I am still helplessly addicted to Minecraft. I've given up on survival singleplayer now that survival multiplayer is alive and kicking with damage. I play on a small server with a few friends (but its down currently :( ) The game is definitely still alpha in many regards, but the quality of the core components makes it very playable.
Here is a few screenshots showing the evolution of my little spot on our server. This covers my basic building. I have a lot of progress past this which will come in another post.
This one is before I realized how to use F1 and F2 to take clean screenshots.
Putting the interior balconies up and finishing the ground floor walls.
Framing out the second floor and testing different roofing styles.
The Steam sale has been fairly underwhelming up to this point, but that may be due to the fact I own so many games from last years sale that I have yet to get around to playing that I'm afraid to buy anymore this year! Dawn of War II Gold Edition is on sale now as of 1 PM EST for $13.60 (thats DoW II and DoWII Chaos Rising packaged together)
It sure has been quiet around here lately. I missed out on EA Louse and the copy cats. Work has been crazy and in my free time I've been settling down to watch the Green Bay Packers play, watching my son, or listening to the soothing sound of blocks being mined in Minecraft.
First, lets get the business out of the way. I have embedded the new What I'm Playing/What I'm Paying spreadsheets for September and October below. The overall spreadsheet (includes previous months) can be found here.
Game of the Month and /Played
To be honest, September and October were all about one game: Minecraft. Minecraft is a simple, yet brilliant game. Mine blocks, build stuff. The entire randomly generated world is made up of blocks that can be harvested either through tools or through the use of raw fist power. The blocks can then be used to build anything imaginable. Throw in flowing water (or lava), monsters, weapons and armor, and online play and you start to see why I am putting so much time into the game.
To best describe the game let me refer you to one of the video series that convinced me to buy the game:
Minecraft is addictive fun and nearly everything I've ever wanted in a game. Oh and its still in ALPHA. ALPHA! Now with the beta on the horizon and promises of better functioning multiplayer, I may have found the addiction... err game... I've been waiting for since giving up my addiction to World of Warcraft.
Best of all, I can run Minecraft on my work PC. Good bye productivity (just kidding boss, I only play on break or on lunch).
Total spent this Month: $13.47 My Value Rating: Excellent
Minecraft costs anywhere from $12 to $15 depending on the conversion rate at the time. This purchase price includes all future updates for the game. This is the best game purchase I've made in a very long time.