On the living metallic planet of Cybertron, form is fluid and machines have character. Robots rule in a land without humans, and embrace their power as they easily shift from robot to vehicle to jet. The conflict over Earth has no place here, rather a devastating battle for Cybertron is about to begin. A new faction has broken off from civilization and is threatening life as you know it. Will you team up with the heroic Autobots to save the planet that made you, or will you embrace the idea of universal domination and join the tyrannical Decepticon forces?
Transformers: War for Cybertron takes you through the breathtaking first chapter of the exciting Transformers saga. Experience where this rivalry first began as you join the brutal civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons. As the conflict grows, so do the stakes. Will you fight for the safety of Cybertron as an Autobot, or succumb to the thirst for ultimate control with the ruthless Decepticons? You may just find yourself embroiled in a battle neither side will truly win. Play as your favorite Transformers characters, and choose your character class, vehicle, weapons, attributes and skills for ultimate fighting might. Transform between robot, car, jet, tank and truck forms as you find the most effective way to beat your enemy. With advanced multiplayer options you can join up with friends to fight in teams or go head-to-head to determine ultimate control. All new sci-fi art and improved character visualizations take the franchise to the next level as you immerse yourself in this epic conflict. Will you save the beautiful metallic planet of Cybertron, or grasp at total domination? The choice is yours, but this transformation is final.
Experience both sides of the battle with the option to play as an Autobot or Decepticon
Convert from robot to car, jet, tank or truck in true Transformers style
Play as any of your favorite Transformers characters and choose your character class, vehicle, attributes, skills, upgrades and weapons for the perfect machine
Multiplayer options allow you to play online with friends either collaboratively or competitively as teams battling rising odds in escalation mode or head-to-head for domination
Influence the events preceding the epic conflicts that were explored in the enthralling Transformers major motion pictures
Minimum PC System RequirementsPC Processor TypeIntel® Core 2 Duo E4300 processor, AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 4000 processorPC Processor Speed2GHzPC Operating SystemWindows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7PC System Memory2GB RAMPC Hard Drive Space9GBPC Video256MB DirectX 9.0c-compatible NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT or ATI Radeon X1900 video cards (excluding NVIDIA 8400 and Radeon HD2400, HD2600 and HD3450 video cards)PC Sound Card16-bit DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound cardsPC Drive Type and SpeedDVD-ROM 6x
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.