Wow. That one word summarizes this animation by dillongoo perfectly, just "wow". A man gets caught up in a massive fight sequence with numerous Minecraft monsters, and that's all I can say before the video speaks for itself entirely! If you watch just one video today, make it this one, then watch it again, and once more. I would tell you to enjoy it, but I already know you will. Have a great Thursday!
According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft may be nearing a deal to buy Mojang AB, makers of the Minecraft video game franchise. If the deal proves legitimate, it would value Mojang at more than $2 billion, and could be signed as early as this week. So far, neither Mojang AB or Microsoft have commented publicly on the situation.
In the past, Mojang - and Notch, in particular - have expressed no desire to be involved with other major corporations, or sell the Minecraft franchise. Mojang has often bucked the trend of the video game industry, refusing to give in on principle to a number of standard practices.
At this time, there is no clear confirmation or information about the alleged deal. Keep your eyes peeled - this is going to be a very interesting week!
Today, we check out Minecraft: Pocket Edition's limitations, courtesy of AntVenom! Pocket Edition is a pretty robust game, but what would it take to make it lag...or possibly even crash out? Tons of lava curtains? Loads of animal spawns? Piston noise machines? There is really only one way to find out...WITH SCIENCE!
MINECRAFT FORUM SMILEY CONTEST: SEPTEMBER
This month's Forum Smiley Contest is underway, and you can submit entries right now! Thanks to our custom forum software, we can (and will) add any smiley you can imagine, if it's cool enough! September's theme is "On The Farm", and boasts a 32x32 max size for you to work with! Want to get your smiley immortalized on the forum for all to see, and use? Click this link for more information about submissions, voting on entries, and more!
For many of you, QMagnet needs no introduction, having made a number of exceptionally clever, yet challenging puzzle maps. Diversity 2 is no exception, pitting players against a series of varied, complex puzzles to collect various bits of colored wool, and complete a monument of epic accomplishment! Each area of the map is different, showcasing challenges for adventure, an arena, trivia, parkour courses, escape, labyrinths, a crazy dropper, survival, puzzle, and boss fights! Each challenge completed earns you a piece of wool to add to the monument, but don't think it will be easy. Every single challenge is unique, and many of them might have you stumped for hours...
Think you can handle this monumental challenge? Head over to Diversity 2's thread, and give it a shot yourself!
PLEASE NOTE: Diversity 2 is for 1.8, and uses many of the new features of the update! You must play this in 1.8!
Destiny launches tomorrow, and the Destiny Wiki has you covered with a complete database of all of the items you'll encounter in the world of Destiny! Drop by, and get all the latest info you'll need to succeed!
Ready to relax on Sunday? Don't get too cozy just yet! DaneDimension has put together a Minecraft movie about the atmospheric horror game, "Five Nights at Freddys", where you have to survive 5 nights in the company of some really eerie animatronic companions, all through the lens of cameras! The film deviates a little, but not much from the game, and is quite clever. Enjoy!
David and Toby recap 1.8, as well as take a look at goings-on with Bukkit, LEGO, XBOne, and more. Enjoy!
Tired of Sony fans getting all the love recently? Okay, here you go: XB1 love is here!
I’ve bought Minecraft for my Xbox 360 but now I want it on my Xbox One. Help me!
- If you’ve bought Xbox 360 digitally, or played online with the the disc version, you can upgrade to Xbox One Edition for just $4.99. Log into the Xbox Marketplace to upgrade.
- You can import your existing Xbox 360 world to Xbox One Edition. To so that, load up Xbox 360 Edition, upload your world to the Excellent Xbone Extra Cool Cloud (not the official name), then re-download it from inside Xbox One Edition.
- All of your existing Xbox 360 DLC will work on Xbox One Edition.
- You can’t play cross-platform between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Sad but true.
I’ve never played Minecraft on my Xbox 360. I am exotic tree puncher? Where is gunz?
- Minecraft for Xbox One will cost $19:99 from the Xbox Marketplace.
- It’s a friendly and fun game that’s very popular with cool people across the world.
- It features sheep, other animals, blocks, and tools. You can build cool stuff. You can go on adventures with friends. It’s really pretty if you catch it at the right time. You probably know this by now.
- Xbox One Edition features bigger worlds and an improved draw distance than Xbox 360 Edition. If this doesn’t mean anything to you, don’t worry. Just load up Minecraft and have fun.
- There is no Herobrine.
PS4 owners, the wait is finally over - Minecraft has come to you! European players can get it right this very second, and players in the US will have access to the game very, very soon.
Wait, what about XBox One? What about Vita?! No worries, Owen has your questions covered:Quote from Bopogamel:
I’ve bought Minecraft for my Playstation 3 but now I want it on my Playstation 4. Help me!
- If you’ve bought Playstation 3 Edition digitally, or played online with the the disc version, you can upgrade to Playstation 4 Edition for just $4.99. Log into the PSN store to upgrade.
- You can import your existing Playstation 3 worlds to Playstation 4 Edition. To do that you’ll need to load up Playstation 3 Edition, upload your world to the Magical Minecraft Cloud Land (not the official name), then re-download it from inside Playstation 4 Edition.
- You can’t play cross-platform between Playstation 3 and Playstation 4. Sad but true.
I’ve never played Minecraft on my Playstation 3. What Kreeper plox? Why are dig?
- Minecraft for Playstation 4 will cost $19:99 from the PSN store.
- It’s a friendly and fun game that’s very popular with cool people across the world.
- It features sheep, other animals, blocks, and tools. You can build cool stuff. You can go on adventures with friends. It’s really pretty if you catch it at the right time. You probably knew this by now!
- Playstation 4 Edition features bigger worlds and an improved draw distance than the Playstation 3 version. If this doesn’t mean anything to you, don’t worry. Just load up Minecraft and have fun.
What about Vita Edition? I want to play on my Vita.
Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition should be with us in a few weeks. As soon as we have a more accurate date we’ll let you know. Sorry for the delay. If you already own Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition you get it for free.
What about the Xbox One Version? When it that out? I’m extremely angry about this.
Don’t be angry. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be out this Friday. Then you can play it until your fingers drop off. Sorry for the delay, but releasing a game for multiple consoles around the world during the same week is really hard.
Awesome news! Minecraft in every home! Minecraft on (nearly) every platform! Minecraft on the moon*! What sort of awesome things are you going to do, now that the PS4 version is out?
*not actually on the moon, probably
Today's Community Spotlight is on FreezingFyre, who put together this clever video which shows Minecraft from its earliest beginnings, all the way up to today, at version 1.8! See if you can spot where you first started playing Mincraft, but be warned: after you watch this video, the world will seem like its scrolling on its own for a few minutes. Enjoy!
The 1.8 Bountiful Update is now live! You can update via the Minecraft launcher normally, enjoy!
Want the full list of features? Read below! Want a fast, digestible video update? Click above, and watch!
Major Feature Updates:
- Added Granite, Andesite, and Diorite stone blocks, with smooth versions
- Added Slime Block
- Added Iron Trapdoor
- Added Prismarine and Sea Lantern blocks
- Added the Ocean Monument
- Added Red Sandstone
- Added Banners
- Added Armor Stands
- Added Coarse Dirt (dirt where grass won’t grow)
- Added Guardian mobs, with item drops
- Added Endermite mob
- Added Rabbits, with item drops
- Added Mutton and Cooked Mutton
- Villagers will harvest crops and plant new ones
- Mossy Cobblestone and Mossy Stone Bricks are now craftable
- Chiseled Stone Bricks are now craftable
- Doors and fences now come in all wood type variants
- Sponge block has regained its water-absorbing ability and becomes wet
- Added a spectator game mode (game mode 3)
- Added one new achievement
- Added “Customized” world type
- Added hidden “Debug Mode” world type
- Worlds can now have a world barrier
- Added @e target selector for Command Blocks
- Added /blockdata command
- Added /clone command
- Added /execute command
- Added /fill command
- Added /particle command
- Added /testforblocks command
- Added /title command
- Added /trigger command
- Added /worldborder command
- Added /stats command
- Containers can be locked in custom maps by using the “Lock” data tag
- Added logAdminCommands, showDeathMessages, reducedDebugInfo, sendCommandFeedback, and randomTickSpeed game rules
- Added three new statistics
- Player skins can now have double layers across the whole model, and left/right arms/legs can be edited independently
- Added a new player model with smaller arms, and a new player skin called Alex?
- Added options for configuring what pieces of the skin that are visible
- Blocks can now have custom visual variations in the resource packs
- Minecraft Realms now has an activity chart, so you can see who has been online
- Minecraft Realms now lets you upload your maps
- Difficulty setting is saved per world, and can be locked if wanted
- Enchanting has been redone, now costs lapis lazuli in addition to enchantment levels
- Villager trading has been rebalanced
- Anvil repairing has been rebalanced
- Considerable faster client-side performance
- Max render distance has been increased to 32 chunks (512 blocks)
- Adventure mode now prevents you from destroying blocks, unless your items have the CanDestroy data tag
- Resource packs can now also define the shape of blocks and items, and not just their textures
- Scoreboards have been given a lot of new features
- Tweaked the F3 debug screen
- Block ID numbers (such as 1 for stone), are being replaced by ID names (such as minecraft:stone)
- Server list has been improved
- A few minor changes to village and temple generation
- Mob heads for players now show both skin layers
- Buttons can now be placed on the ceiling
In addition to the massive list of feature updates, 1.8 also featured one of the biggest bugfix lists ever. Sweet! Nothing quite like a batch of fixes and optimizations to top the cake of goodness, right? See you in-game!