#TFIOSLive

My new years resolution this year was simple yet powerful…One Fun Thing A Month, in which I did just that. This month came in the form of an afternoon in London with my boyfriend, strolling around Harrods looking at luxury, and then again along Sloane Street, up to Cadogan Hall for an evening of entertainment…Here’s some detail for you on said evening.

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of trekking up to Knightbridge to watch John and Hank Green entertain a hall full of geeky intellectuals as part of The Fault in our Stars Tour.  The Fault in our Stars is a book written by John Green, and the evening served to promote the book, as it has finally just been published here in the UK, and to allow fans of the Green brothers to ask questions and enjoy an evening in their company. You see, John may write books and Hank Green may be a musician, but both of them are a force to be reckoned with, in the online video world.

We were treated to Hank’s songs, a reading from the book in question, as well as a live Q & A session filled with questions written by the audience on their way in.  Having read the book myself, I especially enjoyed John’s comments about the writing process, and the questions posed regarding young adult fiction and teenage readers in general.  Here’s a couple of pictures from the show, and some links for none Nerdfighters, to check out the Green brothers’ work. (Nerdfighters are fans of the brothers, who fight for nerds and the right for anyone to be geeky and passionate about their hobbies and interests.)

John Green talking about The Fault in our Stars.

John Green

Hank Green teaching the masses about chord progressions through the decades and covering Justin Bieber, Green Day, Rebecca Black and Slipknot to demonstrate it all.

Hank Green

 

And finally, the VlogBrothers together on stage.

VlogBrothers

 

For those who want to find out how the brothers are making America and the world smarter…head over to their CrashCourse YouTube channel. For those with an interest in Science, there’s the SciShow channel. And for those who appreciate a random and more personal approach, there’s the hugely popular VlogBrothers channel.  The evening highlighted for me that I really need to attend more “non concert” nights out, and reminded me how much I enjoy the geekier things in life…Museum visits in summer anyone? What “fun thing” have you done in the past month?

 

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Question of the month: August 2012.

What is your Favourite Childhood/Retro Game?

This is a tough one…but I had to pick an interesting one to kick off a new blog/vlog series right? If you are a Youtuber post a video response, bloggers erm…blog and general internet people,  please comment below. I hope this helps me and yourselves remember some awesome but long forgotten gems, and to discover some older, but still excellent, new games to play.

Alex Kidd

Without further ado…Mine is Alex Kidd in Miracle World. I still to this day have not completed it, and it still to this day has the best boss battles of any game. I recorded myself playing the first few stages for your viewing pleasure.

Alex Kidd in Miracle World

PS. Games are definitely getting easier don’t ya think?

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PSN Store Goodness #1

 

Hello Gamers, I must apologise, but there shall be no nice long post this week, owing to me being on the poorly side of healthy. I just wanted to stop by to let you know that, should you be into South Park, the first episode of Season 12 is avaliable on the UK PSN Video store for free (SD not the HD version), go download it now, as I’m not sure how long this offer is valid for!

EDIT: Happy Leap Year gamers! I have more store news for you this week, I know,  it’s great isn’t it?!

Firstly in the form of Killzone 3, the multiplayer element of the game is released this week on the store and is completely free to download and play! It includes 3 game modes, as well as the original Killzone 3 maps and all Killzone 3 DLC maps. You can play any of the maps and modes until you reach the rank of Sergeant I.

If you want to keep playing, attain higher ranks, and earn any of Killzone 3 Multiplayer’s four exclusive new trophies, you can unlock the full version for only £11.99. Doing so will net you a 24-hour double XP bonus, 3 free unlock points, and the ability to set up clans and custom games. Pretty cool I think, shall be giving this a try myself, having only played a demo of the Killzone games before.

My final piece of joy, is that Resident Evil 2 & 3 hit the store this week, and if you are a Playstation Plus subscriber, these will be avaliable to download for free…for one week only, you have been warned! Plus member also get 50% off the full version of Killzone multiplayer too. Enjoy 🙂

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