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Archive for January, 2008

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Jan 25

Caption Friday #19

Category: Caption Fridays

Happy Friday everyone!!

 Winner: Elke

"Murphy’s Law : Buy a new vehicle and some beater parks really really close."

 

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Jan 22

Mission Quest VI

Category: Journal

Whew it is finally released and I can breathe a sigh of releif at least for a small moment. Onto Mission 7 and 8 now and it looks like they are both going to be a lot of fun. It always feels so good to get another game done.

So far the response from yesterday's release to  today has been very positive, of course there is always the general complaints of it was too short or boring too easy and too hard. Overall i think it is going over well which is awesome as I am so proud of my team for pulling this one off. It was no easy feat as the game features more animation, sound and dialogue than we have ever done before, but a story had to be told. Now for those of you who are playing the missions i sure hope you enjoy it, and for the rest well why aren't you playing them?? Without giving away too much this mission finally introduces everyone to our first antagonist the polar bear (dramatic music here).

Once again i want to give a big thanks to my awesome team all the credit really goes to them. So thanks Chris, Nolan, Gin, Cody, and Rory. You all do amazing work and make it all so much better than i could ever imagine.

 

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Jan 18

Caption Friday #19

Category: Caption Fridays

Yay the week is over and I can finally relax!

The Winner: Craig

"E.T. suffered an unfortunate and untimely death after Elliot’s bike caught an updraft and pitched out of control. Elliot survived the fall and later became a spokesperson for Geico Auto Insurance."

Nicely done Craig! 

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Jan 11

Caption Friday #18

Category: Caption Fridays

WYikes sorry everybody almost forgot about this one. Neck deep in finishing up 2 games and preparing for some big meetings for work next week. It's going to be one busy weekend for me!

The Winner: Craig

The castaways were not humored by the irony of the Volkswagen washing ashore. Not only did they not have roads upon which to drive, they had no gas.

 

 

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Jan 04

Caption Friday #17

Category: Caption Fridays

Happy Friday!!

The Winner: Craig

"Bill’s amazingly lifelike shark suit made for some great fun when the tourists drew too close to his beach."

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Jan 03

Kitchen Reno Almost Done

Category: Journal

The kitchen reno is done… well sort of. As i had posted before the majority of it is done and we are just waiting on the cabinet company to come and finish a few of the details, some of which i actually did myself. The biggest thing that needs to be done is the made the wrong style doors so we have to wait for new ones to be made or for whatever they are going to offer to do for us. Can't say i would recommend this company to anyone, as the service has been a nightmare. In the end though the final result is awesome and a huge improvement to our home–i really feels like a whole different house.

So as promised and as many of you have been asking here are the pics. First we will start with the before pics.

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Then all the various stages of the reno.

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And now the final result.

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Here is the small detail in tile I did above the stove turned out pretty good i think for my first try.

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Here is the cork flooring i installed, we just love this floor it really brought everything together.

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And there you have it one new kitchen for the Mackhouse!! Now all we have to do is have a few people over to break it in. 

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Jan 02

Happy 2008!!

Category: Art,Journal

Happy New Year everyone!! Wow 2007 just flew by didn't it?

We hope you all had a lot of fun on your new year's celebrations. We basically laid low as we had had too much going out and Tristan just really needed some home time as he has been displaced so much lately with the reno's and Christmas and all that. We had a great time the three of us and we cooked up some of our favourites to celebrate with–mmmmm yum bree has got to be the best cheese.

The new year is off to an interesting start. Starting things off just awesome was the waffles Naomi made in the morning to go with the strawberries i had found at the store. Gotta love it when you can eat waffles with fresh strawberries in the winter. Of course the eating just went on from there as we had a raclette dinner. Yep all we seemed to do this holiday was eat ourselves silly.

Today was a bit of a downer though as i rear ended a car on the way to work. The car was making a right turn in front of me so i looked left as it was my turn and in the mean time the car had decided not to go and bang! We are all ok as i was only going about idle speed but being cold the front of our van took a bit of a beating. So now we have to get it fixed luckly that is what insurance is for, but not a great start to the year.

Well this being the chinese new year of the rat and with rats on the minds from watching Ratouille and my new year's resolution of trying to draw way more(getting really rusty from not drawing). I bring you my first drawing of the year. Hopefully i will get some time to colour it up(hoping to try some different things out).

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