Run-of-the-mill room porn is one thing, but it takes something like Unreal Engine 4 to elevate it to a whole new level. This apartment might not exist, but I still really really wanna live there. Or at least go there and stare at things. Maybe take an apple. Unreal Engine 4 apples are nice.
And, since the Minecraft version of Times Square is not an absolute clustereff of pedestrians, you get to hang around and enjoy the sights. Yay!
Monument Valley is a pretty great iOS game. It’s so great, in fact, that it inspired a pretty great Minecraft map to go with it, and it does invoke the game’s visuals quite well (that is, until you go first-person, like you tend to do in Minecraft.)
With Fallout 4 due out in November, gamers are once again set to descend upon the nuclear wasteland. Although this time we also get to (briefly) experience life before the apocalypse as well as 200 years afterwards, when the main character emerges from the safety of a Vault into a world changed beyond recognition.
When redditor officialvide showed Minecraft to his dad, his first order of business, after picking up the basics, was to recreate the NYC United Nations Headquarters in-game. Impressive for a WIP, and especially for a first project. Much fancier than a wooden hut, anyway. There are five more renders below.
Anyone else getting the urge to climb this, deactivate the scrambler and then descend via zipline? The towering “Dr. Seuss House” in Willow, Alaska, via Colossal, is giving me serious Far Cry flashbacks.
While it might by slightly awkwardly named, Los Angelcraft, based on Los Angeles, is one good-looking Minecraft city.
Manhattan's Sony Tower, slightly modified, in Minecraft form. Built by Tiresh of Planet Minecraft, it's part of a larger, unreleased city map called The Capitol, which should look damn great when it's done, judging by Tiresh's other builds. Hi-res shots, interior shots, and ingame shots below, map download here.
This is what happens when a talented Minecraft player Google image searches "modern house" and rebuilds what he finds in-game. I'd say redditor ELWORRIER did a darn good job. Look below for the full comparison pic, and an imgur album filled with more exterior and interior shots.
The build was created by Microsoft Sweden's event manager, Daniel Steinholtz—and after finishing the map itself, he even took it upon himself to conduct a little virtual tour.
Politics? No, potties! Spotted in eastern China, this public restroom appears modeled after the the United States Capitol.
A new apartment complex recently went up in Asan, South Korea. It went up, and then, it started to lean.
The comparison has been many many, many times by people trying to run and dodge through traffic: it feels just like playing Frogger. Except it's terrifying, because you're the frog. This is particularly troubling in developing countries still in need of a robust public infrastructure to regulate traffic.
In the past few years, there have been an increasing number of illegal rooftop villas added as extra floors to existing structures. Some of the most egregious ones have been reported and taken down. One man, however, thought his rooftop villa would go unnoticed thanks to camo. He was wrong!
According to Chinese site Xinhuanet, a 60-something year-old farmer in Guangdong province built this space shuttle replica and put it on top of his house. I can't think of a better place for it.
Architecture is art. Some buildings are just cool to look at. Others are mesmerising and hypnotic, like one compound in East China's Jiangsu province, which has been dubbed by Chinese netizens as the "magical Rubik's compound".
By now, with all the press about China, you've probably have some idea in your heads that certain Chinese cities are like the real life version of the dystopian cyberpunk worlds of Blade Runner and Star Wars. Sadly, China isn't all that advanced, but one building in Beijing definitely is.