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Dec 29, 2011Violence doesn't necessarily mean gore, it also has to do with the impact of weapon use and how realistic combat is. Fable III was rated MA for having strong sexual references. I've played through the whole main story and most of the sidequests, it definitely deserves an MA rating (and I agree, Fable II was a lot better). As for Skyrim, like I said, it's the impact of weapon use and how realistic combat is. Often as a finishing move you get a sword and stab it straight through an enemy, regardless of the level of gore, that's still pretty violent.Posted in: General Gaming
Dec 29, 201123232323 posted a message on What is the best game or game series you've ever played?After careful consideration I'd say Gears of War. Amazing tactical shoot outs, high-end graphics, memorable characters, some of the most epic set-pieces I've ever seen in any game, good one-liners and a story that works but doesn't over-complicate itself.Posted in: General Gaming
Though I've also got to mention some other great games.
Crash Bandicoot (before they added ridable monsters).
I'm talking about the game series, not individual games.
Dec 29, 2011Posted in: General GamingQuote from UnknownFox
Partly a reason why I decided not to get the game lol.
Note to all game developers, not all games need spiders.
I didn't actually know they where in the game. Though I've played other games with giant spiders, for a while they absolutely terrify me, but eventually I get used to them, maybe same goes for Skyrim.
Dec 29, 201123232323 posted a message on Why the heck are teachers using Minecraft in school?!Posted in: DiscussionQuote from Spare__Change
I'ts ******** just allowing kids to play games when they should be doing work. It's like trying to convince eating candy and ice cream everyday for the rest of your life is a good idea.
But playing games is the work. Games can easily be made to be educational there's an entire genre for it. And a game like MC with no story or goal could be used to teach just about anything.
Dec 29, 2011Posted in: DiscussionQuote from darkozzyman
Go try making a game like minecraft yourself.
That's besides the point, when you play an absolute sh*t game do you think "well, i can't do any better, so it's okay"? I certainly don't. If someone sells anything the consumer can complain about the quality regardless of whether they could do any better.
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You know updates will come right?
After all Jeb is head of Minecraft now.
That's no excuse. When Bungie made Halo they didn't make it so; when you finish chapter 1 you get a message saying; chapter 2 will be complete in a month. Xbox Live users may download.
When you release a game as the 'full version' it has to feel complete, anything released later should be side content with no impact on the main game.
Example; Shivering Isle DLC for Oblivion. Just a new realm containing some completely new stand-alone quests, items and NPCs which didn't have any impact on the main story or current in-game sidequests (aside from new items possibly making it easier).
If people complain about game it's no going to get better reviews if it's edited (in fact it may get worse reviews, I've seen it happen before). Notch really should have just given himself longer to finish the game, then it would've gotten much better reviews.
Dec 29, 201123232323 posted a message on Do you think the Minecraft Edu mod will benefit education?Posted in: DiscussionQuote from Teadude0987
no way in hell,its not discipline enough,and its not fair for other schools and who's gonna pay for all that minecraft? imagine $20 for each computer,and what school has that much computers for each child? I say we have to go old school way,we're goin in too much gadgets,babies on ipads,kids on iphones...
It's called evolution, look it up.
As for the topic.
This is a pretty damn obvious fact that no one seems to understand, teachers aren't just going to give kids a computer with MC on it and let them play for an hour, it's @#$%ing obvious that they're going to be playing on a server (with the teacher most likely playing) doing tasks that the teacher gets them to do. Sure, there might be a few kids who just ignore instructions and play Minecraft normally or grief, but the same problem would be encountered in normal learning.
I'm hearing a lot of posts saying that games can't be educational, my comment to those people. They're called educational games, many schools use them.
Dec 29, 201123232323 posted a message on Why the heck are teachers using Minecraft in school?!Posted in: DiscussionQuote from TheSinfoolGamer
The only thing I can't see it useful for is handwriting or religion, but you never know.
Actually a lot of priests have interpreted Minecraft as being based off the Bible, so you could use it to teach religion.
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There are many ups and downs to this who scenario.
I think that its has more downs than ups because it is going to bring alot of munchkins onto our nice little community forum here and burn it to the ground.
Firstly, this community is already burnt to the ground and secondly, I think many people would agree that teaching kids valuable life skills is much more important than making it slightly less bearable for internet nerds to chat to each other about stuff that doesn't matter (I'm aware that I'm insulting myself here so don't point that out).
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25% outright refusing to "Play that crap with the **** block graphics"
60% just playing the game and refusing direction
15% doing a rush-job of whatever task/questions they are asked, then just playing the game
<1% who diligently do what is requested in the game to an acceptable level
Except that 25% has the choice of either playing a game with bad graphics or listening to an excruciatingly boring lecture (my math class jumps at the chance to play Mathletics games during class rather than reading a textbook, but wouldn't play at home if they were payed to do so).
Does this 60% just pointlessly doodle in their textbook and completely ignore what your saying in a lecture? No? Same would apply when teaching with Minecraft.
I assume that this 15% would do the same when doing a task in a textbook and then doodle away for half an hour.
Again, I assume only less than 1% of students would apply their knowledge to completing a task when using a textbook.
My opinion on using Minecraft (and other games) for teaching is that it should be used, but until scientists create a device that implants knowledge into peoples heads so it stays there forever and makes studying obsolete, there will always be a place for standard lecture and textbook lessons (so MinecraftEdu would be really epic, but should be used alongside standard teaching methods).
Dec 28, 2011Posted in: SuggestionsQuote from Kwickgamer
You are kidding right?
In order to get many of the decorative blocks ingame, you need a diamond pick, and people who like building big structures often use of cobblestone, and having to use stone pickaxes instead of diamond ones to mine stone is a right pain in the ****.
People who like building big structures often use creative, that's what it's there for.
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Are you insane? Half of the fun of survival is constructing the best possible thing you can without the aid of infinitely many items or one-hit blocks.
I've seen people construct huge castles and bridges legitimately, because it's one of the ways to have fun. Survival isn't just "survive", it's "build to survive".
Furthermore, if survival really only lasts a few hours, then you seriously aren't trying, like at all. This game is only as fun as you make it. If you make the game last a few hours before you get bored and quit, that's your problem, not the game's. If you seriously can find absolutely nothing to do in your world, then I suggest downloading mods, so you can have infinitely many more things to do in the game.
My whole point is that if you really can't find anything to do in the near infinite world, with the near infinite possibilities, with the near infinite storylines, construction sites, mysterious ruins, huge cliffs, gigantic canyons, and expansive oceans, then you must have some kind of blockage in your brain causing you to lose all sense of logic.
Are you insane? The other half the the fun of survival is defending a ramshackle house while trying to find the best possible equipment. I strongly agree with Bigscary, most people play survival to to do what it was made for: survive. Also, adding adding new challenges will only increase the fun of trying to find rare blocks to make gigantic castles with.
Furthermore, many people would agree that survival does only last a few hours before becoming samey, that isn't his problem. This is one of the games MANY problems (I could name various others, but I wont because it might start a flame war).
My whole point is that most people really can't find anything to do in a near infinite world made up of all the same things, the same mysterious ruins over and over (so that they aren't the least bit mysterious), huge cliffs and gigantic canyons that aren't at all inspiring and expansive oceans with nothing in them then you have a perfectly healthy brain with perfect logic.
@Bigscary. Some other stuff to add would be more mobs and biomes, and randomly generated structures, rather than procedurally generated ones (so no 2 structures will be the same).
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Sep 18, 2012Posted in: NewsQuote from _poison_skull_4
will minecraft still be here in 2017 or 2019 ?? 2020 ?? also when will it be australia getting minecon.
next year (2013) cool stuff is coming to australia. even old stuff we already have but you should get minecon in australia when our new prime minister comes not the one we have now SHEESH she lies
It'll keep happening as long as people keep paying for it. I'm sure it'll come to Australia in the next couple of years, they have to visit every continent for it to be fair.
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