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Gran Turismo on PSP

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Gran Tursimo on PSP with over 800 realistically handling cars of all kinds to put through their paces on 35 impressively varied tracks, an engaging Challenge mode, and some decent multiplayer options, there’s certainly no shortage of quality content.Much like the license tests in older Gran Turismo games, challenges include everything from driving around a single corner to overtaking multiple opponents while navigating a treacherous series of “S” bends.Improving your driving skills and earning prize money along the way are pretty good incentives for playing through the Challenge mode, which is just as well because other tangible rewards are sadly few and far between.While it lacks a number of the features that the series was built on, Gran Turismo still has a lot to offer anyone who’s ever had a poster of a car up on his wall or dreamed of taking a supercar for a test drive. It’s also worth noting that although this is a good game in its own right, it serves as a tantalizing appetizer to come before the Gran Turismo 5 main course that’s due out on the PlayStation 3 next year. Because the cars you collect on your PSP can be transferred to your GT5 profile when the time comes, any of you who are planning on getting that game are going to want to spend a lot of time with this one. And even if you’re not one of those people, Gran Turismo is a game that’s likely to keep you coming back for more time and time again.

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September 30, 2009 at 9:29 pm

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Balboni

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Limited to just 250 units, the rear-wheel drive supercar comes with a 5.2-liter V10 engine.  The 550 hp unit propels the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just under four seconds, on its way to a 320 km/h.  It has a 45% limited slip differential on the rear axle, a new stability system allowing for better drifing, new dampers, springs, and tires.

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September 29, 2009 at 10:42 pm

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Magrette Moana Pacific

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The Moana Pacific is one of Magrette’s latest models featuring a very solid 44mm-wide stainless steel case, a thick comfortable strap, an attractive retro-inspired dial, and character you simply cannot find elsewhere at this price. The Margrette Moana Pacific watch even comes with a few key features that identify the timepieces as New Zealand natives. A select part of the overall limited edition Magrette Moana Pacific watches have a special caseback fitted with native New Zealand Ancient Kauri wood.The wood is painstakingly harvested from unique underground swamps where the 40,000 year-old wood is preserved perfectly. Living Kauri trees are of the oldest in the world and protected. The wood is engraved and further inlaid with a sea shell that is similar to a darker mother of pearl.

Model: Regattare Moana Pacific
Movement: 21 jewels (Miyota) Automatic
Case Diameter: 44mm excluding the crown, polished Stainless Steel
Crown: Screw down
Crystal: Sapphire
Water-resistance: 3 ATM (approx 100ft)

Strap: 24mm Leather (black or tan)
Buckle: Polished stainless steel
Vintage Style Roll Case: Canvas

Limited Edition: 500 pieces

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September 29, 2009 at 10:24 pm

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Dead Space Extraction

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958247_121013_frontA refreshing surprise amongst a sea of unsatisfying Wii adaptations, Dead Space: Extraction’s unfaltering intensity and intriguing storyline makes the game worth of the Dead Space moniker. New monsters, weapons, and characters expand upon the groundwork laid by the original thriller, and the realistic execution and pace of gameplay makes it easy to forget that your are on rails. Responsive controls, stellar voice acting, impressive visuals, and noteworthy unlockables make the game’s gravitational pull that much stronger. Minor flaws keep Extraction from making par with its predecessor, most notably the large reticles that obscure the bulk of approaching Necromorphs – making cutting off their limbs more of a gross estimate that a precise task. As with many rail shooters, gameplay is formulaic at times, particularly in the case of boss battles. But Extraction is every bit as creepy as its predecessor – perhaps more so since the game’s rails pull you around that corner.Dead Space: Extraction isn’t a simple substitute for those who missed the first iteration. It’s a must-play for the fans of the franchise and newcomers alike.

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September 29, 2009 at 10:41 am

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Kia Venga

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Kia-Venga-2-lgKia-Venga-Interior-2-lgKia-Venga-Interior-1-lgKia-Venga-3-lgKia-Venga-7-lgThe Kia Venga is a B-segment MPV model designed for the European market and focused on interior space and practicality. The design is based on the No3 Concept presented at Geneva 2009. It will go on sale within this year.Designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, the 4,068 mm long Kia Venga features an unusually long wheelbase for its class of 2,615 mm – and a 1600 mm high roofline to maximise cabin space.The Venga will be equipped with a sliding 60/40 split rear seat that also folds flat into the floor to create a spacious cargo bay and, a twin-level boot floor and depending on model a tilt-and-slide all-glass panoramic roof.The rage of engines includes a choice of two 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre gasoline and diesel engines, generating between 75 and 115 ps.

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September 29, 2009 at 10:18 am

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Gap zip-up sweater

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0003hMaybe it was all the time spent in the fashion wilderness lately, but the Gap’s outdoorsy fall collection includes some of the best-looking clothes we’ve seen from the brand in quite a while. Nice to see what can happen when you’ve got a real talent at the creative helm (for the record, we’re talking about Patrick Robinson, not Kanye—though we’re sure Mr. West’s fingerprints will be all over Spring 2010).
$148 at Gap stores nationwide, gap.com

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September 28, 2009 at 10:28 pm

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2

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951211_108586_frontA comic book game all who like Spiderman or Ironman will like it . This sequel to 2006’s action role-playing game is highly reminiscent of its predecessor: it’s packed with heroes and villains culled from the Marvel Universe, brims with button-tapping glee, and suffers from occasional and annoying technical idiosyncrasies. However, not all the characters are created equal. They’re all fairly balanced, but that doesn’t make them all correspondingly fun to play.The most notable additions to the action are fusion powers. As you damage enemies, you fill up a fusion meter, and once it’s charged up, you can initiate a two-hero fusion attack.There’s a lot of game packed onto this disc. Not only will the campaign last you around 15 hours or so, but the branching story gives you a good reason to return. Furthermore, there are additional stand-alone missions to take on, most of which are designed well and are enjoyable to tackle; a trivia game that will test your Marvel comics knowledge; and lots of costumes, audio discs, and dossiers to collect. So while Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 may not take the series in a big and bold new direction, or benefit from the kind of refinement you would look for in a sequel, it does deliver the button-mashing, power-flinging, over-the-top action fans of the original would expect. And it’s just good fun, even if you don’t know Iron Man from Iron Fist.

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September 27, 2009 at 9:08 pm

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