As if one needs further evidence that indie gaming's sandbox sensation 'Minecraft' is as hot as ever; last night, tickets for this year's Minecon went on the sale, and it didn't take long for each and every one to be immediately snatched up.

Or at least the first batch, which only contained 2,500 tickets.


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By Joseph Leray

One thing I’ve always appreciated about George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” books were their detailed maps. Having a map of Westeros at your disposal while you read makes it easy to see, for example, why and where Robb Stark splits his army before re-taking Riverrun from Jamie Lannister’s forces. It makes the world feel more real and highlights how smart Robb is.

The second book, “A Clash of Kings,” features a particularly detailed map of the continent’s capital, King’s Landing. Getting to explore King’s Landing is actually one of the highlights of the otherwise mediocre “Game of Thrones” role-playing game that came out last year from Cyanide: you can see the way the slums of Flea Bottom butt up against the Red Keep in a way that isn’t quite replicated in the books.

Still, the most impressive way to gallavant through King’s Landing is by jumping in with a group, led by Reddit user pizzainacup, that recreated the entire city in “Minecraft.”

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