We have talked quite a bit about cake this week, and today is no exception! Today, we have a special treat (no pun intended): a real-life Minecraft cake, by the YouTube cooking team Feast of Fiction. This culinary duo walks us through every step of the cake-making process, from ingredients to prep, baking, assembling the cake and making it look almost exactly like its in-game counterpart. Check this video out if you have ever wanted to make a Minecraft cake of your very own!
Be sure to check out other recipes that Feast of Fiction demonstrates, from numerous other games and media like Fallout, Futurama, Zelda, Skyrim and more!
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This week's texture pack is called "Last Days", currently maintained by dereksmith! It is a post-apocalyptic pack, where very little in the Minecraft world is left untouched by the ravages of conflict, definitely worth a look if you want something far removed from standard Minecraft default.
Into The Rabbit's Hold, Ep2
Not long ago, we took a look at the first episode of "Into the Rabbit's Hold" - produced by PrettyAwesomeStudio - and it drew quite a crowd! Today, we take a look at their second episode: Rick and Borin continue their curious trip through the manor, only to realize that not all is as it seems. Take a look!
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While the title of the video may seem misleading - it's not actually Batman's Batcave - don't let it discourage you from checking this place out. Forumite CNBMinecraft has designed this incredibly elaborate secret base, complete with some of the most complex and compact modern convenience devices to be found anywhere! Automated alchemy, advanced hidden storage and so much more - we don't want to ruin all the surprises, so check it out for yourself!
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That's right, Mojang and 4J Studios' Xbox 360 edition of indie hit Minecraft has already sold more than one million units worldwide on XBLA since its release on Wednesday, May 9th! MCX360 sells for 1600 MS Points, or $20; in short, the title generated more than $20 million in less than a week. Notch tweeted the day afterwards that the game had become profitable (saw more money gained in sales than spent in creating it) within the first full day of sales.
Microsoft Studios, while initially non-specific about the sales numbers after launch day, confirmed that MCX360 broke all previous sales records on Live Arcade, beating out the previous fastest-selling game on the platform, Trials Evolution, which sold over 100,000 copies in a day, by over four times the numbers.
Digital Diamond - "Into the Rabbit's Hold"
YouTube film team PrettyAwesomeStudio has cooked up a new series for your enjoyment, and it already shows a ton of promise! What is it about? In short, a rich uncle has given his massive, opulent mansion to his nephew. The problem is, there are two nephews, and he didn't say which one was getting it! This is the first episode in the series, and shows incredible promise with a solid storyline, clever humor and high quality production - take a look!
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Animated screens have been a staple of Minecraft almost as long as redstone has been in the game. With the inclusion of redstone lamps, the art of screen-making has only gotten bigger and better! CodeCrafted brings us an awesome example of a screen that doesn't just show off basic animation, but is fully programmable from within the game itself! Even better, this fully interactive screen takes advantage of the game's real-time updating map, giving you a way to create custom messages and images for maps, without having to install a mod for the purpose. Check it out!
Did you ever play "Snakes (or "Chutes") and Ladders" as a kid? If so, you will immediately recognize this board game conversion, compliments of Zealock! If not, a brief summary; Snakes (Chutes) and Ladders is an old board game with a very simple premise: roll a single die, and move your game piece a number of spaces equal to the result. If you hit a ladder, you get to advance along the board, sometimes almost unfairly so. Hit a snake, and back you go - again, almost unfairly so at times!
The game features moving pieces, a built-in die roller, up to 4 human players (or 3 CPU players, if your friends don't know what 'fun' is), and a metric ton of redstone - over two hundred and fifty thousand meters, total. The snakes and ladders which the game derives its name from actually work, as well - the board knows when and where to move pieces. Player support Check it out!
This week on the Roundup, we take a look at PAX East, Minecon 2012, and a host of games that were showcased this weekend, as well as developer commentary and interviews - check it out!Back to Top
Many players have dog companions - they are useful for hunting monsters, livestock and other players, after all. Of course, we don't always take our dog along when we do something relatively mundane, like harvesting resources. Still, what happens to the poor dog when it is left alone too long? Herobrine is more than happy to answer that question - check out this video, made by TheWaffleGalaxy, to find out!
Congratulations to the first 20 lucky winners! Entrants who were selected today should have already received a message from us here on the forum, so be sure to check your inbox. Remember, we still have 80 more codes to give away this week, and we're doing 20 every day, through Friday. Check back often - you could be the next winner of a free Minecraft Gift Code!
Brick Force - What Is It?
We met up with Lydia Winters at PAX-East and she gave us a little heads up of whats going down at Mojang - check it out!Back to Top
This week's Dark Room takes a look at DokuCraft - currently maintained by HickeryDickery, originally made by Doku - and we discuss some of the recent goings-on in the world of Minecraft.
Digital Diamond - Hangman
Additionally, we take a look at this amazing Hangman redstone creation, lovingly hand-made by Chillybeef and Adjke! This stunning creation features multi-player support, a fully operational display for the various hangman parts, letters and more; the video also goes behind-the-scenes to show you exactly how this juggernaut of redstone circuitry works. Check it out, you will be amazed!
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If you have ever played Bastion, one thing that immediately stands out is the game's narration. Thanks to none other than Vareide, we now have the answer, in the form of this short film! With solid cinematography, clever script-writing and a killer delivery, Vareide gives us an entirely new way to experience Minecraft, narrating everyday occurances in the game world, lending them an air of distinction and power previously unheard of in the game - check it out!
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In our previous installment, the Dead Worker's Party covered their final run through the Shipwrecked adventure map. Today, the intrepid trio delve deep into the Quest for Gallell, in which they explore all that is Gallell, their curiously convenient sibling relations (and the possibility of cloning, and/or twins), and more. Will they rescue the princess? Can they traverse the numerous deadly traps? Is "pentacle" even a word? Is the princess even real? Watch their latest adventure, and find out!
Entry into the Star Wars Content Contest is now closed! We will now review all submissions sent in, and present the winners in the near future - keep an eye out!Back to Top