Finalists for World Video Game Hall of Fame announced

The debate of what is the greatest game of all time has been going on for decades and will continue to be debated for decades to come. Regardless of what you may think, we can all agree there have been some amazing games released over the years. The finalists for this year’s The World VideoContinue reading “Finalists for World Video Game Hall of Fame announced”

Most Downloaded Game on Nintendo Switch for 2017 Revealed

Last year saw the launch of the Nintendo Switch and it took the world by storm. The Switch has a huge library of games to download, but the most downloaded Switch game of 2017 was Indie darling Stardew Valley. Earlier today, Nintendo released rankings of the most downloaded Switch games of 2017. It is importantContinue reading “Most Downloaded Game on Nintendo Switch for 2017 Revealed”

Mojang CEO Confirms Xbox Live Login on Nintendo Switch for Minecraft Crossplay

At this year’s Microsoft conference at E3, it was announced that Minecraft will have an important new update coming this Fall, namely crossplay. In a recent interview, Mojang CEO Jonas Märtensson confirms that you will be able to log in to Xbox Live on Switch in order to play the Microsoft-owned Minecraft. He also expresses hisContinue reading “Mojang CEO Confirms Xbox Live Login on Nintendo Switch for Minecraft Crossplay”

Could Ad-words be the Next Frontier of Procedural Generation?

Whether you think it’s a brilliant ploy for advertising or a terrifying Orwellian tool of observation and mass consumerism, data mining and user analytics have already begun to change the way that sales and marketing exploit our habits and behavior to promote products. Delve into your own Ad-words page on Google and it will revealContinue reading “Could Ad-words be the Next Frontier of Procedural Generation?”

Open Worlds Might Be Too Big

Open world is often perceived as a vast area that people can explore without the usual constraints games put on them. Without defined paths to go down, certain areas you have to go to, or predefined stages, it gives the player a lot more freedom. However, I think many games recently have gone too far with this freedom. IContinue reading “Open Worlds Might Be Too Big”

Minecraft “Friendly Update” Announced

Microsoft has announced an important new feature for the hit building game Minecraft: crossplay. The update, titled “The Friendly Update,” enables players across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, Xbox One, PC. The Oculus Rift will also be fully functional with Minecraft. All achievements in Minecraft will count towards your Xbox Live Gamerscore, regardless of platform.Continue reading “Minecraft “Friendly Update” Announced”

Minecraft Frostburn Update Released on PC

It doesn’t feel that long ago since the previous combat-centric update of Minecraft was released. Now a new update has been released for the PC version of the game. You can get this update by simply opening the Minecraft launcher. For the avid players on the console, unfortunately you will have to wait for the update. This updateContinue reading “Minecraft Frostburn Update Released on PC”

Minecraft Story Mode Episode 6 Releases Next Week

Telltale Games have announced that Episode 6 of Minecraft: Story Mode will release next week on June 7th. The episode, titled A Portal to Mystery, is the first of 3 extra episodes in addition to the season one finale. A Portal to Mystery finds hero Jesse and his friends in a zombie-infested world, trapped inContinue reading “Minecraft Story Mode Episode 6 Releases Next Week”

Minecraft Price Change For Certain Regions

Distributing games around the world has become super simple with just a server. Pricing a game for sale around the world however, is not. Minecraft, the wildly popular indie game where you have a world to build what you want, is having its price point altered in certain regions to align with the US dollar.Continue reading “Minecraft Price Change For Certain Regions”

Minecraft Combat Update Released On PC

Mojang has officially released the Minecraft Patch 1.9 combat-centric update. This update brings a slew of new features to expand the game from the original which consisted of simply building. Previously, combat in the game consisted of furiously dealing as many attacks towards an enemy in the hopes that they succumb to damage before you did. Now theContinue reading “Minecraft Combat Update Released On PC”

Review — Minecraft: Story Mode: Episode 4

Finishing Episode 3 of Minecraft: Story Mode left me with one question: could TellTale continue their hotstreak with Episode 4? In accordance with TellTale’s abbreviated release schedule, less than a month after Episode 3 we have our answer. Episode 4 is here and it delivers an enjoyable if disappointing experience. Akin in quality to the first two episodes, Episode 4 addresses someContinue reading “Review — Minecraft: Story Mode: Episode 4”

Minecraft Coming to Wii U December 17th

Nintendo had some big news for earlier today… which ended up being slightly disappointing. It was announced earlier today that Minecraft would be making its way to the Wii U on December 17th. The title would be priced at $29.99, available on the eShop, and would contain six add-on packs. The developers of Minecraft, Mojang,Continue reading “Minecraft Coming to Wii U December 17th”