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BioShock PC Game
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3 out of 5 eggs Awesome game... 10/30/2009

This review is from: BioShock PC Game

Pros: Great looking textures, very different and original approach from an FPS. "Gene tonic" upgrades are very interesting weapons to say the least, maps are decently sized, I enjoy the whole "choose your path, choose your destiny" type scenario in a game. No problems installing for me...

Cons: Sound cut out after the opening cut scene, textures only look good if they're visible... there were many, many glitches where textures would disappear (maybe my video settings?), I spent a week researching how to fix the bugs just to make it playable. Despite getting it fixed for the most part, I still found myself swearing that I would never buy another 2K game.

Other Thoughts: My rig: Intel I7 oc'd to 4.2ghz, watercooled, 6 gigs ram, dual nVidia GTX260 sli cards, Asus P6T mobo with onboard HD sound.

To fix the sound, if you use Realtek drivers (onboard sound for many Intel mobos), the no sound problem can be fixed by plugging a mic or a set of headphones into the microphone port on the pc BEFORE you start the game.

As for me, the missing textures fixed themselves after getting further into the first level. They still occur now and then, but at a much lower frequency.

Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (Jewel Case) PC Game
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great Game 10/30/2009

This review is from: Splinter Cell Chaos Theory (Jewel Case) PC Game

Pros: Excellent game with proper lighting. Many good attack methods and physical movement combinations. Cool weapons. Nice load-out screen for weapons, supplies, and briefings.

Cons: Controls take some getting used to, and perhaps a little re-mapping to match up to past classics. Using the scroll wheel on the mouse to change your movement speed seems shoddy until you get used to it, then you start to understand why it's like that.

Other Thoughts: Never played any other game in the series, but I'll vouch for this one.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders
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3 out of 5 eggs Best One Yet - Sorta 10/26/2009

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

Pros: Excellent OS, most definitely better than Vista. I've been an XP user for a long time, but 7 was an easy transition. Lots of good features. Home premium is the way to go, no useful features included with Pro or Ultimate.

Cons: The pre-release I ran (Ultimate) had issues with its 32 bit compatibility layer. Then again, it could have just been bugs with the pre-release? Seems like any software running in 32 bit compatibility that needs access to hardware-level resources is almost sure to fail.

Also, my rig is OCd to 4.2 ghz, and W7 only saw 2.6

Other Thoughts: Despite the 32/64 bit issues, the apparent objection to overclocking, and general bug issues found in the pre-release, Macrohard has done a great job of stealing its useful features from their greatest (completely free) rival, Linux. Let's see... $100+ VS. $0... yeah... Unless I just happen to have a spare buck ten lying around, I'll stick to Linux until they get this one a few updates.


Joseph P.'s Profile

Display Name: Joseph P.

Date Joined: 01/04/04

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 10/22/05
  • Last Review: 10/30/09
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