Thanksgiving might be an American holiday, but everyone can enjoy this humorous video from video-making legends, Rooster Teeth! The crew gets into all sorts of Minecraft trouble, in the name of the holidays. Enjoy!
Right now, Mojang is participating in the Humble event, Games Against Ebola Game Jam, a 96-hour game jam where game devs like Mojang, Coffee Stain Studios, Ludosity, and others, develop games in 96 hours. Then, you pay what you want for those games! Any price at all will do - $1, $10, even $100! That's right, you can get a brand-new game for any price, and support a worthwhile cause, at the same time!
This event is supporting Direct Relief, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergency situations, by mobilizing and providing essential medical resources needed for their care. Consider dropping by, chatting with the Mojang devs, and picking up a game for a donation!
Even if you have never played it, nearly everyone has heard of the board game "Hungry Hungry Hippos". Leave it to SethBling to recreate this childhood classic into a Minecraft mini-game! The idea is simple: have your zombies collect more than the other players' zombies, and you win! It is fast-paced, intense, and will undoubtedly bring you joy, and/or cause other players to accuse you of cheating when you demonstrate your superior skills!
Want to give this game a go? Check it out here!
- Ryan Holtz (TheMogMiner) and Michael Stoyke (Searge) are now mentioned in the credits
doTileDropsno longer affects entities
- Jack o'Lanterns
- Changed some colors
- No longer run from creepers
- Various improvements
- Many optimizations
- Potion of Leaping
- Can now be extended with redstone
- Witch huts
- Newly generated witch huts can spawn witches on Y 64 to 71
- This allows for three spawning floors in witch farms
- Renamed "Multiplayer Settings" to "Chat Settings".
- Off/fancy/fast clouds
- Off/on entity shadows
- Fast/fancy now only controls leaves and rain particles
- Dropped items
- Now rotate on fast graphics
The new update is available in your Minecraft launcher. Simply select the new version, and you're good to go!
Greetings, fellow scientists! As many of you noticed, the Villager Experiment has been lacking in recent weeks...or has it? You see, I realized it was time for a grander, more expansive experiment than mere zombie races, inescapable pools, and terrifying roller-coasters could provide. Yes, it was time to give the villagers free reign for awhile, and see what they did. Then, turn their blocky little world upside-down...
Unfortunately, leaving them alone for so long had some unexpected consequences. For one, they had apparently taken to creating more of their kind, en-masse:
Seriously, i don't think they ever stopped...
Still, a tiny overpopulation problem was the least of our concerns! Back in the beginning, we set up some controls to keep the villagers unified, and therefore peaceful: flags on every home (so everyone would feel like they were on the same team), and a statue of me in the middle of town, for them to admire, and possibly emulate. So far, the only thing about it they have emulated is standing in place for hours, which is worrying. Nonetheless, the science must go on!
In looking around town, I noticed something else amiss, besides the few thousand newcomers, and that something was construction. Sort of.
The beginnings of evil, perhaps? CAN WE TAKE THAT RISK?!
The villagers appeared to have taken some initiative, and begun construction on some sort of mystery building. While I would love to surround it in cactus, it is important to let the experiment play out naturally, so the results are not corrupted! As to what the new building could be, they left no clues to its purpose, which is a bit rude of them. The least they could have done is put a sign out front, with a brief description of this awful-looking thing.
Earlier, I mentioned that every building in town had a flag - sort of like a town banner - so everyone felt safe, and part of the group. The banner has been the same since the beginning (a red X in a white background), and so far, has served as their symbol of "villager"-ness. Suddenly, I saw something that was certainly not part of the original experiment: a new flag.
A skull? Really, guys?
A new banner is not a bad thing, by itself. Maybe one of the villagers was feeling particularly artsy that day. No, the troubling part is the design they chose, and the new door they put on the building. It's hard to interpret a giant black skull and crossbones as anything but doom, and the new iron door certainly doesn't help. Despite my best efforts, they did not allow me inside this odd little building. Every time I got near it, they would glare, point, and whisper. No matter, we will find a way inside soon! It's probably nothing important anyway.
Join us next week, as we see progress on the new eyesore on the edge of town, and perhaps, some answers about the skull house!
David and Toby sneak through the darkened warehouse of secret goodies this week, with Tate Worlds (seriously, check that out), some MCPE goodies, and a whole lot more. Have a great weekend!
Whack-a-Mole: everyone has at least heard of this popular arcade game, and now, SethBling brings it to Minecraft, with chickens! The game keeps track of both hits and misses, and lasts for 30 seconds. Approximately 3 chickens pop up at a time, and you have to whack them with a stick to score points. Neat!
There is currently no download link for this mini-game, although that may change in the future...
Gamepedia has teamed up with a 3D printing company to bring you another exciting new contest! Minetoys is a Europe-based 3D printing company and they're working with us to offer the Minecraft community some truly unique and cool prizes! Starting on Wednesday the 19th you can enter for a chance to win a custom made 3D print of your Minecraft character! Running for a week, the Minimize Me! giveaway offers ten (10) lucky winners their very own Minecraft character in a 3D print courtesy of Minetoys! They're the perfect inspiration on long treks of mining and building. Look up to your little buddy and get motivated to keep pressing on!
Some basic 3D prints made available at www.minetoys.com!
If you don't feel like waiting, Minetoys is offering a 10% discount on all services for the duration of this contest! Offering hundreds of different styles and themes, a Minetoys 3D print is the perfect gift for friends or family for the upcoming holidays! We're very excited to be holding yet another Minecraft contest, this time with the help of Minetoys! You guys rock! Let us give you free stuff!
Ends November 26, 2014 - Must be 13 or older to enter
There have been a number of realistic - or at least, high resolution - texture packs for Minecraft, and even a few video series about the game as it would be in real life. Today, we take a look at a neat animation by Flashcode, which examines Minecraft in a new way - as it would look with high-poly models, detailed textures, and more realistic animations! Unfortunately, it is only a Blender-created animation, but it still looks amazing. Enjoy!
Need a new minigame to play with your friends? Why not give BlitzBuild a go? BlitzBuild - made by magib1 - is a fast-paced replicating game: all players are shown a build for 15 seconds, and then have 60 seconds to recreate it! But be careful - you can't break any blocks, so there's no undoing any mistakes you make! You get more points from speed and accuracy, and whoever has the most points, wins! It's a fairly quick game-mode as well, with each match averaging around ten minutes, so you can knock out a bunch of games throughout the day, or just have a quick match with friends during a break. Awesome!
You can check out BlitzBuild yourself - and get all the goodies, like downloads - right here, in the official thread. Have a great Monday!