After nearly two years of solid development, feature additions and myriad adjustments, Minecraft has finally released as a full game! You can update your game from the launcher as normal, and play it right away! Minecon has only just begun, and the official release of the game is just one of the first major spotlights of this amazing convention. Stay with us as we bring you updates, photos, videos and more!
We're at Minecon right now! We will be covering every exciting announcement, event, every single awesome occurrence, no matter how big or small! Starting today and going through the weekend, we will be bringing you up-to-the-minute updates, spotlights and more. We will also be announcing some of our own exciting giveaways as they happen! While we cannot divulge the specifics just yet, we promise that it will be worth the wait.
Check back frequently as we update the front-page with "all things Minecon"!
In a most peculiar timing, as most of Mojang is on airplanes flying to Vegas for MineCon, we've found that Minecraft: PE has been released for iOS. Whether or not this was intentional time will only tell, but for now, go and swipe it up for a cool $9.99 $6.99. (The original price was listed from Apple's New Zealand store, the US price is $6.99).
It would seem that goodwill between Skyrim developer Bethesda and Mojang's Notch continues despite recent tensions with Bethesda's publishing company. While not directly confirmed, it is suspected that the Notched Pickaxe (seen above) is a quiet homage to the indie developer. The Bethesda team are known to be avid Minecraft fans, playing the game in their spare time, even during development of Skyrim. Of note, the pickaxe even resembles the titular item from Minecraft in its design, although with a much higher-resolution texture pack. Does this mean a similar inclusion of a Skyrim-themed easter egg may pop up in future Minecraft updates? Only time will tell!
It's finally here. The week that so many of us have waited for so long for. Minecon, and the release of 1.0. There's a ton of things happening this week, and Bebop Vox of Minecraft Monday's has it all covered in today's episode!
shakeandbake delivered this week's winner of the WCC Steampunk Mod! It boasts a large number of features, including a sensible, diverse assortment of minerals at materials, and a number of innovative new items such as perspective-altering goggles, improved glass-cased torches and more. The clear show-stealer of the mod, however, is undoubtedly the steam tank! Designed to allow for tunneling during movement, the steam tank provides a highly entertaining new mode of transportation and mining, and is supremely suited for tunnel-digging operations in mountains, caves, mines and more.
Want to try this mod out for yourself? Get it right here! Note, you will need Mod Loader to make this work with your game, so pick it up too, if you haven't. Congratulations to shakeandbake, and all of our entrants this week! If you'd like to check out other entrants' mods (and there are a lot of good ones!), drop by over here and peruse the numerous entries.
Jeb recently released Release Candidate 2! Feel free to test it out, and be sure to report any bugs. The full version of Minecraft launches soon, and you can help it be the best it can be! Get it right here!
Clothing giant J!NX will be one of the attendees to Minecon this year, and they have a very special item on offer - a glow-in-the-dark creeper!
Just look at that face!
This glowing companion also comes with a diamond block, but anyone picking this little guy up shouldn't try to mine it with a pickaxe. If you're attending the con, feel free to swing by J!NX's booth and grab a glowie creeper of your very own! There's only 500 of the little guys though, so if you're there, be sure to grab yours quickly.
With so many amazing attendees planning a massive assortment of goodies, activities and more, the first-ever Minecon is shaping up to be an unforgettable event!