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This topic contains 54 replies, has 18 voices, and was last updated by  Kentaree 10 years ago.

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  • #6073

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Hi all

    well before the students and academics take off on hols and those in the industry probably take some time off too before they have to think about Christmas deadlines we should probably try to get another informal shindig somewhere..

    I know Jamie had suggested something in the Xbox centre..

    other ideas welcome…

    Aphra.

  • #37196

    peter_b
    Participant

    Do it in July and I’ll be able to make it. :)

  • #37198

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Friday 29 June, Friday 6th July, Friday 13th July?

    Dave

  • #37192

    aphra
    Keymaster

    might be busy on July the 13th (it is my birthday!)

    July the 6th and June the 29th ok with me..

    Aphra.

  • #37191

    Ronny
    Participant

    It’s also my friend’s birthday on the 13th! I’ll probably be camping that weekend so it’s not good for me either. Need to stay in touch with nature now and again. ;)

    29th and 6th are both fine.

  • #37199

    gizmo
    Participant

    Results are out June 28th for us so I’m going to go with July 6th on this one.

  • #37200

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Need to stay in touch with nature now and again. ;)[/quote:2bb74cd224]

    So which are you bringing, a DS or a PSP? :D

  • #37203

    Skyclad
    Participant

    6th then :)

    Steph, Claire, suitably busy that weekend? :)

  • #37204

    amethyst
    Participant

    6th sounds good.

  • #37205

    david4482
    Participant

    6th sounds good to me too, been meaning to go to one of these for ages. Hope there will be a big turn out.

  • #37206

    Pete
    Participant

    6th is a goer

  • #37208

    fitch
    Participant

    :D 6th and 7th are killer long days for me … but if i have a dram of energy left in me after i finish work on 6th i’ll drop in :D

  • #37209

    Ronny
    Participant

    The 6th it is then.

    Perhaps, if we’re able to, we could start off at the Xbox Gaming Centre and then move on to the pub afterwards. The pub near Trinity that we were at last time was a good enough place. That is if it’s close to the Xbox Centre.

  • #37210

    Ronny
    Participant

    :D 6th and 7th are killer long days for me … but if i have a dram of energy left in me after i finish work on 6th i’ll drop in :D[/quote:afe11eade2]
    You know you want to, Claire. A pint couldn’t hurt. Take the chance to wind down after a long day!

  • #37244

    aphra
    Keymaster

    great..we have a date…now if anyone sees Jamie ask if he minds a crowd of us dropping by or not…

    see you all on the 6th of July..

    Aphra.

  • #37253

    Steph
    Participant

    6th then :)

    Steph, Claire, suitably busy that weekend? :)[/quote:80a01a513e]

    Why you little….
    I oughtta….
    :twisted:

    To the risk of (mostly) shocking most of ye, I am actually free on 6th July.

    I comes with added freedom, to boot (wife & daughter, lucky them, are getting a couple of weeks’ headstart on me at the beach :lol: ).

    Would be perfect.

  • #37502

    Pete
    Participant

    All still up for the 6th, aye?

  • #37503

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Is there any other date that suits people? I really want to go because I haven’t been to one in months, but the 6th doesn’t suit me because I have another engagment :cry:

  • #37504

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Next friday or nothing at this stage I think…is the plan to start in the xbox center and maybe head down to somewhere like dakota then?

    Dave

  • #37506

    Ronny
    Participant

    Has anyone been in touch with Jamie?

    If not, we should sort out a quick plan b. Perhaps a good pub near the centre of town.

  • #37508

    Steph
    Participant

    LOL! this is so bad it’s laughable. I’m cursed, I’m telling you…

    Had an email from company secretary Friday 3pm: company summer (yeah, right) barbecue (Yeah… right!) this Friday 6th, so after all that… gotta show, so that’s me out :cry:

  • #37509

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Balance is restored to the universe? Will it go on past the time all us DG heads will have gone home to bed?

  • #37510

    Steph
    Participant

    Will it go on past the time all us DG heads will have gone home to bed?[/quote:0940dd931e]

    Doubt it – I’d need a mobile no. from one of you guys by pm, to hook up later.

  • #37511

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well well…Steph I can send you my mobile no if you wish..

    actually must text Jamie and see if he is around before we decide venue or all decend on him unannounced..

    Aphra.

  • #37520

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    hey guys, aphra was talking to me.

    How about 7pm – 9pm in the centre, it’ll be a tenner a head and i can organise a reserved area in capitol or ba mizu for you for after.

    let me know

    cheers

  • #37522

    aphra
    Keymaster

    great, thanks Jamie…so do we know who might go to the XBox live centre first for two hours and who will be just coming to the pub. Be good to have a rough idea before Jamie starts reserving places.

    I will be there..

    Aphra.

  • #37523

    Skyclad
    Participant

    7 sounds about right.

  • #37524

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Sounds like a plan! ;)

  • #37527

    Steph
    Participant

    Thanks aphra and yes, mobile by pm, please.

    Given how good a summer we’re having this year, the company might reschedule, or it might be a very short affair anyhow.

  • #37579

    Ronny
    Participant

    I just realised today that I haven’t organised anything for the trip yet. I’ll have to give this one a miss but have a great time guys!

  • #37584

    aphra
    Keymaster

    looks like a very small group – four/five.

    anyway worth going for a pint nevertheless and into the Xbox centre to catch up with Jamie.

    best

    Aphra.

  • #37586

    david4482
    Participant

    Hey folks prob wont make it to Xbox centre (Might catch tail end of it) is Dakota the pub of choice?
    I plan on bringing my girlfriend to help make up the girl numbers. She is interested in the educational aspect of games.

  • #37587

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Aye, lets do Dakota – suits and we need a decision :)

    Ill be on mobile (086 897 4872) if anyone gets lost.

  • #37589

    peter_b
    Participant

    Hey folks prob wont make it to Xbox centre (Might catch tail end of it) is Dakota the pub of choice?
    I plan on bringing my girlfriend to help make up the girl numbers. She is interested in the educational aspect of games.[/quote:a9e7d8024d]

    Theres an educational aspect? :)

    Enjoy the shindig lads. Manage myself to get a few days off in the end during crunch, so gonna head to the lake district to recharge before back to the fire that is finishing SRR next week.

  • #37592

    eDen
    Participant

    Have a good one, I can’t make it unfortunately, next one I will!

  • #37595

    omen
    Participant

    Sounds like your working way too hard Peter…crunch shouldn’t be that hard these days…

  • #37597

    Ronny
    Participant

    It’s a good thing I wasn’t able to go. Apparently the motorway was backed up for hours because of Oxegen.

    Any news from the shindig?

  • #37606

    aphra
    Keymaster

    nice to meet a couple of new faces last Friday night, esp David and his girlfriend, and although it was a small one I think we managed to spread sufficient gossip to make it meaningful!

    I now have to find out how much of it can be made public…Ian?

    Aphra.

  • #37608

    omen
    Participant

    Yeah, Ian!

  • #37609

    david4482
    Participant

    Shindig was well worth attending and I am already looking forward to the next one. Was great to finally put faces to the names.

    I now have to find out how much of it can be made public…Ian?[/quote:2b00b8d043] Way to build up the intrigue Aphra :wink: . The naked truth will come out.

  • #37800

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Jebus the pressure… ye lot are worse than the paparazzi.

    Anyway… I can end the "intrigue" and reveal the naked truth ;)

    After two truly great years, I’ve moved on from Nephin Games and the world of mobile and have just started with Rebellion in Derby!

    See!!! the news wasn’t that big ;)

  • #37803

    peter_b
    Participant

    Rebellion. Nice one, so Damo’s got a drinking buddy :)

  • #37805

    aphra
    Keymaster

    congrats Ian…hope you will keep us up to date and attend the odd shindig after you head across the water..

    Aphra.

  • #37806

    omen
    Participant

    We’ll be whipping him into shape ;)

  • #37811

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Nice one Ian :)

  • #37821

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Don’t worry ye’ll not get rid of me that easy Aphra! Thanks all for the good wishes ;)

    BTW I’d like to assure you that I have NO idea what omen is talking about… ;)

    Cheers,
    Ian

  • #37822

    Ronny
    Participant

    Congrats, Ian. If you and Damo can’t come to the shindig, we may have to bring the shindig to you. ;)

    Shindig was well worth attending and I am already looking forward to the next one. Was great to finally put faces to the names. [/quote:f2cb502efb]
    It’s a shame I couldn’t make it down. Would be nice to meet you sometime, David. Make sure you’re at the next one! :)

  • #37823

    Pete
    Participant

    Best of luck Ian, hope yer send-off was a right larf, sorry I couldn’t make it down.

  • #37824

    david4482
    Participant

    Congrats again Ian. Thanks for all your help.

    Make sure you’re at the next one![/quote:fe7704e1cc]
    Will do Ronny.

  • #37825

    mal
    Participant

    Good luck in Rebellion Ian!!!

    It’s a shame to see experienced developers leave, but given the current state of game dev in Ireland, it’s unfortunately understandable also.

    Mal

  • #37826

    Kentaree
    Participant

    Congratulations Ian,

    sorry to see you go, but best of luck in England!

  • #37829

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Ian,

    I hate you, I hope you have a miserable time over there.

    Hugs and kisses

    Paul

    P.S. oh and a begrudging congratulations too :)

  • #37833

    Kentaree
    Participant

    Yeah Paul, now you have no one to blame for breaking the 360 disks!

  • #37835

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    Careful now Pete, you might start to receive some bills in the post…

  • #37846

    Kentaree
    Participant

    Get enough of those already! Did ye manage to get a new CoD2 disk yet, or have you switched to a new game?

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