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Dammit, all I want to do is spam youtubes.

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Saints Row Third was a game that I was attracted to not because I played previous installments, actually I never was too interested in them in the first place (SR2 a bit but not enough to buy); Really it was the trailers that pulled me in. The ridiculous story telling. Damn it games like this make me realize how fucking serious games have got... Even No More Heroes was spending time with the exposition and speeches. Saints Row Third, maybe I could call it avast-garde, or post-modern, but I'm not intellectual enough to confirm if those labels fit. The point is it's high-octane stuff.

The game is shallow, I will admit. In terms of the sandbox standards this game has a big map and a puny game. There's not much missions and a few things to do on the side, but nowhere near say, San Andreas level. The story is thin as a paper cup and jumps around without reason (I like this)... But what's in there is fantastical; You got gunning down cops while you're falling out of an airplane for 10 minutes, you got Pro Wrestling with chainsaws, Visiting the tron world where your avatar is a toilet, Pleasuring a Tiger, Macrossesque VTOLs, A surprise celebrity appearance so incredible I cannot bring myself to ruin it, and so many other surprises I probably forgot more than half of them. The co-op is amazingly good, you can do everything with somebody else. The character customization is pretty good, it's enough to make something to your liking.

I ran with this one for PC. It was risky... but I saved $10 and I dislike Online Passes (don't get me started...). My computer just isn't very good but it ran OK, I can confirm this is a good port, and probably perfect for the consoles if you don't have the same hang-ups.

Fellow players, you can find me here: http://www.saintsrow.com/profile/wgeese


UN-ETHICAL-! >:(
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I want to talk a bit a about Quantum Leap, I re-watched this show on Netflix recently, after not seeing it in pretty much 18 years. I knew Quantum Leap was fun, sometimes goofy, sometimes dramatic. But watching this show now I realized just how awesome it really was.

Maybe the most humanistic show in all of television history. When I think of the premise of the Quantum Leap itself; Sam will trade bodies with anybody from his own lifetime. This is point A: People are people, A person may seem far different but we are all a human entity. POINT B: Sam is leaping to put right what once went wrong. He doesn't think he asked for this and that God or fate is doing so, However; knowing he is in the right place at the right time, he will do what's right. He has to adapt to who he is, to who the people around him are and the attitudes of the time and place. Being in this position of needing to come to an understanding is how people help each other, Not simply saying what they know; but learning as well.

It truely was a great show. I hope the movie, no matter the actors has the same core.

PS: The other thing I really liked is the lack of exposition in plot. For a sci-fi show this is particularly impressive.

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