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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (PS3)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (PS3)
Offered by SelectGames
Price: £9.60

2.0 out of 5 stars Call of Duty 4 is the best war game, hands down., 2 May 2008
I bought this as I grew tired of playing COD4 and I gotta say the 9/10 reviews it bragged about on it's commercials seem a little unjustified to me.
Call of Duty 4 has so much more depth, realism and overall more fun than this game. The online play there is the best of any war game ever, period. The online play here kinda looks like a cheap knock-off and is not half as fun. The graphics are passable but nothing after you have got used to COD4 standards, in my opinion only GTA IV and Uncharted come near to Modern Warfare for graphics. The cool edge this game has is definitely the charater customization option, which allows you to create your own soldier and watch him grow by unlocking things in single/multi/online player games. That is a really cool angle.
But that's not enough to save the whole god damn game when the competition is now so good. I didn't really rate it and have only played it three times since purchase.
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Rocky: The Undisputed Collection [DVD]
Rocky: The Undisputed Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sylvester Stallone
Price: £13.06

31 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!, 4 Mar. 2008
The best movie franchise of all time. Stallone may have made a few dodgy decicions in his career but Rocky movies always deliver. Number 5 was a strange ending so he came back with number 6 even though people laughed in his face and pre-judged the movie which just made it all the more satisfying when it was released to critical acclaim.
Every guy should own this.

Everlast Leather Skipping Rope
Everlast Leather Skipping Rope

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best out there man, 24 Feb. 2008
I've had a few unreliable ropes so thought I'd pay top-dollar for one to see if it lasted longer.
When it comes to boxing Title/Lonsdale and Everlast(kinda the USA version of Title/Lonsdale) are the best manufacturers around at the minute.
It is much better than any other rope I've ever used and the extra length is great although it takes a couple of sessions to truly get used to it!

Added to that is the fact that this is the same rope Apollo used in Rocky II and I'd say that makes this a must buy, right!

Turok (PS3)
Turok (PS3)

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating, So much potential. Still not terrible though.., 24 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Turok (PS3) (Video Game)
It's no Call of Duty 4 when it comes down to it.
I thought it'd be like COD with Dinosaurs added into the mix and it sounded interesting. The graphics ain't too hot and although the dino's look good the characters look like paper cut-out's literally stuck onto the screen at times. The landscapes aren't a patch of COD4 or Drake's Fortune which is a shame because it could've been truly fantastic.

The onlince play is terrible. Seriously, you get a crappy gun, it takes about 100 shots to kill somebody, when people see you the start running around in a zig-zag and jumping up and down to prevent you from getting a shot, you end up looking like two mental patients with twitches rather than 'soldiers of the future' haha.

That said, the bow and arrow allow you to kill people 'Rambo-syle' and literally nail them to walls and this is hands-down the best weapon I have ever used on any game, ever.

Call of Duty, even though 6mths older than this game, wipes the floor with it completely in every department except the Dinosaur department obviously.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Not even GN'R..., 9 Feb. 2008
Appetite for Destruction t-shirt it says here, click on the picture before buying because this is a damn Depeche Mode top!

Battle Warrior [DVD]
Battle Warrior [DVD]
Dvd ~ Battle Warrior
Price: £3.48

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Noooooooooo what a rip off DON'T BUY THIS!, 9 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Battle Warrior [DVD] (DVD)
I bought it today from HMV for $20 and although Tony Jaa is on the cover & it sounds like he's the star, with the raving reviews on the back of the box about his fighting skills, HE AIN'T EVEN IN THE DAMN MOVIE BUT FOR A BRIEF 15 MINUTES! I was so let down with it. It seems like it was filmed years ago but is supposedly a 2008 movie, Jaa looks well young and it looks about 10 yrs old to me.
A bit like when Van Damme made No Retreat No Surrender as the cameo bad guy and once he made it famous they re-released that movie with Van Damme on the cover so his fans would buy it only to discover that he's just in the movie for about ten mins AND gets his ass whupped.

Tinnitus/Live In Paris
Tinnitus/Live In Paris
Offered by groove_temple
Price: £8.72

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best rock band of the last 20 years? Maybe.., 3 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Tinnitus/Live In Paris (Audio CD)
I've been a fan for about 10 years now and I'm shocked they never made it big yet. Total 13 is the only LP I've ever heard which stand up to Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction album. The follow-up, Making Enemies is Good, was a great album but a little over-produced at times. Then you have Stockholm Syndrome, a great return to raw punk style. This compilation is the pick of the singles from all 3 LP's and is stunning. There's quite a few classics that were not released as singles so you'll have to check out the other albums for them but you also get a blistering live cd with this pack and it will blow you away.

People Like People Like People Like Us
People Like People Like People Like Us
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: £6.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I hope they get big one day, they deserve it. Solid album., 3 Feb. 2008
'Total 13' was an 'Appetite for Destruction'-style classic that will never be repeated.
'Making Enemies Is Good' was another great LP but perhaps too over-produced and kinda lost a little bit of it's edge but is still good.
'Stockholm Syndrome' was a GREAT return to form, no total 13 but they were sounding much more raw than on making enemies is good and it has that punk attitude they are known for.

This lp is solid but not exceptional. It's very catchy, and a little more slick that 'Stockholm Syndrome' but not over-produced. The only problem I had is that it doesn't have as much of that bad-ass attitude you expect from Backyard Babies and this means some of the songs are a little forgettable. That said, Roads is one of the best ballads I've heard in YEARS and there are also a selection of others that would make it onto the band's best lp's so it's looking good for them.

Live In Paris
Live In Paris
Offered by music_by_mail_uk
Price: £23.05

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Live LP EVER RELEASED, no joke!, 3 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Live In Paris (Audio CD)
For Guns N' Roses fans who felt a little disappointed with Live Era 87-93 for featuring the most kick-ass moments like Mr Brownstone and also featuring the most OTT moments like November Rain, this is the one for you!
EVERY song rocks, it has that Appetite for Destruction attitude that made GN'R feel so dangerous, I don't know HOW this band are not huge yet. Totally blistering. I have never seen a poor review of this.

Stockholm Syndrome
Stockholm Syndrome
Offered by Japan-Select
Price: £18.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Total 13, but still a welcome return to sleazeines, 3 Feb. 2008
This review is from: Stockholm Syndrome (Audio CD)
Total 13 is a punk masterpiece, considered one of the only albums able to stand next to Appetite for Destruction by Guns N' Roses
Follow-up Making Enemies Is Good was, well, good. The song-writing was better but the more polished feel takes away some of the edge meaning it falls a little flat in certain parts, but still rocks overall.
This LP here, Stockholm Syndrome, is a welcome return to form as they get back to what they do best. Minus Celsius, Earn the Crown, Be Myself & I, Say When, these are all classics. It's got a big singalong collaboration called Friends which features Michael Monroe and Joey Ramone in his last recording before his death and while it's interesting it is probably the weakest song on the LP.
four and a half stars from me.

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