An anonymous reader writes: Is Minecraft really changing the gaming industry fundamentally? This author certainly thinks so, and even goes so far as to consider it a paradigm shift along the lines of 3D-gaming. And the new thing? The experience of whole world manipulation. Link to Original Source
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when
you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
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