Well you probably saw it on the “Forthcoming Articles” section for the better part of last week that there was to be a Review for the PC-only, Hard Reset. Well, you’re right – it was SUPPOSED to happen. But Sunday night while playing the game, something happened and my videocard died. It locked up, gave me some hallucinogenic green wavy lines, and promptly rebooted. Every other game I tried playing had the same result. Luckily it can display the desktop, but once it goes into a DirectX game – it gets crazy looking.
Without a solid replacement, I had to post-pone the review until I get a new video card. My computer was custom built in 2008, so the parts I put in then don’t quite hold up now – so not all too surpising the videocard gave out. I had an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260. Now I’m shopping for a GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
Now this card came out at the beginning of 2011 and will last another good 3 years of gaming no doubt. However, in my current build it will bottleneck due to my CPU (Dual Core 3.0Ghz) and RAM (4GB) restrictions. But I plan on upgrading CPU and motherboard by the end of the year to turn this system back into the beast it once was.
In other news, I received a copy of Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad for review. It’s a multiplayer, World War II simulation/realistic, first-person shooter. As soon as my system is back up and running, I plan on finishing and getting Hard Reset review out and then spending considerable time with Red Orchestra 2 and getting a review out on that. The game releases today on Steam.