NYT explores educational potential of Minecraft

MinecraftNYT“It’s been a long time since “Minecraft” could rightfully be known as that weird new computer game your kids are obsessed with. The game turns 7 this year, and over 23 million people have bought the PC and Mac versions — with thousands more joining every single day.

Begin typing “my kid is obsessed with…” into Google, and “Minecraft” comes right up, just behind “guns.” Articles about its educational potential now verge on cliché. But The New York Times Magazine has attempted something new in its latest cover story, published online Thursday with the title “The Minecraft Generation.” Not only does the outlet take a deep dive into the game’s rich history and unique components — it’s created a “Minecraft” world for readers to explore.” Read more at the Huffington Post.