Apple Grumble

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I’m currently on my third iPhone, the iPhone 6, which I purchased roughly one year and four months ago for the overpriced sum of £700 (including AppleCare) direct from Apple. When I received the handset, there was an issue with the microphone which took the shine off it straight away. To add to this, I was never really a fan of the size and shape.

Previously, I owned the iPhone 4S and I loved everything about that phone. The styling, functionality, size, etc was perfect. That’s why I held onto it for so long. I used it for the best part of four years without one issue.

However, like all technology, it was starting to show it’s age so I needed to upgrade to a more up-to-date model. The obvious choice was to purchase another iPhone as I had been so happy with my current one, I seen no reason to switch to the dark side.

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Raise the Ruf

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Managed to get myself in the top three on the Global Leaderboard for the Raise the Ruf drifting challenge in Driveclub on the Playstation 4.

I know it is only a matter of time before someone comes along and beats my score so I thought I would capture the moment and share it while I could. The game is pretty challenging at times so needless to say, I’m pleased with that result.

Review: Alien Isolation

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Having just completed Alien Isolation on the Playstation 4, I thought I would write a review on my gameplay experience as I have noticed a lot of people online have divided opinions towards this game.

Alien Isolation is a action-adventure survival horror story which is based 15 years after the original Alien film. You play the character of Amanda Ripley (the daughter of Ellen Ripley) who is investigating the disappearance of her mother.

The story begins with news of the discovery of the flight recorder from the Nostromo spacecraft which has been located by a ship named the Anesidora and is being held aboard Sevastopol, a remote space station in orbit around the gas giant KG348. Amanda is offered a place on this mission to recover the Nostromo flight recorder in the hope she can have closure regarding the fate of her missing mother.

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Game On 2.0

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Towards the end of October, a couple of friends and I decided to take a trip to the North East to check out Game On 2.0 at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Game On 2.0 is the first major international touring exhibition to explore the history and culture of computer games. It has exhibited in over 20 countries worldwide and boasts an impressive 150 playable games across a plethora of platforms from the 1960’s onwards.

Upon walking into the Game 2.0 exhibit, there is a instantly recognizable bright yellow PONG arcade cabinet by Atari, which was one of the first video games to reach mainstream popularity. Next to the cabinet, they had a projection on the wall of the game itself which you can play.

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Back to the WRC

Louise CookBecoming a WRC Rally Driver is hard. It’s not so much the ability to drive at break neck speeds on some of the most difficult terrain the WRC calendar has to offer … It’s funding.

Louise Cook knows all about funding, and the enormous challenge of securing enough to compete in the WRC. She is the only British female in the World Rally Championship and has 100% committed to her career.

She has sold her much loved Ford StreetKA, gave up the security of a full time job, and most recently sold her trophies on eBay. That’s not something you ever hear drivers like Sebastian Loeb ever having to do.

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