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Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30 (PC DVD)
Brothers In Arms Road to Hill 30 (PC DVD)
Offered by Qoolist
Price: £3.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Does not work on Windows 7/8!, 13 Nov. 2014
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This is a good game but the retail version does not work on Windows 7/8. If you want to play this game on Windows 7/8 you will need to buy the Steam version.

inShang Premium PU Leather Case for iPad Compatible with iPad 2 iPad3 iPad4 Multi-Function PU Leather Stand /Case / Cover For, With Auto Sleep Wake Function (BLACK)
inShang Premium PU Leather Case for iPad Compatible with iPad 2 iPad3 iPad4 Multi-Function PU Leather Stand /Case / Cover For, With Auto Sleep Wake Function (BLACK)
Offered by inShang
Price: £10.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Bad quality, 29 Sept. 2014
It's OK for a few months for the price but it doesn't last. I have had this case less than a year but already all the rubber at the edges has fallen off and the material is peeling away in places. This is with no activities that may cause a case to wear quicker.

I would advise buying a better quality, more expensive case as it will save you money in the long run.

Hand Buzzer
Hand Buzzer
Offered by The Jokeshop
Price: £2.26

1.0 out of 5 stars Very bad., 19 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Hand Buzzer (Toy)
This is a waste of money. It only vibrates, so there's hardly only shook at all. I would recommend getting a shock pen instead.

A History of Glasnevin: Its Village, Lands and People
A History of Glasnevin: Its Village, Lands and People
by Tony O'Doherty
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Local history, 6 Aug. 2014
Excellent book, I highly recommend if you live in the area or are interested in local history.

Medal Of Honor 10th Anniversary Game PC
Medal Of Honor 10th Anniversary Game PC

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic games [Windows 7/8 compatible], 30 July 2014
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This is a fantastic set of games. They are old by now but the campaigns are very well done. This box includes.

- Medal of Honor Allied Assault
- Medal of Honor Allied Assault Spearhead
- Medal of Honor Allied Assault Breakthrough
- Medal of Honor Pacific Assault
- Medal of Honor Airborne
- 10th Anniversary soundtrack

Allied Assault is probably the best game here. The missions are thoroughly enjoyable - particularly the missions involving stealth/disguises. Pacific Assault is one of the few FPSs to have the war in the Pacific (the other notable one being Call of Duty World at War). Airborne focuses on non-linearity, so the missions can be completed in a number of ways. There is less missions than in the previous games. The final level is in my opinion one of the best in the series.

All games are compatible with Windows 7, 8 & 8.1. For Allied Assault and Pacific Assault, it won't do any harm to set the setup for compatibility mode with Windows XP (Service pack 3) and set to run as an administrator.
For Airborne to work with Windows 7/8, you must uninstall any PhysX software on your PC. Then run the setup. Before you play the game, Google; nvidia physx driver, and install it and also Google; nvidia physx legacy driver and install it.

This game is a bargain for the many hours of playing it gives you!

OMSI Bus Simulator 2 (PC DVD)
OMSI Bus Simulator 2 (PC DVD)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £21.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best bus simulator, 30 May 2014
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This is still the best bus simulator. It is a good improvement on OMSI 1.

MAPS/VEHICLES: The Spandau map is much extended with a new chronology function where you can see the routes/fares and most importantly the Berlin reunification/fall of the Berlin wall between 1986 and 1994. Two maps are included the fictional test map Grundorf (one route, the 76) and Berlin Spandau (routes 92 (137), 5 (130) and also two night routes. Two new buses come with this game the articulated (bendy) bus MAN NG272 (GN92) and the MAN NL202 (EN92). The two double deckers from OMSI 1 are improved and the MAN SD202 has two new variants; the D90 and the D91. There are new AI cars including ambulances with working sirens. There is also much more trains in OMSI 2.

PERFORMANCE: As with OMSI 1, you will need a pretty good PC to run OMSI 2. FPS is improved from OMSI 1 but lag can be experienced frequently in busy areas of maps.
I have an Intel Core i3, 6GB RAM and 2GB graphics card. Here is my FPS on the Hamburg addon map.
Suburb areas: 30 - 60 FPS.
Inner City areas: 20 - 25 FPS.
City Centre areas: 12 - 20 FPS.

UI: The user interface is completely changed from OMSI 1. The new UI looks much smoother and is easier to use.

BUGS: When this game was first released it was almost unplayable. It had clearly been released too early, as there were very frequent bugs and crashes. At this stage (version 2.1, the game is a lot better and crashes are rare. I have played the Hamburg and Vienna maps for the past few days with no crashes. Unfortunately crashes do occasionally still occur and there are still some minor bugs, although these do not normally affect gameplay experience.

ADDONS/COMPATIBILITY: Many freeware and payware addons exist for OMSI 2. The OMSI 1 addons Vienna LU 200, Citybus O305 and Hamburg Day & Night have all been patched for OMSI 2. Most OMSI 1 buses work in OMSI 2, but the majority of maps will not work in OMSI 2 without adjustments. Many map creators have released new versions of their maps for OMSI 2. A huge range of mods, repaints, vehicles and maps are available on the OMSI forum and other OMSI related websites.

DRIVING EXPERIENCE/FUNCTIONS: OMSI unlike most (if not all) other bus sims recreates the bus functions and driving physics as close as possible. Over 90% of buttons are pressable and have a function. For example you can set the destination using the IBIS computer, spray the windscreen, adjust the heating (involves many switches, not just one button!), lights and door controls. The bus sounds are excellent. All have been recorded off the real-life buses. Particularly with the bendy bus, you can feel the weight of the bus you are driving. This is enhanced with a steering wheel.

GAME CONTROLLERS: Buses can be controlled with the mouse or keyboard, but for a much more realistic experience a steering wheel is the best. The best realism can be achieved in OMSI 2 with a 900 degree, force feedback steering wheel. The one often preferred is the Logitech G27, but as this is very expensive other good wheels include the Logitech Driving Force GT. TrackIR 6 can be used with this game for added realism of the camera views.

TUTORIALS/DOCUMENTATION: As well as a detailed manual, new to OMSI 2 are tutorials. I strongly recommend users who have not played OMSI 1 previously to do these tutorials as learning how to operate the buses can be tricky at first.

Overall this is an excellent bus simulator (now that most bugs are gone anyway). Remember if you purchased OMSI 1 user you can get OMSI 2 at a discounted price at the publisher's website.

Death to Spies Gold Edition (PC DVD)
Death to Spies Gold Edition (PC DVD)

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent stealth game, 18 May 2014
This game is overall very good. It is very different from your average WWII game which there's a lot of shooting. This game involves careful planning and stealth. You will find yourself dead very quickly if you start shooting. I will discuss this game under these headings:

LEVELS: There are 10 levels in total. Most of them take at least 1 hour to complete. The levels include; a German concentration camp, a British hotel, an American military base and a German military school. A detailed tutorial mission can be done at the start of the game.

DISGUISES: Disguises are an important element of this game. Most levels you start off in Soviet military camouflage clothes. German soldiers will immediately start shooting at you until you get a disguise. There are different disguises available. A German soldier is the most basic disguise. Most German soldiers will not bother you but higher ranks may see through your disguise. Some levels require you to get officer's uniforms, staff's clothes (e.g. a chef) or a worker's clothes.

WEAPONS: Before you start each level you can fully customise your equipment. You can carry a shoulder, side and a knife weapon. Main weapons include MP40s, MP44s and Stens. Many pistols are also available. The silenced pistol is he most useful. Knifes can be carried - they can be used at close range or thrown. For silent kills you are equipped with a choke cord and chloroform. You can also punch people, although this is nosier.

VEHICLES: Vehicles can be driven in some missions. Trucks, motorbikes and cars can be driven.

UI: You can swap between a main map and a mini-map. You can use the + and - keys to zoom in and out. The AI are shown as green, yellow, red and grey icons; green meaning no suspicion of you, yellow - vary (don't stay around these guys too long!), red - alert, usually if they see you they will raise the alarm and grey - civilians. A suspicion meter appears at the top of the screen when guards are suspicious of you. If this fills the alarm will be raised.

AI: There are many different types/appearances of AI people, though they aren't great. Once you start shooting they tend to run around crazily until they compose themselves. Mostly they're OK though.

Sound: The sound is good in this game. German music can be heard coming from gramophones and the environmental sound are good. The AI are pretty wordless. This is improved in the sequel Moment of Truth (they say Heil Hitler to you if you're dressed as an officer!)

OTHER: You can pick locks, spy through keyholes, sabotage functions to distract attention away and more.

This is a great game I recommend you buy it. If you like a game with lots of pace and action this may not be the game for you.

Muppets Character Encyclopedia (Dk)
Muppets Character Encyclopedia (Dk)
by Dk
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.49

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, 21 Feb. 2014
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I've always been a Muppet fan and this book looked great! It lived up to my expectations. All the Muppet characters from Fozzie Bear, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Beaker, Rowlf and Scooter to more minor characters such as Crazy Harry, Dr. Julius Strangepork and Link Hogthrob are here. There are double pages for things like The Muppet Theatre, Veterinarian's Hospital, Muppet Labs and Pigs in Space. Characters from the original series of The Muppet Show to the new film; Muppets Most Wanted are here.

Logitech Wireless Desktop MK270 - UK layout
Logitech Wireless Desktop MK270 - UK layout
Price: £19.99

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Both original and the replacement broke., 21 Feb. 2014
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I bought this Logitech MK270 to replace my old Dell wired keyboard and mouse which had run flawlessly for three years until the mouse's right click broke. I own a Logitech wheel which works very well, so I decided to buy this keyboard/mouse combo. It was easy to set up, though you do need to download software which is not mentioned in the manual. Both the mouse and the keyboard worked well for about a day. My PC was in sleep mode and I moved the mouse to wake it up and it didn't work, neither did the keyboard. I restarted the computer but just a few seconds after turning the PC on, a message appeared on the screen saying that a keyboard must be connected to boot the computer. The Logitech Unifying receiver probably had broken due to both the keyboard and the mouse not working. I had to go and fish the old Dell mouse and keyboard out of the bin so I could start the computer. I tried all troubleshooting steps but nothing worked so I returned this item to Amazon for a replacement. Amazon's customer service was great as usual and I received the replacement quickly. The replacement mouse/keyboard installed fine and ran well for a few weeks. I was using my PC when the mouse abruptly stopped working. I tried everything I could again but it would not work. The keyboard was still working but I returned the items to Amazon again, for a refund this time.

The keyboard and mouse were comfortable and easy to use while they worked, but the mouse was a bit on the small side.

I replaced the mouse/keyboard with the Logitech MK330 wireless combo. This is worth the extra money - months later it is still working perfectly.

I would not recommend this product, it appears to be very bad quality, although Logitech is a good brand and I would still buy their products.

BiC 4 Colour Grip Pens - Assorted Colours (Value Pack of 2, Plus 1 Free)
BiC 4 Colour Grip Pens - Assorted Colours (Value Pack of 2, Plus 1 Free)
Price: £10.11

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 21 Feb. 2014
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I used to use the regular BIC pens, but then I came across these ones with the grip. They are much better for writing for long periods. They are quite hard to get, so it's a good idea to buy a few at a time, so this pack of 3 is great.

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