My Mini Adventure

So after months of searching for the perfect Mini Cooper S for myself i finally found and purchased the perfect one!

Mini Cooper S

Red Cooper S. Bought with 45,000 miles.
– Electric Wing Mirrors
– Electric Heated Leather Seats
– Front Spot Lights
– Union Jack Decal
– 17 inch 8 Spoke Alloys

I Love It!!

Mini Cooper S
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Another Lego Truck

Title – Service Truck
Build Time – 5 hours
Pieces – 1,275
Purchased – 13th October, 2013
FlickR Linkhttps://flic.kr/s/aHsjKGNV1B
Lego Linkhttp://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Service-Truck-42008

Well after buying my first Lego Technics model back in January (http://bonxy.info/?p=16269) I decided it was time to invest in a bigger one.

My birthday wasn’t far out so I decided to go for the Lego HGV Tow Truck (42008).

Lego HGV Tow TruckThis one unlike the other was fully motorized with hydraulic T-bar and boom including winch. It also had rear stabilizer legs for picking up heavy loads.

This one was far more complex that the first one and the main gearbox to control everything was a lot more complicated and fiddly. Once the engine and the gearbox was built it went quite easy from there.

Lego HGV Tow Truck Lego HGV Tow Truck

In total I think it was a 1500 piece set and took around about 5 / 6 hours to complete.

Lego HGV Tow Truck
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GTA V

I think this is the best game I’ve ever played!

The size of the map, the quality of the story, the artwork involved and all the silly side missions that keep you coming back for hours!!

I haven’t even mentioned the different cut scenes you see when changing between characters or just cruising to top of mount chilliad on a quad bike.

It’s amazing!!

I’m not going to post any spoilers in this post so you are safe to read on.

I’ve been playing this game for 12 days now and have accrued 53 hours to the minute of writing this post. (You can follow my progress here: http://bonxy.info/xbox/1414793383) and have a completion percentage of 86.47% so yeh, I’ve been playing it quite a bit.

Personally I thought the story was brilliant. I liked the intreduction of heists and the fact you can plan them to your own taste makes it a lot better.

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QuizzleMe

QuizzleMe is an all new type of APP available on iOS and Android.

The idea behind the APP is you have a question and 5 possible answers. You hit the answer as fast as you can. Your time is calculated at the end of the round (5 questions per round) and then sent to your opponent. They will then take there turn on the same questions and the winner is decided at the end of the round.

Coins are used in the game. They are awarded for winning a round, even awarded for losing around. You can then use your coins to purchase premium categories of question which you might have more knowledge about than the standard categories.

You can easily search for your friends in the game and also invite contacts straight from your phone book.

You can download QuizzleMe by visiting this link: http://bonxy.info/xf4h.

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PHP Widgets

As some of you may know I’m currently in the process of create my very first WordPress plugin (Xbox Achievements).

The idea behind the plugin is you will enter your gamertag in the settings and the rest is done by the app. It will download your game library and achievements for display on your blog.

Achievement Widget
One of the main features I’d like to include is a recent achievement list. Everyone wants to know what the last achievements you earned are? What games you have been playing recently?

So, I decided to include a widget!

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Lego Tow Truck Build

Title – Tow Truck
Build Time – 4 hours
Pieces – 953
Purchased – 19th January, 2013
FlickR Linkhttps://flic.kr/s/aHsjDERGCZ
Lego Linkhttp://shop.lego.com/en-US/Pick-up-Tow-Truck-9395

I was as excited as a fat kid in a sweet shop when I got my Lego Technic Tow Truck.

Lego Technics Tow Truck Box As a kid I had loads of Lego. I used to build anything. I think I was about 9/10 when I got my first ever Lego technic set. I got a green dump truck. I was only young so don’t think I could build it that well. Now I look back to it was over 1500 pieces!

So, after reading a thread on a forum I go on where a lad got a Tower Bridge Lego set. This went on to loads of people going out and buying some amazing Lego models. I shopped around for a good few hours before I came to the decision that I wanted the Crane Truck (8258).

Lego Tow Truck

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Xbox Achievements Plugin

As some of you may know, i built a site http://xbonx.com which tracks gamertags. It creates game logs for every game you play and accounts achievements you earn.

Anyways, onto what i want to talk about.

I always wanted to integrate some xbox live stuff into my blog. A friend of mine @Cadab had already created a nice little xbox widget for his blog.

As you can see, he has a nice little widget which sits on his blogs sidebar and grabs the last 5 achievements which then link to a nice page which displays all his games from a database.

So, i wanted to create one for myself. I had all the data i needed already. xBonx was tracking all my gamerscore and achievements already so i could just select from the correct databases and supply my gamertag and boom, id have all the date.

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Wordament

Wordament Icon
Wordament is a boggle based game for your mobile device.

At current, the only supported platforms for Wordament is Windows Phone (WP), Windows 8 (Win8) and iPhone / iPads (iOS). You sign into the app using your Xbox Live gamertag. The game integrates with Xbox live, using your friends list to add them as ‘frenemies’ so you can see there scores inside the game.

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Forza Horizon

I know i have not blogged in over 2 months and there isn’t really a reason why.

Nothing much has changed, i am now a year older since my last post, and i’m also running #Windows8 on my laptop.

Anyways, as you can probably guess from the title this blog post is going to be about Forza Horizon.

The demo for this has been in the xbox live market place since the 9th of October and then was released in europe on the 26th.

I bought this game yesterday (3rd, Nov) and i already think its amazing. Totally different from any other Forza game i have played before. The fact i can come on, and spend 10 minutes or 2 hours driving around the HUGE map and just exploring or doing the daft race here and there really excites me.

The photo mode, which ill be honest, ive never used on a Forza game before this one is amazing. I can spend ages just trying to find the right shot to snap.

Btw. You can view my whole online Forza gallery here: http://forzamotorsport.net/en-US/Gallery.aspx?gt=Bonxy

Of course one of the key features of the game is the multiplayer. The fact i can sit with friends and drive around this huge map and have races in between ourselves is brilliant. The more the merrier in my opinion.

Ill leave you with one of my favorite images from the game so far.

Mini Cooper S