Joined on 08/22/03
Nice pad for the money, but....
Pros: I don't know if I'll ever be able to go back to a cheap mousepad now. This thing is slick and feels great after you've gotten use to it. The size is also very decent as it is big but not too big. And im not sure if it actually made me better at CS: Source, but that is what it's mainly used for and it's still nice to have.
Cons: After about half a year of use the "smoother" side is worn out in the places used most. I'll probably need to get some new mouse skates now. But it's recommended that you use the liquid solution stuff from fUnc to keep it from wearing out. And flipping to the rougher side has a problem with the corners sticking up out of the base because it's bowed (and it was that way since I bought it). This causes the pad to slide out of the base during gameplay. But it's still tolerable.
Overall Review: Get some of the fUnc liquid solution if you get this pad. Might prevent it from wearing out.
Pretty nice monitor.
Pros: PLayed Counter strike: source, Ut2k4, and a few other games without any blurring or ghosting. NO DEAD PIXELS! Text, images, colors all look nice. Also this thing is huge and has a very sturdy construction.
Cons: Does a decent job with dvds, but some scenes can look a bit grainy at times. There is a slight backlight bleed at the very top, but it's really not that noticable. Most of the time you cant see it at all.
Overall Review: Overall really nice monitor.
Worth the money.
Pros: Addictive original rpg gameplay. Good LAN game! Pretty sweet special/critical attacks. Fun bosses.
Cons: The graphics may not be anything incredible, but imo good gameplay comes before "amazing" graphics. Still, the graphics are decent.
Overall Review: I don't care what anybody else says, it's worth the money. I'd like to see a DS3 sometime soon. Or an expansion...