Build your own…GIANT Minecraft Weapons!

If you liked the video we posted today and would like to try building similar designs in your own Minecraft world, then here are some easy-to-follow designs that can get you started.

We used four of these (two in the video) for our own build – try them out and share with us here, to let us know how you get on!

Happy Building! 🙂

2v2 Team Battle (iPad Gaming #3) Clash Royale

Let the battle commence!

Yes, we’re back playing Clash Royale today because it’s 2v2 week… In these battles you can join another player from around the world or someone from your own clan and team up to take on two other players in a Clash Royale MEGA BATTLE!!

See how Hopper and Melvis fare – and how badly things go wrong when you have technical issues and lose wifi signal at just the wrong time 😩

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Halloween Build Battle! (We-Game Realms #8)


Yes, it’s that spooky time of year and so as a Halloween special we’re having a build battle in our creative realms world. So, join us if you dare, as we try to make things as creepy as possible inside the spooky battle arena!

Mwah-ha ha-ha haaaaaa!

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Rainbow Baaaaaa-rbers!! (We-Game Realms #7)

Red and yellow and pink and green…

Welcome back to our Realms survival world, where we are making the world a brighter, more colourful and fluffy place…

Yes, that’s right – today we’re getting creative with dyes and changing the bland, lackluster appearance of our normal sheep and making them all colourful and beautiful – then we’re stealing their wool to make rugs 😩

Don’t worry, they won’t be too cold for long, the lovely colours will grow back pretty quick!

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It’s TNT Run!! (Tried and Tested #8)

Today’s video is the latest in our Tried and Tested series and we’re playing the Minecraft Minigame ‘TNT Run!’

As simple as it sounds really – there’s TNT and you’ve got to run to avoid being taken out by it! You and your opponents run across the same floor, which is rigged with TNT beneath the normal looking blocks – once stepped on, the block disappears and if you’re still standing there you disappear too!! Think about it as explosive quick sand and you’ll soon get the idea – stay in the game the longest and you win.

If you want to try this for yourself you can find several similar games on popular Minecraft servers or get it automatically in the Minecraft Realms mini-game section, which is where we played it from. Enjoy!

Tried and Tested (#7) ‘The Present Factory’

Today’s video is the latest in our Tried and Tested series and we’re playing the Minecraft Minigame ‘The Present Factory’.

The goal in this game is to arrange blocks on a factory floor in such a way that you turn a series of inputs (stacks of presents) into a desired series of outputs at the other side of the room. For instance, you might have a system that only sends presents to the output if they are larger than the previous stack, or one that only sends the largest stack of presents. There are a whole range of custom ‘conveyor belt’ blocks in this minigame, which you use to move and sort the presents in various ways to solve the puzzle.

There are apparently 20 puzzles of more-or-less increasing difficulty, starting at the absolutely easy first puzzle and ending at the fiendishly difficult twentieth puzzle – we made it quickly through the first few as you’ll see and then had to work our brains REALLY hard to get through the next couple that we tried off camera! 🙂 You’ll need you brains in full gear for this one…

That said, if any of the puzzles prove too difficult for you, there is a built-in hint system which will provide you two hints per puzzle, as well as a free solution if one is required. There’s no shame in using a free solution (or so we told ourselves).

If you want to try this for yourself you can find more information on the map here, or find it automatically in the Minecraft Realms mini-game section, which is where we played it from. Enjoy!

Map Download:
Map Creator: QwertyuiopThePie


Minecraft Realms (#4) Minecraft Ate My Mum!!

Well, sort of! You’ll have to watch the video to find out what we’re talking about…

In the latest episode of our Minecraft Realms series, we’re back in our survival world to show you some of the work we’ve been doing off-camera to get our home base established… See what we’ve added to keep us safe, watered and fed in this hard survival world, and find out why glitches can be very dangerous!

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More Kid Friendly Minecraft You Tubers

The content of this post can be found in its original form at Common Sense Media a great resource site for parents on a whole range of topics, not just games. This post was made by Caroline Knorr Senior Parenting Editor and Mom of one, and gives a detailed overview of other YouTubers out there delivering kid friendly entertainment, mainly on Minecraft, but some other games as well.

This is obviously something that we’ve aspired to do with We-Game.Live as well, so if you’re looking for some more options for videos, this list is good and features some of our absolute favourite YouTubers: DanTDM, Stampy, iBallisticSquid and Little Lizard Gaming.

ThxcyaI will say that from this original list, I’ve taken out TheAtlanticCraft, although a lot of their videos are OK, there are a few odd ones in there that make me think it’s not 100% suitable for kids, so I wouldn’t include here. It also misses off one of our other faves ThxCya, who is a good friend of DanTDM – aside from doing general Minecraft videos he has these great Minecraft music videos with amazing animation – lots of fun and with ‘in’ jokes for regular Minecrafters – he is definitely one to check out and at the moment is just shy of 1 million subscribers, so you could help him get to that milestone 🙂 Check him out here at his YouTube channel:

(Original Post)

If Minecraft has taken over your kids and you hardly know who they are or what they’re talking about anymore, you’re in good company. But, although you may love that the game helps build 21st-century skills such as creativity, innovation, and collaboration, your kids’ obsession can be overwhelming. Perhaps most puzzling is that every waking moment they’re not playing Minecraft, they’re in front of YouTube watching Minecraft.

Minecraft videos on YouTube attract millions of views daily. There are tutorials (for ideas on new things to create), “Let’s Play” videos (footage of people playing the game), challenges (new gameplay ideas to try), mod showcases (which show off cool thing kids can download to modify their Minecraft worlds), and more.

But the unique things about the game, including the ability for any player to create anything they want, can result in wide variations in quality, age-appropriateness, and relevancy to your kid’s specific interests and gaming ability. There are hundreds of channels devoted to Minecraft, including popular but edgy ones such as Yogscast and SkyDoesMinecraft, and it’s hard to know which ones are good for kids. Although you could download an app such as KicVidz, which curates only kid-friendly Minecraft videos, you know your little fanatic will be begging — and searching YouTube — for more.

Even kid-friendly videos come with a few caveats. First, with many clocking in at 20 or 30 minutes, they can be a major time suck. Second, many have commercials that advertise products from cars to cookies to vodka. Third, some videos contain salty language so take note of our age recommendations below and preview videos when possible. But there’s plenty to explore to help fan the flames of this mostly worthwhile pursuit. Here are the top 12 best-for-kids YouTube Minecraft channels.

Stampy (aka Mr. Stampy Cat, aka stampylonghead). A British cartoon cat (voiced by Joseph Garrett from Portsmouth, England) hosts the lively videos on this lighthearted channel. Stampy offers Let’s Plays and tutorials on a range of Minecraft topics (and other games, all family-friendly), and his game worlds are distinctly colorful.
Best for: Younger fans. Stampy feels like a cross between Pee-wee Herman and Mr. Rogers.
Check out: His How To Minecraft series is excellent for noobs.

iBallisticSquid. Stampy’s best friend is a squid — remember, anything is possible in Minecraft! — voiced by Garrett’s real-life pal David Spencer. Squiddy (or Squid Nugget) exchanges mild, kid-friendly, English-accented banter with Stampy and uploads Let’s Plays, mods, and challenges (which are usually set for him by Stampy).
Best for: Younger fans. Squiddy’s squeaky-clean.
Check out: His Pixelmon Learning the Basics is a great introduction to a cool mod.

Paul Soares Jr. This self-described husband, father, entrepreneur, and gamer offers family-friendly Let’s Plays and tutorials in a kindly, straightforward style.
Best for: Younger kids, new players, and families. Soares mixes in a lot of how-to information while he’s playing.
Check out: Soares’ How to Survive and Thrive tutorials are newbie nirvana. Also, note the ratings on his videos; he’s the rare YouTuber who has bothered to have his content rated for families so you know it doesn’t contain mature content.

Little Lizard Gaming. Irish brothers Ryan and Scott Fitzimons run the super-popular Minecraft channel Little Lizard Gaming which features play-throughs, how-to’s, and mods.
Best for: Younger kids. The channel boasts that it’s “100% kid-friendly.”
Check out: Minecraft Pixelman Mod, a funny mash-up of Pokemon and Minecraft.

PrestonPlayz. This young Minecraft YouTuber has earned a large following based on his solid playing, awesome parkour maps, and positive attitude.
Best for: Intermediate players who know the basics and want to expand their Minecraft skills.
Check out: Preston’s “Draw My Life” video explains his unique background and the source of his motivation.

Popular MMOs. Although it’s known for epic battles and massive explosions, Popular MMOs’ host is a friendly, folksy guy named Pat, whose knowledge of and enthusiasm for the game plus killer mods draw big audiences. He also frequently plays against his fiancĂ©e, Jen (who hosts her own Minecraft channel, GamingwithJen).
Best for: Older kids with a taste for excitement.
Check out:The Minecraft Kitty Cat Challenge, where Pat and Jen honor the passing of their cat by duking it out on Minecraft, shows the human side of the game.

Minecraft Universe. Charming TrueMU (real name: Jason Probst) hosts this popular channel that’s jam-packed with adventure maps, parkour maps, mini-games, and even original electronic songs available for download. He often plays spirited games against other advanced Minecraft players in a group called Team Crafted.
Best for: All ages. There’s a wide range of content.
Check out: The “Hottest Girls Ever” Let’s Play, wherein Jason and an opponent play as female avatars, can spark a conversation about gender roles in games.

The Bajan Canadian. Twenty-year-old Canadian video game commenter Mitchell Hughes offers a wide range of technically adept Minecraft videos, mostly played with a gentle, nerdy patter against his mild-mannered gamer pals.
Best for: Older players who really want to geek out on Minecraft.
Check out: His parkour videos and downloadable “wacky parkour maps” are some of the best.

Maricraft. Hosted by female gamer Mari Takahashi on the ultra-popular gaming channel Smosh Games, Maricraft features mostly Let’s Plays of spirited battles with her pals in wacky Minecraft worlds.
Best for: Older fans. Players swear, but the words are bleeped out and there’s some juvenile humor.
Check out: In Splegg in Your Face!, Mari and friends pummel each other with spleggs (Minecraft eggs).

TheDiamondMinecart. Hosted by twentysomething Dan Middleton of Northamptonshire, England, TheDiamondMinecart is popular for its wide variety of entertaining, creative videos. The videos’ quality across all genres (Let’s Play, mod reviews, characters, and so on) has made it one of the most highly subscribed-to and most highly viewed channels on YouTube.
Best for: More experienced players; the offerings are pretty advanced, but they’re mostly clean.
Check out: The Hunger Games video wherein DiamondMinecart takes on Stampy has a fun twist at the end.

CaptainSparklez. With one of the biggest audiences on YouTube, CaptainSparklez dazzles with his technically advanced worlds and warm, entertaining commentary. Recently purchased by Disney-owned Maker Studios, CaptainSparklez is beloved as much for his intricate, atmospheric, and complex worlds as for his parody videos.
Best for: Experienced players who can grasp the technical jargon. He can get a little edgy, too.
Check out: His Super Modded Survival Series takes fans on an epic adventure full of dungeons, new dimensions, and mighty foes.


Realms…Our new Minecraft Adventure

For a while now we’ve been chatting about trying out the new-ish Minecraft Realms add-in to the game. Anyone familiar with Minecraft PE on Android or iPad will know that it’s lots of fun being able to play with your friends on their tablet, if you’re sharing the same wifi signal.

Until Realms came along, this wasn’t really an option on PC Minecraft – you either played servers with random people (and possibly logged in with real-world friends) or played the main game alone.

Realms allows you to set up your own private mini-server effectively, where you can invite up to 10 friends to join you. You can log-in to the world at any time, as can your friends, wherever they are! So, it’s a nice, safe way to play in Minecraft with your friends, without being on main servers.

So, we’ve decided to do a little series, where HopperBoy and I create a survival world in Realms and work from scratch together to see if we can make it all the way through the game, in the hard setting. If you want to see how we manage, check out our new video series ‘Realms’, where you can follow us day-by-day as we adventure through a new world together. The series starts tomorrow, so look out for the first video 🙂

If you want to try Realms for yourself, check out these links for more information: – Official Minecraft Realms – Gamepedia Minecraft Wiki