Australia's love affair with mining is well documented, so it may come as no surprise that its government is very eager to address some scientific inaccuracies that may have made their way into the public's consciousness via Microsoft's Minecraft.
Seemingly concerned that a new generation of young Australians may actually attempt to make armour out of diamonds, Geoscience Australia has released a public service announcement to set the record straight.
"Cobblestones do not form from water and flowing lava", cleared up the Australian government. And don't attempt to create a stone by putting cobblestones in a furnace, as "it would, in fact, achieve nothing but a very warm rock."
Obsidian doesn't actually burn, and it's not "resistant" to TNT, patiently explained the government. And don't even think about using redstone to conduct electricity, there are no stones that can do that.
Gold would in fact make for a truly lousy pickaxe, and don't even begin to consider it for armour - you'd be just as well protected if you wore a suit of fingernail clippings, which are approximately just as soft.
Halo 3: ODST will likely be added to Halo: The Master Chief Collection next month, 343 Industries has announced.
A remake of popular multiplayer map Relic will drop around the same time.
Those who played The Master Chief Collection before December 19, 2014 will get Halo 3: ODST for free, as part of an apology from 343 for the game’s poor matchmaking at launch.
A strong year has seen Sony climb above Microsoft in the gaming industry revenue rankings.
That's according to market intelligence agency Newzoo, which has released a report indicating near universal growth in the industry.
The world's largest gaming company continues to be Tencent, the Chinese investment holding company that owns Riot Games (League of Legends) and Epic (Unreal engine). Tencent reported 37 percent annual growth with US$7.2 billion in sales.
Killing Floor 2 can now be downloaded via Steam Early Access.
Players who put down US$29.99 and pick up Killing Floor 2 early will be granted access to free content which will be available in the full release, and more content upon the game's release.
The Early Access version of Killing Floor 2 includes the following:
The Metal Gear Online portion of Metal Gear V: The Phantom Pain will support up to 16 players on new-gen and PC, and up to 12 players on last-gen consoles.
The info comes courtesy of the Japanese Metal Gear Solid website (via Videogamer).
Metal Gear Online pits two teams against each other in sneaky or not-so-sneaky combat.
Bungie has released a teaser for Destiny's second expansion just ahead of its official reveal tomorrow morning.
The expansion, House of Wolves, introduces at least one new social area (the Queen's Bay); new vendors; new weapons, armour, and gear; new story missions; three new competitive multiplayer maps; and a new cooperative Strike.
In the new footage are glimpses of what look like upgrades for existing Raid weapons and armour, along with a shot confirming that the Light level cap will be raised to at least 34.
Star Wars: Battlefront will be more than just be a mash-up of Battlefield and Star Wars, says DICE.
“It's important to us that people feel like we are bringing them a fresh experience, and that they don’t immediately feel like ‘Oh, they have just taken Battlefield and put a Star Wars game on it’,” DICE senior producer Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir told Xbox Wire.
“We were fans of Battlefront, and we're incredibly happy as a studio to bring Battlefront to a new generation of fans.
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