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Within the past month, I've had a critical hard drive failure that normally would be a tale of woe resulting in a broken, teary Bear curled up on the floor from precious data loss. Luckily, I heard the melodious death rattle prior to its eventual meltdown which afforded me the time necessary to save my precious bits from the fire.
On re-installation, Vista was being especially terrible to me. Imagine my bewilderment when, for whatever reason, this fresh install was acting less responsive than an install running for several months. It took me well over a week to eliminate the possibilities of other failed hardware and several fresh installs before, on a hunch, I decided that my computer just got fed up with Vista.
Eventually, I ended up installing Windows 7 as I've heard that Vista was one of the more inferior versions, suffering from being a resource hog of the highest order. The difference was astounding...it was as if I had a whole new computer! I am a little sad that Vista wasn't quarantined by Avast so I could have realized earlier what a mess I was running and rectified the situation. I'm just so ecstatic to be able to play some of the PC games in our library that were previously rendered inoperable under Vista's regime.
Transformers: War of Cybertron was one of the first games Pie and I got around to playing along with The Walking Dead. I'll talk more about the Walking Dead later, but Transformers was something Pie and I have been looking forward to for ages. Even though we've only passed the Decepticon campaign so far, it has just been so exciting that we've been in a huge Transformers mood all week long. Even though the game doesn't do anything too revolutionary as far as third-person shooters go, the game is a giant love letter to Transformers fans with a well built world, fun boss battles, an epic sense of scale, story faithful and building upon canon, and exceptionally delivered dialogue that is fitting of the old cartoon cast!
The game was so well acted using game models that carried the spirit of the first generation toy figures that, while playing, I kept thinking about one of our friends/forum goers Alexx setting up and acting out the humorous skits with his vast array of figurines. The man has a serious passion for toy figures and is pretty damn funny too; you should check out his comics and toy insights!