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Samsung 27-Inch Curved LED-Lit Monitor S27D590C
Samsung 27-Inch Curved LED-Lit Monitor S27D590C
Offered by sell sea
Price: $359.00
32 used & new from $234.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Exciting monitor, but those stripes!, January 13, 2016
I like the curve, I like the screen finish---didn't have glare compared to old monitor. The only thing was an eyesore was the pixel density. I'm your average consumer, I'm not extremely tech savvy, but I know enough. Sitting up close to the monitor (about a foot or two), I was keenly aware of these grey horizontal lines passing through the screen from top to bottom. It kind of gave the picture a dull look, almost as if you were looking at the screen through a meshed window screen (except not as bad). After doing some research I found that it's a trait of these monitors (and maybe just Samsung) where the pixel density isn't as high or equal, or some other jargon.

In short once you know it's there, you'll never stop seeing it.
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Lee Men's Stain Resistant Relaxed Fit Flat Front Pant, Black, 34W x 34L
Lee Men's Stain Resistant Relaxed Fit Flat Front Pant, Black, 34W x 34L
Price: $21.90

1.0 out of 5 stars They are comfortable, but after only a day of wearing them ..., March 22, 2015
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They are comfortable, but after only a day of wearing them there is already a tear in the knee. Extremely frustrated.

New Balance Men's MX608V3 Cross-Training Shoe,Black,17 D US
New Balance Men's MX608V3 Cross-Training Shoe,Black,17 D US

2.0 out of 5 stars Buy some glue too., February 16, 2015
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I have been buying these shoes for 3-4 years. I bought them because they lasted about a year, and they fit comfortably. NB did something, it sounds like the shrunk the toe-box. I was a size 16, but those are too small, so I've been buying a size 17, which is too large. My last 3 pairs of 17 have broken down in 4 months. The front part of the sole becomes unglued. I've been gluing them back on, but it's such a hassle. Well, you will be getting no more money from me NB. I'm done buying your shoes.

JVC HAF150B Headphone, Gumy, Cord-Match Olive Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
JVC HAF150B Headphone, Gumy, Cord-Match Olive Black (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Offered by RiteSales
Price: $6.99
14 used & new from $2.80

3.0 out of 5 stars I love these headphones, March 22, 2014
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...Unfortunately this pair came to me defected, there's something wrong with the sound output in the left bud. I've had a similar pair, and they work, they're great.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect., March 22, 2014
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The print quality is pretty great. And the case feels sturdy and has a nice grip texturing running around its sides. My only complaint is that case is designed to cover the "sleep" and volume buttons, and you kind of have to exert a hefty amount of pressure to get them to work.

Good Smile Metroid: Other M Samus Aran Figma Action Figure
Good Smile Metroid: Other M Samus Aran Figma Action Figure
Offered by The best Japanese H.K
Price: $102.99
169 used & new from $62.73

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Those colors, March 22, 2014
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Well modeled, but the colors are not as pictured, which is kind of disappointing. Posing can be a pain too, but that's just probably from my lack of experience.

Dragon Fate: Book Six of The Age of Fire
Dragon Fate: Book Six of The Age of Fire
by E. E. Knight
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.99
55 used & new from $3.53

4.0 out of 5 stars The Ending..., March 22, 2014
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I enjoyed the series, so I was sad to see it end so abruptly. I feel like the villains had little time to adapt, and the POV switching got a little crazy.

Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker System with Subwoofer
Logitech S220 2.1 Speaker System with Subwoofer

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but broke a year and a half later, August 2, 2012
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I bought these speakers about a year and half ago. They were good for what I paid for, but the sound eventually became distorted.

I never had them too loud, so I don't know what the problem was with them.

Metroid: Other M
Metroid: Other M
Offered by Sweetness Resale
Price: $13.24
200 used & new from $2.52

65 of 96 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeping Metroid Fresh, September 1, 2010
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This review is from: Metroid: Other M (Video Game)
Objective Part of review:

A. Controls

Just like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, this game is controlled by holding the Wii mote sideways. Using the D-Pad you control Samus' movement in a 3D space. Although ideally a control stick would have worked more smoothly, the movement is surprisingly not that rough or game breaking. There is an auto-lock on feature when targeting enemies: If Samus is facing an enemy, then she will automatically target that enemy when firing; however, if the enemy is ever behind you, and Smaus is looking the other way, the only thing you will be shooting is the wall, which can be frustrating at times.

3rd person combat is worked around a dodge/shoot mechanic. A player taps the control pad before an enemy attacks, and Samus dodges, which leaves the player in a prime opportunity to follow up with a beam attack (dodging is very forgiving)*. Samus also has the ability to use melee attacks. With a charge beam, Samus can finish off enemies by either jumping on them or quickly approaching them when they are down: this mechanic does not work as smoothly as it should, as precision is often needed to be executed correctly.

To execute some of Samus' other abilities it is required to point the Wii remote at the screen. When you point at the screen you will be in the perspective of Samus' visor: first person mode. Whichever direction Samus is pointing is where you will be looking upon entering the mode. The transition can be seamless, but sometimes their will be a jump in cursor movements depending on how vigorously you are playing. In first person mode you are able to target enemies with a missile or beam shot, which is usually required to take down bosses or solve puzzles. However, in first person mode you are not able to move around. Don't expect to gun down all enemies in first person mode like Metroid Prime, you would only be making the game harder than it needs to be. A play style of combining 3rd person combat, and first person mode would be ideal and beneficial for the player.

Note: The controls won't come naturally, but the more you play the more fluid they can become. There is also a tutorial in the beginning of the game to help players get used to the play mechanics.

*Dodging also can be done in first person mode, just flick the cursor off the screen before an enemy attack hits you, which is hinted by green bars.

B. Gameplay

The classic Metroid formula is still intact. Work your way through various environments by using Samus' abilities: Morph Ball, and Grapple Beam to name a few. Defeat bosses and solve often times simple, but sometimes difficult, platform puzzles.

Note: It is important to listen when abilities are granted to Samus. This will help you understand new abilities effects, and make solving puzzles and defeating enemies easier. Some players have noted that this Metroid game is very linear compared to previous installments. You are often forced to travel a certain path for story purposes, and sometimes are barred from going to an area just visited. Once you complete the main story all paths are open.

Subjective Part of Review:

A. Graphics

Very beautiful and moody atmosphere. The color palette is saturated, which harkens back to side-scrolling Metroid games. Sometimes textures can be plain, but everything else looks high production. Enemy design varies, and fans will get a kick out of seeing old baddies again. Samus' and enemy animations are fluid during battle. Sometimes character animations during cutscenes look a little awkward, but supposedly real actors were used for motion capture.

Note: This is of course a Wii game. Compared to games on other systems, Other M appears lack luster because the lack of HD.

B. Sound

Music is vacant for the less climatic parts of the game, but the scores pick up when tensions rise. This helps with the mood of the game and can be compared to a movie. Fans will enjoy an infused classic-Metroid soundtrack, but might miss the constant use of a score.

The voice acting is not half bad. This might not be a pixar movie filled with experienced voice actors, but the cast does a good job with conveying emotion and character. Fans may complain about Samus' actor, but she is fit for voicing the often times stoic Samus.

Beam explosions, enemies roaring, and metal echoing. Not ground breaking, but it helps with the atmosphere.

C. Story

Nintendo's first go at modern cinematic story telling, and a good game for someone who hasn't played a Metroid game. The story can occasionally get confusing -- even for some Metroid fans, but the basic plot is fun and engaging. Is it recommended that you are familiar with the series? No, but for those who are, you have a nice treat awaiting.

Some fans may complain about the direction of Other M, especially how Samus' is portrayed. Western audiences in particular might be put off by typical Japanese story/character elements. Some of the lines can be a little cheesy, like most video game scripts.

The writing is a hit or miss with some dialogue being extremely ham-fisted: the baby, the baby.

Metroid Fan:

I love Metroid. I've played all the games, I've read the Metroid manga (fan translated; if interested, then google it), and I complete speed runs just for fun. If you are like me, then this game has a chance to not disappoint. Once you complete a 100% run of the game, a hard mode is unlocked; One where expansions of all sorts are vacant. Good LUCK!

Q. How do they compare to the Prime games?

In terms of quality I'd say the Prime games are are better, but Other M is still great. Same name different beast.
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