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Toshiba 32C3035 - 32" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV - With Freeview
Toshiba 32C3035 - 32" Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV - With Freeview

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Budget Buy!, 20 Dec. 2007
I just recieved my TV yesterday and i am over the moon with it.
I have the 360 and PS3 and they look amazing on this tv. It displays 1080p (The best picture you can get so far) and you certainly see a difference in picture quality compared to lower end LCD TV's
The freeview is good too. The guide shows you all the channel information with a few extras for example it shows you the time and it also tells you how long the program has to run.
The design of the TV is very smart looking. The speakers are no longer at the side of the TV but at the bottom of the TV to make the tv less wide. This has no effect on the sound quality whatsoever (i think in some ways the sound is better).
If you have not entered the HD market and are look for a reasonable TV this is the one to go for. I have seen this TV in a well known store for £499.99 and thats not including a delivery charge so you are getting a great TV for a good price from Amazon!


Xbox 360 Elite Console (120 GB Hard Drive)
Xbox 360 Elite Console (120 GB Hard Drive)

19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good machine, 14 Sept. 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
In reply to Mr. L. Osborne "Hailhorror" fanboy review im offering this review of the machine.
Firstly i have the PS3, 360 and wii and they are all good machines for different reasons.
The 360 has a bigger harddrive than the previous model (This is great because of the download service they will introduce this year which will let you download tv shows and movies). The console now includes a HDMI port for better picture. The most noticable difference is the colour which is now black (and very good looking too).
As Mr. L. Osborne "Hailhorror" as stated there are problems with the 360's but the console is very good. If you do have a problem with your 360 you can contact microsoft to get your machine repaired free of charge. If you ever get the red ring of death (3 red lights) microsoft will repair this and extend your guarantee for 3 years (Not bad going).
The machine does have a good catologue of games unlike the ps3 but the ps3 does offer you blu ray which is the next gen movie format. Microsoft offers you HD DVD (not included with machine) and at the moment this is losing the format war. PS3 also boasts free online multiplayer when microsoft charge you £30-£40 a year for a 12 month membership.
I haven't included the wii in this because its in a completely different game to the other two but the wii is a fantastic machine with a lot of good games and new games which are on the way.
I hope this review has helped you decide if you want the 360


Heavenly Sword (PS3)
Heavenly Sword (PS3)
Offered by Gameseek
Price: £18.93

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good game!, 14 Sept. 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Heavenly Sword (PS3) (Video Game)
Got heavenly sword the other day and i can safely say its one of the best games on the ps3.
Many review websites have said the game is rubbish and that all it is is a hack and slash game. It is but its much more than that.
The game is about a woman called Nariko and she has been left to protect the heavenly sword from the hands of King Bohan who wants the sword and to become a god.
The game is great in almost everyway. The cut scenes look so real, as if they came from a movie. The storyline is great and im still glued to the game. The gameplay on the most part is very good but the motion sensing elements in the game can be hard to control e.g. when you play as kai and have to control her weapon ( a sort of crossbow but a gun). You have to move the controller to make the arrow hit an enemy and this can be difficult at times.
Otherwise this game is one of the best games out there on the PS3. Do not go by these reviews saying its a waste of money. Buy the game and experience it yourself. In my opinion she is better than lara croft. A bold judgement but when you play the game im sure you will agree.


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

19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing console, 15 May 2007
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
First off i would like to say that I own all the next gen consoles so this is not a fanboy review.

Now to get on the ps3. This beast is amazing! The graphics are astounding on an HDTV (im told they are just as good on standard Definition), the internet gaming is good and free, the six axis controller is a nice additon but games so far dont take in the motion sencing capabilties. Some of the games that do use it e.g resistance: fall of man gives the game a more realistic feel. The only issue i have with the controller is that the rumble is no longer there which does affect the experience in my opinion.

As i stated above i have all the next gen consoles and i can say that this console is great but saying that there is benefits to the other consoles. The Wii is a fantastic console which brings games to life with is motion sencing ablitities. The 360 has amazing graphics just as the ps3.

My only naggle about the ps3 is the lack of games. For the money some people may think the console is a rip off but the standard of games is excellent and you wont be disapointed.

The last thing i want to talk about is the blu ray DVD format. This is the next leap in DVD's and this looks like to be the winner out of the DVD war (blu-ray V hd dvd). Most film companies are supporting blu ray and blu ray DVDs seem to be the only DVD's (of the next gen) that are on top ten chart for example amazon having Casino royale being number one at one point. HD DVD hasnt achieved this. So getting the PS3 would be a good choice to get into the future of blu ray.

I hope my review will help you debating to purchase a PS3 console.


Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Limited Edition Steel Case) (Xbox 360)
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Limited Edition Steel Case) (Xbox 360)

5.0 out of 5 stars Great game!!, 17 Jan. 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I have to say first that i have not been a great fan of Capcoms games but this game has changed my view.

The game takes full advantage of the 360 and makes you feel you are watching a movie rather than playing a game. I mean this in a good way.

The game is about a man called Wayne who was found frozen in a vs suit (Vital suit). He is suffering amnesia but can remember that his father was murdered by "Green Eye"

This version of Lost Planet also includes a special bonus disc which includes trailer, music and wallpapers based on the game. This adds more to the value of the game

This game is certainly one of the best games out for the 360 this year so far. This is one game for your collection. Buy it now people!!


Nintendo Wii Classic Controller (Wii)
Nintendo Wii Classic Controller (Wii)

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have accsesory for wii, 24 Sept. 2006
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
If you are wanting to download games off the virtual console you will have to purchase this controller. It allows you to play all games avaliable for download.


Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain (Nintendo DS)
Dr Kawashima's Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain (Nintendo DS)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £7.93

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun for all!, 18 Jun. 2006
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
At first I wasn't sure if I would like the game because it consists of maths, but reading a review on it, i thought I would give it a try. Now I'm stuck to it.

The game gives you various tasks and at the end Dr Kawashima tells you your brain age. First time I was 79, but luckily that has now dropped to 48. The game does consist of maths tasks but also includes memmory tests and everyones favourite Sudoku!!

The only problem with this game is that when you put in certain letters like "L" into the touch screen, the DS thinks its a "C". However this game is really good. Even if your not good at maths, you will enjoy this game because you will be trying to lower your brain age.

This DS title is worth buying.


Metroid Prime Hunters (Nintendo DS)
Metroid Prime Hunters (Nintendo DS)

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game, 6 Jun. 2006
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Having not played any of the other metroid Prime games before made me new to the experience of Samus Aran.

The game is brilliant.

From the clip at the start of the game, I became permently hooked. The graphics for this console are superb!

The game is about you as a bounty hunter going after the ultimate Power. This message is intercepted by many bount hunters including Samus Aran (The female bounty hunter you are.)

The game is full of action and is worth buying. Strongly recomended. Even for those starting the experience now, it is easy to get in to.


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