Why Minecraft is Awesome

In case you haven’t heard, Minecraft, from Mojang, is the single most popular downloadable game right now. You might be wondering: whats all the fuss? It looks like just another retro building game. But it’s not. It is awesome. You know the other building games? Farmville, Sim City, Zoo Tycoon, etc.? TOYS. This is the real deal, baby.

Here is why:

1.Unlimited possibility.

Ever wanted to live in a movie theater? Build one in Minecraft. Ever wanted to kill zombies? Go into a deep, dark cave in Minecraft. Ever wanted to climb a mountain? Find on in Minecraft. Ever wanted to… well, you get the idea. I’m building a sky fort. With a CREEPER FACE.

2.Customizable.

 There are skins(I’m Jet the Hawk, from Sonic the Hedgehog). There are mods(I’m a vanilla player, but my brother wants a mod). Awesome costomization options, right?

3. Creepers.

We loved them from the start. Creepers. Even if you’ve never played Minecraft, you can probably pick out a Creeper.

“Thatsssss a nice  blog  you have there…”

You need to buy Minecraft if you haven’t already. Like RIGHT NOW.

Universe Sandbox Review

There is a very cool program called Universe Sandbox. It lets you mess around with the universe by adding planets, changing the size of stars, etc. You can even place silly things like bowling balls and dice. I downloaded the free demo, which includes the premium features for an hour, and basic simulation viewing as long as you want.

I must say, I’m very impressed. I opened up the Solar System simulation and placed the biggest star I could find just outside the Asteroid Belt . The gravity sucked everything into it within days(seconds in real-time). I was strangely… pleased. 😈 Anyway, It is a very cool program.

Some screen shots from Google Images:

This is Endor. Yes, it is in the game. The Death Star is even there. Geeks UNITE!

I divided by zero, and now a bunch of stars are in a row. Never. Divide. By. Zero!

I wonder if eggs would really orbit bowling balls in zero-gee...

I am extremely impressed and I plan to buy it when I have the money. Here is the link:

http://universesandbox.com/

THE VERDICT:

Pros:

*Very cool

*Includes a Star Wars Easter egg

*Extensive tutorial

*Reasonably easy to use

* Graphics are simply stunning

Cons:

*A bit expensive, at an asking price of about $20, or $10 on Steam

*Not always accurate, especially on higher times per second in the Solar System simulation

*Planets just get a bright impact point when hit by a smaller object, but will occasionally get bigger when hit by another planet

SCORE : 8 out of 10