Xbox - Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding

Amped is definitely a serious game for serious snowboarders - the attention to detail, the realism, and the complex but rewarding gameplay is more technical than in most snowboarding games.

Preview - Hitman 2: "Silent Assassin

Io Interactive is taking the smooth stealthiness of the original Hitman: Codename 47 and infusing it with a much tighter control system, sweet new graphics, and even more ways to take out your mark.

Xbox - Star Wars: Obi-Wan

Star Wars: Obi-Wan plays in the same mindless hack-n-slash vein as Jedi Power Battles, only with slightly better visuals and cooler Force powers. In fact, Obi-Wan boasts one of the best representations of the Force to ever grace a console.

PS2: Soul Reaver 2

The original Soul Reaver (PS) (also one of the Blood Omen family) has been officially registered in the annals of history as a brilliant game with some tragically fatal flaws.

Preview - Legacy of Kain: "Blood Omen 2

Sometimes it's more fun being bad than good, and no one is worse than Kain - the master vampire from Blood Omen, released in 1997 - who chose to rule the world of Nosgoth through terror rather than die for its salvation.

Return to Castle Wolfenstein

RTCW's plot is a mishmash of cheesy cut-scenes and half-baked mission objectives involving the Nazis' attempts to create zombie supersoldiers during World War II. The weak story and the fairly predictable enemy AI mean the game doesn't forge the enth...

Computing With Your Kids

Another addition to Dorling Kindersley's Essential Computers series, Computing With Your Kids tackles an issue of concern to many parents: how to equip kids for getting the most out of computers and the Web.

The Book of Letters 3rd Edition

Is letter writing a dead art? The intent of this book is not just to promote letter writing and improve the skills of those who do so; it also offers a "resource for small business operators and law consumers wishing to assert their rights".

Beginning C#

If you've been following the developments of Microsoft's .NET strategy with interest and are keen to take your programming career in this direction, Beginning C# is a good investment.

Ricoh Caplio RR1

This 4-megapixel CCD camera has the capacity to take greatly detailed images at resolutions up to 2272x1704. It isn't limited just to stills: its rich feature set gives it the versatility to bring you both sound and video recording capabilities as we...

Maxtor 80GB 7200rpm hard drive

The mantra by which many computer enthusiasts live is that too much hard disk space is never enough. The onslaught of the digital revolution and the introduction of heavyweight operating systems and applications has ensured that the hard drive upgrad...

Guillemot Hercules XPS210

In this era of digital sound, multiple speaker sound systems, decoders and multi-jack sound cards, there is still some joy to be found in the simpler audio things. One such example is the Hercules XPS210 speaker system designed for multimedia sound e...

HiTi Photo Printer 630PL

The 630PL is a dedicated USB photo printer that uses special media stock in conjunction with dye diffusion thermal transfer print technology to produce standard 6x4in photos. This makes it an ideal companion for digital cameras, especially since it i...

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Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi


The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott


My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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