Sorry for the lateness! I had to make two videos today! You get to watch! How lucky for you! Run, Spot, run! Loveliness!
Table of Contents
- Behind the scenes of You’re in the Movies
- Rock Band 2 surprise
- Grand Theft Auto IV for PC! Yay!
- Results of last week’s contest
- Win a Grand Theft Auto IV (PC version)!!
Behind the scenes of You’re in the Movies
You’re in the Movies is our new gym! It’s exhausting, but so, so fun.
The first time we made a movie, half our faces and bodies were missing in all the scenes because we didn’t have a clean background for the green screen effect to work.
(Here’s the “spoilt” video just in case you’re bored and want to watch it, but I wouldn’t recommend it.)
So, the next time, we came up with a solution: A DIY studio backdrop!
It’s very primitive. Don’t laugh.
We arrived at Wang Wang’s place bright and early to prepare our set.
Mahjong paper!! Hahahahaha. I laugh myself. You cannot laugh.
We bought 20 pieces of mahjong paper to stick together into a giant sheet, but we only used 12 pieces cos it was damn tedious lah.
And then it was done!! =)
All we had left to do was stick it on the ceiling! That took a bit of time because we had to experiement with different kinds of sticking devices: adhesive tape, mounting tape, blu-tack?
After a lot of fussing around, we finally discovered that the only thing that really worked well was masking tape. LOTS AND LOTS OF IT.
Some of the paint in Wang Wang’s ceiling came off when we removed our screen (oh dear) but she, being such a dear, said, “IT’S OKAY!! LET’S PLAY AGAIN NEXT WEEK!”
She is such a sport! I feel sorry for her ceiling but I love her to death!
Morte, who is her hubby and who owns half the ceiling, said, “It’s okay. Next time we move house you help us paint our walls can already.”
Anyway, I already showed you videos of the movies we made, so here’s a video of us making the movies!!
It’s really crazy. Crazy fun!! =)
I have more videos I haven’t uploaded. Will do that maybe next week!
Rock Band 2 surprise
Minou and Kerrendor recently bought Rock Band 2 and invited us over to play.
They had a surprise… for Unker Kell.
A mic stand!
Unker kell is the lead singer in Club Morte, our Rock Band group.
Problem was, the Goonfather, who is our lead guitarist, was so enamoured of the mic stand that he usurped Unker Kell’s job that night.
And he wasn’t content with just being a singer. He also wanted to hang on to his guitar!
So… he made himself singer-guitarist.
Kerrendor, lead bassist, tried his hand at singing-guitaring as well, but found it a bit harder because he didn’t know any of the songs very well.
It IS really hard because you need to look at two things at once on the screen.
Last I heard, the guys want to buy the angled kind of mic stand, next, so the drummers can sing-drum. (Minou and I are our group’s drummers.)
That’s pretty crazy. I think I will stick with just drumming, thank you.
Rock Band 2 isn’t very different from Rock Band 1. You just have new songs, but everything else is pretty much the same.
You can buy and attach three extra cymbals to the RB2 drumset, but they are mostly cosmetic and don’t actually give you extra lanes to play in the game. Each cymbal will have one colour that corresponds with the default drum pads, and you can hit either the drum pad or the cymbal for a different sound. That’s ALL!
We didn’t buy the cymbals because we can’t find them in Singapore yet. (They’re sold by a third-party vendor.)
Check out this video of our first night playing Rock Band 2. You can see the Goonfather hogging the mic stand all night. Haha.
Another sabotaged camwhore shot:
We gonna play more this weekend. MUST UNLOCK Metallica’s Battery and System of a Down’s Chop Suey!!!!!
Grand Theft Auto IV for PC! Yay!
It’s taken a long time, but GTA4 has finally been released for the PC. I’m excited, even though I already have GTA4 for the Xbox 360 and GTA4 for the PS3. It’s Grand Theft Auto IV, you know?!
In the PC version, you get exclusives such as:
- An in-game video editor to record your own gameplay for sharing.
- The ability to customise your own radio station to play your own songs!
- Multiplayer games for up to 32 players.
- Awesome, awesome graphics.
I’m tempted to get a copy!! (Yes, it’s available in stores now.)
Actually, I DO have a copy. But I’m giving it away to you guys because you’ve been such great, supportive readers!
Check out today’s contest section to win a copy of Grand Theft Auto 4 for the PC! =)
By the way, you might also be interested in this:
It’s a fan site for GTA fans in Asia! Nice!
Results of last week’s contest
What was the thing last week?
Oh, yes, that silly-looking mouse! Surprisingly, tons of people like it and want it. Haha.
Well, one man’s meat and all that.
Anyway, Mr Randomiser has spoken! the magic number this week is…. ELEVEN!!
Yay! Congratulations Mr 11, whose name is betshopboy!! WoooooooooooT~!
By the way, betshopboy didn’t e-mail me the last time he won a GOW2 poster, so the poster is still sitting in my room after dunno how many months.
Please e-mail me to arrange for collection of your two prizes… because I will forget. Hehe. =P
Okay, that’s all the excitement for now.
Tune in next week to find out who won this week’s prize! (And the cycle continues.)
Win a Grand Theft Auto IV (PC version)!!
Would you like a copy of this?
Of course you would. This is Grand Theft Auto IV, baby! And since it’s for the PC, most of you would be able to play!
Unless you’re below 18. This game has an M18 rating, so please do not take part in the contest if you’re under 18, because I will ask to see your IC before I hand over your prize! Mwahaha.
This week, we’re gonna do a Q&A! To win this, please answer the following questions:
- What’s your favourite thing about Grand Theft Auto?
- What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve done in your life? (Please make this G or PG-rated or I’ll delete your entry. =P)
- What’s my favourite dessert? A) Mango pudding B) Durian ice cream C) Chocolate fondue
- What did you do on your 18th birthday?
- How many pearls are there in this bracelet?
Whoever gets all the answers correct will win the game! (Well, of course some of the questions have no right or wrong answers, but you know what I mean.)
One entry per person only, OBVIOUSLY.
In the event of a tie, Mr Randomiser will shoot all winners with a supersoaker. Last person standing wins.
I mean all that metaphorically, of course.
Okay, knock yourselves out! Closing date is Thurs, Dec 18, 2008, 11:59 pm.
This week’s prize is kindly sponsored by Epicsoft. Thank you!
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This weekend I am going to play games and no one is going to stop me. NO ONE!!!