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Kinect Disneyland Adventures (Xbox 360)
Kinect Disneyland Adventures (Xbox 360)
Offered by Bargain Games UK
Price: 7.49

3.0 out of 5 stars One little mistake...., 26 April 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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The game is genuinely charming, and should captivate any child who has a passing understanding of the Disney characters. Disneyland itself has been well mapped, the graphics are perfectly acceptable, the learning curve has been well thought out, and the use of kinect is solid (the mechanic around hugging and asking for autographs works particularly well). In general there's a surprising amount to do, and assuming it holds your childs attention they won't run out of things to do in a hurry. As for the negatives, although the control method is about as easy as it could be made, anyone under 4 may find it difficult, and it also gets quite easily confused when people walk past the playing area. But these two are minor niggles. The most damning issue is the fact that you can't use your actual XBox avatar. It's an unfortunate decision on Disney's part, and it seems difficult to understand the reasons for it. That alone for me knocks one star off what would otherwise be a 4 star product.

In summary, this is far better than I expected, and particularly at the price Amazon have it at at the time of writing, it's more than worthwhile.


Batman: Mask of the Phantasm [DVD] [2005]
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Benjamin Melniker
Price: 3.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genuinely brilliant, 22 April 2012
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In many respects this, and the rest of the Conroy / Dini / Hamill / Timm era, is the definitive take on the Dark Knight, and his gallery of rogues. Highly recommended for any Batman fan, young or old.


Ravioli Cutter Square 8cm/3" s/s plastic Soft Grip handle Guaranteed quality
Ravioli Cutter Square 8cm/3" s/s plastic Soft Grip handle Guaranteed quality
Offered by cookware company
Price: 4.00

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing to be critical about here., 20 April 2012
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In short it's robust, a good size, and it does its job very well; you can do a lot worse than this.


Nyko Intercooler TS -White (Xbox 360)
Nyko Intercooler TS -White (Xbox 360)

3.0 out of 5 stars Good try, but short of sticking it in a fridge you may just need a new 360, 20 April 2012
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
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Unfortunately my first generation XBox - from the first batch, in 2005 - just wouldn't fall to a decent temperature, even with this attached, so I ended up buying a new XBox. However, I can't blame this device. It's well made, well designed, and well constructed, and does exactly what it says on the tin; it gets a decent airflow going around the back. The problem is that Microsoft have set the kill switch at a very aggressive temperature on the older boxes, and particularly with newer games the box may overheat no matter what you do. In summary, worth a try given the price; but don't expect guarantees, and give credit (or blame) where it's due.


Wilton Gingerbread House Kit
Wilton Gingerbread House Kit

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice product - just avoid the supplier., 6 Jan 2012
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This review is from: Wilton Gingerbread House Kit
Received from the seller 'Planet Bake' in an outer box 3 times too large. The box inside was battered, and had clearly been previously torn open - and was resealed with two strips of sellotape. One of the bags of sweets inside had been helpfully 'pre-opened', and instead of replacing it they had just dropped the sweets into the box loose. Some of the gingerbread was broken.

It's a shame, because it looks like a genuinely nice product, and my daughter would have loved it putting it together. But I have to review based on what I receive, and I genuinely can't believe Planet Bake thought it was acceptable to send me it as it was. If you can get this from another supplier do, because it's a nice product - but I honestly can't recommend Planet Bake.


C# Interview Questions You'll Most Likely Be Asked
C# Interview Questions You'll Most Likely Be Asked

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother unless you're a total moron..., 18 May 2011
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If you're offered a job on the basis of answering the questions here in the manner they do, your interviewer is probably not much sharper than you are; a quick google can supply a much better list of interview questions. On top of this, it's clearly written by Indian native speakers (I recognize the cadences) - which is fine, but the English is poor. Avoid.


Fallout: New Vegas (Xbox 360)
Fallout: New Vegas (Xbox 360)
Offered by pandagames
Price: 10.73

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Objectively, a disappointment, 28 Nov 2010
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
Firstly I think it's important to provide a counterpoint to the main stated reason for the huge amount of negative reviews. I, personally, have seen no bugs at all in the game. Now this is most likely down the fact that it has been patched several times, but nonetheless for me it's been perfectly stable. Now that we've got that out of the way, what about the game? Well, it's a bit of a disappointment, frankly.

Firstly, compared to Fallout 3, this game *actually feels smaller*. Now this is partly down to the fact that it is, actually, smaller - much smaller. Specifically a huge strip up the left hand side of the map is taken up with a mountain range, and there's a massive lake on the right side of the map. But even putting this aside, this game never achieves anything like the sense of scale, or variety, that Fallout 3 had. Next, if (like me) you got a bit annoyed with Fallout 3 occasionally because of moments of silliness - you are going to get a lot more annoyed here. Quite regularly I found myself thinking "how the hell do people get paid to write this nonsense?".

The quests are, charitably, a mixed bag. despite some moments of inspiration (e.g., the recovery of a sunken bomber), the vast majority of quests are simple fetch-and-carry and it. just. gets. incredibly. boring. Now certainly Fallout 3 had it's moments of boredom, but nothing like this. There'll be several times (for example, when someone asks you to fetch 3 random objects from 3 random locations for the 15th time) when you'll find yourself thinking you just can't be bothered. Think back to Fallout 3 and the VR mission in the 50s American suburb - something that genuinely turned the game on it's head, something really memorable. There's nothing like that here.

One heavily touted change is the more explicit use of companions. This is great, but the trouble is with two strong companions there really are very few situations you can get into that put you in any real danger. With the exception of an enclave of Deathclaws slap bang in the middle of the map, nothing will bother you that much - and again, that doesn't make for a dramatic game. I spent the latter quarter of Fallout 3 wandering around with Fawkes, and essentially with her around I was invulnerable. Imagine two such companions, given to you very early in the game. It takes away any tension whatsoever.

Lastly, the engine really is starting to show its age, and putting this up against other recent games just underscores it. Consider Mass Effect 2 (a game that completely *owns* this game in almost every respect). Putting aside the far superior script for a moment, the conversation engine is done *so* much better in ME2, graphically it's far stronger, and the action elements are far more convincing. With a great game (like Fallout 3) you can look past these issues, but New Vegas makes you realize the inadequacies of the engine at every turn.

Now that's not to say there is nothing positive. Certainly the branching storyline is welcome. But the bottom line is that, while this isn't terrible, this just isn't the same calibre of game as Fallout 3 - let alone Mass Effect 2.


Lockdown
Lockdown
by Sean Black
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.23

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Standard for the genre, 20 Aug 2010
This review is from: Lockdown (Hardcover)
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No surprises here... if you're a fan of Clive Cussler, or even Matthew Reilly, you're very likely to enjoy this. The pages will go by very quickly.


Joe Browns Bartenders Shirt White (44/46)
Joe Browns Bartenders Shirt White (44/46)

3.0 out of 5 stars Beware..., 20 Aug 2010
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This shirt isn't too forgiving, so be wary about buying it if you're, shall we say, someone with a few spare pounds. Also the material is a lot thinner than it appears from the photos.


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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites..., 20 Aug 2010
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This has quickly become one of my favourite shirts. Well made, great fit - and very comfortable.


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