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Midnight Club II
Midnight Club II
Offered by CDandVinyl
Price: £13.92

4.0 out of 5 stars It's good, but the sequel to it is way way better., 2 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Midnight Club II (Video Game)
It's an OK game. I actually bought this second hand after initially playing MCIII Dub Edition first. You always expect the older incarnations to be the poorer relation and this definitely is by a long way, but it's good to see where the foundations were laid for the later game and there's enough familiarity to making it quite entertaining. Not one I'd keep going back to, unlike version III which is still a fantastic game and one I'd recommend over this. Overall, if you just want more drivers for your collection and you can pick up a cheap copy of this then why not...?

Shox (PS2)
Shox (PS2)
Offered by Super-bargains
Price: £4.23

5.0 out of 5 stars Good fun arcader - don't expect V-Rally, it's more like a 3D Super Skidmarks, 2 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Shox (PS2) (Video Game)
Totally bonkers at times, but great fun too. Really satisfying if you can win one of the races in the little mini when you're up against much faster cars. Some stages are easy enough to draw you in, and then one or two have some tricky moments that take a few attempts to work out the lines with probably just enough challenge to keep you playing until you complete it. It's cheap enough second-hand now to include in your library as a fun throwaway kind of game.

Golden Age of Racing (PS2)
Golden Age of Racing (PS2)
Offered by filmrollen
Price: £5.97

3.0 out of 5 stars Meh. Not the best, but also probably not the worst driver I've played., 2 Aug. 2014
Nothing special - fairly poor AI and sometimes impossible and unfair advantages given to the computer cars. Don't waste your time, buy a proper racing sim or arcader (depending on your driving game preference).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect replacement part if your original Apple power supply fails., 2 Aug. 2014
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Perfect replacement for Apple's notoriously flakey power supplies (the small low voltage DC cable almost always breaks somewhere around the weak point going into the transformer block if you regularly have to coil it up - and I'm always very careful when doing so to ensure no undue strain is put on this point). Looks and operates identically to Apple's own unit but at a fraction of the cost. Why would anyone buy a 'genuine' one?

6" 2 In 1 Stand or Clip On Portable Fan Table Desk
6" 2 In 1 Stand or Clip On Portable Fan Table Desk
Offered by UK Home & Garden Store Ltd
Price: £12.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Good little worker - has kept me cool through the summer heatwaves., 2 Aug. 2014
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Great little fan. It may only be 6" diameter but it puts out a decent blast of air. The interchangeable bases are handy too - either desk standing or with a sturdy clip that will easily grab the edge of a desk or piece of furniture to probably just over an inch thick (perhaps about 30mm). It's not oscillating, so you need to point it where you want it to deliver some cooling relief from the summer heat, but it does tilt to a certain degree and pivots 360 degrees so it's not a problem to fettle it into a good position. I don't think it's mentioned in the description, but it does have 2 speeds and at the highest speed you can feel a bit of air movement from a good 3 metres (10 feet) away. Not the quietest fan in the world, as the protective guard seems to rattle a little bit at times, although just changing the angle slightly can reduce the resonant vibration through the casing which I think is causing it. Build quality actually seems pretty good as I was expecting it to be very cheap and plasticky (only the desk stand really feels that way). I guess for this price point you'd have to be particularly anally retentive to think that either the minimal rattle and desk stand were unacceptable. All in all, a great little fan - get one rather than spending about the same on one of the poorly made USB types.

IOMAX Car Cassette Adapter - Black
IOMAX Car Cassette Adapter - Black
Offered by Nexons Electronics
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Just works, 29 Oct. 2013
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A great way to bring your ipod to your cassette-equipped car. My car stereo has a CD multichanger but no AV input, it does however have a cassette player hidden behind the fascia panel, so this was a great way to bring it into the 21st century for a bargain price.

Sultans Plain Chocolate Covered Stem Ginger 250 gram bag (1/4 kilo)
Sultans Plain Chocolate Covered Stem Ginger 250 gram bag (1/4 kilo)
Offered by Dandy Candy
Price: £4.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Mmmm ginger!, 29 Oct. 2013
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Dark chocolate AND ginger. A match made in heaven. Don't just buy chocolate, buy chocolate coated ginger. Nom nom nom

Intelex Plush Microwavable Bagpuss
Intelex Plush Microwavable Bagpuss
Price: £11.03

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's a Bagful of mmmmm., 29 Oct. 2013
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Bagpuss - you just can't go wrong can you. Heavier than you'd expect as it's filled with wheat grains. Warms up nicely in the microwave and smells of lavender.

South Of Heaven
South Of Heaven

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest Slayer album of them all!, 4 Dec. 2009
This review is from: South Of Heaven (MP3 Download)
If you only own one Slayer album in your collection then, firstly, you'd be doing yourself a great disservice, and secondly 'South of Heaven' should be that one album.

This is, to put it plainly, very probably Slayer's greatest ever album. It has all the Slayer staples of fast and hard tracks with driven lightning fast heavy riffs, huge 3000mph drumfills, and yet remains almost funky at times. Bridging the more raw pure riffage of their earlier work as seen on 'Show no Mercy' and the out and out madness of their fastest, and shortest proper album 'Reign in Blood', South of Heaven is timeless.

Their latest album (at time of writing), 'World Painted Blood' clearly harks back to this era of their writing, and it's all the better for it.

The undisputed godfathers of proper 'Metal' Black Sabbath were kings of the memorable riff, but for me personally Slayer were their heir proper, carrying the dark and fat funky mantle on to another generation.

Buy this album - it's quite simply brilliant! :)

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (PS2)
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (PS2)
Price: £9.76

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute MUST HAVE for any racing game completist!, 3 Dec. 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
If, like me, your choice of game genre is racing (personally, it's the ONLY genre I play... not that I'm obsessed!) then you need to have this game in your life. Yes, it really is that good.

With a huge of amount of game time needed to progress through this game, especially for the completist who just haaaas to go back and win every...single...race...even...if...they' (I know I'm not the only one), you never get bored. By the time you think you've got to grips with the driving style for your current vehicle and completed all your events with it, you need to change to a new category (modded imports, luxury sedans, classic American muscle cars, prestige cars, exotics and super cars, trucks, SUVs, choppers, racing bikes, they're all in here) to take on a new set of challenges and it keeps the gameplay in Dub Edition challenging and fresh throughout. It's almost like a multitude of driving games in a single environment (Toca fans will probably appreciate that touch).

The cities are large enough to take a while to learn so you don't get bored of free roaming too soon - think NFS Most Wanted kind of size for each city, with shortcuts sometimes tricky to spot (useful tip : you quickly find them by watching your opponents racing lines in challenges) and the difficulty levels steadily, but subtly increasing this game will keep you on your toes even when you think you've mastered it.

This is a welcome relief to any hardcore racers out there. If you love sim racers, this is a really amusing departure and a nice way to take a break from the pure skill and accuracy needed for games like Toca3 and GT4. It gives you time to relax back into the pure fun of ridiculously high speed madness through urban settings and unrealistic physics, but it doesn't do it in a purely basic point and powerslide way like the Burnout series, it still needs some driving precision as American muscle cars oversteer stupidly, but have massive power and imports can dive through the narrowest of gaps with pinpoint handling but lack the top-end grunt.

If you're a big fan of the customising mods in the Need For Speed games (definitely Most Wanted and especially Carbon's crazy level of modding), then you're going to fall in love with this game too. The mods are much more limited in some areas (fewer actual bodykits available and they seem to take longer to unlock), but in other areas this is made up in spades by the level of detail you can go into. If you want an exact shade of a colour it has full RGB slider control to create the perfect match - much better than NFS Carbon in that feature.

One of my most beautiful looking modded cars is an old Chevy with cartoonish fat fat fat spoked rims (and 1 inch tyre profiles), dropped suspension all round pro-street style, massive intakes sticking out of the bonnet, roof chop, with chrome everywhere, in a truly Miami metallic surf blue and white flames - neons all round and colour-coded nitro exhaust flames. One of the really nice little finishing touches is the ability to personalise things like window graphics and your number plate (both the US state's plate from different decades, AND your lettering/numbering). The bikes allow you to mod the rider too, with different riders to choose from and various outfits for them to wear to get the look you're after.

Of course it's really all about the driving, and that's always a pleasure. Then when your head's too fried to deal with the blur of nitrous-injected acceleration through traffic and oncoming trams, you can always escape back to more civilised mania like racing 24 hour realtime endurance races in a Pescarolo around Le Sarthe in Gran Turismo ;)

In summary: If you're an arcader fan you'll like the silly arcade feel to much of the game, and the slightly harder challenge of needing some actual skill to win every race. If you're a sim fan you'll like the silly distraction from real driving styles, but appreciate that it doesn't feel like it's patronising your abilities. A real all-rounder then, and from one racing game nutter to another - if you don't already have this in your collection, you're missing out on a top notch fun game.

I'd recommend this as one of the top ten racers I've played (and believe me, I've been playing racers since I started programming them in BASIC on a Vic20 - and that's way before even Pole Position hit the arcades), so it's no small honour. Buy it, love it, but don't forget there's a real world out there with people in it, because you just may get lost in this game :)

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