US Presidential Candidate Praises Minecraft

Briefly: Republican US presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently praised Minecraft. "If you play Minecraft, you're basically writing code when you're converting a hammer into a pickax," said Rubio, according to the AP. "Kids might not realise they're coding, but that's going to be almost a basic proficiency just because of the way they grew up."


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    Wait.... a *Republican*... *praising* technology? and a *game* at that?

    Well I'm shocked =P

      It must be a trick.

      It's always a trick.

      Unless he just likes the game because it was Mining in it.

      (not that I know the history of Republicans apart from what I hear in the news in Aus)

      Last edited 05/09/15 10:35 am

    You can convert hammers into pickaxes now? I mean, I haven't played for a while but that sounds a bit weird.

      OK so he botches the details a bit but the message is still applicable :P

        "You should try and appeal to the younger voters, Mr Rubio"

        "That's easy. Um, I like Minecraft. My son plays it. I like how you can drive cars, collect coins, breed pokermans, and customize your guns"

          See with all the mods out there you probably can do all that stuff in the game now.

            True... I should've added something like, "My son plays it on his Sega Playstation DS"

    I customized a Sims character. Look ma - i'm coding.

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