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Minecraft Earth: Closed beta announcement + first gameplay shown

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    Adys Link
    Wow, really neat concept for an AR game; with all the Niantic-like gimmicks that make their games popular. This could be pretty big.

    Wow, really neat concept for an AR game; with all the Niantic-like gimmicks that make their games popular. This could be pretty big.

    3 votes
    1. Omnicrola Link Parent
      I'm excited for it, it's got potential. I hope they're careful, with user created content sharable with the world, there's of course the potential for someone to skywrite dicks over churches and...

      I'm excited for it, it's got potential. I hope they're careful, with user created content sharable with the world, there's of course the potential for someone to skywrite dicks over churches and whatnot. Won't someone think of the children?!

      Something like that will inevitably happen, I just hope thier PR Dept is prepared for it.

      1 vote
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    ThyMrMan Link
    I always love the idea of these AR games, but then remember I live in a more rural area and that 90% of the games content is unavailable to me unless I feel like jumping in my car and driving...

    I always love the idea of these AR games, but then remember I live in a more rural area and that 90% of the games content is unavailable to me unless I feel like jumping in my car and driving around to the couple spots that have decent content.

    2 votes
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      Whom Link Parent
      Have you tried them yourselves or are you assuming that they won't work well? I'm in an area of about 1000 people and every town nearby is about the same size or smaller, and I haven't found...

      Have you tried them yourselves or are you assuming that they won't work well? I'm in an area of about 1000 people and every town nearby is about the same size or smaller, and I haven't found anywhere where playing just doesn't work for Ingress or Pokemon GO.

      Not saying your area is for sure gonna work well, but it's worth a shot if you gave up before trying :P

      1 vote
      1. ThyMrMan Link Parent
        I have areas that they can work decently. My issue is to get to those areas I have to jump in the car and drive to them, which to me defeats the point of the game. To me the point of the game is...

        I have areas that they can work decently. My issue is to get to those areas I have to jump in the car and drive to them, which to me defeats the point of the game. To me the point of the game is getting you up and walking around with the excuse that you are playing a game. I was hyped for Pokemon Go but immensely disappointed after I opened the map and understood how bad it was for my area. IDK, maybe things have gotten better after I played it in the first month.