Mario in Mineraft – Full level built and played in 3D
The other nite I was thinking about what I could build in Minecraft that would be cool. I’d played hours and hours of Tekkit but I fancied going back to simpler times and installed Vanilla Minecraft on the Gaming Now Minecraft Server. I was playing Resident Evil 6 just a little while after going Vanilla in Minecraft and couldn’t help thinking that I wanted to get back to classic Resi gameplay too. It made me think “What other classic games I could put spin on?” and the idea of building platformer Mario games in 3D with Minecraft came to me. I found the Super Mario Mod on the Minecraft forums when I looked for “Mario in Minecraft”, installed it into the minecraft jar file along with some dependencies, Vanilla didn’t stay that way for long lol.
Game Wallpapers for your desktop
Recently I have added a whole fresh batch of game wallpapers to the wallpaper rotation on my laptop. On my laptop I have Windows 7 and by now you all know it supports wallpaper rotation. What I have in my list is a massive folder of over a thousand different game themed wallpapers. I joined deviantART a few days ago and immediately found out it was a pretty good resource for all things pictographic. Here’s a few of the game wallpapers that I added to my collection in the last hour.
Game wallpapers include:
- Final Fantasy
- Kingdom Hearts
- and more…
Treyarch Call of Duty – Black Ops 2
Ever since 2007 when Infinity Ward brought CoD shooting and screaming it’s way into modern times, CoD’s been nothing short of a growing phenomenon year after record-breaking year. But after so long, the consumer has felt a little stuck in the mud in terms of the franchise progressing. The truth is, Call of Duty desperately needs to change.
Despite a consistently entertaining and superbly paced campaign, and highly polished multiplayer matches the host tens of thousands of players on a nightly basis while still running at an impressive 60 frames-per-second. What’s left after the smoke clears and the umpteenth helicopter killstreak has flown away? Treyarch Call of Duty Black Ops 2 is the first game in half a decade to answer this call.
Angry Birds Facebook Cover Photos
I spent a bit of time the other day thinking about how to brand the Facebook page for this site. I didn’t know what to do with it or how I should design it. I wanted it colorful and vibrant, fresh and engaging. I started with abstract gradients, lines and vectors. Hand painted characters and game logos added to the effect but but the designs never felt quite right for the page. Nothing I done covered all the 4 design principles I wanted; colorful, fresh, vibrant, engaging.
There are some guidelines provided by Facebook about what you can’t include in the photo. Your not allowed to directly advertise something, like “40% off sale!” or “buy it now!”. You can’t ask people to click ‘like’ or ‘share’ or incentivize anyone to become your fan or visit your website. You can’t offer a ‘Call to Action’ either.
So last year I carved a Goomba pumpkin. It was the very first time I had placed a design on a pumpkin, other than the standard “spiked mouthed pumpkin” that everyone has carved at some point. I learned a lot as I went and this year I plan on using better tools than a screwdriver! Don’t get me wrong it scraped off the outer layers of skin very well but it wasn’t quite accurate enough to get fluid lines and that showed in the finished pumpkin. This year I will have some better tools to get the job done and as such I suspect my design to improve greatly.
My Goomba pumpkin was carved only on one side. This year I am planning on carving both sides of 2 pumpkins. That is 4 designs that need to be decided and converted into a print style so I can trace the major points and cut it out. The designs are your choice! What do you want me to carve?
This will consist of 2 votes: the first is to decide what game and design to make. Then once a few designs have been picked there will be a second vote to decide the individual designs that I will carve.
Please leave your first and second choices in the comments section below to be entered into the vote.
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Freddy Krueger, the infamous child murderer from the Nightmare on Elm Street films is about to take his first steps into the world of Mortal Kombat. In the films Krueger was burned to death by an angry mob of neighbors following his child murdering antics. Kreuger then stalks and kills teenagers in their dreams for their parents killing him.
He will feature in MK9 with his trademark knife glove, his familiar red and green striped top and top it off his famous tattered hat.
He comes with his own unique moveset, two completely unique fatalities and a brand new story mode ending for the arcade ladder mode. In the first fatality Krueger tells them to be quiet, sticks his knifes threw their back throws them away and then bursts up behind them in a cloud of flames as they get back to their feet, knifes go threw the back again and then you both sink back into the blood filled hole Freddy bursts out from and then the blood erupts. In the second of the new fatalities Freddy produces a massive furnace/boiler and throws his enemy inside.
Here’s the official trailer
You will be able to stalk the dreams of the other Mortal Kombat characters come August 9th for $5 or 400 Microsoft points.
Why is it that every few months there is a massive shock news story about Gears of War NEVER coming to PS3? Why is that? Well one theory I read this morning is that it’s main reason is Sony’s relationship with Microsoft and Epic. But what the post actually cited as the main reason being that the main designer in the Gears franchise, Cliff Bleszinski does not like the Dual Shock controller.
Earlier this year Epic Games President Mike Capp said that he “Would Love” to bring Gears to PS3 but now Bleszinski claims he wants to “bury” the question of “Is Gears coming to PS3?”
“I would say in the foreseeable future there’s zero chances of Gears of War being on the PlayStation 3. Can we bury that now? Seriously. It’s like, we have a great deal with Microsoft, they’re a great partner…”
At that point he was interrupted and reminded that Capp said he would love to bring gears over but Bleszinski quickly cut them off with “It’s one of those things that would be exciting news. Hopefully DualShock would get tweaked a little bit, but anyway, enough about that.” Making it look as though he has a problem with Sony’s choice of controller system.
With all Gears titles Microsoft foot the bill for Marketing, saving Epic a hefty wee pile o’ cash making it far more worthwhile staying 360 eXclusive instead of moving to multi-platform.
As the end of the interview approached there was a mockingly sarcastic question from Bleszinski, indicating an obviously stupid question that he has been asked many times. IndustryGamers.com are right on the ball here. They say that this is the end of the Trilogy, not the end of the world. So Bleszinski thanked them for “not being dumb about that” and used his mocking voice to say “Is this the last Gears ever?”. He must be so sick of that question. Of course it’s not!
You can read the whole interview article here.
IT IS CONFIRMED!!! HALO 4!!! supposedly it is going to be an all new trilogy starring the chief (of course) it was confirmed at E3 along with the halo : combat evolved re-make. So far no halo campaign has compared with the original but 343 studios say they wabt to delve deeper into the halo universe i’m not sure exactly what that means but im hoping it means theyre going to focus on the campaign instead.
Reach had an incredible multiplayer, but the campaign was lacking something special: the chief, and while noble 6 had his strengths no-one can compare to the chief when it comes to sheer awesomeness! So, lets hope it lives up to its expectations and isn’t another epic fail.
IGN’s E3 Big Games List compiles all the titles confirmed by publishers or developers. There are plenty more games we know or expect — this list isn’t for those. These are the things that have been promised publicly or told to us on the record. Check the list. Come back to it often.
LAST UPDATE: May 8, 2011 10:18 PDT
BioShock: Infinite (PC, PS3, X360)
The Darkness II (PC, PS3, X360)
NBA 2K12 (PS3, X360)
Prototype 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure (PS3, Wii, X360)
Spider-Man: Edge of Time (PS3, Wii, X360)
X-Men: Destiny (DS, PS3, Wii, X360)
Prey 2 (PC, PS3, X360)
Rage (PC, PS3, X360)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC, PS3, X360)
Bodycount (PS3, X360)
F1 2011 (3DS, PC, PS3, PSP2, X360)
The Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (PS3, X360)
White Knight Chronicles II (PS3)
Dead Island (PC, PS3, X360)
Risen 2: Dark Waters (PC, PS3, X360)
Serious Sam 3: BFE (PC, PS3, X360)
Disney Interactive Studios
Cars 2 (DS, PC, PS3, Wii, X360)
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (3DS, DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360)
Battlefield 3 (PC, PS3, X360)
FIFA Soccer 12 (PC, PS3, X360)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (PC, PS3, X360)
Madden NFL 12 (PS3, PSP, Wii, X360)
Mass Effect 3 (PC, PS3, X360)
NCAA Football 12 (PS3, X360)
NHL 12 (PS3)
Need for Speed: The Run (3DS, PC, PS3, X360)
SSX (PS3, X360)
Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)
The Sims 3: Generations (PC)
En Masse Entertainment
Focus Home Interactive
A Game of Thrones: Genesis (PC)
Of Orcs and Men (PC, PS3, X360)
Rotastic (PC, PS3, X360)
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of Sherlock (PC, PS3, X360)
Fortune Online (Webgame)
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online (PC)
Forza Motorsport 4 (X360)
Gears of War 3 (X360)
BurgerTime HD (PS3, Wii, X360)
Dragon Nest (PC)
Super Mario 3DS (3DS)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
No Publisher Announced
Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension (DS, Wii)
Perfect World Entertainment
Battle VS Chess (DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360)
Ninja Gaiden III (PS3, X360)
Back to the Future: The Game — Episode 5: Outatime (PC, PS3, iPad)
Jurassic Park: The Game (PC, PS3, X360)
Puzzle Agent 2 (PC, PS3, iPad, iPhone)
Scivelation (PC, PS3, X360)
Two Worlds II: Pirates of the Flying Fortress (PC, PS3, X360)
End of Nations (PC)
Assassin’s Creed Revelations (PC, PS3, X360)
Call of Juarez: The Cartel (PC, PS3, X360)
Driver: San Francisco (PC, PS3, X360)
From Dust (PC, PS3, X360)
Rayman Origins: Episode 1 (3DS, PC, PS3, Wii, X360)
Rocksmith (PC, PS3, X360)
The Adventures of TinTin (DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Wii, X360)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (DS, PC, PS3, X360)
TrackMania2 Canyon (PC)
Warner Bros. Interactive
Bastion (PC, X360)
Batman: Arkham City (PC, PS3, X360)
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (3DS, DS, PS3, Wii, X360)
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (X360)
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North (PC, PS3, X360)
Halo 4 is the upcoming shooter (FPS) game from 343i. They have recently taken sole control over the game from Bungie and are making some revolutionary changes. They are bringing back Master chief and some weapons. You face a new greater thread than before and there is a reason for why the Red guys are fighting the Blues guys!
Ok so I just post some multiplayer pics but what I noticed when I viewed them full screen a moment ago after uploading was that the set I had were pretty pixellated when I looked at them so I’ll get some more of them tomorrow for you. Here’s a few Halo 4 pics to keep you happy till I sort the multiplayer ones.
Wake up soldier… Prepare for battle!
Drop 4: Black Box
Battle beside a downed Air Force One in “Black Box.” Multi-level homes overlook the neighboring streets, creating a deadly kill zone for players on the ground. With clear sight lines from house to house, however, snipers are far from safe, with counter-sniping an ever-present threat to their dominance. Those that prefer close-quarters combat can succeed in the tight confines of the crashed airplane or in hunting down enemies posted up within any of the surrounding homes.
Non-premium Call of Duty ELITE members can still look forward to new content with Modern Warfare 3 Content Collections, including maps, modes and other features previously released through content drops. The first Call of Duty: MW3 Content Collection 1 will be available for purchase on March 20th for Xbox Live users.
Upgraded CryEngine 3 to be revealed next week.
Next week’s GDC game engine showdown has heated up with Crytek confirming it will show off CryEngine 3′s “next generation DX 11 graphics”.
The CryENGINE is a highly advanced development solution that surpasses all expectations for the creation of blockbuster games, movies, high-quality simulations and interactive applications.The third iteration of Crytek’s proprietary CryENGINE is the only all-in-one game development solution for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 that is truly next-gen ready.
Anyone can now download a full version of the best All-In-One Game Development Engine, for free and use it without charge for non-commercial game development. Try out the fastest toolset for creating game worlds and use the power of CryENGINE 3 in your own games.
Click here to learn more about the reveal.
Click here to download and try it for yourself.