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Here’s your weekly dose of creepy, courtesy of YouTuber CaptainSparklez and telecoms giant Verizon. In one of the more elaborate in-game publicity stunts and advertisements we’ve ever seen, these two partners have built a working real-world video calling phone within the Mincraft universe using nothing but blocks.
The system uses Verizon’s Boxel — a web app that “translates real web pages and streaming video into blocks,” according to the company, so it can be used in Minecraft — and a Boxel Client, which allows the same communication from Minecraft to the real world.
A call placed with the phone effectively allows the receiver rendered in real time blocks within Minecraft, while the receiver will see a Minecraft avatar in return. Sure, the phone doesn’t feature a 1080p display, but it’s a seriously impressive feat nonetheless, and shows just how intricate the Minecraft universe can be.
If you like crazy in-game Minecraft mods, like this working Minecraft hard drive for instance, but it’s definitely worth a look.