How did you learn of this amazing game?

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#1 Posted by Cataphract1014 (1471 posts) -

I found it through Seananners on youtube.  I imagine a lot of people did.  When all the MW2 machinimaers started to post videos, I imagine that is when a lot of people found it.
The site going down from overload and people like Seananners making videos of the game and posting links have to be related.

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#2 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Seeing it everywhere on the goddamn internet.
Articles kept mentioning it was addicting, and I was gonna prove them wrong.
I failed.

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#3 Posted by huntad (2224 posts) -

Every single website that dealt with video games. I still can't really enjoy playing the game.

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#4 Posted by BionicMonster (1046 posts) -

I really only play now when a substantial update comes out. I need an objective dammit!

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#5 Posted by FunExplosions (5534 posts) -

The internet. 
And yeah, I'm looking forward to the objective mode(s) that'll be added. As it is now, I can only play so long before I get bored and feel like I'm wasting my time.

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#6 Posted by MrDorkins (47 posts) -

Seananners as well

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#7 Posted by Gamer_152 (14435 posts) -

Somewhere on the internet but I can't remember where. All I remember is it was before most of the websites out there started reporting the 'Minecraft phenomenon'.

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#9 Posted by nicolenomicon (743 posts) -

A friend of mine (heh) introduced it to me so we could review it for our podcast a while back in a segment about up and coming indie games you may not have heard of. This was ages ago before the massive publicity, mind you.

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#10 Posted by Vager (1676 posts) -

I don't remember, but it was probably through searching the net for new crafting games. I do that occasionally as I adore those types of games. 
I think It was July of last year when I first played Minecraft. 

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#11 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3836 posts) -

This thread right now. 
What the hell is Minecraft? 

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#12 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -


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#13 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1663 posts) -

I saw a steam of it on

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#14 Posted by NikoAlexander57 (370 posts) -


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#16 Edited by Mikemcn (8039 posts) -

....... I honestly don't remember, its just sorta came to me one day.
Although it may have been a rock paper shotgun article.

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#17 Posted by hinderk (713 posts) -

Read this blog by TheBeast and decided to check it out.

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#18 Posted by Conker (1005 posts) -

Hello everyone my name is Seananners...
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#19 Edited by President_Barackbar (3587 posts) -

I still have no idea what the fuck it is, even most wiki pages about it have a lot of description that essentially says nothing.

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#20 Posted by jelekeloy (469 posts) -
Hell yeah Seananners.
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#21 Posted by JammyJesus (774 posts) -

Team Fortress blog.

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#22 Posted by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

Everywhere but I refuse to play it since I have other things to do.

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#23 Posted by Soapy86 (2723 posts) -

I think Quarter To Three.

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#25 Posted by laussica (187 posts) -

first saw it all over forums, then saw it on an Australian review show good game then decided to watch X's playthoughs on youtube, then i decided to get the game.

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#26 Posted by Rehehelly (416 posts) -

A friend on a forum about 6 months ago, only bought Alpha a couple of months back though.

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#27 Posted by Teaspoon83 (632 posts) -

Davidr64yt and his 40+ long video series was what got me introduced to the game. I am not sure how I first found his videos but after sitting down and watching it all, I started playing it during the free weekend.

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#28 Posted by CaptainCody (1551 posts) -

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#29 Posted by Glak (580 posts) -

My friends have been talking about it at school for a while 
Also Penny-Arcade

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#30 Posted by Raymayne (1230 posts) -

Kept popping up in the most popular threads on here. 
 @President_Barackbar said:

" I still have no idea what the fuck it is, even most wiki pages about it have a lot of description that essentially says nothing. "
I was in the same boat as you, you really have to play it to understand what it is.
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#31 Posted by Gargantuan (1900 posts) -

There's a shitload of threads about it here on GB.

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#32 Posted by Snipzor (3471 posts) -

I've seen it around but it all started when my awesome boyfriend told me about it, then took the next step of practically giving me the game.

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#33 Posted by reddin (432 posts) -

I read the Mine the gap series on Rockpapershotgun, then I watched a couple of videos from Davidr64yt Adventures in Minecraft when the free weekend came around and I just had to play it. After that I bought it since I put over ten hours in during the free weekend.

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#34 Posted by CL60 (17118 posts) -

I tried playing it, but I couldn't get into it.

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#35 Posted by ViciousReiven (972 posts) -
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#36 Posted by lavaman77 (623 posts) -
@JeffGoldblum said:
" This thread right now. What the hell is Minecraft?  "

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#37 Edited by Praab_NZ (281 posts) -

I love the game, but i also get constantly frustrated when i get jacked by creepers and loose all my stuff in a really far away mine. I just give up at that point or start a new level. 
Have no idea how i heard about it, but I started playing when it was pretty crappy and browser based, recently got in again with this new alpha clientside release.

Also, Jacked by Creepers, my new album dropping summer 2012.

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#38 Posted by Cataphract1014 (1471 posts) -
@lavaman77 said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:
" This thread right now. What the hell is Minecraft?  "
The best god damn game EVER.
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#39 Posted by GioVANNI (1315 posts) -

The SeaBanana himself!

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#40 Posted by Smersh (223 posts) -

Joystiq's 'Just Riffin' Podcast.

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#41 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

the Bombcast told me of this wonder
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#42 Posted by Sanious (799 posts) -
@Teaspoon83: His series is seriously so awesome. Best minecraft adventures I've seen. 
And like most people Seananners, lol. I wonder if he's going to get some compensation! (that's a joke). But yea, I heard of it through him and then there was an article on destructoid that the servers were down and it made the game 'free'. So I played it and I was like :O *drool*. Then I bought it.  
'Hello my name is Sanious. I'm addicted to Minecraft'.
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#43 Posted by wormz (137 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" /v/  :( "
Me too.
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#44 Posted by Weltal (2304 posts) -

The Beast's blog here on Giant Bomb.

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#45 Posted by Seedofpower (4043 posts) -
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#46 Posted by azrailx (569 posts) -
@President_Barackbar: u mine and then u craft
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#47 Posted by NekuCTR (1712 posts) -

A little known Lets Player by the name of ZetaPlays, his first post of the game was on June 16th 2010.

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#48 Posted by Empirepaintball (1463 posts) -

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#49 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2730 posts) -

Through gametrailers podcast. 
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#50 Posted by Jrad (638 posts) -

Dwarf Fortress forums, I guess. I don't care for Minecraft at all though, the playerbase is retarded.

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