Minecrack: The US media's bizarre view of Minecraft
Mojang's popular sandbox game become target of US media's war against drugs.
Minecraft has recently fallen under the gaze of the American media, becoming the go-to reference for video game addiction, an honour that has previously been reserved exclusively for Blizzard's World of Warcraft.
In a video sliced together by Kotaku, we can get a good look at how the U.S news networks view Minecraft. The general idea: pure, unadulterated, filthy evil. Directly compared to... cocaine.
"Minecrack" has become the lovingly playful nickname given to Minecraft by U.S reporters, comparing Mojang's hugely popular sandbox experience with the hugely popular "lie down in a ditch and wait for the sweet embrace of death" experience.
Don't get me wrong, I see the similarities. My research indicated that both are very "moreish". One being a product of pure isolated sadness, causing addicts to sit in a darkened room waiting to get their next fix... and the other being crack.
Of course the comparison is completely ridiculous, but God bless America for trying.
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