Children today often look at very high resolutions screens (ipads, tablets etc). Pixels became so small over the past 5 years that you hardly can see them with your eyes any more. This is one of the reasons why generation retina doesn’t really understand the retro-pixel-look reference in Minecraft. For them pixels ARE Mincratft. :)) I showed them a bunch of old games like Boulderdash and Doom II. We talked about how 2D games became 3D and the different perspectives like the first person view etc. It was fun! In the end they ran off with their freshly painted wooden swords to play Minecraft in the yard.
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