Computer Games Boot Camp
Over the holidays I attended an Extra Curricular activity called Computer Games Boot Camp (or CGBC for short).
CGBC is hosted by Monash University where interested people can sign up for a week of fun filled days of giveaways, team work, game battles and the occasional free giveaway. The actual event is hosted at the Faculty of Information Technology at the Clayton campus.
Day one comes and I arrive at the Clayton campus and I walk in and meet up with all my old friends it was great to see them after a year and some new faces which immediately became friendly towards me (that’s the beauty of CGBC everyone is there for the same reasons as you are, you enjoy video games and want to learn more). But at 10 o’clock the registration check in started, the mass of about 600 kids rushing towards the volunteers to sign in and grab the fabled lanyard printed with our names. After gaining our lanyards we proceeded into the hall where we would witness many trailers and presentations our hearts filled with pride and our eyes feasting on the big flat screen TV’s with Xbox’s PS3’s and even Wii’s.
Day two is when the fun actually began with a LoL tournament where the number one team would advance onto the Gigabyte LoL tournament being held later in the week, I jumped at the chance and told my team leader that I would like to participate and after signup we went in and it was the greatest time of my life we came 2nd and had a chance to go in as substitutes (but due to circumstances eventually we didn’t even though a team dropped out). Eventually the team who came first went in and then were defeated in 16 minutes by the Gigabyte team.
Day three went by with not really much just a Monday where it was a star wars theme cosplay day and everyone there had they’re lightsabers out we even had a Chewbacca there which was quite a sight.
Day four was a blast it was the Atomic Magazine day where Atomic came and took over CGBC for the day and gave away headsets, mouse pads, Mice (No not live ones, the peripheral kind), keyboards and even iPhone covers, they had Intel, Gigabyte, Cool Master and OCZ there to present their products, also it was a Doctor Who cosplay day and everyone had lots of Sonic Screwdrivers.
Day five was Superhero day and oh god was CGBC unprepared for what happened. Two cosplayers walk in with an Iron Man and Death Machine cosplay completely handmade it was brilliant and well thought out, the Iron Man even had a speaker in his chest so he could play the Iron Man soundtrack through it.
Day six was Suit/Regal day I seized the opportunity to suit up with my white shirt, red tie, full suit, regal shoes, trench coat, cane and my top hat. It was a great day where most of my team were dressed in suits, but my friend dressed as Austin Powers and set up so when he was to come up the theme would play and my whole team got up and danced behind him down the aisle it was a hilarious moment, fun was had by all even the presenter almost fell over from laughter.
Day seven everything was winding up and we all knew that this brilliant week was coming to an end and we might not see each other for a while the day went slowly thankfully so we all had time to have a brilliant time with our team, sadly we all knew that by six o’clock it would end.
But not before we were given our gift bag of goodies (SQUEEEEEE GOODIES) which consisted an edition of Atomic Magazine, a OCZ Mouse pad, Monash phone sock, Chisholm highlighter star, a earth stress ball and brochures about courses from Monash.
Overall this was one of the best weeks of my holidays if any of you are interested in attending and are currently in Years 10-12 or going to Chisholm TAFE then you can like the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thecgbc/ and when registrations are up you can sign up for next year.