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Discussion in 'Games' started by AphexDreamer, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. AphexDreamer

    AphexDreamer

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    So what is Minecraft?
    It's a sandbox game centered around creative, emergent gameplay with multiple single player and multiplayer modes.
    The goal is to mine, create, and if playing survival mode, to stay alive through the night.
    It currently costs $13 USD or 10 euros and is alpha stage of development, though purchase buys you the final product as well, once released.
    It's multiplayer survival mode is currently unfinished, but allows for creative play with unkillable monsters.
    Worth noting is just how large the maps can get, with its incremental 3d voxel-square grid, that generates random maps full of cliffs, hills, mountains, caves, fields, oceans, lakes, streams, lava streams, caverns, etc. As you explore, even online, the map generates chunk grids into infinity until floating point memory restricts the mapsize. Theoretically its possible to travel 32 million blocks from the center, which at 64 million block meters (assuming each block is a meter), is approximately 8 times the surface area of Earth itself. HUGE.

    I just play the Browser version. Its an interesting game to play when your bored at work or school (or the likes).

    Minecraft Browser Version

    Youtube Video

    Minepedia
     
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    Phxprovost Xtreme Refugee

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    i just started playing a few days ago, the scale this game can reach is amazing, heres the the map ive been playing on. according to the program my map is 962816 square meters which is less then %1 of the max ;)
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    Yup. Thats the benefit of having graphic quality like that. I can't wait for computers to become powerful enough to make maps of that size with Physics and Graphics like that of Crysis.
     
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    been kinda interested in minecraft, but not playing it without knowing someone who already does
     
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    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    Minecraft is pure building. Alone, I would gather the game to be boring, but I played for 6 hours straight. IMO there needs to be objectives, like build to the top or something to make the game more fun, but players just building is extremely entertaining.
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    I can't believe nobody has mentioned it here yet. I haven't cause I am purposely trying hard to avoid it due to it's reportedly incredibly addictive nature. I don't have enough time to play the games I already own!

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    And check THIS crazy shit out!
     
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    Dude. I'm so astounded I can only speak in "dude".

    Dude. Holy flirking shnit.

    Dude:
    http://minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Redstone_circuits

    DUDE YOU CAN DO AN ENTIRE INTRODUCTORY LOGIC CLASS IN MINECRAFT.

    Dude!

    EDIT:
    -If you love endlessly building insane crap in Garry's Mod you will like Minecraft.
    -If you were more interested in building your house than anything else in The Sims, you will like Minecraft.
    -If you are content to drive around in GTA and just enjoy exploring then you will like Minecraft.
    -If you've ever built something for no reason other than "I can", you will like Minecraft.
    -If you believe that having a goal and a direction is as fleeting as dust in the wind, you will like Minecraft.
    -If you like Minecraft, you will like Minecraft. Minecraft.
     
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    QFT, all of those = me, and i am definitely liking minecraft :)
     
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