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Minecraft News - MCX360 Release Info, 1.2.4 Update & More


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#1

Sacheverell

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:38 PM



David & Toby cover this week's exciting goings-on, including Notch's BAFTA award, a new Minecraft companion app (definitely worth checking out), the MCX360 release, and a look at some of the outstanding features of the recent 1.2.4 update - take a look!

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Notch to Make Space Game?

Notch recently commented on wanting to develop a "Firefly-like" space-faring game. Citing the classic "Elite" game as his inspiration, he is considering doing a game very much like it, "except done right."

Notch said:

"I want to run around on my ship and have to put out a fire. Like, oh crap, the cooling system failed."


He would like to begin development on the title slowly and solo, much as he did with Minecraft in its early days - then, if it got big enough, would begin development in earnest, as well as making the game available for early purchase, similar to Minecraft's Alpha days. Development hasn't actually begun on the concept title; however, since handing the reins of Minecraft to Jens "Jeb" Bergensten, Notch has begun exploring his options for creating new games.

If Notch began work on a space-faring sci-fi title where you could interact with your ship on a more personal level, would you play it? Tell us about it!

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During Minecon, J!nx was selling an extremely limited number of glow-in-the-dark creeper vinyls, and they disappeared almost instantly after the doors opened. While the glow-in-the-dark version will not be on sale again, J!nx now has a limited-edition creeper vinyl on offer, right now! If you ever wanted to get your hands on a creeper of your very own, now might be the best time - head over and check it out!

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#2

Julianhawk

Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

Cool! You guys make neat videos.
Pretty cool, huh? Oh yeah, it is awesome. You may be thinking, what is awesome? Well, physics.
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epicAaron29
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:54 PM

Ughhzzz Youtube Link.

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Hyperion01
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:58 PM

Why they don't support PS3 too :(
Fear the future..

#5

Aroxan
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:15 PM

The new planks are awesome. I was wondering when there was going to be a little diversity in textures of the same block type. Well done Mojang :)

P.S.: The video is probably one of the best videos regarding updates i have ever seen...
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#6

Robertx32

Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

I found out that experience orbs stop carts from going. Does everybody know this or?
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BorgMercenary
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

Well damn.  Notch went a different direction than I was hoping for.  Civ III in space seems like it'll never happen now.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

View PostRobertx32, on 23 March 2012 - 07:53 PM, said:

I found out that experience orbs stop carts from going. Does everybody know this or?
Strange.
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#9

NakedFury

Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

So he wants to do something like the game FTL? Will it be a third person view game with followers?

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

This game Notch is making sounds quite a bit like Space Station 13...

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

View PostHyperion01, on 23 March 2012 - 06:58 PM, said:

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Because PS3 is rubbish ;)
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linefly1231
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:10 PM

View PostThoth_djehuty100, on 23 March 2012 - 08:08 PM, said:

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It's not.. You're probably saying that because you're an Xbox fanboy. Playstation is awesome!

I really want it on PS3, so much..

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Strottinglemon
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:12 PM

I'm actually pretty excited to see what Notch will come up with. The concept of walking about your ship seems exciting!
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#14

glowpipe_

Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:24 PM

Notch said:

"I want to run around on my ship and have to put out a fire. Like, oh crap, the cooling system failed."


and what is he gonna call this game ?
Mass special effect

#15

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:35 PM

APPROACHING NIRVANA FTW!!!

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#16

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:54 PM

I Vote for Notch's game!
There is no games out there that actually allows you to interact with the ship itself, or to use it to get around maybe a random generated space... Damn, i got to many ideas... most ideas comes from playing Gmod's Space mod thingy... been a few years since i last played gmod, but i remember a lot of things...

Well, in either case, i backup Notch's space-game idea!
Hell, if he need any ideas, he could just PM me ^_^ (Not that it would ever happen... but hey, one never knows :P)
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#17

TrueLeviathan
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

X3 with more "personality"?

YESH PWESE

View Postalamo, on 16 June 2019 - 05:37 PM, said:

I'd argue with your logic, but my shields can't deflect a wall of text of that magnitude.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

Blockade Runner is going to hate him, but I would love to see Notch make a space game!
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

Sounds like fun. I'd play it if he made it. After all, if we ever get space travel in a more open way then it will give us some training as to what to expect. :3
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:40 PM

View PostHyperion01, on 23 March 2012 - 06:58 PM, said:

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because sony said "no, we don't want it"  sony HATES indie games
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