I totally forgot to post about this
Sorry about the delay on this, we had technical difficulties with the companion photo album (which ended with us saying "screw it", so we threw it up on Facebook
) and then I got swarmed with additional review work as well as University assignments.
So I was meaning to show you guys this for a while, I mentioned it in a few previous journals and those of you who follow me on Twitter or Facebook will recall this but back in early April I had the chance to go to the Melbourne Supanova Expo. One of the things that brought me there, aside from the fact that I was writing an article about the convention, was the fact that the IRL Shooter guys had set up their own booth.
Some of you might remember the name "IRL Shooter" as a couple of years ago (about a month before I went to Texas) I got a whole bunch of friends together to participate in their game "Patient 0". Patient 0 was a real world First Person Shooter that pitted 6 players with the company's 1st Generation M4 Carbine replicas (which fire IR Lasers) against a warehouse (with a fully customized level design) containing teams upon teams of actors dressed up as zombies. I even uploaded a rather poorly edited video of my team's experience
of that event. So, now they're coming back to Melbourne for their sequel to Patient 0 called "Lazarus" and it's currently in the middle of being crowdfunded right now
. They've also made some pretty impressive improvements with their gear
Anyway, the thing I've really been wanting to show you guys is when I got to try out The Pain Belt! This is a new optional add-on to their game, the zombie actors are equipped with IR Sensors so when they get too close to someone wearing a Pain Belt, the belt shocks the player with a few volts directed straight to the abdominal muscles. So naturally, I decided to let my oldest brother shoot me while I was wearing it
In other news, I'm a couple of weeks away from the end of the first Trimester of Uni. I'm looking forward to the break and still giving it my best in the process but they're not making it easy. Still, almost there. I've happened upon a job opportunity in the last few days, I'm following it up and hopefully I'll hear something in the next few days. Then I can finally buy the materials I need to keep building the Spartan Suit(s)! So fingers crossed!
I'm also thinking I'll go ahead and start making the cardboard paper layers of some of the other suits. Maybe I'll get started on an ODST helmet next. I'll be sure to post photos when I can!