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The Complete Matrix Trilogy [Blu-ray] [1999] [Region Free]
The Complete Matrix Trilogy [Blu-ray] [1999] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Keanu Reeves
Price: £15.00

3.0 out of 5 stars One out of three ain't bad, 1 Mar. 2014
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One really good film, one really awful one, and one which is sort of ok. The blu-ray transfer really shows up some of the dodgy CGI actor models in the second and third films, but makes the first film look all the better for using real photography.

Worth owning just for The Matrix - consider the other two a bit of a bonus.


Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (PS3)
Offered by UK ENTERPRISE
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A step too far, 1 Mar. 2014
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I am sure that Black Flag is a good game really. Unfortunately, the frame rate on the PS3 version is awful which really detracts from the experience. I wouldn't bother with it had I known.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the be all and end all, 1 Mar. 2014
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Bought this drive for to replace a stock 7200RPM HDD in a Lenovo Thinkpad W540.

VMs load fairly quickly, but other than that I am struggling to see a vast improvement elsewhere.
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Shadowdale: Avatar Series, Book I (The Avatar Series)
Shadowdale: Avatar Series, Book I (The Avatar Series)
Price: £3.80

1.0 out of 5 stars Worst of a weak trilogy, 30 July 2013
This simplistic novel is easily the worst in the Avatar trilogy, which is pretty damning when you consider that the series as a whole is poor. The writing is extremely basic - you'd struggle to believe that you are reading a professionally published novel rather than something jotted in the note book of a fantasy loving thirteen year old. Despite this, the story moves along at a decent clip, albeit in the form of 'x happened then y happened then z happened and then they all had a fight.' The book is also very cheap so won't break the bank if you are curious like me.


Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy (PS3)
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy (PS3)
Offered by Crunchbusters
Price: £18.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Old but good, 18 Feb. 2012
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
Amazon tells me that this game was relesed in 2008. This means that it has been sitting on my shelf for about four years. It came bundled with my PS3, I played it for ten minutes, and then put it to one side. Recently I've got the game out again and, to my surprise, found it to be quite enjoyable.

The Bourne Conspiracy is, like Die Hard Trilogy before it, a combination of (more or less) three distinct gameplay styles. The majority of the game takes place on foot. You will have to shoot your way out of most situations. At the very begining there is a bit of sneaking but that doesn't last too long, which is a good thing because the shooting mechanic is actually fairly solid. The shooting sections are mixed up with sections of hand to hand combat. Again, these sections are fairly decent and are helped by their presentation. The environment deforms nicely as you pummel your enemies in to bloody submission and the quick animation gives proceedings a nice sense of urgency. Finally, there are a few brief driving sections. These don't appear until about two thirds of the way through the game. Driving is easy and ultimately forgettable.

The Bourne Conspiracy still looks pretty good considering it is four years old. Based on Unreal technology the characters are large and animate well. The little touches help gloss over the occasional bout of slow down. You will notice how your enemies bruise and how clothes rip. There is a nice shootout in a library during which you'll see books fall from shelves. Moments like this help breathe life in to the gameworld.

Whilst this game will never win any awards it is decent enough to justify a look, particularly if you can pick it up cheap.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS3)
Offered by Shop4World
Price: £10.05

3.0 out of 5 stars Short, 18 Feb. 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
I have a confession to make - I like single player games.

I know, it's not really normal.

Multiplayer is fine. It's fun. Multiplayer is not, however, the be all and end all. The multiplayer in Call of Duty is fun but it is nothing new. Unfortunately the same can be said about the single player element of the game. Yes, you see the Eiffel Tower fall over and yes, not everyone makes it, but playing the game is ominously like playing MW2. However, the whole game feels like if you blink you will miss it.

The single player element of this game is short. It is pretty, but it is over before you know it. Curiously, for a game that is built on cinematic set pieces, not a lot stands out. This could be because the best set pieces are over before you know it. One potentially interesting level set in a harbour lasts about four minutes. Sadly, as the game goes on the more interesting locales are replaced with warehouses and bland corridors and the very last section is so devoid of challenge you'll be left wondering if that is really it.

Whilst it lasts the game is fun and you should play it at some point. Forty pounds plus seems far too expensive though. Better to wait.


Comalies [Explicit]
Comalies [Explicit]
Price: £8.49

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bland, 18 Feb. 2012
This review is from: Comalies [Explicit] (MP3 Download)
This album is bland, repetitive and without any decent tracks. Each song seems to last just slightly too long and the writing is extremely simplistic. I'd suggest staying away and spending your money elsewhere instead.


Alchemy Vol. 1
Alchemy Vol. 1

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best, 18 Feb. 2012
This review is from: Alchemy Vol. 1 (MP3 Download)
Alchemy Vol. 1 seems to be a collection of Poets of the Fall's slower and less interesting songs. The whole collection is curiously underwhelming, which is a bit of a shame really.


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