Official Minecraft Texture Packs – Our Mojang Top 5

I like to change Minecraft texture packs and will change them on a whim depending on what I am feeling like at the time. I enjoy seeing what I have built through a different lens, and discovering how they chose to represent all of the different items within the game while keeping true to the … Read more Official Minecraft Texture Packs – Our Mojang Top 5

Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is not the successor we were hoping for.

Plants Vs Zombies Battle for Neighborville

Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville was released just a little over a month ago and after playing it for some of that time it has truly rejuvenated my love of Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2! And, when I write “some of that time” I actually mean sporadically as I’ve played more Garden Warfare … Read more Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is not the successor we were hoping for.

Baldur’s Gate III Announced at E3

Baldur's Gate III

PC players will once again be able to explore the intricate lands of Faerun with the announcement of the third installment to the Baldur’s Gate series. Larian Studios and Wizard of the Coast promise and engaging and immersive series that will provide players with a unique RPG experience unlike that which has been seen before. … Read more Baldur’s Gate III Announced at E3

E3 2019 – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Video Revealed

Star Wars: Fallen Order Gameplay Reveal

At E3 2019 in California, EA Play treated us to 14 minutes Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay today and while I’m very excited about what was shown, I didn’t see anything in the mechanics that left me feeling that this would be the future of Star Wars games. If you liked the look and … Read more E3 2019 – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Video Revealed

Building a World: Take a glimpse into our Minecraft Realm

Just about 3 years ago GlutenMifflin and I started building a world on a Minecraft realm. For us, Minecraft is one of those tried and true games that you can pick up and simply play any time. Sometimes we will spend months fixated on our projects within that game and then, when a break is needed leave it for a couple of months to play something else, knowing full well that at some point we will return and pick up where we left off.

At the time, we were in a sort of dry spell with gaming. Having mastered all of our favorite characters in Garden Warfare 2 we didn’t really know what we wanted to play and we were kind of done with the horrors of battle in the never ending war between the virtuous plants and evil zombies. We still loved the game, but after hours upon hours of play time and the prospect of going through the grind, leveling those leftover characters that we didn’t really want to play left us bored with the idea so we decided to return to Minecraft and the release of realms was perfect timing.

We had always endeavored to create a world on an epic scale. A world that would have its own separate but functional areas and a transit system to connect them. This was problematic before realms came along as only the host of the world would be able to add anything when we weren’t playing together. And, While we did manage to build some very nice things within our own Minecraft worlds, we would have to take turns hosting or visiting and as a result the interconnectivity we sought was never able to truly manifest.

That was until, Minecraft Realms was released. With the introduction of realms we were able to have a perpetual world where we would be able to drop in and out anytime we wanted to. We would be able to work on our own projects solo or team up and work on a group effort all with a common goal of expanding this ever prevalent world.

Currently our world has 6 functional areas which are basically towns. They are Gondor, Erebor, Endor, Mordor, Laketown, and Pandora. Some are closer to each other and some are pretty far. They are all connected through a transit system so travel from town to town is quick, safe, and easy. We finally have that massive epic world and are constantly looking to expand it. Unexpectedly, it has even taken on its own life in the form of lore. As we were building these awesome structure I started to notice that there was a story behind these places. The stories are heavily borrowed and amalgamated versions of the pop culture fiction that we watch and grew up with so much of it may seem very familiar. Even the names of the towns have significance. They weren’t named simply because we wanted to name them after some movie, no, there was some element in the game that gave rise to that reference and thus the name of the town.

The video below will hopefully be the first of many in which we showcase some of the parts of our Minecraft realm. This is my very first video so please don’t take it too seriously, it’s all simply for fun. In this video I showcase my baby, Endor. In it I simply take you on a journey to several points of interest and try to explain to you the story, the lore, behind the place.

Here is the text from the book I show in the video if you care to read more…

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Far Cry New Dawn, so far sooo good!

Got the chance to put in some time with Far Cry New Dawn this weekend and I must say that I’m really enjoying it so far. Was able to do a little exploring, found Larry Parker’s Mars teleported, took an outpost and scavenged it, and drove across the map to pick up one of my … Read more Far Cry New Dawn, so far sooo good!

Far Cry New Dawn

Far Cry 5 was one of my all time favorite games. I have played through it multiple times and just recently completed my new game+ on infamous mode. And just three weeks from now I will be able to once again return to beautiful Montana, post apocalyptic Mad Max style with the release of Far … Read more Far Cry New Dawn

Far Cry New Dawn is the Oz of the Apocalypse.

There is a new trailer out for Far Cry New Dawn that delves a little more into the story. I may end up doing trailer breakdown but I’m conflicted. Really trying not to dig too deeply into all of this game’s secrets as I would like to experience it all firsthand when I actually play … Read more Far Cry New Dawn is the Oz of the Apocalypse.

Online Play for Red Dead Redemption 2 Starts this Week…

It’s a little complicated but essentially the release date for all players is Friday, November 30th, while other players will be able to play a few days earlier depending on certain conditions… If you bought the Ultimate edition you get to play 3 days earlier on Tuesday (11/27). If you played on the date of … Read more Online Play for Red Dead Redemption 2 Starts this Week…

Could Mr. Stabby be making his way to Minecraft??

Not quite! Though I’d love to see that lovable little guy from the Frost Legion once again. The world today however is not quite ready for some kind of crazy Terraria/Minecraft crossover. Instead it seems, that Minecraft could be offering players and “event mob” like that of the aforementioned Frost Legion with the introduction of … Read more Could Mr. Stabby be making his way to Minecraft??

A Different Kind of Co-Op Gaming: Geocaching.

It’s the original Pokémon GO. Geocaching, is an outdoor adventure game that does indeed have some distinct similarities to the popular virtual search game and the variants that have popped up since. The biggest difference being that Geocaching is based in the physical world and there are no random spawns, there are no spawns at … Read more A Different Kind of Co-Op Gaming: Geocaching.

New Diablo Game Boo-ed at BlizzCon?

In a Q & A session with game designer Wyatt Cheng it was revealed that Blizzard’s newest installment to the Diablo series, Diablo Immortal, would only be playable on mobile devices (iOS and Android). This caused some amount of dissatisfaction among PC and console players as they started booing that disappointing information. Cheng and his … Read more New Diablo Game Boo-ed at BlizzCon?

“That’s what you get when you mess with a man in a shark costume!”:Dead Rising 4 and the Complete and Utter Betrayal to Co-Op Gaming.

To paraphrase the great John Goodman in what is probably one of the greatest pieces of cinema…“This is what you get Capcom! This is what you get when you BLEEP a stranger in the BING BONG!” Yep, the game has been out for quite a while now and this article may seem outdated as a … Read more “That’s what you get when you mess with a man in a shark costume!”:Dead Rising 4 and the Complete and Utter Betrayal to Co-Op Gaming.