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J. Richards "The Icon" (Caldicot, South Wales)

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Education, Education, Education & War
Education, Education, Education & War
Price: 7.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite Employment, but nearly there, 1 April 2014
Picked this up yesterday. Having given it a good listen on the way home and to work today, i can safely say this is a close return to form after the last 2 outings. There are a few songs that are the usual predictibility for them, but there are many others that certainly hit the high notes in great. Cannons springs to mind as one of that very type.

Pick it up if you get the chance, you won't be dissapointed.

Sony PlayStation Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 (PS4/PS3/PS Vita)
Sony PlayStation Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 (PS4/PS3/PS Vita)
Offered by Gameline GmbH.
Price: 134.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant headset, 27 Mar 2014
I'm not going to go into the price situation, but i recommend shopping around.

I bought myself a pair of these to replace the Geotek Ex-05's i currently own for gaming. Nothing wrong with them, it's just that the audio is too quiet when using them on a PS4 without an amp. This particular headset in question, is multi-functional as well. Works not only on the Sony machines above, but on PC (wirelessly, and all the settings), mobile devices, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo WiiU to name a few others. To use these on a mobile device and the Nintendo devices, you need to use a 3.5mm audio cable (included with the headset) as the wireless won't work with these devices.

What you get in the box is as follows. The headset itself, cloth pouch, wireless receiver, 3.5mm audio cable, USB charge cable (little on the short side) and all the instructions. Set-up is easy on PS4, PC + PS3, just plug the receiver into a free USB port, turn on the headset and it should connect up automatically. With the PS4/3, you can download a headset app which has many pre-set audio channels for various activities including movies and music. If you use a pre-set audio package, please remember to plug in the USB cable in order to allow download of the channel to the headset.

I mentioned the included USB is short, the PS4 controller cable is longer and uses the same micro USB. You can use this as an alternative.

People complain about the bass, i've found it perfect for what it is. Bass is found on channel 2 on the headset. I also need to say that the Virtual Surround Sound is only accessible on PS3 and PS4 consoles and is not available on PC or any other device you use the headset for. Audio quality for these is supurb, best i've heard from a headset. And because the headset is so comfortable, it feels like you've got a set of speakers around you as the music and audio from games/music/movies engulfs you into the atmosphere.

I can't recommend these enough, pick up a pair and get the most out of your games and movies. After all, they don't win awards for the sounds for nothing.

Escape Plan [Blu-ray]
Escape Plan [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Sylvester Stallone
Price: 13.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Regret not seeing it sooner, 18 Mar 2014
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I didn't get around to seeing this in the cinema, and i regret that. This is a great movie.

Ray Breslin (Stallone) tests the security of prisons. The only way to do this, is to become a prisoner and break out however possible. He is offered a different type of "breakout", test a new prison that stores the prisoners no other country wants. He agrees, but it's a set-up. He finds himself kidnapped, drugged and eventually inside a glass and steel prison cell. Once inside the prison, he has to rely on help from other prisoners. More so on Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) in order to escape. But this is prison, and it isn't meant to be easy.

The movie has a great cast, as i spotted appearances by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Sam Neill and Vinnie Jones to name a few. This is one movie worth watching more than once.

Recommended, and i give this 9/10

Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi + 3G)
Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi + 3G)
Offered by EUROGAMES
Price: 149.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, ignore the 3G, 10 Mar 2014
As many have said, the 3G is a bad idea for a handheld. I was lucky to pick up a brand new Vita with 10 games and a 16gb Memory card for 129.99 (3G and Wi-fi model), so wasn't too bothered with the 3G (i never planned to use it).

And if you have the chance, pick up an older Vita over the newer model. It's overral a better unit.

Anyway, onto the Vita itself.

As a gaming console, it is very good. The console itself has a huge selection of games readily available either on the PS Store (if you've got PS+, then more the merrier (and i'll go into this more in a moment)) or if you prefer physical copies then they are all available via specialist gaming stores and here on Amazon. It fits nicely into your hand, but if you've got large fingers then the buttons above the right analoge sticks may prove an issue as you may push more than you need to push.

As it shows above, it has 2 touch screens. Works great with games like Little Big Planet and Assassin's Creed: Liberations, brings a more interactive experience overall. The menu can be modified, which allows you to place icons where you wish for easier access upon usage. I've got all my games on the first screen, and the settings stuff on the last page.

Going onto PS+, this shares the subsription across PS3/PS4 and Vita consoles. 40 for a years service on 3 platforms, very good value for money. The number of free, quality titles you can play is great as well. The PS+ has paid for itself in free games and services (3 PS+ games on PS4, 5 on Vita). And you get some exclusive discounts, so if you own PS3/4 and/or Vita then get PS+.

Overall, i'm impressed with this console. Unsure as to why it's not sold as well as it should have, you've got quality titles out and the console is at a good price. If you've not got one, i recommend getting one.

Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4)
Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4)
Price: 39.85

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Graphically stunning, gameplay meh, 4 Mar 2014
Picked this up as a replacement for Watchdogs and Driveclub (both of which delayed until Spring/Summer 2014). Graphically, it shows what the PS4 can achieve in it's early days. But that is where the excellence fades into "ok-ness". Gameplay-wise, it's not that good to be honest. I never completed it, traded it in for the re-make of Tomb Raider back in January.

Gameplay-wise, it felt like a chore to play. Any game i play that feels "chore-ish" to do is not a good game in my eyes. It's a standard point-to-point shooter, nothing special about it. Having only played 1 other Killzone game in the past, this severly lacks in comparison to that. Maybe Sony ought to have delayed this and added improvements to it, like a soul. I felt nothing for the characters personality-wise, and i don't usually say that with games. Multiplayer is "meh" at the best times. Fair enough, the touch-pad and the lights on the controller are a nice addition, but that's about it really. Controls are fiddly, the combat is ok at best. The story itself seems non-existant, which is a shame. If Sony delayed this and made the improvements, i reckon this would have been a fine game. But it felt rushed for launch in my opinion, which is a shame.

As i mentioned, i traded it in for Tomb Raider and am having a far better time.

Indiana Jones  The Complete Adventures [Blu-ray] [1981] [Region Free]
Indiana Jones The Complete Adventures [Blu-ray] [1981] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Harrison Ford
Offered by Tooboon
Price: 41.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant movies, excellent box-set, 4 Mar 2014
What can i say that hasn't been said before. Having owned the 2 previous Indiana Jones DVD sets (the first containing the first 3 movies, the 2nd with the addition of "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull") i was more than happy to pick-up the Blu-ray set. Films themselves are excellent, the transition to Blu-ray is stunning. Lucas Arts have done a similar job as they did with the Star Wars set, took each scene and gave it a frame-by-frame remaster. Upping the sound, picture and colours to something that can easily match modern movies. This set contains all 4 movies (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Cruisade + Kingdom of the Crystal Skull). All of which are re-mastered beautifully. And for the first time, the set contains extras that are worth watching.

Moving onto the packaging, a well designed boxset with individual slots for each disk. Which folds away nicely into the sleeve, none of them separate cases of old (i always dislike that, not exactly a box-set if there are separate boxes for each movie/program.)

Recommended to all.

Breaking Bad: Season Two (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [Region Free]
Breaking Bad: Season Two (Blu-ray + UV Copy) [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Bryan Cranston
Price: 14.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The series that really kicks it up a notch, 28 Feb 2014
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Being quite new to the Breaking Bad series, this series certainly kicks it up a few notches compared to the first 2 series. As i was told, the first series is slow as it's basically an introduction to the characters as i was told by people on here and some friends.. This series however, wow. What can i say without spoiling it, nothing really.

If you've not watched this, then where have you been.

Total Recall
Total Recall
by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, recommended, 28 Feb 2014
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Perfect for any Arnie fan, it is his own story on his incredible life. And it is an incredible life. He covers his body-building days, how he met his now-ex wife, how he was discovered to star in movies and of course, his rise to being Governer of California. What can i say, he's lived a great life.

MSI AMD Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI-E Graphics Card
MSI AMD Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI-E Graphics Card

3.0 out of 5 stars Was not compatible, 28 Feb 2014
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This was not compatible with my computer, the specs met the requirement of my computer and on paper it should have worked. But once the item arrived, it did not fit (and i measured my computer and measured the product and it would fit.

PSN CARD 10 GBP WALLET TOP UP  [Online Game Code]
PSN CARD 10 GBP WALLET TOP UP [Online Game Code]
Price: 10.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Can't really say much, 28 Feb 2014
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Can't say much really, it's credit for purchasing content on the PS Store. A much safer option than storing credit card details on the servers, you know what happened last time when Sony was hacked.

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