Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

Tomorrow will be the premiere of the 2 Player Production documentary Minecraft: The Story of Mojang exclusively on the Xbox 360, and I know this shouldn’t bother me because the following day it will be available for purchase via download and dvd, but it is the fact that the loyal fan base of Minecraft is primarily on the PC and that it wouldn’t make viewable in some sort of Pay Per View fashion online. What really got me was the tweet posted below about the Xbox premiere.

Making a documentary about an internet phenomena and then exclusively releasing it on a different platform is like having the ability to invite the entire world to a huge party, but choosing not too.

That being said I am still very excited about this film and I look forward to purchasing it on December 23rd.

via 2 Player Productions

UPDATE:

They have released the film on The Pirate Bay courtesy of the producers… That might be the coolest thing in the world. What better way to invited the entire world!

via The Verge
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PressPausePlay

[q via=”Moby”]WHEN HUMANS MAKE STUFF, WE TEND TO MAKE INTERESTING THINGS[/q]

I had the pleasure of being able to watch PressPausePlay in theaters during the Cleveland International Film Festival. PressPausePlay is a film documenting the worlds transformation into a Digital Era. I am not quite sure the correct way to write about this film to get others as excited about it as I was, so I am going to leave a lot of the the talking up to the film. The film is about Art, Music, Film, Business and so much more, but also how these things have all changed because of digital. Some say for the better and others say for the worst.

[q via=”Seth Godin”]When everyone has access to the same tools then having a tool isn’t much of an advantage.[/q]

The world has changed so much in the past decade. An album can and have been created in bedrooms, films can be shot on what some would call pro-consumer equipment and end up on the big screen. We are no longer bound by the limitations of technology and money. We live in a time where creativity can be king. But with great power, comes great responsibility.

[q via=”Moby”]It’s Software, So now any kid can use a cracked version, or buy a version of Reason or Logic or Ableton and in about 5 minutes do what took 6 months or years, 20 years ago.[/q]

The consumer can become the producer, the director, the musician, the artist. But in a world where everyone believes they are a unique snowflake comes a blizzard of mediocrity. The good, the bad, they all end up in the same place and the cream of the crop doesn’t seem to rise to the top as easy as it once did (Even turds float). Your short film might be competing with a cat dancing, or your album against Rebecca Blacks’ Friday.

But the fact is that nothing is going backwards. There is no time like the present. You are either in or out, A zero or a one, alive or dead. This is the best shot you’ve ever got.

Watch:
PressPausePlay on Netflix
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