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Everyone that hunts garage sales, flea markets & collectibles should evaluate their own performance & give themselves a mid-summer half-time report + overall grade. After a little bit of reminiscing over the past few months; We here at Chicago Toy Shop Video Games give ourselves all-around grade of B+ | We’ve come across = RARE Hamilton & Hawthorn Halloween Simpson Statues & We Are PUMPED!!
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The new Mine Craft update for the xBox 360 is officially live! Million’s of ‘Gamers’ have downloaded Mine Craft for the Xbox 360 and for damn good reason! We ourselves are huge fans; First joining the massive online world about 9 months ago. New players continue to join every second and it’s pretty easy to see why … Mine Craft purely dominates.
We continue to do our Mine Craft research thanks to all the dedicated nerds & online resources out there. Our main goal is to help you stay alive – But we also want you to know some of the coolest ways to stay alive along with mini tips & hints that might just change the way you look at how you play Mine Craft.
(Remember: There is no wrong way to play Mine Craft and that’s what makes it so unique & perfect for so many people … It’s your own world: Your own way!)
Now for some juicy tips & tricks to help keep you alive longer.
First let’s start with the power of torches. I know it seems simple, but don’t be afraid to sprinkle! This translates to spread your torches out as you travel so you don’t get lost or get eaten by creepers and spiders when you don’t have to. (Burn some wood on wood action to produce charcoal for the torches; Wood & wood-planks create the torch stick handle.)
Once you’ve mastered the basics of the torch there are a few quick tips that can make your life last longer & more efficient.
1.) Use torches to your advantage | Spread them more often than not.
2.) Torches can be used to build on top of to save time & resources while forcing you to use more light in your structures (Make sure you have the right angle and you can create some stunning visuals)
3.) Under water survival. Place one on a block & it will create a temporary air bubble that you can refill your oxygen with long enough to allow you to surface in time.
4.) Chuck a torch at the bottom of a sand stack or gravel and watch it crumble! Easy and quick if you want to destroy some previously built stairs or secret entrances or exits.
5.) Sings and ladders can help stop water and lava in a hurry! If you have the guts; This will allow you to explore with underwater houses & lava layers!
6.) One lava bucket can fuel a furnace for 1,000 seconds & can cook 1,000 items in a furnace. (Basically anything made out of wood such as the jukebox, bookshelves, chests, & trap doors to fuel the furnace as well)
7.) Throughout survival mode you’ll need to learn the fastest way to break down a resource. Here’s a few helpful hints on items you may come across on the regular -> Swords break melons & Cacti the best | Axes are best for ‘Smashing Pumpkins’ & lastly don’t forget to dig dirt with a shovel; Don’t waste your better tools on DIRT!
8.) Flower Boat Pots: Plant a flower first, Then a wooden boat directly on top of it. The boat will sink into the ground & become a nice planter. (Mainly a visual advantage; But under the right circumstance you can plant a tree or garden anywhere with one square of dirt for a quick boost)
9.) Set your spawn. Make yourself a nice bed in order to stay alive & save your spawn spot. 3 wool pieces and 3 wooden planks is all you need to complete your bed structure. Sleep tight … Don’t let the spiders & creepers bite!!
10.) Worst case; Always have a torch!! Bring at least (1) torch with you and you can simply dig down 3 squares and your safe. Put a torch down there or you might just scare yourself into popping back out into the world prematurely. (It takes a long time to make the clock; But if you can create the Mine Craft time clock it will make your day & night trips way more safe & efficient in the long run.
These sneaky helpful tips & tricks should help get you started; Of course don’t be an ignorant ‘Noob’ … There are still plenty of new updates and ways to accomplish different goals throughout the game.
Have some tips of your own you didn’t see in the article?
Please let us know | We’d love to hear from true Mine Craft pro’s and fans everywhere!!
Check out IGN.Com the video for an in-depth look and extra videos.
Chi City Collectibles N Toys Team
xBox 360 Injustice God’s Among Us DC Universe Video Game Is A Smash Hit For Super Hero And Fighting Fans + Chicago Toy Shop Top 10 Injustice Characters
Our Chicago Toy Shop ‘CTSVG’ Score For ‘Injustice Gods Among Us’ on the xBox 360 = 7.9 Overall. The massive online DC Universe & Fighting community has spoken: By unanimous decision: ‘Injustice’ = Pretty Freakin’ Awesome!!
With 24 DC Universe characters to choose from – There is plenty of opportunity to find which character fits you best.
Which character you bring to the arena will ultimately decide your fate if both opponents are equally matched in overall skill. Below we have included some high quality ‘Nerd Stats’ & Injustice Character’ different attributes & advantage that our highly skilled team believes are worth noting:
- Green Lantern
- The Flash
- Lex Luthor
- The Joker
- Catwoman – Shazam (TIED)
- Green Lantern – Hal Jordan: (CTS Top 3 ) Green Lantern’s ‘Will’ To Win is very strong: Witnessing your father die in a plane crash when your just a kid will do that. The ability to face your fears and overcome them with great force is a big advantage in the super hero world. When you combo that with the speed, the ability to fly & creating powerful objects made of pure energy = Top (3) Character: Injustice God’s Among Us. Our favorite movie is the Lantern’s Might.
- The Flash – Barry Allen: (CTS Top 3) We believe: “Knowledge Is Power” When you are a border-line genius forensic scientist & you get hit by lightning while you’re working; Chances are you’ll either become a very successful super hero or die instantly. In addition to all those interesting facts, Barry’s mother was murdered without the killer being identified or caught. The Flash can zip around the screen, upper cut your face and finish his laundry all before you realize what hit you!
- Lex Luthor:(CTS Top 3) Lex Luthor was known as: ‘The Big Man On Campus’ before Superman came to town. According to most super hero experts & Lex himself; He’s one of the most brilliant & creative minds to hit the DC Universe. He was a huge hit among kids and parents until his ego & jealously towards Superman was enough to classify him as a ‘Bad Guy’ for life. The ability to look the other way and do whatever is necessary to win & succeed is an admirable attribute to have when you are trying to hurt – kill your opponent. Lex Luthor uses his own high-tech suit in order to take full advantage of his true intelligence. Lex’s suit is very powerful: He can push you, pull you, crush you, shoot you & anything else he wants to by the time you think about your next move.
By all mean’s we have a lot of other ‘favorites’ but you can’t always fit them in – There’s plenty of interesting characters to choose from & the replay value is fairly high. All 3 Options are pretty decent for ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’ Whether you are playing versus: The Computer | Online Multi-Player | Friend Vs. Friend You are almost guaranteed to have a good time. (Unless you’re a complete Noob & your fighting game skills are still at a 5th grade level)
Who is your favorite character? For the complete list & complete character bio’s check out Injustice.Com
We’ve been battling for a little over a week now and we are very impressed with the overall game play. The graphics are more than acceptable and the story line is much appreciate & better than expected. for $59.95 + Tax, We do advise you to buy this game either for the xBox 360 Or Play Station 3 due to the replay value & the fact it’s one of the only quality fight games to launch in the last ten years.
Injustice also allows for a wide variety of game modes for all types of ‘Gamers’ to enjoy featuring: Online Multi-Player, Battle Mode, Store Mode & Single Player Star Labs Along With Crazy Battles Vs Friends, Family Or CPU.
If you’d like to challenge us in any friendly online xBox 360 games: Contact Us Today | We’ll Plan A Match: C.O.D. | Injustice | NBA | FiFa | Madden | NBA Jam | NFL Blitz | Worms Online You name it: We’ll Win!!
Xbox fans everywhere are already going nuts over the latest Online Nerd Alert Reports: Tuesday May 31st Microsoft will officially announce their next generation video game console. We can’t wait to see what technology will be used to create this game changing system.
The rumors of Xbox-Kinect being ‘included’ with every next generation console does have us a little worried about the average gamer being able to afford the new system right away.
So mark it down on your calendar like we already did: 36 1/2 Days Left Until May 31st
At 12:00 Central time here in Chicago, you can tune in live to catch the streaming video that will feature:
|A New Generation Revealed. Be part of this historic online event, featuring a live stream, video, images, updates and more.|
(According to Microsoft’s Official Facebook Page)
After all the weeks and months of dissecting rumors & reports: Microsoft has confirmed they will officially announce their ‘Next Gen Console On May 31st Streaming Online Live’
If you want to join the hype like we are & watch the epic event LIVE
Video Game Rumors Begin To Swirl Again With xBox 720 and PlayStation 4 Next Generation Video Game Consoles Launching In 2013
Every year it seems like we hear rumors about the next generation consoles gearing up for their new launch. Video game fans and enthusiasts around the globe are at the edge of their seat waiting to spend their hard-earned money on the next best thing. While the last round of video game systems beat most users expectations; we hope video game fans & users will continue to let their voice be heard & hold these video game giants to the highest of standards.
- Will 2013 finally be the year Xbox & PlayStation release their next video game system?
- Will the Xbox 720 require an internet connection at all times?
- Does the Xbox 720 come with Blu-ray features?
- Which system will launch first?
- Will the average consumer be able to afford it?
According to IGN.com and other sources, Sony should announce their ideas at their next big event in New York City on February 20th, 2013. This is exciting news dedicated online gamer’s & nerds such as ourselves. Most of us here at ChicagoToyShop.com are looking forward to the Xbox console, but we certainly do respect what PlayStation brings to the table.
What system would you buy if they all came out on the same day, at the same time & for the same exact price?
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