The way I see it, with The Sims going online, they are sorta trying to compete with Second Life.
And again, don't worry about it. But if you want to talk about what's going on right now, I'm open ears (we can continue on here, and if it's more private matters, go to PM), I'd like to think I give good advice=). I think you're using "The Sims" as a metaphor for your life. Let's skip the metaphor and dig right in what you really want to talk about.
Now that I look back at that, it probably came off as rude. I'm sorry. =(
I'd blame it on what's going on with me right now, however, it seems like I'm always like this these days. >.< Either that or I always seem to end up in conversations like this at the wrong time. lol
Anyway, I'm not sure about purchasing the next The Sims. I got a bit peeved with EA this time around. It's took them so long to release the Seasons Expansion Pack, and that one is one that is required by my standards. It needs to be there from day one. However, I'm imagining with The Sims 4 they will release the game without weather/seasons yet again and then release it in an EP three years later. I really don't want to do that again. So unless Seasons pops up within the first year I am not bothering until Seasons is out, at least.
I'm really not sure what they could do next. I fear it's just going to be social/online stuff. That's where they've taken the new Sim City, it's always online and only has a very minimal single player mode (to my knowledge). If that's the case I won't want to mess with it as The Sims is supposed to be a single-player game. =/
Eh, don't worry about it. I haven't played video games in while (especially The Sims) so I've been out of the loop of how things are nowadays. The only reason the company haven't incorporated all of these new aspects in their older games is because they were biding their time. They knew if they put a few new concepts every new game that it would bring more customers to the series. I'm just saying be happy with whatever Sims game you're playing right now, and just purchase the next one if it really is worth your money. So what's after an open world? Have they made a Sims game where you can not only manage the city (ala SimCity) as well as your house/family? They could call it SimPolitics or something.
I'm sorry, but I have to say that comes off as very ignorant. Each successive The Sims game has added major features that have really made them worth purchasing. The Sims 2 added aging. So when Sims bred the babies would grow up and not be stuck as kids forever. The Sims 3 added story progression (which means that all Sims outside of the active household age, have the ability to get together, have kids, and continue on the town through generations). Plus it added an open world so the game no longer feels so closed and you can now see what everybody is doing.
Well when it comes to The Sims, even if there's a new game out, it doesn't mean you HAVE to get it. You're essentially playing the same thing (like Madden). It's the expansion packs that make it somewhat different. If you're content with The Sims that you're playing right now with all of it's EPs, then don't purchase another one. What could a new Sims game entice you so much to buy a new one? New jobs? More designs for your house? Really those are minute things to shell out $50+ for.
Yeah Mario is a bit of an overkill. I think Nintendo learned their lesson with the 3DS that they needed a 1st party game in order to grab a hold of people's attention. And considering New Super Mario Bros, and New Super Mario Bros Wii were popular, they decided to make sequels for both of them. This latest one (with all the gold coins), I was just thinking "Wario would be great for this game).
If I were to create a new Mario Bros game it would feature Mario, Wario, and Donkey Kong as playable characters.
Seriously, what's the point in the friend codes? Is it saving Nintendo some sort of legal issue?
Yeah, I find that most annoying with The Sims series, though. you pay hundreds of dollars on each installment only to have it all taken away with the next one. you get no benefits whatsoever for all of the money you spent before and you have to rebuy the EPs.
I've been really annoyed with the Animal Crossing delays. especially with all of the titles that are getting announced and released long before it comes out. Nintendo has gone into overkill mode with Mario.
Currently I have a very low interest in the Wii U. At first (E3 2011) I was confident for it. Although there were no titles that interested me, the system at least looked like an improvement over the Wii. Now I am not so sure. there still isn't a single title of interest to me and the Wii U now looks like nothing more than another Wii. They couldn't even get rid of Friend Codes. It was the very least they could do. so now I am not enthusiastic for the system. I will watch whens series I am interested come to it, but I am not convinced they will be any better than their mediocre entries on the Wii.
Nintendo should incorporate minor DLCs for some of their game. Let's say you own Mario Kart 7 and you own Mario Kart Wii. Have the Wii recognize the 3DS, and boom get a free course or something. Make an extra incentive for being a hardcore Mario Kart fan.
According to wikipedia Animal Crossing: Jump Out comes out in the fall (in Japan), and sometime during 2013 for Europe. Why show a game at E3 if it won't be worldwide for another 3 years? And Paper Mario: Sticker Star comes out in three months.
Does the WiiU interest you (or any of it's games)?
Wait you still haven't purchased a 3DS game for the system? Wow you have great patience. I would have at least purchased Mario Kart 7, OoT3D, or that Professor Layton game just to burn some of the time (and money) before the game I'm actually anticipating for to come out. I'm patient if I don't have the system in my possession. I don't own a 3DS because there haven't been any MUST HAVE games that peaked my interest. Once a Golden Sun, Fire Emblem, AND a brand new Zelda game have come out for the 3DS will I consider purchasing it. I need more than just one game to interest me on purchasing a new system...the same has been said about the Wii & WiiU. I still haven't purchased a Wii, and probably won't purchase a WiiU until I see some really good games come out. So for the time being, I'm just a hermit of a casual gamer.
It is very futuristic. It's basically an iPad that you can change it's size down to an iPhone or large enough for it to be a flatscreen tv. I got the idea when I was playing with a rubber band that had a bubble film in the middle. I have the idea, I just don't know how to make it possible. Damn my creative brain!
I don't know what I think of the 3DS at this point. It feels kind of disappointing. However, neither of the games I got it for (Animal Crossing and Paper Mario) are out yet and I think that's what's really getting on my nerve. They can pull several Mario spin-offs out of their butts and release them within not too many months of being announced, yet the titles they announced at E3 2010 barely just even got titles. Animal Crossing still looks really good (I'm not saying that Paper Mario doesn't, it just won't be a huge game for me because it's not the type of game with that kind of replay value that AC has), but I think the wait is just killing my enthusiasm, sadly.
I do not care for the 3D at all. I do consider it nothing more than an gimmick. I don't use it, but I never got the 3DS for the 3D so not using it doesn't bother me.
As for your suggested device, I'm not sure how that would even work. Seems very futuristic to me. =P
How is the 3DS? I've only played a little bit of it at a GameStop kiosk. Do you see the 3D as just a gimmick that Nintendo is pulling off from the fad Hollywood has restarted?
I hope that in the future a company can make a touch screen that you can make it as small or as big as you want (just like changing the size of the window on your computer by touching the corners). That way you could have this one device essentially be your gaming device, tablet, e-reader, and TV screen, all in one. Change the size of the screen to your own personal preference. That's what they should invent next!
Hmmm from the looks of all the screenshots and videos it seems that all the main action (in battles and in the overworld) takes place on the bottom screen. Sure the summons take up both screens for the cut-scenes, but other than that (and any other cut-scenes in the game) I think you're going to be ok. While you're in battle mode, the top screen shows all your Set Djinn. And while you're in towns/world map...well I don't know what it shows.
Remember at the end of TLA where we see some official art stills of Isaac and the gang hanging outside of the destroyed Vale? I really really really wish that they'll show some anime-cut-scenes of major events. I mean, take a look at Professor Layton, that game had multiple animated cut-scenes.
Ahhhhhh! Well think of it this way. If you can't get a job, you can still do things to boost your resume. Do charity/volunteering work. That will place a little more spice and personality to your resume that not everybody has. A lot of people just put down their previous jobs. Money, money, money, money, money. That's all people think about. Of course money is important, but if you place that you were part of the "Big Brothers, Big Sisters Program", or volunteered some time at a hospital, at a soup kitchen, at an old folks home, at a YMCA, at the Red Cross, etc... these are all things that could help you out. Sure you won't be getting paid, but it can help you out in the long run.
Well I guess it could be that. Bored probably wasn't the best word, I'm more frustrated right now. I need a job really bad and I can't get one. So like when I said "bored", I kind of meant more "wasting my time". Sorry. lol