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Tech 21 D30 Impact View Genuine Leather Folio Flip Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3/Note III Case - Retail Packaging - (Obsidian Black Leather)
Tech 21 D30 Impact View Genuine Leather Folio Flip Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3/Note III Case - Retail Packaging - (Obsidian Black Leather)
Offered by ac deals
Price: $13.44
9 used & new from $3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars No-brainer, worth every penny, May 11, 2015
For $10 this is a great leather case. Been using for 4-5 months now, still looks brand new, all the stitching intact. Hinge part of cover breaks in nicely so that the front cover shuts after having it left open for awhile- at first when the leather is stiff it doesn't quite shut all the way if you've had the front cover tucked behind the phone..not a complaint, that's just how the material is at first. Also after breaking it it's easy to adjust the volume through the leather so that you don't need to open it.

The plastic housing that the phone sits in is sturdy and just the right thickness- not worried about it cracking, chipping, or anything like that. The housing also has two strips of shock-absorbent material (the orange part) which further builds confidence of this cases protection for your device. The stylus is easy to get to thanks to a perfect cut out in the plastic housing and leather back.

Taking the case off is not super easy but it's not that difficult either. Obviously you don't want it to be too easy to take off, and make you wonder if the phone would fly out of the housing from a drop- but I swap spare batteries pretty regularly and have gotten pretty quick at taking the case off.

Last little feature I'll mention are the two slight divots in the inside of the front cover that help keep the phone propped up in landscape mode. I'm not sure how much stability they actually add but a small detail like this shows the thought and effort Tech 21 put into the case.

The only thing this case is missing is a slot for a credit card or drivers license. With that it would be perfect and really I can only knock it a half star for that. For $10 though you won't find a better quality leather case.

Shadows of the Damned - Playstation 3
Shadows of the Damned - Playstation 3
Offered by drum_video_games
Price: $15.00
134 used & new from $6.98

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but Rough Around the Edges, January 4, 2012
Shadows of the Damned is a bit of a mixed bag. If you go in with the right expectations, it is one of the more fun, funny, and fresh experience of all the quality games released in 2011.

I'd have to compare it a bit to the sublime game Vanquish which was released in 2010. Both games were headed/co-headed by master game designer Shinji Mikami, both feature 3rd person behind the back shooting, both are light on story and full on cheesy and cliche dialogue, both are linear and a bit on the short side of things, and both were criminally overlooked by the gaming community at large.

Unlike Vanquish, the action in Shadows of the Damned is a little less adrenaline fueled and leans more towards solving puzzles. And instead of being a badass American space marine in a war with robots and Russians on a space colony, you're a badass Mexican demon hunter named Garcia Hotspur, rescuing a girlfriend from a Demon Lord in Hell.

There are a lot of good ideas in Shadows of the Damned. One of the central elements of the game is the darkness that can overcome the environment at different times, which drains the players heath and prevents sprinting and the ability to damage enemies. Some of these moments succeed in creating a sense of panic as the player searches for a source of light. The interesting part about the darkness however, is how it is also used in solving some of the areas puzzles.

One crucial element of the game which may be disappointing to some is the weapon variety, of which there are only three weapons. You have your standard pistol, a machine gun, and a shotgun. They can be upgraded, however the upgrade options are also a bit disappointing, your choices being damage, reload speed, and capacity. Fortunately there are special upgrades that are encountered after defeating bosses, which change the weapons dynamics a bit and add alternate fire modes. Overall the weapons are fun to use and do offer enough variety between them that the desire for new weapons mostly subsides.

The neat part about the weapons is that they are actually transformations of Garcia's trusty demon sidekick, a floating flaming skull named Johnson that provides most of the comic relief, which is particularly raunchy and lewd. It's certainly not humor for everyone, but some people will definitely get a big kick out of it. Along with the weapons, Johnson also serves as a torch for Garcia, serving as a sorce of light and close-range melee damage. Johnson also has the ability to shoot light shots, which are used to solve puzzles, and stun and weaken enemies. This adds a nice bit of flair to the shooting action.

There were two thing I was most disappointed with in this game. First, though the game does its best to be tense and scary, it only manages to pull this off on occasion. This is mostly because the weapons become too powerful, and the enemies are too easy to out-maneuver. Even the boss fights, while taking a bit of creativity to dispatch them, are disappointingly easy. Second, the puzzles, while creative and fun, seemed to be a bit of a missed opportunity as they never become challenging enough to really feel like you've accomplished something worthwhile. There are some great ideas in there that should have been more fleshed out and complicated.

Overall I was pretty satisfied with my experience with Shadows of the Damned, but I doubt I'll have the desire to ever pick it up again (unlike Vanquish, which warrants multiple playthroughs based on the brilliant game-play) It does lacks the level of polish and fully realized ideas that would earn it my unquestionable recommendation, but for anyone who enjoys 3rd person shooters, killing demons, and/or lewd humor, you can't go wrong with it.

Slice It!(Ad free)
Slice It!(Ad free)

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ignore the troll reviewers., November 25, 2011
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This review is from: Slice It!(Ad free) (App)
this is an excellent puzzle game. It's not like fruit ninja which is an action game. The object is to divide shapes up into even pieces. It's harder than it sounds. This is the ad-free version.

Shift Platformer Game
Shift Platformer Game
Price: $1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars thinking man's platformer, November 13, 2011
This review is from: Shift Platformer Game (App)
this is a great little platformer. Concept of flipping the stages and colors makes for some challenging levels. not sure why some people are rating it so low. 5 stars.


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very fun and charming, August 15, 2011
This review is from: Everlands (App)
great animal themed turn based hexagonal strategy game. gets very challenging, don't let the cutesy design fool you. not much replay value but the campaign is pretty lengthy.

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