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Jason K.

Jason K.

Joined on 07/11/06

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Most Favorable Review

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Halo: Combat Evolved PC Game
Halo: Combat Evolved PC Game

Pros: Great game! The story line is alright and playing the single player gets you used to the controls. The online portion is where its at! The thing that makes a game good is the gameplay. This has great on-line gameplay and pretty good single player gameplay. Running, jumping, driving vehicles etc... everything "feels" right. Lots of games either feel way too slow or too frantic or just off. This game feels right and that is probably why the on-line play is so good. There are tons and tons and tons of folks who play on line. There is always a lot of games going. The online lobby is easy to navigate. This game is well done.

Cons: The graphics were really good when it came out... somewhat dated now. Don't get me wrong, they aren't bad... just not the newest thing.

Overall Review: I have a 16:9 ratio screen. Either I can skew the picture or just put -window after the last " in the shortcut and it will play in windowed mode. Then you adjust the resolution so that it fills most of the monitor and play on! Hope to see you on-line... especially in my sights =)

Most Critical Review

BIG Mouse!

Microsoft 9VV-00001 Black 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Habu Gaming Mouse
Microsoft 9VV-00001 Black 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Habu Gaming Mouse

Pros: It has a cool light up deal on the wheel part and around the back. It works like a mouse.

Cons: Took a very very very very long time to get it set up. Oh, the software installed with no problem, but it took a long time to adjust all the settings so that it feels like it should. It is still very large and it feels like it. It feels too big at times. 2000 dpi is way too much to take use of.

Overall Review: I have mine set at 800 dpi and this is the only way to get the feel of the mouse right. It will take some getting used to. The other big mouse and keyboard maker (the logical one) makes mice with a better feel to them.

12/17/2007

Warranty not as good as you might think

EVGA GeForce GTS 250 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-1150-TR
EVGA GeForce GTS 250 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-1150-TR

Pros: Performs well... see any 9800 GTX+ review and you will basically see what this card can do. They are the same thing.

Cons: 2 year warranty? Oh no. Didn't realize this when I put it in the cart. My fault, though. It's in the specifications. Odd to see a crud warranty from EVGA.

Good Game... Get it!

Unreal Tournament 3 PC Game Midway
Unreal Tournament 3 PC Game Midway

Pros: There are only two things that really make a game good. Those are good game play and good plot. If you're familiar with the unreal tournament franchise, then you realize that this game is all about game play... cuz there is no plot to speak of. I like the game play on this one. It tones down some of the overly frantic-ness of the 2003 and 2004 versions, but it is still fast paced and fun. Online play looks good and there are a lot of folks on line playing it. That helps. Graphics are good. It supports my 16:9 monitor. PhysX for you Nvidia heads out there. Register this product on STEAM, baby!!! Buy it here, and register it on steam and you will never have to worry about loosing your DVD.

Cons: No real plot, but you shouldn't expect one from the Unreal tournament franchise.

Overall Review: The single player mode was better then I expected and it was a nice way to get used to the controls. On-line play has been good.

Good clear image

ViewSonic VX2233wm Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080P 16:9 LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 18000:1(1000:1) Built in Speakers
ViewSonic VX2233wm Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080P 16:9 LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 18000:1(1000:1) Built in Speakers

Pros: Very nice image quality for an LCD. Tight pixel pitch means good clear text. I was concerned when moving to an LCD about text quality so I made it my main priority when choosing a monitor. I am pleased with it.

Cons: Image quality on LCD's is not as good as the professional quality CRT's that I am used to. That is the case with all LCD's though. BIG, BRIGHT, BLUE LED gets annoying when the rest of the room is dark. It isn't that bad in good light, but it really sticks out when the room is dark.

Overall Review: Stop complaining about built-in speakers! Built-in speakers are always bad.

Gamers beware!

Symantec Norton 360 Version 2.0 - CD
Symantec Norton 360 Version 2.0 - CD

Pros: If all you use is office and e-mail apps, this isn't a bad choice. It does have an easy to configure backup setting. It has parrental controls (have to download the additional pack).

Cons: No software that you install should hinder the other software on your computer. This is something that the folks at Symantec apparently don't know. If you game, this software will do harm to your on-line play.

Overall Review: Keep looking if you are a gamer.