“On its own, the ever-evolving world of Minecraft is already a wondrous place capable of consuming vast quantities of your attention with voracious abandon. But as anticipation builds leading up to the hotly-anticipated Adventure Update and the game’s official release, it’s tough to remain content with the limited scope found in the current Beta’s gameplay. Thankfully, Minecraft’s thriving fan community has taken things into their own hands, concocting an insane array of mods that change the game in mind-blowing ways. Riding a time-traveling pig to dino land, battling armed warriors, annihilating the blocky landscape in a Sherman tank, and taming a menagerie of beasts are just a few of the wild adventures awaiting you in this selection of killer Minecraft mods.”
2010 was a rebound year for the gaming industry and gamers alike. The country’s economic woes and belt tightening across the board had a lot of folks concerned for the future, but the dire situation finally turned around enough for the gaming world to breathe a momentary sigh of relief. With a fresh start and a new slate of hot games coming down the pike, 2011 is already shaping up to be a great year for gamers. Here’s a rundown of some of the hottest and most-anticipated games of 2011.