Today's amazing music video comes from one Eric Fullerton, creator of a seemingly endless series of catchy, awesome Minecraft songs! I had a write-up about what this music video entails, but then I dropped it...
This week's particularly M-heavy Minecraft News is brought to you by David and Toby, archaeologists of legend, and gentlemen of the world. Enjoy!
Pre-Release 4 is ready for testing! A modest number of bugs were addressed here:
- MC-349] – Villagers ignore data tags in trading
- MC-954] – Air Blocks floating in Water
- MC-1237] – Anvil GUI truncating long item names and showing garbage at the end
- MC-37586] – Ghost Players in Multiplayer / Item Duplication
- MC-61587] – Summon Rotation
- MC-63070] – Chunks do not render behind the player in F5 or changed FOV until moving the mouse
- MC-72688] – Execute Detect gives false positive when in different dimension
- + many optimizations!
You can check out the pre-release in the launcher, as you would any snapshot. The more bugs squashed, the better!
In addition, today marks the first day Mojang is officially owned by Microsoft! The announcement, being mostly a formality at this point, marks the deal as finalized in a more official way now. What changes lie ahead for Minecraft, Mojang, or the community? Only time will tell!
60 FPS Minecraft videos? Movie news? Chess? All that and more, in this week's installment of the Minecraft Monday show! Today might be Wednesday, but it is never too late for goodies!
Made for Halloween by Betathedata, Therapy is a quick adventure map with an unsettling, horror-themed atmosphere: Your name is Jim, and you are a patient in a mental asylum. You have been there since you were 9. You send out requests to therapists for help, but only one replies. Will he be able to resolve what happened over 20 years ago, or will he give up like the others did?
For you, dear player, there is only one way to find out - click here, and give it a shot!
Dominos - they are pretty self-explanatory. Set them up in lines, paths, and shapes, push one over, and watch the whole chain fall down. Easy, right? Not so easy in Minecraft, since in-game physics do not normally allow for that kind of setup...until now! I could tell you that Seth accomplishes this with a series of command blocks and crazy armor stands, but he explains it better than anyone. Enjoy!
Disney World is a massive amusement park near Orlando, Florida, which needs little introduction. It is the most visited vacation resort in the world, averaging over 50 million visitors a year, and is contained over 43 square miles. Of course, for many, it is both remote and expensive to visit. What if it were possible to visit the park without ever leaving your computer?
Of course, MCMagic is here to answer that question. A project started in 2011, MCMagic is a to-scale recreation of this popular vacation spot, complete with locations of interest, park staff, and of course, tons of rides! The attention to detail doesn't stop there MCMagic also contains authentic food choices, and accurate recreations of every part of the park, including backstage areas, various "inner-workings" areas, even the locations of trash cans were taken into consideration.
MCMagic captures the spirit of the resort as closely as possible, including the assurance of being a safe, friendly place for the family to visit. If you haven't had the chance to visit Disney World in person, this is the next best thing, and definitely deserves a look. I've had the pleasure of visiting the server myself, and it is an unforgettably mind-blowing experience.
Want to see it for yourself? Click here for the details, including server information, features, and more!
Happy Halloween, everyone! David and Toby have some spookiness lined up in today's Minecraft News, plus all the hot goings-on, separating rumor from fact, and maybe even some news about a giveaway...
Today, the Jolly Ol' Brits take a stab at a particularly grief-oriented mod by Exomaster2986, called the Sabotage Mod! What does it do? Pretty much what it says on the tin: poisoned food, booby-trapped objects, even explosive-rigged armor! If you love playing pranks on your friends, slipping this mod on your server might be a hilarious way of going about it...
If you want to try out the Sabotage Mod for yourself, check out the official thread, right here!
Starting today, XBOX Minecrafters can download a Halloween or Steampunk texture pack, just in time for the spooky holidays! Like most packs before it, they both include a new theme-based UI, changes to block textures, and new mob skins. In the Steampunk pack, mobs take on a steampunk look, with all the pipes, gears, and gauges that implies. In the Halloween pack, enemies take on a slightly spookier look, with Endermen being replaced by Slendermen, creeper ghosts, and more.
Both packs are available now on the Xbox Live marketplace. The Halloween pack is free, as a returning pack; the Steampunk pack is only $1.00. Both packs will hit PlayStation 3, 4 and PS Vita in the very near future, possibly as early as next week!