Even the best Windows-based computer rigs can get bogged down, when you want to get the most performance out of them, whether you want that performance for Second Life or for general gaming.
In your average Windows system, your RAM and your CPU cycles get nickle-and-dimed away by all sorts of background tasks and services, few or none of which you actually need at the time you want your system performing at its best.
Cryptic’s new MMOG, Champions Online, has had a rather interesting round of betas so far. Lots of systems got overhauled, and what’s there now has been changed quite a bit from what was there before. Interesting times, for sure. Since the NDA went down, impressions have been springing up like mushrooms, and here’s mine.
First off, what’s nice is that – assorted glitches aside – the game is a whole lot of fun. With the City of Heroes Powerset-Proliferation and Power-Spectrum changes, it’s starting to feel like the two are in a determined contest.
Game reviews more or less range the full spectrum, from the helpful through the highly questionable to the utterly useless. The majority of game reviews aren’t actually useful as-is. But even some of the worst reviews can work for you if you know how to get the most out of them.