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      07.08.2012 22:50
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      Although now an old game, still holds its own as a classic.

      Bioshock is set in an underwater world called Rapture, located in the middle of the ocean. The game starts when a plane that our main character is on crashes into the sea and he's the only survivor. Stranded in the middle of a floating plane wreck, our protagonist swims for the only thing he can see, a strange building. When he reaches the structure, he finds a door leading to an underwater elevator...

      OK, this game starts with a bang, and gets pretty crazy from that point. Lets hit the big points:

      Gameplay: For a first person shooter, you are given some pretty strong tools for taking down the baddies in this game, things ranging from Pistols, to Steampunk shotguns, a crossbow made of rulers and a pretty handy spanner. All this is pretty well rounded, and works really well together.

      World: Rapture is what many would call a Steampunk Paradise, with vast underwater ranges, great metal rooms torn asunder by the destruction of this underwater haven.

      Story: I would give the story/plot of this game an A+, being incredibly well written and scripted, keeping you gripped and mortified at the same time. The writers must have just thought up a list of strange ideas, through them into a blender, and lo and behold, Bioshock was born. Our protagonist finds a friend in his underwater hell, and is guided by this mad Irish guy in the hopes of finding safety. Don;'t think for a second that the plot goes thin and wears away, because it doesn't, there are some very strong plot twists to make you feel dizzy.

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    • LG GT540 / Smartphone / 5 Readings / 3 Ratings
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      07.08.2012 00:36

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      A mixed bag but ideal for someone who doesn't care about power or much else.

      When my fossilised nokia finally died after years of good service, I finally gave in to this growing craze of smart phones and thought that I would start with a cheap, low end one, and to my surprise, it was remarkably good on so many levels.

      First one, being smart. Being an Android, it is given many possibilities of customization, and allows the user to basically create their own little world right in the palm of your hand.

      The second good thing about it, was its size, LG did a very good job when they made this phone, it's light, but solid.

      With this phones good strong features, it does carry some weaker aspects, one being dreadfully slow at times, most of these times were when running apps like the navigation tool, and games, even low level games like Angry Birds will stutter and lag more over time.

      Even though it's a mixed bag with this phone, it is still quite strong in a few aspects, and would be ideal for someone who, like me, just wanted a low end budget smart phone for the purpose of getting a good starter and didn't expect to much in the form of bells and whistles.

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      06.08.2012 23:16

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      Very fun toy.

      I first got this as a christmas gift last year, and my first impressions were that I was very impressed, it's small, lightweight, and stands up to a little punishment like being dropped or banged on the floor.

      Feature wise, it boasts a very cool night light kind of thing which is powered by AA or AAA batteries, though i can't remember which.

      It is built very well and doesn't feel like a cheap little toy.

      There are only 2 problems with this product, first being the power, even though it only fires foam bullets, it lacks on power and will only fire up to 20 feet, and couldn't hit a barn door at 3 paces.

      The second problem is that it only takes one little foam bullet at a time, meaning you have to reload a new one into the barrel after every shot.

      After having it for almost a year now, I can say that this isn't suitable for all ages, there is an age rating for a reason.

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    • Thomson DTI 6300 / Set Top Box / 9 Readings / 8 Ratings
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      06.08.2012 01:51
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      I would pass on this box and look for something much more reliable.

      As with gifts, there sometimes comes with it a stigma, a little unseen emotion that won't let you hand it back to the generous bearer, and with this product, I certainly wanted to hand it back to my friend.

      Although this was a gift, I understand that the price at the time was quite high and was full of features, but since i am talking about my experience with it, I will. So far this box has been the most bog standard piece of kit I have ever graced the shelf under my TV with, feature wise, its got channels, you probably know the freeview standard ones. Other features were meant to include recording and pausing live TV, up to two channels at once, which would be handy, if it worked. Top up TV is present in this but I don't see the point.

      As for the build quality, its not a tight as I would like and sometimes hear a loud fan noise coming from it (probably to cool the hard drive which is supposed to doing stuff, but isn't), it isn't the nicest looking piece of kit either, but that's just my opinion, other people may like it.

      Another problem that I have had is having to rescan for channels once every couple of weeks, which is irritating at best.

      All in all, it's a good job this was a gift, because if I paid good money for it, I would be less than unsatisfied.

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        06.08.2012 01:03
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        Simply a better choice.

        I started smoking in the same way as many people do, being a teenager wanting to fit in. Since my younger years I always smoked pre made cigarettes, and until a few years ago, I didn't really notice much of an effect on my wallet. Strange things started to happen in the economy and tax was blown higher on cigarettes, this hefty price rise made me turn to roll ups on the basic principal that they were cheaper, and I cannot deny this.

        I cannot say that I ever want to go back to the old pre made cigarettes for a couple of reason:

        The Cost - it costs a fraction of the money to smoke roll ups than it did to smoke pre mades.

        The Health Difference - Now don't hold me to this, but I had heard that rolling tobacco was better for you than the regular ready made one, the claim to me was based on ready made cigarettes, although handy, were filled with chemicals and other nastyness to control the smoke time and strength of taste, rolling tobacco on the other hand doesn't go through this chemical process and is much fresher than its ready made counterpart.

        To sum up, making your own cigarettes delivers exactly what you want, a smoke, and it comes with a much smaller price tag than other contenders, and can be changed further by changing your filters to a slimmer size, if you like. All in all, its just better to smoke rollies.

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        04.08.2012 04:03
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        Best game ever made in my opinion.

        When it comes to RPG's any self respecting gamer older than 15 should know of final fantasy 7 and have fond memories of it's greatness, for this was the game of all games back in the late 90's. It offers one of the deepest and most touching stories in video gaming, and one of the highest praised soundtracks to a video game of all time.

        Even if today, the gameplay may look a bit, well, 90's, you will struggle to find a game that has the untold ability to totally enthral you in a story and really take you along for the ride. Speaking of story, this game offers 8 playable characters with the main focus on Cloud, an Ex-Soldier, who joins a vigilante group bent on taking down a corrupt government, and restoring power to the people, so to speak.

        One of the games calling cards, is definitely it's combat system, many people will be familiar with this typical FF layout, but if your not, its a turn-based combat system, meaning you pick a move or spell, when its one of your 3 characters turn to attack, they do.

        Apart from it's lovable characters, and quirky story, FFVII boasts the most diverse locations to explore, ranging from an alps style mountain, to giant nuclear style reactors.

        When playing this you will fight huge bosses and hundreds of different enemies, with an untold number of abilities at your disposal. Even have a round table of knights come and give you some assistance should you want it.

        All in all, Final Fantasy 7 is hailed as one of the greatest games of all time, and the best RPG ever, and for good reason, if your a fan of the genre, or are just looking for an old game to make you dust of the old PlayStation, then this will give you HOURS of enjoyment.

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        • Red Bull / Soft Drink / 6 Readings / 6 Ratings
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          04.08.2012 03:44
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          Not too bad

          Red Bull, like many other energy drinks, contains a myriad of chemicals and stimulants to give you that (much needed) boost of energy.

          This has always been the staple energy drink, with its contents being, caffeine, taurine, buckets of sugar and stuff. Though it is not particularly healthy to drink this stuff in excess, it is very good at giving you a kick up the backside for at least 30 minutes, but after that, people can experience a number of effects...

          After drinking a can or two, sometimes in rapid succession, this will probably make you want to pee, a lot, it runs through you as fast as plain water.

          Drinking too many cans of this, even though a 'High' amount changes from person to person, it may give you dizziness, and drowsiness after the initial boost has worn off and the 'shakes', meaning you have probably consumed too much sugar and caffeine and need to stop.

          The very worst case of this kind of drink, is drinking in extreme excess (like 6+ cans) can give the consumer heart rhythm abnormalities, but that is on the super extreme side.

          When all is said and done though, Red Bull does exactly what it says on the tin, albeit rather costly.

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            04.08.2012 02:15

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            Great setlist and great quality.

            You can not go wrong with rush, and this album is more than proof of that. Avid fans will know that this is a fantastic setlist, and can appreciate the skill and hard work that this old power trio put into their music. This album was recorded live in 1976 at Massey Hall in Toronto, Canada, and would mark the start of a trend which involved the band in releasing a live album, after every 4 studio albums, with this trend ending in the 2000s, when a live album would succeed a tour, and studio album. Plenty of rockers claim Rush to be the defining Rock band, after nearly half a century of the band being together and writing music, it never seems to get old. Though they never really see any radio time or music videos in the UK, their music is past on from generation to generation, still holding its own as one of the most popular bands in the world.

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            04.08.2012 01:58

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            Great game for fan of shooters, must have in a collectors list.

            This game was a blockbuster for a reason. First off, the campaign story might leave the gamer with a little want, but it is very gripping and will keep you very enthralled throughout the entire process. the multiplayer is the main reason people buy this game, it is endless. Apart from the countless weapons and special abilities that your are granted, like drones that you control, to sending a small fleet of helicopters riddling your enemies full of bullets, you have TONS of customization to play with and more upgrades than you can shake a stick at. I would recommend this game to any one who is a fan of shooters or army games, from casual gamers to the hardcore, this is a game loved by millions, and it shows in the amount of people who play online. Though it is not aimed at the younger ages, adults will have a blast with this and is brilliant on game nights or parties at a friends house.

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            04.08.2012 01:40
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            Awesome phone,well worth the price.

            This phone is by far one of the very best I have ever had. Simple. One of the main reasons I chose this phone was because of the price and deal on the contract, but after having the phone for just over a year, I can say it's a perfect smart phone, it's powerful enough for the gamer but not so over powered that half of its ability is wasted. In my experience with this phone, I have dropped it on the floor countless times, dropped it in the toilet, even thrown it across the room and it didn't get so much as a scratch and works perfectly. As for the features, the camera is excellent and perfectly compliments the HD screen that it boasts. The features of this phone, with it being an Android, are practically endless, don't be fooled when someone tells you that the latest phone is the best phone ever, because they're wrong, plain and simple, this phone, even though it is only mid-ranged in the phone armoury, is more than capable of doing more than you can imagine.

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