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Mojang at PAX!

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Mojang has been busy at PAX all weekend, and we have been bringing you some pretty awesome updates on all things Minecraft going on there.  So, what's going on today, you ask?  EvilSeph has reminded us that there is a Minecraft Panel going on today, at 4:30 pm, PST!  Be sure to check out the panel - if you're not at PAX today, you can watch it live, on the PAX Twitch channel - click here to check it out!

Not enough Minecraft to whet your appetite?  How about this: Notch has announced that Minecraft's "Adventure Update" will be playable on the show floor!  The expansion, which is currently heavily in development, will add more than 40 new features in the sandbox blockbuster, such as NPC villages, additional farming activities, and randomly-generated dungeons!

Keep an eye out for more updates to Minecraft, PAX and more, right here!

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Notch's Beard is At Stake!

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Speaking of awesome things related to Penny Arcade; a few weeks ago, QubeTubers hosted a popular charity event, which was frequented by nearly every major Minecraft personality in existence, including a number of Mojangsters!  The drive is still going on through today, and has cleared an impressive $70,000 in donations for the Child's Play charity!  However, there is an extra prize for clearing that $75,000 mark:

Notch will shave his beard.

That's right - if the QubeTuber's Charity Event clears $75,000 before the event ends, Notch will shave his beard off.

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So, if you want to help out the most awesome children's charity ever AND see Notch sans beard, be sure to head over to the QubeTuber's Child's Play Charity Event - there's less than $5,000 to go for a beardless Notch, and countless children will see the benefit of your generosity.  Check it out!

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#1

The_Z_of_Death

Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:20 PM

NPC villages, and dungeons? Is this for MCXB/PE or just new types for PC?
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LaFortune

Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:20 PM

[quote]The expansion, which is currently heavily in development, will add more than 40 new features in the sandbox blockbuster, such as NPC villages, additional farming activities, and randomly-generated dungeons![/quote]

More on this, ASAP! Thanks, fellas.

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#3

EthanBeta2

Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:22 PM

Mojang is one word:

Freaking-Awesome!

Wait.... Thats like 1.5 words. ._. Im confused.
Oink... Oink... Pig! Stop being annoying! ...Oink... I MEAN IT!  Oin- 'Stabs pig with fire-aspect sword' OINK-OINK-OI-OINK-OINK-OIN-O-OINK!!!!!! 'Stabs self with fire-aspect sword' (Like if you find pigs annoying! I'd like to know!)

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:22 PM

lol, 1.8 update again?

#5

GhostlyGrin

Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:23 PM

And sadly I can never attend these conventions.
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#6

UnknownOne23

Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:24 PM

Its for the xbox not PC

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:31 PM

Do it for the children folks! For the children!

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King Korihor

Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:34 PM

I can't find the link to the Twitch channel.  Does anybody know where it might be at?


*Edit*  Found it:

[url="http://www.twitch.tv/team/pax"]http://www.twitch.tv/team/pax[/url]

It took a bit to find it though.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:39 PM

You can watch the stream at [url="http://www.qubetubers.com/event/"]http://www.qubetubers.com/event/[/url]. The schedule and donation information is also on that site. VanceCrafter will be streaming in about 20 minutes.

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gruntpie224

Posted 01 September 2012 - 11:49 PM

Wait is this the past news for 1.8?

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#11

UnknownOne23

Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:04 AM

[quote]there's less than $5,000 to go for a beardless Notch, and countless children will see the benefit of your generosity.  Check it out![/quote]

I thought that said "There's countless children who will see a beardless Notch and benefit from it." for a second xD

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ItsTheGuyNyanTarts

Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:15 AM

[quote name='Riowind' timestamp='1346541727' post='17765519']
lol, 1.8 update again?
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For the xbox, I guess. I don't think that the PC would have even more NPC villages and Dungeons besides the additional farming activities.

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#13

Unsquarable

Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:16 AM

So close to losing that wonderful beard!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:29 AM

No! Save Notch's beard! Not the creator's beard!

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#15

ItsTheGuyNyanTarts

Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:33 AM

[quote name='UnileggerDripper222' timestamp='1346545746' post='17767020']
No! Save Notch's beard! Not the creator's beard!
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If only if the event stopped right before the 75k mark... But don't worry, his beard will grow back.. in a couple of months.. maybe years..

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ChaosGuardian

Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:37 AM

Am I the only one who was disappointed with the panel? (Not only the questions asked, but the answers given to them)

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King Korihor

Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:38 AM

It was an interesting panel.  The way that we will be meeting the Wither was discussed (Dinnerbone said to keep it secret [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img] ) along with a whole bunch of discussion about the API and the future direction they want to go.  A whole bunch of fodder for the MC forums can be gleaned from the discussion.

One thing I really like about Mojang is now open they are to the community, and how they aren't trying to kill to get every last penny from anybody playing the game.  Also, the developers seem to be just ordinary guys doing some extraordinary things.

[quote name='ChaosGuardian' timestamp='1346546262' post='17767203']
Am I the only one who was disappointed with the panel? (Not only the questions asked, but the answers given to them)
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Not really.  There are some limits to what they can say for legal reasons.

Keep in mind too, these guys are pretty hardcore nerds that aren't particularly articulate.  They try hard, but as could be seen with one question Dinnerbone tried to answer and then had Jeb at the last minute come to the rescue.... sometimes it is hard to put into words what they want to say.  Asking them to wax philosophically about what kind of random number generator they should be using in the game is much more likely to get an articulate response.

Lydia did a pretty good job of moderating, although it would have been fun to get somebody from another game company in that position to be asking harder questions.

You can also be critical of almost anything.
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#18

superninjakiwi

Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:13 AM

anyone know where i can see the panel?

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:22 AM

notch-beard=

???
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ChaosGuardian

Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:24 AM

Very true King Korihor.

But can anyone specify what Jeb said about the terrain? For me, it was hard to hear them.

I heard he wasn't going to make anymore changes to it. I hope I'm freaking out about nothing.