Game ON – win prizes and ticket upgrades!

For most of the last year, I’ve been working with the organisers of Game ON, a great event that will be held on May 22-24 in Sydney as part of the Vivid Festival. Game ON brings together interactive gaming and online video into one amazing weekend showcase. It’s a great weekend for both creators and fans to get together with some of the stars of YouTube and the gaming world and I have some great bonuses to get you extra excited.

Buy your tickets here: http://gameoninteractive.com.au/buy-tickets/

Just because like you, if you enter the code ANDY when buying your ticket, you’ll get the discounted early bird rate! If I just liked you I’d leave it there. But because I really like you (let’s not let it get weird), here’s how to get win some awesome prizes:
After buying your ticket, post a picture to social media of you showing off your ticket (do yourself a favour and cover up the barcode). On Twitter, use the hashtag ‪#‎GameON‬2015, include the Game ON handle @GameOnInt and a link to where to buy tickets e.g. “Got my ticket to #GameON2015 – will I see you there? Follow @GameOnInt and get your tickets here http://gameoninteractive.com.au/buy-tickets
On Facebook, include a link to the Game ON Facebook page and where to buy tickets, e.g. “Got my ticket to #GameON2015 – will I see you there? Like https://www.facebook.com/gameoninteractive to get all the news and updates on who will be there and what will be happening. Get your tickets here: http://gameoninteractive.com.au/buy-tickets
The more shares/likes/retweets your posts get, the more chance you have of winning one of the following:
General Admission: show us your general admission ticket and you could win Game ON gear including t-shirts and caps
Community: show your Community ticket and you could win an upgrade to a VIP ticket
VIP: Show us your VIP ticket and you could win a backstage tour to meet the stars of the show!
To win the Community or VIP prizes you MUST buy your tickets by Monday May 4th. The earlier you buy your tickets the better your chance of winning because each share/retweet of your post is another entry in the draw. There will also regular bonus draws for people who share their Community and VIP tickets with prizes including:
  • Game ON gear
  • Computer games
  • Turtle Beach gaming headsets
  • Autographed posters

So get your tickets, share your excitement and be in the running for great prizes!

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Reclaim Australia vs things actually worth protesting

Yeah, Tony Abbott is still an embarrassment. When he isn’t forcing Australia’s scientists to use pseudo-science to be taken seriously, he’s being referred to overseas as the world’s worst climate villain.

Then we have directly inspired by Abbott’s racist rhetoric and fearmongering, brain dead racist thugs using the lie of “Reclaim Australia” to say they’re reasonable. All they are proclaiming to the world is what backward scum they are but at least decent humans stood up against them.

If you want an example of someone speaking out in a way that means something, the Swedish Foreign Minister recently spoke some simple truths about Saudi Arabia. But she had to apologise.

And finally: Free Amos Yee!

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Jeremy Clarkson sacked by the BBC

Jeremy Clarkson is a hideously privileged prat. It isn’t like I hate him but he really is an arsehole. And I am deeply fucking disturbed by people who think he shouldn’t face repercussions for a violent assault just because he’s popular.

AIDzee and I explore how far you could take this theory (particularly with Rupert Murdoch).

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How to Maximize Your Facebook Reach — Without Paying for It

People are worried about not reaching people who “liked” their page on Facebook now that the Zuckborg wants to charge you for it. I saw an article on this topic that made one ridiculously obvious point. AIDzee and I take it on.

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Christopher Pyne – The Fixer Dance Mix

Christopher Pyne is all kinds of fucked up. He’s one of this fucked-up government’s all star fuckups. While I could go on at great length about all the fuckups he’s committed in his education portfolio or all his fucked up antics in parliament, this post is all about the fucked up and downright freaky interview he did on Sky News this week.

The were the terrible faces, the awful giggles and the deeply creepy turns of phrase. When I saw the interview I thought someone should do a dance remix. Then I thought, why not me?

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Photoshop Phunnies

My video camera has a “smile sensor” that results it taking photos while you shoot a video if it senses a nice smile which might therefore make a nice picture. It’s an interesting feature that is more than a bit hit and miss in practice. It almost never takes photos when I make videos alone (I guess I don’t smile much) or when I do rant videos with AIDzee but if the video involves sitting and talking with someone for an extended period it often takes a lot of photos like this example from a recent shoot with Jez:

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I’ve also occasionally used this to make lo-fi animations like this example with AIDzee:

For this week’s TFU Friday video my camera took just two photos along with the video (which is in itself unusual) and one of them in particular stood out to me:

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The combination of the fact I seem to be staring at something I’m holding and the blue background made me think this was ripe for photo manipulation. A big problem is that I suck at this sort of thing. The obvious solution was asking people who are actually good with photoshop to do something. So I put out the call and hooo boy did people respond.

First up Mel did this demonic number on me:

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She also did this tasteful monochrome version:

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Mel also does great “artistic reconstructions” using Photoshop on her YouTube channel.

Then David did a nice Warhol-style interpretation:

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Then Daria put me with a particularly large burger that is making the zombie horde jealous:

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Then we get to the Tony Abbott inspired ones. I swear I didn’t ask anyone to do this. Sam had me in front of Parliament House (love the blood stains!)

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William had a similar vibe but it appears the Liberal Party are cheering me on.

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Richard incorporated AIDzee and I into a two-headed beast (which I’m sure he’ll love). I’m not sure whose brain we have or what we’re doing with it in a lab.

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Lizzie decided I was the Destroyer of Worlds!

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And Shaun seems to have taken the beheading theme to the logical conclusion.

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Thank you, internet.

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