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41 Reviews by Tony

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Bethesda

Bethesda

4/17/18

I am rating 2 stars because of their lack of desire to fix glitches & other well known problems, but their desire to make paid items & content for more money. I honestly never thought I would be one of the people giving them a hard time about their unfixed mistakes in their games but it is quite annoying & sad that they do not value their fan base enough to get in there & fix those problems that they could easily fix if they just took the time & energy to do so.

Fallout 4 - One of my all time favorite games that they put out by far. I own this game on both Steam & XBox One & I have many of the same problems on both platforms that make it next to impossible to earn achievements in the game due to bugs & glitches some of which can be easily fixed by using player mods, so if players can fix them you know Bethesda can. They created the "Creation Club" which is basically paid mods that wont break the game or disable achievements. I own almost all the content on XBox One in CC because I love the game so much & I thought if I supported them by buying that stuff they might actually care enough to maybe fix some of the bugs so that others like me could enjoy the game more & prolong its life & livelihood. Sadly it seams that they only have an interest in your pocket, not making their products better.

I refuse to buy anymore of their content or games until they start acting more professional & fix the bugs.

Come on guys your one of my favorite game companies. Give me a reason to be proud of you & your games again.

Azzatek

Azzatek

4/17/18

I have always wanted one of their "Azza Genesis 9000B" full tower cases but can never seam to find one new that is reasonably priced because people buy them really cheap & jack the prices to around $2k which is just insanely stupid being the original price was around $149.99 & I have seen them as low as $98 but its always past the first of the month which makes it impossible for me to buy at that time. By far this is my favorite computer case company, but mainly because of that one bad ... case. I know its slim to none I will ever have one of those cases, but its still awesome. They make other good products too. If you have not been to their site be sure & check them out!

Seagate

Seagate

4/17/18

The Seagate Barracuda is my #1 preferred hard drive type when it comes to computers. Everyone swears by WD but not me, I have had much better luck with Seagate then any other manufacture when it comes to hard drives. My first love was Quantum Fireball back when they made drives for non business as well because I know I must have reformatted my 20GB more then 1K times in the time I used it & it never failed just bigger drives came out so I moved on.

I love Seagate & I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a good quality drive.

Newegg

Newegg

4/17/18

I have ordered & used many items over the years from New Egg & in my opinion it is always useful even if you do not buy directly from them because they generally give in great detail about their inventory to give you the best possible information about what your interested in buying. Now days I am more inclined to buy from the eBay shop because I can avoid any extra charges like tax & shipping which is exactly the same price as it is on their site just minus the S/H & tax.

I would recommend New Egg to anyone who has use for what they offer.

Tip for consumers: Only had 2 items in the entire time I have dealt with New Egg that was the wrong item & they were very professional about fixing the problems. If you want a site/company that cares about their customers & will do their best to make things right, I vouch for New Egg.

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Amazon

Amazon

4/17/18

Amazon is not my first pick when it comes to shopping but I do like that they offer the wish list option which is a great way to keep up with things that I am interested in wither its for buying later or just looking at things I find interesting. Generally I save things in wish lists to share with friends or family that I think might benefit from them. I really like that pretty much anything & everything I have ever ordered from Amazon as a normal member has come in really fast shipping wise. That can be hard to come by now days with many sites even more those who have special programs or membership like PRIME.

I can not rate the returns because I have never had to return anything. I have only been burned once but that was many years ago on an airbed that bubbled up after first sleeping on it which they claimed would never happen. Not a big deal, I am long over that now.

Would I recommend this site to a friend, stranger, family, etc?
Yes, and I do quite often

Tip for consumers: You do not need Prime membership to get fast shipping with these guys though I am sure if you shop with them frequently it would be worth it to you in the long run money wise.

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Helen Ross McNabb Center

Helen Ross McNabb Center

4/17/18

Because of this organization I now have my own place to live with no need to rent rooms from random sketchy people. I suffer from PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, and many other mental & health problems which I go to HRM for in my area. They helped me get off the streets & into an apartment which they helped pay for the first 4 months then I was on my own payments wise but I had my own place. If you know someone who is homeless but has an income you should defiantly check into HRM centers if there is one near you, or if you need mental help. They are very easy to talk to & work with. I would recommend them to anyone in need of the services that they provide.

Hirezstudios

Hirezstudios

4/17/18

I played a game they had offered many years ago on steam, and because I like the game so much I decided to spend money in it for the boosts monthly. Well I must say I have played a lot of games & invested in the ones I loved with little to no regret but the same can not be said about Hi-Rez Studios because they tried to .... me royally refusing to refund me as my paid items never arrived in game or otherwise & they did not even reply up to one week until I contacted the BBB to get their attention & even then they did not have much to say. Thanks to BBB & Paypal I ended up getting my refund but I had to jump threw hoops to get my refund. I would avoid these guys as far as paying for anything in their games, but they do make some good games. I just refuse to play or support a game that ..... me.

If you play for free, go for it! If you want to invest in a good game, avoid it like the plague!

6pm

6pm

4/17/18

I see a lot of people on many sites asking about a good site to shop on for clothing, boots, shoes, etc. I have only shopped here a few times but never had any problems. My orders came in fast & the prices were awesome.

I can vouch for this site if your looking for great low prices on name brand goods!

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Samsung

Samsung

4/17/18

Samsung to this day is one of my preferred name brands in many electronics from phones to TVs. They have made a lot of good products & I have very seldom if ever owned or used a product that they made that I had problems with or did not like. I give you guys 5 stars because you make good quality items & I hope you guys are around for years to come.

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Google

Google

4/17/18

I love Google but I am giving it a 3 out of 5 because of its voice service you find on all the phones now days. I broke 2 Samsung On5 phones that I owned because I thought it was the phones that was making my voice to text all screwed up saying random .... I never said. It really ...... me off! I would be talking to someone in voice to text & it would say some really ..... & off the wall .... that I never said some of which started some unwanted drama with people who did not know me well. After I got other models of phones I have now found its Google Voice to Text not my phone/s. Such a waste, those were good phones & I just got .... & decided I had had enough.

Google fix that crap!

ZTE

ZTE

4/17/18

So I use MetroPCS as my phone provider & I had wanted the ZTE Z982 for a long time because of its internal 32GB memory & the fingerprint features. Sadly for me when I chose to finally buy one mine was a factory screw up. I could never install anything from default because it always said the CPU was at max, FB is on your phone by default & can be disabled but not uninstalled & everyone that uses it on their phone has probably noticed its a resource hog from hell, I could not upload my pictures to my photo gallery online, It froze all the time, and much more.

After getting a replacement my phone works as intended. I am not happy with MetroPCS because they charged me $15 to replace it when I had told them from the start there were problems & they would not listen. But that is not ZTE's fault, and ZTE tried their best to help me online before I chose to return it. So for those having problems with your phones, return your screw up & get a replacement before hating it. You might just have a bad one like I did.

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Open Broadcaster Software

Open Broadcaster Software

4/17/18

When I first used this program many years ago I hated it because it was so hard to figure out how to setup & use. Thank god it has come a long way now & is much easier to setup & use. Outside D3DGear this is the program I use most for streaming. Its great for gaming, making how to videos, and more. You can stream to pretty much any site that you can access, and its new versions make it easy for pretty much anyone to use & operate.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu

4/17/18

I use Windows more then I do Linux but Ubuntu is a very good operating system & now even has more support for the gaming community as you can play many games via Steam. Ubuntu can run from both being installed on your computer as well as by running on DVD or USB in live mode & even get use of the internet not installed. I noticed that someone had said that it does not pickup their WiFi signal, chances are they are using a device that has no support like my AE6000 which cost me $45 which works perfect in Windows but will not work in Linux. Do not let this keep you from trying it out for yourself as I have not found any other problems with my WiFi in Linux Ubuntu or otherwise.

Features,

+ Will install on an old iMac
+ 100% Free
+ Great Support
+ Can play many games on Steam
+ Always has the correct time installing (Unlike Windows)
+ Has tons of free open source programs
+ Is not targeted with viruses & other harmful things (Unlike Windows)
+ Is more stable then Windows could ever hope to be
+ Can be run from install, DVD, or USB drive
+ Can be portable

You just need to try it for yourself & see if its something you would find useful or not. Unlike Windows you do not have to pay $199.99 every year because they can not stick with one version & make it better. Its 100% free for all versions, easy to download & burn. Just use Windows to burn the ISO to DVD or Rufus to burn to a USB drive.

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Rufus

Rufus

4/17/18

For those looking for a good program to write your operating systems to a USB drive so that you can install via your USB instead of disk, this is a great program for you. Its easy to use, simple, and fairly quick. I have never had any failures using it myself. I use it mainly for making bootable USB drives for Ubuntu & Ubuntu Mate which are free to use Linux bases operating systems.

IObit

IObit

4/17/18

This is now one of my lifetime sponsors to which I am given free use of the programs I had use for in exchange for promoting them on my website. I am a non profit webmaster & gamer. IOBit offers many great & useful programs & & also offer some programs free. One of my favorite programs is their "Start Menu" which I loved because of the fact that Windows 8 had removed the start menu when it first came out which I really hated. You can also use this in Windows 10 if needed for making custom start menus or icons. But they offer a whole lot more then this, and if you have need of a good software developer that cares about their customers & will get back to you within a reasonable amount of time with any problems that you may have, you need to give these guys a shot.

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EditPlus

EditPlus

4/17/18

After using the demo versions of this program I fell in love with it. I am a non profit webmaster & I find this program very useful for my every day use & needs from working on my HTML documents to just making lists for profiles in alphabetical order & also love that spell check because I am not the best at spelling.

Some features,

* Program in many languages
* Design in many website languages
* Good for all text needs
* Great for editing xml files in games & more
* Alphabetical your lists
* And much more...

I am sure there is a lot more to this program that I have not even yet explored because generally I use it for specific things. I also love how it color codes my HTML documents to help me find mistakes faster & easier then when I use to use Notepad which is all black text & can take a while to find mistakes if the document is long.

I promote this application now as it is one of my lifetime sponsors for at least the past 4+ years. I never promote anything I do not like, have not used or tested myself, or do not find useful. I would recommend this program to anyone who has use of it.

Getpaint.net

Getpaint.net

4/17/18

I have been using this program as long as I can remember. It is much easier to understand & use then the well known GIMP. It also works in layers & it great for pretty much all my image editing & creating needs. I especially love that I can make transparent images & text with it.

On note of other reviews I have never seen this program try to install anything 3rd party other then .NET Frameworks as its needed to run being it works in frames. The person who said it tries to install ad-ware is misinformed & must have installed from a 3rd party site that made changes to the installer. I know for a fact that it does not install ad-ware or anything harmful. If you download it from GetPaint.net you will not have such problems.

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IrfanView

IrfanView

4/17/18

IrfanView is one of my most used programs which is useful for many things from batch rename/resize/format, 3D borders, converting into icon files, making thumbnails, and so much more. I have used this program for many years & I promote it on my website. IrfanView is 100% free also.

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Steam

Steam

4/17/18

I have been on steam since 2007 & now own a little over 500+ games. I love steam & I would recommend it to anyone who games or would like to game from computers. No more need to worry about lost disks, scratches, stolen, lost keys, putting the disk in to play, or keeping up with your games, tools, etc because its always easy to download from any location to which you can login to your account. You can even share for family on multiple computers up to 5 I think as long as no one is playing that game at the time. Its a great game client to have & supports Windows, Linux, and Mac.

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D3dgear

D3dgear

4/17/18

D3DGear is one of my lifetime sponsors which allows me free use in exchange for promoting them on my site. I have used this software off & on for many years & now days use it more on Steam. Its very easy to use, takes very little system resources, offers streaming to any site via the customer stream settings, you can stream your desktop or games, you can record desktop or games, there is even a built in option for benchmark & showing FPS, and more. What I like most about this software is that you can record in many formats not just AVI like alternative software such as Fraps which I also own. This is a really good application for anyone looking for a easy & simple to use capture program.

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