Minecraft is a very popular game today with more than 20 million registered users. Everyday that number grows by about ten thousand. The most likely reason the game has grown big so quickly is that it pretty much breaks every “rule” a normal game has. There are no missions. You are set in a world where you can do whatever you like. Climb hilltops, dig tunnels underground, or build a nice house by the water. Everything is up to you – the player.
One thing that also sets Minecraft apart from other new games is its graphics. Some would say they are terrible while others would say it’s terrific because of its nostalgic old school look. Each and every texture in the game has a pixeled surface to it which really brings back memories of games like Super Mario and so forth. In case you are not that fond of this old school graphics, there are texture packages that will modify the way the game looks to your liking.
Minecraft can be played in single player mode or together with others online. Today, there are thousands of different Minecraft servers to choose from and sometimes it can be hard to figure out which to pick. A solution for that would be visiting MinePick Servers List. There you can find many different servers to choose from and each server has a description you can read to get a better understanding of what it is about. All servers in the server list are ranked based on how many votes they have. This is to make sure only the most popular ones are listed in the top and are the ones you will notice at first.
This is a great game to play together with your friends. Everything really comes down to teamwork while playing and it’s very rare to feel any anger or frustration, as you may feel in other games, because in Minecraft there’s usually no hurry to achieve something or get to some place. Everything can be done at your own pace.
All you need to be able to play on different Minecraft servers is a copy of the game. It’s purchased over at Minecraft’s own official website. It costs as little as 19.95 euro or $26.95 US and all updates are free. There is no monthly fee. There will most likely be no sequels of the game, meaning for that little money you will have a Minecraft account for all eternity.
Staten Island, NY, April 19th, 2006 – Matrix Games and 2by3 Games are pleased to announce the release of the v1.80 update for the acclaimed War In The Pacific.
This update has been a long time in the making and is the first to also be worked on by the new expanded War in the Pacific development team. The v1.80 update resolves a host of issues and makes several improvements to the game since the last official v1.60 release. More than 80 changes have been made, including player-requested features such as improvements to anti-submarine routines, loosened nationality restrictions on tenders, some air balance changes and the addition of assault values to the combat report. More important are the fixes, which include an overhaul of the pilot tracking an allocation system, a fix for occasional “lost” leaders, a fix for land unit fragment loss and loss during air transport and many more.
David Heath, Director of Operations at Matrix Games, stated, “We feel that this is a very significant update for War in the Pacific, as it not only addresses a number of often-reported issues but sets the stage for future growth.”
The v1.80 update is available online as a comprehensive update for all previous version of War in the Pacific as well as an incremental updated intended for installation over v1.60. The v1.80 update includes all changes made in public beta releases since v1.60. Owners of War in the Pacific are strongly encourage to upgrade to this new official version, which can be found in the Matrix Games “Latest Downloads” link in the “Games” section of the Matrix Games website.
Based on the highly acclaimed Uncommon Valor design, War In the Pacific is an expanded and massive undertaking that has been recognized as another masterpiece from the veteran team at 2by3 Games, which includes Gary Grigsby, Keith Brors and Joel Billings.
The scale of War in the Pacific: The Struggle Against Japan 1941-1945 is 60 miles per hex and losses are individual vehicles, aircraft, guns and squads. Since half the planet Earth is covered by the titanic Pacific struggle, the game is massive in scope, covering thousands of ships tens of thousands of aircraft. Virtually every ship, air group and battalion sized or larger troop formation is covered in exacting detail.