Minecraft

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Minecraft is brilliant! My son has been playing on Minecraft for sometime now, he’s been watching the Stampy Cat YouTube channel and he’s really into it. For the first time I can say he’s showing a real interest in something. This is causing other problems with homework and the like, but let’s gloss over that for now.

I’ve looked at him playing on it on my tablet and I’ve not really understood too much about it. Until a few days ago when I bought him the Xbox 360 version of the game and have sat there watching him play it. ( Well, he’s actually insisted I play the game with him) Wow is all I can say! If you don’t know much about it, look it up. I’ve been hearing about adults as well as children entering the Minecraft world and i can see why. You can create your own world out of what are mainly blocks of different materials, you can make lakes of water and lava, you can make tools, beds, weapons. You can hunt or grow your food and cook it. There monsters to look out for like creepers, zombies, huge spiders and the like. The sun rises and sets about every 15 to 20 minutes, it rains and snows. It’s like real life lived in a creative way in a virtual world.

What I found really cool was that I could build a house underwater or high in the sky, suspended on nothing. The Minecraft world is one of creative imagination, the possibilities are almost limitless. I find that when I play the game with my son I’m limited too much by time and to some degree my own imagination. But I’ve done some pretty cool things, not as cool as my son of course who has learned from Stampy how to make portals to the Nether world and how to find and defeat the Nether Dragon. Seriously, it keeps getting better as you discover the other layers within.

Why am I selling Minecraft like this? I don’t have shares, believe me. But, the the creative person out there looking for something different, I would give it a try. My son has never been into anything for very long – weeks at best Minecraft has captured his imagination and it continues too, you never know you might curse me later because it might capture yours too.

Simon 🙂

 

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