Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Video Game Character of the Month - October 2013 - Steve - Minecraft

Video Game Character of the Month
October 2013
What do I think of Steve, the genderless cube person with a male name? Well I suppose the answer is that, I'm not really sure. You could suppose that a character who can change his/ her/ it's skin has no personality or feeling and so shouldn't be awarded the coveted title of Video Game Character of the Month. Well, I am afraid that you would be, at least, partly, wrong, as will be covered in the following paragraphs.
A quick bit of info on Steve:

He is the person that the player (of Minecraft) controls
He appears to be very strong: being able to carry a small mountain while punching other mountains to dust with his bare hands
He is good at jumping: as he can jump one metre high, easily
Apparently, he has control of some sort of hyperspace (or very deep pockets) as nothing he carries (accept for one thing in his hand) ever shows up
It is not known how Steve has ended up where he is or what he was like before he ended up there

The Origin of Steve
The Player or Steve was created to be a generic (and genderless) human being. This point, however, is proven wrong straight away due to three facts. 1: his appearance is obviously male. 2: his name is Steve for goodness sake! 3: I don't know anyone who can carry 45,000 metric tonnes of gold in his pocket without someone seeing it. Oh, and I forgot one more point; 4: he's made of cubes. 
He has tanned skin and dark brown hair and indigo eyes. His t-shirt is cyan and is untucked at the left-hand side and the back while his trousers are indigo. I don't know who Notch based his generic human on but it definitely wasn't anyone I've met.
His name is probably the best part about his creation and is one of an almost mistake. Once, when Notch was asked about the name of the Player he replied, umm Steve. Therefore, Steve was born and made male.

The Evolution of Steve
Steve can evolve in any way you want him to, especially considering the fact that you can change his skin and gender. He can be a cruel dictator or a little flower picking school girl if you want. Or he could just be Steve.

Minecraft PC Edition - released (World Wide) on November 18, 2011 on Windows, Mac and Linux
Minecraft Pocket Edition - released (World Wide) on October 7, 2011 on Android/(World Wide) on November 17, 2011 on iOS/(World Wide) on April 2, 2014 on Amazon Fire/(World Wide) on December 10, 2014 on Windows Phone/(World Wide) on July 29, 2015 on Windows 10/(World Wide - Full Edition) on December 16, 2016 on iOS/Android/Windows Phone/Windows 10/(World Wide) on December 16, 2016 on Apple TV
Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition - released May 9 2012 (World Wide) on Xbox Live/June 4 2013 (North America) on Retail Disk/June 28 2013 (Europe) on Retail Disk 
Minecraft Rasberry Pi Edition - released February 11 2013 (World Wide) on Raspberry Pi
Minecraft PS3 Edition - released December 17 2013 (North America)/December 18 2013 (Europe)
Minecraft PS4 Edition - released September 4, 2014 (World Wide) on PS4
Minecraft Xbox One Edition - released September 5, 2014 (World Wide) on Xbox One (Digital)/November 18, 2014 (World Wide) on Xbox One (Retail)
Minecraft PlayStation Vita Edition - released October 14, 2014 (North America)/October 15, 2014 (Europe) on PlayStation Vita
Minecraft Wii U Edition: released (World Wide) on December 17, 2015 on Wii U eShop/(North America) on June 17, 2016/(Japan) on June 23, 2016/(Europe) on June 30, 2016 on Wii U (Retail)
Minecraft: Oculus Rift Edition: released (World Wide) on August 15, 2016 on the Oculus Rift
Minecraft Education Edition: released (World Wide) on November 1, 2016 on Mac and Windows PC
Minecraft Nintendo Switch Edition: released (World Wide) on May 11, 2017 on the Nintendo Switch
Minecraft Classic: released (World Wide) on May 17, 2009 on PC

Minecraft Hololens

Overall, I think that Steve is an... interesting character and one who defines the essence of Minecraft completely: makes absolutely no sense and is changeable in every way. If you know anything I've missed or want to see a character entered for this award, then please don't hesitate to comment. 

Goodbye for now, Harry

As well as my own knowledge.

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