Monthly Archive: March 2012

Good or Evil? Battlefield 3 Shortcut/Unlock Bundle 8

Good or Evil? Battlefield 3 Shortcut/Unlock Bundle

With the Spring 2012 (1.04) patch to Battlefield 3, DICE introduced a new feature that has some people up in arms: Shortcut Bundles. On each platform you can now buy one of 7 unique shortcut bundles that will unlock all the weapons for a particular class or all the upgrades for a group of vehicles. Depending on how you look at this, the unlock bundles are either “cheating” or “making...

iPad 3 is hot? Try the original 3G/4G chips 0

iPad 3 is hot? Try the original 3G/4G chips

I’m a little confused about all the current fuss over the iPad 3 (sorry… “The New iPad”) and its love of warm temperatures. An electronic device is warm – this is astonishing? Really, It’s all Consumer Reports fault for being… antiquated.

Build Complete: My Gaming Rig 0

Build Complete: My Gaming Rig

This is the 3rd post in a series. Check out the first and second entries for information on planning and building your own PC. A few weeks ago I decided it was time to build myself a new desktop, despite not having had one for many years. I set out to build a machine that was reasonably competent at playing games; I also wanted it to be fairly small and...

Building a new Desktop (Gaming) PC: Step 2 – Building 0

Building a new Desktop (Gaming) PC: Step 2 – Building

At this point, I’m assuming that you’ve got your plan all worked out for the desktop PC you’re going to build (if not, go read my last post). I spent about 2 days in the planning stage; it isn’t hard; it’s just a matter of getting all the research done. After all is settled, it’s time to get to the fun part… buying components and building! I’m not going to...

Building a new Desktop (Gaming) PC: Step 1 – Planning 0

Building a new Desktop (Gaming) PC: Step 1 – Planning

In all my 20+ years of computer experience, I have never bought a prebuilt desktop PC (for personal use). In the early days, my desktops were hand-me-downs that I upgraded. Later when I had the money, I built or rebuilt machines to fit my needs/wants. About 5 years back or so, I gave up my desktop PC and switched entirely to laptops. My gaming had migrated primarily onto the Xbox,...