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Learn More about Minecraft Mods

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What are minecraft mods? Minecraft is a game which involves breaking and placing blocks. A game that is played so often can become monotonous and boring to the player. When we talk about minecraft mods, we are simply talking about the things that make the game more interesting. Actually, the term mods is a short form of the word modifications. It therefore involves adding more features to the game to make it more interesting as well as challenging. They give the player more experience as well as providing more goals to the game. The mod used can either make the game harder or even easier. Let us now have a look at some of these mods that are available for minecraft.

BlingPickPocket Bukkit Plugin

This is a very interesting addition developed by SethBling. Just as the name suggests, it allows the player to pick pocket or steal items that nearby players have in their inventories using some skill. This is only possible when the player is at a very close distance. If the player happens to move in the process of you pick pocketing, then the whole process will be cancelled. The item will be presented to you for just some little time and only one item will be available for use to steal. If you delay in clicking the item, it then disappears and another one appears. If you are fast enough to click the item on time, then you will get it within no time and you can save it and continue as I nothing happened and no one will be suspicious of your actions. Technology has made things that interesting.

BlingGravity Bukkit Plugin

This is another mode that has been developed by SethBling to allow the player have more fun with the game by messing with physics once you grow tired of the basics of the game. This is because it allows the player to interfere with the gravity functioning in the game using colored wool. These wools are of four colors which include green that helps decrease gravity, red which increases gravity, cyan which works against gravity making all mobile objects to float slowly upwards as well as magenta which is extremely against gravity as compared to cyan and makes all mobs, players and objects to fly upwards with greater force.

The Pokecube Mod

If you have ever played pokemon and found it a great experience, then pokecube mod is what you need to revive these memories. This mod adds fully functioning pokemon into the game and you can freely capture the characters in pokemon if you have had experience in playing this game. What is more interesting in pokecube is that you can ride around on the pokemon and carry around some of the pokemon that do not fly.

Archimedes’ Ships Mod

Archimedes was a popular and great Greek engineer and mathematician who used to come up with great innovative ship designs. This mod therefore allows you to bring his ships to life by adding various new ships and boats to your minecraft game that contains designs believed to have originally been created by him. Apart from sea ships, the mod also provides that player with air balloons to allow him or her soar through the air thus making the experience more interesting. This mod allows the player to build his or her own ships for the game which can then be modified using special blocks in the game.

These are just a few of the mods that make the game incredible and makes your world just but amazing. Most of these mods are very easy to install thus one has no reason to remain with the monotony of a game that can be made more interesting at less cost.

 

 

 

The Ambiance Of Gaming Isn’t All Just What You See; It’s What You Hear Too.

The Ambiance Of Gaming Isn't All Just What You See; It's What You Hear Too.Let’s face it.  Gaming has become part of the norm.  I’m not talking about gaming in the ways of such games as sitting at a table playing a game of cards such as hearts or spades; I’m talking about video gaming.  Words like PlayStation and Xbox are known between all ages.  Video gaming isn’t just console gaming like those either; there are now gaming keypads,video slot machines and video poker at casinos.

Let’s hit on console gaming for a minute though.  It’s the best place to talk about what brings modern day gaming to such a broad audience, right in their own living room.

There are many types of video games out there, such as; racing, fighting, shooters, adventure, and classic board games given a modern day video touch.  What makes a video game, a video game though?  It’s the fact that you take your mind on a trip through a medium that at one time was only to watch shows, and that’s your television.

It takes more than a pretty picture to make a video game though, it takes sound too to bring those pretty pictures even more life than they already seem to contain.  One way is through the developers using an advanced audio FX engine.  Gaming has become so evolved that some games even use real orchestras to provide the background music for their games.  That’s all well and good for music, but what about the sounds provided for other events.  The sound of car breaks squealing when they go around a fast turn, or the sound that Mario from Super Mario Brothers (Nintendo’s flagship hero) makes when he grabs a golden coin.  There is more to gaming than just the looks, but sound plays a very important role as well.

In scary games, such as in the popular Resident Evil series, there’s silence; then you hear eerie moans far away at first, but then seemingly becoming closer to where your character is.  (Which so happens to be in the middle of a cemetery, bringing many a gamer shivers up and down their spine.)  Or happier and familiar sounds like the aforementioned Mario every time he jumps over a block or a not so friendly Koopa Troopa turtle.  Advanced audio FX engine sounds bring even more depth to your game than just music and speech. However it can enhance the music by changing it up much like how a DJ mixes music tracks or it can add an echo to speech.

The possibilities in gaming ambiance are well enhanced by the use of an advanced audio FX engine.

Now, I’ve just been telling you about video game ambiance, and I am going to stick to that but with one other comment about audio FX.  It is used from DJ’s making mixes, to the sounds you hear right there where you are now, on your computer.  The annoying little beep when you make a mistake of sorts or the beeping sound you hear when you get a message.  Those are from FX engines as well.  Here’s a peek at what that technology looks like that’s designed to make you take notice to certain things, get your attention.

Back to video games though, so the next time you, a friend or family member is sitting totally mesmerized in front of the television at play.  Note what you hear.  Video games are more than looks, they are about sound too.  Take a second to notice and imagine it without the creepy sounds or the happy dings.  Sound does add to the ambiance of gaming after all.

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