I wanted to blog about everyday’s experience but I just couldn’t find the time to sit down for an hour or two to write up posts so I thought I would do a big one when I was back home to share with everyone.
We continued where we left off playing either Forza 4 or Guitar Hero while Hannes continued to play Uncharted 3 on the PS3. I must admit, I played Guitar Hero on easy before and everyone else were frikking masters in it so I had to get with the game and practice it on medium! I struggled at first but once you get to play it for a couple of days you really get the hang of it!
The Chaos crew arrived just after 12 and they layed down the next challenge for us. Dance Revolution on the Xbox Kinect to Britney’s Toxic. We each had a chance to practice for a minute or two to get the hang of it. In the meanwhile I went upstairs for some interviews. There were some epic dance moves by the guys in the freestyle section but there could only be one winner and it seems Weber can actually dance! Our man cards were taken away but Chaos managed to cheer us up with an awesome Samsung N102 netbook each.
The afternoon we ordered some pizza from Col’cacchio through Mr Delivery and watched Some IPL cricket. I even had a quick hour nap after that so that I wouldn’t fade early!
The evening we drank beer, played bowling, cricket, guitar hero and even attempted Pro Evolution Soccer 2012.
Wokeup and switched on the one TV to watch the Super Rugby and jammed Guitar Hero while it was on. We ordered Nandos for brunch and I could swear they upped the spices on the frikking things.
The Chaos crew arrived again and then we were told to go to one of the rooms and lock ourselves in there for 5 minutes. 25 minutes later we were brought out and told to sit on the couch. We were pretty nervous as to what to expect. We got explained as to what was going to happen. Basically we had to fight each other on Street Fighter VS Tekken. The prize was an Alienware X51 RIG with keyboard, mouse, 22″ monitor and headset. I for one was drooling over it but knew that only one of us could win it and that’s when the nerves and adrenaline kicked in. We all just looked at each other knowing only one of us could win it.
The last man standing would get the rig! Dewald defeated Hannes first and then it was me next. I defeated Dewald and Steve to face off with Weber and whoever won it between the two of us got the Alienware rig. It was a close one but Weber managed to win it with a sick combo of characters which left me utterly down and the rest of us pondering on how to get rid of Weber to take the gear.
We each then had to go upstairs in turn for interviews on how our stay has been thus far. I get through the door and Riaan says to me, you know Chaos will never do that to you? And I was like sorry come again, when all of a sudden I notice 4 other Alienware RIGs on the table. I was shocked and speechless. Receiving something like this is almost every gamer’s dream to own an Alienware rig and I could not believe that I would be a proud owner of one of these!
After everyone came upstairs we were all pretty excited and felt darn good! There were some more photoshoots and then the Chaos team bid farewell knowing they played with our feelings real damn good!
The rest of the afternoon we were smiling from ear to ear and continued to play games and drink beer!
The evening we ordered from Spur from Mr Delivery and watched Borat and later on watched Inception. Yes, we still played games and I will NOT say what I attempted to play.
Day 4 went the same as the previous days, wakeup, put the Super Rugby on and jam to guitar hero. Chaos came over a bit earlier than usual and we did some group interviews outside. Because of the Champions League that evening they decided the challenge would be Kinect Sports and we had to show our goalkeeping moves and try and stop as many goals as possible! Dewald set the bar pretty high with 70 saves. Hannes and Steve only managed to get around 50 or 60. I was next and managed to get to 72! Damn those balls come through pretty fast after a while. Weber was last and it looked like he might have take it but he fell 1 short and only managed to stop 71! Which made me the winner! *air fist punch*
Because everyone is a winner, Chaos gave us all an awesome XBOX 360 Kinect bundle!
The afternoon we ordered some St Elmos from Mr D and we watched Tower Heist before the Super Rugby games started. Don’t get me wrong, while the Rugby was on we still managed to play games! We watched the Champions League which was pretty much a bore fest and the only thing that was enjoyable was the hilarious commentary! Hannes stayed up afterwards to actually finish Uncharted 3 which he was attempting to finish the last few days! With alot of Rockstar drinks he managed it!
We all woke up in a sad and depro mood knowing that it was our last day in the house. We cleaned up and bit and we packed our stuff. We decided to all jam guitar hero and try to finish it before we left but alas, we ran out of time. Chaos came and we did some final photoshoots and interviews and Chaos were so awesome that they even thought about our wives and girlfriends that they gave us each an Acer Aspire netbook to give to them! We all gathered our things and crammed everything into the Limo and we said our goodbyes.
I must say that this has been the top guys get-a-away I have EVER had. The fact that we never got on each other’s nerves, got on well with each other and simply had tons of fun was amazing.
The folks at Chaos Computers and World Wide Creative were simply phenomenal. They brought out all the stops and could not have done anything better! All expectations we had before we went were blown away as it was more awesome than we had ever thought. If you didn’t enter for this year’s Tech Paradise, I urge you…no I command you to watch out for next year’s Tech Paradise. If you think this year looked awesome, wait till you see what they will bring next year!
Pictures were all taken from Chaos Computers Facebook Page
Some more photos we took among ourselves