Well it’s almost the end of 2012, 343 Industries officially took over from Bungie as the creators of Halo; Franchise games like FIFA, Need For Speed and CoD were released, Mobile and Tablet gaming continued to grow thanks, in part, to the quickly progressing speed, power and graphics capabilities of Android hardware; The 3DS officially overtook the PS3 in sales in Japan – and the Mayan end-of-the-world theory didn’t happen after all.
As a site owner (and geeky data analyst) I looked at the data of the year as a whole to determine 2012′s top posts. I seen what trended in the year of gaming and which games won out over their competetors but even throughout the year I noticed a few surprising things happen with the most popular posts on the site. Some things performed better than expected and some under-performed but all in all it seems that writing my own high quality content is the way to move Gaming Now forward into 2013.
The Minecraft 1.4 Pretty Scary Update 2012 is due on the 24th of October. It brings new mobs, a new boss and new blocks. Blocks include Command Blocks and Beacons. There are sounds to go with the new mobs and new sounds for old ones. Some new commands for the game to use like setting the spawn point of yourself and others plus a few more. There’s new vegetables to grow like potatoes and carrots and you can use the combine the carrot with a stick and use it to direct pigs with saddles.
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. Continue reading →
The Minecraft 1.7.3 update has gone live today. In celebration I decided to share some pictures of the Minecraft papercraft models that my girlfriend made. I promised you that I would share pictures of her Enderdragon papercraft in the last Let’s make Papercraft! so let’s get started right away.
Enderdragon papercraft cutout on a grass block. Minecraft
This is what our Enderdragon looks like from the front.
This is a little Minecraft papercraft scene featuring the Enderdragon, a paper wolf, charged creeper, slimes, zombies and more animals
Minecraft merchandise is about showing your love for the game, about making your geekyness known to everyone and just plain old having cool stuff. A friend of mine shared a picture on his Facebook page. It was of some ‘Creeps’ – Minecraft Creeper variants of the famous Peeps. It got me thinking what other kind of Minecraft merchandise was out there and the Minecraft merch store on minecraft.net has tons of it. Continue reading →