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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ACNLZA Blogger Challenge

I've neglected my town. For a whole 2 days. It's true, I'm a bad mayor.

Ok, in fairness I've spent the last couple of days in bed with the flu, dosed up on meds and sleeping, but I was quite ashamed of myself when I arrived back in Elioton (this is my town's name in case you hadn't guessed), to find my towns folk telling me (in the nicest possible way because they're rarely grumpy) that they were feeling like I should pay more attention.

They are completely right of course, I can't run a town and then not put in any effort. Especially when I have bills to pay!

I'm busy trying to pay off the renovations on my house, as well as the public works project of building an additional bridge to cross the river that runs through my town because I was tired of having to walk the entire length of the town in order to cross the river.

Luckily of course when I can no longer collect stuff to sell during the day, I can still make a night time excursion to the island to go on tours and gather exotic fruit... to sell the next day when I get back to Elioton (at an inflated rate for imported goods of course!)

Oh! Also forgot to mention that you need to be careful when shaking trees! I dislodged a beehive and got stung quite badly so I'm currently a bit worse for wear with one eye swollen shut... Good thing I'm not allergic...

I've been taking screenshots regularly, so will post my town in pictures later when I get home for work...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


I recently became a brand ambassador for the nifty Acer Iconia A1 tablet. It launches in the country tomorrow, the 24th July 2013, and the launch event promises to be a tech geek's dream.

So my dream basically.

Well, mine and a couple of other lucky peeps who were also selected to be a part of the Acer family.

This not quite 8-inch tablet is run on Android, and is super fast with 1GB of RAM. In comparison to some of the other Android tablets I've used it doesn't lag at all.

As is the usual with Android it's completely customisable, but my favourite feature has to be the multiple user functionality.

This means I can load up all my stuff, customise how I want it to look, and then set up another profile for my husband or my kid, that is completely unique to them. It doesn't interfere with mine at all. Pretty nifty when you have a toddler who likes to move app icons around!

Looking forward to the launch event tomorrow!

Anyway, for more updates on the awesomeness that is the Iconia A1 (luckily I really do like this tablet!) make sure you check back, and follow the #MyAcerA1

Monday, July 15, 2013

Animal Crossing New Leaf Blogger Challenge!

I have to state up front that I have never really played Animal Crossing before. Sure I knew it existed, I'd heard all the rave reviews, but the idea of it never really appealed to me.

And then Nintendo South Africa approached me about taking part in their Blogger Challenge. They sent me a code, I tried it out and I've now been playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the newest game in the franchise, for around two weeks.

I. Am. Addicted.

It's undeniably cute. It's about building and expanding your town (of which you are the mayor incidentally), and there are a great many little tasks to complete in order for you to do this, but ultimately it's about building relationships with the anthropomorphic creatures that live in your town.

You can visit other towns (or go on state visits as I think of them) as well so you're not confined to a single location. 

And now, beginning on Wednesday the 17th July, the Blogger Challenge goes live in which 8 of us will compete for votes from you guys for the best town.

Plus if you vote you can also win a 3DSXL hamper. Pretty nifty right?

So make sure you vote for me! It would make me happy...

In the meantime, watch the trailer below :)

E3 2013 - Lost Planet 3 Developer Interview

This year at E3 I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with one of the producers of Lost Planet 3, Andrew Szymanski, to chat a bit about the upcoming game and discuss some of the challenges they faced in development.

What are your thoughts on Lost Planet 3? Are you looking forward to it or are you going to give it a skip?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V - Is it bigger and better?

This in depth look at GTA V and it's always impressive and visceral gameplay has just got me excited about this game all over again.

It's always the danger of course - leave a game too long, delay it too often, and you run the risk of losing momentum. Gamers are a fickle bunch and after a while they are no longer excited about your title.

Rockstar as always I think, have managed to pull yet another rabbit out of a hat.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the latest offering for GTA V...