Hearthfire Brings A Little Minecraft to Your Skyrim

If you or your loved one play Skyrim, then you might be aware of a little expansion pack launching today called Hearthfire. It gives you the opportunity to
purchase land and build your own home from the ground up - from a simple one-room cottage to a sprawling compound complete with an armory, alchemy laboratory, stable, garden, and more. Use all-new tools like the drafting table and carpenter’s workbench to transform quarried stone, clay, and sawn logs into structures and furnishings. Even transform your house into a home by adopting children. - via Bethsoft.com
Yup. Totally ripped off of Minecraft but with graphics that are far better.

The Dude plays Minecraft and his Dad plays Skyrim. In fact, the Dude plays Minecraft because his Dad plays Skyrim. It was that, or the Dude was going to play Skyrim and that's just a bit too much graphic violence for a 9 year old, in my book. So, we settled on letting him play Minecraft for a couple of hours a week instead. For the record, I just don't get the whole Minecraft thing with its 32-bit graphics (seriously, I thought we were better than that now) but he loves it.

Now, as I've mentioned before, I do love watching Skyrim (with the Dude out of the room). The graphics are great and the story line is interesting enough to follow as a spectator. I'm thinking that the Minecraft aspect could be interesting, especially to give the Dude a taste of the game without any of the gore. As mundane as this part of the game sounds, I can pretty much guarantee that it will afford the boys a little father-son bonding time :)

You can check it out in the video below and get it as of today via XBox Live. Note that it's only for Xbox 360.