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#1 DustoftheStars

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 12:26 PM

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"If you haven’t been paying attention to the internet lately, a little game called Minecraft kind of took it over. It’s been around for a while, existing in an alpha state for quite some time now, but recent coverage from an excellent Rock, Paper, Shotgun Minecraft play journal, as well asrecent coverage from Penny Arcade, seem to have brought Minecraft to the masses, actually flooding the servers with new traffic and sparking the creator, Notch, to instate a free-to-playweekend while the servers are down.

For the uninitiated, Minecraft is an indie game with a humongous cult following, consisting of gameplay representative of the two words that make up its name. Basically, you mine, then you craft. Though the game features breathtaking (don’t let the deliberately old school art style fool you, courtesy of Rock, Paper, Shotgun) exploration in a randomly generated world, the main meat of the game takes a cue from creation games like LittleBigPlanet or Spore, and provides a very comprehensive crafting and building mechanic that routinely causes players to realize it’s now six hours later."

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#2 High School Halls

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 01:10 PM

My kids started playing it and begged me to join them. I resisted for a long time because I knew exactly what would happen. Well, I broke down and gave it a try. I had no idea what I was doing, but they loved that I was joining them. (I'm 44, they're 14 and 13.) I knew it would happen and it did. I'm a Minecraft addict. T-shirts, papercraft creeper and diamond block on my work desk, inside jokes with the kids, creeper head birthday cake I made, etc. Heck, I play it on my work computer every day during lunch. Now my 14 year old has taught himself the programming code and is creating his own mods.

I love this game because of its simplicity and the ability to make it what you want it to be. It's like Legos with the ability to become a mini-fig and play in the world you are creating. And it's constantly updated by Mojang with new features and the relatively low price makes it a no-brainer for anyone interested. Heck, there's MinecraftEDU for using Minecraft in schools and there's a university in Denmark (?) where there is a required course in Minecraft. Get this game and play it with reckless abandon.


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#3 stoopid

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:23 PM

South Park had an episode on it recently too.

 

http://www.southpark...ive-murder-porn


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 02:33 PM

My kids are into Minecraft - way to complicated for me.  I couldn`t even make a shovel or a stove, much less the other crazy stuff you can make, like cannons shooting out pigs... :P

 

I waste my time on Call of Duty or Black Ops - At least I can rage and yell at campers....


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Posted 24 October 2013 - 04:37 PM

My kids are into Minecraft - way to complicated for me.  I couldn`t even make a shovel or a stove, much less the other crazy stuff you can make, like cannons shooting out pigs... :P

 

I waste my on Call of Duty or Black Ops - At least I can rage and yell at campers....

 

 

I'm not even good enough to be a camper!

 

Well, unless I am playing against bots, and can corner myself with a couple guardians and sentry guns....  ;)


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#6 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:53 PM

http://www.cracked.c...-minecraft.html


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labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

#7 Feverish Flux

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:49 AM

I've been a Minecraft junkie for probably a year now.  Just finished my Enderman XP farm!  My 6-year-old likes to play too.  Makes for a nice reward for good behavior. :)  

 

I follow a couple Minecraft YouTubers as well.


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:52 AM

It's a fun little game. I mostly play in creative mode and just explore and build stuff when I'm bored.

 

It's like a fracking infinitely sized Lego set. :thumbsup:

 

And the cows are cool.


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#9 Planet X-1

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:21 PM

My son made an exploding pig farm... :blink:

 

 

 

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:14 PM

Yeah, there are ways to be quite demented given the tools & animals availbale to you in Minecraft.

 

 

You can make pig launchers.  TNT explodes, pigs fly (and die).  No shit!!!


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:36 PM

Rachel lives for this game. I don't understand any of it, but if she had her way, playing Minecraft would be pretty much all she would do!


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 08:25 PM


My boys are really into it as well. They're 7 and 9. They make some pretty cool stuff and get quite creative. I figure it's better than some realistic shooting game. The part I don't get is watching YouTube videos of other people playing Minecraft. They could do that for hours.
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#13 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:22 AM

Spectator gaming is becoming a thing.  I don't get it either, since what attracts me to gaming vs. Television is that gaming requires interaction on my part, and I can't just passively absorb.  But to each their own, I guess.


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labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 01:27 AM

I used to watch videos of professional Starcraft players compete in South Korean tournaments, long after I stopped playing the game myself.  Just like any sport you're watching people compete at the highest level of skill.  Winning takes innovation, thoughtful strategy, hours of practice, precise execution, etc.  


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 03:44 AM

My kids watch videos to get tips on various 3DS Mario games.  They also watch each other.  Today, I fired up Civilization V for the first time in a year and they both came in and camped out to give me advice.  At least that's on a computer.  When they watch the other one playing the tiny screen of the 3DS or my iPad mini, it's a little nuts.


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Posted 27 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

It was common enough in the old days to crowd around Pac Man and Asteroids machines to watch someone on a streak, chomp dots or blast rocks into smithereens on a single quarter.

 

 

wokka wokka wokka wokka GULP bloop bloop bloop...


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Posted 28 October 2013 - 01:48 PM

My kids recenlty got into this game  (PS3)  - pretty similar to Minecraft (and the music is pretty catchy)  :)

 

 

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:40 AM



#19 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:16 AM

My kids recenlty got into this game  (PS3)  - pretty similar to Minecraft (and the music is pretty catchy)  :)

 

 

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It starts out similar to Minecraft and ends up more like a bunch of old-school platformers.  After a while it plays more like a Metroidvania game.


labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 01:16 PM

Yeah, I am learning more about it as they play through the worlds - there`s boss monsters, etc...And yes, it looks like a good ol fashion plaformer....

 

Considering I have been absorbing myself in FPS, this is pretty refreshing to watch.  :)


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