photo challenge update, and Red Dead Redemption

June 23, 2010
June 23, 2010
by Sean
in Blog

As a few of you may have noticed my photo challenge has suddenly stopped, I had been doing really well, up until last Thursday (June 17th). But then it came to the weekend and I decided that I was going to take a break for the weekend and then make a post on Monday with all the different photographs that I had not put up.

Bad idea! It made me slip into a sort of low point in terms of workflow. For over a month there had been regular posts each day on my blog, whether it was a photo post or just a general blog post, there was always something new here on my blog. Taking that short break over the weekend just messed everything up!

So how did it happen? When it came to last weekend I was just completely wrecked. I was in no form to do anything online so I pretty much stayed away from the computer, the only time I really used the internet was on my iPod! The reason I was so tired and still am now is because I have been working a lot lately, getting extra hours since it is the summer and I am off college and I usually end up staying at work late, all that takes its toll after a while. I also now have my house to myself as my parents have left for their holiday, so I am enjoying the comforts of doing whatever I want! 😀

I have also recently become very addicted to playing the Xbox again! The game this time is called “Red Dead Redemption” and if you haven’t played it I would definitely advice you to get it! Here is a trailer of it below.

This is probably the best game I have played in the last 3 or 4 months, I think it is much better than Grand Theft Auto (GTA), the creators of Red Dead Redemption (RDA) are the same people who made GTA. With RDA there is loads to do, even if you don’t want to do the missions for a while, you can just go out and roam the countryside or go to other towns. You can play games like poker or you can go out hunting!

Hunting is great fun, once you kill your target you can skin it! By doing this you gather some meat and also the hide of the animal which you can sell in the local market to make money. Apart from leading the good life in the game, you can choose to go down the evil route. Becoming an outlaw and wrecking havoc on the place is great fun. It makes the game really interesting, when you commit crimes, most of the time a bounty will be put out on you, the more crimes you commit then the higher the bounty becomes.

Once the bounty gets really high, it becomes difficult to get rid of it! You have to either receive a pardon or pay it off! That is where the hunting comes in, it is quick money, but takes a while before you will get the right amount to pay off the bounty. Bounty hunters also come after you if you do not pay for the crimes you have committed.

All in all it is a incredible game, I have only been playing it 5 or 6 days now and I still can’t get enough of it! So if you have an Xbox or ps3, you can get it, as it is available on both platforms! 😀

And just as a little side note, if you have an Xbox and you use Xbox live, then add me on it if you want!  My gamertag is CopperNob , don’t ask about the name, I just found it hilarious!

Anyway back to the photo challenge, will I continue with it? Probably not, I just simply do not have the time, I will admit failure on this challenge 🙁 although I did not succeed fully with the challenge I did give it a good go. Not bad for my first attempt at setting myself a challenge, I have learnt a lot from this challenge though. The original reason for this challenge was for me to get off my ass and start using my camera that I had recently bought, and by doing this I started to go to different places such as Dublin Zoo, hiking up Sliabh Gullion (blog posts which I still need to get done!) and I also learnt a lot about Photoshop and how it works, which was the second part of the challenge, so I am happy with what I have managed to learn and I will take this onboard for the next time I set myself a challenge!

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