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Way back in 2013, I wrote about a mod called Enderal, a very ambitious attempt at creating an all-new game out of Skyrim's bones, with a new map, new buildings, new characters, the works. Shockingly, considering the way most of these things usually go, it's actually finished!
That video game was Ingress, the augmented reality game that makes battlegrounds from real world locations. People take this shit seriously. People traveled from as far flung as Germany to take place in this event.
The newly-launched Minecraft Battle mini game (free on consoles) is Mojang's latest attempt to recapture some of the massive market that plays on independent servers on third-party maps. The Battle mini game is pretty simple -- it's a big free-for-all with up to eight players, where you try to kill, hide, and survive, hoping to be the last player standing.