Though very much unofficially, the VR wonder Oculus Rift has made it's way to Minecraft. Named Minecrift, this mod adapts the games visual output for the VR headset, putting you right at the heart of the map you've just built.
Big Minecraft projects are always great to see, and while it isn’t as expansive as Westeros, Josh Collins' recreation of Jurassic park is still impressive.
Many impressive Minecraft creations have appeared since release; but none quite as mindblowing as Westeroscraft. A team of 100 people have painstakingly worked over 4 months to recreate the entire Westeros continent from George R. R. Martin's fantasy world, including the capital of King's Landing.
Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, Halo... Granted, 2012 like countless other years within this generation of gaming has bore witness to many of the usual suspects within our industry. But don't let that fool you, because there's still plenty of gaming goodness found within just waiting to be uncovered in time for Christmas. From epic naval battles in Assassin's Creed III, to the long-awaited return of a certain Master Chief, and the epic close to one of this generation's finest series. Not to mention the launch of the successor to one of the best-selling home consoles ever. Yes, 2012 was another fantastic year for games.
We’ve seen our fair share of ambitious Minecraft builds these past couple of years, but even so they never get any less impressive. From faithful recreations of Hyrule, an extravagant imagining of the USS Enterprise in block form, even entire cities built from the ground-up. But still, not a single one can come close to the ‘Crafting Azeroth’ project, an attempt to build a “full-scale reproduction” of World Of Warcraft’s Azeroth.
Notch's Minecraft truly is a phenomenon in gaming. In a couple of short years, the deviously-simple sandbox building game represents everything fundamentally great about indie game development. Going from a project created in the bedroom of the aforementioned Markus 'Notch' Persson and since riding on the back of nothing more than word alone (up until now, Minecraft has been entirely self-published), the game has now been played by millions and, along with it, earned its creator millions in the process.
It might have been months in planning and even longer in its development stages, but the Xbox 360 port of the phenomenally successful Minecraft had already gone profitable within an hour of going on sale this past Wednesday.
As far as Minecraft remakes go, we’ve seen a mind-boggling number of blocky reinterpretations, from a complete remake of GTA V’s long-rumoured teaser trailer, to catchy chip-tune renditions of modern music. But in a project that has so far taken a whole 9 months to achieve, a few intrepid Minecraft players have done something truly incredible. Welcome to ‘Hyrulecraft’; an alarmingly faithful, to-scale reproduction of the world inhabited by Link in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
So you've invested time in Minecraft and built some pretty faithful block-renditions of different models. But what if you want them to be timelessly kept on your shelf, forming a time capsule of reminiscence? Well, worry no more, dear reader, as new software Mineways has your back.Read More
2011 has been a great year for gaming. Granted, we feel it may not have been one of the best; but there's still been a generous handful of dilectible experiences for both experienced and newcomers to video games alike. Now we know how this works: create a list to perpetuate discussion and disagreement, as to generate a buzz around your site. We understand that risk going into this; but there's also the urge in the more opinionated of us in the office to tell you exactly which are our favourites. So Happy New Year, here is out Top 10 games of 2011.
Minecraft has and always will be more about creativity than surviving crazed Creepers, deranged Skeletons and deadly cave-dwelling Spiders. With a user-base well in excess of four million, we’ve seen players invest countless hours in re-creating classic 8-bit games using stop-motion, building gargantuan models – the USS Enterprise is a particular favourite – and devising chip-tune remakes of popular music.