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    • wikipedia.org / Internet Site / 34 Readings / 31 Ratings
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      Great site for valuable info

      Wikipedia is the one site that I turn to whether I am stuck in Coursework or trying to find out when Michael Jackson performed his first concert!

      I find that Wikipedia is/has the answer to all of life's questions, for example if I wanted to know when Harry Hill was born I'd know in a Jiffy!
      The basic thing that Wikipedia relies on is the whole idea of an internet community to work and collaborate together to complete a set of archives giving detailed information to internet user's such as you and I.

      The best thing is that you don't even need an account to change edit some information!

      Occasionally your going to get a slip up and wrong information will slip through the net. However this is usually corrected within 12 hours of time since the article is posted.

      Now after a few years since the launching of the biggest FREE internet encyclopedia they have amassed a total of 3 million articles, and that's only the ones in English!

      Do I like this website?
      I don't just like it, I adore it. I think that over the years Wikipedia has been a great help to me, and to the rest of the world I'm sure.
      It provides me the information I require accurately time after time after time. I don't doubt there have been technical hitches along the way, but you'd expect there to be with any outstanding company. With easy to navigate pages and quick edit features, Wikipedia really does help define knowledge for me.

      Would I recommend?
      Definitely, if you have not heard of wikipedia I would strongly urge you to go onto it and scroll through the pages of golden knowledge.
      I am more than sure that wikipedia will grow over the years, and soon enough it will become the source we all rely on for information.

      Thanks for reading

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    • Cadbury's Wispa Gold / Chocolate / 21 Readings / 21 Ratings
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      Try it and you'll see what I mean.

      After hearing appraisal's for Wispa Gold, and news that it was making a comeback from 2003, I decided to find out what all the fuss was about. I mean it could not be 'jaw dropping' as it was only a chocolate bar, and after paying a 'modest' contribution to gain my wispa gold I was stunned at how average this 'amazing' chocolate bar was!
      Wispa gold comes wrapped in wrapped up gold foil ( more yellow if you ask me) and retails at around 50p+ at most major Food retailers.

      The first thing I noticed about the 'Epic fail' was that it contained everything a crunchie bar does! If contains a melt in the mouth texture which smooths over the tongue when eating.
      I find that the chocolate is sweet and tasty, despite being a bit hard to break through.
      In the inside of the bar I spot bubbles inside the chocolate which I assume is a take on Nestle's Aero Bubbles. It is a very accurate take and capture's it perfectly!

      So you might be thinking why did I rate this bar down?
      Well for one, I find this chocolate bar has some delighful deatures but I do not see enough *OOMPH* that I was expecting from this bar. If I purchase a chocolate bar I want it to boost me up and to taste great. However with Cagbury's wispa gold I found myself with a tangy aftertaste in need of washing down.

      Would I recommend?
      Well I can't pin point this specific Wispa gold as being terrible to everyone as a certain amount of people do enjoy the bar. This bar wasn't for my taste bud's and therefore I would not recommend it but I would strongly urge you to at least try it to determine whether or not you like it.

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      • Wii Sports (Wii) / Nintendo Wii Game / 27 Readings / 27 Ratings
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        06.11.2009 23:31
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        Needs polishing off!

        I have been at wii sports for just over a year now and after such a long time you'd think that I have already got bored of them? Well the simple answer is this, I haven't got bored of them at all!
        With such inovative and creative ideas such as Golf using the controller and boxing using the nunchuk and controller in the motion you use for boxing!
        The main concept of wii sports is using the wii remote controller to compete in sports, and the normal way you play this sport is the way you would use the remote. Sound simple? good.

        The basic breakdown of wii sports is seen as five different sports, however I see it as these sections.
        Sports ( Golf, Bowling etc.)
        Fitness testing ( Wii fitness and training)

        The sport's section contains the basic building block the five games which are Golf, Bowling, Boxing, Tennis and baseball all with there individual controls, such as...
        Boxing ( Jabbing, crossing and uppercutting with the nunchuk and remote.
        Golf - Swinging the wii remote at different stroke speeds to determine the power and curl of the shot.
        Baseball - Pitching is relatively simple just throwing as you would in a normal baseball game. Batting is also fairly simple as all you do is swing the remote at the right time.
        Bowling - Again simply swinging the remote in a upward motion
        Tennis - While controlling two players you must swing at the correct and accurate times. Just like a normal game of tennis!

        While all these games have some major connection to the original games you cannot stop feeling that you aren't actually connected to the game.
        One major problems with wii bowling in specific is that many people devise formula's and cheats to get perfect strikes each time. These make the game pretty much useless as it is WAY too easy and the whole idea of being connected to the game is being put to nothing.

        The game menu's are perfectly easy to navigate through with the basic titles going down the page.

        Another key recipe that Nintendo has cooked up is the Wii fitness tests that they have devised. These tests consist of doing 3 of a range of activities which test you're fitness, speed and balance. These games are very fun but after a while the replayablility factor wears down and then the game begins the process to becoming boring.
        Also the age restricts under 18 year olds and is targeted at older people(s). Another flop by nintendo as most of they're customers are children!
        As well as testing your self you can replay the games to train for your next test as each game is playable in the training menu.
        It may sound like a lot but there is not a huge amount of them, as there is 3 per sport and combined it equates to 15 games which believe me get's really boring.

        Another inspired feature that they have is achieving medal's for the training and fitness tests such as bronze, silver , gold and the most prestigous of all, The platinum medal!
        When you've earned a new medal the game send a message to your console alerting you of the achievement!

        Overall I think the game is a brilliant step for nintendo as they have had a chance to test out they're new motion sesnors. However I would definitely like to see a lot more replayablility in new versions of wii sports.

        Thanks for reading

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        • Denon AH-D301 / Headphones / 17 Readings / 15 Ratings
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          04.11.2009 22:30
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          A good bit of kit, If it didn't have the DENON label i'd have thought it was Sony

          I was unsure about purchasing the DENON AH-D 301 as I had never heard of the brand before, and was unsure about the reliablility of the lesser known brand. Aswell as this I have already been through 3 pairs of headphones on my Sony MP3 Clear cut Player and doubted that this product would do my tunes any justice.


          After a couple of minutes fiddling around and pressing buttons to tune the right bass and the correct 'notes and pitches' into the knobs on the side of the headphones I could clearly see that this was going to be a good buy.

          The cord is very thick and provides a less chance of the wires getting tangled up thanks to the wire dividers. Also the head phones play music clear and concise and impressed me with the clairty of it.

          Despite looking like a very big set of head phones It is remarkebaly light and weightless.
          As with any decent headphones It comes with volume adjusting (this isn't anything exciting it tends to come with a number of modern headsets)
          The one thing that did suprise me however is the comfort you get when wearing. I could feel the protection and the softness of the imitating leather inside. It supported my ears and fitted snug on them.

          To date after about 4 months of daily use I haven't experienced any major problems apart from the 'plug in wire bit' that goes into the MP3 Player seems to be playing up and producing feedback and rustling. Despite fiddling with the end and turning it sometimes it just dosen't work.

          But apart from that it has great features and is a all rounded head set which covers all my basic requirements and needs.
          However these big and clunky earphones may not be for you If you are looking to walk through the centre of town listening to music, if that is what you require then I would suggest a decent pair of in-ear earphones.

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          04.11.2009 21:58
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          Not long left, a few more cheques!

          Nowadays I find there to be too much choice! But I can solely say that after saving up my hard earned dooyoo miles I splurge all my money on Gaming!
          The reason for this is that recently after having 'too much' time on my hands during holidays I bought myself a Top of the line Playstation 3 160GB 'Kitted out' to the extreme!

          After playing a few games on it including Assassins Creed and NBA 2K9 before I had a structure or a routine, I was an addict. I played for 6 hours on end just to achieve 100% completion on several games and then worked hard to keep my account 'respected'

          Now after new firmware and software have been released I have been spending £40-60 at any one time pre ordering brand new released games, and then completed for the trophies, then before throwing them into the corner and never playing them again!
          I now find that the brand spanking new Playstation 3 Slimline 250GB version has come out of the hiding spot it has been in, and with the mountain of new features it comes with I have not been able to resist the temptation of not getting one!

          I mean who wouldn't want BBC I player on they're Playstation? Or even Vidzone to stream songs and videos?
          Yep, I thought you'd be tempted!
          On top of this there is the shame of having a smaller hard drive and the noisier 'PHAT' version.
          This all adds up to me desperatley wanting a new PS3 Slim!

          So in a conclusion to what I spend my Dooyoo miles on. In a word I would say Gaming, as I am saving to own one of the New PS3's and despite the target being in excess of £260, as they say...
          Every Penny counts!

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            30.10.2009 00:39
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            Instant milkshake!

            The beatiful taste of milkshake has always delighted me whenever out and about, and I am very partial to freshly made juices and smoothies. As well as my passion for drinks I seem to be having less and less time on my hands after working commitments kick in, and when needing a quick refreshing sometimes you cannot make the trip required to the local smoothie shop to purchase a freshly made fruit juice.

            This is why I always do have a bottle of Nesquik in my cupboard, as despite being grossly sugary it is a great way to refresh yourself or even relax yourself after a stressful day or the start of the day!

            Aswell as being quick and effecient it is also an alternative to a child's bottled milk, and for the additional treat every now and then I tend to pop in two tablespoon's of one of the three nesquik flavours to add in some sweetness into the milk my son is drinking.
            Yes it is unhealthy which is why I advise not to include too much of it and after drinking it to brush your teeth within a couple of hours.

            Many think this milkshake powder is for children, however I disagree towards that statement. I find that it is a simple milkshake powder which isn't ageist or intended for a certain age group, I think it is a broadly used milkshake powder which is used by everyone!

            The way to use the powder is as simple as many other product's on the market today. Either serve hot or cold milk and blend the powder into the milk. Yes a very simple method to produce the product but nowadays it is very common in instant powders on the market.

            One thing I will say however, This powder is very motivational towards children drinking milk. As many children in the current world are drinking fizzy pop and drinks, this is a insentive for younger children to begin to drink milk and strengthen they're bones. Milk has been known as having very 'bone enhancing' qualities and if your child enjoys drinking healthy alternatives to unhealthy drinks I know I would feel a certain degree of comfort.
            Another great inovative idea that nesquik has achieved is the 3 flavours - Chocolate, Banana and strawberry. The three are very attractive flavours are a good idea and are another eye catching way they shift they're stock.

            The taste is sometimes said to be more of a 'fake' feeling which suggests that it isn't as fresh as freshly made fruit juices made from ripe ingredients. I completely agree with this statement as I know I would much rather have a taste of a fresh juice, however this dosen't mean that the milkshake powder dosen't taste nice!
            It combines a very sweet edge to the typical milkshake powder, but when the initial flavour of the powder kicks in it leaves a bland taste in the mouth, and a unattractive after taste.

            This is great dont get me wrong, but I feel that there are better instant powder's out on the market to provide you with a quick boost. The taste dosen't do it a great deal of favours however I still think that the sweetness over rides the flavour and that would more than satisfy me.
            As long as it keeps the kids quiet what more could you ask for?

            Thanks for reading

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              29.10.2009 19:17
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              The peachy lemon cheesecake turned out perfect thanks to the peaches!

              I am a major fan of tinned foods, and them being quick and easy alternatives to fresh foods. Aswell as that I adore peach slices, and a wide variety of fresh foods, and am very fussy when picking as I expect them to be soft and most of all, taste nice. So you can see my happiness when spotting a can of Tesco's own brand Peach slices as I whizzed through the aisles, and to my delight (and to my wallet's) they are on for a fairly low price of 36p. Now these are fairly new to the aisle as I haven't spotted these before so I was expecting mistakes to be made, But fortunately there weren't many!

              The Packaging* * * *
              I found the packaging of the tin to be of average quality, as it wasn't anything special in my eyes. I saw the product with a clear picture of what was inside and the maker at the top. Nothing fancy or mind blowing is on the packaging it is simply 2 peaches and 2 peach slices symbolising the peach slices.

              The taste * * * *
              Wow, the taste was outstanding for the quality I was expecting, a well balanced peach taste filled the mouth and the syrup/juice added the 'melba' taste to the fruit. It gave the texture a smooth outlook and it slipped and slided inside my mouth to give me a mouth full of pleasantness.
              Great taste and well executed flavour.

              The Value? * * * *
              This deserves it's place as a top quality retailer, as it tastes a hell of a lot better than some top brand manufactures could do. The sweetness is spot on and for a (measly) sum of 30 odd pence you are definitely getting your money's worth. The contents may not include a heap of peach slices, but it will keep you ticking as a snack or as a treat.

              Not only do you have to eat peach slices out of a tin, you can also mix and match them to suit a recipe to cook them. Recently I enjoyed making peach and lemon cheesecake and it tasted 'divine' and many of my guests agreed too!
              So it's in a way unfaultable (apart from the packaging, which isn't major) and for these treats tasting the way they do, I think it would be an injustice if I didn't score them 5/5!

              Thanks for reading

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              • You've Been Framed! / TV Programme / 29 Readings / 29 Ratings
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                Too many fools trying to make a quick buck.

                After being aired on our TV screens for 20 years now you've been framed is still ticking, banging out clip after clip of embarassing moments of the great british public. Personally I strongly feel that the show is a complete set up, and many people around the world are setting up acts that seem painful to aquire £250 that You've been framed more than happily pays out.

                A lot of people now on you've been framed set up shelf acts in which the shelf falls down, and can somebody please tell me what is so funny about a shelf falling down?
                Regardless of whether it is being commentated on by a TV comedian legend, 80% of the clips shown on you've been framed aren't funny!
                They consist of shelves falling and grown men falling over. Occasionally there will be a ice breaker that lift's the mood but it dosen't make the fact that the previous video's and clips are terrible any better!

                Recently (when there was nothing else on of interest) I sat and watched an episode of You've been framed and am more suprised at how it has changed from back in the day. It now seems to feature children and animals more frequently than usual, and then when the focus shift's it goes on to old women falling over .etc.
                It may be just for people on a saturday night having a laugh, but for day to day watching it isn't very entertaining as a whole show.

                Yes I admire the fact that they have tried something different by showing the embarrassment of the public, however the simple thing is this - It just dosen't work!
                The Point of the show is?
                Too many fools trying to make a quick buck.

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                  29.10.2009 12:30
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                  A Major drawback scores it a 3/5

                  There are only so many criticism's you can have of wrestling in itself, many tend to say that it is a fake sport and should not be worthy of our viewing. I cannot agree with these claims however, and I thoroughly enjoy catching up with Monday night RAW or Friday Night Smackdown when they come on. I think that wrestling is not fake but more of a soap just like modern day Eastenders and Hollyoaks just with a different take on the action!

                  Still nowadays I remember playing Smackdown vs Raw : Here comes the pain on my Playstation 2, it had cutting edge graphics and a very fine picture quality. But when compared to the latest edition of Smackdown vs Raw you can see the phenomenal change that the video gaming industry has gone through, it is rather intriguing to compare the two games and mark out the notable differences.

                  The latest edition of Smackdown vs raw is called... Smackdown vs raw 2010 and it promises up to date roster's and all new gameplay modes and enhancement's compared to previous versions.
                  On first inspection I found that it is very easy to maneuver through the main menu and to find the location that you are looking for. Unlike the regular Smackdown vs raw's it has a Training Facility as a back drop instead of a Diva or possibly a Super star wrestler.

                  These are the sort of changes you will expect from a computer game that promises to be the 'best wrestler out there' But what modes/changes are there in the game different to the previous titles?

                  Royal Rumble:
                  I seem to have noticed that game manufacturers always seem to focus on one aspect of a game and make some noteable changes, then highlight the change that has occured and highlight it as the main part of they're marketing campaign!
                  THQ have done something along the lines of that, and have improved the Royal Rumble in a number of ways. For those of you who don't know what a Royal Rumble is, it is a match consisting of a set amount of wrestlers enter the ring at different numbers until all of the wrestlers have entered the ring. While wrestlers are entering, simultaneusly Wrestlers are being eliminated from the game by being thrown out by one way or another, and landing with both feet on the floor outside the ring which normally occurs when a wrestler is thrown out by another opponent.

                  What was wrong with the old Royal rumble?
                  Well many of the fans simply thought there wasn't a range of elimination options, as the only way to eliminate another opponent was through throwing them over the ropes and 'button mashing'
                  However now THQ have corrected they're faults and have brought gamers New and inspired elimination mini games!

                  The Bottom, Middle and Corner rope eliminations:
                  THQ have played it safe in my opinion and have introduced method's which work when the attacker is on the apron or at the rope. Being just a few of the 'new' ways I think that these methods are just modified versions of the original 'put them over the rope' techniques.
                  Not original at all.

                  Royal Rumble Finishers!
                  These get me really excited as they twist the original finisher situation and eliminate an oponent at the same time!
                  THQ seem to have jumbled up the actions for this as some mini games require button mashing and others require a technical angle, a great blend of moves to use including Chokeslam finishes!
                  Innovative and Pristine Gameplay.

                  Escaping and Eliminating:
                  The controls for escaping elimation in my opinion are way too easy to use!
                  They require just a button press and congratulations you've escaped being thrown off the edge of the ring by a 500 pound monster!
                  However THQ seem to have combined the idea of Big guys into the royal rumble, I mean not everybody is going to be 5 foot 7.
                  So they have created multiple eliminations which now endanger anyone in the ring who is eliminating by adding the optional chance of someone coming up behind you and pushing you off!
                  It adds the intensity and fear when eliminating someone.

                  Now THQ would not be a very big organisation if that was the ONLY change they made, but no THQ did make a few more changes and added a whole new mode altogether!

                  Get ready Wrestling fans, THQ now brings you an all new Story Mode Designer, does sound good dosen't it?

                  In fact it actually is brilliant!, the story designer allows you to create original match up's between rivals and friends with the hundreds of tools at your disposal. While having an arguement between two challengers for the championship ever fancied having two guys and the champion jumping the contenders?
                  Well now you can! you can now include up to five superstars in a 'scene' which could be anyone! They can smile or they can run or whatever.
                  You control every aspect of the scene whether it be the camera angle or the cast for the match. Yes it is only a fresh new idea which could have some changes applied to make it better, but I feel it is a great way to kick start the new decade.

                  Another noteable change is the ability to change superstar's attire and ring wear. Ever fancied making the undertaker dress like a girl? being able to customise the ring attire is a very easy tool to use and after fine tuning it this year it adds a certain degree of value to the gameplay.
                  Then aswell as changing the attire you can then post it for the world to see on Playstation network, where users can download your work and you can pass on your artistic flair to others.



                  New changes get a rating of 4/5 for me.
                  Some great additional features combined into the gameplay but could be worked on and polished off such as the fluidity of the gameplay but I think THQ have done a good job of they're new release.

                  As we are on the subject of fluidity I think it is about time we talked about the gameplay when you are actually playing the game itself.
                  The verdict I'm afraid isn't a very good one. When comparing the 2009 version to the up to date 2010 version the differences are minimal. Despite THQ's promises the all new momentum meter is doing the same job as the previous finisher meter.
                  With no added moves to use minus the signature moves that superstar's can use it is an 'EXACT' copy of the previous functioning game.
                  Now for the £35 that you pay for it you are going to want some sort of major improvement with the fluidity of the gameplay.

                  Well no, for the £35 you get the same moves with some nice bonus improvements.
                  A major disappointment for me as I was expecting a little too much.

                  Another beatifully polished off feature is the Road to Wrestlemania mode which now includes a Co-Op mode which you play as one of the two tag team superstars and go through the Road to Wrestlemania.
                  I wont ruin it but this years mode is Amazing. It has twists and turns involving inter brand wars, Jealousy is the main emotion used to 'bubble up' the story line and include some great turns.
                  I guarantee you will not see them coming!
                  Every time I think of a game however I expect the most improved game to date, and yes it does have some improvements.
                  But why did THQ not improve the core point of a game? The main reason you are playing the game? The gameplay is meant to be for enjoy ment but THQ have made a hash of it.
                  Would I recommend it?
                  No I wouldn't I'm afraid, firstly as next year's is bound to be much better and include more realism than ever before ( more THQ promise!)
                  Also because I feel that it hasn't been perfected yet, and as a consumer we should expect nothing less than perfection and the utmost hardest work is expected to have gone into it.
                  THQ definitely haven't tried they're best, despite some great features they need to work on the game a little bit more to warrant purchase.

                  Thanks for reading

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                  29.10.2009 01:08
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                  If you have the money then it may be worth considering...

                  Wow, hasn't gaming developed in the past 10 years? it was only the other day when homeowners were receiving 2D animation as a form of video gaming, and now there are formats that allow the user to control the game through motion detectors and infra-red sensors?

                  Yes the video gaming industry is one of the fastest growing commercial industry raking in profit margins of billions of pounds (profit) and just through a quick 10 minute comparison between 3rd generation video gaming formats such as the Wii with motion signals and the Sega Ultimate Mega drive with Sound effects and Indulging gameplay.

                  I am a devoted supporter to science and technology and firmly believe that it improves our lives through communication and certain other day to day processes.
                  I believe that it enhances our lives and increases our ability to survive in the big, wide world. Aswell as this I regularly purchase up to date technology and Hardware through top - quality technology merchants.

                  To date a vast improvement in the video gaming industry has been the introduction of the 3rd generation video gaming formats, and yes by now we all have heard the powerhouse gaming machines known as the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. These machines were both released as successors to they're previous releases the Xbox and playstation 2 and also in a bid to increase sales.

                  PS3:
                  The Ps3 in my opinion is a model and overlord to the gaming products of the world. It has such a vast amount of features that could take a very long time to list, and with the Playstation Network the firmware is regularly updated, creating more and more options for playstation gamers.

                  The first ever release of the playstation was a soon to be rare model which packed a phenomenal 60GB Hardrive which packed a punch. It was a Worldwide release and over 600,000 were sold within the first 3 days and Sony struggled to keep up with demand as they continually flew off the shelves. Beyond the greatness of the Ps3 Sony had major troubles and setbacks on they're hands. The 60 Gigabyte model was losing Sony money and not just bits and bobs, Sony had been reporting losses of 50-70 dollars lost on each machine produced.

                  The fall of the 60GB Came to an end when Sony announced they were not going to be producing the 60GB any longer and that they would release a new edition of the Ps3, however Sony had not intended to cut the model of the 60GB but it was merely a test of the market as Sony claim.
                  Later then saw the release of the 40GB, 80GB, 160GB and now more recently Slim versions with 120GB and a Jaw-Dropping 250GB. However these models all were somehow 'deprived' versions of the pure Ps3 with disabled features without such things such as a memory card reader and Backwards compatability.
                  This had outraged several Gamers across the world with many complaining about the lack of features compared to the original. However many who bought within the time limit it was out had accumulated they're buisness acumen and thought 'hang on a minute we could make some money from our PS3'S!' which then dramatically increased the value of the original Ps3 Model.

                  Value for money? Well I think the Ps3 is a bit on the steep side retailing at £250-300 a pop, and despite the features it brings to the table I think Sony are going to have to work on reducing price for the consumer.

                  Xbox 360:
                  My experience of the wonderous (While it worked) Xbox 360 was a short lived one but a very good one while it lasted, I found that the Controllers Xbox button function that they had stolen from the Ps3 was a very good copy and I also found the Games had a outstanding fine Grain picture quality (Much better than the Ps3) however the one thing that had massively destroyed the Xbox reputation for brilliant quality was?
                  Correct! The dreaded Red rings of Death.

                  The Red rings in case you are wondering is a system failure in the xbox system which infects the Xbox system and 'acts up' while crashing the Xbox and wrecking your hard earned gaming profile and anything that you had saved onto the Xbox itself.
                  The rings comprise of 4 Red rings which occur on the Xbox's Faceplate on the power button. Once reaching the full 4 Red rings the system malfunction occurs and then BAM! down goes your Xbox.
                  Microsoft are a amazing company however and offered a extended year warranty on all Xbox 360 systems. Great customer service for me when it had occured to me and I was given an immediate refund after a mix up between courier's.

                  The xbox is brilliant however and a machine with features such as the xbox market place and the Little signs that appear when one of your friends are online or what game they want to play is just amazing!
                  The achievements are in a world of they're own allowing Gamers to earn achievements and points for achieving certain aims in a game, and after Sony ripped of Microsoft with a trophy achievement based theme I have become more attached to Microsoft's system.

                  Value for money? Yes this is similar to the Ps3 without some features however it comes greatly cheaper than the Ps3 and for only £120-200 including games and accessories increases the value of the Xbox phenomenally. I may even stick my neck out and say for what you get, Xbox is better value

                  Conclusion to the Lecture:
                  There is always going to be a gap in the market for Sony and Microsoft to milk money out of, but I can't help feeling that for value and simplicity you would require a Xbox 360, I mean you cannot go wrong with an Xbox.
                  However if you are a passionate and addicted to the current gaming world and are more than willing to splash out the cash on a Playstation 3 Then you know where Sony is ;)

                  Thanks for reading

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                  • Primark / Highstreet Shopping / 23 Readings / 23 Ratings
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                    27.10.2009 14:02
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                    Not My cup of tea, but a good shop

                    Lets not deny it, Women adore primark and us men are being dragged through it on a daily basis just to pick up a quick bargain.
                    In my experience of Primark I find it cramped and the conditions humid, but beyond the countless number of people inside at any one time Primark may actually be a great retailer.

                    The best example I can give of great quality produce at a cheap price was at last year's christmas shop in which all retailers where fearcelessly lowering they're prices of gifts and toys to attract the eyes of christmas shoppers.
                    When venturing into our Primark all that we could see where hundreds (yes I do mean hundreds!) of shoppers running around buying up the remaining stock the shop had to offer, and may I say it was hilarious to watch the staff restock all they're items in a couple of minutes!

                    Well while walking around I spotted a few shirts and trousers that appealed to my cheap sense of fashion, and after purchasing no less than a whole wardrobe of items we walked off to the 10 foot line which was now being re-directed outside the shop and after a couple of years waiting we arrived at the till.
                    I still cannot believe to this day that all the item's that I had bought cost a measly £12.43!

                    Great value for 5 sets of clothes!
                    However Primark for me would almost be the perfect shop if it was not for the unhelpful, useless and unfriendly staff that I encounter at my local branch. The sign outside says happy to help but I cannot think of one time they have helped me!
                    They usually communicate through a low toned 'grunt' and rarely guide me into the right direction.
                    Not all of them act this way but the odd 1 or 2 that do tend to be working throughout the week and are usually the only form of customer assistance that can be achieved.

                    However me being me I just adore branded clothing in itself, and these famous words that increase the value of clothing such as 'Nike' and 'adidas' are rarely to be found in a cheap consumer goods shop such as primark.
                    I mean would you rather be wearing a Nike branded hooded top, or a checkered Primark shirt? I think the silence speaks for itself!


                    All in all I would rate primark 3 stars out of 5
                    Simply because it's for people who prefer a cheaper alternative.

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                    I think they might have cracked it!

                    After being seduced by the wrapping on the mcvities caramel biscuits I was tempted enough to purchase a packat for myself, and I would like to start off by saying I am not disappointed.
                    The name outlines the basic structure of the biscuit, it is an average chocolate covered mcvities biscuit with a caramel centre. Even though most caramel biscuits lack caramel however this one definitely does not with a oozing liquidy caramel flowing out after every bite!

                    The only problem I seem to continually have with these is that every pack that I tend to buy has either the first couple or the last couple broken into pieces, However I am not sure whether I am causing this or whether it is down to poorly constructed biscuits.

                    The taste is your average chocolate biscuit with caramel inside, I mean it's not like mcvities have done something which hasn't been done before as all they've done is recreated the original caramel biscuit and improved it dramatically. But this does taste exceedingly good than lower brands or value brands.
                    It gives a sharp yet fluid taste of chocolate and it smooths over your tongue and melts slowly. Tasty stuff!

                    I will always go with the top market retailers as you will always know the type of quality you will receive, This is why I would recommend mcvities Caramel to you. They have always been a tasty biscuit maker and let's hope they continue to do so.
                    Judging by they're biscuits it seems they are doing a good job.

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                    • Coca-Cola / Soft Drink / 13 Readings / 12 Ratings
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                      Sweet Taste of Coke

                      Finally here we are with the best selling and potentially 'the' tastiest soft drink on the planet.
                      For years Coca cola has been around and has refreshed us when we needed it, and yet still after every mouth full you are left wanting more.
                      My favourite soft drink is not cola believe it or not, I have to this day adored fanta, but Cola has always been one of my most favourite drinks due to it's unique taste and 'feel after ever bottle'

                      As the market develops now you have a range of people copying the original idea of coke and manipulating it but changing one aspect of it such as a slight bit more lemon .etc.
                      But I have always stuck with original coke as so far I have not experienced the refreshing feel anywhere else other than Coke, Fanta and Pepsi.

                      Coke in itself tends to have a red packaging label with the words, Coca Cola written in white on top of the red background.
                      Typically every couple of months Coca cola hold a competition in which they reward prizes for buying cola and achieving other things. One recently was where if you bought a bottle of coke and texted the inside wrapper code to them then you standed a chance in winning a football with the word Coke on it!
                      I still can't believe that I won one.

                      The taste is refreshing and it rejuvinates your body, what else can you ask for in a drink?
                      If you haven't heard of Cola in the time that it's been around where you been at?

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                    • Fanta Fruit Twist / Soft Drink / 14 Readings / 13 Ratings
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                      Fanta is better:)

                      Fanta has been around for quite some time and made a reputable name for itself in the soft drinks industry, and one of my favourite drinks to date has got to be the Fanta Fruit Twist.
                      The Fanta fruit twist was a take on the original fanta to try to bump up sales in effect, and it has succeeded one hundred percent in my books, and from the day of the release I have been buying bottles galore!

                      The one thing I love about fanta fruit twist is that it combines the beatiful flavours of fruit that every body knows and loves and it transforms that into a tasty and fruit drink!
                      It smells sweet and dynamic, and it tastes great!
                      Just the right blend of fragrances to make the drink an outstanding flavour.

                      The packaging isn't half bad either, visualising a sort of twisting tornado of fruits twirling into the Fruit twist drink. It makes you think if you look closely enough.

                      So why does Pepsi and Cola continually outsell Fanta?
                      I have no idea you can search me!
                      Fanta in my opinion should be the dominant brand as it tastes much better ( in my opinion ) and is constantly producing better than the leading brands.

                      Thanks for reading

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                    • Britvic 7 Up / Soft Drink / 11 Readings / 10 Ratings
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                      21.10.2009 22:21
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                      Needs an upgrade

                      7 Up isn't one of my preferred drinks, but it does a great job of refreshing me after a long hard day at the office. Aswell as Pepsi 7 Up is also a part of the Britvic Soda range. Haven't heard of it? Well neither have I!

                      7 Up comes in two different types of varieties Normal, and a lemon variation of it. The lemon version is usually more tasty and has a much more sweeter taste to it than the original.
                      7 Up like many fizzy drinks is designed to give you a boost of energy and taste nice at the same time. However I doubt that 7 Up tastes half as good as Pepsi and Cola, But when tasted it can taste refreshing and sharp and occasionally it feels like a burning sensation in your mouth.

                      Why would you want 7 Up when you can have so much tastier drinks like Pepsi and Coca Cola?
                      Well 7 up isn't better and cannot contend with better selling and tastier versions of soft drinks such as Cola and Fanta, and it sells on a much lower level. However although it isn't the greatest 7 Up is not that bad!
                      I find that it is bubbly and has a 'kick' like sensation after ever mouthful.

                      It isn't the worst Soft drink but it definitely isn't the best contender,

                      Stick to your Coke

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