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Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2010-10-22 08:07:31
Seems like Minecraft is the indie hotness du jour. It involves all the construction freedom of a bucket of Lego blocks...while fending off monsters. Frankly, it requires more patience (and probably artistic vision) than I can muster, but I can appreciate some of the staggering creations Minecraft devotees have assembled.
I mean, I got as far as building a rude hovel which promptly burned down, but THIS guy created a 16-BIT COMPUTER out of these innocuous blocks. This ridiculously awesome (awesomely ridiculous?) virtual contraption is operated by lighting torches that represent binary numbers, which then conduct the fiery charges into the "CPU", and the results light up on other torches on the other end. The creator is working on enabling this thing to actually COMPILE CODE.
And then there are other enthusiasts like this:
These endeavors are astounding to me. If anyone knows of a Minecraft server with an Omega Supreme (Vawce's creation in today's comic strip; our inestimable artist Vargas is too young to have a working recollection of The Transformers), drop me a line.
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