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Black credit card holder wallet from Prime Hide
Black credit card holder wallet from Prime Hide
Offered by D2D Products
Price: £7.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Cheaply made, poorly designed - please avoid., 25 Nov 2012
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I bought this wallet (which isn't cheap!) and within a month of use the flimsy card holder inside broke. I only had a 3/4 cards in it (it has space for 19!) and it wasn't made well enough to even handle them. Cheaply made, poorly designed - plenty better on the market.

Red: My Autobiography
Red: My Autobiography
by Gary Neville
Edition: Hardcover

22 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very average and pedestrian., 12 Sep 2011
This review is from: Red: My Autobiography (Hardcover)
I am a lifelong Man Utd fan - so this book was an absolute must for me.

It ticks all the boxes that an English international footballer's autobiography should tick - how they got into the first team, their recollection of important matches, behind the scenes gossip, the great players they played with and how disappointing their England career was.

However, this is where the positives end. For saying Gary played for 20 years for one of the biggest clubs in the world there is hardly any backbone or depth to the book. Very, very few funny stories appear in the 300 pages, absolutely nothing about his life off the field and hardly anything that could be described as "noteworthy". Gary has also gone to great pains to make sure that nothing controversial makes it into the book - a lot of the book just says how great Beckham, Giggs, Cantona etc was, which is hardly news to football fans.

When I compare this to other autobiographies such as Vinne Jones' (Vinnie: The Autobiography), Gazza's (Gazza: My Story) and Le Tissier's (Taking le Tiss) this is not in the same league.

Man Utd fans may enjoy to some extent (although I would recommend Glory Glory!), fans of other teams will hardly raise an eyebrow when reading this book. Disappointing.
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L.A. Noire (Xbox 360)
L.A. Noire (Xbox 360)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £13.65

16 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great graphics, but ultimately unsatisfying, 21 May 2011
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: L.A. Noire (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Being a Rockstar game I was expecting great things (think Great Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption etc), and when I loaded up the game I was not dissapointed. The graphics really are groundbreaking, they way people walk, talk, pull facial expressions etc is very realistic. The opening tutorial (as a regular uniform cop) showed how to find clues, questions suspects, and even the occasional foot chase and shoot-out! Perfect start I thought, before promotion to detective.

Entering the Detective stage brimming with positivity and enthusiasm I was launched into serious investigations. And then the dissapointment slowly started to hit me - the game was simply a repeat of the tutorial over and over again. Get dispatched to a crime, examine clues when the controller vibrates and question suspects (the game even tells you what questions to ask, and in what order!). One of the big selling points is the graphics of the characters aiding you to tell when they are lying or telling the truth - well its very simple. If the character acts shifty when asked a question, they are lying, if they plead with you they are telling the truth. Crime solved, pat on the back from the Captain, then off to another crime.

After a considerable amount of time playing this endless cycle of solving crimes with virtually no excitement or tension left me hugely disappointed. Yes the graphics are great but playing games is about having fun, experiencing the euphoria of doing well, and being determined to do better next time when you've done not so well.

This game is flat, lifeless, and boring.
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