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Once again it’s March and that means the BAVGAs. Once more hosted by Irish comedian Dara O’Briain. Opening with a terrible “arrow in the knee” joke, then lambasting ITV for its use of ARMA II footage as never-before-seen footage of the IRA. Surprisingly no quips about the current status of BAVGA sponsor GAME. This year introduces the “Performer” award.
I can hear you readers already. “But Connor! Minecraft’s been playable for more than a year!” That’s true, but on the 18th of November 2011, the game was finally moved from beta and “released”, and that is why I’ve chosen it as my game of this year.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six or seven months then I’m sure you’ve heard about Minecraft, the open world, build anything sandbox game that’s become a phenomenon among gamers, even though it’s still in beta. But while thousands praise it, there are many who aren’t fans of it, myself included, mostly due to the fact that people call it a game when it’s more of a creation tool. A literal sandbox, not a video game in the modern sense. If that sounds like you then [...]
Swedish E-retailer Webhallen has teamed up with Mojang, the studio that makes Minecraft, to provide some cool prizes in a very cool competition for those of you with a creative streak.
Minecraft is a curious PC game developed by the lone developer ‘Notch’. At it’s core it’s a game of building, mining and crafting. It escapes definition for any particular genre other than ‘open world’ and is very much a game of what you make of it, literally. And as I recently took the plunge in buying myself into the current alpha I thought I’d take the plunge with a little write up on it.