Game Theory: Minecraft's Ending, DECODED!

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  • Published on Jan 16, 2016
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    When Minecraft first came out, players were confused about one thing...THE ENDING. Minecraft's ending is a 10-minute scroll of philosophical text that everyone either wrote off completely or LOVES to HATE. And I'll be honest, when I first saw it, I thought they were right. This weird, philosophical conversation/poem/mumbo-jumbo confused everyone and seemed all wrong for Minecraft, a game that technically is ENDLESS! But looking at it more closely, the ending of Minecraft hides an amazing story about the game, the universe, and how awesome WE are as gamers. After doing this episode, I'm a fan, and I think you will be, too.
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  • FoolsGold
    FoolsGold 2 hours ago +1

    When it says wake up at the end and finishes the text you spawn back from yoir bed, so that could also be connected in some way

  • Gelanored Villanueva
    Gelanored Villanueva 2 hours ago

    I know What Reality is......


    HEAVEN!!!!!! CUZ AFTER YOU DIE / END THE GAME YOU GET TO FREAKIN HEAVEN i think i think

  • Clyde Yvan Daluz
    Clyde Yvan Daluz 3 hours ago

    The jumble word I can't do that in minecraft try this in your name or text in minecraft §k and any word

  • Dean Buzchniss
    Dean Buzchniss 6 hours ago

    Soooo goood!!!

  • Maria Cassel
    Maria Cassel 7 hours ago

    This is deep

  • Anthony's Parodies
    Anthony's Parodies 10 hours ago

    Mumbo jumbo

  • a random russian
    a random russian 10 hours ago

    “MumboJumbo of Minecraft”
    That’s not a coincidence

  • 12345 6789
    12345 6789 11 hours ago

    Holy moly pepperoni, it’s a dream! It’s not real! ITS DELTAR- I MEAN MINECRAFT!

  • BBAY FROM EBAY
    BBAY FROM EBAY 13 hours ago +1

    so, basically, you're saying the answer to the end of Minecraft is the answer to life?

  • kk
    kk 19 hours ago

    5:26 wow pun of the century
    btw can anyone understand that God and Allah are the same thing?
    Allah is just The word God in arabic

  • Brad Adult
    Brad Adult Day ago

    They said: I Will tell the player a story... (other being colored Blue) But not the truth.

  • Brad Adult
    Brad Adult Day ago

    Actually I think it is telling you to wake up from the dream that the message is transcribing to you. And a message that explains the things that you aren't, the things that your limited self being is not able to do except do it in a small, computer generated story/Reality. And the awful tortureous things that go on in the realities of Infinity..... One or two of the things I said may haved been over-exaggerated. In the Minecraft Universe of Course. ;)

  • MyNameIs?BLANK?
    MyNameIs?BLANK? Day ago +1

    "is there a way to kill the credit scroll?
    😂😂😂😆😆😆

  • Kristofer Hanson

    Minecraft = ooooooooooooooh my. childhood aand creativity

  • Spencer Rusyniak

    I remember thinking that it was about outcasts of society. People with such raw, powerful intellects that their minds can create entire worlds accidentally inside their subconsciously while they sleep as dreams, Minecraft being one of these. It says that you are loved because you are an outcast, like an encouragement

  • Blue TV
    Blue TV Day ago

    I want to know what would happen if he did the disc 11 thing

  • Koolaid Boi
    Koolaid Boi Day ago

    Minecraft just made the most powerful, deep, and true meaning of life

  • Lard Lover
    Lard Lover Day ago +1

    Minecraft: Im one of the most popular and controversial games of all time.
    Hytale: hold by HD rendered beer...

  • fattymom mitbbs
    fattymom mitbbs Day ago

    It's 2019and minecraft is still good

  • E-best agressive agressor

    Well, virtual reality is here, how bout minecraft makes a vr version in which you can make a world then edit it to not look 3d and kaboom, minecraft is the 3d version of ms office
    #DDM

  • Llama Kama
    Llama Kama 2 days ago

    I come from the future Minecraft is the most searched game

  • ur boi
    ur boi 2 days ago

    Kidnapped the pizza girl

  • Plusher Loser
    Plusher Loser 2 days ago

    #MumboJumboVideos

  • Rochelle Santos
    Rochelle Santos 2 days ago +2

    Its 2019 but after i watched this video i say to my family, Im A Celestial Being Now and also thanks notch...

  • V3 Playz
    V3 Playz 2 days ago +3

    I was low-key starting to cry and then he said ThAtS jUsT a ThEoRy

  • kylie katcarter
    kylie katcarter 3 days ago +1

    it's 2016

  • Gopnik Dragonborn
    Gopnik Dragonborn 3 days ago

    *minecraft explained the meaning of life better than any religion could*

  • Nerdy Squirtle
    Nerdy Squirtle 3 days ago

    minecraft has no ending that is simply the final pre programmed goal you still must do all the other goals made by you i'm quoting notch now "remember you create your own adventures not them always remember that they cant tell you the only thing allowed in minecraft is building cats build what you want" yeah ima minecraft person i love minecraft

  • MARIO'S YOSHI
    MARIO'S YOSHI 3 days ago

    Wait he just said a youtuber
    Mumbo jumbo

  • ProGamerLuis142
    ProGamerLuis142 3 days ago +5

    Minecraft *yeeted* it's self back to number 1 game. *That is i it wasn't already*

  • Landen Fischer
    Landen Fischer 3 days ago

    Well even if this is a virtual world we wouldn’t know we could all be extras that were given ais or maybe were just part of a script and if so is someone else playing as us or who is the mane caricature

  • Garrett Webb
    Garrett Webb 3 days ago

    Are tho green and blue texts at the end steve and alex

  • Directional Arrow
    Directional Arrow 3 days ago

    Ha he said mumbo jumbo.

  • Mike Segars
    Mike Segars 3 days ago +1

    14:51 you made me crh

  • Bricks&GamesYT
    Bricks&GamesYT 4 days ago

    the credits were actually really really deep

  • Root Playz
    Root Playz 4 days ago

    Hello everyone and welcome to 2019

  • Itz Jack
    Itz Jack 4 days ago +7

    When there is a picture of Dr Strange when we talk about the End of a Game
    “You’re about three years too early”

  • Astro
    Astro 4 days ago

    To this day I’m convinced the two godlike beings were Markus and Jens...

  • Shattered
    Shattered 4 days ago

    2016 sucked

  • Gabriel Snider
    Gabriel Snider 4 days ago

    GET A LIFE

  • Weirdbug 2471
    Weirdbug 2471 4 days ago

    Minecraft still has more monthly players than Fortnite has in all

  • Theendinggy !
    Theendinggy ! 4 days ago

    This is why I love Minecraft
    I don’t play Minecraft but the story

  • Lucas Pospeshil
    Lucas Pospeshil 4 days ago

    Long story short, it means believe in yourself.

  • LittleSkyFox Gaming
    LittleSkyFox Gaming 4 days ago

    *sees the working phone*
    me:i wanna get that

  • _ Untrollable _
    _ Untrollable _ 5 days ago

    I feel that this needs to be taken more seriously by all ages and all people🤔

  • luis lau
    luis lau 5 days ago

    notch liked this

  • Luna Moon
    Luna Moon 5 days ago

    Am I the only person thats gonna hop into creative mode and read the hole thing?

  • Deadsuper 4
    Deadsuper 4 5 days ago

    Minecraft doesn’t really have an ending. The player decides when it’s time to end. If completing all the achievements is your goal well that’s the end for you. If killing the ender dragon is your goal that’s the ending for you

  • PinkPixel Productions

    *BUT THATS JUST A DREAM!*


    *A GAME DREAM!*

  • Mason64 Gaming
    Mason64 Gaming 5 days ago

    Wow Matt's old mic sucks it lowers the volume a lot

  • EDSBeGaming
    EDSBeGaming 5 days ago

    I just prefer to believe that in Minecraft everything we did was a dream.

  • Black Sun
    Black Sun 5 days ago

    0:27 hmmm i am sure that i know that BOX from somewhere...

  • minescape0695 MC
    minescape0695 MC 6 days ago

    5:25

    DA DA DA DA DA DA DAAAAAAAAAAAAAA DAA DAA

  • Homeboy 333
    Homeboy 333 6 days ago +2

    9 mil ppl just learned somethin new



    Congrats

  • Digitized
    Digitized 6 days ago +3

    Ahh, the golden years...

  • gacha Jalen
    gacha Jalen 6 days ago +2

    That made me fall asleep but something clicked and got me thinking is life a game

  • LooperEpic
    LooperEpic 6 days ago

    Xbox = gæ

  • LoreOfTheGame -
    LoreOfTheGame - 6 days ago +2

    Sad to think that those youtubers you mentioned have all turned to fortnite

  • Spirit GD
    Spirit GD 6 days ago +1

    I remember this video releasing.
    I love these older game theory videos from this period. I love matpat still but he definitely had a more entertaining thing going on here

  • Elena Barton
    Elena Barton 6 days ago

    “A stick and a hoop” DYIng InSidE

  • André Flores
    André Flores 7 days ago +3

    This is what I'm doing at 12am the might before my history final


    *Help*

  • Katana Of kindness
    Katana Of kindness 7 days ago

    I think i wanna be a atheist now

  • Michael Brienza
    Michael Brienza 7 days ago +1

    This is beautiful thank you matpat

  • Bianca Demarchi
    Bianca Demarchi 7 days ago +5

    People: What's your religion?
    Me: It's complicated...

  • [GD] GGlel
    [GD] GGlel 7 days ago

    S sundee xd

  • Im ktvu
    Im ktvu 7 days ago +1

    *so glad I grew up with a game that would die but be resurrected*

  • Ke900vi Lol
    Ke900vi Lol 8 days ago +3

    Why whaching game theory feels like watching a horror movie .
    Even for minecraft

  • Exstordenary Joshua
    Exstordenary Joshua 8 days ago

    Are you dillusional? Do you suffer from a mental illness?

  • KA 06
    KA 06 8 days ago

    So... are you saying that Minecraft is The Infinity Gauntlet?

  • Untitled Channel
    Untitled Channel 8 days ago +1

    I have a theory:
    Every 8 years minecraft dies for 1 year and it becomes good again

  • Aditya Singh
    Aditya Singh 8 days ago

    Lol I just finished the ending and I read all the quotes and it has changed

  • The 8-bit Assassin
    The 8-bit Assassin 8 days ago

    Did you just say “s” sundee.😤 I want to die

  • Y Tho
    Y Tho 9 days ago

    I have discovered a new religion...

  • Devon Govan
    Devon Govan 9 days ago +2

    Well I never imagined mine craft was so deep

  • Tøp Nerd
    Tøp Nerd 10 days ago

    7:22 uhh why

  • Ethan Rock
    Ethan Rock 10 days ago

    telling the player to stop playing is a bad business strategy, Nintendo: in the middle of wii sports wanna take a break

  • Jennifer Owens
    Jennifer Owens 10 days ago

    You can forget PewDiePie I can

  • Rae Orsolino
    Rae Orsolino 10 days ago

    Why am I crying right now?

  • BobilyBoo
    BobilyBoo 11 days ago

    0:37 so your saying Minecraft’s end isn’t dark and depressing?


    Matpat your one of the best youtubers but for this...
    Shame on you

  • cammiecookies
    cammiecookies 11 days ago

    OH SSUNDEE THATS WHAT THAT USclipR'S NAME WAS

  • Jahja Ronny
    Jahja Ronny 11 days ago

    Now it make senses

  • The Doggo Channel
    The Doggo Channel 11 days ago

    Looking back dan has minimized his Minecraft plays...

  • mario
    mario 12 days ago

    Albert Einstein confirmed

  • Micah TheEliteNeko
    Micah TheEliteNeko 12 days ago

    Minecraft just opened my eyes. This is the deepest message from developers ever. I’m crying. This touches my heart so much. I love it.

  • Micah TheEliteNeko
    Micah TheEliteNeko 12 days ago

    Green man? Green Steve?!

  • Diana Wages
    Diana Wages 12 days ago

    This is deep

  • Diana Wages
    Diana Wages 12 days ago

    This is deep

  • Treverium Danieval
    Treverium Danieval 12 days ago

    2016: *this theory*
    2019: True ending "MINECRAFT EARTH"

  • Lisa
    Lisa 13 days ago +1

    ITS 2019!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ET Dubbzzz
    ET Dubbzzz 13 days ago

    This literally will make the manliest man cry

  • TheDeadBox
    TheDeadBox 13 days ago

    Sooooo its a nicer Poem-y way to tell you to “hey wake up and get a life, also keep playing our game”

  • TheDeadBox
    TheDeadBox 13 days ago

    Huh,

  • WarpBeast
    WarpBeast 13 days ago

    *I have this in my recommended when minecraft is getting popular again*

  • WarpBeast
    WarpBeast 13 days ago

    Who's watching this during the Minecraft's revival

  • Captain Nathan
    Captain Nathan 13 days ago

    This Theory sounds like an inspirational speech

  • PinsPins
    PinsPins 13 days ago

    Does that mean 1% of the world believe in the brofist religion

  • Luis Crusader
    Luis Crusader 13 days ago

    We're in the matrix and mojang are aliens lol

  • ƬΔƖ Ǥαмɛƨ
    ƬΔƖ Ǥαмɛƨ 13 days ago

    Yes we know you’re an Idiot

  • Kalahari Lewis
    Kalahari Lewis 13 days ago

    I was crying in my bed during this episode! Even while my siblings were screaming in the living room play Battlefront. It was just meaningful to me, and for the past couple weeks I had been asking myself: Who are you? Why are you here? And this kinda help. Thanks MatPat