Skip to main content

Comedian Kristen Shaal challenges gamers to build her a Minecraft palace

sonyericsson-kristen-shaal-minecraft
Image used with permission by copyright holder

The Xperia Play doesn’t seem to be taking off (it’s had a price cut and Sony isn’t releasing numbers), but don’t blame Kristen Shaal. The comedian–who you may know from Flight of the Conchords or The Daily Show–has appeared in a few ads for Sony Ericsson’s PlayStation phone, and they’re all pretty funny. In the latest one, released last week, she celebrates Minecraft coming to the Play by challenging everyone to create the biggest, most impressive monument to her they can. The winner will get to visit Kristen in New York and show off their monument. 

“I made my face out of diamonds once and I passed out cause it was so gorgeous. But I want more,” says Shaal in the ad. “I’m looking for a super genius minecraft wizard to slave away and build me something so extraordinary that I go into a coma for half a year. I want a palace, a monument. Something like a shrine to me. …. the creator of the greatest pixelation will get to come to New York, meet with me, and share their Minecraft brilliance with the world. Then we’ll live in your creation. We’ll shrink down to tiny tiny little computer bodies–we’ll live there forever.”

Entrants can post their creations and a video explaining them to Facebook.com/buildforkristen. Oh, and we’ll have to check out Minecraft for the Xperia Play, though we imagine most of Kristen’s monuments will be built on the PC. 

Topics
Jeffrey Van Camp
Former Digital Trends Contributor
As DT's Deputy Editor, Jeff helps oversee editorial operations at Digital Trends. Previously, he ran the site's…
How to use wireless charging on your Samsung phone
The rear panel of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.

Today’s Samsung devices, including the latest Galaxy phones, Samsung smartwatches, and even compatible Samsung earbuds, all work with wireless charging. Place your device down on the right pad, and it’ll charge up all on its own. That saves time and wear and tear on your cables — but it’s important to know how it works first. Our guide will go over all the basics so you’re ready for every kind of Samsung wireless charging.

Read more
Are Kindle books free? How to read on your Kindle without paying
kindle and smartphone on tool roll

While real books still hold a special place in our hearts, there's no denying an Amazon Kindle is an exceptional piece of kit. Whether it's simply to save yourself some shelf space (or avoid buying a new bookshelf), to read in the dark, or to give you a lightweight way to travel while carrying lots and lots of books, no avid reader should really be without a Kindle. Best of all, unlike physical books, it's not too hard to find Kindle books for free.

Read more
AT&T reveals cause of Thursday’s massive outage
AT&T's logo.

An AT&T service outage that impacted a huge number of its customers across the U.S. on Thursday was not caused by a cyberattack, the company’s initial investigation has revealed.

Instead, the cellular and internet outage was the fault of work that it was carrying out on its systems, AT&T said in a message posted on its website on Thursday evening.

Read more