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Coloud Marvel Ironman Headphones - Red Metallic
Coloud Marvel Ironman Headphones - Red Metallic
Offered by TeeMug
Price: £31.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 2 Nov 2010
These headphones not only look great but also work properly, the sound quality is very good and the snug fit keeps them on your head. The relatively short cord means you can walk around with them on and are great for listening to an ipod. The art on the headphones is fairly abstract and you sort of need to know it's Iron-man to see. This is sort of a bonus as it feels a lot less embarrassing when you wear them in public. I've had them for a while now and they have stood the test of time, very sturdy.

Indiana Jones Omnibus: Further Adventures v. 1
Indiana Jones Omnibus: Further Adventures v. 1
by Walter Simonson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Whip cracking good read, 2 Nov 2010
This omnibus collects the first year of Marvel's run on Indiana Jones comics (however it is now published under Dark Horse), the run lasted 4 years from 1983-86 and produced some great comics, many of which are in here. The twelve issues travel all over the world pitching Indy up against Nazis, Monks and everything in between. My one niggle is that it may be slightly dated as Indy seems to run around the world stealing artefacts from natives with his cry of 'It belongs in a museum'. However, the stories are solid and there are some twists and turns along the way. With a host of characters appearing including Sallah, Brody and Marion you really get the feeling they could continue on from the films. Sadly Marvel's efforts are not as good as those by Dark Horse in the 90s so I would advise you to check out 'Indiana Jones Omnibus: Vol 1' first which is marginally better.

Dylan Moran: The Live Collection [DVD]
Dylan Moran: The Live Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dylan Moran
Price: £6.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surreal comic Genius, 19 Feb 2009
Some people have moaned about Dylan saying that he is too much like Eddie Izzard and is delivery is not original. Well let me assure you that only the first point is true, he is very much like Eddie in the sense that he is bleeding hilarious. He is surreal, sublime and sensational with just a touch of eccentricity. If you have ever watched Black Books then he is stage persona is very much like Bernard Black. I highly recommend this to any person who considers themselves to have a decent taste in comedy.

Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimate Collection Volume 1 TPB: Ultimate Collection v. 1 (Graphic Novel Pb)
Ultimate Spider-Man: Ultimate Collection Volume 1 TPB: Ultimate Collection v. 1 (Graphic Novel Pb)
by Mark Bagley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate is indeed the word, 15 Feb 2009
The Ultimate Marvel universe was created to let younger readers into the world of Marvel. It recreates the story of Spider-man without destroying the roots of the superhero. It is different enough to the original for older readers to enjoy it but is very good for people who want to jump onto the band wagon that is Marvel.

The Story starts as you would imagine with Peter Parker being a bit of a loveable geek who gets bullied and then bit by a genetically enhanced spider. That's the bit we all know but in this version there are a few differences. For a start he is friends with Mary Jane Watson form the beginning and Harry Osborne seems to be someone who takes advantage of Peter's brains rather than being a real friend.

The 'bad guys' in this are not really new, but have been slightly redesigned. The Goblin is no longer a glider riding maniac but rather a Hulk esque character that can throw fire balls, I know that this doesn't sound very good but it actually works really well.

The story line is strong and shows Peter's struggle with the death of his uncle and balancing his social life with being Spider-man. The bold colours are striking and really bring out the characters. It is all new age colouring and looks gorgeous.
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Half-Life 2: The Orange Box (PC DVD)
Half-Life 2: The Orange Box (PC DVD)
Offered by APE-GAMES
Price: £13.80

4.0 out of 5 stars The Cream of First Person Shooters., 15 Feb 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
To start with this review has one point and one point only, to shout to the world that THE ORANGE BOX IS BRILLIANT. Let be elaborate, for those of you who do not know the game's protagonist is Gordon Freeman a scientist who was present at Black Messa (a research facility) when a portal experiment went wrong and an evil alien race came through from another dimension and took over the facility.

The Orange Box takes place after this, when the alien race (The combine) have gained control of earth. The main selling point of this package is that it is just that, a package. You get five games for what one of them would have cost originally. With this comes a snag, in the box you get one disk which enables you to connect to Steam. Steam is a piece of software that lets you to download games (mostly by Valve) strait onto your computer. This may seem brilliant at a glance, but it is not as great as it sounds. Each game took hours to download onto my computer, now it my just have been my machine but it was quite annoying. Also I only got Half-Life 2, Half-life 2- Episode1 and Episode 2 to work. Portal crashed when I tried to exit and team Fortress 2 just would not work.

Do not let my grievances put you off from buying this game, it was worth it for the three games that I got to work. The story line and Graphic (for those of you who think that is all that matters in a game) are superb. Valve have crated so many different 'physics engines' to make the game play feel fluid and none stop.

The replay value is very good, more on the subsequent episodes than Half-life 2. This is due to the commentary available with the episodes (unlockable by completing the difference chapters). It gives you an insight into the way the game works and also has some interviews with the voice actors. Also with the addition of 'Achievements' this makes Episode 2 have the most value for money.

Over all this is a mind-blowingly astonishing game with humour, action and a fantastic storyline that will have you on the edge of your seat. Unless of course, you play standing up.
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