. Even if he doesn't have the best attacks, the best stats, or the best backstory (and why doesn't he?), he still finds a place on my team. Why? Because he's probably as crazy as I am in the head and it sounds like he actually has fun being a superhero. Nearly every other superhero is overly serious, overly buff, or overly brooding. Yeah, I would totally go gay for... Wait, am I writing this out loud?" ~Deadpool
In case you didn't read the blurb in the PC section, Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition includes not only the main game, but the five DLC packs, which altogether extends the main game by about 30-40 hours if you're the exploring type. That's $60 for a game that can already last you more than 80+ hours without any DLC.