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How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written
How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written
by Sterling Archer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truely written by Archer, which makes it all the more amazing, 5 Nov. 2012
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If you love the show for Archer's humor, you'll love this book. It's written by Archer, being his Archer-y self. He berates, insults and makes fun of everyone at ISIS, while simultaneously uplifting himself through his stories of heroic battles and conquered women. And if you ever wondered exactly what he's chugging down at 2 PM, that's in there too.

Archer - Season 1 [DVD] [NTSC]
Archer - Season 1 [DVD] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ H. Jon Benjamin
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Why haven't you bought this yet?, 5 Nov. 2012
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You've probably seen the series already, and this DVD comes with a bunch of extra's that are totally worth it. Plus, it gives you an excuse to watch the series again!
In short, it's awesome and buy it.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC DVD)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC DVD)
Offered by Yorkie Bargains
Price: £10.12

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Skyrim is, justfully so, game of the year!, 13 Dec. 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This game is amazing. Just as an example: I've done 1 quest of the main quest line, then branched off and got distracted by other things going on. I'm now 40 hours further and I still haven't continued that main quest line due to the fact that there is so much stuff to do on the way.

(If you've played Oblivion and you liked it, get this game. If you ask me, it's basically Oblivion x 100 in quality and fun levels)

So, for the actual review part:
The gameplay is great. I've tried 2 out of 3 combat systems now (sneak/thief and warrior) and I'm just beginning on my third (magicka). So far, combat is very well executed. It's fun, engaging and... Well it just works! Sneaky heroes can sneak up to someone and execute them from behind with their daggers, or shoot them from far away with their bows. Warriors brandish either a one-hander and a shield or a two-hander. They can block, parry and execute close combat abilities. Playing this way is fun for a plethora of reasons, but one thing that stands out are the awesome finishers; when you kill the last person that you're locked in combat with, there's a chance your character will execute the enemy with an awesomely animated finisher, capable of taking off their heads, or, in the case of dragons, jumping up on it's head, riding it and then piercing its skull with your weaponry. Magicka is a tad different: the player gets loads of spells, from fireballs to ice spirits to conjured up magical weaponry, all allowing you to shape and play the way you like.
Graphically, the game is amazing as well. I have a 4 year old PC that at the time cost me about a thousand euros. It has a bit of trouble running the most recent games these days, but not Skyrim. Skyrim is the only game that runs with 50+ frames per second with everything on high. The game even hosts a new graphical feature called "FXAA", which is basically an improved version of the CPU-sucking graphical feature called "AA", or "Anti Aliasing". Normally, anti aliasing smooths all lines in the game by literally scaling up the images and then scaling them down for display again. You can imagine how this would be an enormous drain on your PC's resources. FXAA, or Fast Approximate Anti-Aliasing, literally looks for edges and smooths them, which is a hell of a lot faster than your PC working to smooth EVERYTHING on screen. This new method of creating pixel perfect images costs way less performance to use and delivers nearly the same results. So do yourself a favour and go into the options the first time you start up the game, go to advanced and enable this gem (and switch off regular anti-aliasing). It'll make the game even more gorgeous than before at a minimal cost.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review, and that I've convinced you to play this great game, even if you're not usually a big fan of RPGs or Elder Scrolls games.

-Gary Wolf

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