Tag Archive | minecraft

Finally getting my hands on the Minecraft LEGO set

Yep, its here, the Minecraft LEGO.  Pre-ordered months ago, the set has finally arrived and I spent the better part of my night putting it together.  It was, of course, a blast to play with LEGOs again. Hit the jump for a full album of photos from the set.

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Checking out the Minecraft 1.2 patch with a Rube Goldberg machine

Jens “jeb” Bergensten tweeted a new video that shows off most of the new features to Minecraft in the next 1.2 update.  Its fun to watch and shows a little bit of the scope of the update, namely updates to mob AI to make monsters and NPCs much smarter, such as zombie pathfinding and skeleton survival.  If you can stand the chiptune music, check out the video after the jump!

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The result of Mojang’s weekend Mojam is…Catacomb Snatch!

Other than the unfortunate title, Catacomb Snatch is the latest game from Minecraft creators, Mojang.  Its a sort of side-scrolling, shooter, RTS, multiplayer…thing.  In fact it took me probably 20 minutes to figure out what to do.  (The fact that the game didn’t have a proper read-me file didn’t help either….).  While playing I took numerous screens and I figure I’ll try to explain it as best as I can after the jump, but I must admit its pretty damn fun and multiplayer looks even better!

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Mojang will make a new game in real time over the weekend!

And for charity no doubt!  Mojang, purveyors of blocks and fancy hats are going to be doing a nonstop create-a-thon over the weekend for an unspecified game.  It will last for 60 hours and will be hosted by my favorite indie bundle site The Humble Bundle.  All proceeds go to charity in a classy move by Mojang and I imagine the game will be available at some point to those who donate.  Also the offices of Mojang will be live-streamed during the process.  The whole thing is already in progress so check it out!

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Wired writer proves that Minecraft isn’t reality

He could have saved a lot of time by just asking…

Rhell Allain from Wired decides to don his “need to show off my physics skillz” hat and puts Minecraft to the test that nobody asked for.  Maybe the frothing ghost of Newton who obviously resides within Allain was seriously offended by the following video which playfully demonstrates the game mechanics of Minecraft:

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Minecraft gets adorable by one more “notch”

Ha!  Puns are fun.  Whenever I report something about Minecraft it feels like some of Mojang’s cheeky brand of humor rubs off on me.

In any case, Minecraft is about to add in ocelots (you know, the big cats with spots) to its already adorable base of content.  Hit the jump for a list of other additions and video footage of the next update!

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SpaceChem gets a sandbox mode

SpaceChem is one of those rare games that lets you create machines that build things, atomic molecules in this case, but still.  I don’t understand why this genre isn’t much, much bigger.  At least with the latest sandbox mode for SpaceChem the game will be letting you do all sorts of crazy molecular deconstruction and reconstruction.  Just look at that screenshot above, does that look remotely understandable at first glance?

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Mojang news: Cobalt now available and Minecraft 1.1 update

Mojang, the people who brought you Minecraft are working on a couple of other games and one of them happens to be Cobalt.  I may be checking it out soon to get a feel for what it really is, but if the trailers are any indication, it looks sort of like a Liero/Soldat type of game, maybe without the terraian destruction.  Hit the jump for gameplay video!

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Was Minecraft’s official release also its death?

After putting Mincraft Monday on hiatus, I quickly realized that I didn’t have much other reason to return to the game.  The official release has come and gone for Minecraft, to much fanfare, but now it seems like there isn’t much more to look forward to and my interest in the game has quickly waned.

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Portal 2 is the hipster GOTY

This one may take a little convincing.

2011 has been a great year of sequels and sequels of sequels.  When the end of the year nears, all of the major publications as well as every person who likes to play numerous video games will loudly proclaim what they think their “Game of the Year” was.  The general consensus seems to be that with its huge scope, high production values and nearly limitless role-playing potential, Skyrim takes the award.

Many people, however, disagree.  Why?  I’m not really sure, but I suspect its what I like to call the hipster mentality.

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