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Minecraft, Tekkit and protecting your losses

Posted on 20th Nov 2012 at 07:14 by David Hing with 7 comments

David Hing
There is a very human compulsion to throw good money after bad. Once you have invested in something you are likely to continue investing even if it's a logically bad thing to do because you're trying to buy your way back up to zero and mitigate your losses.

Suddenly you go from trying to make money to trying to make sure you don’t lose as much. It can also easily destroy a day if the currency you are investing is time.

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You Know You've Played Too Many Games When…

Posted on 23rd Dec 2010 at 11:41 by Joe Martin with 57 comments

Joe Martin
You know you’ve played too many games when you deliberately get up early on a Saturday morning, just so you can explore the new Minecraft update in peace for a few hours.

…when you hum the Monkey Island theme tune to yourself when you’re tense, and it actually makes you feel better.

…when you catch yourself thinking, ‘Oh, quicksave!’ when you cross the road.

…when you have recurring dreams about writing the perfect walkthrough for Baldur’s Gate 2.

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A Letter to Minecraft

Posted on 28th Nov 2010 at 09:59 by Paul Goodhead with 103 comments

Paul Goodhead

Dear Joe

Thanks for your kind letter the other month, it was very nice of you to think of me and Harry while away on your Minecraft excursion. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to turn down your offer to join you however.

I don't mean to appear rude by turning down your offer, but believe me when I say I'd rather stab rusty forks into my own eyeballs than toil away away in an imaginary world, building nothing of any value, consequence or benefit.

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16-bit Math Processor made in Minecraft

Posted on 30th Sep 2010 at 07:39 by Richard Swinburne with 24 comments

Are you listening, Pig?

Reddit user, 'theinternetftw' has uploaded a video to YouTube showing off his working ALU made in Minecraft from in-game redstone logic. Unfortunately, while it's a working math processor, users need to know binary to read the output since there's no crafting for LCD screen. Yet.

16-bit Math Processor made in Minecraft 16-bit ALU made in Minecraft

The video is long, but if there ever was a proper use of the term 'epic', this would be it.

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Free Games I Like: Minecraft

Posted on 13th Jul 2010 at 15:25 by Joe Martin with 8 comments

Joe Martin
Am I late in discovering Minecraft? Judging by the fact that development started in 2009 and that Minecraft has over 23000 registered players, I’m willing to bet that I am late in discovering it. Doesn’t matter. It’s still awesome.

Minecraft isn’t technically a free game – it’s a free playable alpha of an indie game that’s still in production. It’s playable online, in a browser, in both singleplayer and multiplayer formats.

Best described as a minimalist, retro sandbox, there’s no real aim to Minecraft, at the moment anyway. All you do is run around a world carved out of rudimentary, regularly sized blocks, fending off critters and bashing holes in things or piling up blocks. It’s the bashing and piling which forms the focus of the game.

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