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Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition Review


Minecraft is basically on any device you can ever think of, but I have always found the handheld versions lacking in comparison to it’s PC and Console counterparts. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition promises a modern Minecraft experience at home, and on the go, so does it deliver, and is it worth the $29.99 price tag?


Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition features the same sized worlds as it’s Xbox One and Playstation 4 counterparts. Being able to take these huge worlds on the go, still work on them is something special, and puts Minecraft into a feeling I always felt it was meant for. The game of course runs in 1080p 60fps in TV mode, and 720p 60fps in handheld mode. I will say it’s clear some draw distance and other small things are lost in handheld mode, but it’s still much better than the Wii U version of the game. It truly delivers on putting Minecraft in the palm of your hands and making it feel truly good, unlike the Wii U and PS Vita versions which fell short.

Even the controls are great in handheld, as I like to mix it up between using the hard buttons for true gameplay, and using touch controls for all the menus and crafting. As it goes back to my point of what Minecraft always felt it should be. This is truly my favorite version of the game, aside from not having too many new features aside from touch controls, or the Mario skin pack. The Super Mario skin pack, and world is actually probably my favorite one of these DLC skin packs they ever made for Minecraft. Primarily just the world they managed to build, feeling like a classic 2D Mario game with these blocky 3D textures. Along with the Super Mario 64 soundtrack it’s just so great. This is where the price comes into play, as they include the Mario skin pack with several others. Price wise it’s a deal, but I would have preferred an option to buy just the vanilla game $19.99, but regardless the game is still worth it to take with you.

There is also a verses multiplayer in the game, along with the creative, survival, and adventure mode. Versus mode is basically online Minecraft Hunger Games style deathmatch, and it’s a lot of fun. Survival is classic building, surviving the nights and building some more. Creative makes you a Minecraft god allowing you to build whatever you desire. Adventure mode is recently new, allowing for you to stop other players from destroying your worlds. So you can create worlds with their own stories and quest for you and friends to go on, or making your own multiplayer maps.

There is not to much new to truly talk about that’s new, as it is still Minecraft, but I believe I have done the best of ability to explain what it’s like on the Switch. It’s a true Minecraft experience on the go, or just Minecraft on your Nintendo machine. and it’s great. My favorite version of Minecraft yet, and if you like Minecraft this is the version for you. I give Minecraft on Nintendo Switch a 9 out of 10.

Rating: 9 / 10

RGN Rating: Gold Game
Developer: Mojang
Publisher: Microsoft
Available On: Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, and Mobile.

Release Date: May 11th, 2017

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.

Minecraft Build of Riverwood from The Elder Scrolls Skyrim [HD]

Minecraft Skyrim Build

Hello fellow Gamers this is Cody AKA SirRoachMan bringing you some Minecraft builds of The Elder Scrolls Skyrim. I hope you enjoy!

This is a build of Riverwood from The Elder Scrolls Skyrim. No Copyright intended. The song is from The Elder Scrolls Morrowind (Bethesda Game Studios) and all rights belong to them.

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Genre(s): Sandbox, survival
Platform(s): Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Mojang, Microsoft Studios (Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Developer(s): Mojang (PC), 4J Studios (Console Versions)
Release Date (NA): November 18th, 2011 (Mac, PC), May 9th, 2012 (Xbox 360 Digital), June 4th, 2013 (Xbox 360 Physical), December 17th, 2013 (PlayStation 3 Digital), May 16th, 2014 (PlayStation 3 Physical), TBA (PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One), Summer 2014 (Wii U)

Also Available on: Amazon Fire TV, Smartphones, and more.

Minecraft Story Mode : A Telltale Games Series Announced for 2015

Minecraft Story Mode - A Telltales Production

Mojang came to the rescue today with a cool ass game called Info Quest II on their own website (Click Here) which tells all about the newest announcement from Telltale Games and Mojang – Minecraft: Story Mode!!!

There will be an episodic release schedule for this series beginning in 2015 and intended release platforms include Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android (with likelihood of Amazon Fire OS platform receiving it as well as it is primarily based on Android architecture).

This series will be a full collaboration with Mojang and Telltale, not just a commission, and Mojang are looking to include the Minecraft community at large in the decisions of development going from episode to episode. (We’ve all heard that before, but this is Minecraft, so it might actually be true this time).

BoJack Horseman Intro Re-Created Within Microsoft’s Virtual Sandbox Game ‘Minecraft’ [HD 1080P]

BoJack Horseman Intro In Minecraft

YouTube User Alex at Omnimo Support has uploaded a completely BoJack Horseman Intro re-created within Microsoft’s Virtual Sandbox ‘Minecraft’ which is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition and was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg.

Minecraft – PlayStation 3 Physical Copy Trailer [HD 1080P]

Minecraft PS3 Edition

Minecraft for the PlayStation 3 is coming to retail on May 16th, 2014 is presented below in Full 1080P High Definition.

Genre(s): Sandbox, survival
Platform(s): Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Publisher(s): Mojang, Microsoft Studios (Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Developer(s): Mojang (PC), 4J Studios (Console Versions)
Release Date (NA): November 18th, 2011 (Mac, PC), May 9th, 2012 (Xbox 360 Digital), June 4th, 2013 (Xbox 360 Physical), December 17th, 2013 (PlayStation 3 Digital), May 16th, 2014 (PlayStation 3 Phyiscal), TBA (PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One), Summer 2014 (Wii U)

MyDream Hands-On Preview

myDream RGN

MyDream is a world building game. Once you start the game you have the options of starting your own world and beginning from scratch or join other world where you can help create marvels to eye.

The entirety of the world is left up to your own machinations and designs. The game provides you with an abundance of worlds to start and it gives you a choice of what world to start in, so you don’t have to worry about randoming the right world that you want to create in.

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Screen cap of a sample design in a world

Upon entering the world you are allowed to build just about anything you want. The tool provided is a magical power gauntlet thingy that allows you to dig and place any dirt or rock. You’re also allowed to place blocks of materials around which in a very Minecraft-esque way are the main way to build structures currently.

Although you can also just go in and enjoy the grand views that this game can provide.

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If this game does one thing right, it’s that it makes you feel small

There are a few prominent bugs that do, at times, break the gameplay experience and there are some issues with the game’s optimization, however the game is still in beta and those are the kinds of things that get fixed during the beta.

The great thing about MyDream is that it has that Minecraft feel with some gameplay elements taken from “From Dust” which allows the player to further what he can design his/her dream world with even less limitations.

If you are the kind of person who loves to play world building games the MyDream is the game for you, however do start soon-.

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-because it takes a looooong time.

You can help this game by Donating to their Kickstarter page here

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Preview Copy Info: A digital copy of this work-in-progress game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Preview.

Minecraft Creator Notch Deeply Elaborates On Virtual Reality / Oculus / Facebook Beliefs

Minecraft Oculus

Notch made waves when he very publicly reacted to the news that Oculus Rift VR has been bought by Facebook the other day calling the Facebook corporation ‘creepy’ and stating that Minecraft for the Oculus Rift device was in production and will not be cancelled. However, Notch decided to go beyond this simple statement and elaborate on his beliefs regarding Virtual Reality, Facebook, and the Oculus Rift situation as well as the emerging controversy regarding the profits of the Oculus / FB deal with consideration to the fact that the product has its start on Kickstarter being funded by fans of the video games industry in hopes to get their hands on VR Gaming a lot sooner by directly funding the R&D and hopefully whatever would come next.

In fact Notch had recently taken a visit to the Oculus HQ in addition to being one of their original, top-level backers. Notch shares his enthusiasm and belief that the Oculus Rift product (before Facebooks buyout) is definitely something he calls “near the cusp”  of a future technology gaming and the world overall definitely needs. He mentions meeting up with John Carmack at Oculus to try out a late iteration of the device and claims that Oculus had fixed almost all of their major issues with the platform. Though the full and complete Minecraft experience was never planned to land on Oculus, Notch tells us a slimmed down version capable of doing the solid 90fps required of Oculus titles was going to be created – until now.

During this discussion from a well respected gaming philosopher, creator, developer, and perhaps most important of all video games player Notch.

“Of course, they wanted Minecraft.”,  Notch recalls, “And then, not two weeks later, Facebook buys them.”,  the designer continues with his conclusion on VR and Facebook buying Oculus Rift:

“Facebook is not a company of grass-roots tech enthusiasts. Facebook is not a game tech company. Facebook has a history of caring about building user numbers, and nothing but building user numbers. People have made games for Facebook platforms before, and while it worked great for a while, they were stuck in a very unfortunate position when Facebook eventually changed the platform to better fit the social experience they were trying to build.

Don’t get me wrong, VR is not bad for social. In fact, I think social could become one of the biggest applications of VR. Being able to sit in a virtual living room and see your friend’s avatar? Business meetings? Virtual cinemas where you feel like you’re actually watching the movie with your friend who is seven time zones away?

But I don’t want to work with social, I want to work with games.

Fortunately, the rise of Oculus coincided with competitors emerging. None of them are perfect, but competition is a very good thing. If this means there will be more competition, and VR keeps getting better, I am going to be a very happy boy. I definitely want to be a part of VR, but I will not work with Facebook. Their motives are too unclear and shifting, and they haven’t historically been a stable platform. There’s nothing about their history that makes me trust them, and that makes them seem creepy to me.

And I did not chip in ten grand to seed a first investment round to build value for a Facebook acquisition.”

[Source: Notch (Creator of Minecraft)]

Oculus Rift Purchased By Facebook – What Does It Mean For Gamers?

Oculus RiftCon

With many instantly reacting negatively to the news that Facebook bought out Oculus Rift today for $2 Billion dollars ($400 million in cash and $1.6 billion in stock options approximately), let’s take a look at the potential benefits first and then examine the very valid concerns of the video game industry community.

Potential Benefits:

– larger reach

– bigger marketing budgets

– more comfortable completion of original goals with stable funding from Facebook (three founding figures from Facebook and Oculus Rift have already provided decently genuine sounding interview material in which they commit to keeping the project going as planned.

– innovations in virtual reality simulation such as a life-like social networking simulator for the Facebook brand (eventually).

Concerns of the community:

The most early and perhaps most prominent example of this line of thinking has been set by Notch (the creator of Minecraft) who cancelled the Oculus Rift VR version of the game after finding out about the Facebook buyout and providing the world with this explanation:

“Facebook creeps me out.” – Notch (Creator of Minecraft)

Facebook is part of an operation with the NSA, Google, YouTube, Twitter, Microsoft, and many others which combined have created a shared database of copyrighted material, information on individuals including facial recognition through manually training buy user tagging activity, and much more.

Notch is surely aware of this as most well versed programmers worth their salt in skills would be, and though he is too busy making awesome games to stop and comment about such a divergent event taking place in human history – Notch has shown he is going to make his decisions based on what he feels and not worry about who disagrees with him.

Others are even worried that Facebook will either silence the tech by just halting production or slow it down to such a dull grind that the company will no longer function. These concerns sound reasonable in theory for some cynical moment, but in reality – I just don’t see that happening. I believe right now the pros outweigh the cons in terms of technological advancement that can be achieved using virtual reality as a means to experience events simulated, social in real-time, and crafted as a film and/or video game.

Conclusively speaking, the tradeoff seems to be that the more technologically advanced humans become the less privacy individuals will have access to. In the end, that price to pay could be a relatively small one for those hours during your gaming (or in the future, virtual reality) experiences. If one is in the virtual world, a bit less privacy is going to be expected anyways.

Sony is still producing a Virtual Reality headset which will be compatible with the PlayStation 4 (and likely Steam as well for PC Gaming). Microsoft will be licensing a similar technology through a well known manufacturer to produce a Virtual Reality headset for the Xbox ONE at some point, plans are already underway. So in any event, the world will still see an industry-wide push for this tech to be accepted by consumers – and begin what could perhaps become a 5-7 year process to convert the entire world to virtual reality inhabitants.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition Releases Tomorrow

Minecraft PlayStation 3 Edition PS4 Vita

PlayStation fans will have their wish as the PlayStation 3 Edition of Minecraft makes its way to the PSN store tomorrow in the United States and the day after in Europe. The Xbox 360 version of the game and the PS3 version of the game contain the same content. Textures packs which were available on 360 will also be released for the PS3 version as well and the PS4 Edition and Vita Edition will be hitting at some point soon too. Check out the following release trailer Mojang put out to celebrate this occasion.

New UK Sales Chart Released: F1 2013 Beats Out Wind Waker HD Remake


The latest edition of the UK Video Game Sales Charts has been released and sees formula racing game F1 2013 debut at 3rd place behind FIFA 14 still gripping onto #1 after landing there last week and Grand Theft Auto V maintaining its reign as the #2 highest selling game in the UK. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker manages to enter a very high position for a High Definition Remake as Nintendo releases the game to become the #4 highest selling game in the UK last week.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sits at #5 a considerable amount of time after release and the rest of the Top 10 are rounded out by Disney Infinity, NBA 2K14, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Just Dance 2014 from Ubisoft, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 which debuted at #4 and is published by Konami as a direct competitor to EA’s FIFA 14.

All formats
Week ending 5 October 2013

[Source: GP]