New portable vice

Again late to the party, but I’m off to a desert island for a week, and I needed to pick up enough digital luggage to get me through.

I don’t know if it is good or bad news, but I installed Minecraft Pocket Edition on my Nexus 7, and it has become my new portable vice. 🙂

Before now I have only really breifly experimented with Minecraft, taking the odd dab here and there. The Skyrm mod for the 360 version kept me occupied for a brief period, but there was always another title that took my focus away.

This time it could be serious!

My wife chastises me, that it is a kids game!

I tell her children do play Minecraft, but its audience is wide and varied, covering many demographics.

I did try a release version over a year ago, and found it limited, and meh!
This time I have a copy of the lastest v0.91, and I’m a happy miner 🙂

Today I experienced the thrill of finding my first iron ore vein! Woohoo, weapons better than stone!
But then I messed up by making Iron bars out of all my load… WTF was I thinking!
Iron ore
So better weapons and tools are currently beyond my capability, but I know there will be another iron seam out there… somewhere.

Who needs better weapons anyway, I’m armed with a bow and arrow, although a more durable pick would be nice.

Off in the search of iron ore 🙂

Edit: And I’ve just discovered seeds!

Minecraft Arrives on PlayStation®3

Late to the party, but if the price is right they could move a million units World wide.

Let your Imagination Run Wild as Minecraft Arrives on PlayStation®3

Minecraft: PlayStation®3 Edition Announced in Disc Form

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced the arrival of global phenomenon Minecraft: PlayStation®3 Edition. It will be available in disc form from May 14th, 2014, across PAL regions. The wildly popular title has been available to download from PSN since the end of last year and has to date been downloaded by more than 1.5 million users, making it one of the most successful releases on the service.

Created by independent Swedish developer studio Mojang, Minecraft was officially released in 2011 with an overwhelming reception from the gaming community. To date, more than 14 million people have bought the game and crafted everything from boats to entire cities. Due to the versatility and customisation the title offers, fans span from the hard-core gaming community to a younger school audience.

Build, craft and explore a world with the freedom to do whatever you want. Dig down into the unknown depths or build incredible structures, from humble homes to grand cityscapes. Decide to go it alone or bring your friends along for the ride in eight-player online multiplayer and four-player split screen modes. The only limit is your imagination!

The new PS3® Edition will come loaded with all the features you’d expect from the console versions of Minecraft, along with everything that came with the most recent update of the game (update 14), including Emeralds, Ender Chests, potatoes and more.

In addition to the upcoming PS3® disc release, Minecraft will also be available on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita later this year.

Minecarft cake

Minecarft cake

When I first heard of Minecraft, the tale went that the ultimate goal was to bake a cake.

Today while batlling zombie’s in a Skyrim block universe, after working my way through the basic training, I could see it had come a long way since it’s baking origin, and I’m looking forward to finding out more.

And to think I only started playing what some claim to be the greatest game of the decade, perhaps ever!, as the Skyrim mashup was created 🙂

I’m not hooked on the ‘one more block’ ailment… yet, but I can see how this game could become compelling. Although I’m not sure the xbxo is the best platform, and the game might be suited better to a PC, although I do prefer the xbox controller for extended games sessions over the mouse and keyboard option [I find it too muck like work].

I’m not yet sure what I’m going to build, although I have a few thoughts about my Mincecraft philosophies and motivations… sometimes Ithink I take games little too seriously 😉

  • pacman – can i build a maze with zombies programmed like the gost characters
  • I’m a digger not a builder, although I like to view vistas
  • Think I want to imitate the real World, Minecraft model villages
  • Build a factory – iirc my nephew showed me a method of creating a diamond axe factory line
  • bake a cake
  • I love survival, but creator intrigues me

Skyrim Mash-Up comes to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Winterhold - Minecraft Style
How code Miecraft become more exciting and engaging?
This entry from Bethesda’s Blog is how! Skyrim Mash-Up comes to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Skyrim Mash-up – Conent Breakdown

  • Skyrim themed texture set to apply to any existing or newly created Minecraft world.
  • 40 Skyrim characters skins to apply to player’s in-game avatars: Dragonborn (male), Dragonborn (female), Ancano, Elenwen, Argonian Fighter, Argonian Mage, Bosmer Archer, Bosmer Mage, Breton Mage, Forsworn Shaman, Dunmer Mage, Dunmer Assassin, Imperial Soldier, Vex, Khajiit Merchant, Stormcloak Soldier, Lydia, Orc Blacksmith, Orc Warrior female, Nazir, Saadia, Vampire Lord, Isran, Astrid, Aela the Huntress, M’aiq the Liar, Greybeard, Frost Troll, Flame Atronach, Dragon Priest, Hagraven, Draugr Deathlord, Sheogorath, Spriggan, Dwarven Centurion, Wispmother, Dremora Lord, Master Necromancer, Vilkas, Orc Warrior Male
  • Skyrim themed Menu, UI and Inventory including integrated Skyrim logo.
  • Skyrim music score featuring the following original tracks: Watch the Skies, Dragonborn, Awake, From Past To Present, The City Gates, Dragonsreach, Distant Horizons, Dawn, The Jerall Mountains, Secunda, Frostfall, Unbound, Far Horizons, The Streets of Whiterun, The White River, Standing Stones, Tundra, Journey’s End, Aurora, Solitude, Wind Guide You, Tooth and Claw, Into Darkness, Shadows and Echoes, Towers and Shadows, Death in the Darkness
  • Pre-made World recreating the area of Whiterun, Riverwood and Bleak falls Barrow (on a smaller scale in order to fit with technical constraints of the games map size limits)

All for the bargin price of $3.99/£2.69/€3.79
It’s a cash cow that will be servig Minecraft milk drinkers across the globe, and could even entice those with a dragon voice to join up.

Now a fus roh dah option would be interesting 🙂

minecraft- Texture pack review

What is a texture pack?

A texture pack is a upgrade -or downgrade- in graphics which can improve the fps or make your game look fancy.

Painterly pack

This is a high textured customizable  pack. With easy to use custom choices and mod support.  The website is

Photo realism pack


WARNING- This is very high textured! Crashes may occur. This pack is hd and is amazing! If you like realism you  will love this. Download from minecraft forum

Pie hole

A simple texture pack with a little custom twist.

Great for people with laggy computers, who like Minecraft textures, but finds they make there computer lag. The link is