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Microsoft clearly read the same article I did, which argued that Minecraft isn't a game it's an "entertainment platform." Browsing through YouTube you can certainly see how this argument could be made.

Personally, I suspect the underlying codebase is far too rickety to become much more of a slick, DLC crossplatform in-app purchase multimedia streaming entertainment platform than it already is—I'm paraphrasing someone else—"Notch's main achievement wasn't Minecraft itself, it was getting the Java programming language to do that."

The degree of success Minecraft has achieved may have as much to do with rise of the YouTube gaming video as an "art form."

I wonder how much money Microsoft already made on Xbox Arcade copies of Minecraft?

fields of salmon, Monday, 15 September 2014 21:04 (five years ago) link

The common line I've heard is that Microsoft have paid the money to purchase a 'generation of gamers' IE everyone sub-teen.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:14 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

It's too cold to do anything this weekend so I downloaded this again after having not played it for over six months. WTF is this all this diorite etc. everywhere?

You are swimming in spaghetti. Without a paddle. (snoball), Sunday, 1 February 2015 00:18 (four years ago) link

Not familiar with that one, not played vanilla mc for a long time

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Sunday, 1 February 2015 00:24 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

Just swung my sword at a rabbit and it made an "eeeep!" noise, then it fell off a mountain and died with "eeeeeetthhhhhrrrp!" sound. I felt like Hitler. Sometimes I wonder if this game was secretly designed by Morrissey. In my defence, I was on top of a snow covered mountain and really hungry. Elsewhere, I was digging in an abandoned mine when a skeleton fell through a hole in the ceiling and I nearly shat myself.

Hugh G. Wreckjoke (snoball), Saturday, 4 April 2015 17:26 (four years ago) link

I've been messing around with the Fossils and Archeology mod. So far I've grown a tiny dino and have a baby Brachiosaurus which has now started to eat my hedges.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Saturday, 4 April 2015 17:29 (four years ago) link

two weeks pass...

so playing with my godson today, we built a tree house out of Jukeboxes. It had a gold floor and four poster bed. In the back there was a christmas tree, grand piano, ironing board, and some barrels.

Green juice flowed down from the house to the ground, where an enclosure was created to house the dozens of baby dinosaurs we'd hatched.

And we had a scattering of pirate wives spawned in for good measure.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CC-VnvVWEAAKSYD.png

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Sunday, 19 April 2015 18:42 (four years ago) link

Neat resource pack, though are those custom trees off to the left?

Evan, Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:42 (four years ago) link

They're part of either Forestry, Bibliowoods, or Biomes O Plenty mods. Not sure, there's hundreds of mods in this pack (Resonant Rise)

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:52 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

Does anyone itt still minecraft?

Evan, Thursday, 19 November 2015 21:47 (three years ago) link

Tweens?

Jeff, Thursday, 19 November 2015 22:12 (three years ago) link

now i am imagining that itt means "in their tweens"

but srsly, i haven't in a while but i keep thinking about picking it up again. it was always fun to goof aorund w/ while doing other stuff on my pc. i wonder if a lot has changed?

nerd shit (Will M.), Thursday, 19 November 2015 22:36 (three years ago) link

They've added a whole ton of content continuously. The game is still a pretty great mapmaking tool. Shame the young demographic association overshadows everything else!

Evan, Friday, 20 November 2015 02:00 (three years ago) link

if i had nothing else to do, this would own me I'm sure.

i made a scope for my laser musket out of some (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 November 2015 02:41 (three years ago) link

I get the (rather lovely I must say) ambient tunes from this stuck in my head all the time, thanks to the stepkids and bf constantly playing the darn thing. Their latest project is making a replica JurassicWorld.

I checked Snoops , and it is for real (Trayce), Friday, 20 November 2015 03:12 (three years ago) link

Yeah I still minecraft.

My godson recently obtained it for his xbox, and its the first time I've ever played it 'multiplayer' (just the two of us anyway), and really enjoyed the share-building aspect of it. Good fun.

By myself I still jump into pc version using the ATI launcher yogpack mods, very easy to set up, because y'know - tons of extra blocks.

Drop soap, not bombs (Ste), Friday, 20 November 2015 11:59 (three years ago) link

I still play vanilla minecraft from time to time. Normally I spend most of my time digging out tunnels for an elaborate underground minecart network. It's just very relaxing way to spend time. When a new release comes out I go on little adventures to acquire all the new blocks. There's a new release due soon I believe.
I tried online multiplayer but it wasn't cooperative enough for my liking - just a bunch of strangers doing their own thing. I suppose it would be different if you were playing among friends.

treefell, Friday, 20 November 2015 13:10 (three years ago) link

the share-building part is the best part! the last time i played a bunch was when some coworkers set up a server on the work network and we could build stuff together/more specifically build our own cool things near each other and then see the other person's stuff and kinda get jealous of it.

nerd shit (Will M.), Monday, 23 November 2015 15:34 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

haha

Evan, Tuesday, 23 October 2018 18:39 (eleven months ago) link

ten months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6i5Ylu0mgM

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 24 August 2019 10:23 (one month ago) link


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