Yah mon, Minecraft is freaking incredible. It's even more fun when you play with a group of people and start building huge cities, roller coasters or whatever the hell your brain can come up with :)
Also, discovering dungeons and then getting a group of buddies together to go explore it is a hell of a lot of fun. There's a serious tension in the air when you can't see any bad guys and all you hear is the undead moaning and screaming somewhere in the pitch black ahead of you (or through the wall you're about to knock down, lol).
Also, stupid creepers. lol.
In other news.. It looks like I've passed all the screening for Nationwide Insurance. It's been a really tough decision to make, but I think I'm going to take the plunge and pass on the Casino General Manager position. The Casino is offering a very stout salary and crazy good benefits package (holy shit, 100% matching up to 10% of gross pay.. no cap on matching!?)
But, I have a meeting with Nationwide tomorrow to do all the final interview shiz and get the paperwork rolling. Looks like I'll be a self employed jerk here in a little while (actually, don't get stuck with a 1099 until out of the 18 month training program).
Pretty excited! A little scared, but overall, confident that we'll get this done and begin the next big chapter of life.
I ended up getting Minecraft the other night. I could have probably stuck to the free version that's on the site because it's pretty fun, but I wanted to use custom skins and be around for it's eventual real-release. Awesome awesome game. Looking at the various mod packs too and now people are making adventure maps n stuff, so should get a lot of mileage off this thing. Thanks for pushing it Art!
Do you really get the steam version for free? Where'd you find that out? If you're gonna buy it for console, Amazon has it for $55 pre-order and then you get a $20 credit towards a future video game purchase which is pretty good. They also have the PC version for $45 which is slightly less than Steam. I think it looks like a great game and I'll def be getting it. It's all co-opy, so we gotta play!
My sister and her kids are visiting and I've got 4 controllers hooked up to the xbox so we've been playing tons of co-op N+ and Castle Crashers. They get so worked up because N+ is so stressful, but when we beat a level there's cheering and hi-fives. :) :kids:
A less savory sort would tell you that every show is up for downloads the night after they air, so it's really not too hard to keep up with cable shows. DO IT! Breakin the law, breakin the law. (JUST KIDDING BIG BROTHER!)
Cool free rogue-like to try if anyone is interested is called Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup: http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/ It's got a nice tile-set so you don't have to look at asci stuff (but you can if you want), and like tutorials and stuff - it's very user friendly.
Zombie game was pretty cool! Blendo games also made that space game I really love, Flotilla. I think it's basically a one dude operation, so his games are pretty sweet in that regard.
Atom Z. Smasher does look real fun Aeryk! I dunno though, the demo is not all that compelling, in the sense that it goes to a white screen then immediately crashes to desktop... either the demo is too short or they didn't QA the OS X version quite enough.
I'm getting myself wayyy too hyped for the HBO Game of Thrones series considering I will not be able to watch it for quite a while since I have to wait for the DVDs. I'm on the second book now. FUCK YOU JOFFREY!
After getting totally hammered by 1:00 PM, we went to Roller Derby last night. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it was really fun. Sort of a WWF theatrical vibe to the endeavor, people were flying out of the ring left and right (which looks like it hurt) and at one point a coach got hit with a steel chair. Good stuff!