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Shaun White Snowboard (PC)
Shaun White Snowboard (PC)
Offered by NextDayEntertainment
Price: 4.23

1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid if you use an I7 processor!, 28 Feb 2011
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
If you are thinking about purchasing this game and use a computer with an Intel i7 processor then avoid this.

The game does not work with 'Hyperthreading' enabled, as such is on the i7.

The only option is to disable hyperthreading in the system Bios, which will slow the computer down for running applications.

Also, such as in my case, this option doesn't even exist in my Bios so im stuck with a game which crashes as soon as it opens.

Search for 'Shaun White Snowboarding i7' on Google to see what I mean.

Apple iPod Shuffle 1GB - Silver (discontinued by manufacturer)
Apple iPod Shuffle 1GB - Silver (discontinued by manufacturer)

131 of 134 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to use, 16 Dec 2006
Now, to start with, if you want a player which is multi-purpose, and can play videos and view photos - look elsewhere. This is strictly music only (with the exception of using it as a data drive). It doesn't have a screen, but for me this is perfect. I'm tired of waiting for my other player (Sony NW-HD3) to load up, then I have to troll through various menus, select the song, wait for the hard-disk to spin up before putting in my pocket, and having to take it out every time i want a song change. This for me does exactly what I need. I use it primarily in College and at the Gym. Its great because it just clips on, you turn it on and music plays literally straight away. There are no loading times, even when skipping tracks, and it is very easy to use. There's 5 buttons, all operated by the thumb, and the great thing is, if its clipped to your trousers, you just press the next track button to change songs. Theres no faffing about with menus and selecting albums.

However, it won't be perfect for everyone because of this. If you want all your music in albums, this wont work, because you can only skip through tracks, but ive made a playlist of my favorite songs of the current time, and put that on. I know whats on there too - because they are my favorite songs. iTunes is easy as you'd expect, and the sound is good too, on par with its bigger alternatives.

Now, to clear it up, there is hiss if you use in-ear headphones. I sometimes use my Sony MDR-EX71's, and there is some hiss, not particularly noticeable. But i use the headphones which came with it, which are fine, if lacking in bass response.

This thing looks and feels great, and well put together. Its tiny, smaller than the size of the 'Enter' key on your keyboard, and light too, so if it drops, it just dangles from the headphones and doesn't detach, so it wont hit the floor. Its not noticeable, unlike bigger players which you can feel in your pocket. Some people say it may get lost, but keep it attached to your headphones and there shouldn't be a problem.

Of course, with the dock, it looses portability value for data storage, but to be honest, if i wanted to transfer my data/work files, i use a USB dongle, and not a 50 music player.

Whats more, its cheaper than any previous Shuffles, and at only 55, a cheap way to get in on the iPod market, and noone will call you a cheapskate because it looks fabulous.

Clubland Xtreme Hardcore 2
Clubland Xtreme Hardcore 2

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album, 13 Mar 2006
If your a fan of the first volume, like i am...then you'll love this. I saw a TV advert for this and ordered it straight away. Its my sort of hardcore, not too hard, with no gabba. Its Raverbaby sort of music, with lyrics in most songs.
Keep it up Clubland!
My favs from Disc 1 are:
I Need You
Save Me

Handheld Console Value Pack (Includes Memory Stick, Battery Pack, Headphones, Demo Disc and More) (PSP)
Handheld Console Value Pack (Includes Memory Stick, Battery Pack, Headphones, Demo Disc and More) (PSP)

7 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars PSP review, 11 Aug 2005
Well, i played one in GAME for a few minutes, so thought i'd give my view on the unit as i saw it.
Played Ridge Racer, and i have to say, the PSP itself is fairly solid, well built, and of course, attractive. You have the standard buttons, and the R1 and L1 buttons are made of clear acrylic and dont press in all the way, you tap them more than anything else. Theres the power and hold switch on the right side, slide up to turn on and off, slide down to put the unit into 'Hold' mode, which disables the buttons...presumably for DVD and MP3 playback. Below the screen, is a HOME button, 2 volume buttons, 1 or +, one for -. A botton with a TV, for DVD i think, and a picture of a musical note, for MP3 playback. Start and Select buttons too. The screen is sharp, and the size is noticable gets smudged easily with fingerprints though.
Now, the O button is the 'main' button, i.e. you use it for selecting from menus instead of X. Pressing the HOME button will first take you to the main menu of the game, and pressing again will take you to the, if you like, main console menu. Now, this is fairly simple to navigate, and is in English, even on a Japanese system. Blue BG, simple icons, with the main menus of Pictures, DVDs, Memory Card, Music along the top.
You press left and right to change the 'mode' from DVD to whatever, and up and down arrows to navigate the sub-menu. this is where you can change the system options, watch DVDs, listen to music, and browse the memory card.
Yeah so the game...i only played it for a while but it seems fairly good. Main thing to note is the graphics. They are very nice, smooth, and up to PS2 standard. Although the cars don't look particulary sharp. The physics ar'nt too brilliant either. Obviously, they're not expected to be that sharp for an arcade racer, but if you crash into a wall or car, you just 'bounce' along it, no damage physics or anything. However, although the game was in japanese there are lots of modes, and i'm in no doubt that the game is fairly long if you complete the career mode and unlock everything.
One other thing to note, is that the sound is fairly 'tinny', and doesnt sound all that good. There isnt much to expect from a handheld console, so it does the job - just isnt too bright in open environments. Headphones i would probably recommend, especially for listening to music or listening to DVDs.
So, in conclusion, this was a fairly quick overview, probably not what i'd call a review...but yeah. The unit itself, although built solidly, and looks attactive, i was not completly bowled over. I might consider buying one in the future, but it just doesnt seem all that good for 180...and until i try the DVDs and MP3 playback (which im not too bothered about), my view still stands...that i wont be rushing in to buy one.

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (GameCube)
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (GameCube)
Offered by mr__shackleford
Price: 24.95

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as POP1, 23 Mar 2005
Well, to tell you the truth, i've stopped playing this now. I got bored, as it wasnt how i expected it to be. I'd hoped for it to be a true sequel to POP1, swinging along like a monkey. Unfortunatley, it isnt truly like this
Firstly, ill start with the good points. It is still truly awesome going to high places, like in POP1, and the fighting is improved (still repetive, but improved). Also, when you start playing, you will be impressed with the fighting, it is good at the start, with enough combos to make soul caliber feel insecure.
However, now the bad points. The main one being the cynical attempts to make it 'cool' for the GTA generation, with heavy metal, instead of mid-eastern music, and the fighting. You walk into a battle, jump over someone, break his neck, jump over somone else and slice his head off. The camera goes into slo-mo, and blood squirts everywhere. Your left thinking, "this isnt POP?"
Because, apart from his acrobatic skills, and convenintly placed bars, there is little to distinguish this from the original POP:TSOT
There are also lots of bosses, some which can make you quite jumpy, as they blast through a wall, like a time keeper, in which you have to run for your life from. The original POP was a pleasure to play, no frightning parts at all. This has exploding dogs flying at you, and great troll creatures.
Another thing, as the developers attempted to make the game less linear, they have implemented time travel, to take you back to the past. It is brilliant in theory, but extremly confusing in pratical, with a crap map given to you, which is like navigating a B road in English country with nothing but a map of the UK.
All-in all though, not an extremly bad game...just...i would have expected better, following the amazing prequel.

Belkin 3.5mm Headphone Splitter - White
Belkin 3.5mm Headphone Splitter - White
Offered by Wiziwoo Limited
Price: 5.85

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 23 Mar 2005
There isnt a lot you can write about a headphone splitter, but it does its job
There is no sound loss when split between 2 headphones
4 stars though- because they are fairly top heavy when hanging out the player, and 'droop' and can get in the way
not bad though

Sony MDR-EX71SLB Fontopia Headphones - Black
Sony MDR-EX71SLB Fontopia Headphones - Black

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 19 Mar 2005
Although these are good in ear phones for the price, and do a good job, there are some minor niggles which is why i gave it 4 stars.
Firstly though, the sound is very good, when fitted correctly, with a deep bass, and can pick up high frequencies
However, i find them slightly tedious in the fact they need constant cleaning, usually after every listen. The cable is too short, 30 cm maybe, with the extension cable too long, a metre. It comes with a holder to wrap it around, which doubles up as a headphone holder when not in use, but its fairly useless.
Also, they are fairly fragile, and if not looked after look vulnerable to breakage. One other thing which i find very tedious, is unless you have the EXACT size earpiece, they slip out and you loose bass, so your constantly pushing them back in. Small is too small for me, and medium size too big, so you see my problem, i have to use small, hence, slipping out.
Thats it though, other than the fact that i use them with my NWHD3, so they count as being 'sensitive headphones'; therefore there is some background hiss
Recommended though

Sony NW-HD3 20GB Network Walkman / MP3 Digitial Audio Player - Black
Sony NW-HD3 20GB Network Walkman / MP3 Digitial Audio Player - Black

63 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ipod killer, 30 Dec 2004
Im very impressed with this unit. For a start, the sound is very good, with enough bass to suit any genre. The were many bad reviews about the ipod, focusing on its anemic bass, but im glad to say the NW-HD3 doesnt suffer here. It also has graphic equalisers, virtual surround, and bass and treble settings. Ok, they are limited, and are not close to say, PC media players but they provide a noticible difference. The playback is also gapless, which is good as i have a few mixed albums
I was slightly concerned about the interface, but it is very easy to use (who needs a touch wheel?). There are different modes to view (group, artist, album etc) and there are no loading times, especially when a track is played, it starts up instantly.
I am also very impressed with the build of the machine, metal body, and a nice colour backlight. The buttons are also llocated in the right places, with separate volume control (i found it quite annoying not being able to change the volume on the ipod when not in 'now playing mode') The battery life i am also looking forward to
Sonic stage i also found easy to use, although i havnt used it much, and to transfer 7 GB of music took about 2 hours on my slow 4 year old PC (650 Mhz, 256 RAM)
I havnt really got any bad comments so far, until i try it out more, except the bundle is fairly poor, just the nessecary cables, and a pouch for carrying
I hoped this helped.

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