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Armada Fleets Designer
Armada Fleets Designer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Armada, 24 Aug. 2016
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By the same guy who brought you Xwing Squads Designer, and with the same tastefully minimal design. Simple to use, and looks great. It may not have some features some other list builders have, but its layout is clean and stylish.


Star Wars X-Wing: Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack
Star Wars X-Wing: Millennium Falcon Expansion Pack
Price: £22.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What a piece of junk!!, 16 Mar. 2016
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Special modifications my arse...


Aleph
Aleph
Offered by encorerecords
Price: £17.99

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lost the groove..., 10 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Aleph (Audio CD)
Dark and noisy electro-house. However unlike his singles released on Turbo label which had a sexy techno groove and sounded like dancefloor remixes of Depeche Mode circa 1988, this recent effort is more like the worst excesses of the electo-house scene of 10 years ago. Plodding tempos, dull rythms, and excessive use of atonal squeaks and squelch to create a wall of sound that is more like a 4x4 Brostep (Dubstep's uglier, noisier cousin) than techno.
A more commercial effort perhaps, and less dancefloor orientated (perhaps to be expected in a album), and most likely influenced by his work with Kanye West. A few tracks bring it down, (such as the title track) and hark back to earlier material but none of the tracks seem quite as sophicated as Mr Levy thinks he is...


The Men Who Stare At Goats [DVD] [2009]
The Men Who Stare At Goats [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ George Clooney
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Price: £2.85

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reality is stranger than fiction...., 12 Mar. 2013
What many people reviewing this film seem to have misunderstood or not realised is that it is (very) loosely based on the book of the same name, which in turn was subsequent to a 3 part Channel 4 doc.

The book (and the documentary)is a non-fiction account of the writer's (Investigative Jounalist, Jon Ronson) investigation into why Iraqi prisoners of war were being tortured by being blasted with loud music, including the theme tune to children TV character Barney. The resulting trail of breadcrumbs take him to some very strange people and bizarre claims.

Crazy as it may seem the people in the book are real people, who really do claim to have done all the stuff included in the book.

This Hollywood film version fictionalises the real events (casting Ewan McGregor as Jon Ronson?) and somehow comes away as less interesting, exciting and scary. The characters are a pale comparision to the real people Jon meets, and the overarching horror story of the book - that of disaffected Vietnam vets/hippys employed by the US Military to come up with alternative/new-age methods of peacefully ending a war, but that actually leads to some bizarre and horrific examples of torture - is lost in a luke warm comedy of merely quirky characters.

Some reviewers here have slammed the book as an "infantile" joke. I dont know if they are claiming that it is all lies or whether they haven't realised the book is non-fiction and based on interviews with real people.

If you're interested in the truth behind the story of this film, read the book and seek out the CH4 documentary.


XCOM Enemy Unknown (PC DVD)
XCOM Enemy Unknown (PC DVD)
Offered by Game Trade Online
Price: £6.59

53 of 62 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More Dumbing Down from Firaxis..., 15 Oct. 2012
I cant deny that XCOM: Enemey Unknown is fun to play. But like Firaxis last release of Civilization V, this game has been heavily "streamlined". This is a term I am begining to become very wary of, as all too often it is a double edged sword.

With XCOM the game has been radically simplified in both the tactical and strategic gameplay. Whilst this speeds up game play and removes some of the frustratingly slow bits of the old game, I am left feeling like I have less control over events and the result is perhaps more exciting action, but a less overall satisfying experience.

The fixed character classes, limited inventory (you can only carry one bit of extra kit), inability to swap equipment with characters in the field, unlimited ammo all seems to remove an element of the game I actually liked - ie micromanaging things! Great moments when characters ran out of ammo, and someone throws them cartridge; or characters pick up their dead or incapacitated comrades equipment are gone...
The base management is stripped back now your no longer managing several bases, tessellating rooms into a limited floor plan, or designing bases against outside attack - you're limited to placing rooms next to each other for bonuses. Equipment is made instantaneously, but research still has lead times which is weird. The "ant farm" representation looks great but adds nothing to gameplay.

Dispite people claiming this game proves PC gamers have not been forgotten, I actually think it shows the opposite. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a fun fast moving game, but the gameplay feels like a made for console casual tactical action game, fun and fast moving, but lacking the depth of control which I for one like in my strategy games. This may appeal to a wider audience but is not what I was hoping from the new XCOM game.
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