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mercredi 15 septembre 2010

Minecraft: The Coolest Game You've Never Heard Of !

The first step…

I have a problem. I lose track of the hours because they pass like minutes. I sleep through the afternoon because it’s practically dawn when I finally get to bed. I neglect my girlfriend because I don’t notice the phone going off. I actually had to make time to review that other –craft game! Why? Let me explain…





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I first heard of Minecraft a while back when my little brother showed me he had been creating some 8-bit art (turns out a lot of people do that with the game). I thought nothing of it, but a couple weeks ago I remembered the name and went to its official website on a whim. After reading about the game and what it was about, I immediately paid the $13 for a full license because I knew it was right up my alley.

What the heck is Minecraft?

Minecraft is a sandbox-style building game with a variety of rather large blocks representing materials in the world’s environment. (Yes, its graphics are about on par with Doom; if you can’t look past that you might as well stop reading now.) Every map is procedurally generated with grassy plains, forested hills, sandy beaches, towering mountains, and most interestingly, sprawling networks of underground tunnels and caves. There is no real point of the game but to explore and build to your heart’s content. That, however, is where the similarities between the free and pay versions of the game end.

Classic mode (the free one) is purely a no-holds-barred virtual sandbox. You have access to unlimited materials of every type for building and you can destroy existing blocks instantly by bashing them with whatever you’re holding. Every map is randomly generated when you start playing, so if you don’t like what you see, it’s easy to start again with something fresh. Most people start wandering around, maybe building a castle or tower or something, but I’ve seen lots of art making creative use of the range of colors available. Then there’s stuff like this:


30 commentaires:

  1. Ill be taking a closer look at this, thank you!

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  2. Soup-portal - Throwing the Love Soup around the universe!

    New follower!

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  3. I heard this is so addicting - butI never tried it. It looks pretty neat

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  5. That game looks very interesting...

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  6. wow thats really cool I kinda wanna get in on that thats pretty trippy

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  7. enjoy building stuff!
    http://artistsupplyreview.blogspot.com/

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  8. Showing my support for a fellow blogger.

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  9. I've been wondering what this is.

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  10. Everyone keeps talking about this game!

    Ugh, maybe I should give it a try...

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  11. Never played but seems interesting

    Out Rounding

    http://marco-marcob.blogspot.com/

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  12. looks cool but don't forget your girlfriend!

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  13. wow :o

    i'll be sure to chack it out :)

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  14. quite cool game :) thanks for the information i check it out

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  15. Sweet blog!
    Come check out mine, I have the latest tour dates for many chart topping acts!
    http://www.chart-top-tours.blogspot.com

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  16. showin my daily support, keep up the great posts and hit me back =)

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  17. Interesting info you have there :)

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  18. ive heard of this game but have never actually played

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  19. i love that game man ! check my blog out

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  20. Wow, I don't wanna get involved lest I become addicted.

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