21:34: Sit down with a full glass of Vimto. Stick Minecraft on. I was building a railway line to make getting water a lot easier. I’ll finish that and then get to bed.
22:18: Still sat down with a half full glass of Vimto. Now I’ve completed the water transport system, I may as well finish the sugar cane farm I was working on.
23:42: Finish the dregs of the glass of Vimto. Oh crap. I used the last of my wood making that hoe. Better collect some more. And plant more seeds. And harvest some wheat for the pigs. Need more pigs.
00:58: Thirsty for Vimto. Pretty tired but I want to get some more iron ore so I’m prepared next time I play. Need more wood to smelt it. Need a storage box to keep the iron ingots in. Can’t you make books in Minecraft? I’ll look into that. That’s a fine looking bookshelf I’ve made. They improve enchantment tables? How do you make one of them?
Aaaahh! It’s two in the morning and all I have to show for it is a shit load of square-faced pigs! Continue Reading
This write up may feel about a week or so late but I assure it’s a deliberate decision. I’ve always felt that games show summaries should always be done a week, maybe even two or three after the event has finished. People are very quick to commit their thoughts to paper (or to hard disk nowadays I suppose) lest they lose them amidst the hustle and bustle of the show itself, but there in lies in the problem. The hype inevitably colours the journalist’s opinions, better to leave it a week or two and let things settle down so we can have a nice calm, considered reflection on E3 2012. So without further ado…OMG!!! SNY AN NINTENDOO SUCKKED! UBISOFT PWWNED ALL LOLLLL!!! Continue Reading
Yes it’s Christmas time for gamers…it’s E3 time! Seriously though, for me there is something about E3 that really does strike the same chord with me as December 25th did when I was a young boy. It’s essentially Christmas time for twenty-something guys who live alone and spend their time playing video games…except instead of getting presents, you get the promise of presents to come.
So Wayforward technologies sure are generous folk it would seem. For anyone who read my recent review of the excellent ‘Mighty Switch Force’ on 3DS you’ll know that one of my few complaints was that it was a little on the short side, clocking in at 16 levels. Well now Wayforward are due to release an extra 5 levels and the existing levels also get some extra TLC in the form of upgraded 3D effects. Not entirely sure what that will play out like but it doesn’t sound like a bad thing to me. What’s more the company have said that this is just the first in a series of planned DLC releases for the game. Looks like the eshop is finding its groove after all…maybe. The first DLC pack is due out this Thursday 24th May.
If there was any doubt over just how evil Activision is then their latest debacle will surely remove it. Yes it seems that Bobby Kotick (CEO), or rather his chief legal officer George Rose has been taking a leaf out of Newscorp’s book and decided to try and hack the email accounts of Jason West and Vince Zampella. For anyone who doesn’t know, West and Zampella were the founding members of Infinity Ward, the studio behind industry behemoth ‘Call of Duty.’ Continue Reading
So I just popped Max Payne 3 into my PS3, all set and bam! Downloading update data, wait 22 minutes. I know I’m probably the umpteen millionth person to have a moan about this but whatever happened to the days when you could buy a new game, pop it into your console and play? The damn game hasn’t been out 24 hours yet and there’s already a patch released for it??! This may just be a peculiarity of the PS3 version for all I know but it just seems like this phenomenon is getting more and more prevalent. I remember one of the chief advantages of console gaming over PC gaming was that you didn’t have to wait for the damn thing to install (also controllers, in the days before official Xbox/Playstation controllers were easily supported on PCs). Anyway it’s finished now so I’m off to play…Rant over.
I must confess I’m not a fan of the Halo series but I do appreciate that many of you are which is why I felt it necessary to include this little bit of news in today’s updates. For those of you who don’t know, I commend you for managing to survive on the mosses that grow under whatever rock you’ve found shelter under. No seriously, the 4th installment (or at least the 4th numbered installment) in the Halo franchise is due out this November on Xbox 360. It’s the first major installment that’s not being made by series’ founder Bungie. Instead 343 Industries will be taking the reins, to some fans’ unease it might be added. Anyway the official artwork for the game was unveiled this week (see the lovely big picture below) along with some details on the games’ multiplayer.
‘As revealed by the publisher earlier today, the UNSC Infinity will serve as the game’s multiplayer hub. You’ll customise your character and manage your progress through the game’s various different modes from the giant ship.