Mojang's crown jewel of indie game development will soon be making its way over to the console universe. A special 360 rendition of Minecraft will hit the Xbox Live Arcade next year, for those of us who prefer to play with virtual legos via wireless controllers instead of the traditional mouse and keyboard rig.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has released (finally!) and true to expectations, I’m about 15 hours into gameplay and feel like I’ve barely cracked the surface of what this game offers. Full disclosure: I’ve been an Elder Scrolls superfan since the release of Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind a decade ago. The game is bigger, meaner, and more immersive than any of the previous installments; a total experience for anyone with the salt to enter the stark and barbaric world of Skyrim.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been released to resounding joy by its fans and gamers everywhere. The bulk of their happiness, however, seems to stem from the fact that MW3 is… the same game! Yes, that’s right…Activision, in their infinite wisdom, was able to please their massive fan-base by turning out yet another Call of Duty that doesn’t seem significantly better or different than any of the others. This is evidenced in Kotaku’s “Gut Check” from earlier this week, when after the release, the over-riding advice was, “Buy this game! It’s exactly like the other ones!”