Pre-Paid Cards Available in the US, Coming to Europe Later
As many of you know, pre-paid Minecraft Gift Cards are now available in the United States, and can be bought at Wal-Mart, Target and Best Buy. The reasons for getting them are many and varied, and they are especially useful for players who would buy the game, but might not have a credit card to do so. They're only available in the U.S. right now.
For now, that is.
Carl Manneh has expressed that Europe will be Mojang's next priority for making Minecraft Gift Cards available! That's right, our friends in Europe will be next on the list to get the gift of gift cards! While no date has been set, Mojang is working hard to make them available as soon as possible. We will keep you posted on any updates!
Pocket Edition 0.5.0 Update Submitted
A new update for Minecraft - Pocket Edition has been submitted, and there are a ton of features coming! What sort of features? Well:
Restore hearts when sleeping in bed
Food now restores more health
Tweaked the fog to make the game less foggy
It is now easier to get out a bed
The game could crash when loading a saved game [MCPE-442]
Animals would sometimes never respawn in a map [MCPE-272]
Using an item could sometimes attack animals/players when not facing them [MCPE-269]
Spawning by a bed sometimes resulted in the player being several floors up from it [MCPE-51]
Seeds would drop below grass block when using the hoe [MCPE-7]
It is a special PE feature. Its basically a building that has a core in the center, and when you activate it the area around it is covered by obsidian, with zombie pigmen spawning and special nether items and special items randomly spawning. The objective is to survive as long as you can, and grab items that may have not generated in your world (like cacti, sugar cane, and mushrooms). When you die the reactor “explodes", and a large chunk of the obsidian remains, so it also marks yout world.
There are already Youtube videos showing it, they uploaded Jbernhardsson stream.
Within a mile radius I went to see if they had these pre-paid cards in store. It really disappointed me to find that they're not even for sale yet. Well I guess I'll never get the chance to buy Minecraft.
By the way, I don't know if Mojang knows this, the only thing some one has to do to get Minecraft is play the demo from there site, then get MCPatcher, run Minecraft with MCPatcher, and then they can create a world without a time limit.
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Sweet deal, I am anxiously awaiting a full-scale Minecraft on my tablet. Dunno if you plan to keep the world finite, but you definitely should, not sure how well most mobiles would handle all the chunk loading of an infinite world.
Can you also start working on Asia? I live in Thailand and I don't have a credit card so I can't buy minecraft.
I understand if Mojang is busy, but I would really appreciate it if you guys got the minecraft gift codes to Thailand. :>