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April The Giraffe…

April
April The Giraffe!Β 

The Internet star broadcast through YouTube and CBS Denver on Facebook, possibly the most anticipated birth on the internet right now… (Maybe), April the Giraffe from NY along with her baby daddy Oliver!

Such a cute couple wouldn’t you say?

Roughly 5k people all over the world tune in every day in the hopes of catching a glimpse of this spectacular mommy give birth, it’s insane! She has no idea how famous she is and if she did do you think she would want the entire world watching her give birth?! I know I wouldn’t!! but she takes it like a trooper and just goes about her day, I wonder how she would feel if she knew we were all watching her?

She even has her own page on the Animal Adventure Park NY website… April The Giraffe

I have been checking in more or less every day since probably the last week of Feb, I’ve never seen a Giraffe give birth before, but I’m not obsessed like some people are, some stay up til’ all hours of the day watching, not wanting to miss the grand event, there is so much anticipation surrounding her birth, people speculate when it will happen, question if its even real and some just watch silently enjoying the up close and personal perspective we are getting into the life of a Giraffe!

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It’s great and gives me something to kill time with, come join us crazies who are all eagerly awaiting this baby!!

Now the next big question is, boy or girl?!

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Global Games Jam Day 3: Tools Down!

That’s it guys, we are done! Games Jam 2016 is over for another year! We did good, very good! 

I’m proud of our game it looks awesome and is fun, sadly we are missing a level as we ran out of time and couldn’t get it working, fortunately though we have two fully working levels and an awesome gameplay video πŸ˜ƒ

Here it is!

http://youtu.be/xCMmGiOHCDk
Nick and Tim were on Tech, I did Gameplay and Art, Pinky did Audio, Video and Art, Mariah did Art and UI and Luke did Audio and put together our Game Jam game page, he also helped out with the gameplay elements! 

It’s been a great weekend but my god am I ready for some sleep!

Now it’s time to tidy up, visit Gillys team and get ready for the presentation in half an hour! 

So on that note, I shall say goodbye for the day, see you all in the next post!

Sarah

Jurassic World!! *SPOILERS*

So I went to see Jurassic World on Friday with my sister, cousin and their friend…….

IT’S AMAZING!!!

Seriously, I know I say this about every film I go and see, but I would totally recommend seeing it if you haven’t already!

Here’s the trailer….

IF YOU DON’T WANNA READ SPOILERS LEAVE NOW!!Β 

Not many films these days have me on the edge of my seat the entire time, mainly because I don’t make a habit of going to see films that scare me, not that this film was in any way scary, to me at least…. cause you know, im a badass! πŸ˜› but damn, this film was so intense! both me and my sister spent most of the film on the edge of our seats, it was so good!

I never saw the originals in the cinema sadly, but to be fair I was only 3 when the original came out, probably not socially acceptable to take a 3 year old to watch a film about Dinosaurs…. We did have them all on VHS though… old skool I know πŸ˜› so yeah I have seen all of the original films, and they are all really good!

SERIOUSLY SPOILERS INCOMING!!!

But everything about Jurassic World was awesome, the CG dinosaurs looked amazing, and it was a lot more graphic, unlike the originals, this film actually properly showed people getting eaten by the dinosaurs, whereas in the originals its more suggestion. It was pretty gruesome, the one that I remember the best was the fat guy who gets eaten by the Indominus Rex, where he’s just sat on the floor and the dinosaur just bends over and eats him…. that made me turn away a bit πŸ˜›

Chris Pratt and the Raptors tracking was awesome as well! Though I totally knew they were gonna turn on him when they found theΒ Indominus Rex, but he turned it around, cause hes motherfucking Starlord! them Raptors will never disobey him again! πŸ˜€

My most favourite bit has to be when theΒ Indominus Rex and T-Rex are fighting at the end…. that shit was so cool! the Raptors and T-Rex working together to put theΒ Indominus Rex in its place, and then theΒ mosasaur just ate it like a badass!

Nature beats science every time! well in the dinosaur world anyway πŸ˜›

I was however sat there thinking who the hell is gonna deal with the freed T-Rex now?!

You’d also think, after 3 previously failed attempts at opening the park, they would just write it off and not try again, it never goes well! People always die!! Or at least if they must open the park again, at least install some kind of dinosaur proof underground bunker for when everything inevitably goes wrong!

But hey, its got dinosaurs, explosions and exploding dinosaurs! Whats not to love!?

What did you guys think?

Let me know in the comments πŸ˜€

E3 So Far…

Sup Guys!

So E3 is in full swing now! its great, I’ve watched some of it live but most of it I will be catching up on the day after, mainly cause im just too old to stay up til 3am watching it, I will probably die of tiredness the next day πŸ˜›

Anyways I’m gonna talk about some of my favourite things so far,

I watched the Bethesda conference on YouTube yesterday and my god! it is amazing, if you haven’t seen it go check it out here!

I’m definitely sold and excited about Fallout 4 now!! it looks amazing, the world looks so pretty, the character customization is awesome and allows you to build an even more unique looking character, also the most awesome thing is that you get to play a bit in the pre war world! oh man am I looking forward to that! πŸ˜€

I am totally 100% sold on Fallout 4 now, I will be buying it, in fact I even want the Pip Boy edition, oh yeah! Β£100 take my money Bethesda and give me that Pip Boy!!! *drools*

Here’s a Fallout 4 gameplay trailer for you guys!

What do you think?

I’ve been watching the Twitch live stream during the day though, its pretty good, check it out πŸ˜€

The Microsoft conference was also pretty cool, there were some pretty awesome looking Xbox exclusives announced, these have seriously made me consider buying an Xbox One as well as a PS4, I thought the Rare collection looked awesome, all the games that Rare have done on one disc, more or less, and I also really like the look of a Pirate game that they announced, I love pirates! One day I shall become a pirate, sail my awesome ship around the world and stop off at cool isalnds! πŸ˜€

Recore also looked like a really artistic awesome game!

AND!!!! HOLOLENS!! Oh my god! that looks absolutely amazing! Seriously! watch the video! I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am for this!! Especially if it works! Damn Microsoft have taken gaming to a whole new level and I have never been happier to be a part of this awesome industry πŸ˜€

Don’t tell me that isn’t fucking cool! πŸ˜€

There has also been a lot of love for Mobile gaming this year! Which I love, hopefully one day this is the section of the games industry I will go into, but anyway, a lot of big companies have been announcing stuff for mobile, Bethesda for example, released Fallout Shelter….

Of course I went ahead and downloaded it straight away πŸ˜€

I have yet to play it though, seeing as I am writing this post on Monday, but I will probably have played it on the train today and I’m sure it is damn awesome!

Microsoft have definitely done really well at E3 this year, so many exciting announcements, their games, their new controller (which looks damn cool btw), the Hololens, backwards compatibility and loads of other things!

Sony better have something just as awesome if not better to announce! We want backwards compatibility too Sony!!!

Anyway, I’m gonna go enjoy the rest of Mondays E3, I shall do a full post about it all when I get back from Nicks πŸ˜€

Hope you all have a great week!

Sarah

Fallout 4…

So the trailer for Fallout 4 was released on Wednesday if you haven’t seen it here it is…

What do you guys think of it?

My first impression if im honest, I was a little underwhelmed, after all the hype its had I just am not feeling as excited as I should be about it!

I’m hoping E3 will sell it more to me cause there will be gameplay footage, I dunno, I just feel like the graphics aren’t as great as they could be, not that games are about the graphics, but it sure helps πŸ˜€ like the world looks pretty and colourful, im just not 100% sold on it yet, I really want to be, cause I love post apocalyptic games and I really loved Fallout 3…

I love everything about the Fallout series, the pip boys are probably my favourite thing, I’d love to have one, imagine how cool that would be! then there’s the world, I just have this love for post apocalyptic games, I dunno why they just appeal to me so much! I think the worlds can be so pretty but so obviously destroyed at the same time, if that makes sense, they kinda tell a story, of a world that once was… destruction can be pretty I guess…. that or I’m just weird, I’ll let you guys decide on that πŸ˜›

I do however like the pre war stuff, my friend Nick says that the tutorial is rumored to be setΒ before the war, which would be awesome! I really liked Tranquility Lane in Fallout 3, so im kinda hoping they will do something similar in 4 πŸ˜€

I’m excited for all the Fallout merch that will be around again though πŸ˜€ and it’s made me really wanna play 3 again, luckily I have that on my PC so ill have to play it over summer, maybe it will help me get hyped for 4 πŸ˜€

So yeah, what are your guys opinions on Fallout 4? Are you excited for it? Are you even gonna buy it?!

Also E3 in 6 days!! Who’s excited?! I know I am! πŸ˜€

NO INTERNET!!!!!

So this morning I woke up to no internet =(

My housemate who deals with it all has moved out and because he’s off to Japan at the end of the month he decided to cancel our internet before he went, which I guess makes sense but its cancelled from the 16th, which is tomorrow….. the major problem with this is that im still here til the end of the month…… and it would seem they have turned it off a day early which is always great, thanks Virgin!!

However, I thought I’d figured a way around this, I decided to buy 30 days worth of internet from BT, cost me Β£39 to get access to their WiFi hotspots for a month, which is alright i guess.

So I woke up to my internet being turned off early and not having set up or paid for the BT WiFi this morning, I should have listened to Gilly, he told me to sort it out before my internet goes off, totally forgot that to get the WiFi it required me using the internet…. derp, shows how much I take it for granted these days =P

I’m currently using my phone as a personal hotspot, which is going to cost a bomb, I’m doing it like this so 1. I could buy the internet and 2. I could write this post……. so, all seemed to be going well, I got on the internet, paid for the WiFi and then tried to connect…… MY PC WONT CONNECT!!!! 😦 so now I’m back to using my phone as a hotspot which sucks!

Why can’t things ever be easy, I don’t want to go home before the end of this month but its going to suck if I’m here with no internet!!

Ah well I fear it is going to be a highly frustrating day of my internet dropping out a lot…….

In other news today is GradEx at uni, might pop up and have a look around, get me some ideas for my FYP next year πŸ˜€ GradEx is basically an end of year show for everyone in final year to show off their work, people from games companies and the like usually come and have a look around and sometimes if you’re lucky and your work is really good, people get offered jobs on the spot, which is pretty damn awesome! So yeah, might go have a look at that today, think it’s on til 2pm.

Other than that I will probably just play The Sims all day, or maybe I’ll move my TV and PS3 back upstairs and play some Assassins Creed, the trailer for the new one has got me wanting to finish all the ones I currently have, it’s set in London and it looks sooooo awesome!! if you haven’t seen the trailer yet and like AC I suggest you go watch it NOW!! GO!!!

In fact, here it is, see I even did the hard work for you! it looks awesome! πŸ˜€

Also listen to this song today at some point, it will make your day so much more epic! πŸ˜€

The whole album is amazing though, such feel good music πŸ˜€

Anyways, I’m off to either plan my D&D game that I’ve been talked into running or play The Sims all day!

See you guys tomorrow!

Sarah

Introducing……… Polygon Horse!!

Sup guys, hows it going?

Been a while I know but I’ve been super busy with deadlines and stuff.

Anyway, I have more work to show you!

This is a game that me and my friend Nick made, it was for one of my modules at uni and he helped me with it πŸ˜€

Introducing Polygon Horse, it’s a 2D infinite runner platform game!!

We made it in the Unity engine, the assets were sourced cause sadly I’m not that good at creating pretty art =P and of course the music was sourced as well. You are a pretty looking pink horse spreading colour through the lands, you have to rescue the girls to get points and pick up the flowers to get more life, but as you spread colour you slowly fade this is why you need to pick up the flowers so that you can continue your epic journey to once again bring colour to the world!!

I will probably work on this game over summer and make it better, we have a couple of ideas for improvements so, hopefully I’ll get some of them done then I’ll show you guys an updated version πŸ˜€

Enjoy, let me know what you think guys!

Cabin Fever…

So I’m home this weekend for Easter, its been a lesson =P I’ve learnt that I cant last more than 2 days at home, I love my parents, but there’s just something about being at home, maybe it’s because I have 2 friends to hang out with in Tamworth so most of the time I’m just stuck in the house….. my life is in Stafford now! and that’s how I like it, I have my family in Tamworth and I will come see them but as far as I’m concerned my life is in Stafford and I don’t really wanna come back to Tamworth all that often, no idea how i’m going to make it through summer =P

So yeah, I’m stuck here with serious cabin fever =/ trying to find things to do and to not lose my temper with my parents for no reason =P

I was meant to be going out tonight, but those plans have now fell through, so I guess games and music and an early night it is for me =P

Tonight is the season finale of The Walking Dead!!! I won’t get to watch it til tomorrow night though, but all you lucky Americans out there get it tonight, safe to say I am pretty jealous of you =P Enjoy!!

I haven’t stopped listening to this since the last episode, such a good song and not my usual taste either =P

I’m going ice skating with my mom tomorrow, which will be nice, only going to the crappy rink in Tamworth though but I guess it’ll be better than sitting in the house all day again =P should be fun, I will get to use my new boots as well =D

Anyway, hope you’re all having an awesome weekend!

Laters Peeps =)

Sarah

Easter Breeeeeak!!!

It’s finally here!!

My Easter Break from Uni started on Friday and to say that im glad would be an understatement, really need this break to sort myself out, try to get a bit more motivated and to get on top of everything! Hopefully it shouldn’t be too hard =P

So today has been pretty productive, I’ve spent most of the day sorting my room out, I had so much washing to do, I was pretty much out of clothes =P I’m now about halfway through maybe, don’t think I’m going to get it all done and dried by tonight but nevermind, guess I’m hogging the washing machine and dryer for another day =P

Yesterday was a fun day, me Gilly and Nick went into town to play some pool, then later we all came back to mine and played some board games with Vaidas and watched some YouTube videos =D

Did anyone see the eclipse on Friday? I got up early to try to watch it, I think the last one I remember was in the late 90s, I remember being a kid and playing out with my sister and our friend, we were expecting it to go really dark but it didn’t, I don’t remember if I actually saw it back then or not though =P
I did see the one on Friday though, in my infinite wisdom I decided to ignore all the advice about viewing it, stupid I know, and I looked straight at it….. not for like long periods of time, probably like a couple of seconds, it burnt my eyeballs and I had a headache all day, not one of my better ideas =P in the end I used the hole in a piece of paper technique and it worked really well! I was actually surprised that it worked, I wasn’t expecting it to but it was really cool to actually see the eclipse projected onto the other piece of paper that I was holding, wish I’d taken a photo of it now but ah well, you live and learn, I was just enjoying the moment =D

It’s now like 200 days til I got to Disney!!! I’m soooo excited =D I felt like I hadn’t reminded you guys in a while so thought I needed to =P

Anywho, hope you all have an awesome weekend and I shall see you in the next post!

Sarah

#StudentLife

Sup guys! How’s it going?

So today is Junior Senior day, which means I won’t get home tonight til like 10pm……. =/ I’m so tired today, I went to bed at like half 2, probably not one of my better ideas seeing as I had to be up at 11 but ah well I shall live!

Sadly I didn’t get that work done last night, it just was not meant to be, everytime I tried to open UE4 it crashed on me and then when I finally got the level to open all of the assets from the level were missing!!! Was a very annoying night!

We have Mike Gamble coming into uni today to view our work, he is the head of Epic in Europe so he is pretty important! Should be interesting to see what he thinks of our games, I’m still not sold on our game but hey maybe it will be good eventually….. Just saying what kind of thief stealth game has robots in it….. Robots are not stealthy, like at all!

So I’m currently sat doing nothing, other than writing this blog post and watching YouTube videos cause we are pretty much just waiting for him to get here, and my PC just crashed for no reason at all =/ I feel like today is going to be a long day…… I wonder if they will notice if I just take a nap in the corner =P

Anywho I’m gunna get back to doing nothing! Hope you guys all have a great day and I shall see you all later!

Sarah