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ASUS M3A78-CM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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5 out of 5 eggs 5 Years Running Like a Champ 12/30/2012

This review is from: ASUS M3A78-CM AM2+/AM2 AMD 780V Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Stable, Reliable, Long Lasting

Cons: None really -

Other Thoughts: Asus has yet to fail me - I have had several boards, all still running - Oldest is 12 Years + runs everyday like a champ

I work for a computer shop and we sell 100's of custom built ASUS computers a year - never have had an issue to date for several years running

NBA 2K13 PC Game
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4 out of 5 eggs New, Improved, and a lot of Jay-Z for filler 10/30/2012

This review is from: NBA 2K13 PC Game

Pros: Product Came as Described
Updated & Improved Graphics
Updated Animations
New Shot Stick Controls
GUI is Sparkly
New Player Signature Skills

Overall an improvement from the previous title. The graphics are improved and the animations seem smoother. If you have never played NBA2k, and enjoy playing sports games, basketball, or just twitch skill games, this is fun game to pick up.

With an ATI 4860 & Steams' version of NBA2k12, the game would lag every 5-30 minutes randomly for a few seconds(on or offline). This hasn't happened once with the new version on the same settings. So bonus on the graphics being improved. It looks better too, but not a vast improvement .

Some may argue the Jay-Z package is a pro, but I will actually list most of it as a con. The best part is the sparkly GUI or presentations, though it is in excess. I really enjoy the various stereo style eq graphics which respond to every sound or beat in the game.

New shot stick controls seem like "what the hell" I have to learn new shooting controls? But it was rather easy for me to pick up and I was able to maintain my skill level with minor adjustments. It's a step in the right direction for the overall depth it will add to the game.

New signature skills are all the rage, I suggest getting every player with 3 or more added to your team(I like the buffs).

Cons: Jay Z Package
Shipping Time
Shooting Skill Level
Halftime Sprite Un-Containable (that's not even a word!) Glitch

Jay Z is someone I know very little about, and I don't really like his music, or his ego. The entire game is branded with flashes of "Jay Z this" and Jay Z Music and Jay Z Video Presentations. It's a little too much for even Jay Z fans to handle I would guess. Overall the music selection could have been a little better and a little less Jay Z. Game loses 1 star for Jay Z overkill.

Shipping time was horrible compared to previous purchases from Newegg. Usually "Free Shipping" equates to 4 business days or less. This time it was 7 business days. After talking to a Newegg rep, I was informed that when shipping free under 1 pound, the item will go UPS to your local area, and then to USPS for the actual delivery. If I had only known I would have opted for faster delivery.

Last year my brother and I noticed that 3 point shooting required more timing to land correctly as well as it seemed overall shooting was slightly more difficult. This year it appears that on on the same "Pro" level, 3 point shooting is back to being as easy as it was (or easier) in years prior to the NBA2K12 release. Personally I think they should have adjusted it less, and it just seems like now at the "Pro" level that I usually play on, shooting is too easy. Whereas last year one could argue it was too hard. I would have preferred something lukewarm.

Glitch at Halftime during Association Mode whereas stuff happens to fast, video plays then stops while audio continues, etc. No major glitches, more of an annoyance than a con.

Other Thoughts: Best Basketball Video Game in the World.


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Display Name: Kirk E.

Date Joined: 05/15/05

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  • Last Review: 12/30/12
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