Minecraft.Print(): bring your Minecraft objects into the real world

By Emil · 10 replies
Jul 8, 2011
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  1. Minecraft , the immensely popular PC sandbox game, just got a whole lot more awesome thanks to MIT Media Lab researhers Cody Sumter and Jason Boggess. They created Minecraft.Print(), a…

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    What a trip! Wouldn't it be wild if you could do that with any game? I'd love to have a copy of one of the rifles from Borderland.
  3. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    Now, I almost want to play Minecraft, just for this.

  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    I still can't figure out why people like Minecraft... I've been watching the vids of it online and I can't figure out the infatuation at all.
  5. @LNCPapa: then play it and see for yourself.
  6. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    Yeah, I agree. You can't just sit back and watch others...but then again, it sure would suck to pay $14 or so for a game you'll end up hating, lol. I haven't bought it yet, but that's because I just bought a $550 laptop and can't afford to shell out any kind of money on anything that isn't a bill or food, lol.
  7. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    I made a post a couple of pages back on another Minecraft new note about its popularity. Long story short, it's an online legos game you can play with your friends. If you ever spent your childhood playing with legos and building all kinds of neat stuff, or building a fort in your house, that's basically what Minecraft is. You can also have a survival mode where monsters will spawn all the time and you have to mine for better materials to make weapons and complete your fortress.

    There are free versions of Minecraft available on their website, www.minecraft.net and you can play around with some basic blocks and stuff.

    All of that said, this game is definitely a multiplayer type of game. It's much more dull to build something on your own. You can be more exacting and spend more time on it that way, but it gets to be more of a chore unless you're wanting to flex your e-peen in a youtube video.
  8. Terraria is really fun too. It's a 2d Minecraft like game but in some ways more fun.
  9. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    More than just some ways. Boss fights, tons of interesting weapons and armor, neat rare enemy spawns, and some other much more basic features that make it a much more fun game to play.

    Some of those small features were that if you chopped down a tree from its base, the whole tree would break apart. In Minecraft you have to hit every single piece of the stupid thing. Terraria also lets you hold left or right click to craft items until all your materials are used. Minecraft doesn't.

    But Minecraft is 3d and gives you a real sense of scale. It allows for some really impressive structures to be built and presents its own unique game mechanics. And both games are still being constantly updated and tweaked to add more items, enemies, and other nifty features. Terraria is cheaper though :3
  10. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Every video I have seen before focused on its custom building I had no idea there were even enemies in this game. I thought it was some giant build fest. I just watched the slime boss fight I can now see its appeal.

    Just looked at there site you can play there old version for free as a flash game here
    But Iv been told there are no weapons in the old one just building.
  11. example1013

    example1013 TS Enthusiast Posts: 265

    Terraria is interesting, but you need to play it with friends. The combat is, at a minimum, extremely frustrating, and I got little enjoyment playing solo.

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