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Smosh Games released a new honest trailer for Minecraft, the widely popular game from Mojang. The trailer gives viewers an honest look at all the ridiculous stuff that players do in the game.
Quite naturally there's a lot of riffs on the good and bad parts about the game, such as digging straight up or straight down; staying out too late at night and being hunted down by monsters; playing with other people and having them troll you by blowing up your stuff, and even having to deal with taking forever to chip away at high-quality blocks with a low-quality pickaxe. Also, a Lego Minecraft? Why hasn't that happened yet?
The funny part about the honest trailer is that it actually brings out a meta-aspect of the game relating to eating up all the resources in order to build bigger and better things. The whole “Am I a bad guy?” switch-around was actually quite clever, because I'm sure very few players see themselves as the evil, resource-depleting troll in the 8-bit looking world of Minecraft.
It was nice that the trailer also circled around to highlighting some of the unbelievable creations that players have made over the years. I still can't get over the whole Minis Tirith – the entire city recreated in Minecraft right down to the very details and designs on the tile is just unbelievable.
All of the massive creations and unique designs have helped Minecraft capture the attention of audiences the world around. The really amazing part about is that Mojang – the developers behind the game – is a small independent studio and yet they've managed to achieve sales and success that publishers like EA or Ubisoft could only dream of.
Even long after the game's release, Minecraft continues to sell like crazy. In fact, the game has managed to hit the 54 million mark, which is the sort of numbers one might expect from Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto. As noted on Gamespot, Mojang's Patrick Geuder Saga tweeted out the following regarding Minecraft's sales, stating...
"Minecraft console editions together just passed Minecraft for PC/Mac," ... "And across all platforms, we've sold almost 54 million copies."
That's pretty amazing given that the studio doesn't have a massive advertising campaign like Activision or EA for games like Call of Duty or Battlefield.
Minecraft is currently in development right now for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. The game is scheduled to release on Sony and Microsoft's new generation home consoles this August.
Sadly, the game still isn't available on the Wii U, but there's hope that it might arrive at some point. For now, you can get Minecraft on the Xbox 360, the PS3 or PC. There's also a “Pocket Edition” of Minecraft for mobile devices, too. As stated, the game is scheduled to arrive next month for the Xbox One and the PS4.