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Killzone: Shadow Fall (PlayStation 4)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (PlayStation 4)
Offered by danicamera
Price: $33.99
174 used & new from $28.94

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming Killzone., November 22, 2013
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I have played all Killzone games, this one is the one I am most disappointed with. To me, for Killzone, the high standard should be KZ2, it was a groundbreaking title, they pushed the envelope and delivered a shooter that was "original" in the FPS space. For this new installment, I think is underwhelming how standard it feels, there is nothing special about it and it is a shame since should be the title to get, and a PS4 volume mover and it is none of them. Not trolling I promise, big PlayStation fan here.
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HTC One, Silver (AT&T)
HTC One, Silver (AT&T)

6 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Screen Cracked, June 27, 2013
I always maintain my phone on my front pocket, one day I took my 1 month old HTC One out and the screen was cracked, not shattered, just cracked from corner to corner, but the phone itself was working perfectly fine. I decided to send it to service to HTC, since I believe I did nothing out of the ordinary to get the screen cracked. I was flexible to pay for a regular screen replacement if it was not covered by the warranty, but today I received the quote, $300!!!! In the quote they are stating that the case and the board need to be replaced and really do not understand why, since as I said, the phone was working fine, it was just the screen that was cracked, even the touchscreen was working fine. If it is a design error and the case and the mainboard need to be replace to change the screen, that is unacceptable.

UPDATE: I just got off the phone with HTC, and for your own benefit, PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE!. First and last HTC phone that I am going to buy. Yes, I did modification to the software, but that did not have anything to do with the hardware problem. They did use this as excuse to change the mainboard and change the case.
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Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider
Offered by HT123-SHOP
Price: $19.95
139 used & new from $13.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of passion put it in this game, March 8, 2013
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This is one of those games that you can see the passion of the developers, the attention to details is remarkable. I am fan of Uncharted, but, TR was first, and this is an evolution of what it was established and started before by it. Thumbs up, great game!
UPDATE: Last time I had this kind of fun with a game was with Batman: Arkham City. I was really sad that the game ended, and honestly, the main criticism, the similarity with Uncharted is not existent, both games are 3rd person action games, but I enjoyed way more TR more than U3.

Max Payne 3 - Playstation 3
Max Payne 3 - Playstation 3
Offered by NYC Electronics
Price: $11.99
191 used & new from $2.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic game!!!, May 30, 2012
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Just to give a perspective, I always use Uncharted 2 as my benchmark for third person shooters, however, keep in mind that MP3 is somehow a different animal. MP3 is less forgiving, you feel like you are really vulnerable and you have to plan your tactics (most of the time, more than once) to survive a saving point or even a level. Enemies can take a lot of bullets, you do not.

Something that I am really enjoying is the character development; yes, it is cheesy, but you will have a feeling of sadness and at the same time is kind of funny listening to MP talking to himself (I think this is totally intentional and part of the game design). ***spoiler*** Also, I really liked the gameplay in the Favelas. The Hoboken part was also nice, however, I can tell you Hoboken does not look that way, at least not nowadays.

I am not giving 5/5 because in my PS3 I have experienced some technical issues, not show stoppers and not that many, but again, compared with my benchmark, they were significant.

Ridge Racer Unbounded - Playstation 3
Ridge Racer Unbounded - Playstation 3
Offered by Bargains Direct
Price: $17.44
74 used & new from $10.60

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Fun, but frustrating hard, May 9, 2012
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I have enjoyed this game a lot, but it is very difficult. I do have experience with arcade racing (previous Ridge Racer game is one of my favorites) but it seems like for Namco, fun means frustration. Seriously, I play games to relax, not to get more stress... that does not mean that I do not like challenging games, but challenging does not mean frustrating.
I will continue playing it, as a matter of fact this game is really fun, but I do not know for how long, since the AI is TOO good (sometimes it feels like it cheats) and if you do not accomplish goals, you cannot unlock new content.

AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation)
AirPort Extreme 802.11n (5th Generation)
63 used & new from $69.99

213 of 231 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Router I have used, July 6, 2011
Just to be clear on this, I did try the Cisco E4200, which, according with people who knows about wireless networking, is the best wireless router out there but the range was not as good as the Airport Extreme. I have a town house and the router needs to be in the basement, the E4200 signal did reach the second floor, but with more than two devices connected to the router, the signal dropped so much that was unusable. With the Airport Extreme, no problems at all, the signal is fast enough with two or more devices connected. An additional perk is that with the E4200 you can use the USB port just for storage but not for a printer, but with the Airport Extreme, you can connect an USB Hub and have a printer an a external Hard Drive connected at the same time. This router is a keeper.

My setup: 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, 1 PC, 3 Macs.
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God of War III - Playstation 3
God of War III - Playstation 3
Offered by CheapO'Games
Price: $16.34
268 used & new from $4.55

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GOW, one of a kind, March 22, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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I am not going to write a long review, this game, once more, demonstrates that Sony has the best games overall. Some people are complaining that the gameplay is too similar to a PS2, but who cares, this game is creating a standard for hack and slash games... or, if you prefer, button smasher... I really do not care, it is so much fun to play it.

Darksiders Greatest Hits- Playstation 3
Darksiders Greatest Hits- Playstation 3
Offered by Hubbagames
Price: $15.76
117 used & new from $5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing blend..., January 17, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Do not be discourage of buying this game because it is a blend of several others. What could be wrong with a mix of GOW, Devil May Cry and even Dark Sector? Yes, it does borrow element for at least 5 games, but who cares? it is fun to play, it does not need a high learning curve and the characters and story are kind of interesting. Basically, it is like a poppy music group that you cannot understand why you like it, but you buy a cd from them and you play it continuously on your stereo. In summary, it is fun, so, go slice some demons and angels, and do not think about anything else.

Chicco Lullaby LX Playard, Adventure
Chicco Lullaby LX Playard, Adventure
Offered by Healthcheck Systems Inc
Price: $189.99

2 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor instructions, December 1, 2009
Ridiculous instructions, you have to figure out how to assemble it by yourself. Some people are saying that is easy to set up, and in fact, it looks like it is easy... but does it stay in the right place without folding again? Let me answer that... no, it does not.

Assassin's Creed II - Greatest Hits edition - Playstation 3
Assassin's Creed II - Greatest Hits edition - Playstation 3
Offered by Hitgaming Video Games
Price: $13.13
208 used & new from $4.31

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It deserves the 5 stars, November 22, 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
When I buy a game, I look for an experience, and this game delivers with high notes. I have had the pleasure of being in Florence and Venice and when I got this game I was curious of how Ubisoft recreated both cities in the Renaissance, and let me tell you, they put a lot of effort on it and when you are walking on those cities, they look real (I know I have nothing to compare against but the current cities). Yes, the controls are a little bit clumsy, but I really do not know how they can make them better, you have to accept that in an environment with so many things in your surroundings.

If you want a 5 star experience, this game is definitively for you.

UPDATE: Incredible game, just finished... amazing ending. This year in PS3: Uncharted 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Assassin's Creed 2.

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