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DIGIFLEX 2.5 Sata to USB Hard Drive Caddy HDD Enclosure Case Laptop and PC parts
DIGIFLEX 2.5 Sata to USB Hard Drive Caddy HDD Enclosure Case Laptop and PC parts
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £10.00

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware, 25 July 2012
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Bought this recently to re-use a 320GB hard drive from an old PS3 as a back up drive. What I got for my money was a soft zip case that a laptop hard drive can be slipped into for carrying. Its about the same size as a camera case.

If like me, you want a USB enclosure then aviod this and order another product. Waste of money. The photo shown is inaccurate.

Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This will get your pulse racing, 30 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Pulse (Audio CD)
A truly magnificent album that simply showcases how good Pink Floyd are. They are as good live as they are in the studio, a feat in intself.

Side 1 has a mix of PF classics, check out Gilmours solo on Sorrow. Side 2 is Dark Side Of The Moon live. It ends with a classic trio of songs that is probably one of the best finales on record. Gilmours solo on Comfortably Numb is outstanding.

Get this for the pleasure of listening to it. You don't need to be a Pink Floyd fan, you just need to love music and this music will love you back.

A timeless classic rock album.

MotoGP 09/10 (PS3)
MotoGP 09/10 (PS3)
Offered by NetsavesUK
Price: £3.91

3.0 out of 5 stars What went wrong?, 24 Nov. 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: MotoGP 09/10 (PS3) (Video Game)
I am gonna be generous and give this game 3 stars, only because I am a fan of the series but not this turkey.

What you get is a championship mode where you can take part in a 125, 250 and Moto GP championship as a rider of your choice. No frills, bog standard racing. You get a career mode where you ride as yourself from the 125cc championship to Moto GP. Progress via reputation. You also get an arcade mode which is the same as a championship mode but with checkpoints and continues if you don't pass through the gate in time. Also a multiplayer.

Graphics are not great but a slight improvement over 08. I think the bike/riders look out of proportion though. Sound is like a battery operated ladies toy and handling is woeful. The bikes bank side to side like a flipper on a pinball machine. Nonsense.

Apart from the whole amateurish presentation, deliberate to make it more appealing to noobs, the game is not a patch on 08 which I thoroughly enjoyed. In career mode you can hire staff but bike upgrades take ages and the cash you earn has little use. The AI is a bit frisky and clearly set to catch up and boost on the last turn. Very frustrating and only 3 views one of which on the bike.

The thing that bugs me is the need to tuck in. On your bike, your rider sits like he is playing the piano unless you hold a button to tuck in. This does generate speed and is necessary to compete. However, it is another button you have to hold for most of the race! You don't even need to brake. Release the button and piano man sits up with the same effect as deploying a brake chute.

Monumental got this badly wrong. Avoid and go for 08 or splash out a bit more and get the sequel 10/11. The DLC is worth downloading as it provides the 10/11 season as well as the 09/10 that comes with the game.

Appetite For Destruction
Appetite For Destruction
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the very best rock albums, 24 Nov. 2011
This is where the phenomenon started. Say what you like about G 'n' R but they know how and when to put the foot down. This is a rollercoaster ride of an album. It contains their most influential tracks Paradise, sweet child etc and you are sonically blasted from start to finish.

The cool thing is, this album sounds as great today as it did when it was first released. A true sign of a classic. This must belong in your collection or you ain't rock savvy.

Heat Of The Moment: The Very Best Of Asia
Heat Of The Moment: The Very Best Of Asia
Price: £6.75

5.0 out of 5 stars The best of Asia, 24 Nov. 2011
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The very best of Asia isn't far off the mark. This is an excellent collection of the bands best tracks all on one disc. A couple of filler tracks and missing Praying 4 a miracle, it still is tops unless you splash out for a two disc collection.

You won't go wrong with this.

The Dio Years
The Dio Years
Price: £5.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dio Black, 6 Nov. 2011
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This review is from: The Dio Years (Audio CD)
This collection of Dio's time with Black Sabbath is superb and servies to illustrate his vocal talents.

Half of the album comes from Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules. One track from Live Evil, three from Dehumaniser and three new tracks for the album which presumably serve as an intro to the then, forthcoming, Heaven And Hell band. The tracks are in order and you can sense the changes in musical style as you progress through the album.

Another great rock album that highlights Dio's talents as a rock god.

Red Faction Armageddon (PS3)
Red Faction Armageddon (PS3)
Offered by SweetBuzzards
Price: £2.52

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mars is full of bugs, 27 Oct. 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
Having recently completed this little chestnut of a game, I have to admit that I did enjoy it. Repetative yes, but enjoyable none the less.

I haven't played the previous game but this one is set 25 years on. You are the saviour of Mars as you get sent underground to the mines to sort out the beasties. This is a bug hunt and you are the bug hunter baby!

Graphics I thought were excellent and the sound good although the score only kicks in when the bugs are about. There are a lot of them and they can even shoot? Controls are easy to get to grips with and weapons can be upgraded as you go along by collecting tins of salvage. This is one of the few games where the melee weapons are pretty useful. I liked the vehicles, they added a bit of variety to what is a pretty repetative game. You do have to complete objectives but they do involve shooting bugs to complete them. They game is quite long as well.

Negatives? Well, as well as being samey it is also bug ridden itself. There is a lot of slowdown when things get frantic on screen particularly at the end where is slows to a crawl. The ending is also a bit severe and lasts too long.

You get a couple of mini-game modes as well. Infestation is just horde with bugs and Ruin which promotes destruction of the environment for points. Good for a blast but boring after a while.

Overall, an enjoyable game for someone who has a passion for exterminating creepy crawlies. I bought it on sale and its worth a punt if the price is low.

Quid Pro Quo
Quid Pro Quo
Offered by mecodu-uk
Price: £5.50

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quo are back!, 26 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Quid Pro Quo (Audio CD)
I am a long time Quo fan and have followed them since Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon (a few years ago now). I love their 70's period and even endured the covers phase. This however is the best album they have done in 20 years. Since Whatever You Want. Heavy Traffic was good but this is much, much better.

Every track on the album is a belter. Slightly more commercial and softer than 20 years ago but they prove on this album that they can still write great, catchy, rocking tunes. Fans of old who have drifted over the years should give this a spin. I am sure it will re-ignite the passion.

The live 'bonus' album is also tops. A good compilation of popular tracks with a good recording quality. The 60's tunes are interesting but they should have included Paper Plane like they did in Australia.

Both these discs together are a steal for a Quo fan.

Buy, buy, buy, buy.....

Live Era '87-'93
Live Era '87-'93
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars GREATest hits live, 26 Oct. 2011
This review is from: Live Era '87-'93 (Audio CD)
If you ever caught the latest incarnation of G n R live recently you'd simply think they are crap live. This album featuring the original line-up in their prime shows they can cut the mustard.

Featuring a great tracklist and much better than the greatest hits, G n R blast through their well known tunes of the time. All are good, some much better live, and they seriously rock. Sure, Rose strains a bit on a couple of tracks but overall this is a superb live album and better than their studio versions.

This is how Guns and Roses should be heard.

Knocking At Your Back Door - The Best of Deep Purple in the 80's
Knocking At Your Back Door - The Best of Deep Purple in the 80's
Offered by Media Vortex
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Purple, 26 Oct. 2011
This is a good compilation of DP classics. Most are available on other compilations but this has a few album tracks thrown in for good measure. Highlight for me is the 10 minute instrumental House of Aleric.

There a number of Purple comps around so check them out but this is worth while if you get it cheap.

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