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David J. Thompson (Napanee, Ontario, Canada)

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Speedlink SL-6612-SSV Wasp2 USB Joystick
Speedlink SL-6612-SSV Wasp2 USB Joystick
Offered by UrbanInspirations
Price: CDN$ 58.57
5 used & new from CDN$ 55.91

4.0 out of 5 stars Good joystick! Just needs practice to use correctly., May 31 2015
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As usual, it has a long learning curve for ME... probably longer than anyone else! That said, it is a very responsive joystick and attractive, too. You just have to make sure you have a surface that the bottom stickers can adhere to so you can use the Wasp2 to its full advantage.

Halo 2
Halo 2
Offered by biddeal
Price: CDN$ 41.93
18 used & new from CDN$ 22.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Learnig curf rather High for me but..., March 20 2013
Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Halo 2 (Video Game)
usually takes a while for me to understand everything. The original Halo was fun to play with a good friend...not so much with an online stranger. I use mouse/keyboard mainly for ease of aiming. This item arrived in mint condition and weeks ahead of its estimated arrival. I'll just have to soldier on until I figure the controls out. The graphics are excellent. I would have given it 5 stars but it's a checkpoint game: you can't save whenever you want.

ALEX Toys - Do-it-Yourself Wear! Friends 4 Ever -Jewelry 737WX
ALEX Toys - Do-it-Yourself Wear! Friends 4 Ever -Jewelry 737WX
Price: CDN$ 20.17
44 used & new from CDN$ 17.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, May 2 2011
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Bought for granddaughter: a hit!

Double Live Gonzo
Double Live Gonzo
Price: CDN$ 25.00
30 used & new from CDN$ 12.24

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent CD for Ted Nugent fans!, March 21 2011
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This review is from: Double Live Gonzo (Audio CD)
My friend purchased this through my account and he really enjoys it. Excellent hard-rocking guitar and Nugent had a fairly good voice back then, also. A++

Canada Russia '72: Uncut
Canada Russia '72: Uncut
Price: CDN$ 9.93
9 used & new from CDN$ 5.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A revealing look at a moment in Canadian sports history., March 7 2011
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This review is from: Canada Russia '72: Uncut (DVD)
This is a good film, especially the uncut version. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was the casting: with the exceptions of Dryden, Sinden,Bergman and Henderson, the actors physically did not look much like the people they were portraying. On the other hand, the actors playing Phil Esposito and Wayne Cashman, et al, had the personae bang on.

It's been 39 years so it's not super-fresh in my memory. I can remember the worry, frustration and anger, followed by the elation that Team Canada brought to most Canadians. It was interesting to see and hear about the little political games that were being played out and the paranoia of some of our players. Of course, in this movie, the areas of fact and fiction were often hard to identify.

I enjoyed it and am glad to have it in my collection. anyone who wants a raw, non-documentary version of the Summit Series should buy this DVD.

Dawn of the Dead [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Dawn of the Dead [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Sarah Polley
Price: CDN$ 11.93
24 used & new from CDN$ 7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good remake of the Romero classic!, March 1 2011
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Romero's version had more of a "social-commentary" feel to it: if memory serves, zombies were roaming the mall in that movie...behaving not unlike their living selves. Kind of a "mall hypnosis": wandering, not really buying and just being part of the herd. The only difference is it's in Milwaukee, not Pittsburgh. A lot of it was actually filmed in Toronto.

Good to see Sarah Polley in a horror movie, along with veteran Canadian Jayne Eastwood. Ving Rhames is excellent as the former-Marine turned cop. The rest of the cast is also outstanding.

Aside from a lot of head-shots, for a zombie movie, this film is dark but relatively only medium on the gore. No one is actually seen being torn limb-from-limb with viscera flying which usually happens in this type of horror-fest. Good make-up effects, of course...and FAST zombies!

Anyone who likes their horror "dished up" with a bit of dark humour will enjoy this homage.

PS I didn't give it 5 stars 'cause I hate that kind of ending.

Sandinista!
Sandinista!
Price: CDN$ 25.00
25 used & new from CDN$ 18.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album for fans of "The Clash"!, Feb. 20 2011
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This review is from: Sandinista! (Audio CD)
Bought for relative, very well-received!

Sign No More
Sign No More
Price: CDN$ 11.99
60 used & new from CDN$ 9.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Good album for fans!, Feb. 16 2011
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Bought for relative, well-received!

Jabra 100-92080000-02 Bluetooth Headset (Black)
Jabra 100-92080000-02 Bluetooth Headset (Black)

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Okay for cell-phones and Skype...not for me!, Feb. 16 2011
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I was looking for a Bluetooth device to use as a microphone to my computer for dictating on voice recognition software...this ain't it! It works only for things like cell-phones and on-line communications like Skype. Don't buy this (an over-complicated piece, in my opinion) unless those are you usage needs.

Wolfenstein - Standard Edition
Wolfenstein - Standard Edition
6 used & new from CDN$ 99.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good addition to the Wolfenstein Saga, Feb. 14 2011
Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Great graphics and story-line! For me, a tougher-than-usual game to play (you can't "SAVE" when you want) but well-done. Probably requires a lot of play time to finish. Great choice of vintage WW2 weapons plus some sci-fi types and you can even utilize magic.

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