do you possibly know if the same people going to EGX birmingham are also going to EGX london in september? I want to know if I should buy tickets + travel now or wait until you all head over here! thanks :)
Unknown at this time, most things like conventions are booked much closer to the event. Wish I could give you an answer, sorry!
Hannah.. Been watching Ducking tuesday and It hit me like a brick. Didn't think I'd get much by going throug the comments so could you pass on my friend's first project (It's a game about ducks) quackventure! The website is literally just quackventure and It's the first on the list if you search it on google. Hopefully you see this! Thanks!
If you drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, it will be passed along correctly, thanks!
Hi Hannah! Since you brought it up during your Broken Sword playthrough, did you ever finish playing cognition? If so what did you think?
I didn’t. I was put off - as were the viewers - by the bugs (there were some awful ones I cut out), and also the fairly stale voice acting. It’s a bit sad, as I was really interested in some areas of it - the serial killer detective stuff and having different murderers each episode - but then some parts were dreadful.
Since Lewis is allergic to cats (I'm also assuming dogs, some people are allergic to one or the other) Has a bird ever been considered as a pet?
We rent and also have long working hours, so we wouldn’t get pets anyway, as they would just be in the flat by themselves. It would be unfair to them and would likely mean they didn’t get the level of socialization needed to be happy around humans.
So If I use AdBlock, my view doesn't count and you don't get the money from the view?
I believe that’s correct. This is why you should turn it off for Youtubers or things like livestreams (you can set it to automatically do so), otherwise the person makes no profit and it could seriously affect their livelihood and ability to continue doing gaming content.
I heard lots of things about ad block screwing over some channels monetization recently. How much of your views is actually monetized on average?
Recently? It’s been screwing over Youtubers since the beginning, because people don’t set up Adblock to exclude Youtube videos. Sadly, I can’t tell you an average, as Youtube’s Analytics assumes everything is monetized and doesn’t keep notes of blocked ads or how many times an ad isn’t served.
I hate to do a serious blog, but I’ve seen a few posts here with my name tagged in it, and the topic has started to bug me now. So I thought I’d make a sort of official reply. I apologise in advance for the incoherency, as there are people out there better equipped to make this…
Hello Hannah, You may have been asked this before but which do you think has a better storyline The Last of Us or The Walking Dead?
DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE.
Okay, serious answer…The Last of Us. But it’s such a close decision, I’d probably say something different if you asked me in a week or a month. I just watched the documentary on making the game, so have a lot of fresh memories and information in my head about it. Also the DLC.
Why The Last of Us? I’d have to do the English degree thing and break the storyline down to explain why.
I cried within the first 15 minutes, and still tear up when watching that cutscene. When Joel called Ellie ‘baby girl’, I pretty much lost it again, and I will always have that association with that phrase. I don’t cry at things easily - the last thing that set me off like this was the end scene in Pocahontas, and that was over ten years ago. From the crying perspective, it wins hands down for even affecting me that fast.
Ellie’s reactions are so similar to mine (even some word for word), that it’s almost impossible to not feel a connection to her. She’s older than Clem, more wise to the world, and has an attitude that was so beautifully acted and written that it’s difficult not to love her. There’s humor, there’s sadness, there’s a history behind her which Clem doesn’t really have, because she’s not old enough to have lived.
I connect with Clem from a protective point of view, which was enforced by Lee’s role. She was very scared, naive, quiet - so I’ve yet to really learn who Clem is as an individual without Lee’s guidance, and am still learning. I’m loving Season 2 for this reason - as the main protagonist, I’m getting to know her much more, and I’m loving what I see. The sass thrown at the pregnant lady was a massive plus point in her direction.
That game surprised me time and time again, both with wonderful plot twists and with brilliantly delivered lines - some of it is so simple and subtly done that you’re spellbound before you realize what happened. The giraffes, the car ambush, the David thing, Joel and Ellie’s history - it all meshes and flows into a complete journey and growth of a relationship that I really hope will continue in a sequel.
Walking Dead has a great plot-line too, and the choices work incredibly well for it…but it can be predictable! It’s based in a world that was already in existence - the formula is: massive drama, zombies, escape, recovery, quiet before the storm, and then drama again. It works really well for the game, and it can still surprise you - but not on the same level as ‘huh, a giraffe…?’, or ‘OH FUCK THERE’S A ROADBLOCK OH MOTHER OF GOD ELLIE THEY GOT ELLIE’.
Say. Not sure if you are already playing or not so I thought I would offer. I got some extra beta keys for Elder Scrolls Online (ESO). So my question is that would you like one of them? I would need your email so that I can put it in the list with the other two that are my friends (8 codes in all as far as I know). I know this sounds shady... really shady... so yeah, I'm going to stop typing now and I hope you see this soon because the beta only lasts this weekend. Unless you're already playing.
We’ve already all got keys, but thanks for asking :)
I seen you post about Lewis having laser eye surgery, I'm just wondering how it went, because I'm considering getting it at some point in my life because glasses are just annoying in general with having to keep them clean, no sunglasses, 3D movies get annoying, not to mention the price of them.
It went great, thanks for asking! A few words of advice for laser-eye treatment, since you’re interested and I’ve been talking to my optician about getting it when I’m ready:
there’s no point getting it done unless you need glasses the whole time - your eyesight will deteriorate naturally when you get older (40-50), so you’ll probably end up back where you started if you were just putting them on to read (that’s less aimed at you personally, and more generic advice).
my optician recommends getting it done no earlier than 30 years old, just in case your eyes change in your 20s.
contact lenses are a great alternative if you aren’t yet old enough, or your eyes are still changing. I’m on contact lenses and have been for over 5 years, and they’re great.
if you get it done, do it properly, don’t half-arse it because it’s cheaper. It’s your health, so if you do it cheaply, it could make matters worse!