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Dark Souls: Design Works
Dark Souls: Design Works
by From Software
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars From a big Souls fan, 4 Feb. 2014
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This is a great book and you should definitely buy it if you are a souls fan, especially if you have not read the excellent interview with some of the key members of the development team. The art is great, although lacks some basic labelling and annotations in places, but it expands greatly on the "free" artbook that came with special editions of the game.

I was disappointed by the lack of environmental artwork as the world of Lordran is truly the star of the show. Still, highly recommended for fans of the Souls series.


Mic's Inferno Extreme Chilli Sauce 165 g (Pack of 3)
Mic's Inferno Extreme Chilli Sauce 165 g (Pack of 3)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot but flavoursome, 4 Feb. 2014
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This sauce is very hot but the quality is excellent. After trying various unbranded "Extreme heat" sauces of various amusing monickers, this sauce beats them hand down due to it's non-gimmicky nature. It is indeed hot, but not just for the sake of being hot, as the taste is fantastic.


Wakfu, Tome 9 : Making of saison 1 : La quête du Dofus, Retrouvailles, J'entre dans la légende, Le mont Zinit
Wakfu, Tome 9 : Making of saison 1 : La quête du Dofus, Retrouvailles, J'entre dans la légende, Le mont Zinit
by Tot
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars All these books are fantastic, 4 Feb. 2014
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From the commentary given by those who worked on the show, to the artwork itself, everything about these books proves how much the wakfu team at Ankama love their job and show worthy pride of their efforts. Beware of spoilers if you haven't seen the series.


Disney Infinity Character - Vanellope (Xbox 360/PS3/Nintendo Wii/Wii U/3DS)
Disney Infinity Character - Vanellope (Xbox 360/PS3/Nintendo Wii/Wii U/3DS)
Offered by Scarchy
Price: £4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Quality Figurine, 4 Feb. 2014
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Bought this just for the figurine. I don't even own the game! It's just really well made and comes with a great stand. The best looking figurine you can find of the character, at least that I'm aware of.


Hilda and the Bird Parade
Hilda and the Bird Parade
by Luke Pearson
Edition: Album

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evolution of Style, 25 Feb. 2013
This review is from: Hilda and the Bird Parade (Album)
This book is even more beautifully drawn than the last two. The style of drawing has changed somewhat, with curvier lines and more simplified designs, yet there is more detailed and intricate backgrounds and design work than before. The colouring is lush and looks great in print, some of the pages towards the end are positively radiant.

Great little youth friendly story but with interesting enough characters and humour for any age. I really love this series, I feel like it's some of the best comics I've seen since Tintin and Asterix.


Yiynova 19" Graphics Tablet LCD (touch screen Digitizer)-MSP19(windows only)
Yiynova 19" Graphics Tablet LCD (touch screen Digitizer)-MSP19(windows only)

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent but not for me, 30 Jan. 2013
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First off I'd like to compliment the build quality of this product. It looks and feels pretty great, and is not too heavy or lightweight so you can easily move it around but doesn't feel flimsy. The stand it uses is also pretty good, with the option to position the screen at practically any angle (upside down, inside out)

However as most other reviews will say, the software support for this device is poor. After trying for hours and going through so many drivers, none seem to work well, and the pressure sensitivity is just off the chain. I have no idea which driver to use - all the appropriate choices on waltop and yiynovas website have failed me.

The real issue I have is the unbearable line jitter, where it feels like the cursor is snapping to a grid. Its just awful for my lineart. Check other reviews about the jitter and you'll see it's not just me who has this issue. It is not a problem for anything but delicate lineart and strokes. However, I wanted to transition my entire workflow to this tablet, which is not going to happen.

Final word - do lots of research. Don't use for lineart (unless you can stop the jitter)
I will be returning this product if I can.
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Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures - Volume 1
Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures - Volume 1
by Walt Stanchfield
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.30

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A highly inspiring, thoroughly useful book., 1 Sept. 2011
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This book contains the words of an animation legend, which are mostly unaltered, easy to follow and truly inspirational. It will teach you how to approach drawing for animation, although will not explain the technicalities of art making or animation itself. What is contained in this book is very useful, sensible advice on observational practices.

If I could only have a single book on art, drawing, or animation, it would definitely be this one.


Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best JRPG in a decade, 1 Sept. 2011
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Not only is this the best RPG from Japan (JRPG, or anime styled RPG) on the Wii, it is the best to come out for any console since Final Fantasy X. Combining elements of traditional JRPGs with new successful MMORPG mechanics, this refreshing game is an exciting yet logical step forward for a genre which has been quite stale and uninspired of late.

I'm not going to spoil anything, or go in depth here, as others have written in their reviews everything which needs to be said. If you have ever enjoyed JRPGs, or would like to try the very best of modern RPG gaming from the East, you owe it to yourself to buy this game. If not just for you, but for our American cousins (where it still remains pending potential release) who also deserve to get a chance to play one of the hottest titles of 2011. The more successful Xenoblade is in Europe, the more likely it will be released over the pond.


8GB 1 Piece Capless Design High Speed USB 2.0 Pen / Flash / Thumb / Memory / Micro / IJT , Stick / Drive, Samsung Chip, Lifetime Warranty, PC & MAC Compatible,
8GB 1 Piece Capless Design High Speed USB 2.0 Pen / Flash / Thumb / Memory / Micro / IJT , Stick / Drive, Samsung Chip, Lifetime Warranty, PC & MAC Compatible,

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable, durable device., 28 Jan. 2009
Having used one to store college work for many months I can safely say that this is a good pen drive. The protective cover still slides over nice and solid, and as a whole it is light weighted and highly compatible.

The only gripe I have is that when plugged in next to other USB devices, it tends to be too wide to slot in perfectly and juts out at an angle. This may only become a problem if you're USB slots are a centimeter apart, and even then the pen drive will still work fine.

It does look a bit tacky, but who buys them for their appearance? Price and reliability are the top priorities.


Samurai Champloo: Volume 2 [DVD]
Samurai Champloo: Volume 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Shinichiro Watanabe
Offered by MEDIA-MOST-WANTED
Price: £9.94

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool anime, 14 April 2006
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This volume contains 4 very good episodes of a really cool anime. I reckon that it is even better than the first volume, with much more laughs and even more heartbreaking stories. I've never laughed as much at an anime before than at this, with it's clever, stlyish and cool sense of humour. This isnt anime for children though, see the 15 rating...

Basically if you liked the first DVD then surely you'll like this as it doesnt disappoint. Hopefully it just gets better and better.


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