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Minecraft. Fear and Gaming: Being and Nothingness and “Minecraft” Most of what is around you right now is empty air.

Fear and Gaming: Being and Nothingness and “Minecraft”

Yet, someone will insist on filling that emptiness with Taylor Swift music, especially if you happen to share your swath of emptiness with a nine-year-old girl. And if that little girl is suddenly absent, at a sleepover for instance, your walls will resound with the lack of “You Belong with Me.” The denuded trees in the front yard offer only bare ruined choirs where late the sweet tweens sang. I sometimes carry with me the lack of a house I once lived in. Picture a house on a mountainside in the jungle overlooking the ocean. I was born in Minecraft alone and without defense.

Another morning in Minecraft and with the help of fan-made survival manuals I am now equipped to survive the nightly night of the demons. I have completed my monument to concrete nothingness in Minecraft. Years ago when we lived in this house, my daughter went through a period where she could invest any inanimate object with life. She isn’t there. Fear and Gaming. Minecraft: The Story of Mojang by 2 Player Productions. The video above only contains the first 6 minutes of the piece.

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang by 2 Player Productions

To view the full 20-minute short for free, please visit THE BEGINNING: Over the past year, the computer game Minecraft has become a cultural phenomenon, drawing millions of players into the unique, low-res world created solely by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson. When Persson announced that he would invest his Minecraft earnings in founding his own development house, Mojang Specifications, 2 Player Productions seized upon the rare opportunity to fly to Sweden and document the first week in the life of the new studio. During the editing process of what was only supposed to be a twenty-minute short, it became clear that an important chapter of gaming history was still being written, and that a feature-length documentary about Mojang's first year would make a powerful statement about what it means to create, release, and play games in the twenty-first century.

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Octodad meets Kinect: How one of the funniest games ever is finding new legs

Caring Husband. Secret Octopus. " Any doubts you may have harbored about the comedic value of Octodad -- the latest project from the increasingly acclaimed DePaul Game Development program -- were almost certainly abandoned after reading the tagline above. Cold souls in need of further convincing only need spend a few minutes with the free indie title to realize its genius. Everyone else is probably dead, or born without a sense of humor, which some might argue to be worse. Octodad doesn't rely on shortsighted bursts of wit, wordplay or other pre-programmed gags to arouse laughter. Now that the game's collegiate developers have followed through with their plan to infuse the game with Kinect support, Octodad has reached a plane of comedy few other titles have even approached.

"The idea was originally a joke, based on another idea that was a joke that came about through the frustration of us not being able to come up with something original"- Phillip Tibitoski, programmer.