Sony fans rejoice! Minecraft, Mojang’s ridiculously addictive sandbox game that has enjoyed much success on PC, the Xbox 360 and various mobile platforms, is rolling out on the PlayStation 3 and it will be bringing with it all of the features and content — sans the skins, texture and mash-up packs, which are incoming — that Xbox 360 owners have been enjoying for some time now.
I’m glad even more talented souls will now have the chance to get to work on crafting unforgettable roller coasters, because I seriously cannotget enoughof those. I’m also looking forward to seeing what 4J will do with Sony’s IPs, like God of War, Killzone and LittleBigPlanet.
I love covering Minecraft roller coasters, even though they steal from me any confidence I may have in my own creations.
We’ve seen plenty of unforgettable ones already, including roller coasters inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice and Ghostbusters, but this new Batman inspired coaster easily ranks among the best. It’s trippy, features a bit of stop-motion editing and borders on the unbelievable — read on to see it in action! READ MORE
Whether or not you agree with me, there’s no arguing that this incredible mod for the game isn’t survival horror. Some talented soul has faithfully recreated Silent Hill 2 — arguably the greatest survival horror game of all time — in Minecraft, complete with voice acting, cinematics and monsters that have been re-textured to make them more nightmarish. It even has that lovely sound effect that triggers when you pick up an item in Silent Hill. That’s some damn fine attention to detail right there.
I’m crazy excited for the arrival of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but I’m also understandably a little frustrated I won’t be able to grab either console as soon as I would like. My therapist told me I shouldn’t bottle up these emotions, otherwise I’ll return to my dark place and black out, only to wake up three days later covered in pig’s blood (at least I think it’s pig’s blood) with odd, almost alien markings covering my entire body. Since I’d rather that didn’t happen to me again, I’m going to express my emotions the only way I know how, by writing to you.
Since I’d rather not end this on a such a sour note, I’ve decided to extend this celebration with a look at some of this generation’s best horror-themed DLC and expansions — see my picks after the jump! READ MORE
In celebration of our favorite holiday, developer 4J has released a free texture pack for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition that turns cows into Hell Bovines and Endermen into Slendermen! You can also look forward to purple rain, green fire and a totally different Nether. I can’t wait to take on the Enderdragon again — I’d keep writing, but there’s an army of Slendermen I need to mow down. READ MORE
The same team that brought us those incredible Beetlejuice and Ghostbusters themed Minecraft roller coasters is at it again, and this time, the theme is the Tim Burton classic, A Nightmare Before Christmas. I really enjoyed the trippy Beetlejuice coaster, but this may be my new favorite. Enjoy a video tour of it after the break. READ MORE
Looks like that Xbox exclusivity agreement between Minecraft developer Mojang and Microsoft has ended. Today, it was revealed the ultra popular survival horror game will be coming to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Vita. What makes this even more exciting is the game will be a launch title for the PS4, so you won’t have long to wait for it if you don’t plan on getting an Xbox One.
Now all we need to do is wait for a Wii U version, then it will have conquered all the consoles. READ MORE
Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of the video game phenomenon Minecraft, which has sold close to 20 million copies across PC and Xbox 360, likes to experiment with new game concepts. His latest project is a zombie shooter called Shambles, a game he made in about seven days for 7DFPS, an annual event where game makers come together to make first person shooters in seven days.
In Shambles, you’re tasked with exploring an urban environment that’s brimming with the undead with the sole purpose of killing everything that’s unfortunate enough to get in your way. It’s fun, it’s free and it’s pretty darn impressive for a game that was made in just a week.
I scored a 40 my first time through and after a few more attempts I managed to reach an 80. I’m pretty sure you can beat that. If you’re up to the challenge, you can try it out for yourself here. READ MORE
If you’re still playing Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and you’re a fan of Telltale’s amazing game based on The Walking Dead, and you like spending your money on skin packs — boy do I have news for you. On Wednesday, July 31st, Skin Pack 5 will make its way to the game, bringing with it characters that will be familiar to anyone who’s played Telltale’s episodic series.
Included in the pack are Lee Everett, Kenny, Molly, Christa, Omid, and two Walkers (guy and gal versions) — Clementine’s absence makes me a little sad — all of which you can get for the low price of 160 MSP ($2). Pictures after the break. READ MORE
It’s no secret. Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim looks amazing. Gargantuan underwater monsters fighting equally sized mechs? Here, go ahead and have all my money.
Youtuber Steelehouse Digital has gone ahead and recreated one of the film’s trailers in the all-too-familiar style of Minecraft. I know I’m supposed to side with my fellow humans, but I’m finding that difficult after seeing those adorable Minecraftified Kaijin. Watch the trailer after the jump. READ MORE
To the surprise of no one, Minecraft will be coming to the Xbox One. The game will make use of the new hardware by bringing with it a significantly larger world to explore, one I sincerely hope is brimming with every feature PC gamers are currently enjoying. So far, Minecraft has sold over six million copies on XBLA, so its transition to Microsoft’s next console isn’t unexpected. It is however, crazy exciting.
I’ve sunk countless hours into the game, so I’m very much looking forward to sinking even more on the Xbox One. It will also come with more multiplayer options — I’m sure we’ll hear more about what the means in the near future. READ MORE
Youtuber nuropsych1 is at it again. This guy has built a pixelated block bridge straight to my heart with his amazing movie-inspired Minecraft roller coasters. His trippy ‘Beetlejuice’ coaster is still my favorite, but this ‘Ghostbusters’ one comes in at a really close second.
In related news, the other day I built a house in Minecraft. I share it with my new best friend, Chartreuse the Fancy Pig. Oh, you don’t care? All right then, check out the video after the break. READ MORE
There are Minecraft roller coasters, and then there are Minecraft roller coasters. Every stab I make falls firmly into the former, while this is decidedly a card-carrying member of the latter. I’ve my share of amazing fan-made Minecraft roller coasters, but this sets the bar astronomically high for the next. It’s weird, funny, and trippy — all words I’ve used to describe it’s inspiration, Beetlejuice, which I suddenly have a very strong urge to watch right now. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
We’ve covered Resident Evil creations in Minecraftbefore, but I’ve never seen something quite like this. It’s a quality mod that adds two new ores (ruby and steel), herbs, weapons, RPD armor, weapons, enemies, and more from the Resident Evil universe. I’m especially fond of Wesker’s armor, because that man knows how to dress. Or he did (RIP, man). I would’ve liked to see arguably the most iconic item from the RE games make its way into the mod — the ink ribbons and/or typewriter — but everything else is so well done that complaining about something like that would be nitpicky. Check out the mod after the jump! READ MORE
At this point, if you can think of something to build in Minecraft, chances are it’s been done. Someone’s undoubtedly already recreated the Spencer mansion from the first Resident Evil, but until I haven’t seen such an incredible attention for detail as what’s displayed in the work Redditor moltenpanther has done. Every room has been meticulously mapped out so it looks like its Resident Evil counterpart. Even though it isn’t finished, it’s really impressive. Check it out after the break. READ MORE
For Minecraft fans, the Enderman might not inspire the same fear the Creepers do, but they’re definitely the most unsettling of the many monsters found in the game. Their ethereal presence, pitch black bodies, freakishly long arms, and silent, soul-penetrating gaze give them an air of mystery that’s shared by Slenderman, the legend that inspired them. They also have an annoying fondness for moving blocks around the world, which has led to many a dirt block set atop a tree in the games I’ve played. Deviant Art user DevBurmak has crafted one of the more unnerving interpretations of the Enderman, giving it an almost alien-like appearance. Check it out after the break, but remember to never look directly into its eyes. READ MORE
Last night, TJ and myself were playing some good ole’ Minecraft when it struck me that I need to YouTube “Minecraft Silent Hill” to see if anything pops up. I was not disappointed in the slightest. Turns out users are creating Silent Hill-inspired adventure maps and texture packs galore, bringing the horror of one of our favorite towns to the blocky smash hit.
But perhaps one of my favorite little finds came from YouTube user Joslock, who recreated a portion of the infamous Silent Hill 2 song “Promise” using note blocks. It’s not the full song, but it’s still really impressive and I’m willing to bet it was beyond time consuming. Check it out below! READ MORE
Hey you. How have you been? I’ve scavenged the darkest corners of the Internet again, or Youtube, rather, and like a Minecraft miner stepping out of a cave with an inventory full of diamonds, I have some treasure to share with all of you. After the break you’ll find a beautiful fan-made trailer for Telltale’s The Walking Dead, BioShock’s Rapture recreated in Minecraft, and you’ll also find out what happens when you get too many kills in Halo 4. (Spoiler: it’s not good.) READ MORE
Sometimes, when playing a game, I have to sit back and scratch my head because I suddenly realize that my weapon is not only absurdly overpowered, but is also a little bit on the ridiculous side. Like, laugh out loud ridiculous. Like, laugh out loud, point at the screen, call my pals and dish ridiculous. So I gathered some of my favorites and compiled a list of my 10 Overpowered And Ridiculous Video Game Weapons for all of you. Check it out below and let me know if I forgot any! READ MORE
We were already introduced to the FREE Far Cry 3 map for the PC edition of Minecraft. I got so excited I almost bought Minecraft on the PC. But I did not. Below however, you can check out a short but sweet trailer that gives you a look into the beautifully crafted island. Download it for free right HERE.
Out today for Minecraft on the PC, is a Far Cry 3 inspired map and texture pack you can download for free. If they haven’t already released it for download, you should be able to download it right from the the official Far Cry website. You basically get to experience Minecraft as you would experience Far Cry 3. The map includes over 50 easter eggs, key FC3 locations, and even characters. Sounds like it’ll be pretty awesome, and it’s free. Screens past the break.
There are some who say the horror genre is dying, or that it’s lost its mainstream appeal as video games continue to force their way into the pantheon of “accepted” forms of entertainment, right alongside music and films. I say that’s a load of crap. The horror genre isn’t dying, we’re just not recognizing many games that are actually far more terrifying than the scariest Silent Hill or Fatal Frame could ever hope to be. Here are ten games that are supposedly fun, quirky, or in some cases, adorable, when they’re actually horrifying. READ MORE
I’ve been obsessed with Minecraft since snagging it on my Xbox. TJ and I have made some amazing constructions and Adam has done his best to destroy them. But before I got sucked into actually playing the game, I was already hooked on watching the Yogscast and their hilarious journeys through the blocky world of Minecraftia. Simon and Lewis got me all set for the day that I would get to play the game myself, all while making me laugh until I was nearly in tears.
The group has now decided that the best way to celebrate the joining of Martyn Littlewood into the YogTowers was by having the three put out a parody of Maroon 5‘s “Moves Like Jagger” entitled “Screw The Nether”. It’s well worth checking out if you’re a fan of the game. If you like the song, you can purchase it off of iTunes.
It’s always great when 2 incredible things are violently smashed together. Christopher Walken is one of my crazy heroes, and Minecraft has quickly taken over my life since its Xbox 360 release. I also have to say I am incredibly impressed with Christopher Walken’s Minecrafting skills. Check out the video below, it’s so good. John Madden is a dipshit.