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2010 | Mafia II – Jimmy’s Vendetta

Oops! If you thought that this is about the genius kiddo of cartoons you’ve watched in Nickelodeon, you’re wrong. There’s no genius here, except the guys of 2K Czech for making Mafia II my best game recently. Jimmy’s Vendetta DLC was fun. I have finished it in 2 weeks (sorry to say, I’m not always playing video games). So my thoughts about the game, you’re askin’? As I’ve said, it was fun, more serious and aggressive. Sadly, the game lacks story, or should I say it lacks cut-scenes. Story, there is. However, the game’s focus is on the mission itself. The DLC is about Jimmy, who successfully escaped from prison and will take revenge to those fellas that made him a pig. This means that you will be chasing all of those guys, beat them all up make Jimmy enjoy his life. You’ll be killing these guys area by area, as seen on the map, and aside from that, to earn money you will have to steal rare cars out there and sell them up. I have acquired $30000+ bucks and believe me, you don’t need that kind of money. You just have to watch out for your health and your ammos. Grenades are useful in some situations. But you don’t have a choice. These “car-stealing” mini missions are required to beat so you can move to the next “real” missions and make a progress to your gang chases. Here are some photos I have captured upon finishing the game.


Jimmy: You see the way I eat?


Jimmy: It’s more like a vacation…


Jimmy: no thanks, I’m full…


Jimmy: want me to jump? Sorry but in this game you can’t jump O.O


Jimmy: I told ‘ya I wasn’t the one who stole your Ray Ban glasses!


Completion for Stealing Car (when was stealing cars became an achievement???)


Jimmy: Alright, thanks for your Wedding invitation. I’ll definitely come. Prepare a lot of food and some… chicas’


Almost there…


Jimmy: So there’s that Big Boss. I’m gonna suck his stomach!


There ya’ go!


Finally, finished Jimmy’s Vendetta DLC. Next, we’re going to wait for a little while. The next DLC will be named Joe’s Adventures. I’m so looking forward to it. I hope Joe Barbaro wasn’t dead.

|> Sistar – Shady Girl

PowerColor ATI Radeon HD4850 Play!

hello everyone! just happen to show you 20% fragment of Black-Honey. It’s just one factor how my Black-Honey became a super wild beast, a next-gen gametop (just combined game + desktop LoL). well, i have the PowerColor ATI Radeon HD4850 Play!

So, why did i chose the HD4850 Play! by PowerColor???

-i guess it’s cheaper (LoL), i bought @ PHP6500.00 ($130) in PCHub altogether with the rest of Black-Honey’s fragments…
-i’ve given the chance to choose from the PCS+ and Play! edtion. the PCS+ edition offers 1GB GDDR3 while Play! only offers 512MB GDDR3 (that’s why it’s cheaper)… PCS+’s Fan is colored metallic-red, while Play! is colored Black (and i like it!)
-i heard from various reliable sites (such as NewEgg.com) that this GPU is an OC version (overclocked) so that means, it’s better than other HD4850 GPUs there (man, i really wanted the Toxic version of Sapphire)
-my last card is a Sapphire Radeon 9250, so before, i really wanted that toxic version, but i realize i should try other brand names just like PowerColor (PowerColor is an American Company, subsidiary of FoxConn (Taiwan))

And yeah, Black-Honey is already built, and the Pros are:

-silent and stale GPU
-design is very cool, i like the Black Fan…
-it wasn’t that big
-it performs so well, running so much apps
-my max. resolution (based on my Samsung SyncMaster 943snx) is 1360×768… the GPU i think has higher max. resolution…
-performs so well in 3dsmax 2009
-i can play GTA IV, Red Alert 3, Burnout Paradise, Crysis Warhead, etc. without having any issues…all smooth!!!

Cons:
-in terms of performance, i guess…none
-but in the package… a lot!
-no CrossFireX cable included
-the Manual is a crap (just a piece of white paper)
-driver is not reliable…damn
-but still… it’s cool!

Full Specifications:

Graphics Engine:     RADEON HD4850
Video Memory:       512MB GDDR3
Engine Clock:            635MHz
Memory Clock:        993MHz x 2
Memory Interface  256bit
DirectX Support:     10.1
Bus Standard:           PCIE 2.0

Video Input:

VGA Output:             Yes, By DVI to VGA converter
HDTV Output:          Yes, By HDTV Cable
TV Output:                Yes, By TV-OUT Bracket
DVI Output:              DVI-I x 1 + Display Port x 1
Dual-link DVI:          Yes
HDMI Support:        Yes, on board
HDCP Support:        Yes

Pictures (Official):

PowerColor ATI Radeon HD4850 Play!

PowerColor ATI Radeon HD4850 Play!

Pictures (with Black-Honey):

Top View

Rear View [DVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort]Front View [Transistors, Batteries, Fan, structure]Side View [Connected to my Intel X58 Extreme Board]Fan Side View [Connected via PCI-Express 2. x16]Fan View [PowerColor Logo]GPU-Z:

GPU-Z Main Tab

GPU-Z Main Tab

GPU-Z Advanced Tab

GPU-Z Advanced Tab

4850HD

Useful Links:

PowerColor Official Website – Official 4850HD Play! Product Page
PhotoBucket – Pictures of My 4850HD Play!
PCHub – PowerColor HD4850 Play! Profile

Perfromance: 9.8/10 [play GTA IV smoothly]
Value: 10/10 [it’s worthy to place PHP6500.00 to this cool GPU
Design: 9.5/10 [i prefer the red fan od PCS+ edition]
Accesories: 8/10 [no CrossFire X bracket, manual is a crap]

Overall Rating: 9.3/10

My Comment: i’ve given it a 9.3 out of 10 rating since, the included accesories are craps… but still the perfromance did so well…