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Rage: Anarchy Edition (PC DVD)
Rage: Anarchy Edition (PC DVD)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It has Bethesda written all over it. That's not bad., 28 Mar. 2013
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Most has been said about the game, its been over a year since it was released, flopped and reborn under a cheaper price tag.
Graphics are wonderfully detailed which as you can guess makes your graphics card(s) work. The game is designed for Nvidia gpus which is obvious in the video settings where there is a transcode option which passes the massive texture decoding from cpu to gpu - this apparently is faster - not sure about this. I installed it on my primary machine, AMD FX-6300, 3.5ghz, 6 cores, load of ram and 2 x ATI Radeon 5870s XXX editions in crossfire. There is a benchmarking tool in the options that suggest you run it before playing to determine how fast your machine can decode the textures so I did on my primary machine, the score was 55 - lees than good. My second machine, very similar setup except I use a Nvidia 560ti (single card) whichhas lower spec. than just one of my ATI cards, so I ran the test. Score 127 excellent. Right I thought the Nvidia will play the game better...it doesn't. In fact there is no difference between my two machines with this game. It still looks great but you can see the screen tear just slightly when you turn your character. It's like the screen is split 50/50 along the horizontal and one half moves very, very slightly faster than the other. It is very minor and in no way game breaking but it can be seen. But as I said the graphics are brilliantly done.
Sound is great too, good voice acting, great music, it feels like you're in a film.
Gameplay - Its already been said they are way too many items in your inventory, most you'll use once. It is a little rushed in general, there are plants to be found in the wasteland that are really beneficial but there's little chance you'll ever see them as you speed past in order to avoid bandits.
Bethesda seem short on ideas. At times I felt I was back in Skyrim picking mushrooms from inside caves and harvesting the few plants there are. The Jackal area of the game is a replica of Fallout New Vegas DLC Honest Hearts. The area is inhabited by a tribe which speak in native American tongue, brandish hatchets and use fire ammo. It is more of a tall area than a large area like the canyon in Honest Hearts.
All in all it is a very good game and well worth it at this bargain price. It's a shame they didn't get it right at release they could have cleaned up. It's a one-off play even though there are harder modes once you've been everywhere 2 or 3 times on your first playthrough you know what's coming.
Recommended purchase at current price.


Sim City (PC DVD)
Sim City (PC DVD)
Offered by Digitalville UK
Price: £7.49

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Everything EA touch turns to c**p, 20 Mar. 2013
This review is from: Sim City (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
Command & Conquer, Battlefield, Mass Effect and now SIm City - all ruined by EA. I can't add anymore to the reviews that hasn't already been said. What gets me is when we see previews of the game, interviews with the developers they are so happy about their upcoming game release, I have the image of a EA executive, off camera, pointing a gun at them and holding a card that has written on it "Tell them everything will be fine and you're being treated well."
Bad, bad EA ruining years of gaming experience for many.


Akasa AK-PA075AM01 750 Watts VenomPower Modular Power Supply
Akasa AK-PA075AM01 750 Watts VenomPower Modular Power Supply

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Edited Review. This unit could have problems., 19 Mar. 2013
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My first review gave this a 5 star rating but I've discovered something since. When I purchased this unit I was using 2 x ATI Radeon 5870s in Crossfire and I had zero problems with this PSU. I recently changed graphic cards to a Gigabyte Nvidia 670, 4gb DDR5 version. Things were fine for a day then suddenly while playing Far Cry 3 my PC shut down and wouldn't come back on until mains power had been turned off and on again. I let is slide the first time, then 2 days later same thing happned. I contacted the seller of the Nvidia card and they said it sounds like the PSU has problems. I am currently using my old PSU and everything is back to normal for now.
It could be a faulty unit, it could be the unit can't manage the new generation of GPUs (Radeons being 40nm and Nvidia's 670 28nm), probably a voltage issue with the PSU - it is all speculation right now. I'll update when I get clear results.
RESULT-It is unclear (I know I said result but manufacturers will never admit their product is dodgy), if the particular unit I got was faulty or that the model in general has issues with newer graphic cards. I've tested my system since with a new XFX 650w PSU and a 2 year old XFX 650w both have handled all the games I have played for up to 8 hour sessions without a hitch. My graphic card is not at fault because the shutdown symptoms point to PSU fault. If your PC restarts itself while under load your graphic card is overheating or CPU is overheating. If your PC shuts down and won't come back on without disconnecting and reconnecting the mains power then something has tripped inside like a overvoltage, undervoltage, surge protecter chip and needs a power off reset.
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AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed)
AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core (3.5/4.1GHz, 8MB Level 3 Cache, 6MB Level 2 Cache, Socket AM3+, 95W, Retail Boxed)
Offered by Take a Bite
Price: £86.79

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast and Cool. Cannot be beaten for price in its range., 15 Mar. 2013
This is the 2nd FX CPU I have bought and I am EXTREMELY pleased with it as I was with the first. The 1st one I bought was the 6100. I bought this CPU to install in my main machine and moved the 6100 into my second machine to replace a Phenom II x 4 965. The Phenom II is an awesome CPU but it has a 125w rating meaning it got hot up to 60c when gaming - acceptable but too hot for me and made the Artic cooler I use spin up to regularly. The 6100 I put in dropped the idle temp. to 11c. On my first machine the 6300 dropped idle temp. to 12c, 43c at full load, this machine is water-cooled with Artic Coolers on the graphics cards so its virtually silent.
What can I say. If you want a quite inexpensive CPU that can deliver and exceed on every program/game you play the FX series is the way to go. Intels do the same but are way overpriced. This CPU is simply the fastest and coolest CPU I've ever used.
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Borderlands 2 (PC DVD)
Borderlands 2 (PC DVD)
Offered by scaddingk
Price: £7.48

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Putting the Fun back into Guns, 10 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Borderlands 2 (PC DVD) (DVD-ROM)
101 hours to complete. I did everything.
Guns, more guns, GAZZILIONS OF GUNS! This is what Borderlands is about. Your average FPS will let you carry 3-5 weapons in B2 you can carry a s*** load. There is nothing more satisfying in this game then discovering a gun that packs that certain "umph". Whether it be a corrode, shock, burn or slag weapon which can fire 2,3 even 4 bullets at once, a grenade which can have the same effects or steal health from enemies and spawn child grenades that devastate enemies. Yep guns is everything in B2.
The other stuff. Graphics are up to par i.e. they are the same as B1. Sound and music is good but overwhelmingly good is the voice acting. A LOT of time has been spent scripting these characters and finding the right voices to go with them. Everybody's favourite must be Tiny Tina a 14 year old demolitions expert who simply must have her tea party and electrocute one of the guests. Even the run of the mill NPCs have great dialogue especially their death scenes - "Tell my wife she's a b***h" or "ARGH! I'd almost finished paying off the house, s***". LOTS of humour in this game.
You start with a few missions just to get you into the feel of the world and the game mechanics. Slowly you get more and more missions, I had at least 10 pending at one point, as you get more missions the world opens up to you and it's massive.
The upgrading system is very well thought out with lots of choices - you'll find yourself really thinking what to spend your blood-soaked XP on.
Conclusion: Humorous, great upgrade system, massive game world, good graphics, excellent sound and voice acting, humorous...again, driving is ok and guns, guns, LOADS OF GUNS! I don't regret a single penny I spent on this purchase. Highly recommended.


Premier Housewares Heavy Duty Meat Mincer - Cast Iron
Premier Housewares Heavy Duty Meat Mincer - Cast Iron
Price: £18.85

1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish., 7 Mar. 2013
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Doesn't mince it more or less juices anything put inside. Tried reassembling it still no joy. Not like the good old uns'.


5 Star Staples 26/6 mm
5 Star Staples 26/6 mm
Price: £0.98

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Staples, 7 Mar. 2013
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Arrived on time. They go inside a stapler and stick stuff together or you could play a joke and staple your forehead.


Official Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows - Black (PC)
Official Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows - Black (PC)
Offered by Incredible savings
Price: £33.35

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 1 Mar. 2013
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Excellent product from Microsoft. I don't understand the fuss of it not turning off when PC is turned off, just remove battery pack. Simples!


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive keyboard, 22 Feb. 2013
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Having looked through all the available backlit keybords available this one appealed to me simply because of its design. The blue LED keys look really good and do aid with typing is not well lit rooms. Personally I like to play games with lights off but that meant not seeing the keyboard very well-this solved the problem. Standard key layout with a few multi-media keys. I've only had it 2 days so it does feel clunky but so do all new keyboards. There is a on/off switch for the LED and for most people the LED won't turn off when you turn off your PC that's because manufacturers of motherboards have made USB ports "Hot" so you can recharge portable devices when PC is not turned on but is plugged in. Its early days yet but for design and looks it's great. Four stars because it hasn't past the longevity test yet.


WHITE BATH AND SINK PLUG 38mm (1 1/2")
WHITE BATH AND SINK PLUG 38mm (1 1/2")
Offered by Trade Supplies-UK
Price: £1.05

3.0 out of 5 stars Its a plug you put in the sink, 23 Dec. 2012
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What can go wrong? This apparatus prevents water from escaping down the hole that some idiot put in your sink. Works like it should. Well done.


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