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PowerA PS3 Pro Elite Wireless Controller
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Steer clear! 09/16/2010

This review is from: PowerA PS3 Pro Elite Wireless Controller

Pros: * Very comfortable, I mean VERY ergonomic and well designed.

* At the moment they are the closest thing you can get to a 360 controller on the PS3 without buying the wired adapter.

* The buttons light up, just in case you recently suffered massive brain damage and can't remember where the triangle, square, circle and X buttons are in the middle of the night.

* As soon as I picked it up I really loved everything about it, feels almost identical to an XBOX 360's controller.

* Nice solid feel, light but solidly put together. No creaking when applying pressure, etc...

Cons: * Ridiculous amount of dead zone, which is uneven--more in other thoughts.

* I guess Sony must have a patent on BlueTooth controller technology since you need to plug in the enclosed RF USB dongle.

* You cannot turn the PS3 on by pressing the home button.

* I can't get over how the embarrassing size of the dead zone (almost 1/2 and inch!) makes this beautiful design worthless!

* The custom grip might feel like a cheese grater in some hands.

* You will not be able to put up with the dead zone, this controller will curse you with an insurmountable handicap if you decide to buy it.

* OK, so I complain about the dead zone in three bullet points, four with this one... Yes, it's that bad.

Other Thoughts: I never had to RMA anything from NewEgg, this will be my first.

I really wanted to love this controller, I am currently playing on a DreamGear Shadow 6, which I full-heartedly recommend, if you're willing to take it apart and shave off some parts of the analog stick which rubs on internal parts...

But I digress, back to this thing. The dead zone is worse when tilting the right stick to the left. Dead zone is unacceptable to begin with, but an uneven dead zone means that the flaw that crippled this piece of hardware is flawed. Think about that for a second.

Nyko is coming out with a controller named "Raven" which has a 360-style analog stick placement, that will be my next buy. From NewEgg of course.

Off I go to RMA this beautiful, very light paper weight just after 10 minutes with it on Battlefield Bad Company 2.

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Gateway LT Series LT2110u Glacier White Intel Atom N450(1.66GHz) 10.1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: *Price, of course.

*Battery life averaging 9+ hours with web-surfing and lowest brightness setting.

*tiny, light, portable. Not too much bloatware.

Cons: *Boot up is going to take a little while.

*Windows 7 starter won't let you change the wallpaper (without 3rd party software). Besides that, it is not at all the limited operating system I thought it would be.

*Speakers are really cheap, use headphones.

Other Thoughts: Seen one, seen 'em all. It looks like all these latest netbooks - production 01/10 on - all come from the same family of factories in China. Other than minute differences in software and keyboard layouts, all these things are identical. Asus, HP, Gateway, etc... All the same hardware.

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Star Trek Online PC Game
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs Meh... 02/28/2010

This review is from: Star Trek Online PC Game

Pros: Star Trek themed. Space PvE and PvP are pretty fun at first. The disk makes for an impeccable coaster.

Cons: Extremely repetitive. Extremely buggy, even after the 6+ patches which were all over 200MB. Lag is also a very serious issue with this game.

Star Trek fans will be very disappointed by the absence of any real exploration and diplomatic missions. Plenty of "pew pew" and no "Hello, nice to meet you."

Other Thoughts: Having played it for a while, experiencing both sides - Klingon and Federation - I can honestly say that I would not have bought this game had I known how utterly horrendous it was.

Star Trek Online isn't getting another month's subscription from me. The game engine used in this is archaic at best. No matter how many patches are released for STo, it is structurally impossible for it to become what I had hoped for.

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Damiano D.'s Profile

Display Name: Damiano D.

Date Joined: 07/22/08

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  • First Review: 11/08/09
  • Last Review: 09/16/10
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