Holidays for Heroes - Fun Inc - Ends 25/10/10

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  1. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Here's another paperback donated by the ABC (Arrse Book Club).

    Fun Inc by Tom Chatfield, reviewed by Pat Kane in 'The Independent' as

    "Those of us who have been dented in a tender financial place by the latest tera-byte crunching games platform may be up for a little intellectual justification of our Xmas spending. So here are two crackers: Tom Chatfield's Fun Inc. is the most elegant and comprehensive defence of the status of computer games in our culture I have read, as well as a helpful compendium of research."

    The auction will end at 1800 on 25th October, and includes postage to the winning bidder. All proceeds to Holidays for Heroes.
     
  2. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Booky bump [​IMG]
     
  3. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Fun Inc. is the most elegant and comprehensive defence of the status of computer games in our culture I have read, as well as a helpful compendium of research. The numbers surrounding the sector are certainly thudding. By the end of 2008, annual sales of video games -- not including consoles or devices -- was $40 billion, comfortably outstripping the movie business. In the same year, Nintendo's employees were more profitable per head than Google's. The sheer pervasiveness of game experience -- 99 per cent of teenage boys and 94 per cent of teenage girls having played a video game - means that instant naffness falls upon those who express a musty disdain for the medium. In fact, as Fun Inc. elegantly explains, computer game-playing has a very strong claim to be one of the most vital test-beds for intellectual enquiry.
    --Independent

    Any bid on this interesting book ?
     
  4. YesItsMe

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    Thank you, Princess. :)

    And we had bloody teddies as well ?!?!? 8O
     
  5. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Nice to see Horsaling and Horsalette in that picture.

    And thank you for your bid, your Highness.
     
  6. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Anyone who dares to outbid the £10 from the Princess ? :)
     
  7. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Less than two days left. ;-)
     
  8. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Not long now, Dale!
     
  9. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Looks like the Princess will have 'The Fun'. Or does anyone dare to outbid a princess ? 8O
     
  10. Grownup_Rafbrat

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    I think they're all scared of her ....
     
  11. YesItsMe

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    Well, she got a big bandage at the moment to beat people up with. 8O
     
  12. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)


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    Congratulation, Princess Snail !!

    For £10 the Fun Inc. book is yours.
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    Thank you for supporting Hols4Heroes.

    Please transfer the money to one of the following accounts:

    Paypal: info@holidays4heroes.org

    Bank: Holidays4heroes
    HSBC
    Sort: 40-12-09
    Acct: 41416081

    IBAN: GB29MIDL40120941416081
    Swift: MIDLGB2120G


    If you send using PayPal:
    For payment type, click personal, then GIFT, there will be no charges levied on Hols4Heroes this way !!!


    And afterwards please PM GRB the address you want to have the book sent to.​
     
  13. Grownup_Rafbrat

    Grownup_Rafbrat LE Good Egg (charities)

    Errm. Could you PM Auld-Yin, as this is another of the ABC Books.

    Thanks.
     
  14. YesItsMe

    YesItsMe LE Good Egg (charities)

    Oops, I thought it's with you. :oops:

    Here is the link to PM Auld-Yin