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Watch People Play Minecraft For The First Time

Remember the first time you tried to step into Minecraft's vast, Lego-like world? You probably found yourself wondering: "What are these pigs doing here?" or, "Why can't I just shoot things?" or, "Uh...what am I supposed to be doing?"


A BuzzFeed demonstrates, you're not alone. In the video above, several stock gamer-types (the curious first-person shooter fan, the person who's so new to video games they're still baffled by three-dimensional graphics, the seasoned Minecraft pro trying to steer them along, etc.) take a swing at Microsoft's latest acquisition. They all end up sounding pretty silly. But come on: we've all been there...right?

Some of my favorite responses:

"Is this like...some kind of secret garden?"

"It looks like Doom."

"Why does it look like s**t?"

"I'm gonna get motion sick"

"I don't know how to get back down"

"I play video games to...sort of have escape time. And then this is making me do work."

"This is not logical." "Yeah! It's Minecraft."

"I went in with high hopes of building a large-sized square pizza, and I...did not build that thing."

"It's less fun than Call of Duty...but I definitely think its better for kids!"


I have to admit, "This game sorta looks like Doom" was the first thing that popped into my head when I originally booted up Minecraft too.

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I cant get into Minecraft because there is no goal to it other than to survive. I played it and built a house and such and saw most of what it had to offer. I got bored of it quickly. I'm sure plenty of people have fun building things wildly but thats just not for me.