By all standards Minecraft is already pretty hardcore. But now Minecraft creator Markus Persson is in the midst of cranking it up a 'notch' (see what we did there?) by adding a new 'hardcore' mode to the game, a mode in which death results in your world being reset.
We have yet to succumb to the Minecraft phenomenon, but this mode strikes us as the workings of a man who enjoys scratching his own retinas with a toothpick, or ripping out his own nosehair with tweezers. What sadomasochistic fool would derive pleasure from seeing their hard earned universe crushed as a result of an innocent mistake within the game world?
What do you guys think – do you enjoy mental anguish? Is this a good idea? Bad idea?