Friday, September 9, 2011

Looks like Minecraft 1.8 has been LEAKED

No I don't have the leaked download. Look it up on google and be careful of what you might download.

"Da2Shae, I've been living under a rock for a good while, whats so great about Minecraft v1.8?"

If you've been behind the Minecraft game for a bit then you might not know what the hype is about version 1.8.
Basically its the beginning of Minecraft's Adventure update. With NPCs, new quests and such. Of course quests and NPCs arent going to be in 1.8 but perhaps in 1.9. But this version still brings a lot of new features to the table as well as new monsters, experience orbs, a well designed world generator and much more.

And of course because of Notch's fail creative programming, there's going to be some glitches/lag in the game. Also, since this is a new version of the game mods will not work at all. So you'll have to play the game legit.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

OK NOWW I'm back into blogging.

I just needed the summer to relax a bit from college. Those final exams were hectic.

Well anyway I'll start to cover more gaming news and stuff about Minecraft and Terraria as well as upcoming releases.

Oh and by the way, did you know that the developers of the "Elder Scrolls" series Bethesda have threatened to sue Mojang (Creators of minecraft) for the use of the word "Scroll" in one of their upcoming projects?

Thats just crazy. Now the whole story isin't out yet because of legal issues but rest assured that everything is going to be fine. (I hope!)

Stay tuned!

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Sweet mother of mercy Team Fortress 2 is now FREE FOREVER.

My body was not ready for news like this. We've been hearing forever about how great this game is and we finally get the chance to download it for free!
You can get Team Fortress 2 by downloading Steam (A simple online game store/manager) and using that program to download Team Fortress 2. Its available for both Mac and PC.

Fair warning for those planning on downloading the game, the servers will be so backed up with other users trying to download the game. You may want to leave your computer on overnight while it downloads because it can take SEVERAL hours for the download to finish!

I also noticed on several TF2 forums that people who have paid for this game prior to this weekend. I'd be angry too if I bought the game and it became free-to-play all of a sudden.

Thats all for now guys, I gotta get back to gaming!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Relax your buttholes, I'm still alive.

Yes, I'm still alive guys. I just haven't made a post in so long. I took a long needed break from blogging. And I come back to see that I'm at 97 followers! Wow!

Well anyway, what kind of Games and Media blog doesn't cover what happened at E3?
I'm totally sure you know the unveiling of the Wii-U and the PS Vita. As well as more Kinect stuff, Uncharted 3 and Legend of Zelda: OoT re-release for the 3DS. (Which reminds me, I need to pick up a 3DS one of these days...)

In my opinion, I've been a huge nintendo fan since the N64; Mainly because of Mario, Super smash bros, pokemon and Sonic. Ever since I chose the Wii over the 360 just to play Super smash bros Brawl, I've been having doubts in the back of my mind about the Wii. I could'nt (and still can't) afford to have more than one system of this generation so PS3 or an extra system was out of the question. This time, I'm not going to make that mistake. Although Legend of Zelda and the new SSB game does seem tempting...

It might all boil down to the price and availability of the consoles for me. But anywho...

I won't bore you with words so I'll leave you with a few videos and a question:
What releases are you guys most excited to see come out in the near future?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sorta getting used to this whole "Blogging" deal.

Now that its been a few weeks (And almost 100 followers!) later since my first blog post, I'm getting used to using blogger!
You guys noticed that I added a background cool right? Don't get me wrong, I always knew how to add one of those basic default background that blogger provides. But I've seen some of you guy's blogs and you've got some amazing custom backgrounds!

So can some of you guys provide tips to improve my blog's aesthetic appeal so that I can enhance your viewing experience?

This is your chance to complain/give tips etc.. Help me to help you!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

"Welcome back" PSN!

A few months back, a group of hackers threatened Sony for the Geohot lawsuit and shut down the Playstation Network for a good long while.
Rage ensued for many hardcore PS3 gamers, nintendo rejoiced. (In my head anyway.)

What do you PSN users get for dealing with all this? A LOT!
NOTE: I highlighted a few key points to shorten your reading.

Q: What’s in the Welcome Back Program?
A: To start, all PSN members who had signed up before the outage (April 20, 2011) will be able to select two games for the PS3 system and two games for the PSP system.
For PS3 owners, go to the ‘Welcome Back’ section in the PlayStation Store, and select 2 titles from the following list:
  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury
For PSP owners, go to the ‘Welcome Back’ section of PlayStation Store on your PSP system and select 2 titles from the following list:
  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation
Select your first game from “Game 1”, then return to the Welcome Back page and go to “Game 2” to select your second game out of the remaining choices available. This goes for both PS3 and PSP.
In addition, we’re giving access to our premium subscription service, PlayStation Plus, which includes games, huge discounts, exciting exclusives and added features like online storage and automatic downloads, to all PSN members for 30 days at no charge, requiring no long term commitment. As with the games above, go to the PlayStation Store and under the ‘Welcome Back’ section, select ‘PlayStation Plus: 30 Days Free’, and you’ll be given access to all of the benefits of PlayStation Plus. Note that this will not auto-renew and simply expires 30 days after activation.
Current Plus subscribers receive an extra 60 days added to their existing subscription at no charge. For current Plus subscribers, no action is needed as the 60 days are automatically added to your subscription.
PlayStation Network users will also get 100 virtual items in PlayStation Home as a show of appreciation for your patience while Home was inaccessible. Additional content is coming soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game.
A selection of “On Us” movie rentals are currently available to PlayStation Network customers this weekend only, where Video Service is available.
Finally, current Music Unlimited Premium subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of premium subscription plus days lost due to the outage.
Well it looks like PSN owners are getting alot! I hope that Wii/Xbox360 owners don't get any ideas. *Hint *hint*
What do you guys think?

EDIT: It lasts until July 3rd so get it now!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

So how is Terraria doing?

As many of you remember, I covered some information on the new mining-adventure indie game called "Terraria" a few weeks back. I thought I'd bring some stuff to light and show you guys how its doing so far.

As usual with many new games, there are hundreds of Let's Plays and guides to go along with it.

Here's a featured guide on how to kill the high level boss "Skeletron." This video was featured on the main page of not too long ago.

There's also a comic series!

View the rest of the series in this thread on the official forums.

The game sold over 200,000 copies the first week! At 10$ per copy of the game, thats over $2 Million in the first week!

Blue (One of the founders of the game) gave a "Behind the Scenes" view of the developer's To-Do list of things coming in the following months. Including dedicated servers, PvP games, weather (Seasons), environmental sounds, and other cool little additions to the game!

Again, if you're interested in buying the game, its only 10$ on steam! Go check it out!

Friday, May 27, 2011

A little Ipad Garageband action!

This blog needs more music!
Youtube user palamo- p- paaa.. ugh.

This guy shows off his musical skills using the GarageBand application on his Ipad 2. This is pretty damn epic if I do say so myself!

Enjoy! Also, if you know anyone else with serious GarageBand Skills, post their channel here!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Puppies and parodic rap music.

Hey all, sorry I haven't been posting for a good while. I've been dealing with this new two month old puppy that my family adopted. Longstoryshort, its been crapping EVERYWHERE.

But its getting used to using the disposable "Pee pad". So thats good. We still have to use a ton of Febreeze.

But on to the music. Some of you guys have been asking "When are you going to make a blog post about music?" Well most of the internet pretty much hates rap music and thats what I'm into. I enjoy artists like J. Cole, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Wale.

Since most of the internet dislikes rap music, here is a rap video showing a parody of several rappers in the genre today.

Short bus shortie

Short bus shortie (Remix)

I hope you guys enjoy these hilarious videos!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Terraria Released!

Well it looks like Terraria was released as expected on Monday. I know it seems like this blog is all about minecraft and Terraria, but that'll change soon! I promise!

Since its release, they've done some work with the sprites and graphics as well as some performance fixes. They also removed some dev items that were accidentally left in the game. ("Zapinator gun" whoops!). Its sold over 50,000 copies on its release day and there was a peak of 17,121 players playing all at once on the Steam's Game and player statistics page.

I myself have started playing the game and I gotta say, its pretty interesting! Its very much worth the $9.99/£5.99 that I paid for it.

Unfortunately, it is only available for the PC. It would take a long while to code the entire game to support Mac and other systems and the developers state that they plan on supporting these systems in the future.

Mac users may however use Bootcamp or Parallels to run the game. (That is, if they have a copy of Windows XP/Vista/7 etc on hand.) I haven't had much luck using Wine to run the game since it cannot install .NET framework 4.0 for some odd reason.

Other than these faults its very much worth buying. What do you guys think about terraria so far?

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Minecraft home! Spawnbase pt 2

I normally would put everything into one post but that didn't work out so well last time haha!
Here it is! Copied and pasted from my post on another website.

Edit: Sorry about the image size guys, I'm trying to find a way to sort of show the image size nodes at the edges of the image and "Click and Drag" the nodes to make the images smaller. However, the post editor is not letting me do so... If anyone can help in the comments, please do so!

Anywho, theres the first floor. Front door is on the right. The glass on the floor lets you see the stairs leading to the dungeon. I decorated it a lil bit so enjoy! The two pillars lead upstairs to the 2nd floor.

2nd floor, just made out of cobblestone. I have to do a bit of decorating.

3rd floor of my spawnbase. Including a bookroom (to the right, leading to the roof garden) and a sexy fountain. Furnace, chest and workbench in the corner.

Another view of the third floor. To the upper right is a small ladder leading to a drop down exit outside. Its my "Fire escape".

Close up of bookroom and that small ladder.

This is the bookroom. I keep it in low lighting because the red mushrooms naturally grow in low lighting so i keep the room dark. Kinda ironic because you need light to read lol. But there are no books in minecraft in which you need the light to read so there. The ladder leads to the 4th, 5th and 6th floor.

Took the ladder up to the roof garden. Notice those golden rocky blocks? Those are lightstone. Most of the outside of my base is made from this and it lights the entire base up in the middle of the night! It can be seen from large distances.

Full view of the garden. You can see that the glass floor doubles as a sunroof for the third floor. I placed lightstones there in a pattern so the third floor can be lit up evenly at night. Anyways, the garden includes wheat, roses, trees and yellow flowers. I may build a small treehouse one day.
To the upper left is the 5th and 6th floor balcony.

Here's the 5th floor, nothing much here. In the corner up there is another ladder leading to the 6th floor.

You can see a decent view from the 6th floor here.

FInally, heres another mod I want to show off. These signs let me teleport anywhere i've visited.

Later on, I'll show you my new desert base that I've finished a few hours ago.

Beautiful sunset from my second desert base. I also have a more decent roof garden and a glass waterfall! The garden is so elaborate that animals spawn there. You often see chicken eggs laying around!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

My Minecraft home. Spawn base! Pt 1

Here's my base. I spawn right in front of this building if I die so I decided to make this my main base.
I created this whole thing from scratch. Also for those worried about monsters appearing here and blowing my crap up, I play on the "Peaceful" difficulty so I can focus more on building than avoiding monsters. I move far away from my creations before cranking up the difficulty.

Here is the view of my small bamboo farms. I have no use for them but its a nice aesthetic view. You can see that the base sits in front of a frozen lake. Those towers are just towers with jack-o-lanturn torches on top so I can see the lake at night. I added waterfalls on them because they looked nice.

Ill try and post more later on guys! Enjoy!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Terraria Online! Release date given!

As many of you have read in my earlier blogpost Terraria is a 2D blockbuilding/survival game much like minecraft. However it focuses a little more on the RPG aspect and less on creativity.

Well the developers have released their official release date a little earlier than expected.

Its coming out this Monday (May 16th) instead of June and it will be available to purchase on Steam for $9.99.

Heres a little more gameplay to show since I didn't really show enough.

Its basically an example of what a dungeon might look like in this game. I must say, the mobs in this game are much more diverse than in minecraft. (A little too many slimes for my taste)

I'm sure people would enjoy it as much as minecraft if they gave it a chance. But thats just my opinion.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Interesting upcoming game! Minecr-- I mean Terraria online!


Terraria is a 2D online building block/survival game much like minecraft where you build during the day and hide from monsters at night.

Although this game is 2D it has MUCH more to offer than minecraft such as Boss battles, Magic attacks, potions, NPCs, shops and more...

The main issue with this game is that many people consider it to be a ripoff of minecraft. However, the developers Redigit and Blue have stated that it was inspired by minecraft but it is a completely different game from minecraft. Notch (creator of minecraft) agrees as well. In fact, terraria got popular because Notch Tweeted the link to the homepage on his twitter.

Oddly enough I can't find any decent gameplay screens but there are several gameplay videos. I gotta say, even though the game isin't out yet, I'm already addicted to it just WATCHING the gameplay videos.
Heres some game coverage by one of the Alpha testers "PaperBatVG" whos doing a "Let's play" series where he shows his progress through the game.
This is just part one but it gets pretty exciting a few episodes later.
PaperBatVG and Blue (One of the developers) playing the game while giving commentary. Provides alot of information as well as an action packed boss battle.

Release date: Sometime this June. Its going to be priced between $5 and $20 but its going to be CHEAPER than minecraft according to the developers. (But lets pray for a free release!)
Other info: Yes, alpha testing is closed, don't bother asking. There WILL be multiplayer servers much like minecraft has. Possibly a pawngame server as well!

Anyone gonna try this game out based on what they've seen in the videos?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The first post of the blog! Come meet the creator!

Hey readers, I thought I'd use this first blog to introduce myself. I am Da2Shae, and I am currently a college student attending the University of Maryland.

Now as a college student, I won't be adding too much to my blogs but I will try to keep things interesting. I'll mostly be posting things that interest me that I might find on the internet. This could range from games like Minecraft or Runescape to music.

But my blogs will vary from time to time. I'll be posting whatever interests me at the time.

Hope to get a lot of followers!

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