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[Driver Update] Perixx MX-2000IIR, Programmable Gaming Laser Mouse - 8 Programmable Button - Omron Micro Switches - Avago 5600DPI ADNS-9500 Laser Sensor - Weight Tuning Cartridge - Ultra Polling 125-1000HZ - Metallic Red
[Driver Update] Perixx MX-2000IIR, Programmable Gaming Laser Mouse - 8 Programmable Button - Omron Micro Switches - Avago 5600DPI ADNS-9500 Laser Sensor - Weight Tuning Cartridge - Ultra Polling 125-1000HZ - Metallic Red
Offered by Perixx UK
Price: £39.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Great mouse for the money! (5000dpi wired), 13 Dec 2013
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Excellent mouse for the money, all the key aspects are spot on. I usually buy logitech or razer mice, but when yet another logitech broke on me, G500 this time, I decided to give this a whirl.

Glad I did! Functionally every bit as good as previous gaming mouse I've used (Logitech MX518, G5, G500, G9X, Razer Naga, Diamondback), very precise tracking, nice weight to it (with separate weights to tailor it to your choice), comfortable and nice button action.

It doesn't feel quite as premium as the gaming logitechs, you can feel it's not quite as solid in some places, but they've put the strength where it needs to be. For half the money its 95% of the mouse! I am a very happy customer :)

10/10!


Clean and Shine Floor Maintainer 5 Litre
Clean and Shine Floor Maintainer 5 Litre
Offered by NORMANS OFFICE
Price: £10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless for document scanning, 7 Aug 2013
No matter how hard I tried I couldn't get any usable scans from this at all. Wherever I placed my documents on the device it just repeatedly failed to do anything. I tried to insert my USB cable into it - but couldn't find out where to put it! I eventually found some sort of protective cap you had to unscrew, and proceeded to insert the cable, but it appeared to hold it very insecurely. I was then most shocked and amazed to find when I removed the cable to find it dripping wet, and smelling vaguely of antiseptic!

What is the meaning of this, I demand a refund!

:)


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PC DVD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PC DVD)
Offered by Musicland Ltd
Price: £16.49

10 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, just what myself and most other MW2 fans I know wanted, 9 Nov 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This is a cracker, yes it's similar to modern warfare 2, but only in the same way MW2 is similar to MW1. It's a great sequel, it mixes some of the best bits from MW1 and 2, fast paced, crisp and refined multiplayer gameplay. The single player is shaping up to be just as fun as previous MW games too.

The maps don't feel like a shoddy console port (you don't get 'funneled' into the narrow kill zones to make life easier for joypad aimers, as you did in black ops), and the upgrades to the engine really are staggering, considering the roots of it are in quake 3. The sense of scale in some of the single player is excellent, and doesn't impact performance at all.

The dog tag mode (kill confirmed) is even better than expected - yes, campers are screwed, but as well as that, the dynamic of protecting tags from your teams deaths and harvesting tags from downed enemies makes for a completely new and very fun team game. It's much further apart from standard TDM than I was expecting.

Kill streaks are good, they don't feel quite as overpowered as in MW2, yet are still really worth getting. That, with the tune down of damage from grenades, semtex, tubes etc. has led to the game being much less spammy.

That leads to my only real down point - desperate to "fix" the typical complaints of MW2, they have actually nerfed explosives way too much. You can land a semtex 3 feet away from another player and not kill them, which makes explosives practically worthless, other than to detect the presence of enemies with hit markers. There's even a perk you can take for reduced explosives damage, (a blast shield you won't lose your grenade and vision for!) but I have no idea why anyone would bother, unless they really enjoy standing on claymores.

The other culprit of over nerfing has to be the spas, one of my favourites from MW2. The damage and range has been reduced so much, it's begs the question why you would take a pump action over an automatic. Aiming with it doesn't seem to matter anymore either (with the spas at least!) - a headshot will do nothing further than 10 yards, and a ankle shot will kill under 10 yards.


The Complete Robot (Robot Series)
The Complete Robot (Robot Series)
by Isaac Asimov
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £7.19

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent brain fodder short stories, 26 Dec 2010
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The book is a collection of short stories, each of which studying the effects of the three laws of robotics and how they interact and sometimes lead to disaster! These are:

First Law:
A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
Second Law:
A robot must obey orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
Third Law:
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Anyway, bloody good read!


The Warlord Trilogy: The Winter King/Enemy Of God/Excalibur
The Warlord Trilogy: The Winter King/Enemy Of God/Excalibur
by Bernard Cornwell
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £15.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 26 Dec 2010
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Great fun and a great way to while away a long car journey. The story is fantastic, and the narration by Tim Piggot Smith couldn't get much better.

Only downside is a few disconcerting leaps along in the plot that make things a bit confusing. Being abridged though it's impossible to avoid this, and without abridging it would be more like 30 hours than 6!


The Third Man
The Third Man

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why the hell does the kindle version cost more than any other?, 26 Dec 2010
This review is from: The Third Man (Kindle Edition)
Does it make sense to anyone that the kindle version is more expensive than hard cover and close to twice the price of paperback?


Call of Duty: Black Ops (PC DVD)
Call of Duty: Black Ops (PC DVD)
Offered by NextDayEntertainment
Price: £9.82

20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A decent game - hidden in a pile of doggy doo coding, 10 Nov 2010
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
The game is virtually unplayable due to massive CPU usage spikes (makes it lag and freeze up continually) all over the place.

The issue has affected everyone I know who preordered (7 gamers), in both single player and even more in multiplayer.

Other bugs include broken friends matching (can't properly join friends in games or invite them when you should be able), zombie mode lobbies won't connect players most of the time, a useless server browser, a non functional favourite server system, and as icing on the cake, treyarch for some reason removed the manual connect via IP command from the game, even though it was present in previous CODs.

I'm sure it will be patched eventually, but really.... what the hell testing did they do before release? None it seems.

ADDITIONAL:
Anyone posting anything negative (even when politely put) is being banned from the official forums, their posts and replies vanishing without a trace.... The thread on the lag problems on the steam forums is currently up to 304'000 views.


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