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For Minecraft's 10 Year Anniversary, Mojang is going full-on Runescape

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Luke Hardwick

1 year, 12 months ago

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F$#% I'm old

So apparently Minecraft is mere days away from celebrating its 10 year anniversary. That in and of itself is a lot to unpack, but let's move on to the good stuff before I dive-bomb into existential dread. It's only Tuesday, after all.

The folks over at Mojang are feeling particularly nostalgic for a game that they didn't actually make, and to mark such a momentous occasion they have decided to release the original edition of Minecraft - for browser, 100% free.

That's right folks, no need to wait for Google Stadia to hand us the future of browser-based gaming on a crypto-platter. Starting today we can experience Classic Minecraft, which sports an impressive 32 blocks of 16-bit goodness for building all sorts of cool stuff with - so long as it isn't circular, or mechanical, or does, well, anything. But, you can do so all from the convenience of your favorite web browser.

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Sorry Flossy, you're gonna have to sit this one out.

I know. You were probably hoping there would be a little more substance here, and I'm sorry in advance to all of you low-key sociopaths that prefer to harness your creative prowess to construct a better(?) chicken eviscerator. Since this is the barest of the barebones Minecraft, there is a noticeable absence of some of the more contemporary additions to the game - such as Redstone - which means you are greatly limited in what you can do and build. You do, however, have unlimited access to all the notch-given, farm-to-table elements needed to construct that Amish-inspired homestead you've been thinking about. See, not all bad!

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Ya'll need jesus

In any case, I think that despite being a little bit light on features and content, this new-old Minecraft qualifies as a top contender against the likes of Farmville or Candy Crush for workplace procrastination dominance. Also, it's free, so like, whatever - at least it doesn't have micro-transactions..........

Minecraft

Release Date
Nov. 17, 2011
Developer
Mojang Studios
Publisher
Mojang Studios



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