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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:09 PM

Should Minecraft Win the BAFTA Game Award for 2011?

The British Academy Video Games Awards have listed a number of hot 2011 titles (including LA Noire, Skyrim, Portal 2 and others) - included on this list is, of course, our favorite sandbox building game! Do you think Minecraft should beat out other, larger triple-A titles? If so, head on over here and make your voice heard - vote for Minecraft today! BAFTA will have a livestream of the awards ceremony on March 16th, so regardless of what title you vote for, feel free to give the ceremony a watch.

Pocket Edition Updates

Recently, Minecraft - Pocket Edition saw a major update, which included Survival elements, new blocks, monsters and more! While the Android version of the game is already updated (simply by starting up your game, if you haven't already), the iOS version update is still pending. It is expected to arrive in the very near future. In the meantime, you can check out the full list of updates, or view a list of the added features below:

  • New Game Modes
  • Creative (All worlds created before alpha 0.2.0 will be in creative)
  • You can fly. (Press the jump button twice) Press up or down arrows twice to ascend/descend.
  • Survival
  • There is no crafting yet
  • Caves have been worked on a little. (zombies get stuck in caves)
  • Some materials (Tools and anything that can not be naturally acquired) are in infinite stacks which is indicated by ∞ (infinity) symbols.
  • When an item you have 0 of is selected your fist is shown.
  • Added Hitpoints Bar same as computer version (health will slowly regenerate, similar to peaceful difficulty in the computer version).
  • Added Air Bar when under water (you can now drown and die)
  • Added Death with options to respawn or go to main menu.
  • Sand and Gravel still aren't affected by gravity.
  • Mobs
  • Sheep
  • Zombie
  • New items
  • Stone Shovel
  • Stone Pickaxe
  • Stone Axe
  • Stone Sword
  • Shears
  • Doors
  • Fences
  • Fence Gates
  • Cactus
  • Gravel

Bukkit Site Changes

Have you ever wished that the Bukkit site was a bit more user-friendly for downloads? Was the old interface counter-intuitive and difficult to understand? The Bukkit team seems to feel the same way, and has now updated their site to a more streamlined, user-friendly layout! Bukkit developer EvilSeph summarized the changes:

EvilSeph, Bukkit said:

On the surface, dl.bukkit.org, presents you with a landing page that gives you precisely what the average user of our product or prospective users of our product want: a link to the latest download and some helpful links in an attractive design. When designing the landing page, we wanted to appeal to the consumer, rather than the developer. We wanted to provide consumers with a clear indication of where they need to go to get the latest download link and feel we have achieved that with inspiration from Mozilla's Get Firefox page. On top of this, we wanted to provide users with obvious links to answer their most pressing questions so that no one feels lost when trying to get started with Bukkit.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:13 PM

awesome! i love the new update!


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:20 PM

Great, now work on the actual minecraft Game .______.



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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:21 PM

i voted BattleField 3


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:23 PM

Minecraft has won every other award, why not this one?




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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:43 PM

Will Notch and Jeb_ be there? Either way, I hope that Minecraft wins. Watching a game develop from scratch is great and I think they deserve to win because they also did it INDY with no help from big companies! Go Mojang!!!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:48 PM

Voted before this came up on the forums...

Feel pretty damn indie...  :iapprove:



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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:56 PM

Unfortunately for Minecraft, Skyrim is this years' best game. Minecraft was released a bit too early, a bit unfinished, a bit unpolished. Minecraft is a great game but Skyrim is a greater game.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:15 PM

keep up the good work Mojang  :Diamond: :Diamond: :iapprove:


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:37 PM

I can't wait for the iOS update.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:37 PM

I just voted :)



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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:39 PM

Voted for Portal 2.



Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:45 PM

Will people from America be able to see it? :D
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:50 PM

I'm sorry minecraft, I love you but...friken portal 2, I can't not vote for it  :rolleyes:. However i'd be happy to see minecraft win just so long as CoD doesn't  <_<
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:00 AM

Ha i went to the site to vote Minecraft. Then i saw Skyrim and said, this is better...



Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:00 AM

Lol 2011 was a shit year for minecraft. Since Halloween Update 2010 I've only cared about mods.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:06 AM

There is no Dark Soul option. Therefore, I refuse to vote.

We all know that Skyrim is going to win anyway, despite being a buggy, painfully easy and boring piece of crap.



Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:21 AM

Portal 2 got my vote.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:33 AM

I voted for Minecraft. I might've noted for Portal 2, because it sounds so fun, but I haven't played it. I won't be dissapointed if it wins. I will also be happy if MC wins, of course. If some game I never heard of wins, I'll be sad. :(



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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

I hope there aren't enough 12 year old, die-hard fanboys that vote so minecraft wins. It's a good game, but there are so many games that are so much more enjoyable. Portal 2 brought so much uniqueness to a game that it gets my vote.