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      We have moved to Discord   08/04/2016

      There has been a strong desire among the community to migrate to Discord for quite some time. As of today, our community will be using Discord and as a result, we will no longer be actively using our TeamSpeak Server.  The TeamSpeak server will temporarily stay active to help inform all of our move to Discord. Within the next couple of months, it will be shut down completely.  For a quick invite to our new Discord server, you can click here.  
      For a full detailed guide visit http://www.vVv-Gaming.com/Discord
    • vVv Bagzli

      Supersonic Series Season 4!   09/24/2016

      Supersonic Series Season 4 starts on Monday, October 10th, 2016   vVv Gaming is proud to present the return of the Supersonic Series!  Unique game nights each week will allow teams and individual Rocketeers to bring their A game and level up their gaming skills!  Whether the goal is to improve teamwork, find suitable opponents, or just acquire valuable feedback on how to improve one’s gameplay, these events will accomplish just that!   Quick Facts: Supersonic Draft is every Monday at 7:30 PM EST. Supersonic Showdown is every Thursday at 7:30 PM EST. Supersonic Showdown will be factored into the RLC Power Rankings! Supersonic Showdown will be streamed, Supersonic Draft will not (unless we find more casters - interested? click here) Supersonic Series Rules & Regulations can be found by clicking here. To register for the tournaments visit www.vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament If you are late to check-ins via our Discord Server, you will not get to play.  Don't be late. To stay up to date with Supersonic Series, follow us on Twitter @vVv_Gaming Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn more about becoming a vVv Gaming Community member or how you can join our staff Season 4 will last 8 Weeks, which will be followed by a Season Finale which will be the 9th Week of the Series Supersonic Draft Season Finale will feature top 24 players based on the Solo Leaderboard from Season 4 Supersonic Showdown Season Finale will feature top 8 teams based on the Team Leaderboard from Season 4   Supersonic Draft When: Mondays at 8PM EST (5PM PST)  Check-in starts at 7:30PM EST and close at 7:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Gaming Discord Server: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite  (Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/guide)
      Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Style: Captain's Draft - Captains are chosen at random (see Registration section for more details) and each captain picks their team-mates. Captains will take turns picking their teammates in a “snake-style” (A, B, C, C, B, A) draft until all teams have 3 players each. Participating with friends is encouraged, however, there is no guarantee that you will be on the same team. The captain’s name will be entered into the Challonge bracket and will be used to represent their team.  Voice channels will be created for each of the teams on our Discord server. Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament to register.  While signing up you will be able to volunteer to be a captain.  If there are more volunteer captains than the total number of teams, the captains will be picked at random from the pool of volunteers.  If there are not enough volunteer captains, then the remaining number of captains needed will be chosen at random from the remainder of players.  


      Supersonic Showdown When: Thursdays at 8PM EST (5PM PST)  Check-in starts at 7:30PM EST and close at 7:45PM EST
      Where: vVv Gaming Discord Server: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite  (Discord Guide: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/guide)
      Format: 3vs3 - Double Elimination Tournament. Best of three in the winner's bracket and best of one in the loser's bracket until the last two matches which return to best of three. Teams are pre-made by the players. Style: Pre-made Teams Registration: Visit http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register on the day of the tournament to register.
       
      Participating as an individual: After filling out the signup form you will be in a free-agent pool. To ensure your participation in the event, you should be seeking out other free agents to form a team.  Another alternative is to seek a team that only has two players and join their team for the evening. If you do not have a team by the end of check-in period, you may not be able to participate.  If this is the case, contact an admin and seek help with finding a team, please only seek help after attempting to form a team on your own.
       
      Participating as a team: After filling out the signup form above, your team is all set. All you need to do is show up in the discord server during the check-in time.  If you are seeking a third player for the evening, you can view the list of free agent players signed up at http://vvv-gaming.com/rocket-league/register and contact them to be part of your team for the evening. If you are unable to acquire a third team member on you own, then please show up on the Discord server at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting and seek help from a Supersonic Staff Member. Reminder:  Solo participants do not earn points towards the season finale tournament.  We strongly suggest putting a team together to sign up with!  Feel free to use our discord chat to find teammates.    Point System
      You will receive points for your participation in each tournament.  These points will determine the top 8 teams from Showdown  and the top 24 players from the Draft. The first tournament finale will be hosted for the top 24 players based on the individual scores from Supersonic Draft event.  The second tournament finale will be hosted for the top 8 teams based on points earned during Supersonic Showdown nights. Keep in mind that participating in Supersonic Showdown event will earn Team Points, participating alone earns you no points.
       
      Breakdown: 2 points for participating 2 points for every match won in the Winner's Bracket 1 point for every match won in the Loser's Bracket 2 additional points for placing 4th 4 additional points for placing 3rd 6 additional points for placing 2nd 10 additional points for placing 1st   Join vVv Gaming
      Become a Community Member If you are looking for an open and supportive community filled with e-sport fanatics that you can game and socialize with, then you should fill out an application and join vVv Gaming Community.  Being part of vVv Gaming Community is about being part of something more than yourself; It is about playing games with friends that are supportive and honest; It is about meeting up in person at LAN events; It is about making a difference in each other's lives and making a difference in e-sports. If this is the type of community you seek, then click here and fill out your application.   Become a Staff Member Working for an online gaming community has many rewards.  It is a good place to kick start your career in gaming, whether you are looking to become a business major or a community manager.  You will learn new things and acquire transferable skill sets that you can use to build your resume.  If you would like to get involved and help with running of Supersonic Series or other events, please visit our jobs page for more details: http://www.vvv-gaming.com/jobs   Supersonic Staff If you have a question, just reach out to one of our event administrators via Discord or private message via our forum. 
       
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      Mohulis, Bliss, Cherp
        For more information on vVv Gaming and to stay up to date with events that we host across various games, visit our website at http://vvv-gaming.com,  follow us on twitter @vVv_Gaming, join our Discord server at http://www.vvv-gaming.com/discord/invite or join our Rocket League Steam Group at http://steamcommunity.com/groups/vVvGamingRL   To join the discussion, click here!
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      Supersonic Series Stacks Up to Support the Troops   11/07/2016

      vVv Gaming Joins Forces With Stack-Up To Support The Troops     We believe that all gamers, regardless of skill, have a place in competitive gaming. We also believe that great things can come from competitive gaming and the communities that support it. As such, starting today, we are joining forces with Stack-Up in their missions and dedicating the Supersonic Series to the troops. Our goal is to help Stack-Up raise money to fund their missions. Each dollar that is donated goes directly to Stack-Up to support their cause. We invite you to join us in our mission by watching our stream, playing in our tournaments, and donating towards a greater cause: supporting the troops through gaming.  
      Stack-Up's Mission   "Founded in 2015, Stack-Up (TAX ID: 47-5424265) brings both veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. With the motto: 'Veterans are our Mission. Gaming is our Passion', Stack-Up serves US, NATO and ANZAC veterans through three primary programs: The Stacks, Stack-Up Supply Crates, and Air Assaults." With one of their programs, Stack-Up assembles "Supply Crates" filled with video games and nerdy goodies which are sent out to veterans in combat zones, on humanitarian missions, in recovery hospitals, and sometimes even bases located stateside.  They strive to help improve experiences of service members while they are deployed; instead of focusing on how many days of deployment they have left, Stack-Up encourages them to be participating in video game activities with their battle buddies.  It isn't just about having fun either!  Scientific studies have shown that video gaming can help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, stress, and even pain relief!  
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vVv Kraft

I've been doing well with the LCK in Fantasy drafts so I thought I'd share my picks this week.
It's actually a tough week because upsets could easily happen with these two best of threes.

 

However I am going with the stats and based off previous performances the following picks I believe are going to put me in the money pool.

 

TOP Apple - $1136
JUNGLER Chaser - $1252
MID Crown - $1332
ADC Fury - $1412
SUPPORT IgNar - $930
FLEX Roar - $1260 SHOTCALLER
FLEX TrAce - $1209
FLEX Pilot - $1321

 

I avoided all players from SBENU SONICBOOM. They are trash.

 

So I started off my draft by picking the best to players from SG, hoping they get decent points.
SAMSUNG GALAXY:
Fury
Crown

 

After reviewing previous match ups I went through and made my picks.

 

LONGZHU INCREDIBLE:
Roar
Apple
IgNar

JIN AIR GREEN WINGS:
Pilot
Chaser
TrAce

 

These picks are based off performance from the pervious two weeks and from their first match ups against each other from earlier in the season.

 

Thanks and good luck if you use my picks.

 

Kraft

vVv Kraft

With just over 10 hours till the NA LCS Week 6 Day 1 begins, here my roster for this day.

 

3x TDK / 3x TiP/ 1x TL/ 1x DIG

 

Safe Picks IMO:
Shiphtur - is consitent and he's going against T8 so he should ultimately do well in this matchup.
Quas - dominated C9 they last played.
TiP Picks - is going against Enemy Esports, Last time they crushed them.

 

The risky picks of the week:
TDK Picks - I'm going for a 3 person TDK. Seraph is great, he's one of the best top's in the game and has fought hard to get back to the LCS. They had a very rough start but now that Emperor is back as their ADC, Smoothie should have a good game. The whole team will build momentum off his return and their dominant game last week.

 

This is a bit of high risk Roster but if TDK hits off, this should be a top contender.
(TDK) TOP: Seraph (Kina) - $899
(TiP) JUNGLER: Rush - $1363
(TiP) MID: XiaoWeiXiao - $1577
(TDK) ADC: Emperor - $946
(TDK) SUPPORT: Smoothie - $831
(TiP) FLEX: Apollo - $1516 (Shotcaller)
(DIG) FLEX: Shiphtur - $1431
(TL) FLEX: Quas - $1395

 

I'm really looking forward to hearing what you guys are doing for Week 6 Day 1 NA LCS.

 

-Kraft

vVv Kraft

Take Care

There are a few top albums to hit the shelves this year already. Little Wayne's "Tha Carter IV", J. Cole's "Cole World" and Jay Z Kanye West's "Watch The Throne". The newest album to hit the shelves yesterday was Drake "Take Care". I spent the day listening to the album, the lyrics and the direction of his music. I have to say this album is by far my favourite of the year. I am a huge fan of Jay Z and Kanye, with Watch The Throne being one of my tops as well but the entire album as a whole wasn't the best.

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Take Care hit's Drakes true side with some very emotional and truthful verses. Seriously though this album gives me shivers. It's good, real good. Drake went back home to Toronto Canada and hit his roots with this album featuring other artists such as The Weeknd and the song "Under Ground Kings".

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I have to give Drake a perfect 100% review on Take Care. Coming from an actor on "Degrassi" to his first mixtape "So Far Gone" back in 2009 to his "Thank Me Later" album back in 2010. "Thank Me Later" is what made Drake stand out in my opinion, the album showed that Drake could hold his own in the Rap/Hip-Hop world but "Take Care" gets a little more personal and every song on the album has its purpose.

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It's hard to pick what songs are my favourite on the album but if I could choose, and this is strictly just my opinion.

Over My Dead Body

Shot For Me

Headlines

Crew Love feat. The Weeknd

Take Care feat. Rihanna

Marvins Room

Buried Alive Interlude

Under Ground Kings

We'll be Fine feat. Birdman

Make Me Proud feat. Nicki Minaj

Lord Knows feat. Rick Ross

Cameras / Good Ones Go Interlude

Doing It Wrong

The Real Her feat. Lil Wayne & Andre 3000

Look What You've Done

HYFR (Hell Ya Fucking Right) feat. Lil Wayne

Practice

The Ride

The Motto feat. Lil Wayne

Hate Sleeping Alone

Wait, that's all the songs.. oops!

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I want to mention that downloading an album is really easy these days but if you have to spend 12$ on an album this year, definitely pick this one up.

So this weekend I'll raise a toast to a fellow Canadian who has made it so far in this world.

"I've been everywhere, where you know me from?

These days women give it to me like they owe me one

But they crave attention though they always saying "Show me some".

But girl you ain't the only one that's trying to be the only one

At least I admit that, if you get that, and you with that

Then fuck let's get it then"

Enjoy the music,

Kraft

vVv Kraft

So something interesting. I came up with a simple idea of a weekly video where I could just go over recent news in the gaming industry. Whether it's competitive play, new trailers, new games, updates etc.. just good news which fuels us each week. So I approached a friend who works with a lot of local media companies in Vancouver and he was pumped to jump on it with me after explaining my idea. A few days later, I message him about when we should meet up and start to plan this out. He gets back to me and has already got an online website who already wants us to be on the site as a new weekly video column and we found a videographer / editor for our show. Sunday November 6 I have a meeting with a couple guys and it's time to get to work.. the correct way.

Looking back on past projects and ideas I have, there was always a fundamental problem with everything I've attempted to do. Some of these problems consist of being way over my head. I love to brainstorm and be overly creative with my ideas. I blame being an artist and having the large teams around me for the past 5 years of doing animation. Other problems were partners I chose slowed me down and did not put in the right amount of effort. You must be on the same page as your partner/s. The last issue I have was trying to do everything by myself. It's tough to do it all alone when you don't have an open schedule to dedicate your time to something. I needed a team for when my next idea would come to mind.

So now I'm onto my next concept and this one is already on a good path.

Found another passionate gamer who I am not very close friends with. He was a past co-worker so our relationship will be very professional. Working with friends has only ever led me to failure but working with someone who's not your friend, you need to be sure that you will get a long well enough to complete your tasks. I'm going to focus on what I need to do now for this show to be successful and leaving the filming and video editing to someone who's studying and learning that as a career.

I don't have a name yet for the weekly show but once things are up and running, I'll be back here to keep everyone posted!

For now, I hope these words of wisdom can help anyone else starting up an idea.

Kraft

vVv Kraft

PAX Prime 2011

PAX PRIME 2011

Seattle, WA

My weekend started on Friday, August 26th at 5:00am. Wake up, shower, drink some coffee and hit the road!

The drive to Seattle is pretty quick except when you get stuck at the boarder for over an hour. I however was a little lucky since the wait was only 40 minutes at 5:45am.. Ridiculous.. and for those who don't know, I am from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

So after getting through the border line, I was on my way and in a little under 2 hours I arrived in Seattle. This year things were setup differently so the will-call to pickup my badge changed. Took me a bit to find it and then I had to wait in a line but no big deal. I was prepared to be waiting in lines all weekend anyway! Once I picked up my 3 day badge, I made my way into the convention center and already there was thousands of people all over waiting for the event to start at 10am.

Last year I got in line right away for the 10:00am opening but this year I decided to chill out in the courtyard for a bit and walk around until around 9:45am when I went over to the line. It's a pretty quick process of getting everyone in at once so the only reason you'd ever get in early is if you wanted to be first to try a game and not wait in a massive line! I was in no rush so I just took my time. All 3 days of the event, I went in just after the 10:00am opening to miss that initial mad rush.

I had no real game plan this year because of my plans being changed about a week before the event. I was about to cancel my trip completely but a good friend of mine came to the rescue and let me use his hotel. Although this changed a lot of my original plans it also opened up for new things, I was free to roam and network. I wanted to see games that were of significant interest to me, so I stuck to that as my first goal. These games include Resident Evil, League of Legends, Counter-Strike and Twisted Metal. All I have to say is that the next 3 days ahead of me were going to be awesome and I'll try to sum it up!

Walking around the exhibition hall was fantastic. The amount of detail, effort and passion that goes into each booth is just amazing. People are everywhere handing out free swag to help promote their product or game. Booth Babes are literally at every station, looking sexy, grabbing attention and actually well informed on the games now. I tested some of girls out with a few more in-depth questions on the game and they answered them fairly well. So they aren`t just pretty attractions to look at during the event, they are also great at informing you about the game... wait.. ok I just like looking at them!

So about the line ups, they were everywhere. Any major title had a huge line. Some lines were 20 to 30 minutes long and some were 2 to 3 hours long. I waited a couple times this year and for specific things. Counter-Strike was my longest line of the event and that lasted about 2 and half hours but it was worth it. The game played out very well on the XBox 360 and on the last round of the 5v5 on Dust 2, I was left in a 1v2 situation. I was going for the bomb which my team dropped earlier near Terrorist side tunnels. I was trying to pick the bomb up but it wouldn`t let me. Then my screen flashes red as a Counter-Terrorist tries to knife me. I do a 180 jump and lay into him with my AK-47, but just as this happens the other CT appears and I quick switch to my Desert Eagle and 1 Deag this player in the face, "BOOM HEADSHOT!" This is followed by a huge uproar in the crowd and many high fives. As we leave the booth, the 2 hour and 30 minute wait is rewarded with a PC Beta code which is set to be released in October this year! I would have never waited that long to just play the game and get a free t-shirt. The beta is what I really wanted, the awesome performance by me was just a treat to all my fans! ha

Next up, League of Legends Dominion. As I walk by the League of Legends booth or should I say, amazing gaming stage that had big screens everywhere and a HUGE multi screen display for the live shoutcasting. I hear my name get called out and I see one of the members that's in my Vancouver League of Legends group that I started on Facebook. I hop in line with them since they only had 4 people. This helped me skip a long line, woo! Once we got up near the front, I start to talk with some of the employees. I explained who we were and that we had a League of Legends group started. This was of interest to them so I now get pulled up to the top level to go speak with the Director of Community Relations, Steve "PENDRAGON" Mescon. He's super pumped about what I do and gives me his contact info and invites me out to the pub for later that evening. After speaking with Steve, I went back down to the guys who I waited with and I continue talking with another employee and he happens to be the Senior Environment Artist. He started to ask questions about what I do and I filled him in on my Animation career and that I am a Lighting Artist and such. After talking for a bit before we went up to play, I grabbed his contact info and went on to play. Networking was a main goal for me this year at the RIOT Games booth of League of Legends. They are an amazing example of something that started off with around 20-30 people and now over 400+ employees in just over a couple years.

Once I was finished with the Dominion booth, I went on to try out more games and walk around with my camera taking photos and video of the event. I ran awesome people at the event which included @djWHEAT, @sWooZ1e, @HatPerson and @JessBrohard. Had some good chats, got my butt kicked in Street Fighter 4 by Swooz and went for drinks with Jess and her boyfriend at the Barcraft on Saturday night. Speaking of Barcraft, it was great being at a bar, drinking with people of similar interests and hanging with djWHEAT! We didn't have paper or anything for him to sign so we took the Starcraft Menu's that they have at this place and got him to sign those! It actually worked out perfectly because everything on the menu has been renamed to fit the Starcraft lingo. (image: http://a.yfrog.com/i...9/176/lw6de.jpg)

Outside the Exhibition, the nightlife was wicked this year for me. First off, networking with the RIOT Games staff earlier on Friday really setup the next couple nights. Friday night was more low key but around 15 people met up and went for drinks then eventually over to another pub to continue the drinking. Saturday was definitely my favorite evening. I started it off by watching UFC Rio. If you are a MMA fan, you would know why this night was good. Such amazing fights and unreal endings. Silva is a true legend but now back to the gaming world! After watching UFC, I went out for drinks at Barcraft. Once we finished up at Barcraft, I split ways with a couple friends and ventured down to Pike Brewing Company down on 1st ave. The RIOT Games crew had a great turn out this night which included more staff members and even more fans! Everyone was in a great mood, lots of drinks and an amazing speech by PENDRAGON. Once we finished up at Pike Brewing, we went over to a bar that was open later then 12. The evening was now really about to start and the rest of the night was amazing. Let's just say I made some great friends at RIOT and we downed a lot of drinks together!

Finishing up my PAX experience I wanted to try a few more games so I discovered a new game that a friend mentioned to me. It's called Smite, and it's similar to MOBA style games such like DotA and League of Legends but it's in a 3D environment with a 3rd person view. All moves are skill shot based and it was actually really fun. The last couple hours on Sunday before I took off at 5:00pm, I made my trip around the exhibition hall to say goodbye to my friends.

PAX Prime 2011 was a huge success and a bigger turnout then last year! I hope to get more vVv people up here on the West Coast for next year so we can really make an appearance as a group! If anyone has specific questions or things they want to ask me about PAX, feel free to hit me up on twitter @aamenta or here on the vVv Forums in a PM.

I'm already missing PAX and I'm stoked for 2012!

Anthony 'Kraft' Amenta

vVv Kraft

Vimeo has a sweet section based around videos that are easy to make and get people introduced to video editing.

It's called 5x5.

What's 5x5?

It's simple! You take 5 clips, cut them down to 5 seconds each and bam. You have your own 5x5 video!

Cool example of a 5x5.

I'm going to try and make one based around Rift! Stay tuned for my Rift 5x5 Video :D

vVv Kraft

Tomorrow, Thursday February 24th 2011 RIFT the game Officially launches the Headstart for players who Pre-Ordered.

In preparation to the headstart there is a ton of talk about staying up all day and night, drinking different energy drinks and unhealthy food options that are "quick and easy". This is probably one of the most terrible approaches to a games headstart.

Here's my ideas on how to stay energized, keep healthy and have a great headstart on RIFT without killing yourself or burning out.

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1. Hydrate. Today, the day before launch try to drink a lot of water. The 8 glasses of water a day thing isn't actually true for each person because of body size, but it's a good start. Drink water!

2. Food. Instead of eating Kraftdinner, PizzaPops, Junk food and Pop. Try some simple alternatives that are a bit healthier and won't make your ass stink 20 minutes later. Below I'll list some dinner recipes but here are just some examples. Fruit.. Fruit gives you natural sugars and energy. Pre-Made Salads from the grocery store are very healthy, quick and simple while you play. If you are against cooking or don't want to cook, they also have different cooked foods in your Deli at any store. Pasta's, Greek Salads.. ect.. Read below for cooked recipes that are quick and easy and taste really good. Believe me, I'm Italian and I know how to cook..* cough cough.. Ladiesss I'm single. :P

3. Rest. Tomorrow servers open up at 10am Pacific. So get a good 8 hours sleep. Why stay up late tonight talking about RIFT or Pokemon... GET TO BED!

4. Breaks. So tomorrow and the days to come, take breaks while you play. Staying at your desk for countless hours isn't good. Stand up, stretch and take a few minutes away from your monitor.

5. Don't neglect Family, Spouse, Childen, Friends, Chores. It's a game and it's not going anywhere. So don't become a mindless zombie playing this game. Life is more important so get to the real things first, then play RIFT.

6. SHOWER! Now to be honest, I can careless if you wash and stay clean. I don't have to live with you, but think about who you are living with and how much you might smell after a day or two of gaming.. Not cool. Go take a shower, use that as one of your breaks while gaming!

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DINNER RECIPES

Chicken Risotto:

Time to make: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients

  • cooking oil spray (or oil)
  • 150g chicken tenderloins
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup arborio rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

Step 1 Spray a frying pan with oil (or pour a some oil to coat the pan slightly). Cook chicken over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes each side, or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. (remember, oil smokes at high temps so cook at a medium temp)

Step 2 Add onion to pan. Cook until soft. Add stock and rice to pan. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring, until rice is tender and liquid has evaporated. Stir in peas and cheese. Cook for 1 minute. (saute the onions first with a MEDIUM Temp. patients is key,, only takes a few minutes. once the stock and rice are in the pain, bring up the temp to almost a boil, once it boils, turn the temp down to LOW and let it simmer.. stir every so often and let the liquid evaporate)

Step 3 Transfer risotto to a serving plate. Top with chicken, season with pepper and serve with a green salad or whatever you bought from the store!



Smoked chicken wrap
Time to Make: 5 Minutes



Ingredients
  • 1 flatbread
  • 6 slices smoked chicken breast
  • sweet chilli sauce, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 good handful baby spinach leaves

Instructions

Combine chicken, sweet chilli sauce, hummus, tomato and spinach leaves. Place the mixture on the flatbreat, roll up and enjoy.

Creamy tomato, bacon and mushroom pasta baked.

Time to Make: 35 minutes (Make sure you have an ovenproof baking dish!!)

Ingredients

  • 300g (3 cups) spiral pasta (or your choice)
  • 300g broccoli, trimmed, cut in small florets
  • cooking oil spray
  • 1/3 cup of grated cheese
  • *See below if you want to skip these ingrediants. (Alternate Step 2)
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 175g lean bacon, diced
  • 150g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red pepper(hot is better!), seeded, diced (if you like peppers of course)
  • 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes or just put in premade pasta sauce of your choice

Instructions

Step 1 Preheat oven to 180

vVv Kraft

Friday, September 3rd to 5th

At 5:30 am I started my drive down to Seattle, Washington. I am definitely glad that I left at an early hour because the roads were empty and the boarder line was small. As I got close to the event, my excitement grew. I arrived around 8am, found parking and went to pickup my event badge.

PAX began right at 10am and from that moment, my weekend was going to be crazy. I found myself with to many things to do and not sure what to do. I didn't give myself any game plans so I decided to wing it and just walk around; basically do what ever came my way.

I'll have to admit summing up PAX in a blog is almost impossible because then it wouldn't be a blog anymore, I would have to call this my first published novel. So instead I'll do my best and mention my top moments of pax.

First, meeting 'Swoozie'. I was walking around on day one, checking booths out and well booth babes. Then I hear this voice commentating on Street Fighter. I found my way over to the "voice" and who do I see? SWOOZIE! Playing and Commentating at the same time.. haha soo basicly, if you beat swoozie in a match of street fighter you would get qualified into the Sunday Tournament. He did an awesome job and I just want to give him a quick shoutout because he's a genuine person with a wicked personality. I'm looking forward to hanging out with him again!

Let's see now, my top .. hmm top 3 games of the weekend would be. Actually, before I tell you my top 3, I have to say that .. I don't really have a top 3 since there was so many great games to look forward to, BUT! If I had to make a top 3 it would be Killzone 3, Tera and Duke Nukem Forever. Right behind those 3 are about 15 other games that are just as amazing.

Another great chance for me was to meet most of the cast from Season 2 of WCG's Ultimate Gamer. I hung out with them in the evening down at the lounge and what great people. I'm really looking forward to the rest of the Season!

So after a great weekend of meeting new friends, seeing new games and getting my hands on some awesome swag. I advise everyone who has not been to a PAX event before, should do so next year.

Signing out!

Anthony 'Kraft' Amenta

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