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This Week in Minecraft - Pocket Edition Updates, PC Demo Minecraft & More


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#1

Sacheverell

Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:35 PM

Pocket Edition Submitted, Not Released Just Yet

A new update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition (0.3.3) is in the pipeline, but has hit an unexpected snag in the process.  It is not currently known when it will clear for release, but in the meantime, there are exciting things on the horizon for future Pocket Edition updates - things like beds, chests, and the very real possibility of wheat and bread!  It is not currently believed that bread is indicative of a hunger system, but rather a means to gain health back more quickly.

Speculation of TNT and creepers has come to the fore, but neither are currently confirmed at this time.  We will keep you posted on developments regarding the most recent patch submission, and future updates.

Want to Try Out PC Minecraft?

Users have long awaited the means to try out the full version of Minecraft before buying it, just to see if it suits them.  Now, the means to do so is finally at hand, with the PC demo of Minecraft!  If you would like to try Minecraft before deciding to make a purchase, you can play the demo by registering an account, and downloading the Minecraft game client. Then, you just log into Minecraft with a non-premium account, and you will see an option to play the demo mode. This version of the game is 100 minutes long, or five in-game days.  Not only is this useful to see if you will enjoy the game, but it is a great way to make sure your PC can handle the game as well!

Keep in mind, if you have downloaded the Minecraft client prior to August 1st, 2012, you will need to download a new version of the Minecraft launcher in order for it to be displayed. To do so, simply delete your old Minecraft launcher (and only the launcher), download the most recent version from Mojang's site, then start the game normally.  Easy!

MineTV, Episode 2:  Video-maker Direwolf20

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This week on MineTV, we had a chance to sit down with Mod Tutorial and Let's Play guru Direwolf20, to chat a bit about his video series, the 1.3.1 update, and more.  Check it out!  Also, be sure to check in frequently for your chance to join the live studio audience for future episodes of MineTV!

Minecraft & Mojang News:  Update 1.3, & Minecon Announced!

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This week, David and Toby go over the 1.3 update, all things Minecon 2012, and more - give it a look!

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#2

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:37 PM

Yey, perfect timing! [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/mobnotch.png[/img]

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:39 PM

Looks quite nice
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:48 PM

yay a demo version [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/steve_eyeroll.gif[/img]
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:58 PM

In later news,

Minecraft has tripled in registered users but very few purchases to compensate!

Is it possible people make multiple accounts to keep using the demo rather than buying it?

In othernews, Mojang Bankrupt?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:18 PM

That demo version is long overdue! I'm glad to finally see one that fully shows the game, instead of saying "Hey, this is a hundredth of the game. It doesn't tell you whether you'll like it or not, but at least you get some sort of idea! Right?"
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:34 PM

Demo yay

#8

SuperSupermario24

Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:30 AM

TWO POCKET EDITION UPDATES WITHIN ABOUT A MONTH OF EACH OTHER

WHO THE HELL ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MOJANG
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I am a being who can bend the very fabric of space and time to my liking. I'm usually a creeper but I can be anything.
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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:32 AM

MineTV:

I've watched both shows so far and its a neat concept. But interviews alone don't make for a very interesting video... While watching these, I think there could be other cool things they could go on MineTV. Here's a few things that could make the show more exciting:

game show
on the scene interviews on popular servers
more camera angles
on stage minecraft tutorials and new feature demos.. ex:  a live  trip wire demo
weekly news

just a thought

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:38 AM

Lol why the launcher says that on startup (using java console)?

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Using the latest launcher. Lol mojang x) asdf..[url="http://puu.sh/Op1U"]http://puu.sh/Op1U[/url]

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Clicky images <3 Main site is tntup.me, second is s.rightawake.com. Theres just minecraft stuff in it! Woot.


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:56 AM

The demo should be good. Not only someone gets to try it out, it lures people into buying it if they like it. It's a win for both sides.
Pocket edition development seems to be going faster. Can't wait until the new version gets released.

#12

Sacheverell

Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:03 AM

[quote name='intog' timestamp='1344040336' post='17016841']
MineTV:

I've watched both shows so far and its a neat concept. But interviews alone don't make for a very interesting video... While watching these, I think there could be other cool things they could go on MineTV. Here's a few things that could make the show more exciting:

game show
on the scene interviews on popular servers
more camera angles
on stage minecraft tutorials and new feature demos.. ex:  a live  trip wire demo
weekly news

just a thought
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We'll see if we can't incorporate some of your ideas into the show, thanks for your feedback.  :)

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:12 AM

Can't you just sort of...uhm... maybe login with offline mode and try it out? I fail to see the difference between demo-mode and offline-mode.

#14

Unsquarable

Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:23 AM

MineTV Game Show? Heck yes.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:37 AM

There is a typo at the end, "[color=#333333][font=Verdana, Geneva, Tahoma, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(242, 248, 251)]This week, David and Toby go over the 1.3 update, all things Minecon 2012, and more -[/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#ffff00][font=Verdana, Geneva, Tahoma, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(242, 248, 251)] [/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#ff0000][font=Verdana, Geneva, Tahoma, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(242, 248, 251)]ive[/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#333333][font=Verdana, Geneva, Tahoma, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(242, 248, 251)] it a look! " Should say [/background][/size][/font][/color][color=#ff0000][font=Verdana, Geneva, Tahoma, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(242, 248, 251)]give [/background][/size][/font][/color][font=Verdana, Geneva, Tahoma, sans-serif][size=3][background=rgb(242, 248, 251)]:)[/background][/size][/font]

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:57 AM

[quote name='intog' timestamp='1344040336' post='17016841']
MineTV:

I've watched both shows so far and its a neat concept. But interviews alone don't make for a very interesting video... While watching these, I think there could be other cool things they could go on MineTV. Here's a few things that could make the show more exciting:

game show
on the scene interviews on popular servers
more camera angles
on stage minecraft tutorials and new feature demos.. ex:  a live  trip wire demo
weekly news

just a thought
[/quote]And a skin of the week

#17

tomhas10

Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:24 AM

[quote name='BoonvtM' timestamp='1344034736' post='17014592']
In later news,

Minecraft has tripled in registered users but very few purchases to compensate!

Is it possible people make multiple accounts to keep using the demo rather than buying it?

In othernews, Mojang Bankrupt?
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seems incredibly pointless to repeat the demo over and over. Minecraft is about creativity and every time you make a new account you will lose all your creations...

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:23 AM

I'd like to see the first people who has beaten the Enderdragon in the demo version.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:32 PM

I was played the demo version sixteen months ago. What different in this "new" feature?
Toasted crustaceans!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:43 PM

Baby zombies?!! Isn't there enough baby mobs in minecraft?!! Either someone find's minecraft not cute enough, or wants children.
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