July 2nd, 2014Games
News from The Courier:
A game developed in Dundee is on track to become the best-selling computer game of all time.
Minecraft, which is developed by Mojang and 4J Studios, has sold 54,000,000 copies, making it the third highest selling title ever.
Its chief rivals are Wii Sports, which has sold 82 million copies, and the classic Tetris, which has sold 134 million.
The iconic game, which allows players to manipulate and build their own 3D world, was created by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson and later developed and published for PC by his company Mojang.
Chris van der Kuyl, chairman of 4J, which later teamed up with Mojang to develop the game for computer consoles, said there is only one word to sum up Minecraft, “phenomenal.”
He said: “The guys in Sweden invented the game and it got bigger and bigger.”
“We became involved about three and a half years ago but no one realised it could be one of the best-selling games of all time.
“We had a lot of options at the time but we wanted to commit to this game because we believed in it and knew it would be successful. Like Lego it engages players’ creativity and im……………. continues on The Courier
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December 26th, 2013Games
News from Longview Daily News:
So, you haven’t hear of “Minecraft,” the PC game taking the world by storm? No worry, my friends, because I’m hear to inform you that the popular sandbox game has been released for the PlayStation 3, so no matter what console/system you have (Xbox, PC, Mac), you now can indulge in the awesoemness that is Minecraft.
Released through the PlayStation Store on Dec. 17, “Minecraft: PS3 Edition” functions as a somewhat stripped-down version of the computer version without losing any of the appealing aspects. Your goal is still open-ended as “Minecraft,” being the ultimate example of a sandbox game, doesn’t so much have goals as much as it allows you to do what you see fit.
For those unfamiliar with the game, you start as a pixelated character (named Steve by the game’s creator, Markus “Notch” Persson, as a nod to generic names) with a set skin (character design). You do have the ability to change your skin from the get-go with several choices available to you in-game.
You also can purchase skin packs with more variety.
The game comes in two modes: survival and creative. The basic premise of survival mode is, as you’ve guessed by now, to survive in a t……………. continues on Longview Daily News
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January 28th, 2013Games
News from Examiner.com:
A pair of “Minecraft” players showed off their ingenuity Saturday with a working 8-bit computer created inside the popular PC game with Redstone.
Reddit users “sondre99v” and “Azzi777″ initially teamed up to make an in-game display which evolved into the 8-bit CPU. “We wanted to find a volume-efficient way to make a 7-segment display with decoder and MUX, and then it just sorta grew from there,” Azzi777 explained.
The still in work 8-bit Redstone computer features 16 bytes of RAM and will run simple……………. continues on Examiner.com
News from CBS Local:
By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Super Bowl XLVII will only be played once, and it will be on the field in New Orleans. But with two weeks to fill in between the championship games and the Super Bowl, there’s some time to run some numbers.
PredictionMachine.com, a website that predicts the outcome of sporting events based on computer models, ran more than just “some” numbers. They ran Sunday’s 49ers vs. Ravens match-up through their system 50,000 times to see what the most likely outcome of the game will be.
The 49ers won the game 66.9% of the time, and scored an average of seven points more than the Ravens in the simulations (28.6 to 21.3), with San Francisco outgaining the Ravens by an average of 85 yards per game.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed an average of 20.9 of 35.3 passes per game, with 1.3 touchdowns and 0.8 interceptions. The 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick completed an average of 17.2 of 28.8 passes, for 1.6 touchdowns and 0.8 interceptions, and rushed for 38 yards.
The 49ers get the edge in the following matchups: San Francisco run offense vs. Baltimore run defense, San Francisco pass offense vs. Baltimo……………. continues on CBS Local
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January 12th, 2013Online Games
News from Mashable:
What’s This?Matt Silverman2013-01-11 23:12:38 UTC
Redditor HighlifeTTU shared a photo album with r/Minecraft on Friday that details a massive custom overhaul to the online version of the popular building game. The goal: to unify 70 servers into one enormous game space.
Here’s why this is kind of a big deal. Multiplayer Minecraft worlds are not served from a central location. Any player can host one, on his local machine or a dedicated server. Other players must know your server’s address to join the world. Thousands of public servers are listed on community forums and other gathering places.
Every server is different, depending on who’s in……………. continues on Mashable
News from Palo Alto Online:
Stanford and the Pac-12 Conference today released the 2013 Cardinal football schedule, featuring seven home games at Stanford Stadium for the defending Pac-12 champions and Rose Bowl Game champions.
Stanford’s 2013 home schedule features six opponents who played in bowl games this past season, plus the 116th edition of the Big Game. Stanford achieved a perfect 7-0 record at Stanford Stadium in 2012, the second time in the past three years with an unbeaten home record (2010, 6-0).
The Cardinal owns a nine-game home winning streak, fifth-longest in the nation, and a 30-3 record in its last 33 games at Stanford Stadium.
The 2013 season and home opener welcomes South Bay rival San Jose State on Sept. 7, fresh off an historic 11-2 season and victory in the Military Bowl. The Cardinal and Spartans dueled in a memorable opener las……………. continues on Palo Alto Online
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October 12th, 2012Games
News from Computerandvideogames.com:
Markus ‘Notch’ Persson – creator of the insanely popular game Minecraft – has released the first footage of his new game, oddly titled ’0x10c’.
It doesn’t show much; it’s more a development test of the game’s art and dynamic lights – basically he shoots lasers down dark hallways – but Persson did sit down with our friends at PC Gamer for a chat about his ideas……………. continues on Computerandvideogames.com
News from Computerandvideogames.com:
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Hawken is the awesome-looking free-to-play first-person mech shooter from developer Adhesive Games and publisher Meteor Entertainment.
The ‘initial closed beta’ at the end of this month will open the game up to a greater number of players than were allowed to take part in previous Alpha testing sessions.
“HAWKEN’s Alpha 2 testing was great. We broke a lot of things and that’s good. The more that we find wrong now th……………. continues on Computerandvideogames.com
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May 9th, 2012Games
News from Computerandvideogames.com:
Mojang’s Minecraft has whipped PC gamers up into a mad frenzy over the last year and a bit.
While keyboard warriors have been enjoying making elaborate, awe-inspiring constructions, battling creepers in the dead of night and trolling fellow crafters, console owners have had to wait patiently for the arrival of 4J Studios’ Xbox 360 Edition. Well, the wait is over, and the game is great. Rejoice!
Here’s what we said in our Minecraft: Xbox 360 review: “Whether you’re mining, crafting, building, or fighting – either alone, or with friends – there’s nothing quite like Minecraft. An accomplished, streamlined port that’s a perfect fit for Xbox 360.” We gave it an impressive 9.0.
Other criti……………. continues on Computerandvideogames.com
News from KCRG:CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – For months state leaders have debated on what Iowa should be doing to reform education. Lawmakers have tried to find a plan that will improve student learning and college preparation. But some Eastern Iowa schools have started offering specialized classes that cater to the interests of students.
At Cedar Rapids Washington, Jefferson and Kennedy, one business class is doing just that. It’s called “Video Game Marketing and Design” and it has students piling into the classroom to learn more. It could be because for an hour a day, class work seems less of a task and more like entertainment. “As soon as I heard there was a game development class, I just really wanted to get into that,” said Bryce Korazio, a Sophomore at Cedar Rapids Washington. The class had such a strong interest, the schools ended up offering it at more times than they originally planned.
The title of the class is what drew many students in. “I basically did it for the video game aspect because I love playing video games but the advertising aspect kind of also appealed to me,” said Chase Deshaw, a Freshman at Cedar Rapids Washington. But once learning was underway many realized it was……………. continues on KCRG
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April 8th, 2012Games
News from PC Magazine:
Minecraft in space? Not quite. But the newest game that Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has up his sleeve does tip its hat to some of the more advanced creations that gamers have built within the sandbox-themed Minecraft universe.
In this case, it’s an emulated computer. While the overall theme of Persson’s game has been done time and time again — a space sim that allows players to fly around and do just about whatever they want, including combat, trading, resource mining, and all that — the unique glimmer within “0x10c” (working title) is the working computer that Persson plans to build into the game. Technically, into each ship.
“The computer in the game……………. continues on PC Magazine
News from Computerandvideogames.com:
PAYDAY: The Heist players have been treated to a huge update for free.
It also adds the ability for players to join games mid-heist, which is nice.
It’s downloadable now for PC and PS3. Here’s the full update list:
Masks of Disguise: Feeling stately?Presidential masks are now available to those players that have reached level 145. Players can grab a Golden mask when all heists are completed on OVERKILL 145+. BEEEF masks have also been added to the game, and can be picked up in the lobby.
OVERKILL 145+: Players that have reached level 145 can now play on a new difficulty called OVERKILL 145+, which opens up the possibility for new events and achievements. It also u……………. continues on Computerandvideogames.com
Tags: building, Creator, Emulated, into, Minecraft, Space
April 5th, 2012Games
News from Tom’s Hardware Guide:
Mojang’s next PC game will be set in outer space and feature a fully functioning emulated 16-bit CPU.
On Wednesday, Markus “Notch” Persson revealed Mojang’s follow-up to Minecraft as 0x10c, an “ambitious” PC game set in outer space. The project is still in its early stages, but the team hopes to follow Minecraft’s lead and unleash an alpha unto the public so that players help shape the game as it grows. Minecraft originally went into open alpha mode back in May 2009, but didn’t go gold until November 2011.
“The cost of the game is still undecided, but it’s likely there will be a monthly fee for joining the Multiverse as we are going to emulate all computers and physics even when players aren’t logged in,” he states. “Single player won’t have any recurring fees.”
The background story begins during 1988 in a parallel universe. In this timeline, the space race never ended. Science has discovered a way to put huma……………. continues on Tom’s Hardware Guide
News from TheSixthAxis:
On the 30th March last year, I started Cheap PC Gaming. There have now been 39 instalments in the series, which means I missed 13 weeks but hey, it’s difficult to find a game that I can play over the weekend every week. The column has spanned old and new, indie and published, unknown and renown, there were even browser games involved at one point. I’ve covered FPS, point and click, platformer, puzzle, strategy, RPG, music games, and even at one point a whole gaming platform in the form of OnLive.
That’s a lot of games. I’m also aware that it’s no longer ‘Cheap PC Gaming’ if you go ahead and buy them all so, to help out and to celebrate an entire year of CPCG, I’ve put together a top ten of all the games I’ve covered so far. This is the best of the best so far, each of these have my own personal seal of approval (or they would if I actually had one) and come as close as possible to guaranteed fun (allowing for your own personal preferences, of course).
10. Dwarf Fortress
Were it a perfect world, Dwarf Fortress would have a stellar interface, advanced tutorials to help newcomers into the game and it’d be further up this list. T……………. continues on TheSixthAxis
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