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Intel 530 Series 2.5
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Pros: Reliable, fast (what ssd isnt), and reliable... Did I say reliable? I work for an IT Consulting company.... we love intel SSDs and will upgrade workstations only to intel SSD drives due to their solid reliable history. We have used other SSD brands and had a higher turnover. I'm sure there's some other brands that are ok... but why risk it?

Cons: To a statistic junkie, there might be faster SSDs, but not enough to be noticeable for most users. Besides that, no Cons... they work great.

ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
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5 out of 5 eggs Simple Cable Modem 03/19/2014

This review is from: ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

Pros: Simple Cable modem, works as a cable modem to go into an existing router. Paid for itself in its first year because I had been renting it through my internet provider. Internet speeds are equal or slightly greater to what I was getting with Time Warner 30mb/5mb. Specs say it can go way farther than that.

Cons: Doesn't do wireless or routing (but that could be a Pro)... Simple is good.

SimCity Limited Edition PC Game
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1 out of 5 eggs Pathetic 03/31/2013

This review is from: SimCity Limited Edition PC Game

Pros: It's nice to have another simcity out there. I also got a free game out of the deal (bribe)

Cons: Short version: Buggy, online only, hard as hell to find a game to join.

Long version:

Here's my experience: opening day, all servers busy -- they say 20 minute waiting period to connect and start counting down. I decided to cancel and rejoin a server. Ok, sure. I was finally able to get in from cancelling and rejoining a europe server (I'm in USA) and built my first town. I had fun... played a few hours with occasional crashes. That's fine, I can expect that on opening day. It's only gotten worse. After attempting to join about every full game known to man I finally found an open game and joined. Most people will end up playing for a few hours then abandoning their city which prevents anyone else from taking that city over. I took over a city and built quite a nice town. I kept playing this for a week or so off and on. One day about a week ago, I opened the city... and played for maybe 15 minutes or so and it crashed to the main menu. I closed out of the game completely and tried to rejoin the city that I played for the last week or so and it disappeared.. POOF. I've started a few more cities since then but really have lost interest as I have no idea when they'll disappear, players playing the other cities will disappear or what other bug might come out of the walls and eat my city alive.

You'd have better luck randomly hitting numbers in your cellphone to find an open public game to join. And when you do? People abandon it.

Other Thoughts: Origin / EA has lost it and they know it. The way they admitted this was to give everyone a game in hopes to shut people up for awhile. It worked for me. It kept me quiet for an extra few weeks.

Whoever did quality testing (assuming anyone did) should be fired. They did a pathetic job with the in game browser, no stress test whatsoever (OPEN BETA WOULD HAVE FIXED THAT), and no ability to save/run offline.

They could totally fix this by having an in game browser that looked for AVAILABLE / RECENTLY PLAYED games only. I'm not sure who would want to play in a 16/16 region with no availability and all the players havent played in a week.

Also, offline mode is a must.

I am disappointed more than anything.


Kris D.'s Profile

Display Name: Kris D.

Date Joined: 04/07/03

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 02/06/07
  • Last Review: 03/21/14
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