Parents and Minecraft.

There are loads of parents who are baffled, frustrated or tearing their hair out over their kids’ passion for playing in this blocky little world. Which is a shame because the game is full of a lot of really positive things and can be a wonderful experience for kids.

But it’s important to remember that Minecraft was never specifically designed with kids in mind, and so naturally there are aspects to the game that can be a problem for families – including a couple of things that have the potential to cause some major drama.

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Why are children addicted to Minecraft?

Until you’ve played the game yourself it can be really hard to understand just what it is that kids find so fascinating about this world of blocks. It’s often called ‘online Lego’, but although they might be visually similar the two offer quite different playing experiences. Minecraft is like building something with Lego after you made and moulded the plastic yourself, and then going on an adventure inside it through jungles and oceans and deserts while monsters are chasing you. And when you tire of that, you can blow it all up and start again.

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Benefits of playing Minecraft.

When it comes to children and screen time, many parents take a cautionary approach. After all, many there are many digital outlets that vie for kids’ attention, including TVs, tablets, computers, and smartphones that they can access at home or in school. And of course, parents also have to worry about lifestyle balance when it comes to sedentary and active recreation—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that over a third of children in the U.S. are considered either “overweight or obese.”

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What is Minecraft?

The point of Minecraft seems simple: build practically anything you can imagine. Some kids recreate famous pieces of architecture, others express their creativity through grand designs.Since 2009, Minecraft has sold over 20 million copies. And if that seems like a typical blockbuster, don’t be fooled — it isn’t. Graphics are boxy and blurry, and sounds are primitive at best. So why do kids obsess over it?

Players begin on any number of randomly-generated terrains — square blocks that make up deserts, mountains, prairie and even clouds. To survive the unknown world, they’ll have to create buildings and items — like say, an indestructible pickaxe or a stove to cook on — which means they’ll need to gather raw materials from the world around them.

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The newest addition to Minecraft!

In the world of video gaming, a few titles stand out with more prominence than others. The incredibly addicting and simple nature of Minecraft has shown the world continuous and exuberant milestones in just about every form. In the most recent weeks and months, there have been large amounts of updates, user made additions, and modulations made within the game. Surprisingly enough, Verizon Wireless has just entered the ring as a contender. The major mobile communications company has just created an in game communications device, that looks and behaves just like a cell phone. They have just teamed up with the advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy and the Minecraft design agency Blockworks to build a working cell phone within the boundaries of the game. You are able to use this in game device to browse the internet and make video calls; In real time. Yes, you did read that correctly. In real time.

As you may have noticed by the picture above, the famous YouTuber is showing a demonstration of the in game video chat feature. The video calling feature is probably the coolest aspect of this new project. This is able to be accomplished just by building a cell phone in the games editing tools, and then creating a cell phone tower to ensure network capabilities within the game.

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Best 25 Minecraft mods

The universe of Minecraft mods has never been wealthier. From tech, to enchantment, to nature, there’s such a large number of approaches to extend your in-diversion involvement in energizing ways. Underneath, you’ll discover what I figure are the best Minecraft mods accessible today. Pretty much every one of them require a more established adaptation of the amusement to play—generally form 1.7.1.0, and truly a couple of additionally oblige the Forge modloader or different documents. Take after the establishment directions precisely, and you’ll be fine.

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Game of Thrones Westeros in Minecraft

A video clip tour has recently become revealed towards WesterosCraft, one amazing Minecraft videos video game server started through artist Jacob Granberry exactly where your big community to Game concerning Thrones lovers own teamed around replicate ones large fictional continent to Westeros thought simply by author George R.R. Martin. Will impressive tour of the digital globe try narrated through none other than Isaac Hempstead-Wright, ones star whom has Bran Stark in HBO‘s prominent video game of Thrones tv series.

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