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1x30 True Fiber Optic Green dot sight sighting system
1x30 True Fiber Optic Green dot sight sighting system
Offered by Deco Design Mart
Price: $64.94
4 used & new from $55.20

98 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars shockingly awesome quality for the price you pay!, December 14, 2012
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You know... there's very few things you find for a price that's 900% less than the flagship manufacturers and ends up being nearly just as durable and impressive

There's a lot of el cheapo ACOG knockoffs, airsoft knockoffs, etc. Basically really cheap fakes

This isn't one of them. Nor is it a fake... it's more of it's own standalone product. It's fiber optic system that is similar to the fiber optic layout of the ACOG and design/durability... but it touches base on something Trijicon is just *now* getting into... and that's ditching that silly tritium lit reticule. Not that tritium is bad... its just not that great. Tritium is very expensive... other than the magnification lenses of a Trijicon.... most of your $$$ is going into that rather expensive slightly radioactive material that keeps the reticule lit under low light conditions. That's how fiber works... it brightens all by itself in daylight, but in low lighting or no lighting... without tritium or battery backup LED to keep light supplied, it's useless.

The problems with tritium is (a) it's expensive, and (b) it has a half-life. Anyone who ever bought a SVD Dragunov or PSL knows you didn't want the surplus or ancient tritium PSO-1 scopes they were usually sold with... their half-life was pretty much up, and the lighting was so dim if it was even working at all. Everyone wanted the double-AA battery powered one. Hence, they cost more.

While you do have to swap the battery every once in a great while, it provides superior lighting at all times in lowlight (even brighter than that of tritium) and is cheaply replaceable, with a still decent lifetime before battery replacement.

It appears the group that manufactures this nifty little device beat Trijicon to the punch. Not only is it a true fiber optic system (unlike most knockoff brands who just toss a projection/reflective reticule in them that's entirely battery powered), but it uses a LED to power the fiber in lowlight instead of tritium, and it houses a tiny little unscrewable batter compartment under the eyepiece with a push button. Not only does the battery seem to get awesome life expectancy... it's also only powering a LED, which requires minimal battery power while providing perfect lightning for low light or no light enviornments.

Trijicon themselves have recently displayed a demo model of their ACOGS using a far larger AA-battery powered device in an attempt to move away from tritium. So this is a huge advantage.

While you get no magnification (you can always by a rail magnification system) on this 1x scope, the Japanese lens is beautiful. I've read some say that it's some division that makes lenses for carl zeiss optics, but can't confirm that. They reflect the reticule beautifully, and are tinted\treated for glare and mirroring reduction. They seem firm and well integrated.

Not to mention the build! the aluminum casing seems top notch, feels tight, sturdy, and sealed. Feels the wait, retains the famous ACOG style, and the windage/elevation/adjustment knobs are perfect and seamless, with protective caps. Even the paint job doesn't appear to be of any weak quality. The rail system is sturdy and easily attaches to your standard picatinny mounts.

It claims it's waterproof... and I wouldn't doubt it. It feels just as secure and sealed as the real deal.

After 300 rounds on my Bushmaster ACR enhanced.... it held perfect zero. I've seen videos online of guys using these on .50cal barretts just to test their hold and durability, and they held up flawlessly.

While you might not get the magnification found in the higher priced Trijicon ACOG, your also paying for those lenses. Because from what I can tell holding and looking over each in my hand.. it's spot on as far as build and quality go.

If you don't need 2x or 4x magnification, or can settle for a rail mounted magnification system that sits ahead of this ACOG (and the space to accommodate), then definitely pick up this littler beauty. One of those diamond in the ruff's you don't want to pass on.
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The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, Book 7)
The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, Book 7)
by Stephen King
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.81
116 used & new from $2.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Ending(s)!, November 4, 2012
Been a fan for years, and loved this last book. A lot of action, a lot of character, and a lot of story. Quite the crafty one King most certainly is, and a master of the mind.

It has 3 endings depending on how you want to immortalize the characters and events, and King highlights stopping points between each for those who wish to remember series in different aspects. Furthering past the first ending isn't required, but if you must know every little detail to Roland's journey come happy times or horrific ones, you'll read them all :)

**MILD SPOLIER BELOW**
*******
The third ending reminds me much of a great epic noir tale... with a very Donnie darko/Shutter Island/Max Payne/Castlevania: Lord of Shadow"-esque completion. Definetely a shocker, but adds up perfectly and should end no other way than this way. Classic King!
*******
end spoiler


Doom 3 BFG Edition
Doom 3 BFG Edition
Offered by RAREWAVES-USA
Price: $15.59
8 used & new from $8.99

25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DOOM anniversary bundle! New additions are a blast!, October 20, 2012
This review is from: Doom 3 BFG Edition (Video Game)
So I picked up DOOM 3 BFG edition for PC and for Xbox 360. The PC version is great, some new improvements to the game and updated graphics options (not quite 'sikkmod' style for vanilla doom 3, but has a few new ting to tinker with plus updated menu options and configurations). The Lost Mission is a great map pack, btw. The addition of 3D stereoscopic support and VR headset are a huge plus... I don't have the Virutal Reality headset as it isn't out just yet, but the 3D stereo output is probably the best 3D mode for any game I've seen... There are a few good games for 3D out there, but DOOM 3 BFG Edition's 3D mode tops them all. The only options I wish they add are a menu option for FOV (it can still be changed via ingame console or config file) and eventually Co-op (something the console version has, but they decided to not add to the PC BFG edition release). Course there's alway LMS coop mod... whenever they update it for the enhanced BFG edition, that is, but it would still be nice to see an official coop from id/bethesda for the PC version.

On a side note... I picked up the 360 version just to see the improvements over the original Xbox release. If you remember, Doom 3 was released on Xbox just right before the Xbox 360 came out... so it had to be heavily watered down for graphics and maps to meet performance requirements for the original Xbox. Sadly, while it still made for a great experience, visually and gameplay wise, it was lacking quite a bit in comparison to its PC counterpart.
That's most certainly not the case. Not only has the engine had some nice touches and updates and it's running purely on the PC engine for the Xbox 360 now... but it looks great!. The console version of DOOM 3 BFG Edition is definetely side by side with the BFG edition enhanced PC version now. Especially character models and textures, as well as level/wall textures. It looks every bit as a modern game as any current game out for the 360. And it feels just as fresh. It also supports 3D mode. Both versions include:

DOOM 3, and its huge expansion pack "Resurrection of Evil" along with a new expansion pack called "The Lost Missions". All of them support 3D and run on the enhanced id tech engine, multiplayer is available. 3D mode is supported. Features like a gun-attached flashlight, improved audio, lighting, some new graphics features and enhancements (not exactly sikkmod, but still nice touches and additions) for both versions (and much needed and improved config/graphics management for PC version), even updated FX (shotgun now sounds nastier, etc) and it includes DOOM 1 and DOOM 2 as vanilla as I've seen them other than owning the original PC copies.

Pick it up! you'll like it. May I say playing Doom 3 on my 56" LG Cinema display LED 3DTV is fricking AMAZINGLY TERRIFYING! And on my 30" HP ZR30w 2560x1600 pc monitor, it looks every bit as nice as it should, and holds up pretty well for a PC game. Definetely one nice 20th anniversary release to get anyone ready for Doom 4.

9/10 for a great bundle and new additions.. but the lack of co-op on PC and some other very minor changes kept it from a perfect 10/10 (Keep in mind, the PC version originally did not have Co-op either). Though if your picking up the PC version, beware that mods and modding are not going to work as of current, so if you need mod support, should stick to buying the original Doom 3 or Doom 1/2 for PC.. but for anyone but the mod enthusiasts, this release is a great deal.
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Doom 3 - BFG Edition
Doom 3 - BFG Edition
Offered by FRONTIER HOBBY SHOP
Price: $27.99
34 used & new from $17.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great DOOM anniversary bundle! New additions are a blast!, October 20, 2012
This review is from: Doom 3 - BFG Edition (Video Game)
So I picked up DOOM 3 BFG edition for PC and for Xbox 360. The PC version is great, some new improvements to the game and updated graphics options (not quite 'sikkmod' style for vanilla doom 3, but has a few new ting to tinker with plus updated menu options and configurations). The Lost Mission is a great map pack, btw. The addition of 3D stereoscopic support and VR headset are a huge plus... I don't have the Virutal Reality headset as it isn't out just yet, but the 3D stereo output is probably the best 3D mode for any game I've seen... There are a few good games for 3D out there, but DOOM 3 BFG Edition's 3D mode tops them all. The only options I wish they add are a menu option for FOV (it can still be changed via ingame console or config file) and eventually Co-op (something the console version has, but they decided to not add to the PC BFG edition release). Course there's alway LMS coop mod... whenever they update it for the enhanced BFG edition, that is, but it would still be nice to see an official coop from id/bethesda for the PC version.

On a side note... I picked up the 360 version just to see the improvements over the original Xbox release. If you remember, Doom 3 was released on Xbox just right before the Xbox 360 came out... so it had to be heavily watered down for graphics and maps to meet performance requirements for the original Xbox. Sadly, while it still made for a great experience, visually and gameplay wise, it was lacking quite a bit in comparison to its PC counterpart.
That's most certainly not the case. Not only has the engine had some nice touches and updates and it's running purely on the PC engine for the Xbox 360 now... but it looks great!. The console version of DOOM 3 BFG Edition is definetely side by side with the BFG edition enhanced PC version now. Especially character models and textures, as well as level/wall textures. It looks every bit as a modern game as any current game out for the 360. And it feels just as fresh. It also supports 3D mode. Both versions include:

DOOM 3, and its huge expansion pack "Resurrection of Evil" along with a new expansion pack called "The Lost Missions". All of them support 3D and run on the enhanced id tech engine, multiplayer is available. 3D mode is supported. Features like a gun-attached flashlight, improved audio, lighting, some new graphics features and enhancements (not exactly sikkmod, but still nice touches and additions) for both versions (and much needed and improved config/graphics management for PC version), even updated FX (shotgun now sounds nastier, etc) and it includes DOOM 1 and DOOM 2 as vanilla as I've seen them other than owning the original PC copies.

Pick it up! you'll like it. May I say playing Doom 3 on my 56" LG Cinema display LED 3DTV is fricking AMAZINGLY TERRIFYING! And on my 30" HP ZR30w 2560x1600 pc monitor, it looks every bit as nice as it should, and holds up pretty well for a PC game. Definetely one nice 20th anniversary release to get anyone ready for Doom 4.

9/10 for a great bundle and new additions.. but the lack of co-op on PC and some other very minor changes kept it from a perfect 10/10. Though if your picking up the PC version, beaware that mods and modding are not going to work as of current, so if you need mod support, should stick to buying the original Doom 3 or Doom 1/2 for PC


HORI PS3 Tactical Assault Commander 3 (T.A.C.) for FPS Games (Camouflage Version)
HORI PS3 Tactical Assault Commander 3 (T.A.C.) for FPS Games (Camouflage Version)
4 used & new from $180.00

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Huge leap forward for FPS gaming on consoles!!!, October 27, 2011
got mine in today. In between having the worst fever and tonsillitis I've ever had, I was able to give it a throw a about an hour ago. Works amazingly well. You can still tell the games, of course, aren't optimized for mouse look. However, whatever algorithim this mouse is using to kill the dead zone off from the analog sticks, its doing a very nice job. Don't forget, though it has 3 sensitivity settings, you can still adjust your x/y axis in most games... so you can really tweak your look/turn speed. The keyboard feels flawless. only i wish some of the buttons were in a more natural postion instead of to the side of the arrows (such as crouch)... but thats about the only complaint. Sprint/Jump, etc are all right where they should be, and it feels very natural.
The wrist pad i love... though some may not like as its more comfortable for bigger hands.

It includes a slick surface mousepad, and remap stickers if you choose to. The backlight is neat... but kind of unnessecary as it doesn't illuminate the key lettering, rather just the edges of the keys. The Sniper Assault mode options are nice for sniping only... really lets you get down to accuracy on the move... but your giving up alot of mouse speed... so I'd leave that off. The dedicated sprint/walk toggle is a nice add... and the built in D-pad at the bottom and all neccessary controller buttons easily marked make not just gaming, but controlling your PS3 interfaces a breeze.The only real major gripe i have? No scroll wheel... thats a button (two of them actually) in the center of the mouse. It looks like a wheel, but nope... just a button. LUCKILY, the mouse is riddle with them. 2 on the side, your primary click button on top, and 2 where the mouse wheels would be. So, instead of scrolling, up and down through items, you just press up and down. So my gripe is pretty much undone as it really ends up working the same as a scroll wheel.

It's quite impressive how well it works out of the box... you could, in theory, not make any button remaps (which it does permit, thank the makers), but that's only if you havent used a keyboard/mouse on PC games.. you'll likely want to switch grenade toss/melee/crouch immediately... which you can. The wired aspect is nice... wireless has always been too touchy for gaming IMO. And the single usb cord from the keyboard (the mouse is wired to the keyboard) is a good distance... at least 8ft long.I was testing this on MW2, so far so good. Sure, it's expensive. But lets get this straight.. you can keep whining about the price that keyboard/mouse for PC is far cheaper... but there's a million manufacturers of them for PC. This isn't PC. You want a good gaming keyboard and Mouse for the PS3? Your gonna pay. Why? Because Hori is the only one making one. They can charge WHATEVER they want under that circumstance, lol. Besides, you'll see those silly mouse/keyboard convertors for Xbox/PS ranging from anywhere between $60 to $150 (i forgot the name of that, but its a progammable one for Xbox 360). So at $99... you getting something officially supported at a balanced price.

I'd like to compare the hori tac 3 to the $150 dollar XIM 3... for those of you that dont know what the XIM 3 is.. its a keyboard mouse convertor for xbox 360, that with some know how, can be convereted over to PS3. Unfortunately, the XIM 3 requires some know how to get it up and running on the PS3... any "quick" connect kit out there for the
XIM will have issues with some games. The XIM is definteley not officially supported or sold for the PS3, as even the manufacturer has stated. It's going to cost a bit more than a $150 as well... your going to have to buy the extra conversion adapter for the PS3 (or make one yourself), a wired xbox 360 controller (this is required), and wire in your ps3 controller as well. While the XIM3 does have a touchscreen settings menu on the device for extra precision settings and button mapping, it will require some tweaking just as the Hori device. Also note, I've noticed no real in-game difference between the two after tweaking sensitivty on both... other than the XIM3
will allow you to use pretty much any mouse or keyboard connected to it. If you thought the Hori product was pricey..What cost $150 will easily jump to $200+ to get running on the PS3 as far as the XIM goes, and its not
even officially supported with its own drawbacks after the conversion. There's also no telling if the XIM will be compatible with games that will take full advantage of the keyboard/mouse acceleration on the PS3
as the Hori product is already scheduled to. Once this occurs, I would assume any unoffocial convertor will be left in the dust as far as mouselook.

If you want more developers to start implementing true mouse/keyboard support for console games... start hounding them. Buy the product, and hound the game developers.. their the only ones who can. Until then, analog emulation will have to do, but even then, certainly gives a much larger advantage.

Is it 100% perfect as playing on a PC. No, but its getting there.
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PS3 Tactical Assault Commander 3 (T.A.C.) for FPS games
PS3 Tactical Assault Commander 3 (T.A.C.) for FPS games

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Huge leap forward for FPS gaming on consoles!!!, October 26, 2011
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
got mine in today. In between having the worst fever and tonsillitis I've ever had, I was able to give it a throw a about an hour ago. Works amazingly well. You can still tell the games, of course, aren't optimized for mouse look. However, whatever algorithim this mouse is using to kill the dead zone off from the analog sticks, its doing a very nice job. Don't forget, though it has 3 sensitivity settings, you can still adjust your x/y axis in most games... so you can really tweak your look/turn speed. The keyboard feels flawless. only i wish some of the buttons were in a more natural postion instead of to the side of the arrows (such as crouch)... but thats about the only complaint. Sprint/Jump, etc are all right where they should be, and it feels very natural.
The wrist pad i love... though some may not like as its more comfortable for bigger hands.

It includes a slick surface mousepad, and remap stickers if you choose to. The backlight is neat... but kind of unnessecary as it doesn't illuminate the key lettering, rather just the edges of the keys. The Sniper Assault mode options are nice for sniping only... really lets you get down to accuracy on the move... but your giving up alot of mouse speed... so I'd leave that off. The dedicated sprint/walk toggle is a nice add... and the built in D-pad at the bottom and all neccessary controller buttons easily marked make not just gaming, but controlling your PS3 interfaces a breeze.The only real major gripe i have? No scroll wheel... thats a button (two of them actually) in the center of the mouse. It looks like a wheel, but nope... just a button. LUCKILY, the mouse is riddle with them. 2 on the side, your primary click button on top, and 2 where the mouse wheels would be. So, instead of scrolling, up and down through items, you just press up and down. So my gripe is pretty much undone as it really ends up working the same as a scroll wheel.

It's quite impressive how well it works out of the box... you could, in theory, not make any button remaps (which it does permit, thank the makers), but that's only if you havent used a keyboard/mouse on PC games.. you'll likely want to switch grenade toss/melee/crouch immediately... which you can. The wired aspect is nice... wireless has always been too touchy for gaming IMO. And the single usb cord from the keyboard (the mouse is wired to the keyboard) is a good distance... at least 8ft long.I was testing this on MW2, so far so good. Sure, it's expensive. But lets get this straight.. you can keep whining about the price that keyboard/mouse for PC is far cheaper... but there's a million manufacturers of them for PC. This isn't PC. You want a good gaming keyboard and Mouse for the PS3? Your gonna pay. Why? Because Hori is the only one making one. They can charge WHATEVER they want under that circumstance, lol. Besides, you'll see those silly mouse/keyboard convertors for Xbox/PS ranging from anywhere between $60 to $150 (i forgot the name of that, but its a progammable one for Xbox 360). So at $99... you getting something officially supported at a balanced price.

Is it 100% perfect as playing on a PC. No, but it's getting there.
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Fallout 3 - PC
Fallout 3 - PC
Offered by PIP GAMING
Price: $13.45
67 used & new from $0.01

29 of 59 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fallout 3 falls flat on its face, October 28, 2008
This review is from: Fallout 3 - PC (Video Game)
First off, I wont review the game based on SecuROM. Live with it people. Because SecuROM sucks, doesnt allways mean the game sucks. And thats what your here to review. If you want to cry about SecuROM, send them an email.

Wow, I wasn't really expecting this to happen... picked up the tin box special edition from my local gamestop, ran home to install, and get things going.

First few mintues were an immediate disbelief that I may have wasted $70 on the special edition (though the goodies that came with the special edition are kinda neat).

The graphics immediately looked sub-par, the voice acting was shabby, and the gameplay was just god awful.

I said "no biggie, cant wait to get into the wastelands"

After what seemed like a 25 minute waste of time, and a really poor intro, i finally made it out of vault 101.

I looked, expecting a breath taking surreal post-nuclear war enviornment in brillant detail.

I was so horribly wrong.

While the character models are strong, the rest of the environment looked a tad bit less graphical than STALKER. And STALKER graphics weren't even that impressive.

And on top of it all, after attempting to adjust to the control scheme, it just felt "lost" and kinda spread out all over in all sorts of annoying and inconvienent menus.

Even VAT was pretty pathetic, and doesn't add much interest into a game that as if it was a familiuar feeling of something I've allready played in Chernobyl, with less than average animations, graphics, story, etc.

Another problem the game has is that it cant quite seem to choose what it wants to be.... a 1st person shooter, 3rd person shooter, or a RPG. While the idea of the mix is intriguing, it just doesn't work out well in the game, and is poorly implemented.

I don't understand how things could have gone so horribly wrong with this game. More importantly, I have no idea how this game is getting the reviews it's gained, other than maybe the magazines were just desperate for some under-the-table payoff.

Your money would be far better spent on Farcry 2, Dead Space, or STALKER Clear Sky at this point.

And this was playing it on a ultra-high end gaming rig.

I'm sorry folks, and I'm more sorry to the folks who bought this just like me. If you've picked it up, do your self a good justice and just return it if the seal has not been broken.

System specs:

Intel q9550 quad core processor @ 3.1ghz
4GB's of crucial ballistix DDR3 RAM
Seagate barracuda 750GB SATA drive 32MB cache
BFG Geforce GTX280 1GB with 180.42 drivers from nvidia (fastest card nvidia has on the market) in PCIX 2.0
Windows Vista w/ SP1
X-fi card
Asus Striker Extreme II motherboard Nvidia 780i
1000w BFG power supply.
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Fallout 3
Fallout 3
Offered by Special Monkey
Price: $39.99
120 used & new from $2.57

20 of 110 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fallout 3 falls flat on its face, October 28, 2008
This review is from: Fallout 3 (Video Game)
Wow, I wasn't really expecting this to happen... picked up the tin box special edition from my local gamestop, ran home to install, and get things going.

First few mintues were an immediate disbelief that I may have wasted $70 on the special edition (though the goodies that came with the special edition are kinda neat).

The graphics immediately looked sub-par, the voice acting was shabby, and the gameplay was just god awful.

I said "no biggie, cant wait to get into the wastelands"

After what seemed like a 25 minute waste of time, and a really poor intro, i finally made it out of vault 101.

I looked, expecting a breath taking surreal post-nuclear war enviornment in brillant detail.

I was so horribly wrong.

While the character models are strong, the rest of the environment looked a tad bit less graphical than STALKER. And STALKER graphics weren't even that impressive.

And on top of it all, after attempting to adjust to the control scheme, it just felt "lost" and kinda spread out all over in all sorts of annoying and inconvienent menus.

Even VAT was pretty pathetic, and doesn't add much interest into a game that as if it was a familiuar feeling of something I've allready played in Chernobyl, with less than average animations, graphics, story, etc.

I don't understand how things could have gone so horribly wrong with this game. More importantly, I have no idea how this game is getting the reviews it's gained, other than maybe the magazines were just desperate for some under-the-table payoff.

Your money would be far better spent on Farcry 2, Dead Space, or STALKER Clear Sky at this point.

And this was playing it on a ultra-high end gaming rig.

I'm sorry folks, and I'm more sorry to the folks who bought this just like me. If you've picked it up, do your self a good justice and just return it if the seal has not been broken.

not even a full 2 hours into this game, and it will become a $70 coaster. :(
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Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition - Xbox 360
Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition - Xbox 360
20 used & new from $39.95

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Game of our time, April 30, 2008
Each generation has its own videos, music, art, books and whatnot, to define it.

With modern society, games have started to become more of a culture and attraction than anything in the past. Anymore, a good game can easily compete, if not outsell, novels and cinematic bigscreen movies.

They are no longer animated-pixel "toys" to the modern world, and can tell a tale and show a world just as vast and creative as those in a movie or book.

And for a game like Grand Theft Auto 4, it not only disproves games are just for nerdy gamers, but its not much of a game at all, as it is a work of art. Quite simply, its the most stunning rendition of reality and the modern world in the face of crimes, gangs, and dilluted dreams of the "land of the free". As soon as you start the game, you will notice the character, Nikko, is alive, and the world around you breathes and moves like a typical stroll down a major city or coastline.

I could go on and on into detail, missions, control, story, but whats the point? It's so perfected, that nothing needs to be said other than "How did they do it?". It's literally breathtaking and awe-inspiring.

I've played 5 hours of it since yesterday, but I can can stand here and produly proclaim that this game is going to be the game that defines this era.

I used to beleive it was the original 1993 id software release DOOM that defined everything for the gaming community, and open up gateways for infinite possibilities for generations to come, but where as it changed the way we perceived and would play games, and what could be permitted in them, Grand Theft Auto 4 redefines by adding life to a game, the ability to step into your character and everything becomes suddenly aware as if you were there yourself.

Do yourself a favor, buy this game. And if you dont have a console to play it on, buy one, and experience it for yourself.


Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV
Offered by Sharp Holdings LLC
Price: $13.39
560 used & new from $0.01

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Game of our time, April 30, 2008
This review is from: Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game)
Each generation has its own videos, music, art, books and whatnot, to define it.

With modern society, games have started to become more of a culture and attraction than anything in the past. Anymore, a good game can easily compete, if not outsell, novels and cinematic bigscreen movies.

They are no longer animated-pixel "toys" to the modern world, and can tell a tale and show a world just as vast and creative as those in a movie or book.

And for a game like Grand Theft Auto 4, it not only disproves games are just for nerdy gamers, but its not much of a game at all, as it is a work of art. Quite simply, its the most stunning rendition of reality and the modern world in the face of crimes, gangs, and dilluted dreams of the "land of the free". As soon our character is alive, and the world around you breathes and moves like a typical stroll down a major city or coastline.

I could go on and on into detail, missions, control, story, but whats the point? It's so perfected, that nothing needs to be said other than "How did thy do it?". It's literally breathtaking and awe-inspiring.

I've played 5 hours of it since yesterday, but I can can stand here and produly proclaim that this game is going to be the game that defines this era.

I used to beleive it was the original 1993 id software release DOOM that defined everything for the gaming community, and open up gateways for infinite possibilities for generations to come, but where as it changed the way we perceived and would play games, and what could be permitted in them, Grand Theft Auto 4 redefines by adding life to a game, the ability to step into your character and everything becomes suddenly aware as if you were there yourself.

Do yourself a favor, buy this game. And if you dont have a console to play it on, buy one, and experience it for yourself.


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