Minecraft is an Awesome Game

The gaming industry from the very start has been entertaining humans up to an extent which was unthinkable before. The advent of technology and games has been giving an experience to the gamers which never like before But there were certain gaps and spaces in which the gaming industry on the whole was not able to come to par with. Usually, gamers try to find their virtual piece in the game and fulfil their creative desires, which was clearly not the motive of any game. Rather, every game had a pre-set motive or a goal which was to be accomplished. It never felt that the gamer is gaming for the experience rather just for the sake of the game. But then Minecraft was born; it unleashed an entire plethora of imaginative and creative gameplay behind it. Some say it is the most creative game ever and it could very well be the game of the century from the experience that it gives its users.

Minecraft was created and developed by Markus and Jens, whom both were passionate about gaming. It was developed with a view to give the gamers an open world free to roam and create using the 3D blocks of different usages and patterns with a fixed structure that can create anything and everything whichever the gamer wants. The beauty of this game is that there are no restrictions. There are different modes given for the players such as Survival mode and Creative mode (these ones being the most famous of all). The development of the game was gradual and slow but it came into power seemingly at an instant. It has sold more than 35 million copies within 2 years of release and has grabbed a huge chunk of audience within the gaming industry. There are more than a million players online at any given instance on the game. It has enchanted and enthralled generations and different ages of people with its simplicity. Why don't you play Minecraft for free and see just how awesome it is?

As a part of Minecraft, there are certain downloadable resources which one can download anytime, like mods and texture packs. These help them give a different look and feel to the game and basically act as the theme and pattern or the texture of different blocks and objects in and around the game, including the player’s avatar. The game was received by the masses with a huge applaud and felicitations followed. Even the critics have appraised the game. The world you imagine of can now be created by you, all you have to do is go ahead and get your copy of Minecraft today.

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E-sports Success: DotA 2 on ESPN2

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When was the last time that you watched a bunch of people play a video game on an international sports channel? Personally, I have never seen it before, except on YouTube where pro Starcraft players from Korea competed. But this time it was on ESPN2! That should tell you right away that there is something very different about Defense of the Ancients 2 (DotA 2). The game is one of the few multi-player combat games that have attracted followers from around the world, and offers them the opportunity to form teams and play tournaments at gaming conventions. The surprise popularity of this game has led to the tournaments being broadcast live on cable and over the internet, such as Twitch. The main DotA site has much to offer in the way of video action, commentaries and forums to help you build a team and take your playing to the next level. It is definitely a different kind of online gaming experience.

Overview

The game is a simple, standalone adaptation of the popular Warcraft 3 map DotA Allstars. The layout is an oblique overhead view and each player controls one hero. The hero begins the game centered around a structure that holds an Ancient. The Ancient is what powers that teams health and regenerative abilities. The goal is to break through the other team’s line of defenses and destroy their Ancient, while not letting them close enough to harm your own.

Gold Farming, Leveling, and Items

All kills are rewarded in gold in the game, which is one of the best ways to level and advance your character. You can use your game gold to purchase a variety of items that can do everything from increase your abilities to add to your strength. If you are playing with a team, who you kill counts. When another player character is killed, you and all your nearby team mates receive a gold bonus. If you and your team are attacking NPCs then only the player that strikes the final blow will receive payment. This can have a significant effect on how you manage your strategy. If you are up against NPCs, then get them down to their last breath and let your weakest member strike the killing blow. Then they can power up with the gold and become more of an asset.

The gameplay is based upon two warring factions, the Radiant and the Dire. The more you play together in a 5 person team, the better your team can become. As each player amasses 25 points, they complete a level. Your best bet in defeating the Ancients is to have as many experienced players on your team who are versatile with different Heroes, not just those with one powerful one. The staged global tournaments that are broadcast on ESPN2 and the DotA 2 site are serious events, some of the rules call for a randomization of hero assignment so it is better to know how to play all the Heroes instead of just having one you rely on.

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Ex-Developer Faces New Charges

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Arrested last year in June, ex-Silicon Knights founder and director of Precursor Games was just sentenced to server one year in jail. Kenneth McCulloch, 43, showed up in Ontario court yesterday and pleaded guilty for having child porn distributed freely.

Read more about his arrest.

However, there is more to the story. Niagara Regional police has charged McCulloch with sexual interference, sexual assualt, and forcible confinement! He is sill in custody and will go back to court on August 26 to deal with these charges.

When he was arrested, the police acquired videos of prepubescent boys doing sexual things with older women. McCulloch was ordered by the judge to stay away from anyone under the age of 16, including parks, schools, etc. for 10 years. In addition, his name will be registered in the local sex offender list for the next 20 years. The judge claimed that McCulloch likes to watch younger people and children in perverted situations and that he was a danger to public society.

Just after being arrested, CEO of Precursor Games Paul Caporicci immediately distanced himself from McCulloch: all ties between McCulloch and Precursor Games has been severed.