It’s All Fun And Games Until Your Health Goes Down And You Need A Cow

Posted By on November 1, 2012

I was talking to my friend Daisy yesterday, the absolutely lovely, beautiful and all-around perfect human being Daisy (she told me to say that, but she is pretty rad), and we were talking about NaBloPoMo. That’s upon us now and we were both saying how we’re not doing it this year.

I mentioned I will use November to get back into more of a habit of writing more than once a month, but wasn’t going to commit to every day. I just don’t have time for it. And it’s stupid to stress about posting on a Saturday night when I’m out having fun. Or like last year, when I’m drunk off my ass on Thanksgiving.

She encouraged me to write more. And I told her that part of the problem is laziness. (That’s actually really probably 98% of the problem.) And that generally I use the time that I should be writing to play stupid games on my phone. I am currently obsessed with solitaire. Like it is such a fascinating game to me, I can’t stop playing it.

That got me thinking about games on our phones. Yeah, I’ve gone through my Angry Birds phase, and then there was the Ranch Rush (and Ranch Rush 2!) phase. Or the Diner Dash and all the other Dash games phase. I can easily get sucked into stupid games like that on my phone and lose hours and hours of my day.

Insert segue here.

Do you guys know about Minecraft?

If you know any kids from age 6 to 12, you’ve probably heard about it. I only just recently heard about it from my nephew Noah, who is OBSESSED. In fact, when he was first explaining the game to me, I was convinced he was kidding and totally trying to punk me.

Turns out her wasn’t. This game is just that weird and stupid.

There is no point, in case you’re wondering. You can’t beat it. You don’t really have to DO anything, except stay alive. I think?

And in this day and age of such realistic graphics, it’s 8-bit and all pixely.

You basically mine materials and build shit, like houses. And you have to build a furnace to make iron. And use the iron to make a stove, so you can eat steaks. Because you have to kill cows and pigs and sheep. And I think there is sugar cane, but it doesn’t do anything? And then you have to kill zombies and creepers? It makes no sense, in a nutshell.

I watched Noah and Skyler this past weekend and they talk of nothing else. In fact, they did nothing else but play it while I was there. (Auntie lets them do whatever when she’s there. Also, Auntie may have needed a nap.)

The best part is the parody videos. If you’ve heard of the game and ever seen it, you have to watch this one:

As weird as it is, I guess I can’t really judge since I’m like 25 years older than them and doing the same thing, except with solitaire and planting crops in Ranch Rush.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


9 Responses to “It’s All Fun And Games Until Your Health Goes Down And You Need A Cow”

  1. Erin says:

    Um, it’s not just kids from ages 6-12. Try husbands age 33. Yes, my husband plays Minecraft ALL THE TIME.
    Erin´s last blog post ..Monochromatic Purple

  2. Sarah says:

    I am OBSESSED with Ranch Rush…I really wish they would come out with the 3rd installment already. One of my best friends plays Minecraft, she’s 28. I make fun of her for playing the same game my 11 year old nephew plays.

  3. Daisy says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Best blog post ever!

  4. One of my girls is into Minecraft, as are many of her friends. I don’t know anything about it all, which is just fine with me.

  5. Rhi says:

    I still have not forgiven you for Diner Dash.
    Rhi´s last blog post ..Happy Halloween from Henry!

  6. SnarkyAtLaw says:

    And now I feel like I really need to be playing Minecraft. Any game where I get to make (and eat!) cake seems like it’s right up my alley.
    SnarkyAtLaw´s last blog post ..“Long Run Cake” or, The Permissible Chocolate

  7. Shannon says:

    I thought I was “too good” for the phone game frenzy once I got an iPhone (mainly because I sucked at Angry Birds). Then I found Smurfs. And then Hay Day. And…now probably Minecraft.

  8. Alice says:

    OH MY LORD one of my friends (…who is 29) is also obsessed with that game. I just sent him the video. I DO NOT GET IT. It sounds so super-boring. He’s showed it to me in real-time too and…. it looks so super-boring.
    Alice´s last blog post ..The stuff I did that wasn’t weddings

  9. Grumpy Miner Cat says:

    I’m 24 and (responsibly) addicted to Minecraft, and previously hadn’t played video games in years because I thought they were mostly a waste of time. I thought Minecraft was the same until I tried it. Holy cow… It’s like a Lego set, except you have unlimited blocks of different types that do different things, so you can build whatever the heck you want without searching for that last red brick. And then you can add electronics to the mix with basic circuits. Oh, and you can change game modes so you have the challenge of going out and finding the blocks if you want. Oh, and these blocks can be found in a randomly generated and practically infinite world of jungles, deserts, snow, and mines. Oh, and if you like monsters you can add monsters to fight. Oh, and the blockiness of it all is because, unlike other games, you can move every single block in the game.

    In short, if you like the thought of infinite Legos all grown up, infinite electronics components, a 3D paint program, exploring a world no one else has ever seen, shaping that world to your own vision, or building a giant tower of lava in the middle of the ocean just because you can, you should try Minecraft.