Not long ago, we had a video contest where you, the users, voted up the best of the best. Now, it's time to tally up the results!
Basuverse's Bashcraft was far and away the leader of the contest, netting a staggering 3199 votes!
CorridorDigital's hit "Last Minecart" video earned an impressive 1231 votes - they have, however, decided to pass along their victory to the next contender in line, generously donating their prize winnings! Thanks guys!
iFirez's "Time-Lapse Lakeside City" earned an amazing 1028 votes, securing a second place victory!
Last but certainly not least, Salted's "How to Close a Door With Style" video earned a cool 879 votes, landing them a 3rd place victory!
As a reminder, the winners will get the following:
- A set of Minecraft-themed Happy Socks (Creeper, Landscape and Pig pattern) - in a special box, autographed by the one and only Notch!
- One Scroll, as seen at PAX, which comes with an Alpha key for the upcoming Mojang game, Scrolls
- A set of Minecraft-themed socks, signed by Notch
- One scroll, with Alpha key
Congratulations to all the contestants, who we will be contacting for prize distribution very soon. Stay tuned for our next big contest!
Next week, we will be starting a Curse Premium sweepstakes in which the grand prize will be an all-expenses paid trip for two to Minecon 2011 in Las Vegas! We'll provide the winner with round-trip air fare (from the nearest major airport), lodging at the Mandalay Bay Resort (where the conference is being held), a food stipend, and tickets to the show! That's not all - Curse will be giving away a ton of swag, as well as many other exciting things! While we can't yet tell you about every detail, we can definitely say you'll be excited at what we've got in store!
We will be revealing details of the contest in the coming days, as well as all the exciting developments for MineCon - keep an eye out!
A post on Reddit by user SonomaSam has a call to arms for all Minecrafters. His son is in the hospital, and is needing some cheering up, he has requested for people to make some pictures for him. We know the Minecraft community is creative, so let's see it! All images must be posted within the next 4 hours, so time is of the essence!
Notch recently tweeted about a new mob, which appears to be an assembled snowman! Few details were released about its nature, abilities or behavior, but it seems safe to say that it would likely spawn in snow biomes, leave snow trails and fire off snowballs. :smile.gif:
Additionally - we have exciting news for the forums! In the near future, we will be implementing a new Streaming feature for the site, to allow us the ability to stream all things Minecraft. This is where you, the community come in - we want to hear what you want streamed! Notch doing things? Let's Play videos? Anything at all! Make your suggestions in this thread, and we will compile and vote on the top suggestions, as decided by the community!
Tal brings us a special treat today, and one that I personally never expected to see - Minecraft Parkour! With an amazing demonstration of agility and reaction time, he clears a ready-made (if not insanely dangerous!) obstacle course with the reflexes of a cat. Give it a look, and see how many times you find yourself saying "How did he not fall there?!"
Digital Diamonds is an ongoing look at Minecraft-related videos that have been submitted to the Minecraft forum video section. We'll be selecting memorable videos and those resonating with the community to share with everyone on the front page.
BebopVox has uploaded his most recent episode of the hit series, Minecraft Monday! This episode covers numerous updates from 1.8, some nifty goings-on with Mojang and more - including some very recently leaked info on a possible new Nether mob! Sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Jeb recently revealed a new spoiler screenshot of the nether! We can clearly see some sort of nether-brick bridges spanning over the massive lava lakes so prevalent in the Nether. This definitely bodes well for Nether travel, making the trip across massive distances much safer! ...that is, if they generate everywhere! Where do they spawn? Are they a part of a larger structure elsewhere? You'll just have to wait and see!
Jeb recently uploaded an image of the Nether, with a very interesting addition to the usual block landscape - what appears to be netherrack brick! With 1.8 having brought a sizable number of new block types, the possibility of expanding the Nether even more is exciting indeed. Will the new brick be craftable? Will it be found in pre-existing structures, built by mysterious NPCs? Will it be neither of these things, yet something more exciting still? Keep an eye out!
Notch recently mentioned that Mojang has acquired a new consultant for their business! Of note, he has asked for help with testing some code - click the link and read how! The new consultant was hired to "help us set up some tracking and metrics and stuff. The idea being that if we know how people use our websites, we can improve it more efficiently."
Fans of the first Half-Life game should instantly recognize this fan-made recreation by dewtroid. One thing is for certain - Steve makes for a strange Gordon Freeman!
1.8.1 is out, with fixes for the "shift-click" crashing issue with chests and dispensers! Before the patch was released, user RoosterInASuit discovered a way to customize the new panoramic Main Menu background! The technique is fairly simple and easy to follow - what sort of customized backgrounds can you make?