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Minecraft

Release Date: May 9th

Systems: XBLA/X360

Do I even have to describe Minecraft to you? Anyone with a computer (and if you read this website, you probably have a computer) has heard of it and if you haven’t played it, you’ve seen someone play it or you’ve stumbled across screenshots of it. It’s Minecraft, the little game that went from a core group of geek to geekdom everywhere.

You can still play the older version for free on the PC, pay for the up to date and constantly updating version,  and now you can play it on your Box of X’s.

From the Minecraft Wiki:

Minecraft is a sandbox indie video game written in Java originally created by Markus “Notch” Persson, and now by his companyMojang AB. It is heavily inspired by Infiniminer.

From its creation, Minecraft was developed almost exclusively by Notch until Jens “Jeb” Bergensten started working with him, and has since become head of its development. It features music by Daniel “C418” Rosenfeld and paintings by Kristoffer Zetterstrand. Initially released as what is now known as Minecraft Classic on May 17, 2009, the full PC game was released as Minecraft 1.0 on November 18th, 2011. Since it’s release, Minecraft has expanded to mobile devices and a version for Xbox 360; currently under development.

Minecraft focuses on allowing the player to explore, interact with, and modify a dynamically-generated map made of one-cubic-meter-sized blocks. In addition to blocks, the environment features plants,mobs, and items. Some activities in the game include mining for ore, fighting hostilemobs, and crafting new blocks and tools by gathering various resources found in the game. The game’s open-ended model allows players to create structures, creations and artwork on various multiplayer servers or their own single player maps. Other features include redstone circuits for logic computations and remote actions,minecarts and tracks, and a mysterious underworld called “The Nether”. The ultimate goal of the game is to travel to an alternate dimension called the End, and defeat the Ender Dragon.

 

StarHawk

Starhawk

Release Date: May 8th

Systems: PSN/PS3

A Playstation exclusive, shoot your way through a (western) Science Fiction adventure.

Product Description: From the creators of Warhawk comes a bold new 3rd Person shooter adventure where you can change the battlefield instantly in the heat of combat. In the future, humanity’s last hope lies in the lawless frontier of space where factions battle over the universe’s most precious resource, Rift Energy. Caught in the middle is Emmett Graves, an outcast gunslinger who is drawn back to the planet that abandoned him, to face a fierce outlaw and his warband of followers. Experience intense frenetic combat on foot, in vehicles, or in the air and discover a new type of shooter gameplay with the new “Build & Battle” system. Gain the tactical advantage by calling upon an arsenal of weapons, vehicles, and fortifications, violently delivered from an orbiting drop ship to help turn the tide of battle. Engage in epic 32 player online battles and see maps dynamically change depending completely on each player’s strategy or team up with friends and protect your claim against waves of AI opponents in online and offline Co-op modes.

DaturaPSN

Datura

Release Date: May 8th

Systems: PSN/PS3

A beautiful mind trip of a game from Plastic, creators of Linger in Shadows. Datura supports the Playstation Move. Though it isn’t necessary to use, it is recommended. Datura is a game of decisions and morals, and the more decisions you make, the more puzzles you solve, the more the landscape around you changes. Make yourself dark and twisted, the forest reflects it. The more good you do, the lighter it becomes, replete with butterflies and ambient music.

Another reason for me to get a PS3? Yes.

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  1. PS3 rocks the mofo’in’ casbah! Go out and buy one right now.

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