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This review is from: Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012) Xbox 360 Game
Pros: i have really enjoyed this game. however, i knew what i was getting into before i played it. it is made by criterion, who also made burnout: paradise (which i absolutely love). there are a lot of similarities between the two, so it is almost like playing burnout: paradise with licensed cars.
Cons: many need for speed fans have complained about how major of a departure this game is from the rest of the nfs games. like i said previously, i figured it would be, and this doesnt bother me. there are a couple of things that i dont really like about this game, but they arent too major.
first, the online play can be pretty bothersome. most of the time is spent driving to events and waiting for the events to start. this wouldnt be such a problem, if each time it didnt turn into a demolition derby. there is incentive for crashing other players so once a few people get to the destination it turns into a "crash as many people as possible as fast as possible" situation.
second, there is no way to play custom event lists in public games. you are given the option to create your own playlist of events, but once you join a public game, those are no longer available. what this means is that you can only play your costume lists with your friends in private games. going along with this, there is little info given for each event, so even while you can create your own playlists, you dont really know what you will be doing until you actually play the events.
Other Thoughts: i would have liked to see some stunt events at least in online play, if not in the single player game play.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft Kinect w/Kinect Adventures for XBOX 360
Pros: We got one a few months ago and have really enjoyed it. It has been a real hit when we have friends over to play. Voice commands are usually well recognized and gesture commands are also pretty useful.
Cons: They have yet to integrate motion/voice controls into any media aside from the Zune marketplace (no control for Netflix, windows media center, or media streaming from your pc). It seems like an easy fix, but has yet to be done.
Other Thoughts: Space may be an issue in a smaller room, but only if you dont have 6' between you and the sensor. Placing the sensor higher (above the tv, for example) helps some in increasing that distance.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: packaged nicely. newegg, as always, was very helpful in replacing/returning all 3 pairs i tried.
Cons: computer wouldnt boot with these modules installed, so i returned them. second pair also wouldnt allow the computer to boot. i tried one last time with a third pair, and got the same results. bios wouldnt even post, so i dont know what the problem was.
Other Thoughts: hp xw4600 workstation
vista business edition
intel core2 duo @ 2.33 GHz
Hynix 2x 1Gb pc2 6400, ddr2 800, 240 pin. 6-6-6-12, 1.8v