Tag Archives: Minecraft

Minecraft is set to take over the Sydney Opera House this July (seriously!)

The first major Minecraft competition to take place on Australian shores will kick off at the Sydney Opera House over two days during the coming school holidays. The major, main stage competition will see fans of all ages competing to build a series of increasingly impressive structures. Continue reading Minecraft is set to take over the Sydney Opera House this July (seriously!)

Video Games Review: Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch, 2017) might be the best version of the game on almost any platform

Writing a Minecraft review in 2017 feels a bit like an exercise in fertility. What the hell am I going to write about that hasn’t been covered elsewhere a million times before? What is there to talk about in a game this exhaustively covered? The answer to these questions is quite obviously “not a damned thing,” so if you’re looking for an especially fresh angle, you won’t find it here. You know what Minecraft is. You know what it’s about. If you’re a parent, you probably own it on more than one platform already. Instead, I’m going to talk about why I think the Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft, flaws and all, is one of the best versions of the game to date. Continue reading Video Games Review: Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch, 2017) might be the best version of the game on almost any platform

Video Games Review: Minecraft: Story Mode (Xbox One, 2015)

Minecraft: Story Mode feels like a bit of a narrative passing of the torch in a lot of respects. Its first two episodes are filled with clever references that kids who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s will pounce on but the bulk of its story is aimed squarely at the next generation of players. Continue reading Video Games Review: Minecraft: Story Mode (Xbox One, 2015)