Zeke gets his block on in an Iron Man Mode game of Minecraft. That’s a nice blog you have there…

Minecraft. Minecon. World of Minecon. Er… World of Minecraft

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 | 0 comments

Last week Mojang put on a fantastic free exhibition last week called the World of Minecraft (possibly) at the Victoria Albert Museum in London. They really put on a show and fans responded in kind, with over 5,000 people turning up to the shindig. We had to leave in a hurry though since it was getting dark and none of us had the forethought to craft any swords. Here’s a video with some footage of the event, my thoughts, and the moment I met Mojang’s Lydia Winters which was totally awesome! And really awkward! But mostly awesome!   Cheers to all the Mojang guys for...

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Minecraft Wrap-Up

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 | 0 comments

This blog is now finished and will no longer be updated. Yes, I died. Well, kinda… The adventure was truly epic, and spanned 15 posts before reaching its conclusion. The newest posts are up top while the oldest are down the bottom (if that makes sense). If it does not make sense, and I’m not sure if it does, here’s a summary which you can use to quick jump to a post. All links open in a new window: #1 – Let the Crafting of Mines Commence! #2 – The Ziggurat #3 – Meet Kenneth #4 – Iron Man #5 – The Enderbus is Coming #6 – In Which Elements...

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#15 – In Which We Find a G-G-G-GHAST!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 | 1 comment

When I warped into the Nether, I didn’t know what I’d find. Death, I fancied. But based on my past experiences in the Nether, one thing I could be certain to see was fire, brimstone and lakes of molten lava. Imagine my confusion when I walk into what looks like the Sea Life center in Birmingham. Water. Gallons and gallons of the stuff, in a world in which water technically cannot exist – swirling torrents gushing around the portal, threatening to sweep both Sp1z and I away. I look around and my confusion turns to terror as a few Ghasts are homing in on us, and I’ll...

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#14 – In Which Six Short Steps are Made

Posted by on Mar 12, 2012 | 1 comment

Huzzah – two people in the game! A hole in me has been filled, and the man to fill it is Sp1z! By ‘hole’ I mean the loneliness I was experiencing, not my… yeah, I guess that does read a bit weird. “Where are you?” he asks. “Some dude’s base. I think it’s Keith’s.” “I’m in the NPC village right now, I’ll meet you outside his main entrance.” I run out of the base and into the meadow in order to give him a hug when he arrives. It’s a few minute’s walk from the NPC village so I leave my desk to...

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#13 – In Which Foes are Bested

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 | 3 comments

After seeing the crazy lava column which someone had created as a beacon on the horizon, I made a bee line towards it in the hopes of finding someone, or if there is nobody around, at least finding someone’s base from which I could steal their stuff. Probably best if they’re not around when that happens. Despite my game stats telling me there’s nobody else online, I still feel… I dunno, a bit paranoid? I can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching me. But I digress. The lava column is far greater than I had originally thought, and its spread is massive at...

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#12 – In Which Company is Sought

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 | 3 comments

Ahhh… FINALLY! After leaving the cave which seemed to have no sign of diamond whatsoever – just some pointless lapis lazuli – I spend yet another hour plodding around the deepest recesses of this underground yawn-fest. A bit of excitement ensues when I come across a skellington spawner (which I defeat without any of the problems from last time) but other than that, nothing happens… … Until, at long last, I come across a bunch of diamonds exposed in an otherwise unremarkable cave wall. Not lapis lazuli. Not some graffiti sprayed by our arch-nemesis Kenneth in an...

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#11 – In Which Delicacies are Eaten

Posted by on Feb 5, 2012 | 0 comments

I’m in a cave, with one point of health, and stuck with a spider who seems keen to relieve me of it. This does not bode well. With ninja-like reaction speeds, the second I see the spawner (after mindlessly walking straight into it without paying attention to where I’m going) I throw some torches around it in order to stop it spawning more spiders. It only churns one out before it’s disabled. But perhaps I’m not in such great danger after all. I remember that spiders are only hostile at night – otherwise, they mind their own business – and it was definitely...

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#10 – In Which Spawners Sporadically Spawn and Subsequently Spawn Spiders

Posted by on Jan 7, 2012 | 0 comments

I make it safely to my half-finished castle thing under the cover of darkness and set about turning it into a fully-finished castle thing. In case you’re curious as to the castle’s layout, this room will be the foyer to the East Wing once I’ve added more than this one crappy stone box. There’s not even a door as of yet. I’ve literally encased myself in a concrete tomb… Brrr. But any kind of shelter in Minecraft is welcome after sunset, so let’s not be too judgemental. At least I’m not renting – I own the place with no mortgage to pay off,...

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