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Lessons from the Chief Slave: Skaven Verminlord Hobbies

Add a comment Published in warhammer, Lessons from the Chief Slave and Tutorial on 24 March 2015, 10:57 by David Edit post

Welcome back to another installment of Lessons from the Chief Slave. This time we have an absolute treat for you, as the Chief has produced an immaculate version of the Skaven Verminlord!

Once again this tutorial is focused on achieving an extremely high level of painting with minimal use of an airbrush and easy to follow brush techniques, however this time around the Chief has also incorporated some oil blending & highlights.

So let's turn things over to the man himself…



What to Look for in a Gaming Headset Part One - The Stereo Headset Games Computers

Add a comment Published in logitech and The Gaming Headset on 23 March 2015, 16:01 by Andi Edit post

It's funny to think back 5 years when Gaming Headsets were a luxury item. They certainly didn't exist in the range or multitude of brands we have today, and most people seemed to do OK with computer speakers, or sound from their TV.

Now Gaming Headsets are one of the fundamental add ons when considering a gaming experience, but where do you begin to look? Well, we're here to present a few of our favourite headsets that cater to various requirements. From value for money, to top of the line and everything in between, we'll bring you our picks and explain why and where you'd use them.



Comment & Win - Insurgent Double Pass Giveaway! Books DVDs & Blu-ray

47 comments Published in competition and Insurgent on 20 March 2015, 12:13 by Andi Edit post

Insurgent releases in cinemas on March 20th, and to celebrate we've got some great prizes up for grabs!

The anticipated sequel to Divergent, Insurgent continues the adaptation of Veronica Roth's Series set in a post-apocalyptic world of factions, and we can't wait to see what the next film has in store!

Of course, you don't have to wait long, and if you're very lucky you may not have to spend a cent to go, since we've got double passes up for grabs some of you monkeys!

Double Passes aren't the only prizes up for grabs. The fine folks at Harper Collins have given us some great Divergent Book Packs to give away too!



Check out the Mighty Ape Live Stream on Meerkat! Company

Add a comment Published in live stream and meerkat on 20 March 2015, 08:25 by Che Edit post

Want to get a little insight into how Mighty Ape operates? We're setting up a live stream from the Mighty Ape warehouse at 11am today using the new just-released live-streaming video app Meerkat.

What is Meerkat?

Meerkat is an iOS app that allows you to live stream from your phone to Twitter users around the world. Meerkat launched at South by South West last week and it's already taking the tech world by storm.

How to Tune in to Our Live Stream

You have a couple of ways to tune in to our live stream:

  1. (Recommended) Download the Meerkat app for iOS. Sign in with your Twitter account and search for “mightyape”. You'll then be able to follow us and get notified when we start streaming. From the Meerkat app you'll be able to send us comments and see what other people are saying. It's really cool!
  2. If you don't have an iOS device, you can watch from Twitter on the computer or your phone. Keep an eye out for our Tweet when we start streaming and follow the link to view our stream. If you're on the computer, you may need to resize your window to a portrait size so that you can see the entire stream.

See you soon!


WIN a double pass to the New Zealand preview of Fast & Furious 7! DVDs & Blu-ray

3 comments Published in competition and Fast and Furious on 19 March 2015, 09:26 by Andi Edit post

Excited for Fast & Furious 7? We might just have something to take things up a gear!

To celebrate the imminent release of Fast & Furious 7 in Cinemas, we've got a double pass to giveaway that'll let you and a friend experience the movie in ultimate fashion with IMAX!

Interested? We thought you might be. To get yourself in the draw, all you have to do is buy a copy of any of the Fast and Furious films on DVD or Blu-Ray. Pretty simple, huh?

Prize includes:

  • One double pass to the first New Zealand preview of Fast & Furious 7 screening on Wednesday 1st April 6:30pm at IMAX, Event Cinemas Queen Street
  • Return flights in economy class to Auckland from a central city within New Zealand (winners must travel together)
  • Shared round-trip airport transfers in Auckland
  • 1 nights accommodation in Central Auckland, twin or double room + breakfast
  • Prize value $1,500.00



The Auckland Writers Festival Programme Announced! Books

Add a comment Published in Auckland Writers Festival on 18 March 2015, 13:45 by Andi Edit post

Bookworms and literary minds rejoice – The line up for the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival has been announced!

The Programme features an enormous range of Authors from incredibly diverse genres – from David Walliams, who recently released his latest Children's title, The First Hippo on the Moon to Atul Gawande, acclaimed author of Being Mortal.

That doesn't even scratch the top of who's coming this year. There's Haruki Murakami, author of Strange Library! We could go on, but it'd probably save time if you just had a look for yourself!

With the calibre of writers in this year's festival, there's bound to be someone there for everyone – so why not head over and book your tickets now. You wouldn't want to miss out on your favourite author, would you?



Is your Games library looking a little sparse? Games

2 comments Published in Far Cry 4 on 18 March 2015, 12:46 by Andi Edit post

There's no greater dilemma faced by a gamer than getting to the end of a game and not knowing what to play next.

OK, Lag is pretty bad too – but having nothing to play? Way worse.

Lucky for you we've got our Stocktake Clearance Sale going on right now, with 1500 titles reduced to clear!

Swing by now and get a great deal on the likes of the Far Cry 4 Collector's E­dition for almost half price!



The multi-award winning Adventures of Beekle storybook is in stock! Books

Add a comment Published in Adventures of Beekle on 17 March 2015, 15:43 by Ben Edit post

We have a truly marvellous award winning story book that demands your attention – presenting Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend! The story is wonderful, and the art is totally spectacular – see for yourself!

This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and-at long last-is given his special name: Beekle.



Bolt Action: Painting British Infantry Part 1 Hobbies

Add a comment Published in Tabletop gaming and Bolt Action on 16 March 2015, 12:53 by David Edit post

Welcome to our first Bolt Action blog post!

As I'm itching to get a small Bolt Action force on the table and play my first games I've begun speed painting some British Commonwealth Infantry, which will be the core of my new list.

This plastic kit series is a collaboration between Italeri and Warlord Games, and is a great way to get things started.

So lets go through a quick step by step of painting British infantry to basic tabletop standard.



Pre-Order and Win with Paddington! DVDs & Blu-ray

Add a comment Published in competition and paddington on 13 March 2015, 14:04 by Andi Edit post

If you didn't already have a reason to be excited for Paddington, we've got one for you.

Pre-Order now, and you'll go in the draw to win 1 of 3 awesome Paddington prize packs!

What's included in this Prize Pack, you might ask? Nothing short of some sweet Paddington goodies, including…

  • Paddington Watch
  • Paddington Keyring
  • Paddington Stickers and best of all…
  • Paddington mini Lunchbox!