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Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)
Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)
Price: 1.99

3.0 out of 5 stars No brainer, 31 May 2013
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Good holiday fodder, quick reading mental floss!
It would be nice for Robert to get the girl for once. And a new jacket....


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars pretty but peel off, 22 July 2012
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i was initially really impressed with these stickers. they are pretty and a good price. the first lot went on really well. the second lot just will not stay stuck and i am having to rub them down literally every night. I am now looking for a good replacement.


Peppa Pig CD Boombox with Microphone
Peppa Pig CD Boombox with Microphone

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars great for peppa fans but doesn't work!, 9 April 2012
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My daughter is a huge fan so I purchased this against my better judgement. Not only was it expensive but I have had to return it. The buttons are too small for a child to use and the sound quality is terrible. I persevered until the disks just stopped turning and made a grinding noise. Was a real shame and my daughter was heartbroken when i sent it back.


Bigjigs Pink Flower Tin Tea Set
Bigjigs Pink Flower Tin Tea Set
Offered by Bigjigs Toys
Price: 17.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars absolutely tiny, 14 Dec 2011
= Durability:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
I was very dissappointed with this set. The tea cups and saucers are minute. I'm afraid i will be sending it back.


Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
Offered by b68solutions
Price: 4.89

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review based on Japanese Import of GT5 Prologue, 17 Jan 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Having bought the PS3 on launch i have had my moments of extreme doubt when i came to its purchase. However with Uncharted and now this, i am in love with the PS3. (And i can use the 5 disc Blade Runner blu ray as its an open region disc)I also have a 360 and love both machines. However the standard of the graphics and photo realistic graphics really make me wonder if the 360 could match it. Everytime i fire this up it amazes me. A solid 60fps, excellent rumble (i imported a dualshock 3 too and it works 100%) and thank the Lord, an in car view option!! Negotiating the mostly Japanese menus is a pain at times but the level of detail especially on the London and Nordwand levels (flowers by the roadside??)is incredible. Watching the replay on an HDTV screen is jaw dropping. Unless you are a car nut and GT fan then wait for the UK release. It really is awesome, and will sate my appetite until the full blown GT 5 appears later this year. Now if i can just work out the best way to a Ferrari 599.....


Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (Upgrade) (PC)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (Upgrade) (PC)
Offered by Convey Solutions
Price: 103.11

13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Urggh....I'm Sticking with XP, 24 July 2007
Vista....years in development and its just about OK. Not the quantum leap that XP represented and at the moment its just average. If you love multimedia then its pretty good, but when you read all the incompatibility issues with various hardware and software (AMD cool and quiet doesn't work in my case) its just not worth it. I uninstalled it and went back to XP. DX10 if the rumours are true is coming to XP in any case so i have no reason to "upgrade" just yet. Sales are poor, some manufacturers are denouncing it and with rumoured talk of a new Microsoft OS in 3 years time, i have severe reservations...Its also so nannyish its untrue. Yes i DO trust the source so stop ********* asking me!!!


Samsung SM206BW 20" Widescreen 2ms Black LCD TFT Monitor with DVI 3000:1
Samsung SM206BW 20" Widescreen 2ms Black LCD TFT Monitor with DVI 3000:1

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking monitor, 24 July 2007
Before i bought this monitor (from Dabs, ahem) i read about the A,C and S panels. After extensively researching it would appear that it affected the SM226BW panels only. I can't actually see a panel indicator on the back of the monitor. I have a superb display from my 8800GTX card and DVI connector. I mainly use it for gaming and it brings out hitherto unseen levels of detail. As a reference point i had a fast 2m Viewsonic TFT beforehand and the difference is really astonishing. I would recommend one of these monitors but if you can the bigger monitor is not a huge amonut of over this one. Room size dictated my purchase and i think its superb. Can't comment on Pixmania though..


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (PC DVD)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (PC DVD)

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And now for something completely different (almost), 1 Jun 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Having played and finished STALKER a couple of times i can say that its one of the best and most memorable games i have played for years. It has atmosphere that most games can only dream about. The disturbing howls across anomaly filled blasted lands, the rumble of distant thunder, the minimal electro soundtrack. The deserted factories and buildings, the feeling of solitude, desertion and general weirdness is unparalled. The combat is brutal and adrenaline filled and how the AI works is staggering and occasionally frustrating. It helps to get an understanding of the game if you have read Roadside Picnic and watched Andrei Tartovskys film Stalker. The joy of listening to NPCs talking in Russian is fantastic. So i don't understand it but it lends terrific atmosphere. I can't start to explain the fear the game generates at times and how nasty the Snorks are. Yes it has its flaws and it requires a decent PC to get the lighting etc to look incredible. What also is incredible is what had to be removed from the game. Some modders have uncovered the drivable vehicle code and also where your character dreams. Further adventures in the Zone have recently been announced by GSC as this has sold loads and deservedly so. It really is a superb experience and great game. If you are a convert like me then you will know exactly what i mean. Keep an eye out for Fallout 3 from Bethesda too in the far future.


Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360)
Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360)
Offered by findprice
Price: 5.90

9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wait until its released before slating it!, 1 Jun 2007
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
How can people judge a whole game from a demo? All the reviews i have read give Forza 2 between 8.5-9 out of 10. I have played the demo and it does have it shortcomings sure, but write a full review when the games out. It may not be as pretty as promised sadly and the lack of an in car view is a real shame (PGR3 and Test Drive did it well). Works well with the wheel but play it for a while and then review it properly.


Sony PlayStation 3 Console (60GB Premium Version)
Sony PlayStation 3 Console (60GB Premium Version)

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its worth the hype, just needs more games, 2 April 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Its interesting reading some of the reviews for this uber console as they veer from the fanboy to the Sony hater. I picked up a PS3 after selling my Xbox 360. I loved the 360 don't get me wrong but it made the noise of a duster buster and also a second revision of the 360 (via the ltd edition, HDM enabled all black) Elite model is shortly to be released. I was initially quite sceptical of the PS3 after a botched marketing campaign by Sony, a lukewarm launch in Europe and rabid savaging of the console in alot of discussion forums etc. Well, i bought one and its fantastic. Or rather, you can't hear the fans at all.

First thing you notice is the build quality is so much more solid than the 360. Not having an external power block is a big plus when setting up a tightly packed AV area. When you fire it up you are greeted with a very neat and rather lovely interface via which you sign up to the PS3 network / settings etc. The siaxis controller is the weakest part of the whole setup and thank God that Sony + Immersion have kissed and made up. That should herald dual shocks back in the future. The sixaxis feels flimsy but is a perfwectly good controller buts feels insubstantial. My biggest critiscism of the machine is attracts dust like nothing on earth and the gorgeous piano black surface had a dusty sheen after a days play. Also having a two year old who likes Daddys shiny gadgets means a few handprints. I have only bought Motorstorm so far but its incredible to look at and play. Bare in mind this is a launch game and its looks jaw dropping. This time next year then we should see some staggerring titles. Afterall it took a full year for Gears of War to appear on the 360.

I still think the PS3 will win out in the long run but it needs to play catch up with quality games and have a price drop. Once games like the new Wipeout appear and the next gen Team Ico, Final Fantasy's etc appear then it will shift vast amounts. Saying that, watch for a pre-Christmas price drop and it will sell loads.

The Blu Ray player is superb too if you have an HDTV. It can't upscale "ordinary" DVDs yet but watch for future firmware revisions.

A superb console in every way bar the controller. Highly recommended.


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