Tag Archive: Minecraft

Sep 17

Polygon: “In the shadow of a $2.5 billion deal, one famed game dev slips away” by Brian Crecente

An article over at Polygon by Brian Crecente looks back on the reasons why a video game rock star like Notch would sell his company and go on to smaller, more meaningful projects.   So yeah, Markus Persson, also known as Notch and the creator of Minecraft, sold Mojang to Microsoft and left. He feared …

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Aug 29

PBS Game/Show – Top 7 Creative Videogames

I feel like creativity doesn’t get enough praise when critiquing and analyzing games. Granted it should not be the end all be all for whether a game should be considered good or bad. Like Jamin’s Resident Evil example for instance. I would argue that the cinematic camera, while good for providing scares, was horrible for …

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Aug 04

PBS Game/Show: Is Minecraft the Most Important Game Right Now

An interesting theory. I am some one who would advocate the benefits of unstructured play and would definitely like to see a bigger study done on the effects of children who play Minecraft and the type of parenting their receiving. Or something equivalent. If Jamin is right then I would certainly look forward to Minecraft …

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Jul 12

Minecraft’s “Sweden” A Capella perf. by Smooth McGroove

I think Minecraft has one of the most soothing soundtracks ever. How could it be made even more soothing? Throwing the A Capella styling of Smooth McGroove into the mix!

Jun 20

Gamasutra: “But It’s Worse in Games Because They are Interactive” by Krystian Majewski

A rebuttal by Krystian Majewski regarding whether or not video games interactive nature somehow makes it worse when portraying problematic content. The article stems from Anita Sarkeesian’s recent “Tropes vs. Women in Video Games” video where she asserts that violence against women is made worse because the player is control of the situation, rather than …

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Feb 09

RokcetJump’s Birth of Man – A Minecraft Film Trailer

So this is neat. I don’t know if I am going to support the Kickstarter to make this a full movie because I feel like this trailer encapsulates everything it’s going to be. Maybe I’m wrong and if enough people think the opposite as I do, then I can’t wait to see what it turns …

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Feb 08

Video Game Medley on Accordion by Jackson Parodi

Well, the accordion is an instrument we don’t hear to much from. In terms of covers, the music selected for this one are also ones I don’t normally hear (except for To Zanarkand). If you liked this stuff, be sure to check out the other video game, and non-video game covers Jackson Parodi has done.

Jan 10

PBS Game/Show: Why Hasn’t There Been Another Minecraft?

  I’m I’m not entirely sure if he is talking why there aren’t more Minecraft like games out there or why hasn’t anyone been able to replicate the success of Minecraft. This is an important distinction because there are plenty of Minecraft copycats out there from smaller indie devs, but bigger companies are pouring all …

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Dec 30

Pixel Passion – A Live-Action Minecraft Fan Short

I really want to see a Minecraft game that is a more realistic art style. Not that I don’t think the 3D pixel stuff of Minecraft isn’t appealing, but I guess I just dream of a game that looks like Skyrim but plays like Minecraft.

Dec 15

Did You Know Gaming: MineCraft

Man, I really would like to see the opposite of the Nether in MineCraft. I even like the idea that you can randomly get there by sleeping, making it a world of dreams. I hope they do one day implement that.

Nov 21

Skyrim Meets Minecraft in an Official Mash-Up

Well this seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun. You know, I think I would be a lot more interested in The Elder Scrolls Online if it wasn’t an MMO. I really don’t care about exploring the world of Tamriel with a bunch of other people getting in the way. I just …

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Nov 10

Notch on “The Late Late Show”

Notch is probably one of the coolest guys in “the game industry”, right now. Though I don’t know how much of “in the industry” he would consider himself. He seems like a pretty nice guy to talk to and it’s pretty amazing how relaxed he is about all of his success.   I will say …

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Oct 19

Use Papercraft to Make Your Own Minecraft Chess Set

Not enough people play Chess. It’s a fantastic game that can do just about everything that a modern game can do, but quicker. It teaches strategy, critical thinking, and sportmanship. You know one way to trick a young gamer these days to visit one of the most played games in the world? Disguise it as …

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Oct 08

Vsauce3: How Much Can You Carry in a Video Game vs. Real-Life

So who said that video games are hyper-realistic again? Sure, they may look real but it’s hard to train teens and children to be mass murders when a game literally teaches them that they can carry 800 lbs. of gear. That includes rocket launchers, miniguns, and snipers. Also, look at games like Skyrim. Where does …

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Sep 15

OperaCraft – The Mozart Opera That Using Minecraft

Minecraft. What makes it a powerful teaching tool is that you can basically do anything in the game. Add mods into the game and you literally could do anything in the game. I’ve heard of teachers who have taught their students history, reading, computer science, music, social skills and I have one friend who said …

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