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Injustice: Gods Among Us (Kindle Tablet Edition)
Injustice: Gods Among Us (Kindle Tablet Edition)
Price: £0.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars hugely entertaining, 8 Dec 2013
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Slickly presented and very, VERY addictive. I've yet to see this "huge roster of super heroes" - in the early stages of the game you're restricted to around six or so - but that hasn't hindered my enjoyment. They've adapted a straightforward fighter into something between a card game and a rhythm game, with some minor RPG elements and it works a treat. In fact, I think I prefer it to the "proper" version. Get it, it's good.


Raiden Legacy
Raiden Legacy
Price: £3.24

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Explosive arcade action!, 17 May 2013
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This review is from: Raiden Legacy (App)
A real thrill to see such a faithful port of the original coin ops on the Kindle. Front end is very tidy and slick but the in game graphics and sound have been left intact, which means upbeat chiptunes and chunky sprites aplenty. Great fun, lots of game for not a lot of money.


This Book Is Full Of Spiders: Seriously Dude Don't Touch It (John Dies at The End 2)
This Book Is Full Of Spiders: Seriously Dude Don't Touch It (John Dies at The End 2)

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hugely assured sequel, 29 Nov 2012
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I really enjoyed Wong's first book John Dies at the End, but despite its ambition, the structure belied its origins as a serialised web novel. "Spiders..." is clearly written with the novel form firmly in mind, and is stronger for it. An elegant, deceptively straightforward storyline, redolent of the best of horror cinema, with a few daringly post-modern "funny bits" that serve to enhance the atmosphere rather than diminish it. It's not perfect though - I'm not altogether convinced the villain's plot makes a whole lot of sense (though Wong cannily lampshades this), and in its precision, some of the "anything goes" swagger of "Dies" is lost. But this is otherwise very strong, full of great characters, thrilling beats and an unexpected philosophical dimension that elevates it above the usual zombie-horror-cash-in stuff. In its light way, it's also a smart, sombre rumination on a post 9-11 world. Give it a go.


Good Times!
Good Times!
by Justin Lee Collins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.24

2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars His Kampf, 30 Sep 2012
This review is from: Good Times! (Paperback)
One of history's greatest villains tells of "his struggle". Compelling stuff from the as yet to be formally sentenced misogynist bully.


GoldenEye 007 (Wii)
GoldenEye 007 (Wii)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £12.57

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nobody Does it Better, 29 Jan 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: GoldenEye 007 (Wii) (Video Game)
The Wii-mote control takes a little getting used to, but once mastered, this is the ONLY way to play this game - intuitive, twitchy and brilliant. Terrific production values, a good story, but most importantly engaging, exciting gameplay. The definitive spy simulator, and a slick, compelling update on a true classic.


Dark Void (Xbox 360)
Dark Void (Xbox 360)
Offered by smeikalbooks
Price: £3.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fatally flawed, 6 Mar 2010
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Dark Void (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Bugs and a lack of polish turn this - occasionally high-flying - shooter into a generally dispiriting experience. I have a taste for mediocre games (I quite enjoyed the recent Wolfenstein, f'rinstance), but most people prefer their games to be good; those people should give this game a wide berth.
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Dorian Gray [DVD]
Dorian Gray [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ben Barnes
Price: £2.73

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A cast-iron stinker - don't bother., 28 Feb 2010
This review is from: Dorian Gray [DVD] (DVD)
I can't believe this thing is averaging three and a half stars. A more artless, dreary, empty-headed adaptation it's hard to imagine. All the subtlety and wit of the original (and the superior 1945 adaptation) are stripped away to give us a hollow, charmless concoction populated by repugnant ciphers. Firth does reasonable work with an underwritten role - everyone else is there just to look pretty. Which brings me to the look of the film - a surfeit of CGI gives the movie an arid, plasticky atmosphere, like a cutscene from the most boring video game in the world. I'm slightly worried that watching this film has made me more stupid. Avoid.
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My-Link 120W UNIVERSAL AC-DC LAPTOP POWER ADAPTOR 15/24V
My-Link 120W UNIVERSAL AC-DC LAPTOP POWER ADAPTOR 15/24V

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very shoddy, 12 Jun 2008
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Within two weeks of owning this item, I had essentially given up on it. Problems arose pretty much immediately with the interchangable jack: the lead and the interchangeable head come apart far too easily, meaning it's very hard to move the laptop around without the power cutting out (not a problem if you've got a tip-top battery, I suppose... but then that's not the point is it?). More annoying is that in the space of, ooh... the last week? the power randomly cuts out even when the lead is firmly plugged into the back of the laptop. This leads to a frustrating five-ten minutes of the "power lead dance", as the user (me) tries to get the lead into *exactly the right position* in order to get the bloody thing working again. Throw in packaging covered in shoddy spelling, and an incredibly lightweight, disposable-feeling power pack and you've got the perfect product. In Bizarro World.

Shoddy, shoddy rubbish - avoid like the plague.


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