Minecraft Maker Making an MMO Multiverse -- In Which You Can Make Your Own Games (I Think)
0x10c is the unpronounceable name of Markus "Notch" Persson's follow-up to Minecraft, and if I'm reading the site's description right, it's an extremely persistent sci-fi, deep space MMO "multiverse" where every player gets onboard their interstellar spacecraft their own working 16 bit computer which continues running even when you're not online, and which you can also use to create and share your own games in the game itself. Read:
[T}here will be a monthly fee for joining the Multiverse as we are going to emulate all computers and physics even when players aren't logged in... The computer in the game is a fully functioning emulated 16 bit CPU that can be used to control your entire ship, or just to play games on while waiting for a large mining operation to finish. Full specifications of the CPU will be released shortly, so the more programatically advanced of you can get a head start.
Emphasis mine, because the last half of that tantalizing sentence makes me think the user-generated aspect of this game is going to be coding cool stuff in the ship's computer that you can somehow share. More details soon, hopefully. Next point of speculation: What's the best and simplest way to say "0x10c"? It's not mathematically accurate in the strictest sense, but I'm going with "OTT", as in "0 times 10".