Archive for September, 2014

A Batman Burger at McDonalds. Only in Hong Kong!

Bleak they didn’t have these when i was in Hong Kong!

If you are a Justice League fan and you like McDonalds then you should move to Hong King RIGHT NOW. They are going to be rolling out a series of Justice League superhero meals and the first one goes to our favourite, Batman.

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Just imagine how fat we’d all be 😉

I have a gift for the people of Joburg. Meet @ArcadeJozi.

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Hello geeks. Hope you’re having a good week.

If not don’t worry, it’s about to get a whole lot better 😉 I come bearing good news this Friday. All you Jozi streetgeeks are about to get your worlds turned upside down. In a good way.

Last night saw the launch of a new pop up arcade bar in your very own hood. @ArcadeJozi  is now OPEN. I think the name pretty much explains the concept but in case you need me to spell it out. It’s a bar where classic arcade video games can be played to the sounds of retro 80’s and 90’s hip hop. Of course bars also need food so you can snack off a menu of corn dogs, chicken fried waffles and even throw back some craft beers while you’re arcade hopping between games.

So get down to the Alex Theatre in Braamfontein and play some games at @ArcadeJozi this weekend… you know you want to 😉

More info on their website > www.barcadejozi.co.za

Here are a few pics of the launch last night. Credit to @Za5 for the pics.

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Is this not the coolest news?

See you there x

@KirstyCarrot

If beers we’re Superheroes…

I have never been much of a beer drinker, until now. Flavoured beers have opened up a whole new world of braai-time fun in my house. I posted this picture on the GeeksDoingStuff Facebook group a few days ago and people seem to be in agreement that beer with a little Superhero flavour is just what this country needs 😉

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Wonder Woman and The Flash beer would be fully stocked in my fridge at all time. ALL THE TIME.

Unfortunately these beers are purely a concept and not actually available for purchase. So i went on a hunt to find out if any other Superheroes are promoting beers that actually exist. Believe it or not i came pretty close.

Maybe not crime fighters but rappers are a close second in the ranks of just generally being awesome. One of my all time favourite Superstars is starring in the new Castle Lite Lime advert. Remember Castle Lite? Well they’ve added  a new member to the Extra Cold family – Castle Lite Lime.

But I’ll let Vanilla Ice and Flavor Flav tell you a bit more about that…

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With innovation at its core, Castle Lite have taken the extra cold experience to the next level with the addition of a lime infused beer to their product range. It’s the same green bottle, signature 2-stage cold indicator, grip and ice-proof label with added zest for intense Extra Cold refreshment. And of course, a revitalizing dash of lime 😉

I think it’s fair to say that Flavor Flav and Castle Lite Lime outdid themselves on this one. Follow them to see what they get up to next > @CastleLiteSA

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Last September was Superhero month, this September it’s Comedy Month!

Last September we worked on a very exciting campaign. By exciting i mean it involved Superheroes. Living the dream right?

If you don’t remember it check it out here. I don’t want to make a big deal about this (again) but my Bulldog may or may not be dressed up as Batman in that link.

That campaign was run by M-Net and this year they’re at it again. With comedy Superheroes this time! While most competitions require begging your friends for votes, M-Net Movies Comedy channel has taken a unique approach while showcasing its stand-up comedy festival this month.

How you ask?

With comedy. Lots of comedy. Four up-and-coming comedians. Four YouTube videos. Equal media spend on each. The comedian with the most minutes watched wins. So in a nutshell if your jokes are the funniest – people will watch all the way to the end of your pre-roll advert. You’ll soak up the most YouTube time and be crowned the most super of comedians.

These are the competitors:

Who do you think is the funniest? I think Lazola.

Remember to tune into M-Net Movies Comedy on channel 104 for plenty of stand-up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm in September.

04-SEP @ 21:30 DENNIS MILLER: THE RAW FEED

04-SEP @ 22:35  CHOCOLATE SUNDAES: COMEDY SHOW

05-SEP @ 21:00 ONE-NIGHT STAND 15: ELLEN DEGENERES

05-SEP @ 21:30 ROBIN WILLIAMS: WEAPONS OF SELF DESTRUCTION

06-SEP @ 20:45 20:45 ONE-NIGHT STAND 31: MARTIN LAWRENCE

06-SEP @ 21:15 DANE COOK VICIOUS CIRCLE

 

11-SEP @ 21:00 MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH

12-SEP @ 21:00 ONE-NIGHT STAND 44: EDDIE GRIFFIN

12-SEP @ 21:30 SARAH SILVERMAN: WE ARE MIRACLES

13-SEP @ 21:15 ONE-NIGHT STAND 45: COMMAND PERFORMANCE: ELLEN DEGENERES

13-SEP @ 21:45 BOB SAGET: THAT AIN’T RIGHT

 

18-SEP @ 21:30 DANA CARVEY: SQUATTING MONKEYS TELL NO LIES

19-SEP @ 21:10 HCHH 02: D.L. HUGHLEY

19-SEP @ 21:40 LEWIS BLACK: RED, WHITE & SCREWED

20-SEP @ 21:15 HCHH 29: DAVE CHAPPELLE

20-SEP @ 21:45 TRACY MORGAN: BLACK AND BLUE

 

25-SEP @ 21:00 GEORGE CARLIN: COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES

26-SEP @ 21:00 CHRIS ROCK: BIGGER & BLACKER

27-SEP @ 20:50 LOL: THE ULTIMATE COMEDY TOUR:  LOS ANGELES

DuckTales Now Has An Intro WITH REAL DUCKS

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I haven’t blogged in a while. Between Retromedia, Girl Geek Dinners and the eStore my spare time to blog seems to have slipped away. But then the internet goes and brings me this GOLD to remind me that i should always make time for the things i love doing. Sharing ridiculous geek content with you lots is one of those things. So here you go, today i give you the gift of DuckTales in-acted live with actual ducks.

We all remember DuckTales right?

QUACK QUACK.

You’re welcome.

Now you go have yourself a great day!

Love @Kirstycarrot

5 Reasons why I’m excited to play Destiny: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

ONE. It’s From the creators of the Halo and Call of Duty franchises. With previous tiles of such enormity my hopes are super high, and needless to say they haven’t disappointed yet… that’s right, Creative studio Bungie and Activision, your cyber street-cred is strong!

TWO. True 1080p. May titles claim to be 1080p when in actual fact they’re lower res just up scaled to 1080p, this is not the case here. If there’s one thing I just can’t get enough of its being effortlessly transported to another dimension via the crisp, free flowing graphics!

THREE. Customisation. A nice element is the high level of customisation available on your character, In a game which will undoubtedly be very popular in the multiplayer mode it’s always nice to be able to add some personal touches, which can be seen by my opponents simultaneously to seeing my first bullet! This customisation is also evident in your skill progression and choices throughout the game, basically creating an individual experience for each player based on their style of play.

FOUR. Storytelling. Because we all love a good story. Bungie has finally elaborated on the game’s setting and story with that big, rich world and all its history. It’s set on Earth long after a cataclysm of epic proportion, from which humanity was rescued by a floating, city-sized orb called “The Traveler.”

FIVE. MASSIVE GUNS!

Destiny

 

Don’t believe me? See for yourself…

Destiny: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly available on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 & Xbox One.

Release date: 09th September 2014.  To get your copy CLICK HERE.

For additional info visit the official website.

Creative studio Bungie are set to launch this as their first release as part of a ten-year publishing deal with Activision, which is good news for us as this means more quality games are in the pipeline!