With Minecraft, Microsoft Buys A Doorway To Millions Of Players

Since its release, Minecraft has become that doorway for a great many players of all ages and demographics, especially those that might not label themselves as a “gamer.” Like Farmville or Candy Crush, it is entry-level gaming. Minecraft is casual; there are no explosions no big action scenes or politics or machismo-heavy protagonists. You are in control of its world and it is only as difficult as you want to make it.

What Microsoft has essentially done is buy a very popular doorway. As new players enter the world of video games through Minecraft, either in its current or possible future versions, Microsoft will now be the doorman ushering that player into its game room instead of the competition’s.

This is my quick take on the Microsoft/Minecraft buy and why they might have chosen to spend so much for a game that seems to have already reached its zenith. It is unclear what Microsoft has in store for the future of the game. But Minecraft has a massive and very vocal community, so Microsoft would should definitely tread lightly when it comes to any changes that could disrupt what people have come to know and love.

EDIT: OK, I forgot about the TNT and other explosions in Minecraft. An earlier version of this post mentioned that there were “no explosions,” which was the wrong way to communicate that there isn’t action in Minecraft the way there is in something like Halo or Call of Duty. This has been corrected, but I accept your flogging Internet.

— SM

Tears Of Rage
  • Tears Of Rage
  • The Band
  • Music From Big Pink

"Tears of Rage" opened the album with a slow song, which was just another way of our rebelling against the rebellion.  We were deliberately going against the grain.  Few artists had ever opened an album with a slow song, so we had to.  At the zenith of the psychedelic music era, with its flaming guitars and endless solos and elongated jams, we weren’t about to make that kind of album.  Bob Dylan helped Richard with this number about a parent’s heartbreak, and Richard sang one of the best performances of his life.

- Levon Helm

testinglabrat tagged me

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Name: Call me Morgani

Nickname: Morg, MorgMorg

Birthday: July 4

Gender: Female

Sexuality: Straight

Height: 5’6”

Time Zone: Eastern

What time is it:  3:18 AM

Average time you sleep each night: Average? like 12 hours

OTPs: Eve/Roarke, My Fem!Trooper/Jorgan, My Fem!Consular/Zenith, My Imp Agents, Monroe/Rosalee, Fitz/Simmons

Last thing I googled: the definition of Moral Victory

First word that comes to mind: frost

What I last said to a family member: I told my dad ‘Toodles’ before I got off the phone with him yesterday

One place that makes me happy and why: I’m really happy being at home. I’m an introvert with anxiety and depression and it’s very quiet where I live.

How many blankets I sleep under: A sheet and a comforter.

Favorite Beverage: Pepsi

The Last movie I watched in the theater was: Guardians of the Galaxy

Three things I can’t live without: I’m very poor so I live without a lot of things. But my life would unbearable without the Internet, SWTOR, and my phone so I could text my BFF in California.

Something I plan on learning: Spanish with Duolingo

A piece of advice for all my followers: Time keeps going and eventually you realize it wasn’t as bad as it seemed.

You have to listen to this song: Thick of It by Royal Wood.

My blogs: This is it. This is all you get from me.

I tag: So many people have done this so, whomever hasn’t and wants to.