Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Minecraft Review


Minecraft Review

Kid Safe: Very High                     Game Quality: High

Genre: Open-World Creative
-          This game is identified by players having the ability to truly go anywhere and do anything in a massive open world. Players then have the ability to manipulate everything in that world in order to create anything that their heart desires.

Internet Requirements: Moderate
-          This game requires the internet in order to purchase and download this game. From there, individuals are able to play with others through a direct connection via the internet to another player's computer.

Story Summary: Minecraft, to the best of our knowledge, does not have a story; with players always
starting on a beach in a randomly created world. This may change as this title has yet to be finished.


Kid Safe: Very High
-          Foul Language: Very Low
o   Minecraft does not contain any observed instances of foul language.

-          Violence and Gore: Low
o   Minecraft features a low amount of violence with no notable amount of gore. In Minecraft, players are able to pick up and use any "block" or item in the world to attack animals and enemies with. Animals stated are pigs, cows, chickens, and octopi in order to obtain usable items like porkchops, leather, and eggs. Enemies are "zombies" (green humanoids), skeletons, and "creepers" (a speckled creature that explodes). Players are able to create and use weapons in the form of swords and bow-and-arrows.
             
-          Sexually-Related Content: Very Low
o   Minecraft does not contain any form of sexually-related content.

-          Use of Drugs and Alcohol: Very Low
o   Minecraft does not contain any usage of drugs or alcohol.

             
Game Quality: Moderate
-          Graphics / Visuals: Moderate
o   Minecraft features a moderate quality of initial graphics and visuals, with particular in the realm of resolution. The world that players adventure through is made out of randomly generated "blocks" of different material that make up everything from sand and gravel to trees and water, dirt and stone to gold and diamonds. These different types blocks, however, suffer from extremely poor resolution and graphical quality that makes them harsh to look at and, initially, difficult to differentiate. Everything has a very angular appearance that lacks realistic quality.

o   Based on the above statement, you might wonder just HOW Minecraft qualifies for a Moderate quality of visuals. The reason for this is twofold. The first is because every world, when a player first enters it, is completely randomly generated; meaning that everything from the bottom of the earth to high in the sky is randomly created when you first step foot into it. Likewise, this consists of everything from sprawling foothills and jagged mountains, flowing streams to massive oceans, even massive caves and hidden mines, deep inside the world, littered with veins of precious minerals. Every experience is different and, should players be able to full explore the world, they will find each one unique and fascinating in its own way.

o   Now, the second reason that Minecraft retains a moderate rating is because it allows players to modify the world's appearance. While the initially graphics can be a little rough on the eyes, the minecraft website features a collection of "Texture Packs" and "Mods" that will change the visual appearance of the video game; essentially allowing players to increase the graphical presentation to something they like better. As the game is not finished, this also suggested that the finished product may feature a higher quality presentation.
           
-          Audio: Low
o   Minecraft suffers from a low audio quality. The reason for this rating is due to the fact that, as the title stands right now, Minecraft features incredibly little audio. Each monster and animal has only one or two unique noises; probably the most memorable being a hissing sound from the "creeper" monster. Likewise, the gameplay features almost no background music on the exception of the uncommon, and completely random, moments that it will spontaneously play a gentle tune for a minute or so. While these sounds do not really detract from the gameplay, they do little to add to it either. We can only hope that more will be added later on.

-          Gameplay / Playability: High
o   Minecraft features a high level of gameplay and playability. To start with the negative, this game features one over-arching problem that is, once again, most likely due to the fact that the game is still in production and not a finished product. If you are not playing with someone who has already played this game, there is a high chance you will be extremely lost, frustrated, and confused. While players are able to collect different blocks and craft them together to form new items, the game does not feature any information on how to craft or what blocks create what items. While combining said blocks is incredibly easy (once you know what you are doing), I had to be instructed and look up on the internet on how to create just about anything. Likewise, new players will also quickly meet frustration when day turns to night and, not having realized that they needed to build a shelter, they are mauled by nocturnal monsters.

o   So, with all of these playability problems does Minecraft still retain a high level of gameplay. Once again, it boils down to the gameplay itself. While new players, lacking knowledge on how to interact in the world, may become frustrated; individuals who have had some time to experiment are able to do truly anything with this game. It is quite literally like walking through a world of lego blocks. Perhaps you would like to create a house; sure, go ahead. While you're at it, why not a castle? Heck, why not a floating pyramid? Building not your thing, why not explore the caves and the depths of the earth fighting monsters and creatures of the deep that dwell in underground dungeons; collecting vast riches as you go. Don't feel like fighting monsters? That's ok, you can connect with other players and either build or even battle THEM with literally no difference from the single player mode; the world is just as huge. We have seen this game been used to create massive machines and musical scores; I can't wait to see what will happen next.
          
-          Dollar-Value: Very High
o   Minecraft seems to have a high dollar value, especially due to the amount that can be done with this title. As I would normally quote an average length of gameplay, I cannot for this title since the game is completely dependent on what a player decides to do with it. Playing with several friends, I dedicated more than 50 hours of gameplay to the testing phase of this title; phenomenally more than most other titles on this site. We experimented with building, exploring, mining, and even battling each-other by creating opposing bases in different parts of the world and striking against each other.

o   Aside from the gameplay options, Minecraft features two options. First, you are able to play a version of this game for completely free; this version allowing you the option to build and construct anything that you would like. However, if you purchase the paid-for version, you will have the opportunity to enjoy that along with everything else that I have mentioned already (multiplayer with other players, exploring of dungeons and caves, and fighting monsters and obtaining riches, etc.). Minecraft only runs for 9.95 Euros, or roughly $15.00 USD; not too bad given the amount of gameplay we have gotten out of it.


Recommendations
-          As this game is highly kid-friendly, I cannot think of any other title to recommend. Likewise, as this title is invariably unique in its design, no other game truly matches its ability to create and interact with the world around you. The closest might be Little Big Planet for Playstation 3, but even that seems a big stretched in comparison.

Lastly, if you would like to purchase this title, simply click here or go to http://www.minecraft.net.

730 comments:

  1. absolutely great review. It's definitely a great game that stimulates creativity.

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    1. Hello,
      There is violence. My son played it for a short while and there is 'killing' and the person comes back. There is violence, vandalizm, they kill animals, steal from each other. There were some good things to it but perpahs it is just now more popular and the innocence has been taken out of it. There are instructional videos that are extremely vulgar. This needs to be updated. I am not sure if I would recommend this.

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    2. This is a quite a bias response,
      You cannot judge a game on just your sons experience alone.
      The overall violence that is had in this game is completely dependent on your son, and the people he plays with.
      For one, animals do not need to be harmed in this game; if you choose to. You can harvest food through crops to make wheat/bread, watermelons or even cake if you find it so appealing.
      Also when it comes to monsters, you can easily make a shelter to avoid these hazards...
      My guess (depending on your sons age)if that he either made the decision to fight/kill them, or hasn’t learnt yet to avoid them.

      As for the "stealing & vandalism”, I can only assume you are referring to the multiplayer content/experience.
      This; just the previous situation mentioned, is dependent on you & your sons choices.
      Playing online is the real risk and I would recommend both of you choose a "server" that isn’t full with vulgarity, violence and vandalism. If you’re not sure how to do this, I suggest you search the 'Minecraft forums'.

      I hope you see where I’m coming from, and that you understand my reply.

      thnx - Hardriver

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    3. you can make one for your son if you would like. dont waste others time

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    4. minecraft has very little bad content and the violence is defense and your son probably thought that the only way to stop it was to kill them witch is untrue you can turn the monsters OFF and killing animals you dont haft to kill them you can walk away from them and minecraft is slightly educatinal
      and helps you become creative and responsible

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    5. But if you think the player dieing and coming back is bad, just play on peaceful.

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  2. OMG THIS REVIEW IS AMAZING :D I MUST PLAY THIS GAME: D

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  3. Ya this game appears so popular but I have yet to try it... Nice review

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  4. Nice review, I just have to mention something, when you say Sexually-Related Content: Very Low , perhaps you should modify very low with something like "none", because it might give the idea that it has some Sexually-Related Content. Still, good job with the review, now I know more about this game everyone has been talking about

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    1. Well see the sexually related contend and swearing is non existant in the game, but as the problem with any online game, if you go on a public serever with strangers there is a chance of people being on that server that swear, talk inapropriately and make statues of inaproriate things. Just a warning. However, my friends and I have our own private server (which can host up to 10 people and is around $100 for the year) where you can control who goes on your server and remove people if they use language you do not like.

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    2. What about the penis shaped "creepers". I mean, c'mon...really? It's a weird name for the enemies with a shape like that. Not sure how I feele about that.

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  5. i dont like playing it but there are some awesome art going on in this game. just look at that gondor structure. i love those creative people

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  6. Have been thinking whether to get this! I'm convinced!

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  7. oh wow !! i gotta try this game dude, sounds amazing

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  8. I heard this game is addicting as hell...

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  9. damn, those are sick pictures. i wonder how much time did that took

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    1. Being a minecrafter myself it would take aboult 4 hours at least with one person but with MC edit ( a tool that eases large scale creations ) it would then take less than 30 min if there is no redstone circuits wired ( allows creation of moving object ; calculators computers trains and traps )

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  10. really, really great post, I love minecraft :D keep it up

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  11. Very nice review, definately following you as I also have a video game blog albeit in a very different style and for a very different target audience.

    Looking forward to more of your posts.

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  12. Yet again I have the "URL too large bug" so I can't follow you. I have bookmarked the page for now and will try again later.

    Also to note that Minecraft now has music whereever you are in the game, although the volume is quite low and it takes a few minutes to begin.

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  13. Minecraft is great. It has so much potential :)

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  14. No sex, no drugs and no alcohol? Gee I dunno...followed anyways

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  15. I know I would get too addicted to this game :[ Still a great review, that saves me playing it :D

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  16. Great review man! Minecraft is awesome but Notch can be a douche. He needs to fix the login servers and stop tweeting about doing other stuff.

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    1. his whole life oesnt evolve around minecraft...

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    2. sweet review I'm definitely buying it.

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    3. isogame notch isnt the one that does everythang its someone else

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  17. boy oh boy, what a thorough review! great job, am following and i'll be sure to check back often!

    http://lifeofbaron.blogspot.com

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  18. the addiction potential for this game is far too high for me.. lol

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  19. I tend to disagree with you. I really don't like minecraft

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    1. how long did you spend playing it? You gotta play it at least a few hours (in the full verion) to really get into it.

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    2. I've played this game for such a long time... I reccomend EVERYONE here plays it! You can build anything from Villages to castles to HUGE underground bases.. Also, in the game mode- Creative- You can use every possible minecraft item and build whatever your mind can Imagine! Make sure you make an acc.. And.. Watch out for CreeperssssSSSSSS "BOOOM!"

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  20. I'll have to show this blog to some of my friends, they would enjoy it.

    I like your blog, I'll be following.

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  21. Nice gondor build!

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  22. Though the game seems harmless at first, know that it can also take over a persons quality of life as well just like any addiction. My child has become a victim of this and is going through very rough times in studies. I write this review in hopes that others may not experience what we are going through as a parent. Please be very careful.
    Any suggestions from others who have been thru what my child is going through and on how they got out of playing this game would be much appreciated.

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    1. Yes l am finding a similar problem

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    2. My son became completely addicted to minecraft. He once spent several hours playing the game and became very angry when I told him to stop and turn it off. His grades also started to drop because the only thing he wanted to do is play minecraft! I call it "mindless craft" and A HUGE TIME WASTER. Monitor your child's grades after he begins to play minecraft. Watch the screen... everything keeps moving quickly. It almost hypnotizes the child. And, I have heard a lot of inappropriate talking during the game. MINDLESS CRAFT IS A NIGHTMARE.

      Concerned Mother

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    3. This is exactly what I'm concerned about, thus the reason I'm on this site. My 11 year old wants to buy this game, but I was concerned about the online chat and the "addiction" factor of these games. What I've been doing during the school year is 1) no computer games during the school week - no exceptions and 2) on weekends, he's allowed to play on the computer for the same amount of time that he spends reading and practicing his band instrument. Not perfect, I'm sure, but it does force a limit to the time he's allowed. Now if I could only get Dad to enforce these rules, too . . .

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    4. ah the typical parent's "my kid is addicted to video games" concern. you say they "arent socializing" but on a multiplayer server socialization and making allies is the only way to survive. if their friends also play you can get a server for pretty cheap at www.minecraftserver.net and put your kid and their friends on it ending vulgar language (which is less common than at schools might i add plus its not like shielding them from language is going to magicly make them never swear ever) if you own the server you can only tell people that you trust not to "grief" or vandalize and steal from the map. or you could do what my parents did which was to make me die and lose all of my diamond tools and say "in the scheme of life it doesn't matter" which made me stop for a while. until i discovered mods which are a whole different story. if you want to see what minecraft is all about or want to know to get started check out on youtube paulsoaresjr's survive and thrive series he doesnt swear and is very fun.

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  23. We have the same problem with our child spending all his free time on this game. He is completely addicted, doesn't want to socialise anymore and gets very aggitated when he has to do other things. He gets up before 7am and automatically asks to go on the game. He says he loves the strategy and its making him clever. At what cost? Unfortunately apart from deleting it altogether we haven't been able to find a way to get him off it.

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    1. I seriously think it is re-wiring our children's minds in a negative way. I have threatened to remove the computer entirely. It is addicting MINDLESS CRAFT.

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    2. Anyone who thinks mine craft is uncreative must be insane in the brain had you ever played mine craft if you haven't you should be ashamed of yourself if you try to say things without doing the (unless there elegal)
      you should be proud you son is playing mind craft ya see that i made a counter to mindless craft which donesnt make any sense.

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  24. this game IS NOT ADDICTING

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    1. Neither are cigarettes... DENIAL ISN'T JUST A RIVER IN EGYPT.

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  25. can i get a layer map of that city you show in the picture, devdive4000@gmail.com

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    1. Hey, I've just received a free Minecraft Giftcode!
      You can get one too!

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  26. This game seems to have affected how my browser views pictures on a web page. Keeps searching as searching assest.com, and then indexes pictures on the page instead of them loading normally.

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  27. Parents need to be aware that when their child plays with other users they can be subjected to language that is totally inappropriate.

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  28. Contrary to what this guide says, there is actually a Minecraft 'Crafting Wiki" that shows how to craft all 146 items of the game. Many new players either don't read that it's there, or don't realize it's there entirely. I'm fortunate enough to have a boyfriend (who bought me the game for my birthday) who gave me links and provides me with everything I need to know.

    I personally LOVE playing this game. It's addicting, but I haven't reached addiction-levels of playing. Right now I'm building myself a new house. It's so fun!

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  29. My kids 11 & 9 were playing last night on mulitiplayer and someone was on there talking to them about genitals. Ask your children what is being said by the other players. The game content may not be sexually orientated, but like everything else these creeps get on there and ruin young kids fun.

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    1. I noticed that every time I walked into the office, my 11-year-old would pause/silence the computer. Finally, he turned it on and I heard A LOT OF sexually explicit "conversation" and laughing. This MINDLESS CRAFT GAME is some type of conspiracy designed by perverts who are getting their jollies at the expense of our children. Ugh...

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    2. Just switch off chat then lolololol

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  30. This game is the best game EVER! Its so idicting and fun. The possibilities are endless to what you can build and things like mods and texture packs can easlilly be installed because there are so man great tutorials.

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  31. sorry, MANY great tutorials

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  32. I am a concerned parent of 10 and 12 year olds. I see the amazing creativity and versatility of this game. However, I also see it's addictive quality, and the influence of whomever may be using the same server. Since my boys have played regularly this summer, they have definitely shown signs of being "addicted", higher levels of confrontation/fighting and increased stress. Is there a better way of reviewing the different servers so we can help our kids choose appropriate ones?

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    1. i like how you say that the game was created by perverts....you sir/madam are a dumbass.....anyone can can get on a multiplayer game and do innapropriate things. blaming the designers of the game is both pointless and stupid. it wasnt created by perverts. next youll be teaching your child that video games are evil and created by perverts.....or outright telling them that sex is an unholy act and they will burn in hell if they do it...... f****ing jackass

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  33. @Anonymouse (Addiction)

    My apologies that I haven't gotten back to you til now. It seems my system hasn't been properly informing my about the comments in my reviews.

    Nonetheless, sadly there is not a way to review the public multiplayer servers. My best recommendation in this instance is that, if they are playing with their friends, to have one of the children (with the help of a parent) make their own server. This way only them and their friends are able to play on that server.

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    1. That is true,but there is also this server my child found called "The Creeper Cartel",Wich is kid safe,and my son plays on it for a limited amount of time ( In wich he agrees with)until he has to do his homework. He is 10 years old So...

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  34. We had to talk to our son about brain "candy" versus "protein". Games, even Minecraft in our house, falls under brain candy. Then we had to talk about priorities, self control, personal discipline, and if the chores aren't done and homework completed nicely and neatly, there's not going to be any brain candy in the candy dish so to speak. Fortunately, my husband is a computer guy for a living and can turn access to it on & off at will. I'm so glad I have live-in tech help!

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  35. My 10 year old son wants me to subscribe for him. Any hints on how I could cut down on the addictive nature of the game. Would setting time limits be easy?

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    1. Hello I just wanted to mention that win 7 depending on what version pas a parental control in which you can set how much time the zlchild should be logged on for

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    2. No, setting limits will not be easy. My advice: Don't order it! IT IS MINDLESS CRAFT and a COMPLETE TIME WASTER with inappropriate conversation.

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    3. It's not it got me my A* for my design course and the bad language is because your child is playing online with other foul mouth friend and being a parent you should be able to know how to turn off chat yourself

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    4. Hi,
      We found it to be very foul and there is a TON of killing in it. I pulled my son off of it when he described bullying vandalism, killing, coming back to life. Animals are killed. Wow, how is this kid friendly? I think parents need to be aware. Perhaps for older kids but not 10 year olds.

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    5. Animals are killed. Did you teach your son that the "meat fairy" provides chicken, pork and beef to the store? In case you missed it, we kill the animals that we eat.

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  36. Minecraft is a great game but any game can be just as addictive for example world of warcraft,call of duty,BFBC2,and many otheir games so dont accuse Minecraft of being the only game that is addictive.

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  37. I'm looking into this game and reading all the reviews i can and this one is supposed to be for kids and parents please do not swear, btw i'm saving up for a lap top and the main reason (besides school and other important things like a computer with internet + working sound)is minecraft.

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  38. @Time Limits

    There are no in game time limits to set for this title. However my recommendation might be agreeing upon an acceptable play time and then simply setting an alarm either with an egg-timer/phone/clock/etc.

    (My apologies, for some unknown reason my website refuses to announce when comments have hit this page.)

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  39. I would say this game is very additive. I play it alot. I was reading this review and I thought it was pretty good. Also on the audio part I mean really "Low", It has sooo many sound like every footstep and hitting blocks.

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  40. @The Minecrafter

    Haha. Keep in mind this review was posted at the very start of the beta. A lot has changed. :)

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  41. Be advised, we loved it at first, thought it was creative and a good engineering element for our son to learn. He builds skins, models, he loves it. It was getting to be a hassle, we could not pull him away from it. Timing sessions are where we are, though still hard to make the break. Now we are dealing with confrontations of anger and hostilities we are shocked to see him display. School disciplines come first, but now he is incorporating it into his writings. Just spending time with the family suffers, and when we do he is non stop talk about his character. Our son has become obsessed. He created an alternative universe in this game called the "Nether" where now he talks about hacking up pigs and spawning zombies for fun... had I known this was possible, I'd never allow it. His school work is suffering and my son proved to me that he knows how to manipulate as he said to me in the store... "if you change the rules you just made about no gaming during the week, I will be nicer". I cannot allow this attitude with this game to destroy our parenting, and household. As far as I am concerned... worst mistake, but at least I see the big picture and can change it, he is 9. Good luck to those who have issues as well. I hope they all get outside to get some tennis in instead.

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    1. We are experiencing exactly the same scenario with our 8 year old. I just "hid" Minecraft on the computer and told him that until his grades are back up, no more Minecraft, period. He's not happy, but we are tired of him talking about this game non-stop.

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    2. It is MINDLESS CRAFT, addicting which results in anger when you try to get the child away from it. And, IT IS A COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME, NOT EDUCATIONAL. THANK GOD WE HAVE SIGNED OUR CHILD UP FOR DAILY SUMMER CAMP!

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    3. MINDLESS CRAFT PERSON ... get a grip. Your precious child will learn lots of things at camp ... stuff you can't control. You should actually try to teach your child.

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  42. All of these comments are hilarious. Let your kids play the game and stop being over protective YOU ARE RUINING YOUR KIDS CHILDHOOD

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    1. Agreed my son and I play minecraft on our own sever (so no foul language) and I find that it stirs my sons creativity and the redstone teachers my son about how electronics work and how physics work and we find it friendly competition to invade each others 'home base' as my son calls it. Although my son was addicted at first, after a while he go over the addiction (the addition only lasted for a week, mind you) and after that he has grown closer to me than before so thank you notch, for giving me and my son such a good and enriching game.

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  43. This is a great game that any child will love.

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  44. To all complaining about the addition its partially because of you annoying him to much if you set a time for your child like say for an hour or so after dinner or homework then do not harasse him or her, When its time to stop you tell them to get off.

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  45. This is an amazing game for kids, yet it is addicting. For the child might show frustration, but you must learn to control when a child gets to play or not to play. If the child simply refuses to turn off the game when it is time to quit take the time to find a way to turn off the internet or simply take away the access to the computer, maybe closely watch time in and time out. Just learn control, it work for me.

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  46. g8 review of the game it is a g8 game and I would recommend it to all those of who are creative. It may have low graphics but it will fill your time and is easy to get to grips with but is really addictive so you need good self control. You can also install mods to improve your gaming experience. there are many mods to install e.g. minecolony's, tomanyitems and build craft. this is a g8 game so I hope to see some more people on the servers.

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  47. My son had such a hard time starting school this year after a summer of this game. He is a very academically excellerated boy of 11, but this game had him so addicted to it that he couldn't think of anything else during school and got his first 2 very bad grades in his life. He was in a gifted school for academically advanced children and had to be moved to the regular middle school because he was overwhelmed with the challenges because he couldn't concentrate. He always loved school before he was introduced to this game, and now I struggle to get him to go and to do homework or study. Now I am only allowing him this game in very small doses, and am eventually getting him away from it for good. I believe no parent should even allow their child to begin playing it!!!!

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    1. I couldn't agree more. We're having the same problems.

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    2. I seriously believe that this "game" re-wires a child's mind in a negative way and they are left un-able to concentrate on anything else. We had the exact experience that you describe above. THIS IS MINDLESS CRAFT!

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    3. .....

      Please stop with the comments. I'm SICK of hearing you say MINDLESS CRAFT!

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    4. Ya, MINDLESS CRAFT lady is insane

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    5. People need to remember that any open world game with no restrictions and access to others, has the potential for abuse. Also, if you're worried about addiction, that problem lies within your child and your ability to be an effective parent. I set a timer for my child and when the time is up, it's up. Discussion over. If you can't figure out how to properly manage (balance) your child's recreation time against other responsibilities, perhaps you should enrol in a parenting class to discover coping strategies. Don't be so protective and obtuse. That's not how the real world functions.

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  48. I can't help but feel that those parents who have issues with addiction are perhaps overlooking the true cause. Perhaps your children are running away from something?

    I have two boys, 6 and 8, and we have a fantastic time playing minecraft. Yes I'm a big kid - I play with them on our own private server - at their age I would never let them join a public server. Yes we talk about minecraft a lot - dreaming up new ideas and scenarios to act out - the game is very creative in many ways and has really enhanced my enjoyment of parenthood.

    Has it affected their school work and social life? NOT AT ALL. When I say they must do their homework and chores before playing - they do it willingly - because they know the reward will be time playing minecraft and they look forward to it. Their social life couldn't be better - they have a fun topic to share with friends at school.

    My advice - if your child is adversely addicted to something as positive as minecraft, then I recommend you take a close look at your own relationship with your children.

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    1. Do you work for MINDLESS CRAFT? It may be an inexpensive babysitter, for several hours, but not worth the price of NOT DOING ANYTHING ELSE. It is not positive. Turn on the volume and listen to what your "6 and 8" year olds are listening to. You should invest in a real babysitter who will actually interact with your children. Have you introduced your wife, children's mother to your friend MINDLESS CRAFT? Ugh...

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    2. MINDLESS CRAFT....do you seriously have nothing better to do than troll with your repetitive garbage? shut the f**k up please.

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  49. Love the comments. Hilarious. Everything in moderation. How about being a Parent and deleting the game from your computer if it is truly that bad? Maybe a good dose of hard love is what is really needed. I say this as a parent of three myself. Our children are allowed limited time on the computer after school work is completed. If they act up and give me a hard time, they don't get on the computer. I laugh at some of these parents... who is in charge?! Put on your big boy pants and tell your child NO. Let them scream and slam doors all they want, too bad.

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    1. You should write a book about your experiences as a "perfect parent". There is nothing positive or healthy about this MINDLESS CRAFT mind game. It is a very cheap babysitter for some. "Who is in charge?" Didn't you know, MINDLESS CRAFT is in charge as long as your children are "playing" it. Why don't you interact with your children instead of hooking them up to the computer?

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  50. minecraft is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  51. trolololololololol

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  52. It is a pretty pro game indeed. To all the parents who have children that are "addicted" to the game. I have on something to say and that is if it is honestly that bad than delete the game. Remember you are the boss of them not the other way around.

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  53. I believe these cases of addiction you are talking about are the extreme ones. Minecraft is a good game that can be a little addicting. Just because a couple of kids out of the thousands that play react badly is no cause to brand minecraft as "bad". If your kid is acting like this just take the game away.

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  54. To all who say their kids are addicted to it and that it has negative results:

    Maybe you don't want to believe it, but minecraft isn't addicting, and if what you say is true it's your own faults for letting your children get out of control. Tell them education comes first, and that Minecraft is a privelege. The others are right, they need to learn who's the boss.

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    1. Cigarettes are not addicting either, until a smoker tries to quit. MINDLESS CRAFT.

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  55. My boys ages 7 and 11 love this game. We do have trouble pulling them away but giving them time limits helps- but still hard.

    My only complaint is when my 11 year old plays multi-player, I've noticed some really foul language! Is there anything I can do to block the chat?

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    1. Your kid is 11. He probably hears more language at school than he does in Minecraft. If you want to really shelter the kid, just pull him out of school.

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  56. People you have to buy it!!!! I have it for my self and you could do what ever you desire!!!!!

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  57. What are you talking about??? My daughter was looking at the free version tonight and it mentioned "rape and 4 somes".......

    Are you kidding me? Get a grip people, why would you let your kids be part of this?

    Really? I'm I missing something here?

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    1. "at the FREE VERSION tonight and it mentioned "rape and 4 somes"......"

      WHERE did it say that? I own minecraft, and I played the free trial for a week before realizing that I wanted to buy it, so I have.

      NEVER has there been a scenario where I have seen any mentions of ANY sexual content within the game. ESPECIALLY within the FREE version where there is NO multiplayer or access to foul language or anything similiar

      Are you kidding me? I'm pretty sure you're missing something.

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    2. I AGREE COMPLETELY. The parents who are encouraging children to this game may not have taken the time to listen to the "conversation" on the game. This is MINDLESS CRAFT created by a bunch of perverts.

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    3. Your new moniker ... THE MINDLESS CRAFT TROLL !!!

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  58. Mind craft is great and all, but how do you climb blocks?
    I think its has been hacked.
    It is rare that it even shows the home page.Much less the game.

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  59. This info is a tad out-dated.
    The price is now $27.97

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    1. MINDLESS CRAFT!!!

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    2. Minecraft not mindless lololol your spelling sure is poor

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  61. lol this is pretty hillarios!why come to here
    and discuss it????just get some hard sence in your kids!

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  62. people who are sayine there is foul language on SMP servers (Survival Multiplayer Server) there are bukkit mods that prevent spam and foul language. either find a server with that mod installd, or make a sever yourself

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  63. You can't just delete the program, because your kids can play it in their internet browser (unless they have mods installed, which gives them a black screen.) To actually delete it, just follow my instructions.
    1. Press CTRL+R
    2. Type in %appdata% (or if your using Vista or Windows 7, skip step 1 and click your home button. There should be a "Search Programs and Files. Repeat step 2 there)
    3. There should be a list of folders. If you want to take it off completely, hit the Delete button when you click on the folder that says .minecraft.
    WARNING: They can still install the files by running the program, so delete the icon. If you want to go to the extreme, block the site from your browser.
    As for swearing, I'm an 11-year-old who plays on public servers, and I don't really care. If your kids see the words, they see them. Just don't let them repeat it. =P
    l33tman, out.

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  64. As a parent of a 14 year-old Minecrafter, this is the first game I've actually been able to take seriously, accomplishment-wise. The structures my kid has imagined up are really quite amazing, after he's finished his homework of course. It seems like this game really gives his creativity and logic skills a chance to grow. I'd say to parents who are worried about their kids becoming addicted, don't let it become something they feel they should hide from you; it's okay to be interested in something cool your kid makes out of LEGO, and I don't think Minecraft builds are that different. Minecraft isn't so much an addicting game as it is a creative outlet that people of all ages enjoy coming back to.

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  65. @MarkG Yeah, definitely. I bet if you take an interest in what your kid's doing, you'll have a better idea of how much your kid actually plays and it'll probably be easier to monitor what he spends his time on.

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  66. This game is AWESOME in servers the singleplayer is kidda boring but still its an AWESOME game you can use your skills to build things and do anything you want i rate this game a 1.0 but if you played in alpa it was boring but it got soooooo much better i love this game i recomend this game to any ages

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  67. awesome review! i already play minecraft (my best friend was the one who introduced me, the minecraft wiki showed me how to do it) but i think that more people should try it.

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  68. That review is basically minecraft. This inspired me to play it!

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  69. Great post! I love minecraft! Very addicted to this game!


    Sanyo Seiki

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  70. ANOYMOUS THIS GAME IS THE BEST FOR KIDS THISES PEOPLE ARE LYING YOUR KIDS OUR MISSING OUT ON A ONCE AND A LIFE TIME CHANCE TO HAVE THE TIME OF THEIR LIFE GET IT FOR THEM BE A GOOD PARRENT

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    1. If your spelling and grammar is a result of your playing MINDLESS CRAFT, I rest my case!

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  71. I think this is a good game. If your child is addicted to it then just give it to them as a reward!

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  72. does anyone know if there is a way to temporarily disable minecraft? My son needs a break from it but i don't want to wipe it out.

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  73. THis is the dumbest game I've ever seen, and the biggest waste of time.

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    1. If you think so then why are you on it??

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    2. A COMPLETE TIME WASTER! MINDLESS CRAFT! If you want your child to stop thinking on his own, have him play MINDLESS CRAFT. Ugh...

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    3. GOD, just stop those MINDLESS posts, I think that everyone agrees with me, we heard you the first time, we heard you the 2nd time. We even heard you the 3rd time. That's it =.=

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    4. Either way kids are going to do shit you dont want them to do...take away minecraft and they are doing something else a lot...

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  74. I have to say this review is super out of date. The game now has a survival mode with 3 different dimensions; Overworld the starting area, Nether a hellish dimension filled with firey creatures and huge pools of lava and the End a barren meteor covered in Ender men and a huge Ender dragon for a boss fight.

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  75. Alot of people on here are concerned with the profanity and rudeness that happens on public servers. I've been playing minecraft (when my homework is done)for almost a year and I know alot about servers and stuff. Most large public servers you will hear at least a little bit of swearing and rude jokes and on some servers probably more. There are mods for swearing, but due to the complexity of adding mods to servers, there often aren't these mods installed. If you want to play with other people but want it in a controlled environment, then I suggest running your own server. Running a server off of your own computer can sometimes work (depending on your computer type and internet speed), but for more than say 3 people, renting server space is often necissary. My friend has a small server that can run up to 10 people at a time (we are all friends) and costs around $120 for the entire year and is available 24/7 AND is even maintained by the company (the company is LethalDrive and is highly recomended). Because the server is run by someone who knows everyone, he can keep track of who everyone is on the server and keep strict rules about profanity and other things. If a server is properly protected with a whitelist, then only people you approve can get on and if you selecte the right people, it is completely safe. While running your own server is great, who you put in charge matters. I have heard horror stories of grade 7s running a server, where one day one just got mad and kicked everybody else off except 2 people. Anyone not in high school (to set a standard) is probably not mature enough to run a minecraft server or sometimes abide by the rules of a server (for example, once we had to temporarily ban a grade 8 player for annoying other players and messing up other peoples creations and generally making a mess.) If your kids and their friends are not yet mature enough for running a sever, I suggest that the parents get involved and set themselves as the admin for the sever to make sure that the children are playing nice. As a general rule, anyone who is still in elementary school should stay off online play unless it is a controlled small friends server or your own server.
    Just beware, when running a sever, be sure to protect it properly, or else other people will be able to get on and can possible act rude or swear, or destroy what you have built in the world.

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    1. but does it hurt your/my computer? i just want to play with no worry

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  76. As for Minecraft being addictive and anti-social, Minecraft is a game that never ends and because of the limitless things you can do with it, chances are that you arent going to get bored of it easily. For that reason, its not like a game "addiction" that just goes away with time. Now if your kid seems addicted to this, then it probably either means a) you need to punish them more or moniter them more closely to make sure they are doing what is important first and spending time on other stuff. If they wont do as you say, then punish them and eventually they will learn. This could also mean b) that the world in there is better then the real world and so they would rather be living their fake life (where you can be your own boss, not have to listen to other people, build virtually anything, become an accpmplished survivalist and be a master warrior) than living a stressful real-world life. While this has deeper meaning than just being lazy, it may suggest something wrong in their life or feeling unacomplished in their life and need a "socially acceptable" way to express themselves. These arent necisarily the case. Sometimes it is just a game that is really fun to people of all ages, and when your kids dont come the moment you call them, it may be because they are helpind defend their friend in a mineshaft, or because they need to respond to someone in chat before they can leave, not because they are addicted. As for being anti-social, most of my friends are on the server I play on and this provides an excelent way to express creativity with friends and to help each other out. We have quite the good little community going on on our server, with a justice system and a government and everything that for the most part works just fine. Some of my friends I rarely get to talk to or see, but with minecraft I get to "see" them everyday, talk with them, build with them, explore with them and even fight off monsters with them. This game is not evil, or completely bad, but is a great creative game that can teach alot (for example redstone circuirty in game works almost the same as some forms of real circuiry and is rewarding to learn). In the appropriate ammounts with the appropriate limits this game is wonderful, but like pretty much any modern technology, it can be used for good or evil and parental involvement might be required to make sure that they are using it for good.

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    1. Good post. Moderation is usually the key to anything in life, including online games. I don't want to take the creativity part of Minecraft away from my 8 year old, but he is going to have to live without it until his next report card comes out.....his interim was not what it usually is......very shocking! If he brings his grades up, then he will be allowed 1 hour per day of Minecraft. If I see his grades dropping again, he will again lose it until the next interim period report. He eats, sleeps, and lives Minecraft. I had to put a break between that world and his real world. But your post is really good.

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    2. Wow, this is really helpful. My husband walked in the computer room the other night while my 12 year old son was playing and totally freaked out when he saw the user names scrolling up that were EXTREMELY vile and inappropriate. He proceeded to kick my son off the game indefinitely which lead to tears. I have no idea how to set up a server, if anyone has a crash courese on it, that would be great.

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  77. I play Minecraft, and just to let you know. The only foul language you will find would be on an online server. But even then it is rare to find people cursing. You should also note that you can turn off the monsters like the spiders, and creepers.

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  78. is minecraft safe to play with a sign that says unknown publisher?

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    1. Most application online say "unknown publisher" when running it for the first time, never worry about "unknown publisher", ESPECIALLY in a game as famous as MINECRAFT.

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  79. is minecraft safe to use when it says unknown publisher
    i want to play it with no worry because i think its been doing some stuff to my computer like changeing my home page cause a use dell msn and th next day it funmood.com


    please help!
    thanks

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  80. PLEASE AWSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. It is already answered above stop spamming lololol

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  81. Hi there,

    I have a 10 year old son playing minecraft. I admit I have very little understanding of online gaming and servers and how they work. But recently he was befriended by two people representing themselves as 13 and 14 year old boys. These boys then shared some sexually explicit websites with my son and his young friends. Clearly, Minecraft is not a safe place. My question is: how can he play minecraft without being vulnerable to predators like these ones? There seems to be no control over who comes into the game? I seem to have a total misunderstanding of how it all works... I would appreciate any help or information. I am a bit concerned because this article doesn't address any of this and it was one of the mian reasons I gave him to go ahead to play it.

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    1. OH MY GOD!

      I have NEVER heard of anything like this before!

      Why does every parent here have some story like this? Me nor ANYONE I know has EVER had a situation like this before.

      If you don't understand my shock, pretend 2 men go up to your child ON A PUBLIC ROAD and give a STACK of pornographic magazines and videos! THAT'S how shocked I am that happened.

      If you want to be safe, don't let go on PUBLIC servers anymore. If he wants to play Minecraft with his friends, run your own server! Google search "Minecraft hamachi servers" and there will be tutorials about it.
      It's free and he can play with his friends.

      Good luck.

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    2. be there when he is playing it

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    3. Try playing offline?

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  82. My ten year old son had been harassing me for days to install Mindcraft for him and I decided to buy it for him because hes been doing well at school. As I do with all online based games I watched him play for a while to check for safety. WIthin 5 minutes he had received server details from a friend and they were playing together nicely but the bad language from the other players on the server was terrible.

    It's hard to ignore f and c words slowly scrolling up the screen when your kids are staring at it!

    Not recommended for any kids who are protected from such language.

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  83. My 13 year old and all of his friends at middle school have been playing for close to a year. It can be all consuming, like anything else(tv, music, food, sports), if you allow it.
    If you do not offer any other alternatives then they will spend as much time on Minecraft as you let them. I'm thankful my son is not into many of the games out there and is being creative instead of killing, hating, and playing the gangster.
    It's a good game for good kids.

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  84. To any parent worried about their children playing this game and experiencing foul language or sexual content, becoming addicted, or any other problems:

    DO NOT LET THEM JOIN PUBLIC SERVERS.
    ONLINE SERVERS can sometimes have people who use curse words on them. In a PUBLIC server, anything can happen, it's the internet!

    If your kids want to play with their friends in the game, run your own personal server! It's not difficult and it's free! Google "Minecraft hamachi server" and there will be tutorials!

    If your child is having problems with being addicted, think about WHY they would be addicted. Is there life really that much better on THAT world that they don't want to live in the real world anymore? Take some time to consider that.

    Are your kids having trouble figuring out how to do something in the game? Simply go to "Minecraft Wiki" on the internet! It has full tutorials, guides, facts, every piece of data about the game, including crafting recipes.
    Google goes along way these days, parents.

    To the people saying "Someone told my child about ****!" "My kid is addicted! Minecraft is terrible!" "This game is too difficult! My kid can't craft anything!" There is nothing wrong with the GAME minecraft. It's the PEOPLE ON THE PUBLIC SERVERS that are the problem! Or your how you are actually RAISING your child and their own life! OR, you just haven't google'd anything.

    Minecraft is HONESTLY an amazing game. I rate it 9.5/10. Why only 9.5? The game is STILL growing! They're adding more items, features, fixes, EVERYTHING! They recently added a "Jungle" biome, with towering treetops and tameable cat pets!

    P.S. This review is very old, the game has evolved and includes ALOT more, including whole new DIMENSIONS! The game has been fully released now. It now costs over 20 dollars, but I would pay 80 to play it. Please, parents. Do not pass this up for kids or even YOURSELF!

    -ZobmieRules

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  85. This game is GREAT for my children. It's helped them in MIDDLE SCHOOL science class and improved their imagination quite a bit. Before, all they wanted to do is play MW3 on their Xbox, but now they use their creativity in minecraft, AND they want to TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD to 1 interest and 2 to get ideas of what to build in minecraft

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  86. I wish I had taken a look at this site, I foolishly did not follow good practice to read reviews. I have an 8 year old and his older cousin has an account, so I thought it was relatively safe as his cousin's parents are generally conscious about appropriate game play. Although tame compared to other rich graphic games, within a day my son was explaining he had to kill all the village people first in search and destroy fashion before proceeding with constructing his buildings. Did he and I misunderstand? I decided it was not appropriate for any 8 year old and immediately pulled the game. I can see it is otherwise very creative and potentially addictive - better targeted for teenages.

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    1. You can kill them, (their Annoying) or you can just turn off structure generation lololol honesty, read the wiki...

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  87. I do not feel this game is worth while for kids at all. And by kids I also include teenagers, its time consuming and addictive. Apparently things can be happening to them while they are not online so increasing the "need" to be logged in to ward off such things. Do not let your child start playing this game. Bad idea!

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    1. all games are adictive call of duty world of warcraft so dont blame every thing on minecraft your just mad cause you cant affored it :p

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    2. THANK YOU! IT IS MINDLESS CRAFT.

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  88. Like any fun thing, it can get out of balance, as minecraft did for my 12 year old son. I like minecraft, but it got to the point that it was all he talked about, he wrote about it and even started a server and was in the process of signing other kids up at school to start this minecraft server club. I thought it was all cool, but then his As started dropping to Bs, then Cs..an F on a test.. an overall D in two classes. Then the lying started - bad lying about saying he turned in assignments when he didn't, and wasn't on the computer when I know he was. He stopped taking care of the pets, takign out the trash,cleaning his room. Everything was minecraft, minecraft, minecraft. This week when he asked me to log him on, I said no. He said why. I said he had to get caught up in school, bring his grades up to at least Bs, do his chores and stop lying.
    Here's where I realized it was an addiction - he flipped out. I mean - flipped out. Destroyed his room, his treasured legos, and even ran away and I had to go find him.
    All over... minecraft.
    All things are good with balance. So, he now knows - when he can take care of the other things he can earn the minecraft privaledge. Until then - it's off. And two days after "intervention", I'm starting to see my son be pleasant, respectful, and he's working hard to get caught up in school.
    Yes - minecraft is so good it's very addictive!

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  89. Research shows that the chemicals triggered by about 30 minutes of play rival an amphetamine high. Eventually, a process called “habituation” takes over — rewiring the brain and creating a physiological dependence similar to cocaine addiction. In fact, the first detox center for video-game addicts opened in the Netherlands recently.

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    1. Yes! I have witnessed this with my 11-year-old son. The creators of this MINDLESS CRAFT product are aware of this. My son has more sense than the adults promoting this "game". He volunteered to disconnect it! He said, "But, mom it makes me feel good." Ugh... LEGOS have more educational value!

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  90. Hi, I am just wondering about something. My younger brother plays this game and apparently you are allowed to chat to other players. although it says that the game is low in sexual content, if it is true that the players can chat how can i limit him from reading the chats as some of the players have apparently mentioned their sexual endevours.

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  91. Well the cursing is not true. There are servers that do contain inappropriate players and admins/game manager don't do anything. Let your child know that some servers contain plenty of cursing while others do not (I have played on over a 100 servers). He should put moderate due to the cursing on the servers. At moments other players will have a cursing fight. I tell my children that if they see a cursing fight about or going on that they immediately change servers or go to single player. The words are extremely harsh and can impact other players.

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  92. RULES FOR PARENTS LOOKING TO GET THIS GAME FOR A CHILD:

    1.) Make sure your child has integrity, discipline, and self control first.
    This is essential for setting priorities in schoolwork, chores, etc. If you blindly log your child in at their will, it will lead to unhealthy addiction, as opposed to post-homework reward/activity. Time limits and priority setting before buying the game will help your children avoid future problems with responsability.

    2.) You should'nt ever let a young child log into an online server unless trying it yourself for a week. Still not trusting? If your computer has alot fo RAM space and you have a fast internet connection you should set up your own server and manage it yourself. (more information about this is stated in this very comment list)

    3.) If your looking to punish your child for misbehavior and they have been on the game to long to be properly taught about whats more important, i STRONGLY reject the idea of removing it from their lives. It can cause stress and boredem.
    Being complety honest, i had enough control over myself that i managed to play every day, have 4 advanced placement classes, and 3 online classes, while having abouve a 4.0 gpa for the first time! Minecraft isnt virtual cocaine (nor does it contain anything like it) its a great game that I have alot of passion and interest in. i will most likey play it during breaks at work 10 years from now!... mabey not...
    * This is best applied to many potentialy addicting games
    *Make sure they know whats important before you buy it for them
    -Minecraft is so rock'en epic!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Are you serious? THIS IS MINDLESS CRAFT, A WASTE OF TIME, ADDICTING AND NOT POSITIVE OR HEALTHY. If you want your child to stop thinking, introduce him to MINDLESS CRAFT.

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    2. I play it at breaks during work since my son convinced me to buy it :)

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    3. Stop blabbering on about MINDLESS CRAFT! minecraft is more than just a mindless rampage! If you take two seconds to stop and look you can restrain yourself! And if your a good parent you can tell your kids to get off!

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  93. minecraft is the greatest game in the world, it also comes as an app for the i phone and i pod touches.

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    1. Are you a MINDLESS CRAFT salesperson? Do you work on commission?

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    2. Stop insulting others ....... Better yet...... Shut up :D

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  94. minecraft is the best game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Wow, you seem to like Mi*ecraft alot, but you can't even be bothered holding the shift button for a minor 0.4 seconds -_-

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  95. if you don't mind your children watching bestiality then go for it! What do you think the mine is!

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  96. My son wants this game so I found this site to be very informative.
    We have set down rules on time limits, server vs. no server and Parental control.
    We are starting with a trial basis to see how time is managed while he is playing. Any B.S; angry mood swings, chores being ignored, grades dropping, loss of interest in activities outside the game then it is bye bye Mind Craft. Rules are in place so off to buy him the game.
    If you set the limits/boundaries and expectations and don't allow the game to 'baby sit' your kids then issues shouldn't come up.
    Weekends only!

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  97. This is juvenile! How is the Kid Safe rating very safe?? You get to chop cows, sheep, chickens, pigs and other animals bodys. Minecraft is very violent because of this reason, it should be 'not safe', and the violence level should be 'moderate'.

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    1. At least there's no blood, all right?

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  98. this is not a good game for a child with aspergers because there is no end to the game , my son it has taken over his life and he has become very angry , the problem is other people can go on the sever and break stuff they have built , and it sends them into mental melt down , we have had to trash the whole thing and speaking to other parents with children on the spectrum this has happened , it can become like bullying same people joining servers and hacking into servers and breaking everything they have done , its the worse thing my son has ever done , in fact its less mentally damaging playing call of duty

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  99. I laugh at some of you idiots who think their opinion on parenting is the best and everyone should follow it or they are a "Bad Parent" grow the fuck up your no better than your kids throwing a tantrum cause they cant play minecraft....ffs you people piss me off..

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  100. I would say the biggest problem with the servers is the moderators. Most abuse their powers. A common practice after a person pays the server and recieves abilites is to ban them. I have seen this over and over on servers. The moderators also use their abilites to help thier town, factions, guilds to eraticate other players. After they are caught violating the rules you are banned for talking back to them. Also, I recongnize some of the people above and yes they are helping moderators get people to join then get them banned. No I have not been banned.

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  101. hey ive played game sense it came out its awsome
    so family freandly theres some servers for kids
    with rules like no bad words and stuff so minecraft is good for all ages everyone get it
    DO NOT Spend time playing world of warcraft you'll have to pay for it every month minecraft buy it once you have it all so get minecraft

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  102. To all you parents who think minecraft is bad or 'MINDLESS CRAFT' get a grip this game is one of the most successful and safe games ever made the creator was so successful he Formed a company based on it. Minecraft is addictive all players know that. But the facts are that as a parent you are in control. Simply rule out some guidelines when they get the game. And addiction is a lot less. As for the "killing of wildlife like pigs and cows BIG DEAL when hit the animals flash red jump on the spot and run around. Compare this to games like cod and assassins creed and minecraft is not just tame but practically pacifist. Minecraft encourages creativity I have played since alpha and it keeps getting better and better every time they update it. Your kids can build anything they desire from an epic castle to a space age moon base their is no limit to minecraft redstone a vital component of the game teaches the basics of electricity and circuits. The most violent bit of the game is perhaps shooting a block of TNT at a village of people who look like squid ward from sponge bob squarepants and when the TNT explodes do villagers body parts go flying do they scream in agony no unlike call of duty they make no noise and simply fly off in a random direction and poof into nothing. As for profanity on servers DO THE REASERCH that heir are web sights that show you the available servers all over the world look for ones that strictly enforce no profanity and No griefing, if your not sure what griefing means, its when someone purposefully destroys or damages your constructions. Only servers labelled ANARCHY allow griefing, as for mods abusing powers then simply look for that servers outside reference almost all of them have one and you can submit complaints on their about an abusive mod. Swearing on servers is inevitable but the fact is that your kid most likely hears this kind of language and worse at school and on tv. If you think minecraft is "MINDLESS CRAFT" then get a grip minecraft is one of if not the most creative and educational game on the market that's fun.

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  103. Minecraft is a parent preferable game. It only has violence if you chose to have violence. But people say no because you can choose to not do it and then turn it on anytime you want. You have to trust your kids to make the right descision.

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  104. I believe this review needs to be updated. Parents, be warned! This video game can become very ugly and violent when played on the multi server. My kids found a Hunger Games server that is all about killing to win. I bought it because of the creative factor, and if played on "creative" mode, there is little chance of violence (killing of animals is still an option.) BUT when on the multi servers, I have found it becomes all about killing to get the stuff of other people. My daughter doesn't like to play now because she doesn't want to kill, but gets killed quickly. It is horrifying, and I am banning the multi servers from our home.

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    1. What is your exact view of,"THE HUNGER GAMES"?! Of course thats what it is about! Just find a new server!

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  105. i want to playyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  106. Hi,
    I am trying to decide if I should get this game for my almost 11 year old boy. But I am wary of the addiction factor and I am already seeing those signs in him when he plays the trial version.
    Any specific suggestions?

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  107. Ladies, when you were that age, weren't you ever driving your parents up a wall with how into and 'obsessed' with something you were? I know I was talking to my mother non-stop about Ghost Busters and Strawberry Shortcake and Sonic The Hedgehog. I'd use my imagination and make up stories about the cartoon worlds, draw comics, make up characters, and play pretend with my friends. We'd dress up as characters for Halloween, and my birthday parties were always themed around Tiny Toons or whatever I was into at the time.

    Your child likes Minecraft. As much as it may annoy you that they constantly want to play and talk about the game? They'll move on after a while. The 'addiction' will end.

    Any parent that allows their small child to play unsupervised on multi-player online games and then complains about the content? Is ridiculous. You are the parent. It is your obligation to do your research. Play the game yourself, or at least look for information and videos online about the game BEFORE allowing your child to play. If you had done so, you will be made aware of how some players behave online, how the game can be played in a single player offline mode, and how it is possible for your child to play strictly with friends you know and trust on their own private server. Discuss with your children the limitations on play if you feel time management will be an issue. And above all? Be a part of that play! Show interest! Be educated!

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  108. I play minecraft regularly but my parents asked why I didnt want to go to a highschool activity, and they blamed it on minecraft. I do agree that it is addicting, but I can limit myself to it. who else has this same problem. Because I play minecraft and talk about it they think I am anti-soacial.

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  109. For those that are looking for a safe server to play on, try this one:
    www.playcraft.us
    www.playcraft-mc.com
    This server does have swearing enabled, BUT people rarely cuss and the owner is working on installing an anti-profanity mod so that will definitely not be an issue. Trust me, it is a safe environment despite the fact most players on there are adults.
    Also, for those of you that say that this "MINDLESS CRAFT," from the way you are acting it seems like you are 5 years old. Grow up or go away MINDLESS CRAFT trolls!

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  110. Thanks for all the comments from parents. I can guess the people who HAVE NO CHILDREN and aren't grown themselves. I understood the same thing with Wii Lego Star Wars. Points for destruction and fun. Get em' young and ...... The future seems bleek for people of integrity.

    Now I am full of info to use for our "Can I have MindCraft?" week theme. I thought it was such but it is nice to hear the parents who got sucked in and now are talking about it. Thanks.

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  111. Sweet! I've just received my free minecraft giftcode!

    >> Minecraftcodes.info <<

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  112. FOR all you parents out there who are calling it mindless craft DAMMIT JUST GET A DAMN GRIP! Minecraft is the best video game on the market. CASE CLOSED. Ok stuff that let's talk about this a bit more. Last week I was at work in the local shop near my place when a family walked in mum began buying a few things for a party, dad went to look at a bike magazine and the kids ran to the magazine isle and grabbed a video game magazine, and started talking about some ultra violent video games like assassins creed and even dead island. These games were really not suitable for kids who looked about 6 and 8 respectively. When I commented to the mum about how They knew their way around video games and the mum launched into how she hated her kids love of violent games. And how she couldn't cope with all the nagging for these games if she didn't buy them. Being a passionate minecraft player being a person who bought it early on in is creation. I suggested minecraft to the mother. She said she would try it out for her kids. I didn't see the family for a few weeks. The mum came back in one day and walked purposefully. I thought crap now her kids are addicted and she's gonna hate me. A five dollar note and thanked me graciously. Her kids had been suspicious a first but know they had completely forgotten about there other games and were only talking about what fantastic thing they would build next. Being even more interested the lady asked me what multiplayer options there were I gave her a list of safe servers to play on. And I'm happy to say that a week later the lady came back again and have me ALL OF JER CHILDREN'S VIOLENT GAMES. She told me to sell them and split the profit with her 50/50 for my help. So all parents seriously sell all your children's violent games, buy them minecraft and enjoy kids creativity at its maximum.

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