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PSN CARD 35 GBP WALLET TOP UP  [Online Game Code]
PSN CARD 35 GBP WALLET TOP UP [Online Game Code]
Price: £35.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Instant and efficient way to top-up, especially abroad, 24 Mar 2014
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As a Brit living abroad, it is not possible to make purchases on PSN (as it requires being within the UK and paying with a UK card), so I have often had to resort to 'stocking-up' whenever visiting home. The advent of reliable websites for delivering wallter top-up cards over the last few years has meant I can change my consumer practice when purchasing games. Before using this service on Amazon, I have tried several other sites, which have typically been devlievered to my email box within 1-3 days, altough I have experienced a few problems. In contrast, I have used this service on Amazin three times, and have recieved the code instantly upon payment on each occasion. This has been true when using the service for lower denomination than 35 pounds also.

In conclusion, does exactly what it says on the tin, with no fuss, get it precisely when you want it. Highly recommended as a solution for those with UK registered PSN accounts who are out of the country for whatever reason.

Scorched Earth, Black Snow: The First Year of the Korean War
Scorched Earth, Black Snow: The First Year of the Korean War
by Andrew Salmon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Top notch and much needed history of the Korean War, 15 Oct 2012
This superb follow-up of 'To The Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea 1951' (arguably one of the best military histories of the Korean War) focuses on British and Australian involvement in the Korean War, including the role of the British Commando unit at the Chosin Resevoir. Like his previous work, Salmon's writing is detailed, well researched yet is also engaging, making this one of the most engrossing reads yet produced on the Korean War.

The book is not a total account of the war, you will need to look elswehere for that. What Salmon has done is to focus on several units from the British and Australian forces in the Korean War and given a detailed and intimate account of their experiences. However for anyone interested in the sacrifices made by foreign forces in the Korean War then look no further than this (and his To The Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea 1951). For wider readers, the battles chosen, in particular the Chosin resevoir (fought in temperatures of -30 C), make for fascinating military history.

I have read a lot of Korean War history and in terms of writing about the military experience, Salmon has distinguished himself as the cream of K War writers.

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Nintendo DS)
Call of Duty: Black Ops (Nintendo DS)

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising, 3 Feb 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
I recieved the game as a gift and would not have looked at it twice otherwise. I was pleasantly surprised.

Controls are remarkably sharp, the stylus is used to look around while you use the d-pad to move forward or backwards etc. The left shoulder button fires, so naturally if you hold your DS you can see how it works. No odd finger stretching required! Weapons are selected by tapping icons on the touch screen and environmental moves such as crouching are also implemented in this way. The game itself is graphically decent for the DS, altough incomparable of course to its home console big brother. The AI of team mates in the game works well enough, the main game is short but certainly worth another play through with unlockables available. The zombie mode is included if a little drab.

The game took me back to the PS1 'Medal of Honor' games, similar looks but the missions here are more interesting and the control system is surprisingly responsive. A read around the big review sites like IGN, Gamespot etc will also find similar praise for what is the most respnsive handheld FPS to date. The limitations are obvious in comparisan to the big consoles, but for handheld gamers, Black Ops offers a real surprise and shows that an unthinkable and often atrocious handheld genre can actually be implemented in style.

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions (PSP)
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions (PSP)

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the fanboys, 8 Aug 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
There are a few reviews on here that cover this game well, see the one below for example. However, and I have found this to be quite an issue when I was first deciding on a new handheld system, there are an awful lot of lies about the PSP by DS fanboys.

What you need to know is that this is a remake of the PSOne classic that never made it to Europe and had many people either importing or using other means to get hold of the game. I personally hold this as the best tactical RPG ever, even above the mighty Disgaea, Shining Force 2 and Front Mission 3. The story is rich and dark and heavily revolves around the theme of class systems, what makes the story so good is that it is a Japanese take on European culture and history which makes for something both unique yet at the same time familiar. The graphics look very crisp on the PSP screen although there are issues with slowdown on some of the more grand attacks, perhaps owing to a very complex game system that is difficult to understand fully even with a strategy guide (although you only need the basics to get the maximum out of the game). It is very difficult in places and very unforgiving, your characters can and will die! If you can't handle this kind of thing then look elsewhere but for those looking for a definitive title I'd strongly recommend you pick up this great homage to a classic game, and don't worry if you played the Tactics Advance and was mortified by its lameness (I rushed out for that title on day of release and was left feeling a tad unhappy), this is an excellent and mature title.

For those who loved the original, there are some changes, mostly in the changes of the names. They have also modified the script which in the most part is an improvement but they seem to have butchered some of the more memorable scenes. There are also lots of animated movies with speech now and the characters look and sound great! They've also added Gafgarion's job class as a usable job and added Balthier from FF XII, basically he is Mustadio with more skills and seems out of place but you don't have to use him. All the rest of the secrets remain however. I was sceptical at first but this seems to be a good homage to the classic title we know and love!

The Discworld Mapp
The Discworld Mapp
by Stephen Briggs
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OKay....thats about it, 31 Aug 2006
This review is from: The Discworld Mapp (Paperback)
Ill be brief - I bought this map to cover some wall space and pay homage to one of my favourite authors but I cant help but feel te maps a little bland. It uses dull pastille colours and outlines the Discworld without really detailing anything and theres isnt really anythign actually amusing on the map. Ive heard some good things about the other maps, especially the Ankh Morpork one and I regret not going for that.

On the other hand the map does its job, and comes in a nice booklet with some story about Discworld explorers which is as ever, high quality and amusing reading.

At the end of the day it depends what your looking for, but this isnt an attractive wall piece or particularly engaging reading/viewing. One for die-hards only

The Boneyard [DVD]
The Boneyard [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ed Nelson

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It made me laugh at least, 14 Feb 2005
This review is from: The Boneyard [DVD] (DVD)
No need to spend much time on this.....for the first half of the film it seems like the director genuinely had a go at making the best of an extremel;y low budget and actually managed to get some atmosphere building. And then from out of nowhere comes the Cruella Da Ville puppet monster and possibly one of the most hilarious scenes ever as the cast run screaming from a 7 foot mutated man in a poodle suit (compelte with enlarged ribbon). It has to be seen to be believed and you'll never forget it, but ultimately dont bother spending mnoneyt on it, just catch it on the sci fi channel or something, its only worth watching for the hilarously bad monsters! The sad thing is, without them, they could have still slavaged some respect, but mutant poodles are mutant poodles...

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