I get alot of requests to review products by the makers,authors and/or distributors themselves.Unfortunately,as much as I would love to,I just do not have the time,as I have a backlog of items that will keep me going for years.But as always I wish these folks the best in their efforts.
Far Cry 2the guide is,at first glance,the perfect companion to and for the game.However a closer look reveals quite the flaws.Most of them revolve around the hunt for diamond cases.There is a section by section map showing where the diamonds are,but while most are fairly easy to get at,there are some that require a great deal of figuring out.Some are in covered pits but the really hard to get at ones are on inaccessible ledges that you cannot simply climb up to or get at other than by.....glider.There is a passing mention of both the pits and gliders in the book but that is all.It turns out there are a couple of instances where the gilder is in plain sight for your use,but the others are… Read more
This 4 CD set of six of some of the Great One's better LPs is just a wonderful release,but with a caveat.These are NOT official releases,that is taken straight from the Capitol master tapes.They are all remastered from records.This I know because on some passages one could briefly hear in the background record scratches,but VERY briefly I must admit.Not to mention the obvious fact that you ain't going to get six Gleason albums for a price like this! Usually in such cases I give lower marks,but overall the sound performance they have managed to obtain here is top drawer.The mandolins on the Lonesome Echo album are vibrant as all get out.Throughout the brass is just where it should be… Read more
That's the question....why? First the Connors estate releases(what the fans had been told shortly after Mr.Connors death) previously unheard tracks.There are a lot to be released,and the first CD was called " Unreleased: Songs From The Vault Collection Volume 1". A)The title is a total misnomer,as there were almost as many previously released studio tracks on it as there were "unreleased" ones B)It is blatantly obvious the Connors estate is going to try to milk it,and more importantly US,with as many CD's as they can possibly stretch it out to. And C)If that is the case,then sales are going to hit rock bottom before the third can get its label fastened to… Read more