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GameSetWatch - Minecraft And The Question Of Luck.
Minecraft is a game that makes industry heads spin. Its developer is on the way to becoming a superstar, it’s generating huge sales for an indie game, and yet it's the nerdiest game that has been seen for years. Many insiders have quietly concluded that the game is just lucky-- a non-repeating event, a freak of nature.

If it’s not lucky, then cats will lie with dogs and gravity is inverted. Everything that we think we know, we actually wouldn’t know. The truth is that Minecraft is not a freak of nature. It’s a harbinger of the shape of things to come.

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6. Re: rishis r us Feb 6, 2011, 17:16 DG
 
Notch’s luck was that he came across the idea of
Yeah, being in exactly the (metaphorical) right place at the right time whilst having the perception to realise it whilst also possessing the skills, talent, aptitude and dedication to take advantage of it, that's all just luck really.

Come to think about it everything worthwhile that man has ever done boils down to luck really.
 
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