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Sssay.. Thats’ss a nice housse you got there. It would be a sshame if ssomething were to happen to it…  These words are what players imagine the dreaded creeper says, the last hiss you hear before the beautiful house you spent 2 hours building becomes a hole in the ground as the creeper explodes in your face. For those of you who play Minecraft, you know what I am talking about. If you don’t play Minecraft, however, here is some information on the very addictive video game.

Minecraft is one of the most popular games of all time. Few can deny that the World simply loves this addictive game, which has only been surpassed in video game sales by the puzzle game Tetris.

Minecraft was created in 2011 by the company Mojang (purchased by Microsoft in 2014) and its game programmer Markus Persson, a.k.a. Notch, the creator of Minecraft. Minecraft was also developed by Jens Bergensten, who took over designing Minecraft from Notch. Minecraft is, as of January 2017, on update 11.2 for the PC version. Minecraft is a three-dimensional sandbox game, and a very addictive one. There is so much to this game, including mobs (creatures besides the player, some of which are deadly), Creepers (a mob and the scary icon of Minecraft), and yourself as a player. Minecraft can also be educational, as there are lots of tools and uses for the items used in-game! There is no official end to the game, either, so there are endless opportunities to explore the nearly infinite world Minecraft provides. It is a very fun way to pass the time, and multiplayer servers make it so much more fun! Servers are created by like-minded Minecraft lovers who want to make their “own” game, to play outside of the


My new Minecraft skin

original game. My favorite such server is Mineplex.com. There is also a spin-off game titled Minecraft: Story Mode, and many books were made on the subject.

I play Minecraft a bit with my brother Morgan. We were first introduced to it shortly after it came out by our cousin, Alex. We were immediately interested in the game, and since then, my brother has conducted numerous experiments on Minecraft, as well as making fortresses and traps for me and friends to try to escape.

There is also another part of Minecraft: your skin. The “skin” is what your player looks like to other players. The default skins are “Steve” and “Alex”, boy and girl. My account, DarkNightmareX, ironically looked like “Alex” for a long time… I understandably wanted to change the skin, and I eventually did so by creating my own on NovaSkins.com.

It’s true; Minecraft isn’t for everybody (like my parents, for instance). However, it continues to fascinate many young men and women, and will hopefully entertain many generations to come.