Salem – A response to MMO Burnout

Dear Nick, I understand that you are worried about your future relationships with MMO’s. Will they be the long-lasting and fulfilling relationship we all seek with our games. A relationship I fully intend to have with Guild Wars 2 but of which you despair of ever finding again.

Well, I have here for you a solution. It may not pay off and may not be foolproof, but it is a solution, and as such any of you who are interested in unusual and new gaming experiences then you may also want to have a wee look at this.

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Minecraft 1.2

I’m a little off the ball posting about this update as it actually came out late last week. You surely all know the deal by now: new features and improvements of old ones.

This particular expansion seems to be particularly based around adorableness and babies as now you can get Ocelots which can have kittens. Pet wolves can now have puppies. And villager NPCs can now also have children. It seems like the pitter-patter of tiny feet is going to soon be filling our various Minecraft worlds.

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Game BAFTA’s

The European chain of stores Game is currently running a British Academy Video games Awards, or BAVTA! Well actually it’s called a BAFTA… but the point stands. Anyway, as part of this they have a massive online poll running to choose what is going to be the Game of the Year of 2011. Anyone can vote in this (or at least anyone in the UK) and you can vote right now at the BAFTA page. So a video game of the year chosen by the people!

I’m already looking forward to the outcome!

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