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      01.07.2016 12:23

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      I would recommend

      Fairly easy to select what I wanted. The best price I found so far. Informed through the process of build and delivery. I would recommend.

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    • Sony BDP-S185 / Blu-Ray Player / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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      01.07.2016 10:58

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      Fantastic quality and very easy to set up,Great for first blu-ray player

      After looking at several other blu-ray players I eventually decided to purchase this model,The Sony BDP-S185.As this was the first blu-ray player I had purchased I made sure I read lots of reviews on Amazon an also this site amongst a few other review sites,I have to say the majority of the reviews I read were positive with a few negative ones(mainly the negative points were about the set up).After deciding on this model I shopped around for the best price and ended up buying it from Amazon for £99.99 this included free delivery.After 4 days it arrived and I was very pleased with how it looked.I actually thought it looked even better than the pictures,I then went about setting it up which was very quick and simple.It only took me 10 minutes from taking it out of the box to completing the set up(I am by no means a tech expert).The set up process was so simple and I had no issue what so ever with it.After testing a disc I found it loaded very quickly and the quality of the sound and picture was fantastic.I have had this blu-ray player now for 2 months and it has been one of my favourite purchases of this year.You also have the added bonus of downloading movies from a usb stick to watch on your tv which is so good as I have been watching a lot of movies on my small laptop screen which is not very good for my eyes,I can now watch them on my 40 inch smart tv which is great.If you are a novice with technology or you just want a great quality blu-ray player then give this one a go.I think you will be as happy as I am with mine.I am now going to purchase another 2 ,one for our bedroom and one as a gift for my mother as she is always complaining about her very old dvd player. This machine is black in colour,slim,stylish and has a usb port to allow for the movie uploads etc.The only complaint I would have if I was being picky is that the remote is a little on the small side but I suppose that is just in keeping with the slim design of the player it's self.As long as you don't have big hands you will be fine .I do suggest looking around to get the best price as I noticed on some websites it was priced a lot higher.The prices range between £179.99-89.99 so it is well worth taking the time to do tge research on prices and also delivery charges(Some websites charged upto £25 for delivery which is ridiculous).As a little added extra you can also play mp3 music discs which is very handy if you want to listen to your music in fantastic sound quality.The player also has the ability to reject pirated movies so you may find this annoying if you purchase counterfeit dvd's willingly.Be warned they will not play on this model of blu-ray player.

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    • Nokia 225 Dual SIM / Mobile Phone / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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      01.07.2016 08:42

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      • "NOKIA BRAND"

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      GOOD FOR OLD AGE PERSON

      Nokia 225 is a good phone.camera is not so good.It's speaker's sound is dim.Inbuilt facebook. It has one fault that it can not run whatsapp.It has no java but it supports "MRE" facielity.If anyone wants to download game or apps in it(supported by Nokia225) please log in "MRE GAMES" OR "MRE APPS" on Google.Atlast,
      The maximum accepted resolution for playing videos is 854x480, but Nokia 225 can accept DivX 4, DivX 5, XviD, H.263 codecs as well as AVI, MP4, 3GP and 3G2 video formats, MP3, WAV, AAC, AMR-NB, MIDI audio formats and JPEG, GIF and PNG images.Is not made for a good camera or other web navigate . Is made for long baterry life and a simpy phone for calls the fact that 225 had some navigate it s a plus !

      "Microsoft" has launched this phone,not "NOKIA" because nokia company was sold to microsoft,so the phone is microsoft's fault ,not Nokia's. I have a Nokia 301. It's a brilliant phone with few limitations. Texting is fast, call quality super, headphones great quality on radio etc. I cannot understand why Nokia would bring out a phone like the 225 with snails pace texting and mandatory deletion of messages after 20 reached. I hear the contacts capacity is not very good either. Simple solution : go for the "old" 301. BTW it also supports 3G. A no brainer ?
      For a basic phone dedicated to calls and messages this phone model lacks quite a lot of useful features.good luck nokia

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      30.06.2016 18:20
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      Well done treyarch

      Congrats Treyarch, you passed the test. Black Ops still has some technical flaws (some erratic scripts), but it doesn't lack ambition, variety, nor freshness. Its solo campaign boasts a good scenario, and its multiplayer is as comprehensive and solid as ever, while changing some basic systems for the better and introducing soon-to-be-cult new modes, as well as community features one could only find in the latest Halo iterations.On first starting the game up you are greeted by a Graphic Content Warning which lets you know that player discretion is advised. Although the title doesn’t feature a set piece like No Russian it does feature gore in the form of neck stabbings, throat slitting and a torture scene. The most controversial aspect however, is the use of real world characters such as President John F. Kennedy, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and even a mission to assassinate Cuba’s Fidel Castro. Once you’ve made your mind up on seeing the graphic content it’s on with the action.

      Call Of Duty: Black Ops is the seventh title in the franchise, it’s the first time the Cold War has featured in the series and, as the game’s title suggests, the story centres around the CIA’s ‘Black Operations’. Just like Modern Warfare 2, you take on the role of several characters but this time visiting Cold War hot spots such as Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, Hong Kong and the now-obligatory snow-filled Arctic level but unlike Modern Warfare 2 the narrative is tied strongly together.

      The lead protagonist Alex Mason wakes up disorientated, strapped to a chair in an interrogation room. He’s being questioned by a shadowy figure in another room, talking through a voice-changer, demanding to know about previous operations, this triggers the flashback where you play through that operation neatly tying together all the locations and various characters, clever huh?

      Starting in a Havana bar in 1961 Cuba, the game holds your hand as you get to grips with the basic tasks such as aiming, shooting and melee attacks. As is usual for a Call Of Duty game, the controls feel light and responsive, helped in part by the higher than normal framerate.

      As well as being responsive, the controls are instantly familiar, with the left shoulder button aiming, the right firing and the face buttons mapped in the now standard way that just makes sense. Once the initial hand-holding is out of the way it’s on with the action. Enemies come running at you like cannon fodder, with a few of them doggedly hiding behind cover but its nothing a well aimed grenade can’t sort out.

      The enemy AI seems a bit dumb in comparison to some games, on the easier difficulty levels they often stand around waiting to be shot or are blindly firing at you from behind cover. However, on the higher difficulty levels anything less than doggedly sticking to cover yourself and only progressing once you’ve mopped them all up will see you die, lots. The level design is broad enough to give you an opportunity to try and outflank enemies as you to find your own route to navigate from cover to cover picking them off.

      This highlights a problem, because no matter where you are, there is always a yellow arrow beckoning you to walk towards it and whenever you approach it it moves to the next disappearing point in the near distance. Whilst you’re getting to grips with the game, this cheat’s form of level signposting isn’t a problem but as soon as you’ve settled in and are enjoying the action, it becomes an annoyance. It’s not even like there’s bad level design which requires this form of help.

      Thanks to the flashback style of knitting the narrative together, the locations are extremely varied. One minute you’re on the terracotta rooftops in Cuba, the next you’re breaking out of a Soviet prison camp, piloting a helicopter through Vietnamese jungles, running across Hong Kong skyscrapers and even a river cruise with a difference in Laos. This provide’s one of the most atmospheric moments in the game as you lay waste to village after village with missiles and machine gun fire with the Rolling Stones’ classic Sympathy For The Devil on the radio. Certainly it’s a bit distasteful but it is the title’s stand-out moment for capturing the feel of the era, it’s akin to the Hollywood Vietnam blockbusters with trigger happy troops causing carnage in the jungles and villages.

      The game certainly doesn’t make any pretences that it is anything other than a CoD game, the action feels firmly CoD-like and there is the sense that, despite the new setting, you have seen it all before. That’s not to say that Treyarch haven’t attempted to make bold strides into new territory. The bold strides are of course relative as we’re talking about an FPS mega-franchise, not an experimental indie digital download title.

      As you visit the various locations, Black Ops adopts a variety of tactics to keep things fresh. Searching an abandoned ship armed with nothing more than a pistol and flashlight, it feels more like a survival horror than anything the CoD universe has thrown at us so far. Later you take control of a SR-71 Blackbird soaring up to 85,000ft to command a unit RTS-style, its very basic, but it is fabulous and leaves you wanting more, perhaps a Call Of Duty RTS game, please Activision?

      The internet has been alive with chatter about Black Ops’ graphics, but having been through the campaign twice and thoroughly got to grips with the other game modes, I honestly can’t fault them. Everything looks fantastic despite the sub-hd resolution which shows that there is far more to an image’s quality than resolution alone. The cut-scenes driven by the game engine look fantastic with great textures and are a generational leap over previous endevours in the series. These cutscenes also show off the great voicework carried out by all the actors including Garry Oldman, Ed Harris, Ice Cube and Sam Worthington, however no amount of great acting can prevent the script from sounding clichéd, perhaps it’s lost in translation on its journey across the Atlantic and sounds different to American ears?

      It’s no surprise that many people look forward to Call Of Duty for the multiplayer action, and as you’d expect Black Ops doesn’t disappoint, Treyarch have really gone to town and listened to the community to improve on everything that has gone before. Out of the box there are 14 maps available, encompassing small, medium and large sizes which offer very different experiences, ranging from the frenetic action of Nuketown lending itself to deathmatch style modes to the snow-swept wide open spaces of Array and of course everything in between.

      As you’d expect there are a multitude of game modes ranging from the normal deathmath, team deathmatch, capture the flag, domination and more, but this time the multiplayer modes have been enhanced with the addition of CoD points, an in-game currency which can be earned though completing contracts. These are time-limited challenges such as earning x amount of kills with a particular weapon, or coming top in a particular game mode. These CoD points can be gambled in wager matches which themselves bring a whole roster of game modes, your winnings can then be spent on customisations.

      Treyarch haven’t stopped there however, all multiplayer modes are possible with splitscreen, enabling users to take their local fun online and for the first time in the series they have added bot matches and a fantastic theatre mode which automatically records the multiplayer action enabling you to edit it, take screenshots and upload them to video sharing sites. The theatre mode has the added benifit of being able to catch glitchers red-handed, providing an incentive to play fairly.

      Although Black Ops doesn’t feature a MW2 style Spec-Ops mode, the co-op fun is provided by a Zombie mode which sees gamers fending off wave after wave of Zombie attack. Although things start off leisurely its not long until you’re surrounded and the action hots up and although it can be played on your own, its far more fun buddying up and kicking zombie ass together.

      Still, even that’s not all as Black Ops contains an unlockable twin stick shooter called Dead Ops Arcade, very much in the mould of the classic Smash TV, although this is a great Easter Egg, it seems far more than after thought as easily it’s one of the best examples of the genre I’ve played. Even that’s not all though as there is even a fully working version of the classic text adventure, Zork. All things taken into account there is one hell of a package on offer here, and rarely if ever is any of it anything less than great.

      Pros.

      Solid campaign with fantastic story driven action
      Genuinely does attempt to break into new territory for an FPS
      More multi-player maps, modes and customisations than ever
      Dead Ops Arcade is a gem of a twin stick shooter
      The theatre mode is great.
      Cons.

      Sometimes you just wish the yellow arrow would go away and let you find your own way from A to B
      When the game does attempt to break into new territory, it pulls back from the brink to follow the familiar FPS well-trodden path
      Although the story is great the script is clichéd
      Call Of Duty: Black Ops features an exhilarating campaign mode, arguably the best in the whole series with a compelling narrative. At times Treyarch do make genuine attempts to break new ground with the addition of the RTS and the almost survival horror section, it’s a shame these don’t go on for longer, perhaps they hint at a future direction for the franchise? Longevity is provided by hunting down and collecting intel, the increased difficulty levels with the insanely hard veteran mode and of course the most popular multi-player action around. With Zombies, Dead Ops Arcade, Zork and the multiplayer additions of bots, contracts, CoD Points, Wager matches, theatre mode and a great community sharing system there is more content than ever before to enjoy, and enjoy it you will.

      Score: 9/10











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      Mikiyaru
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      Since: Aug 2009
      Nice review. Glad the comparisons to Modern Warfare arent always there. After all its not a direct sequel. I just got to wait till Christmas to play it…

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:03.
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      wonkey-willy
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      Since: Jan 2010
      for me this is a very expensive map pack
      nothing new here its the same old cod just a different story.
      the multiplayer is confusuing as hell.
      just dont get it how when you unlock a gun you then have to buy it.
      just spent a s**t load of credits on a gun just so i could add a red dot and buy a launcher.
      this wasnt much differnent to the standard class??
      but hey its not bad just not grrrrrreat.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 22:00.
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      icuyesido
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      Since: Jan 2010
      It’s a very good game, working on the plat at the moment, Veteran is really difficult. Online is fun, although I’m awful.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:04.
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      theberzerka
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      Since: Dec 2009
      Yeah good job there’s plenty of checkpoints, just got the cold warrior trophy it’s my first play through and i thought i’d give myself a challenge.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:25.
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      UKZ-N3M1515
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      Since: Aug 2009
      SPOILeR WARNING (i think)

      i got a a level when you start killing enemies on a hill, moving through a trench, till you go down a man hole, when your at the end of the man hole and there is a hill you have to get down, with infinite enemys coming at you, i got really frustrated, its so insanly hard, i get to a bunker with a turret, and i still cant get anywere from there, even with out of 20-30 attempts only 1 grenade i see by my feet, so they fied the grenades, but its no easier, i guess ill go down to hardened soon. but im glad its going to be a good 10-15 hours of campaign to go through, CoD’s usually are more 8-9 hours for me

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      wonkey-willy
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      Since: Jan 2010
      mate done it in 5 straight run on easy
      no intel just ran through.
      now for the harder challenges.

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      mynameisblair
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      Since: May 2009
      You have to push the barrels down, nemesis.

      Comment posted on 13/11/2010 at 00:05.
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      DrNate86
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      Since: Apr 2010
      A fair review, I am really enjoying it, though admittedly have only played online so far. One thing I would say is that online at least, the graphics really are poor (in my opinion of course). The textures are poor, the models are poor, the whole thing looks instantly and noticeably worse than MW2. This of course doesn’t affect the gameplay or enjoyment, but it is an observation that might matter to some people.

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      rht992
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      Since: Apr 2009
      i’ve heard a lot of people say the same thing

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:37.
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      ico
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      Since: Aug 2010
      To say ‘poor’ is perhaps a bit steep. I played countless hours of MW 1 and 2 and have played a little BLOPS (can’t decide if I like that acronym!) and while I appreciate it may be inferior I think to say they’re really poor is a little unjust.

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      tonycawley
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      Since: Feb 2009
      Blops isn’t technically an acronym. More an abbreviation.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 19:00.
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      ico
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      Since: Aug 2010
      At tonyc – Damn you literate lot. I did an English degree don’t you know (not very well mind as spent most of my time playing Final Fantasy 7 and Porsche Challenge on the PS1)? Fair point though.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 20:05.
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      gazo69
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      Since: Forever
      Nice review cc, fully agree with you.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:10.
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      gazzagb
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      Since: Feb 2009
      Great review, I’m currently loving the story. I love the fact that the single player story spans such a wide time frame, it adds even more variety.
      I don’t agree with your cons though, the yellow arrow doesn’t bother me and I don’t see why sticking to the generic FPS path is a bad thing. The 1 thing I don’t like about the story is the way it’s told. The interrogation feels a lot like SAW, and it’s super confusing. I’d prefer the simpler cutscenes like in MW2 where the story is told simply.
      The online is great, but I feel that I preferred MW2. I love the concept of the customisation, but I think is too in-depth, especially with the CoD Points, I’d prefer you to just level up and unlock guns, rather than buying them. Overall, it still is a great game, and definitely deserves its praise.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:13.
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      tonycawley
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      I put a reply to this comment but for some reason it went to the end of the comments section. Not the first time that’s happened when replying on my phone. Anyway, i said i take it you’re joking about the Mw2 story telling. It was horrendous. I still don’t get the story to this day. And neither do a hell of a lot of other people.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 19:25.
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      gazzagb
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      Since: Feb 2009
      Nah, I loved the MW2 story. It was ridiculous, but it was so much fun, and I really connected with the characters. I completed Black Ops last night, and I’m still confuzzled about the story, and I can’t even remember the main characters name.

      Comment posted on 13/11/2010 at 14:18.
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      SpikeyMikey23
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      Since: Jul 2009
      im with gazza with this one, I liked how random it was, didnt really bother me that it didnt make a lot of sense, i just enjoyed the set pieces as they came

      Comment posted on 13/11/2010 at 14:51.
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      tonycawley
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      I put a reply to this comment but for some reason it went to the end of the comments section. Not the first time that’s happened when replying on my phone. Anyway, i said i take it you’re joking about the Mw2 story telling. It was horrendous. I still don’t get the story to this day. And neither do a hell of a lot of other people.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 19:25.
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      kahana95
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      Really the MW2 story was simple- why the hell was that general destroying his beloved america???

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:19.
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      Daywalker
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      Dude, spoilers.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 23:14.
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      tonycawley
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      Spoilers? 12 months down the line? Surely spoilers don’t apply after around 6 months-ish (i know we’ve had this debate on here before)

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      Daywalker
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      Since: Jan 2010
      But still, there Re people

      Comment posted on 15/11/2010 at 18:16.
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      Daywalker
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      Since: Jan 2010
      But still, there are people that don’t want to know. Won’t get into that debate shin though :P

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      Burgess_101
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      Since: May 2009
      im not a fan i played it for a while and i just find the whole game rather boring i do love the menu screen bit when you break out of the chair go on the computer type in commands i can play zork for longer than cod also dead ops i would buy seperatly i love that but the sctual game just kinda points to the same ol’ same ol’ the fps’ i cant wait for are killzone 3 and brink which i hope take the crown from COD in particular brink because its a rather orignal take on the becoming tired genre of fps’ hopefully breathing new life into it

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:22.
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      cc_star
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      Since: Forever
      Yes, Dead Ops should be a game in its own right

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:38.
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      Burgess_101
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      Since: May 2009
      im surprised activision or treyarch (excuse the spelling if thats wrong) didnt pick up on that and release it separately ? considering they are selling black ops again at a inflated price didnt think they would take a 2nd look at another opportunity to make some more money unless they thought people would discard it and just play the actual game instead but either way its not like the advertised it being in the game

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      Mike
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      Since: Oct 2008
      9/10?! WTF?! Clearly biased!!! ;) Nah, it’s a fair review and agree with the score. It’s an unmissable game but has its flaws. Good job cc.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:22.
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      rht992
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      Since: Apr 2009
      call of duty is one of those games i hate to love but man this one sonuds really really good.
      i’m propable going top be told off for saying this but the BF:BC map pakc does come first :/

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:24.
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      Grey_Ghost13
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      Since: Aug 2009
      I’ve found something I don’t agree with in a TSA review!

      It may be my TV but I think the game looks pretty bad, screen tearing, poor textures and I know I shouldn’t but it looks allot worse then MW2 did.

      Good review as usual and I agree that they should have extended the boat and flash light bit as well as the blackbird level. My stand out moment of the game which definitely should have lasted longer!

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:33.
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      BIGAL-1992
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      Since: Jan 2009
      It’s not your tv. I’ve had the exact same thing happen to me.

      Comment posted on 12/11/2010 at 18:50.
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      muse88_James
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      Since: May 2010
      I’ve not had any of these issues, graphics are fine. No screen tearing or poor textures, looks way better than MW2, both online and offline.

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      UKZ-N3M1515
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      Since: Aug 2009
      i found that at first glance, it looks good, but when you look deepm its all flat, i looked at the mud on a jeep i was taking a ride in, and it was very pielated and flat, just blocks of colour, and when a bomb went off, the mud that flew up from the ground was like brown balloons, but its all fine, as it dont effect the enjoyment. this was on a full HD 32″ sony bravia, so top TV.

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      I would definitely recommend this

      The Good: Off the charts in terms of comfort and ergonomics. Very aesthetically pleasing and highly adjustable.
      The Bad: Armrests can swing inward and get in the way. Assembly instructions not clear.
      The Bottom Line: An expensive chair, but it is well worth the investment considering its incredible comfort and support features.
      The Good: Off the charts in terms of comfort and ergonomics. Very aesthetically pleasing and highly adjustable.
      The Bad: Armrests can swing inward and get in the way. Assembly instructions not clear.
      The Bottom Line: An expensive chair, but it is well worth the investment considering its incredible comfort and support features.The Good: Off the charts in terms of comfort and ergonomics. Very aesthetically pleasing and highly adjustable.
      The Bad: Armrests can swing inward and get in the way. Assembly instructions not clear.
      The Bottom Line: An expensive chair, but it is well worth the investment considering its incredible comfort and support features.The Good: Off the charts in terms of comfort and ergonomics. Very aesthetically pleasing and highly adjustable.
      The Bad: Armrests can swing inward and get in the way. Assembly instructions not clear.
      The Bottom Line: An expensive chair, but it is well worth the investment considering its incredible comfort and support features.The Good: Off the charts in terms of comfort and ergonomics. Very aesthetically pleasing and highly adjustable.
      The Bad: Armrests can swing inward and get in the way. Assembly instructions not clear.
      The Bottom Line: An expensive chair, but it is well worth the investment considering its incredible comfort and support features.
      The Good: Off the charts in terms of comfort and ergonomics. Very aesthetically pleasing and highly adjustable.
      The Bad: Armrests can swing inward and get in the way. Assembly instructions not clear.
      The Bottom Line: An expensive chair, but it is well worth the investment considering its incThe Good: Off the charts in terms of comfort and ergonomics. Very aesthetically pleasing and highly adjustable.
      The Bad: Armrests can swing inward and get in the way. Assembly instructions not clear.
      The Bottom Line: An expensive chair, but it is well worth the investment considering its incredible comfort and support features.redible comfort and support features.

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    • Sleek Blush / Make Up / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      30.06.2016 17:01
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      Good pigmentation

      I decided to purchase this Sleek Blush after buying the contour kit in medium, although I was not super satisfied or impressed with it, I thought I would give this product a go because it was priced reasonably with some colours that I really liked and felt would look good for my skin tone.

      There are a wide variety of colours available in this range, which I find to be hugely positive as it means that there is something for everyone and every skin tone. It ranges from bright pinks to deep browns - a colour for every occasion and mood.

      So, after using this Sleek Blush I was very impressed. I purchased the one in Suede (and was tempted to try out more). It was really nicely pigmented and the colour showed up really well on my tanned skin. It has a slight shimmer, which I find is the right amount for me, and works really well to highlight my cheeks.

      Furthermore, you get quiet a lot of product for the price that comes with a handy mirror to help ease application when on the go.

      I found this product to be very good value for money. The reason why is because, you are getting a very high quality pigmented product that is durable and long-lasting. I will definitely be trying out the other shades that compliments my skin tone.

      I think I will definitely give Sleek products another go as this one worked out pretty well for me.

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    • Artemishome.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      30.06.2016 12:44
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      • "Customer Service"

      AVOID AT ALL COSTS

      Don't use !!! You may encounter "Mr I'm God" who claims to be the Manager when you have a problem
      Does seem to understand UK Laws relating to Subject Access or Distance Selling Laws in UK
      Avoid at all costs !!

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    • pcspecialist.co.uk / Online Shop / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      30.06.2016 12:27
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      Fantastic service

      As always PC Specialists are professional and great to deal with. I order all business laptops through them and the service is consistently great

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      30.06.2016 01:48
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      • "Helps prevent long-term damage"
      • "Stabilizes the finger"

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      • "In the way "
      • "Hard to keep clean"

      They get the job done, if you can deal with it being in your way.

      As an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) I have seen fold over finger splints used by many health care professionals. These splints are mostly used with much more severe finger injuries, like fractures or dislocations. The splint is made out of malleable aluminum with foam padding for comfort. One thing that is really aggravating about the splint is that it seems to always be in the way, so much so, people just take them off. Keep in mind any splint or cast is going to aggravating and in the way.

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    • Iceland / Destination International / 1 Reading / 1 Rating
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      30.06.2016 00:29
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      • "Beautiful place "

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      • "Expensive "

      Iceland beat Netto!

      So England crushed by the mighty Iceland to be bounced out of the European Championships like a fat Polar Bear jumping on an ice sheet catapulting a penguin on the other end into Greenland, the British Prime Minister and England coach resigning in the same week for similar Brexit debacles all too much. The players have turned on Woy as soon as he went and Iceland march on to play the French. It was certainly poundland football by the British billionaires. The Wales squad were caught on video cheering wildly when England lost, odd as most of them were born in England to an English parent or two. Footballers are not the brightest. I don’t hold out much chance of keeping the union together rafter this week.

      ===Quote===

      ‘….England have already arranged some preseason friendlies to prepare for the World Cup in Russia in 2016, that of Aldi and Lidl……’
      (The Sun)


      By now just about everyone knows the population of Iceland is around 300,000 (sandwiched between the Maldives and the Bahamas), more than some of the tax havens England normally beat 7-0 in the qualifying groups, and where most of the England player’s money is stashed. 10% of that Icelandic populous were in France for this tournament and so technically Iceland an even smaller country in the championships. . Iceland has a 12 team semi-pro Premier League to pull from and 73 football league clubs in total and many games played indoors. The Iceland coach is a qualified practicing dentist. The keeper Halldorsson is a professional filmmaker and did the video for the 2102 Icelandic Eurovision entrant.

      Football, of course, is all there is to cheer for in Iceland sporting wise and so the nation one million percent behind them. The now familiar fans war cry will no doubt be mimicked in football leagues around the world and now footballs original Hakka. The scenes at the end of the game when the Iceland team celebrated with the fans was extraordinary as the players led the war cry in formation. It actually originated in Motherwell FC ground and taken to Iceland by a visiting Icelandic team in the EUFA Cup.

      Iceland won because they wanted it more than England. It was their first tournament and the nation was 100% behind them. England were scared, meaning when the crunch came they chose comfort in losing as the easy way out. Iceland set up well in every game they play, a defensive mindset and well drilled at it. It works. The long throw was one of those well practiced skills and caught England out, even though England knew it was coming. These teams survive or die on set pieces. Glen Hoddle on commentary was apoplectic at England for conceding that goal, and Iceland scoring a second by beating a rather feeble Joe Hart this tournament just summed up how one dimensional and rusty the team has been. France may think they will out pace the Icelandic team but when a team does put so many behind the ball it’s never easy to pick your way through, whoever you are.

      The expansion of the Euros and the World Cup has allowed smaller teams like Iceland and Albania to have a chance of being there and they have seized it. In the 2014 World Cup qualifiers Iceland reached the play offs only to lose to Croatia 2-0 over two legs. They would have been the smallest ever nation to qualify if they had won. For the European Championships they qualified outright, at the expense of Holland, who failed to qualify from the group and suffered 5 defeats. But the player pool is small on the island and only around 40,000 adults to pick from, so much so that last year Talinn Gudjohnsen was substituted for his father Arnor. What we all like about the Iceland team sheet, of course, apart from the beards is every name ends in son. Record scorer Eider Gudjohnsen has been in the team since 1996 and still playing and setting those records at 37-years-old.

      ===Team===

      1 GK Hannes Þór Halldórsson---Norway Bodø/Glimt
      12 GK Ögmundur Kristinsson ---Sweden Hammarby IF
      13 GK Ingvar Jónsson---Norway Sandefjord
      2 DF Birkir Már Sævarsson---Sweden Hammarby IF
      3 DF Haukur Heiðar Hauksson---Sweden AIK
      4 DF Hjörtur Hermannsson---Sweden IFK Göteborg
      5 DF Sverrir Ingi Ingason---Belgium Lokeren
      6 DF Ragnar Sigurðsson---Russia Krasnodar
      14 DF Kári Árnason---Sweden Malmö FF
      19 DF Hörður Björgvin Magnússon---Italy Cesena
      23 DF Ari Freyr Skúlason---Denmark OB
      7 MF Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson---England Charlton Athletic
      8 MF Birkir Bjarnason---Switzerland Basel
      10 MF Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson---Wales Swansea City
      16 MF Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson---Sweden GIF Sundsvall
      17 MF Aron Gunnarsson---Cardiff City
      18 MF Theódór Elmar Bjarnason---Denmark AGF
      20 MF Emil Hallfreðsson---Udinese
      21 MF Arnór Ingvi Traustason---Austria Rapid Wien
      9 FW Kolbeinn Sigþórsson---Nantes
      11 FW Alfreð Finnbogason---Germany Augsburg
      15 FW Jón Daði Böðvarsson---Kaiserslautern
      22 FW Eiður Guðjohnsen---Norway Molde FK

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      29.06.2016 23:53
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      • "Zero odour"
      • Flawless
      • "Long lasting (2-3 weeks)"
      • "Natural looking tan"
      • "Even coverage"

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      • Expensive

      A new class of tan. Flawless natural looking even tan that lasts weeks!

      Vita Liberata pHenomenal is the best self-tan product I have EVER used. I bought it on offer in Boots as I wanted to try something different to St Tropez and I was very impressed with the packaging, and I was converted straight away!!! As soon as I put it on I was very pleased with the lovely brown colour (no dreaded orange in sight!) and it hadn't even had time to develop yet! They recommend leaving it on for 6-24 hours then applying again after a shower to ensure the tan lasts. The really big selling point of this tan for me is how long it lasts - I can genuinely say after using this product I am tanned for about 2 to 3 weeks which is exactly as they state on the package. This is so convenient for me as I hate the effort of having to reapply a few times a week. Also, unlike other self-tans there is ABSOLUTELY zero smell to this product which is perfect as this can sometimes be really off putting particularly if other people can smell it, which I have found can make you self conscious. So if you want an odourless tanning product this is the one for you. Another plus which just adds to the convenience is how quickly it dries after application with no greasy feeling whatsoever, so you can just get dressed pretty much straight away with no uncomfortable feeling.

      This really does give you perfectly even coverage with no streaks in sight and is so practical and convenient if you don't have much time to spare. I would recommend using a tanning mitt for optimal results. This is the best tanning product I've ever used, I am extremely impressed with it and all the claims Vita Liberata make on the packaging are completely true! It is quite pricey but totally worth it for the results you achieve and the length of time it lasts.

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      29.06.2016 23:34
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      • Nothing

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      • "Obnoxious "
      • Rude
      • Lies
      • "No care"

      Don't waste your time with this dealership !!

      Unfortunately I can't give a 0 ! Worst dealership I have ever used in my life. Between myself and my partner we have used Autoworld for over 10 years there lack of customer service is beyond me. Staff are unhelpful rude and speak over you yet if you go to speak and they want to speak they tell you that they aren't dealing with you, surely it works both ways. The service manager should not be allowed to speak to customers he changes his story to suit and then backtracks and accuses you of shouting and being irate because you've caught him out. They lie and try to make up work on their FREE VHC, I was sent mine via text with a video and report, where I was told that ALL under bonnet levels were correct yet in the report my oil level is low and needed a £15.00 top up. This is what I spoke to the service manager about where he kept changing his story to suit and he also quoted me two different prices making it cheaper each time to try and get me to pay for it despite my oil level being perfectly normal I have even checked this on returning home myself. I would recommend that everyone stays away from this dealer unless you like rudeness and un-helpfulness. The only positive I have is Emma on Citroen reception she is lovely unlike the other people I have dealt with at this dealership I will not be returning and I recommend you don't go there either.

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      29.06.2016 23:31
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      • "Smooth application"
      • "Flawless finish"
      • "Easy application"
      • "Even coverage"

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      • "Hard to clean "

      Brilliant even coverage that gives a flawless look

      This is the best product I've ever used and definitely the most important in achieving my whole makeup look. Before I bought this brush I used to apply my foundation with my fingers which as you can imagine was super ineffective and my foundation wasn't applied well at all. This brush literally revolutionised my whole makeup routine, it really is amazing and gives me really even coverage and it's very easy to apply two coats of foundation without it looking caked on because it blends so well. The shape of the brush is great as you can reach areas like either side of your nose easily without getting foundation where you don't want it. It's perfect for achieving precision in this way.

      The brush is one of the more expensive available in shops but it's a one off cost that is really worth it in the long run as you will achieve perfect coverage every day. In terms of cleaning the brush, it is difficult to do unless you get yourself some baby shampoo and rinse using the shampoo and lukewarm water - don't use hot water as this can melt the glue and the brush hairs are more likely to fall out as a result. I then tend to leave it to dry naturally as this is better for the brush, so you should aim to clean it when you aren't expecting to wear makeup the next day. However this isn't always possible so drying the brush with a tissue will suffice. Foundation can build up quite quickly on the brush so I would suggest cleaning it around every two weeks.

      Overall I can't recommend this product enough, it is a must have for your makeup bag for that smooth perfected finish!

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      29.06.2016 23:11
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      • Soothing
      • Effective
      • "Long lasting"
      • "Fresh feeling"
      • "Smells amazing"

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      • Heavy

      The best roll-on, conveniently small in size and smells wonderful

      I have never used any other deodorant but this one! I know many women prefer aerosols but you should give a roll on deodorant like this a chance as it is simple but really very effective, I can genuinely say I have never smelled while using this deodorant even after a night out. It smells beautiful and is a great small size compared to large aerosol cans, meaning it is perfect to carry around with you in your handbag and even fits in some clutch bags in case you wanted to take it out on an evening with you. Having said that, I have never had to reapply this deodorant during the day so this is unlikely to even be a concern! The only potential downside for some women is the slight wet feeling on your underarms straight after applying it however I don't tend to notice this anymore and I don't have to wait to get dressed. It doesn't transfer at all onto your clothes so there is no need to worry about white stains, and I also find it very moisturising due to the roll on nature of the product. This is a brilliant positive and I find it especially soothing after shaving!!!

      In terms of the price, the product is great value for money and cheaper than less superior similar products on the market. Despite the small size it is also long lasting and the clear glass bottle means you have some idea of when you need to buy another one which is an extra help. The only potential downside for some may be that the bottle is quite heavy. I would definitely recommend this deodorant it is my favourite and don't think I will ever change it!

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      29.06.2016 22:55
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      • Long-lasting
      • Buildable
      • "Separated lashes"
      • "Fanned out look"

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      • Expensive

      Beautifully fanned out lashes, you will get so many compliments!

      This mascara is definitely the best on the market if you are after long, beautifully separated lashes that don't clump together and give a really lovely fanned-out look. It also removes the need to curl your lashes which saves time in the morning as the brush does this for you and your lashes will stay curled all day - with a lot of mascaras I've used previously I've had trouble with my lashes falling downwards during the day. One of my eyes is more closed than the other so this factor makes them look really even, giving me more confidence. Whenever I wear this mascara I seem to get compliments all the time with people asking me what product I'm using, so it really does do what it says!!! I think it is especially popular because even just one coat makes your eyelashes look so much longer, achieving a more natural effect which is more impressive than the false-lash effect mascaras! Having said that, if you desire you can easily build this product up with a few coats which really makes your lashes stand out particularly as the mascara is a lovely deep black. This is ideal for a night out or heavier evening look that still looks really classy because of the fan effect and lack of clumpiness!

      I really would recommend this product as it is so adaptable whether you want a natural fanned out gorgeous look for every day, or for a more dramatic night time appearance. The only downside is how expensive it is especially as I am a student with a tight budget! However, it really gives your lashes a new lease of life and like all Benefit products is long lasting so this counteracts the downside of the price!

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