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Minecraft May Be The Most Important Game Of The Next Generation

But this isn’t about the next generation of video gaming. This is about the next generation of humanity. If you’ve never played Minecraft, well, it matters little. You’ve seen the merchandise, you’ve heard talk of it. You can’t escape it these days. Why is it taking off? It’s apparent that a big part of its current success has to do with children

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MrSwankSinatra947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

Can someone explain the appeal of minecraft? I don't see why it's so popular.

TheGamingHeretic947d ago

I would say that the appeal is towards the 'open world' craze that is going on in the gaming community right now. It allows the players to build or impact anything that they can see (albeit in a 'square format'). It's also very easy to learn and you can literally do anything.

Emilio_Estevez947d ago

It's like adult legos with monsters and RPG stuff (crafting, hunger/health, potions, the list goes on forever).

On PC you can have 100's even 1,000's of people in the same constant word that evolves and changes over time as people build/destroy, set up safe havens, or just go out and be creative. So many PC mods make it a completely different game.

PeaSFor947d ago

Minecraft is seriously boring, go play Terraria if you really want monsters and RPG stuff, NOT minecraft.

Beastforlifenoob947d ago

Sorry but I've played alot of minecraft back in 2011/early 2012 and im bored sick of it. ITs a dead fad (sorry to burst your bubble)

mixelon947d ago

Its a dead fad that constantly sells and gets new content on a regular basis. A dead fad with 30 million+ sales and counting. A dead fad used in schools and supported by google and other big companies. A dead fad families can, and do play together.

SlapHappyJesus947d ago

I am pretty sure mixelon spoke of any counter I could have to your statement.
With that, I am spending this post to inform mix that I bubbled them up.

punisher99947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

@MrSwankSinatra:

Not saying its a bad game. But its overrated. It seems like a game i would have loved, back in 1995 though.

mixelon947d ago

Nothing like this even remotely existed in 1995, nor would it have been possible. I was an Amiga user in 1995 - on the PC side Doom had recently released. No. Just no.

DeadlyFire947d ago

Its about player creativity first and foremost. That is why its so popular. Anyone can build stuff in the game. Its creative freedom like LittleBigPlanet, and Spark.

TheGamingHeretic946d ago

I would even say that it built on concepts that Little Big Planet and Spark had. When it was released it was probably the truly most open concepted world. ... Concepted is a word!

rainslacker947d ago

It's pretty addictive at times, and some of the user content is pretty cool.

Wouldn't say it's the most important. It does it's game play very well, but I've never had any deep meaningful experience from it. It's one of those games I like to play every once in a while just to not have to get into a game for a long period of time. Although I'm sure other people's appreciation for it will vary.

Magicite947d ago

Neither I. For me it looks like game from 90s.

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SlapHappyJesus947d ago

I know you are trolling, but don't be that guy anyway.

TheGamingHeretic946d ago

I would have to agree.. I am not even sure I get the joke with in the trolling.

805Junior805947d ago

It appeals to people's OCD. Constantly having to make things perfect.

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