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The Sony Playstation 3 80 GB model is a brilliant console. It not only looks fantastic - very sleek and stylish in shiny slimline black, but it is a joy to use. One of its many advantages is that it comes with a built in blue-ray player, which makes the viewing quality extremely clear. You can even improve on the viewing quality further by buying some HDMI leads, which gives you exceptional picture quality. It is pretty straightforward to set up - it must be if I did it! You can play against anyone in the world through the PS3 network, which is free! The wireless controller (which is included with the PS3) is also very good and very similar to the PS2 remote, but is wireless. The controller needs no batteries, which is great, and is charged through a USB connector which is connected to the console. There is a good varied choice of games for this console and they are HD compatible. Great - would highly recommend.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games is an outstanding game and is quite realistic as you can play many of the real olympic sports, such as running, table tennis, hurdles, javelin, swimming, rowing, archery etc. One of the great things about this game is you can choose between the classic Nintendo characters and the classic Sega characters, such as Mario and Sonic and some of the more modern characters. The game is quite easy to play, but can sometimes be tiring. You can play on single or two player mode (with a maximum of 4 players all together). It is great value for money and can keep you entertained for hours on end. It is suitable for all age groups with an age rating of 3 plus. My favourite event on the game is swimming. If you do well in the events, you can win an Olympic medal! I would thoroughly recommend this game to anybody with a Nintendo Wii.
Wii Sports is a great game. The sports available to play are baseball, golf, tennis, bowling and boxing. These games are always great fun and can be played on single or multi player. There is also a training mode, in which you can practice your skills. There are three activities to practice for each sport. Personally, I think the tennis exercises are very good and help when you are actually putting your skills into practice and playing against someone else. It is suitable for all age groups from young children to pensioners. Some of the activities use the controller and the nunchuk, such as boxing. All the other games just use your regular controller. I would thoroughly recommend this game to anyone with a Wii as you can always rely on it to be great fun and entertain you and your family and friends for hours on end. Go and buy it.
The Apple Imac G5 is a great computer. It not only looks good, with its large slimline monitor, but it also saves space as there is no tower taking room up as this is built into the monitor. If you are used to a Windows computer, there are quite a few things that you will find different about an Apple, but you soon get used to this as it is very user friendly. On the Apple, it doesn't have internet explorer, for example, but comes with an alternative internet access called Safari. I wasn't too keen on this, so changed to Firefox, which is available on the internet for free. One problem we did have with this computer, was other people using Windows could not open our attachments as this was set up differently. However, this can be changed by going into the computer settings. Apple computers are also more resistant to viruses, which makes them much safer. A great looking computer. Would highly recommend.
The XBox 360 Arcade Console is absolutely fantastic. It is a great gaming experience and you can use wireless controllers to play on it, which is far better than being wired to the console. The graphics are very good, You also have the added bonus of XBox Live (provided you pay for this yearly membership). This allows you to play and talk to other players on line, which is always great fun. Also on the XBox 360, there is something called "achievements". You obtain an achievement if you complete a mission, or a game or sometimes on the XBox Live if you win the game. There is a large variety of game choice for this console, such as You're in the Movies (a great acting game), Rock Star Table Tennis, Halo 3 (shooting game), together with fighting and wrestling games. The only down point is the cooling fan in the console which can overheat with too much use.
Family Guy season 6 is a great box set and includes three discs which totals 13 episodes. On the third disc, there are deleted scenes and special features which all adds to the viewing pleasure and experience. This box set is a great buy as it is very entertaining, humorous and a very reasonable price. This is a must have for anyone who is a fan of Family Guy. Personally, this is one of my favourite seasons as there are many great episodes, such as Stewie Loves Lois, Mother Tucker, Hell comes to Quahog, Saving Private Brian and many more. It has an age rating of 15 as it contains strong sex and drug references and some bad language. It would make a good gift for all age groups who enjoy this sort of humour and also a great gift for yourself. I would thoroughly recommend this box set - it's side splittingley great.
This is a fantastic little dryer. I bought it because it was smaller than most dryers and would fit perfectly into my porch, as I had not much room in my kitchen. I didn't expect to be able to fit as much drying into it as I did. I would say it will fit three quarters of what would normally go into a usual sized dryer. It is very quick and efficient and has two heat settings. I would highly recommend this little dryer and for the price, is absolutely amazing. As long as you don't over fill it, your clothes come out virtually crease free, which saves on the ironing. It is a nice looking dryer and for anyone not wanting to spend much money or who hasn't much space in their house/flat, it is ideal. I can honestly say it is one of the best household purchases I have made.
I have had this washer/dryer for just over a year now and wanted to combine a washer/dryer to save space. It is really good as a washing machine. My clothes always smell fresh, even after they've been in the machine for several hours while I've been out at work. It is a reasonably quiet and a nice looking machine. I find the quick wash at 30 degrees, which lasts around half an hour, is great if you're in a rush or for items that may shrink at a higher temperature. I also tend to use the quick wash at 60 degrees, which is around a one hour cycle and gets things really clean. However, the drying aspect of this machine I find quite poor. It is okay for lightweight items, such as pillow cases and underwear, but I found it absolutely impossible to get jeans dry. You also have a minimum dry time of one hour, which is quite restricting.
The Nintendo Wii is a great console and costs around £180.00, which is great value (it comes with one controller, a nunchuk and Wii Sports). On the Wii main menu, you can access the game you want to play, the weather forecast and the Wii Shop channel. On the Wii Shop channel, you can buy items such as the internet. You buy these items with points (you need a Wii point card which can be purchased at most gaming stores). The console is very straight forward to use and has many great features. One of my favourite things about this console is how it puts you in the game by being able to use the controller to imitate real life. It is used to mimic a racket in tennis, a boxing glove in the boxing game, a bowling ball in the bowling game etc. It's great fun and I would recommend this console to all age groups.
Mario Kart (Wii) is an absolutely fantastic game, as you would expect from an old classic. It is reasonably priced and there are two separate packages to choose from. You can either buy the game on its own or buy a package where the steering wheel is included. It is better value to buy the game, together with steering wheel as this works out cheaper than buying separately. You can play the game individually or on multi-player. You can also race on line against people all over the world, which makes it different and exciting. Time trial mode is great fun as you compete against yourself to try and get a better lap time and this then helps when you begin to play against other people. The characters are fun and you unlock further characters as you proceed through the game. Would highly recommend to anyone with a Nintendo Wii.
Wii Fit is a brilliant game and good exercise for all the family. It comes with a Wii Fit game and a Wii Fit balance board. The price is quite reasonable at around £70 for the game and board. When you first use the balance board, it needs to be synchronised with your Wii. There are many activities to choose from, such as jogging, yoga, aerobics, balance games and muscle work-outs. The game is great for any age group and the maximum weight limit for the board is 150kgs (23 stone 8 llbs). You can regularly have a test which shows your BMI. When this is measured, there are four sections - underweight, ideal, overweight and obese, so as well as being a great game, it also helps monitor your weight and helps you on the path to a healthier lifestyle. I would thoroughly recommend this game to every one.
The Apple iPod touch is a great gadget. It has many features, such as the internet, music, videos, games and a facility that enables you to visit the Apple iPod shop, where you can buy games and music at reasonable prices. The touch screen responds very well and is easy to use. Personally, one of my favourite things about the iPod touch is the games as there are many great games which you can play using the touch screen, such as monopoly and bowling. It is very sleek and sylish and has an extra large screen, which is great for surfing the internet. It is very reasonable in price as it only costs around the £200 mark, which is extremely good value for all the facilities it provides. I would thoroughly recommend this to everyone. You will get many hours of fun and enjoyment from this wonderful device. I wouldn't be without mine.
Mortal Combat vs DC Universe is a fantastic game. One of the great things about this game is you can play with either the DC Universe characters or the Mortal Combat characters. You can play in arcade mode, story mode and combo challenge mode. In the combo challenge mode, it helps you practice your moves, which helps you to be a better player in story mode and arcade mode. In the story mode, you choose between playing with DC or Mortal Combat characters. Each one of these then determines what storyline will be used. This game is challenging to start with, but the more you play it, the easier it becomes. It is extremely enjoyable and fun and I personally believe it is one of the best XBox 360 games available. I would thoroughly recommend this game to everyone, and can guarantee it will be one of your favourite games.
You're in the Movies is a great game, where you can really show off your acting talent. The game comes with an XBox 360 vision camera which is used to make the films. There are different films which you can act in and you choose which character you want to be in the movie. It appeals to all age groups. The game asks you to for example to pretend to dodge something coming towards you and then incorporates this into the film showing an actual object. The movies can be saved into your gallery to watch again and again or can be deleted. When you complete certain movies, new movies can then be unlocked, giving you new fun experiences. It is great to play with family or friends and especially good for parties and at Christmas. All in all I would thoroughly recommend this game to anyone with an XBox 360.
Streetfighter 4 is a fantastic game, where you battle against other characters in the game. This is absolutely great. There are different modes on the game, such as arcade or story mode. You can complete these with any character you have unlocked. You unlock new characters by completing the game with the characters available at the start of the game. There is also a training mode, where you can practice your special moves and your powers against a dummy character. This helps build your skills level, so you are much better in combat in the actual game. The game is quite difficult at the start, but you soon get the hang of it. I think the price of the game is very reasonable, most shops selling this at the £30-£35 mark. I would highly recommend this game to anybody who has an X-Box 360 console as it is great fun.