My Thoughts on The Oculus Rift

3 Jun

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Hey there it’s me Mr Turtle and recently I got to see an Oculus Rift. If you do not know what an Oculus Rift is then look on this Wikipedia page to find out about it.

It is a virtual reality gaming headset. It is a box-like machine that you put on your face. There are two screens where your eyes are and you plug it into your laptop or computer. If you are playing a video game, instead of using your mouse to look around, you move your head.

Me and my dad went to see one of his friends who owns an Oculus Rift and we got to play with it. We played a number of different games. The first game we got to play was a space game where you are a rocket ship and you use your head to move, so if you look up then the rocket would go up. You press the space bar to shoot the other rockets out of space.

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We also played a horror game, a roller-coaster that never ended and a house game where you run about the house. Some games I felt a bit sick in but apart from that it was really cool and I give it 5 Turtles out of 5.

Turtle Out!

Reasons why Stampy is great!

24 Apr

Hi everybody

Today I want to talk about Stampy.

For those of you who don’t know who Stampy is, Stampy is a Youtuber who makes Minecraft videos for a living and uploads them to Youtube. He is known as Stampylongnose and currently has over two million subscribers!

 

This is his channel.

Here is his introduction video which will tell you all about him:

 

I really like Stampy and every video he uploads to Youtube I get really excited because I can’t wait to see what he gets up to.

I think Stampy is really funny and happy. His Minecraft character is a cat and he loves cake and building. I think he is a great You tuber because he is very original and always thinks of new ideas to do or play in Minecraft. This is his 100th video:

 

 

He has lots of friends that he records with including IballisticSquid, L for leeee, ChooChooGaming,Ank55,AmyLee33 and
Daisy.

He is very great for kids as he plays no inappropriate  games and he uses no bad language. So if you are a kid who likes Minecraft, YOU’LL LOVE STAMPY!!!

ULTIMATE POPCORN RECIPE

25 Feb

Hello guys and welcome to a recipe on how to make ULTIMATE POPCORN me and my mum made this one day
for fun it is truly ULTIMATE

You shall need
A bowl
Popcorn kernels
A little bit of cooking oil
Mini marshmallows
Mini eggs (we put them in because its easter soon you can put in any sweets)
Golden syrup-a big spoon full
Butter about 30g
A pinch of salt

How to make (recipe)
First you heat up the oil in a big pot
Put enough popcorn kernels in to cover the base
Jiggle the pot to coat the kernels in oil, then put the lid on the pot and wait for
Popping noises. The popcorn is done when the popping noise stops.
To make salted caramel, heat together the butter, syrup and salt.
Put the popcorn into a big bowl.
Pour the caramel over the top.
Add the mini marshmallows and sweets (mini eggs).

This is what it looks like:

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And this is what it looks like 5 minutes later:

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I hope you enjoy the popcorn.

 

Turtle Out!

Make your own LEGO minifigure

14 Jan

The new LEGO movie is coming out soon and they have created a game where you can make your own LEGO figure and add whatever hair or clothes or accessories you want.

It’s a really fun game to play and I have put it here so you can play it too:

http://sigfigcreator.thelegomovie.com/uk/

I am going to see the LEGO movie when it comes out.

(sorry it was a short post)

Turtle out!

Review: KOR Geomag

8 Jan

Happy New Year! I have just started school again after the Christmas holidays.

Just before Christmas I had a big parcel which arrived in the post. I got to review KOR Geomag.

We were sent KOR Geomag Tazoo Paco (the green one on the left) and Proteon Blatta (the blue one on the right).

Tazoo and Proteon are two different ranges – Tazoo is a bit younger and more animal-based and Proteon is a bit more like a battle figure.

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I used to have Geomag and it was basically a lot of magnetic metal balls and sticks and they would stick together and you could create stuff with it.

But this new Geomag thing called KOR Geomag is very different to the original Geomag but it is still magnetic and still fun. There is a big magnetic ball in the middle, and other pieces clip around this. You can move them around and make all sorts of shapes, animals and figures.

Here is a video showing how they came to earth

Here is me making an oval out of the Proteon set:

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Tazoo and Proteon are both suitable from age 5. I showed them to my friends who thought they were really cool.

Moving it around is a bit like moving a Rubik’s cube. You can twist it in all directions.

Because the pieces are not connected, it falls apart quite a lot which can make you sad. It can get quite frustrating. But all the shapes you can create are cool. It’s quite stiff to turn and sometimes gets stuck but if you keep on turning it then it will eventually turn. I like that the Blatta makes an oval shape.

I like the idea of this toy because it’s different to other toys and very original and the cool little battles you can have with them. It would make a great birthday present. I like putting the extra little bits together and seeing what I can create.

KOR Geomag are not in many toy shops yet so I was very pleased to be one of the first people to try them out. They will be in more shops soon and the sets cost from £25. You can also get these toys from Amazon.

Turtle out! 🙂

The Hobbit review ILLUSTRATED

4 Dec

Hello – Mr Turtle here.The Hobbit illustrated

I have been sent The Hobbit, but it is a new illustrated version with really nice pictures that are very well done.

I previously reviewed the BBC Audio book of The Hobbit and I have been listening to that so I know the story. I was very pleased to get my own copy of The Hobbit to read.

I really like this book because there are a lot of illustrations so if you get confused about what’s happening, or if you’ve forgotten what’s happened before, you can see what’s going on.

Most pages have a colour picture on them. Some of the words are a bit strange but it is not too hard to read.

The book is a big hardback, nearly A4 size. It smells very nice! It would make a nice Christmas present for Hobbit fans.

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkein, illustrated by Jemima Catlin is out now and costs £20

My adventures! :) !

14 Nov

Hi – I have had a very busy time since the last post. And that’s what this post is about.

Firstly I went to a place called Bowles. I went to Bowles for 1 week for a school trip. It’s a place where you do activities all the time and you get really really tired. Like when we first got there we had lunch and then the moment after that we were already doing raft building. These are just some of the activities that we did:

  • Skiing
  • Canoeing
  • Rock climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Swimming
  • Going through rocks
  • Night walk
  • The Leap of Faith (jumping off a very high wobbly platform)ulster-museum-sugar
  • Treasure hunt

I also went to Ireland for 5 days. It was really fun at Ireland because we went to see the Titanic exhibition and went to museums. In the Ulster Museum they had thousands of sugar cubes that you could make buildings out of. They also had around it massive structures, like temples and Quidditch pitches (at least that’s what it looked like) to give you ideas. I built a mini temple ruin.

At Halloween I went out Trick or Treating with my friend Dr Rainbows. I dressed up as a vampire with a bin bag cape.

Finally, for one of my homeworks at school I had to build an Anderson Bomb Shelter, but I built mine in Minecraft. It took me a while to make it but I have now finished.

May the Turtle be with you

13 Oct

Hello Turtle Fans – A short time ago in a galaxy not far away, I went to the launch of  Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles which is out on DVD.

I went with my friend Mr Anonymous and my mum. When we got there, there was a man giving out sheets of instructions and Lego so you could help to make a Lego Yoda mosaic. They didn’t finish it because there were 250+ bits, but this is what it looked like:

 

Yoda Lego Mosaic

 

They were also screening the actual DVD and we saw a bit of that. The DVD looked really funny. People who like Lego Star Wars will enjoy this.

And then Darth Vader came in with his storm troopers. I had a light saber battle with Mr Anonymous and Darth Vader kept saying Let the evil flow and I was scared of what Darth Vader was going to do!

 

lego star wars

 

And then we left and went to the M&Ms World, which is a huge shop in London which only sells M & Ms. Then we went home on the train.

 

Turtle Out!

Mr Turtle reviews BBC audio books

11 Sep

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I was sent some audio books by AudioGo to review. This site is the home of BBC Audio books – I already have a lot of their Doctor Who books. The good thing about Doctor Who audio books is that they are usually new stories that you haven’t seen on TV.

Audio books are books that you listen to. I like to read along with the real book when I am listening to the audio book, but some audio books are just good to listen to.

You can get them as CDs or download them on to your computer.

You can see the audio books here with Fluffy, who is my newest turtle. This is what I was sent:

Doctor Who: Hunters of Earth

This features the first doctor William Hartnell and is performed by two actors. Hunters of Earth is a very good audio book – it was read well, had a good plot and I really enjoyed it. It’s about the Doctor and his grand daughter keeping a secret that they are repairing the Tardis.

Doctor Who: Shadow of Death

This features the second doctor, and one of the people who reads the story is Frazer Hines who was in the original TV show as a Doctor’s companion. I didn’t find it scary, although the title is scary. It was really good.

Doctor Who: Vengeance of the Stones

We all listened to this in the car when we were on our way to Thorpe Park (which is where Fluffy came from). It lasts just over an hour and is about the Third Doctor Jon Pertwee. It’s about lots of circles of stones and some aliens who are trying to take over this planet. It was quite creepy but we enjoyed listening to it.

The Hobbit

This was the longest one out of them all – it was about 3 hours and 30 minutes. I found it quite hard to listen to because they are all talking in weird voices. This is actually an old radio recording from Radio 4 in 1968. But I still really enjoyed it once I got used to all the voices. I really like The Hobbit.

I hope you enjoyed my reviews of BBC Audio books – go and listen to an audio book, they are really fun.

Turtle Out!

My top 5 Minecraft Mods

4 Sep

One thing I have been doing over the summer is playing a LOT of Minecraft. And I was thinking of doing a post about Minecraft but I didn’t know what. So I have decided to do my top 5 Minecraft Mods.

If you don’t play Minecraft, a Mod is some extra code that adds in special things to the game. There are loads and loads of Mods so you can find one you will like, no matter what you are interested in. It helps to make your Minecraft world unique. All you have to do to find them is to search on Google for the sort of Mod you are looking for and then click on the link. Different Mods will have different ways to be installed.

Exter-mine-ate!

 

These are my Top 5:

  1. The Dalek Mod
    This one is for Doctor Who fans. It adds in 22 new Daleks (which come out at night), 3 Cybermen, a really cute Adipose and lots of other Doctor Who monsters which look really cool. It adds in a fez, 3D glasses, the 10th doctor’s glasses, the 4th doctor’s scarf and the 7th doctor’s scarf. You can get Dalek and Cyberman armour, the TARDIS (which you can go inside with the TARDIS key) and Bessie, the 3rd doctor’s car. And of course sonic screwdrivers!
  2. Superheroes Unlimited Mod
    This Mod I really like. It adds in so much that I can’t list it all – it pretty much is unlimited. The highlights are: you can wear most of the Marvel and DC characters’ suits and become them and have their powers, such as Spiderman, Iron Man, Batman and Thor. You can get weapons like Wolverine’s claws, Kryptonite swords and grenades which fly you really far.
  3. Pig Companion Mod
    There are normally pigs in Minecraft, but with this Mod you can get your pig to wear a helmet and he will follow you around and attack things that try to attack you – he’s like a little defender. If you get enough pigs and helmets you could have an army of pigs.
  4. Smart Moving Mod
    This Mod is a lot of fun if you like jumping around. It lets you crawl on the ground and go through smaller spaces. It adds in better animations, and when you swim under water it looks really good. When you jump off a high place with water underneath you can do a dive. You can also climb up walls with this Mod.
  5. Mo Animals Mod
    I haven’t got this one yet but it sounds really good. It adds in loads of new animals but the main bit that I love is that it adds in TURTLES and TORTOISES and SEA TURTLES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

So those are my top 5 favourite Mods. I hope you have enjoyed reading about them and will give them a go. Leave a comment if you want to suggest another good Mod.

 

Turtle Out!

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