In this episode of The Longest Rainy Sunday, we take a nostalgic in-depth look at a game that was all the rage as we grew up, and made a big comeback during quarantine: Minecraft. We examine what makes this shabby looking game so enthralling for players young and old, and examine the potential for amazing creations that are possible on this game. Finally we get a little bit deeper and try and figure out what is it all for? Why do we do find enjoyment in doing virtual landscaping? All that and more as we play and discuss Minecraft on our rainy Sunday.
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