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  • Here's how Destiny controls on Vita using Remote Play

  • zedzee 08/09/2014

    Is it just me or is that video jumping a bit?

    I thought frames might be lost when doing Remote Play, not when I'm playing back a Youtube video on a 100Mbps Ethernet home connection! ;-)

    Anyway, I'm not impressed with Destiny - so what that it's made by Bungie - it's got the feel of an old PS2 game I used to have, called Area 51...Pfft.
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  • PlayStation Network returns online following DDOS attack

  • zedzee 26/08/2014

    If this is indeed individuals of ISIS affiliation, then such incidents are NOTHING in contrast with what ISIS jihadists are doing in Northern Syria and Iraq.

    This is NOT diminishing from any of their disgusting actions here, but please, let's put things into perspective, when you consider the following horrors:

    *** WARNING - THE FOLLOWING LINK CONTAINS PHOTOS OF A GRAPHIC NATURE ***

    http://www.catholic.org/news/international/middle_east/story.php?id=56481
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  • How to cheaply upgrade your PS4 to 2TB

  • zedzee 25/08/2014

    @pesser: I believe the one I have is a 3.5" drive inside it, so yes, there's a difference but I'm not using mine for PS3 - I'm using it for archiving stuff.

    Seagate's web site sucks! There's next to zero information about the differences; only way to tell seems to be the height of the unit dimensions and weight, it seems

    Not sure if PS3 takes a 3.5" drive - doesn't sound like it and that's a good thing! :-)

    So best to stick with the EG model, despite being slightly more expensive.

    Mine would be good for archiving or stripping out and using in a workstation PC, though.

    Elite: Dangerous Beta - here I come!
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  • zedzee 24/08/2014

    That's spooky.

    I bought the same Seagate 2TB external USB3 HDD from Dabs.com for 56.98 the other day, no back orders and free P&P!

    Sorry, EG, but Amazon mugged you roughly out of 3! LOL.
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  • The Bold and the Braben

  • zedzee 24/08/2014

    @CHAZBIGPOTATO: Yes, those were great games! I've still got my BBC B and Master 128 - both work perfectly well and all those games on disc.

    I regularly have "retro weekends" with my mates and enjoy playing those titles and others, like Ghouls, Chuckie Egg and Frak!
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  • zedzee 24/08/2014

    @Whizzo: How right you are! :-) Reply 0
  • zedzee 24/08/2014

    @dredd97: Yes, I do like oolite. I told a mate about it a couple of years ago and he went mental...he, like I, love Elite and we're both backers of "Dangerous" and have been enjoying the Betas so far. Reply +1
  • Strong PS4 sales help Sony to profit

  • zedzee 02/08/2014

    Kaz: How many did I pay Eurogamer for this ad/article?

    Clue is in the fingers he's holding up...

    No, but seriously, I'm happy for Sony - despite boycotting the PS3 - I'm enjoying their resurgence. And let's face it, they wiped the floor with MS last year, at that memorable E3 event.

    Not sure how their Vaio customers are gonna feel though, as they've dumped them, while the likes of PC World quite happily continue to flog their products...
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  • PS4 top-selling US console in June despite Kinect-less Xbox One launch

  • zedzee 19/07/2014

    I really don't like this way of reporting all these sales figures; it's shoddy journalism.

    At one point, it's year-on-year figures, at another it's this month and last month and another still, it's percentages and not real figures.

    Here's another shoddy and confusing example - this one quotes 48% over last year's figure!

    http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/129955-ps4-still-outselling-xbox-one-regardless-of-microsoft-price-drop-but-nintendo-is-the-winner-in-june

    Would the REAL selling numbers, either at a particular point in time or over an accumulated period please stand up?!
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands on with the Destiny PS4 beta

  • zedzee 19/07/2014

    I'm always amazed how scenery is still not interactive in a game. So your character can hide behind an old clapped out truck forever, as cover, while reloading and so on. Enemy AI fire (energy weapons, I might add) at him to no avail and then your character can step out, from behind the truck, and shoot the hell out of them.

    It's such an old, tired, cliche routine and doesn't really further the cause of having so much processing power at one's disposal and using it to make the game a bit more interactive and, shall we say, unique with some nice, novel touches.

    Why can't the enemies destroy the truck your character is hiding behind, so that your character only has a few seconds of cover and then they have to come out and fight again?!

    Bungie or no Bungie - it's dull.
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  • White PS4 will release on its own in Europe later this year

  • zedzee 10/07/2014

    @Martin2112: Well, there's always a paint job on your current black controller, as an alternative, if they don't release the while one on its own! ;-) Reply 0
  • PS4 fails to boost Japan console market

  • zedzee 08/07/2014

    "Japan's console market for the first half of the year was worth 1722.6m yen (983m). In the first half of 2013 that figure was 1720.2m yen (982m)."

    Actually, if you look at that from the perspective of the PS4 selling at a much higher price currently, than what was available the same time last year (the cheaper PS3), the PS4 is actually not doing badly at all, for a new console that's selling for almost twice as much as a PS3 is right now.

    So wtf is the fuss about?!
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  • Star Fox Wii U and two "experimental" Miyamoto projects detailed

  • zedzee 13/06/2014

    Is this what this guy gets paid for?

    Ripping off CCTV security camera concepts and what looks like the robots from Beastie Boys's "Intergalactic" music vid?

    Beastie Boys

    When's Nintendo going to release a new game?

    Not another Zelda, or Mario or Metroid. But actually a new game.
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  • PS4 propels PlayStation top of global console sales

  • zedzee 09/06/2014

    "Nintendo has bolstered Wii U sales with the launch of the fantastic Mario Kart 8."

    This is what I do not like about games web sites and rags; Eurogamer and Edge are ALWAYS guilty of this.

    No matter how bad and awful the news is for Nintendo, with the release of one, an 8th iteration of a game I might add, that makes it good enough to revive their flagging fortunes!

    How come Sony and Microsoft don't get that sort of break from the industry pundits, when they have a steady stream of games coming out??

    Why is Nintendo seen as the daaarling of the industry, while the rags can't wait for MS and Sony to slip up, so they can be slagged off, right royally?!

    Nintendo are NOT doing well. I cannot fathom this "I'm sure they will be fine now, because they've released A game" - 1 game?!!

    The real reasons why everyone being where they are at the moment are:

    1. Nintendo was arrogant to think that the gravy train of casual gaming would last forever, so they had no plans in place, as to what to do after the bubble burst.

    So they went ahead and released the Wii U, when clearly those casual gamers had moved on to being casual gamers on mobile devices. Not so geeky/childish as a handheld console and hey, I can make calls with it!

    2. Microsoft did not learn its history lesson of how badly Sony suffered with the (not only late release of the PS3 in UK/Euroland) but the stubborn price-point that they decided to release the PS3 at = 425.

    In addition, Microsoft's stupid policy of 'Kinect is watching you all the time' and attempting to kill off the second-hand games market, was nothing short of a marketing disaster - and that's even BEFORE the console was released!

    They have now completed their failure by tucking their tail between their legs and unbundling Kinect, with all the implications that this decision entails; for the device, games developed for it and Microsoft's ambitions for the XB1 interface.

    3. Sony did 3 things right, this time around, with the PS4. (a) They released it at a price-point that everyone could live with, (b) They did not attempt to choke the second-hand games market, (c) They made some good console spec + development decisions, attracting both devs and gamers, alike.

    There you have it...
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  • In Theory: Does Kinect-free Xbox One mean more power for games?

  • zedzee 15/05/2014

    @CompetitiveDad: Don't worry, plenty left on the shelves! Reply 0
  • PlayStation 4 has sold 7 million units worldwide

  • zedzee 19/04/2014

    "We couldn't have done this without you!"

    A bit academic...Well, of course you coudn't. You wouldn't buy your own console back from retailers, would you?!

    "And please keep the feedback coming: we are listening."

    Oh, don't worry, we will, Mr Sony. And you now know how important our "feedback" (read: purchasing choice) is, considering we kicked your a*se in the last console wars and voted with our wallets for X360 and Wii.

    Don't worry, Sony, we are watching...
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  • EA apologises for Frostbite's "stupid" anti-Nintendo April Fool

  • zedzee 02/04/2014

    @Faramis: I agree. Can't bloody crack a joke at someone else's expense these days!

    Political correctness gone mad, if you ask me.

    This is not exactly a crime victim, rape victim or someone having died and being ridiculed; that's clear and different.

    This is just some industry p*ss taking - nothing different from what you'd hear at EuroGamer Expo or in school yards, between gamers of different consoles/games.

    Heck, I have PlayStation nights with my mates and they rip into me for still having a PS2 (I boycotted Sony's PS3 shenanigans), although I'm leaning back into their camp with this new gen. We do that all the time to each other - why can't some industry figures/people get things off their chest as well.

    It's not like it's not factual, is it?!
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  • PlayStation Vita PCH-2000 review

  • zedzee 07/02/2014

    "...releasing a less desirable, but more much more expensive revision isn't really the shot in the arm we were hoping for."

    That may well be true, but Sony has demonstrated an unswerving ability to shoot itself in the foot in the past, when it comes to the marketing of its mobile games consoles, a la PSPgo.
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  • Nintendo must pay royalties for every 3DS following court ruling

  • zedzee 08/01/2014

    Nice one, Nintendo. You're paying shed-loads for a feature that makes your customer's eyes go wonky. Ace. Reply 0
  • Sony announces game streaming service PlayStation Now

  • zedzee 08/01/2014

    I will laugh on the day when someone hacks the PS Now app and makes it run on the Xbox One.

    Joking aside, I boycotted the PS3, because of Sony's promises, but now that they've impressed me again, with their strategy for PS4, I am looking forward to a whole generation's worth of games that I missed out on.

    And I will be doing it without compromising my principle of boycotting the PS3 all these years!

    Thanks, Sony, for bowing to my wishes and taking one in the balls from me.
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  • Sony turning off Gran Turismo 5, Resistance servers

  • zedzee 07/01/2014

    This also kills off any chance of a second-hand market for these games, as they're now mostly door stops, when their servers are turned off!

    I agree with the posts here - devs should offer the option of 'private' servers, so peeps can host their own and carry in playing.

    GT5 being turned off is nothing short of a travesty by Sony.
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  • PSN buckling under pressure of EU PS4 launch

  • zedzee 29/11/2013

    @onezeonx: No, they do not. Sony needs to invest in better server and LAN infrastructure. Microsoft are a server company - they know the ins and outs of server technology, web hosting, load balancing and cloud computing - so they have their act together; Sony have had to write their PSN code from scratch, most likely on unproven Linux operating environments.

    What Sony needs is IBM or HP to come in and offer some consultancy and put in place a better enterprise-class infrastructure that will cope with such demands, because it's in their own interest, as this will only make their services more popular and it will also allow them, as an organisation, to integrate all their business units better, by using PSN as a hub and be able to offer even more services, for both their PlayStation brand and others, eg. smart TVs.

    It's as simple as that.
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  • Sony explains PS4 digital game pricing

  • zedzee 29/11/2013

    "reiterated his believe" - you mean, his "belief". Reply 0
  • Sony finalises PS4 launch titles and prices

  • zedzee 29/11/2013

    Disappointing launch line-up.

    I'm going to wait when better bundles come along and 6 months have gone by or so...
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  • Xbox One "designed to make storage management automatic"

  • zedzee 22/11/2013

    X1 reminding me is fine but what if I plan to buy and install two games and although game A is my favourite, I install game B first.

    Then I try to install game A and I run out of space?

    Will X1 tell me BEFORE I buy BOTH games (say I'm buying them in the same purchase) that I only have space for one of them on the HDD...?

    This sounds like a dictatorship: We will tell you what's on your OWN HDD and we will tell you how much is left on it and what game you can install next.

    But will they also tell me that the two games I'm about to buy will not both fit on my HDD or will they just take my money and then say "tough, you have to uninstall an old one"...?!
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  • Sony congratulates Microsoft on Xbox One launch

  • zedzee 22/11/2013

    Oh, come on...all these niceties and being lovey-dovey to each other is making me throw up!

    Let's get back to some REAL rivalry here...let's start the next gen warz!!!
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  • Microsoft congratulates Sony on its PS4 launch

  • zedzee 16/11/2013

    Oh, cut the crap - this nice-to-one-another is making me throw up - we know they hate each other's guts.

    Let's get back to some real rivalry and mud slinging - let's get back to the CONSOLE WARZ!!!
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  • Ex-Microsoft director Adam Orth discusses Xbox One #dealwithit controversy

  • zedzee 08/11/2013

    "Since the drama, Orth has moved to Santa Monica and founded a new games development company which is working on its first game [that requires a constant - always-on - connection, 24/7.]"

    I mean, really...is this another slow news Friday?
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  • PlayStation 3 sales hit 80 million

  • zedzee 06/11/2013

    "Did you buy one?"

    No. I did not.

    Sony p*ssed me off when they promised a world-wide release fro 2006, only to stiff UK and Euroland (who else?) when they realised they can't meet the demand, and put it all back to 2007.

    I promptly went to GAME and refunded my deposit the very next day.
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  • GameStick review

  • zedzee 01/11/2013

    What I don't like about GameStick is the CONSTANT f*cking release delays - talk about shooting yourself in the foot, groin, balls and just about everywhere else in what already seems like a DOA corps. Reply 0
  • SimplyGames: Your pre-ordered PS4 now costs at least 65 more

  • zedzee 08/10/2013

    I'm now wondering whether this will happen to some of the other channel partners, such as GAME and HMV?

    But why didn't SimplyGames just come clean with pre-order customers in the first place and actually tell them the truth about Sony not being able to allocate them as much solus PS4 bundles as they'd hoped...why all the cloak and dagger?
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  • zedzee 08/10/2013

    This is not right. Just cancel their arse and be done with them. Reply +1
  • MadCatz's M.O.J.O. Android console costs a whoptastic 219.99

  • zedzee 08/10/2013

    It seems that all Android console vendors are quite happy to shoot themselves in the foot at the moment and make complete fools of themselves, while discrediting the concept of a viable Android console at the same time.

    > Ouya (sticky buttons, games funding fiasco, dearth of games).
    > GameStick (delayed, delayed, delayed - I've pre-ordered this British attempt and while GAME has been earning interest on their account, as my 20 deposit sits in there, neither they or GameStick can tell me when the console will be out).
    > SHIELD (expensive and still not out - not very portable with that 'laptop' design).
    > MOJO [can't be bothered with the dots in between the letters] (simply too damn expensive).

    Have I left anyone out...?
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  • Valve reveals specs of its Steam Machine prototype

  • zedzee 08/10/2013

    "Last month Steam made three announcements:"

    Err, you mean Valve made three announcements, surely?
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  • Microsoft moves to calm fear over Xbox One advertising

  • zedzee 08/10/2013

    @George-Roper:

    "Do you know how many adverts I have to put up with when gaming on PC? None." - I suspect, the days of this, if Microsoft make a success of things on Xbone, will also be numbered and PC companies will want to get in on the act, too.

    "So why is it OK for a Gold service, costing hundreds of pounds already over the lifetime of the console, to also be plastered with them?" - well, you already do that with your TV License; that's a "subscription" but you still put up with ads on all the national channels (even the Beeb, to a degree, advertises its own programmes), so you're already, literally, subscribed to such a model.

    But I think we're on the same side - I'm not condoning Microsoft in my post - their intentions actually go beyond those of the TV License and may well pave the way - for the likes of PC games developers - to become just as bad in the future.
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  • zedzee 07/10/2013

    @Darren: But this debate is not about whether there should be ads or not, nor is it about what kind of ads they should be.

    The discussion here is whether personal information (even when de-personalised) should ever be used, collated, recorded, passed on to anyone remotely connected with advertising campaigns etc.

    I think I'd object to that as well. I've deliberately stayed 'off-line' ever since the rise of social networking, because as we've seen lately in the news, you just can't trust anyone with your personal information, except yourself.

    All social and games networks have been hacked and if not, you've got PRISM demanding from them the information, so there's no escape for Joe Bloggs, they will get you one way or another...unless you keep as low an on-line profile as possible or Microsoft just ups the annual LIVE subscription and focusses on offering a games console, not an advertising endpoint.
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  • This is what cancelled Turok 2 looked like

  • zedzee 04/10/2013

    Just place the story in a city - make Turok an order that's been dormant for thousands of years and is now ready to fight again - and let the dinos loose on the city's inhabitants (with chaos and mayhem in toe, of course) and let's have an 'army' of Turoks that one can control, to fight off the big monsters.

    And you've got yourself a massive HIT!

    Any takers...?
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  • David Braben explains how Elite: Dangerous trailer was made

  • zedzee 04/10/2013

    If you're going to back a Kickstarter project, surely, a 'proper' follow-up to the all-time classic and first official 3D game would be the time to do it.

    I don't have a PC that can run this but I'm most likely to BUY one just for it - I've backed the project with 100 - so I'm looking forward to the alpha/beta releases.

    I feel not only excited by Elite: Dangerous but I also feel nostalgic - I still have a working condition BBC Micro Model B and pretty much every version (hacked or otherwise) of the original Elite game, including the original tape cassette package!

    Only a developer like David Braben would produce such a game and would spend this amount of effort and detail on a product that has trademark 'Britishness' all over its design.

    Yes, there are imitators to the crown, but Elite was the first and is still the best ever 3D space trading game out there and long may it live on...I want my grandchildren to be as hooked on future versions of Elite as I have been!

    Thank you, David, for working again on something that reminds me of one of the few happy times of my childhood years.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 review

  • zedzee 02/10/2013

    @E-ROLE: Yes, I'm sure there will be plenty of the usual from the newspapers - you know, like "GTA5 ate my hamster!" and "teen kills gerbil after playing GTA5!" type of headlines. Reply 0
  • Killzone dev Guerrilla confirms work on new IP has begun

  • zedzee 30/09/2013

    @Saurian: I'm afraid it may well be. "Something completely different" could be interpreted as being NOT another KZ game but still an FPS. Reply +2
  • Why Resogun could be the star of the PS4 launch

  • zedzee 30/08/2013

    It's a shame that the path that the ship flies round is not a spiral, with the ability for the ship to go up and down the spiral - now THAT would've been fab!

    Seeing those structures within the circular track is boring after 5 seconds, but having lots of 'scenery' around a spiral path would've been really great.

    Shame.
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  • Xbox One delayed until 2014 in eight countries

  • zedzee 15/08/2013

    Much better than Sony's blanket delay of the PS3.

    Microsoft is being more selective and averting the wrath of gamers in the UK, that I'm sure would have been of Khan Noonian Singh proportions!
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  • I've decided which console I'm buying this year...

  • zedzee 11/08/2013

    I don't have a PS3 or X360. I'm still enjoying my PS2 and PSP games. In 2014, I might choose to get a PS4 - Sony, despite cheesing me off with the PS3 UK launch delay and astronomical launch price, have won me back for the next gen - but I've pre-ordered the GameStick console (Ouya sounds too buggy), so that will be my treat for this year.

    I am, though, seriously considering a second-hand X360 - as some get traded in this Christmas (undoubtedly, as people realise just how expensive the Xbone is) - there's just so many good titles out for it, that I would like to have a go at.

    Getting an X360 for me will mean staying with analogue video connection for a bit longer - I have an investment in a video projector that I can't afford to upgrade to HD just yet. When I do that, I might consider the PS4 at the same time.

    I am looking forward to hearing all about the launches, titles, bugs, on-line crashes, security breaches and so on, that I'm sure will be headline news, well into next year!
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  • Miyamoto reveals the secret behind Pikmin 3's hidden memos

  • zedzee 08/08/2013

    Can Mr Miyamoto-san also reveal the secret of how he will revive the flagging sales of the Wii U?

    UPDATE: Oh, yes, please! More negative votes...yesss...I LOVE it!!!
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  • PlayStation 4 gives up to 5GB of RAM to game developers

  • zedzee 26/07/2013

    But why start with limitations and then force yourself to squeeze RAM from the OS?

    Why not just shove enough RAM in there in the first place? Like 16GB?

    Better still, why not give the OS slower speed, dedicated RAM, while preserving as much of the fast 8GB RAM to games?

    It just always seems that devs are down to the last byte being squeezed from the system, in order to do what they want...
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  • First images of Elite: Dangerous surface

  • zedzee 15/07/2013

    Very proud to be a beta test level backer of this game. I'm going to buy a PC just SPECIFICALLY to play this on. My first taste of Elite was on BBC Micro Model B, the cassette tape version! So, you can appreciate the anticipation is verging on the uncontrollable! Reply 0
  • The DualShock 4's bright rear-facing light can't be turned off

  • zedzee 08/07/2013

    @Sharzam: "Personally i dont care either way, it is a light nothing more."

    You would if you're paying the electricity bill in your house!
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  • Nintendo explains Wii Vitality Sensor cancellation

  • zedzee 08/07/2013

    Just like the consoles it was meant for, this device is "dead". Reply 0
  • Beautiful PC indie game Proteus confirmed for PS3 and Vita

  • zedzee 01/07/2013

    Kind of reminds me of Zarch (Acorn Archimedes); if one was able to get out of one's hover ship and walk around the Zarch landscape.

    Or perhaps Herdy Gerdy...?
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  • Actress Ellen Page accuses Naughty Dog of ripping off her likeness for The Last of Us

  • zedzee 24/06/2013

    She's got a point. Reply -3