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Monday, March 14, 2016

Week 11 ~ Minecraft

Minecraft is sandbox game programmed by Markus "Notch" Persson and published by Mojang in 2011. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D constantly generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. On Minecraft, the possibilities are endless. Well, they are but there is lot's to do. Minecraft is a available on PC, mobile, PlayStation 3 and 4, and Xbox 360 and One. Also on PC, you can add mods to change the game completely to where vanilla Minecraft will never be fun again. On PC it costs $27, the two consoles are $20, and the complete version on mobile is $7. Minecraft is the best-selling PC game and the third best best-selling game of all time. Minecraft is rated a 4/5 on Common Sense Media, 4.5/5 on Metacritic, and a 9/10 on IGN. I would give this game an 8/10 because my mood for it fluctuates on whether I'm bored or totally engrossed. 

Week 10 ~ Pokemon

Pokemon is a media franchise consisting of videos, TV series, movies, trading cards, video games, and more that was created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1995. The beginning of Pokemon was just the first two video games, Red and Green. Initially this franchise was just in Japan but after a few years the US started to get access. The video games of Pokemon are fantasy RPGs where you catch the pokemon, train them, and try to be "the very best, like no one ever was." With approximately 70 different games, (one mobile game to be released in a couple months) there are 6 different regions to catch the 649 different pokemon. The newest game, Pokemon Go, will be a virtual reality game on cell phones where you get to practically play a brand new game all on your phone in real time. My very first video game I ever game played was Pokemon FireRed on the GBA, so Pokemon has a strong connection to me. I would personally give this game 10/10 just because it is a game that every person should play at least once. Pokemon teaches kids about motivation, determination, and compassion. After beating a Pokemon game and going through all the difficulties throughout the game, it's an experience like none other.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Week 9 ~ Ratchet and Clank Series

Ratchet and Clank is a science fiction, adventure platformer. The Ratchet and Clank series were created and developed by Insonmiac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation consoles only. The first game was released in 2002 on PS2. There are games available on the PS2, PS3, PSP, PS4, and mobile devices. Including all consoles, there are 14 different games in this series. The first game is being remade and will be available sometime this month to add hype to the upcoming movie, Ratchet and Clank. The movie is scheduled to be released April 29, 2016. I am super excited about this movie as well as the remastered game. I have played each game except for Into the Nexus, the most recent one. I would give this series a 10/10, a must play for any person.