Tag Archives: Minecraft
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 12:27 BST
Guncraft developer Exato Game Studios has released a trailer for its Minecraft-meets-shooters sandbox game. It shows off some tactical uses for building blocks to obstruct enemies, and build makeshift forts on the hoof.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 18:07 BST
Endermen will not be near as hostile once you update Minecraft to 1.5.2 today. Well, at least he will no longer get pissed off and take things out on you should he take environmental damage. He’s been given a sedagive. Other fixes include tamed wolves and cats no longer despawing just because they feel like it, and Anvils are no longer feeling generous and have stopped providing services for free. Some other things have been fixed as well, and PCgamesN has the low down here.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 | 11:15 BST
Xbox Live’s Entertainment Award winners have been announced after a few weeks of fan voting, an unfortunate site security breach and ballot-counting. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has scooped the top award for best game.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 | 02:46 BST
Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has said the huge success of the sandbox title has affected his ability to work on new games.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 16:25 BST
Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson is currently ranked as the second most-influential person in the world in this year’s Time 100 Poll. Voting is still open if you want to throw your own hat in the ring.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013 | 11:55 BST
Fri, Apr 05, 2013 | 02:31 BST
The core version of Minecraft, which is available for Mac and PC, has totted up 10 million sales. Mojang openly displays its sales counter on the game’s website, but also celebrated the news on social media; lead developer Jens Bergensten hinted that the next big feature will be horses, for example. The Xbox 360 Edition has sold over 6 million copies, and as of January, all platforms were well past 20 million.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 23:32 GMT
UK publisher Egmont will release four Minecraft books in September. Develop reports the children’s manuals are called The Beginner’s Handbook, The Redstone Handbook, The Combat Handbook and The Construction Handbook. The publisher also plans for a Minecraft Annual, poster book and magazine called All About Minecraft. Egmont holds the license for Minecraft books everywhere outside the US, and has a similar deal with Rovio for Angry Birds.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 21:53 GMT
If the latest Minecraft update brought a bunch of bugs along with fancy new redstone functions, fear not – an update focused mainly on correcting those issues is expected on Thursday. Head on over to the Mojang blog for details of the fixes, or if you’re brave, to try out the snapshot build.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 | 15:35 GMT
Mojang may have one of the most popular games in recent memory with Minecraft, but the company isn’t looking to stop there. Minecraft Realms is on the way and will offer a safer way for younger players to spend their time in the blocky universe.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 00:33 GMT
Mojang has nominated a March 13 release date for the Minecraft Redstone Update, which adds a number of new features including several new items used in making elaborate machines, like a daylight sensor and hopper. It also removes Herobrine, unfortunately. Full patch notes are available on the Mojang blog.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 19:32 GMT
Mojang has told iGamer that Minecraft could eventually release on PS3 once its exclusivity deal on Xbox 360 runs out.
Tue, Mar 05, 2013 | 17:39 GMT
Minecraft Xbox 360 update 9 is still in the works, but to keep your interest piqued in it, 4J Studios has released a shot of some of the skins on the way. You’ll notice Claptrap in there, along with sharp-dressed Creeper, among others. 4J said it will let everyone know when title update 9 goes into certification. Thanks, OXM.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 | 17:12 GMT
Mojang has released Minecraft snapshot 13w09b, which fixes a whole lotta bugs. A pre-release is slated for either today or March 1. There are quite a few fixes detailed through the official site, one of which is potatoes not being affected by the Fortune enchantment. Those pesky spuds. Also fixed is a game crash which occurs when a saddled pig you ride dies or when changing between rideable entities. I’ve saddled many an animal in my life, oddest one was an ostrich, but never a pig. I may have to add that to my bucket list, or just try it in Minecraft. Seems the safer bet. Hit up the link for more.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 20:08 GMT
New Minecraft 360 Avatar items have landed on XBL Marketplace. Now, your virtual self can wear a sheep’s head, a zombie pigman shirt, have a pet cat, grab a magma cube, or get a pet Iron Golem. More items are available, and the list is through playXBLA. While you are there, you should check out a shot of how the the Ender Dragon looks in the game. Full list per the site is below.
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 11:14 GMT
Xbox Live Arcade’s weekly UK chart has gone live, and – surprise, surprise – Minecraft is still kicking shite out the competition.
Tue, Feb 05, 2013 | 06:32 GMT
Everybody wants a piece of Minecraft developer Mojang, but its founders refuse to sell up.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | 13:21 GMT
WesterosCraft, the ambitious but very lovely Game of Thrones Minecraft project is the talk of the town today, thanks to an impressive gallery of screens showing off a recreated King’s Landing. The attention to detail is rather nuts.
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 | 15:32 GMT
Thu, Jan 24, 2013 | 21:15 GMT
Minecraft snapshot 13w04a is now available. According to Mojang, it contains a “fancy” new scoreboard system, new functionality to dispensers, and a few other things which we found rather humorous and were unsure how to interpret. You can read over the additions and changes through the link.