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Minecraft has an incredibly diverse list of community-made mods to choose from, so many that, at times, it becomes hard to know what to play - they're all a ton of fun, after all.  What if the tables were turned, though?  For example, this video by CaptainSparklez shows an incredible Left 4 Dead 2 mod, that brings Minecraft into the world of the zombie apocalypse!  Textures, character and monster models, sound effects - all of it is Minecraft-related.  If not for the occasional gunfire, it could almost be mistaken for Minecraft itself - take a look!

Free Minecraft T-Shirts?


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We are giving away 10 Minecraft T-shirts, and you could win one!  The process is as easy as finding dirt blocks:

  • Canadian and U.S. residents submit your entry by clicking here (or the banner above), and filling in your info
  • ...wait, that's it?

Yep, that's it!  No sign-ups, no stipulations - as long as you're a registered member of the forum, and a legal resident of the U.S. or Canada, you can sign up!  Head on over and submit your entry as soon as possible, these shirts will go fast!  Full details of this giveaway can be seen here.  Good luck! Back to Top

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Minecraft Tetris!

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Tetris - it's a name that immediately invokes feelings of fast-paced puzzle solving, a never-ending stream of blocks that challenge the player to creating solid rows, thereby getting massive points.  Countless spin-offs, variants and tributes exist to this classic game (originally made by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984); today, we have a worthy entry for the Tetris library - Minecraft Tetris!

Made by Icks and Anom, this amazing creation isn't just a clever simulation, it is a fully functioning Tetris game!  Yes, you can while away the hours playing this classic puzzle block game, just like old times.

Of course, the original Tetris didn't let you blow it up with TNT if you got frustrated from losing...

Watching this amazing device in action is pretty sweet, but what if you want to get your hands on it, and play it yourself?  Luck is with you this fine day - the authors have provided a download link for the map!

Download:  click here

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Into the Rabbit's Hold, Ep.3: Borin's Story

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If you haven't had a chance to check out this creative series, it is definitely worth a watch.  Follow the misadventures of Borin and Rick as they attempt to figure out who is the rightful heir to an opulent estate, get caught up in space-time oddities, and more!  In this episode, Borin reveals his past, and Rick reveals a special something of his own - check it out!

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Pico fills us in with the latest and greatest in gaming news. We start with Mists of Pandaria opening their doors for raiding, ArenaNET wants us to break their servers, League players get a bonus, and Abraham Vampire Hunter comes to 8 bit; all on this weeks Curse Weekly Roundup! Back to Top

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Are you a spleef player?  Maybe a hardcore spleef player?

Would you even go so far as to say "I'm the BEST spleef player"?

Time to put down the flowery words and pick up your shovel - it's time for the Spleef World Cup 2012!  Can you compete against the world's best spleef players?  Think you've got what it takes to be crowned champion of the oldest, most honored game in Minecraft?  Click the banner above for sign-up details!  Anyone can join, so sign up today!

Want to just hop on and look around before committing to the tournament?  Check out the tournament server - join on the server address "spleefleague.com" (or "spleefleague.com:25567", if the first one is filled up), meet other competitors, chat with the tournament organizers, and maybe even see a few well-known personalities!  Who knows, you might even get to play against them directly - check it out!

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Texture Pack Client Update!

Curse is excited to announce the release of the lastest version of our Client, v5!  This release not only overhauls the UI, but also adds in some great new features!
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New features in version 5 include:
  • Minecraft texture pack support
    • Minecraft not showing up in your games list?  If you have it installed, just go to Tools -> Scan for all installed games.  Your Minecraft install should then be automatically located!
    • For more information on Minecraft texture packs, see the Minecraft wiki article.
  • Completely brand new, overhauled UI
    • Each game has it's own section for downloads and currently-installed content.  Simply click the tabs to switch between what is currently installed, and what is available for download.
    • All downloads for any game will show up in the Downloads section on the left panel.
  • Ability to reorder games via drag and drop
  • Curse resource links available on each game's tab
  • New "play" button -- launching games now even more hassle-free

To check out all this brand new Client experience has to offer with v5, simply download the new Client here.  You'll be updated to the latest version, and ready to go!  Keep in mind, high-res texture packs may be supported in the very near future - keep an eye out!

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For many of you, CorridorDigital is a very familiar name.  Now, they are back with an even bigger, flashier "real-life Minecraft" video, called "Diamonds are Forever"!  Featuring some strong storytelling, solid acting, and brain-melting levels of awesome special effects, this video is guaranteed to please anyone - check it out! Back to Top

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"Draw Notch" Contest Winner Revealed!

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Remember Notch's birthday?  We do, and one event in particular captured a lot of attention: Samcube's "Draw Notch" artist contest!  Samcube and ez (Mrs. Notch, for those of you not familiar with her) selected the winner of the Notch drawing contest, Stas9394 - they came up with a creative take on the progenitor of our favorite sandbox game, featuring Notch carefully overlooking a small, blocky world floating through the stars.  Congratulations, Stas9394!  Click the image above to see all the finalists!

Diamond Block - Not Just a Block Anymore

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Behold, the humble diamond block.  What secrets does it hold?  For most of us, merely a diamond piece.  This particular block is special, however - it is a fully functioning computer!  A computer that runs Minecraft servers, to be precise.  Redditor plastiqmanb cooked up this amazing tower:

plastiqmanb said:

I designed a custom server in an 8x8" cube with an Intel Core i5 2500K proc, 8gb of 1333mhz ram, ASUS P8H61-I mobo, with a FPS 270W power supply, and storage via my trusty WD Raptor 150Gb 10k SATA drive. Total build was around 500.00. Not including my time (worked on it over the winter but finally got to the vinyl today).

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You can check out the full gallery of images by clicking here - check it out!

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Today, we sit down with jcvsmc, creator of the addictive, interactive "Minecraft Quiz" videos, as well as the popular Minecraft Daily series! We talk about his series, various goings-on in Minecraft, and build a couple of houses. Check it out!

Check out the first Minecraft Quiz video below - the most recent quiz, #2, is also live on jcvsmc's channel, be sure to check it out!

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MCX360 Updates Have Arrived

It wasn't long ago that we touched on some exciting updates for MCX360. Many players asked when the update would arrive; the answer is, the game updates today! Abundant bug fixes, a number of new features and more await players of the popular sandbox console port. There is no special process to update the game, just log in, and it will notify you of the update, and proceed to patch itself. Nothing is easier!

Well, building a 1x1 dirt pillar is pretty easy...

Minecraft Redstone Tutorials - The Basics



Many long-time Minecrafters are familiar with redstone - it has, after all, been a cornerstone of the game for a long time - but what if you're relatively new to using it? Perhaps you never got around to learning about logic gates and basic circuitry? If so, Flabaliki has you covered, with this basic introduction into redstone mechanics! Keep in mind, this is the very basics - he introduces redstone and some of its simpler uses - however, Flabaliki has created an entire series dedicated to exploring the myriad features of redstone, including logic gates, piston machinery and more. Check it out! Back to Top

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Everyone here loves Minecraft. It's almost silly to say aloud; Minecraft is one of the most awesome sandbox games to grace the gaming world. Many people express their love of the game in different ways, and Community Content will take a look at some of the ways people express their appreciation of Minecraft. Today, we look at two awesome community creations:

Oasis of the Seas - Ocean Liner of Awesome

At first glance, what appears to simply be an "outer shell" model of an ocean liner quickly reveals itself to be much, much more. This is a full-scale replica of an ocean liner, with a completely detailed interior, designed by littlesteelo! Cabins, lounges, the bridge - more than a mere model, this massive vessel could host an entire server's worth of people, and then some. Want to see more? Click the image to check out the full gallery, including screenshots of the interior!

Looking at it is great and all, but what about those who want to walk around inside of it, and see for themselves this magnificent vessel? You're in luck - the author has generously provided a download link to the model. Check it out!

Download here

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Minecraft Computer Tower

Custom gaming hardware is almost as old as gaming hardware itself. From Xbox controllers to computer equipment, gamers and manufacturers alike have been modifying hardware to show the world what games we love most. Here, we see an intrepid Minecrafter who has taken this idea to heart, with their own custom Minecraft computer chassis! Giving Minecraft that extra hint of verisimilitude, this chassis is decked with various blocks, a front-mounted creeper with LED-backed eyes, and LED-backed transparent panels on the side (where lava would be normally). What true Minecrafter wouldn't be proud to own this particular gem? Click the image to see the full gallery!

Community Creations Needs Your Help

Community Creations seeks to expand on the idea of Digital Diamonds and Helpful Hints, by including more than just user-made videos. The community makes tons of great stuff every day, from maps to mods, texture packs to builds, real-world and game-world alike. Our thinking is, "why show just videos? Why not show ALL the cool stuff there is?" To that end, Community Creations was born.

Want to help, but don't have a neat submission? If you're a graphics artist, this might be up your alley; Community Creations needs a graphic banner for news posts! While we could make one, it feels more right somehow for the banner to be made by the community, for the community - what better way to start off the series than with 100% player-made goodies? So, how can you help? How can you make a banner that will stand the test of time? With a banner contest, that's how! Here's the details:

  • Design a banner, with the dimensions of 500x100 px, or 1000x200 px
  • Send your banner via email to [email protected]
  • Be sure to include your forum name, as well as any details you would like to mention
  • That's it, you're done!


Ten finalists will be picked from the submissions provided - however, we will not be selecting the winners. In the spirit of the series, it seems fitting that the community should pick which banner best represents it, and so the ten finalists will be voted on by you!

Entrants have between now and Wednesday, June 27th 2012 to submit their entry to the email provided. Once all submissions have been received and processed, the finalists will be displayed in a separate thread, with a poll to vote on the winners. This poll will run for exactly one week from the time of posting, and whoever has the highest votes will be the victor! The winning entry will, from that point forward, be the official Community Creations banner, to be used in all front-page CC posts!

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MCX360 Update List - Good Times Ahead

4J's own padware gives us the low-down on the bug-fix Title Update!

Features:
  • Added an autosave, and the ability to turn autosave off, or set it from 15 minutes up to 2 hours in 15 minute steps.
  • Split the sensitivity controls into an in-game sensitivity and an in-menu sensitivity.
  • Added an Interface Opacity slider in the settings for plasma screen users.
  • Added a gamertag display in splitscreen, and the ability to enable/disable it in the settings.
  • Added an option in the settings menu to enable/disable in-game hints.
  • Added an option in the settings menu to enable/disable tooltips.
  • Added a co-ordinate display to the in-game map.
  • Added new sections in the How To Play on Multiplayer, Sharing Screenshots, and What’s New.
  • Added a warning message when attempting to place lava near the spawn area.

Fixes:
  • Fix for the leaderboard crash when toggling between filters/leaderboards.
  • Fix for server disconnect message appearing when offline or in leaderboards.
  • Fix for issue where posting a screenshot to Facebook caused a back out to the main menu.
  • Fix for clay generation.
  • Fix for ‘Awaiting Approval’ showing all the time on some signs.
  • Various crafting menu fixes.
  • Fix for being able to stand on sugarcane.
  • Fix for intermittent crash on saving.
  • Fix for duplication bug with the furnace and the dispenser.
  • Fix for not being able to place water near the spawn area.
  • Fix for intermittent problem on entering the Nether putting the player above the Nether world.
  • Fix for frame-rate drop around the edge of the world.
  • Fix for intermittent problem where some achievements were not being awarded.
  • Fix for graphical issue with stairs.
  • Fix for issue with enemies spawning inside a house when they shouldn’t.
  • Fix for Zombie Pigmen not being counted for leaderboard scores.


You Are Minecraft Map Available!

It wasn't long ago that the You Are Minecraft project wrapped up, bringing in over 90,000 unique player statues, all built by hand! A number of notable personalities took part, including team members from Mojang (Jeb's model in particular is quite a looker).

All said, the project was an incredible success, bringing in players from across the globe and uniting them in a single goal - to make your player avatar in Minecraft! Now, this amazing map can be yours - want to check it out up close and personal? The download link is below!

Download the map here: Link

Digital Diamond - Minecraft Paintball

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Steve peers over a nearby grass block, scanning the horizon for his attacker. He was caught unawares last time, but never again - this time, he was ready. His fingers reflexively clinch at the sound of a snapping twig, slightly crushing the powdered snowball in his hand. He looked around furtively - was it his foe? Seeing nothing, he resumed his dire vigil. Poor Steve never saw it coming; the impact of the incoming snowball was so sudden it knocked him flat on his back, long before he ever heard the sound of snow on his face.

Community member warchicken has come up with a clever, innovative take on a classic old game - paintball! Granted, you play using snowballs instead of paintball guns, but the idea is conceptually identical. Players set up on opposing teams - red and blue, respectively - and get loaded into a pre-made arena on the map, with the system automatically choosing the map to play on based on a number of different factors. Once players are set up, they are equipped with team-colored gear (the removal of which instantly ejects the player - no cheating!), and turned loose on one-another. A hit with a snowball means that player is out!

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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! Back to Top

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