Lights are flashing through the dark, the air is hot and heady, the bass is throbbing and the dance floor is flooded with people. Discs spin wildly under your able fingers as you craft the blistering beats that drive the crowd. You're a master DJ and the club is at your fingertips. Your music is an enchantment, casting a spell over the entire dance floor, but you must keep your concentration you have to scratch, mix and blast the beats in just the right way to keep the party going. In this scene, music is king and you're the DJ Hero.
Return to the turntable for more music-mixing magic than ever before as you spin together the hottest tracks blazing up the charts and legendary club anthems from the biggest artists in pop, dance and hip hop, including Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Deadmau5, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and more than 85 others. Use the huge, all-new catalog of songs in DJ Hero 2 to create brand-new beats of your own, or scratch and sample more than 70 speaker-blowing mashups from the hottest DJs and producers around the world. This time around, the turntable magic is a full-out party with all-new social modes that pit you against your spinning rivals or pair you with your rapper friends. Accumulator, Checkpoints and Streakers multiplayer modes let you prove who the best DJ in the house is when you challenge your friends. Take your mix-master skills to the next level when you hit the road and work your way up to the top of a major entertainment empire in the all-new Empire mode. Scratch, mix and sample on the acclaimed DJ Hero turntable, while a friend grabs the mic and unleashes vocal talents along with on-screen lyrics. Transform your house into a house party with Party Play mode that lets the mixes play themselves, and allows you to jump-in/jump-out to seize control and play along without ever stopping the music. Break into the industry, climb the charts and fill the dance floors if you have the rhythm, the swagger and the technique to take your beats to the top.
Start out as an up-and-coming DJ on the road in career-based Empire mode, and work your way up to be the head of a major entertainment empire
Challenge your friends to the ultimate battle or track their accomplishments whether they are on- or offline
Two DJs can mix, scratch and sample on the acclaimed DJ Hero turntable controller, while a vocalist grabs a microphone and sings or raps along with on-screen lyrics (microphone not included)
Sequel to the 2009 video game hit, DJ Hero
Turntable bundle features one turntable controller for scratching and mixing and DJ Hero 2
Spin sounds from the biggest artists in pop, dance and hip hop, including Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Deadmau5, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and more than 85 others
Party it up with all of your friends in all-new multiplayer social game modes: go head to head in DJ battles or invite vocalists to rap and sing along to your beats
Prove you're the best DJ in the house with multiplayer modes, including Accumulator, Checkpoints and Streakers
Innovative freestyle gameplay gives you the ability to crossfade, scratch and sample in more than 70 speaker-blowing mashups from the hottest DJs and producers around the world
With the holidays just around the corner, many people will be shopping for new desktop and laptop computers. However, computer shopping can be an overwhelming task. It's difficult to know where to start, how to make your decisions, or what to avoid. Below are some tips for buying a computer that might make things a little more manageable for you.
1. Do your research
Before you go shopping for a computer, you should be willing to spend some time online getting information about brands and models that might work for you. There are several different places you can get information, and you should utilize all of them. The first source is user reviews. Although it will be very apparent to you when you begin reading user reviews that some are useless, don't let that discourage you from looking for the valuable ones. Often a legitimate problem or positive experience with a machine can be more informative than hours spent shopping in the store.
Another useful source of information is editor's reviews. Editor's reviews allow you to get an opinion from someone who should be a non-biased expert in technology. Their insight can be valuable, but they haven't spent as much time with the machine as a user. So, their perspective is limited at the same time.
Finally, read the manufacturer's description of their machine. Although your won't find out about flaws, you'll get accurate specifications for the computer; this can help you decide if it matches what you're looking for.
2. Get more RAM
When someone complains of their computer being slow, the problem often is that they are short on memory. When the computer runs low on memory, it starts using extra memory called virtual memory. This really is just part of the hard drive and, although it keeps the computer operating, it slows things down considerably. While the hard drive space on most new machines is usually sufficient, RAM may be low because many people aren't focused enough on it when they buy to make manufacturer's beef it up. Most users find RAM between 2 and 4 GB to run the smoothest.
3. Use specials to your advantage
New computer models hit store shelves on a regular basis, which leaves stores with little option but to get rid of their old models as fast as possible. If a new model appears while their inventory is still high, they risk a significant loss when the old model's price takes a nosedive. Thus, specials on computers are a regular occurrence, especially around the holidays. After you've done your research and have a brand and model in mind, look for a discount on it. If you plan your shopping ahead enough and are patient, you're bound to find one.
4. Look for good customer service
A broken computer is a frustrating occurrence, but even more so if you don't have good customer support to rely on. Get some feedback from others who have the same brand computer and find out how their customer service experience was. It can make the difference between a happy and disgruntled computer owner.