Archive for August, 2012


Minecraft LPB

Minecraft SkoardyRecently, Minecraft updated to 1.3 (or 1.3.1, or 1.3.2 since then) and added a bunch of new features – trip wires, emerald ore, trading, editable books, new stairs and half slabs, cocoa cultivation and experience gained from mining and smelting. All in all, it was a fairly hefty update and a great time to start a Let’s Play Badly series using Minecraft.

I’d always intended to create one and thankfully, I’m still having a blast with the other series (Just Cause 2 and Borderlands). But unlike those other games, Minecraft is relatively free from structure – there’s no over-arching storyline to guide the player and no series of missions to dictate what and where you go next. Beyond making sure they survive the first night, the player is free to define their own journey as they go along.

As such, the aim of this series will be an exercise in setting myself goals, then trying to achieve them. Hopefully, without falling into lava, or getting molested by the many denizens of the night that inhabit the game.

So far, I’ve created three videos for the new series. They can be found on my YouTube channel or you can view them directly after the break by clicking the link below.

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Stay a while…

…stay FOREVER! Man, I loved Impossible Mission. Great game!

But rather than a robot-infested, maze-like stronghold, I’m talking about my new build on the Minecraft multi-player server I frequent. It’s a hotel! Sure, it’s a little maze-like and I suppose from time to time it does get infested with zombies, skeletons, creepers and spiders but that’s where all similarities end! Atombender’s hideout probably didn’t have hot-tubs and penthouse suites (with lovely views from the balconies).

I first ‘revealed’ the hotel build in an earlier video while taking a tour of Cloud Cuckoo Land (a sort of floating village I’m putting together). It was far from complete, being just a couple of rooms precariously balanced on a very basic framework. As you can see from the video below, it’s now finished!


Beatings in Borderlands

Borderlands ClaptrapSo Steam was doing the whole ‘pimping Borderlands 2 pre-order’ bit last weekend, by having the original Borderlands available free to play for the weekend (and at the knock-down price of a fiver for the DLC-filled GOTY edition if they managed to hook you). It kind of reminded me how much incredible fun Borderlands was to play and well, you know, that set me off and I went and created some Let’s Play Badly videos for it.

I’m not giving up on my Just Cause 2 series, I’m merely spreading my mindless violence and explosive mayhem even further.

So far, I have five videos done and have managed to die quite a few times – mostly by thinking I was ‘all that and a side of fries‘ while up against a couple of bosses. Turns out, I’m not even a soggy, cold chip, never mind ‘all that‘. If you’d like to have a look at these videos, you can either pop along to my YouTube channel or just click below for the extended post with all embedded fun and bonus wittterings.

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