I had a chance to try the demo, listen to others chat as they explored and tunneled in Zos’ virtual realm, and check out some of the things people are “building” in (360) Minecraft. What struck me today was the fact that, while the environment will change depending on who is “serving” it (a considerable limitation, imo), I wouldn’t mind setting up my own private digs, even in multiple realms. And then it struck me that it is what Sony’s Playstation Home should have been, or rather, that we could make it what it should have been. I have made it no secret that what I like about gaming online is you guys, and there are times when playing even my favorite game is too intense. The beauty of Minecraft is that I could “build” a house with a couch, and then just chat with y’all as I lie there sipping on a virtual martini! Cheers!
I don’t suppose I will be waiting for Minecraft to drop in price.
Click here for a fun read on the pedagogical opportunities Minecraft presents.