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I played Beyond Good and Evil on the xbox (when it was just an xbox) and I remember enjoying it quite a lot. You take on the role of Jade, a girl with a penchant for green lipstick, whose planet is under attack. She’s forced to head the resistance along with a pig guy and a Hispanic computer. She earns money by taking pictures of animals for scientific documentation. Since the original release in 2003, amid rumours of the sequel being off then on again, then off again a HD version of the original was released on Xbox Live Arcade.

Jade sneaks up on some guard looking type fellas

This week it’s been reduced to just 400 points. I’m sorely tempted, but I really don’t have enough time to play the games I already have. If you missed out on this the first time round give it a look. It’s well worth 400 points, if not, the original 800 is was listed at.

Hopefully more interest in the original might increase the chances of the sequel making it to release.

Minecraft on xbox

I recently downloaded Minecraft on the xbox 360. Minecraft is a sandbox game where you can mine and collect block and move them around the world, building structures and basically doing whatever you want.

Minecraft – just one more block…

So far I’ve really enjoyed it and I’ve found minecraft to be incredibly engaging and addictive.

I think that’s because of two reasons. The first reason is that because it’s a sandbox game with no real goals you have to set your own. That means that whatever you are doing is exactly what you want to do. Want to build the tallest tower? Go ahead! Want to dig the deepest hole? No problem! It’s entirely up to you! There are no tiresome tasks or missions between where you are now and where you want to be. The second reason is because minecraft is very good at giving you feedback. You can see your progress and get a steady stream of rewards as you work towards your goal.

This combination is what makes minecraft so addictive. You’re going somewhere you want to go and you can see your steady progress as you go there.

If this sort of creating game appeals to you and you have a lot of time on your hands, or a lot of willpower I recommend giving Minecraft a look.