Sunday, 18 March 2012

Minecraft My New Addiction- Don't Knock it t'ill you try it.

Minecraft is my new addiction

Minecraft's official release date was the 18
th of November 2011 and I honestly thought this was the lamest looking game released in 2011.  I kept hearing about all these YouTube commentators making videos about it and expressing their admiration for this game, but I never quite understood what all the hoopla was about.  To me the graphics were horrifying by todays standards and I could never get past that initial hurdle.
Your choices are limitless.
Then this week while away from home in a hotel waiting to get called to take a freight train home.  Oh yes by the way I am a train conductor.  As I was saying I was bored out of my mind in my hotel room, so I decided to watch my buddies YouTube video about him playing Minecraft.  I felt the urge to give the game a try.  I had had the urge about 6 months prior to this but the game was not available to Mac computers.  But this time when i looked it was available.  And for but a meer 26$.  I took the bait and started playing on my own and was instantly hooked.  

Couldn't be more true

The graphics as I said are somewhat low end, but that allows the game to go so much further in detail and depth beyond my minuscule grasp at this present time.  There is so much to learn, and so much you can do that it makes it as tho the choices are infinite and you can achieve anything.  From building a simple mushroom farm with cows and sheep to keep you company.  To building a castle you once saw during your visit to Europe.  All I can say is don't knock it t'ill you try it.

Below is the video of my first time on an online server with some awesome friends.


Saturday, 10 March 2012

Cheaters! Why are people so small?

I have been playing video games since I was 5 years old, always enjoying the new and exciting directions game developers take me.  But there has always been a festering groupe of people who feel the need to cheat and exploit everything and anything they can get their dirty little hands on.

The other night I came upon a kid who had figured out a glitch in the game that allowed him to clamber up onto of a certain building, putting him in a position where he could shoot people and not be detected due to the fact that people do not expect to be shot from somewhere you are not supposed to be able to go.  This afforded me the opportunity to create a video exposing this cheater in all his ill gotten glory.  

The next day this same person thought it would be funny to join a game session of mine telling me how funny it is that I made a video and reported him.  He had not been fazed nor did he seem to care.  He actually thought it amusing and odd that I found his act of cheating offensive.

What is with people and their lack of honor?  I believe that your actions are what make you who you are. If you abide by the rules and conduct yourself in an honorable maner then you are an honorable person.  What do you think that makes you if your a cheater, glitcher and ignorant to the people around you?

A Cheater Caught in the Act and Exposed

Monday, 5 March 2012

Giggles are the Best to Cure what Ails You

Have you ever had a bad day and wondered how to get yourself out of that horrifying funk.  Giggles from my kids have always been the cure.  They have this pureness about them when they laugh and giggle.  They make up games that make no sense to anyone but themselves.  If you feeling blue or down in the dumps, this video will cheer you up.

Giggles and Laughs
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