Sam & Sam’s Tekkit Ender Quest Part 32

Grumbl3dook takes over the filming which just might be too much pressure. Will it all prove too much (see the end to find out)? At least today’s task isn’t that stressful…

Who knew building quarries could be such fun?

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MCM Expo 2013 aka London Comic Con

Here is the much promised write-up of the London Comic Con, which took place last weekend. I realise this is very different from the stuff I usually write about – it isn’t just about video games for one thing, but what the hell, I figure it’s something you guys would enjoy reading about, since you guys are probably all geeks or at least geek-curious, right? Also, bold statements like ‘I met Commander Shepard and Kaidan Alenko’ need to be backed up by documentary evidence! Unlike my usual posts, this one is doesn’t really have a point, other to show you guys some awesome costumes I saw and to share with you guys a few experiences I had while there. I confess that although I did play a couple of demos, I didn’t really focus on the gaming side of the con at all, so I won’t be covering anything substantive about upcoming games at all. This post is intended as more of a fun look at an up and coming convention. I hope you guys enjoy it!

Can you spot the cheeese toastie?

Can you spot the cheeese toastie?

NOTE: This post is coming a bit late, because (for those of you not on Twitter) I was on a plane Monday/Tuesday flying back to Hong Kong to visit my family. I’ll be away for two weeks, but not to worry, I’ll still be updating as usual. Other Sam (Grumbl3dook) will be holding down the fort in terms of uploading videos, so you may notice that he’ll be writing up the video blog posts until I return to the UK (I’ll be preemptive and tell you guys not to believe any of his slanderous lies – I wasn’t there! I didn’t do it! It was someone else!) The only minor change will be that I will not be uploading my usual Amnesia videos until I return. Instead, there should be an Oculus Rift video up this Saturday and possibly a Dota 2 video up next Saturday. After that, things should return to normal!

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Sam and Sam’s Tekkit Ender Quest Part 31

Hey guys, Grumbl3dook here as Cheeese is flying off on some mysterious mission – something about space cheddar and lasers…

She wanted to let you all know that this won’t disrupt the schedule here much, and on that note here’s Part 31 of the Ender Quest – who remembers that we built a quarry? Because it’s quite a surprise for us…

Sunshine Blogger Award and 10 Facts About CheeeseToastie!

YAY!!! Thanks very much to the talented writer/poet Derek Childs over at totalovrdose for nominating me for the the Sunshine Blogger Award! I humbly accept. 🙂 It’s an amazing feeling to know that people out there actually get enjoyment out of reading your blog and I’m very touched that I was among the ten bloggers chosen for this award! Also, to all my readers, you guys have all been awesome by commenting, liking and generally supporting CheeeseToastieandVideoGames, so I thank you all as well! I’ve loved talking to many of you so far and I hope to get a chance to interact with more of you soon.

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Like the Liebster Blog Award, the ‘rules’ for accepting the award are fairly flexible. These are the main 5 as far as I know:

1. Use the award logo in a post and/or on your blog
2. Include a link back to whoever nominated you
3. Offer 10 pieces of random information about you (at least I think they’re random)
4. Nominate ten other bloggers who ‘positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.’
5. Let your nominees about their much deserved award

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On a Geekly Basis: CheeeseToastie and Video Games

This was from a little while ago now, but I just realised I’d never reblogged this really fun interview I did for Wrong Button Blog. I figured some of you might like to know about the person behind the cheese toastie. 🙂 Check out their blog for more awesome geeky stuff!

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on a geekly basis

Welcome to this week’s installment of “On a Geekly Basis,” a feature that profiles awesome geeky people and things!

This week we want to introduce you to Sam Leung, freelance games journalist and creator of CheeeseToastie and Video Games, a video game blog.

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Me and Liara and Jack

Me and Sam Traynor

geek or nerd

Wow, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve argued about what the distinction between a ‘geek’ and a ‘nerd’ is with my friends. To me being a nerd is about being interested in intellectual or academic pursuits, whereas being a geek is more about being interested in particular fandoms or having niche interests. Going by that definition, I’d say I’m a lot of both, but I’m definitely more of a geek, mainly because the geek part of me is kind of rabid and likes to take over all the other more normal parts of my brain. Once you get me going about a game or…

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Sam and Sam’s Tekkit Ender Quest Part 30

Grumbl3dook and I clash over our differences in our hunt for glowstone and realise it all comes down to a question of ‘pirates vs. ninjas’. Also, hell is much cozier than we expected with Ghasts at every turn, ready to send us their fire-y gifts. Will we stand as a team against this new threat? Probably not. Watch out for the surprising (or not so surprising) twist at the end!