Linode, Minecraft on “Attack of the Show”

November 15, 2010 4:44 pm

Tonight’s Attack of the Show on G4 TV will feature a segment about Minecraft – the sandbox construction game that many of you are probably already obsessing over. If not, you should check out Minecraft’s site for information about how to get into the game. Linode was offered a chance to get involved by providing hosting for the segment and we gladly accepted.

Linode makes a fantastic platform for hosting a Minecraft server.ย  There’s also a Linode Minecraft StackScript available to get a Minecraft SMP server up and running quickly.

The episode will be airing tonight between 7-8 EST on G4 TV. Check your local listings!

10 Responses

  1. Good on you guys for getting on board ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it how you’re often involved in community projects, and always willing to lend a hand (and resources)! Much appreciated!

  2. +1 Linode.

  3. It is really cool to see a small start up company be featured on national television. Keep up the great work Linode!

  4. I setup a Minecraft server without the Stack Script ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s very heavy on Java resources though. I am running a Linode 1024 and a Counter-Strike:Source server uses up about 1/3 of my RAM, while Minecraft server uses all of it by default.

    That is kind of resource usage is outrageous for a game that looks like an 8-bit Nintendo game. You can scale it down to something with less RAM usage, but the server becomes kind of choppy at that point.

    Hopefully when they get to Beta they will work on optimizing the server to run on less memory.

  5. What Linode plan were they given for that large server?

  6. Good Job Linode! — It’s Good Once again to see you guys helping out a lending hand ๐Ÿ™‚ Good Job ! +1 AAA JOB!

  7. @Jason I realize that this is an ‘old’ thread, but you can’t possibly compare Counter Strike with Minecraft just based on its presentation. It’s all about what the game server has to track, and Minecraft has way, way more to keep track of than CS does.

    Plus, to be fair, Java (& .NET) tend to run higher in memory usage.

  8. @Jason The new update really helped out with that. My server is using about half the resources as before.

  9. I know this is a bit of an older thread but I just started playing Minecraft and itโ€™s a lot of fun. Back when I had FiOS TV service I didnโ€™t watch Attack Of The Show that much. Having it in standard definition only was kind of a drag. Luckily though Iโ€™m now a subscriber (and employee actually) of DISH Network where I not only have G4 in HD but a huge listing of other channels in HD as well.

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