Suffolk New College win youth participation award for Autzine!

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Suffolk New College has been announced as the South regional winner of the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services (NCVYS) Young Partners Award for their excellent work in youth participation.

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Darksiders

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DARKSIDERS

Just another God of War rip off?

So a guy walks in with his horse… Oh, what you’ve heard this one?

Anyway, here’s the basic rundown:

War goes to help the world assuming the Seven deadly seals are broken, he finds Abaddon, the Archangel, he realizes he’s been set-up and is stripped of his powers… Does this seem familiar to you?

So, you take the role of the mythical horseman War (some guy in red voiced by Liam ‘O Brien) embarking on a quest for revenge against some unknown madman who you’ll see at the end of the game. Combat is very varied but can be top-heavy and sometimes wobbles when you lean on it. Gameplay-wise it’s very enjoyable with a vast array of weapons, powers, passive abilities most of which can be purchased from some reaper-like dude named Vulgrim.

The Watcher is your boss… He’s dark, seems to think he’s scary and a real pain in the neck at times when you don’t do as he says…

Your boss is a mean one…

So anyway, this game takes you across the world and even to the… beyond…

Along the way you’ll find several chests containing shards of armour (which can be used near the end of the game and selected when you decide to replay it).

So when you finally get this game beware that the tutorial is a bit clunky and on occasion the controls are a bit laggy, causing you to die many times and swear with every name under the sun.

Final Thought: Most critics would think this is another God of War rip off but it’s actually fun, addictive and totally and utterly brilliant if you can get past the rather strange control scheme.

If you liked this game you may like:

God of War III (SCEE)

OR

Dante’s Inferno (Visceral)

Autzine launch

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The Autzine Launch at Suffolk New College was brilliant !!!! Thank you to everyone at the college, Suffolk Mind And ASDat for all your help and support in making this happen!!! log onto our facebook page to see the pictures.

So……what happens next????

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The basic idea for the Magazine and Website was to provide information, support and ideas for Young People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. However, when we started to brainstorm the project, we realised it could be so much more.

The format of the magazine is such that lots of young people can contribute articles, and not just those on the spectrum. Here at Suffolk New College, the idea is that should a student wish to write an article, they can come and sit with Matt and use the Apple Mac computer that has been provided. They will learn how to use the equipment, and how to write an article that is not only suitable for a magazine, but also suitable for someone with Asperger Syndrome, therefore developing a wider understanding of the disorder.

When articles are sent in from outside of SNC, they will need to be emailed to Autzine so they can be proof read and adjusted accordingly with feed back to the author, again developing a wider understanding.

 

In relation to the website, we will be creating a forum for Young People from all over the country to post their opinions on hot issues of the day that we can then feed to relevant policy making bodies and organisations.

We also want to develop an information base for young people, parents and professionals covering all areas of young people’s lives including interests, day to day stuff, education and getting a job.

Alongside that we are going to develop a section for organisations to publish activities in their area. Part of the commitment they will be making is to say how they will be making the activity accessible for this group of young people, again developing a wider understanding of their needs.

The long term possibilities for development are very exciting as we introduce and create a world wide community for discussion and awareness raising, specifically aimed at Young People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

 YOU can help by spreading the word. We want as many people and organisations as possible to log on and be a part of this.

Issue 1

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Welcome to AUTZINE

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Welcome to AUTZINE, here to provide information, support and ideas for young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. As we move forward, there will be articles on Interests such as Music, Day to Day stuff like managing money, stuff to do with Education  and help on Getting a Job. There is also  a quarterly magazine that YOU can write articles for!!!! Get in touch through the contact page

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