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#1 Edited by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

Can you buy premium with those prepaid cards you get at convenience stores? (US) Does anyone know of a specific card that works?

#2 Posted by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

@mb: I was thinking that it may have been something along those lines, and after double checking, it appears that may be the case. However, I'm quite sure I've read about people claiming they are paying for 50 megabytes and get 25 megabytes download (about half what is advertised), or paying for 105 and getting about 50.

#3 Posted by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

The cable internet I'm paying for is supposed to be 25mbs per second download (I know that is just a theoretical maximum). Using wifi on my 4 year old laptop from the wireless router, I average right around 2mbs per second. When I stand next to it, I get about 2.5mbps, and when I plug it into the router using Ethernet I get about 3mbs. This has been my average day or night for a long time.

Using one of those online speed tests I get around 20mbs download, but I never get close to that when I try to download a file. My router is a N150 which is supposed to be capable of 150Mbps.

Does this sound normal? I'm not expecting 25mbps but 2 is pretty far below that. Any idea if there's something I need to configure? I've tried restarting the modem. Thanks.

#4 Posted by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

Swat 4 was a really good game.

#5 Edited by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

Complaining about Origin is just tiring at this point. It works fine, and it seems like most of the bleating comes from people who haven't used it. Sure steam is great, but do you really expect a company the size of EA not to have their own system?

Complaining about exclusivity doesn't hold up. Does Origin have Half Life 2 or other games from that series?

#6 Posted by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

Ok thanks.

#7 Posted by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

Can you use USA based prepaid debit cards like Visa Vanilla for premium membership? You buy them in convenience stores. Does giantbomb ask for billing information beyond the card number, sec code, and date?

#8 Posted by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

That looks nice, but every other screenshot of this game on PC will look the same. It's not like there's mods or anything. There's a PC screenshot thread already.

#9 Edited by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -

From someone else in the BF4 forum.

It's not running at a true 1080p but 900 thats been upscaled. Look at the aliasing on the console versions.

#10 Edited by squirrelnacho (332 posts) -
@lysergica33 said:
Going to start replaying MP3 today I think, despite my grievances with the writing, it seems like an appropriate time to revisit it.

That was the result of the lack of Sam Lake who did the writing for Max Payne 1 and 2. Max Payne 3 was just a strange departure for the series. The writing was less unique, as noted in the review on Giantbomb, and long time fan reception. The third entry in the series felt like an attempt to shoehorn other source material in the plot, which dramatically changed the tone and style.