Minecraft player builds amazing, horribly confusing, working computer in the blocktastic game

Usually, I hate things I don’t understand. Which probably explains why I want to go a bit stabby when anyone uses algebra in a sentence or why I want to strangle kittens when I watch the end of The Matrix Reloaded. However, this morning I cast my eyes on a Minecraft creation that my tiny feeble brain can barely comprehend. All it knows is; it’s bloody brilliant.

Above: We don't know shit about maths, but we're pretty sure this is the shit (try the salmon)

Minecraft, for those who don’t have the privilege of being in the know, is a sandbox game that allows players to essentially build loads of brilliant stuff with cubes (cheers, Wiki). It’s tools are seemingly so versatile that one enterprising chap called theinternetftw actually built a huge, working 16-bit computer in it. See his magnificent, if really confusing arithmetic logic unit below. Also, dude has one soothing-ass voice.

Impressive, no? The answer is, of course, yes. Hell, his creation was so jaw-dropping, he received a job offer after he posted about the project on Reddit. Apparently, theintenertftw eventually wants to make his ‘puter ‘Hack’ compatible, which means it will be able to run actual code… and possibly be able to murder you in your sleep.

Above: Proof that being good at games can land you a job

You know you’ve done good when the game’s creator comes out and praises your work, which is exactly what Minecraft’s creator Markus Persson has done on his Twitter. He said: “I saw the ALU, and I wet myself! Seriously, I got a hose and wet myself. With pee.” What a thoroughly personable and humorous life-form. Anyhoo, theinternetftw: we salute your genius. Even if it is giving us a headache.

Also, here's a picture of a Minecraft pig.

Source: Joystiq

Sep 30, 2010

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