My son has a huge obsession with the video game, Minecraft, and I swear…I’m beginning to believe that there are subliminal messages woven throughout it. My boy is, for sure, a big gamer. He loves “Indiana Jones,” “Angry Birds,” “Granny Run”….whatever he can get his hands on. Minecraft takes it to a whole different level, however.
I’ve monitored the game, and really….there is nothing in it that seems inappropriate for young children. Minecraft is a building game. He builds castles, towers and homes and chooses the materials he wishes to use for each of his creations. To me, the game actually seems pretty boring, so I just can’t understand why he is completely fixated on it.
It is the one game that I literally have had to pull out of his hands with temper tantrums to follow. If I’d let him, he’d sit in the house all day and play Minecraft. Of course, I’ve put limits on it, but when he walks in the house after a long the day, his first words are, “Can I play Minecraft?” I just don’t get it.
The music, too, is weird. My son calls it “beautiful.” I call it “depressing.” Whatever description you’d like to give it, it is a slow-tempo quiet ambiance filler. Usually my kids prefer rock and roll and high energy, so what gives? Yes, I really think that there must be creepy subliminal messages in this game…hidden voices urging young children that they must play Minecraft and think of nothing else. You be the judge. Click HERE to listen to the music of Minecraft. It was created by composer, Daniel Rosenfeld, as he has been credited with creating 12 Minecraft discs. This one is called “Calm,” but to me, this music and this game drives me nuts. I just don’t understand the obsession.