On the recommendation of a colleague, I recently played the game “Journey” available from the PlayStation Network Store and made by “thatgamecompany“, so I thought I’d write a post about it.

The game was a new experience for me as, in my naiveté I was unaware that it was possible for relatively small companies to make and distribue games. As a result of the PSN Store it is financially viable it would seem, for “non-mainstream” games to be produced which allow drastically different gaming experiences than certainly I was used to.

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Onkyo HT-S5405 1 Box 5.1 Surround Sound System

With the search for a 5.1 system beginning and ending quite quickly, I thought I’d post my thoughts on the new system. As Matt Harrison happened to see when he coincidentally brought his own receiver in for repair, I recently bought the system from Richer Sounds for £350. Although undeniably a lot of money, I have to say I am impressed with the value for money.

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Bose VideoWave

I recently attended a demonstration of the Bose VideoWave at Earl’s Court in London so I thought I’d post my thoughts on the new system, which I believe was being demoed reasonably exclusively at the Ideal Homes show where I saw it.

Firstly what it is: a TV made by Bose.

What it is more than:  a TV made by Bose!

The VideoWave attempts to combat the issue which is rapidly ruining many new TVs; the trend to make them thinner for some reason, even though no one ever looks at them from the side once they have left the showroom. The VideoWave has built in sound engineered by Bose and as with many Bose products, far far exceeds any possible expectations you could have when hearing a TV with built-in speakers.

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