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Art Of Fallout 4 HC
Art Of Fallout 4 HC
by Bethesda Game Studios
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £24.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Art Of Fallout, 30 April 2016
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I thought 370 pages was a typo, but no, this really is a 1.5" thick art book that you could clobber a super mutant to death with. Plenty of art here with very little empty space. Each page is well utilized, whoever put this book together knew that the 139 different unused institute uniform concepts go on one page, while each set of power armor gets it's own full page to show off the detail . Included alongside that are some interesting story-boards of gameplay, and high-polygon renders of in game models. My favourite takeaway from this book is all of the art within that features enemies and locations that never made it to the final game. It really piqued my interest to see the game that could have been. If I had to have one reservation, it's that I find the cover somewhat bland and unattractive. With a book full of bright, interesting art, I'd of preferred a cover more reminiscent of the magazines or posters featured towards the end of the book, or some of the stunner concept pieces.

Now it is worth pointing out that the majority of the content within this book can be found scanned online. In my opinion the book is superior in quality to these scans, but if all you want to know is what is in the book, then those are available. But if you are a fan of the game, or just like post apocalyptic art, then this is far from a bad purchase, especially given the books current selling price.


EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden
EVE Universe: The Art of New Eden
by CCP Games
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Art of New Eden provides the art it promises in ..., 15 April 2015
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Art of New Eden provides the art it promises in spades, giving innumerable illustrations to the variety of locations and constructions that comprise the EVE universe, as well as giving small tid-bits of contextual information to those unfamiliar with EVE, making it a solid purchase for anyone without interest in EVE:Online, Dust 514, or EVE:Valkyrie, who's after a resource book of Sci-Fi concept art to draw inspiration from.

The art within varies greatly, from 'show-pieces', to the pencillings of concept artists, it's these latter drawings that I often appreciated, showing outlandish spaceship designs, that would be refined into what we pilot in game.


Corsair Gaming CH-9000076-UK  CGK70 MX Cherry Blue Performance LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard UK
Corsair Gaming CH-9000076-UK CGK70 MX Cherry Blue Performance LED Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard UK

5.0 out of 5 stars the best gaming keyboard on the mass market, 8 Feb. 2015
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This is in a not so honest opinion, the best gaming keyboard on the mass market. It strikes the balance of build quality, features, and design. The key-switches are the Cherry MX we all know and love, none of that "Razer Green" rubbish we were fearing to see when Cherry's patents on them ran out.

Complaints are relatively small, firstly, swapping out the '1-6' keys for the textured keycaps provided removes the modifier characters, that is the !"£$%^ characters on the 1-6 keys aren't printed on the swappable ones. Secondly, I would of liked to get a removable USB cable such as you see on the CMStorm series.


Blood, Sweat and Stone - a history of mining in the Peak District
Blood, Sweat and Stone - a history of mining in the Peak District
Dvd ~ Byron Machin

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Feb. 2015
Why did you have to and cancel Sci-Fi club sir? It was ace!


EVE: Source
EVE: Source
by CCP Games
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.39

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A universe in 195 pages, 18 Mar. 2014
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I wasn't entirely sure what EVE: Source was when I pre-ordered it, whether it was an art book, lore guide or history of the universe, but I was happy to see it was all in equal measure. EVE: Source is to put it simply, the best single guide to the lore of New Eden available, and while most of the content found within has been available in some lesser form through EVELopedia, for even non subscribers to peruse, this book represents a new level of polish on it all, which long time EVE players will most definitely appreciate.

In order to explain EVE's dizzying 10 year pile of written lore, the content is split between EVE's factions, with the history and ideology of each clearly laid out to the reader, doing the best job of any medium of explaining what makes each one tick. Add to that sections specifically related to capsuleers, the player controlled characters in the game, and you have a pretty complete guide the story of EVE. All this is punctuated with character accounts and short stories. Pretty much every section is accompanied with a great amount of illustration, from concept art to renders, it lends a lot of context to the dark world explained in the passages, and is all of high quality and varied from space vistas to barren battlefields, the macro and the micro.

If I had to draw negatives out, It is that I was after an even more comprehensive book, In writing this review, I had to reign myself in, and constantly remind myself that EVE: Source is only the backdrop for the goings on in EVE, it is merely the context of the sandbox which all EVE players conduct our antics in. Because of this, I hope CCP produces more books like this, to fill out the EVE universe even more.

To summarise, the content is a good read for EVE players who want get in running on EVE's back story, while being treated to some good artwork and a well assembled book. It is not a single storyline, nor is it an Infographic laden 'factfile'.


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