That Game With The Blocks

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“It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.” – Zork (1980)

I like to play computer games, sometimes. But not if they are hard.We got an Xbox with Kinect recently and I liked all the games except C.O.D. because it was too hard.

I find myself seeking out really old, low-tech games. Solitare is still a huge favourite. I used to love games on Windows in the 90s. Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein 3D. Not too hard, but lots of fun. Through random internet searching today I found a new game that feels a bit old school low-tech to me and I like it.

If only I can figure out how to play it!!!

This game, Minecraft, first came to my attention when I Googled “house building 101”with the intention of doing some research for a Blog post I was going to do on house building. Amoungst the search results were a number of YouTube links. I love YouTube so I clicked out of interst.

At first I watched this one  which I really didn’t understand at all but for some reason I watched to the end. It sparked my curiousity so I watch some of the suggestions, like this one  which I could gather was from some sort of game but obvisously Nyan Cat was a joke I wasn’t in on. And from there on I looked up Minecraft.net, downloaded and got into it.

I played the game for 30 minutes and have no idea. But it looks like fun so I will stick at it. Stay tuned for further updates to my Minecraft journey. Hopefully my husband doesn’t get wind of it. Last time he played a new online game is was Evony and he did a 100 day game-a-thon (not non-stop, but it sure felt like it) and then review (ahem…more like he got hooked and then I told him to stop).

Anyone know what the hell I am talking about?

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