We all know him, Markus Persson Notch is the one we admire with a reason, he created minecraft and he is now giving his voice on piracy and his revenue. With Minecraft, a game that suprised all of us and now become the 6th best selling PC game of all time you have a great central figure behind it and it wears a hat and a name Notch.
With millions he earned he is still baffled as he was raised in not a poor family but decent enough so he could go to a cinema but should save up money for buying a new peace of hardware like consoles on which he used to play.It all felt normal to him and now he has a large pile of money, with one part for enjoying life and one for taking care of family.
Piracy is something we all have opinions about and so does he, while he is against people pirating he doesn’t look at it as a crime hence the view on the pirated copy not being a lost sale. Overall interesting person we all admire for creating one of the best games ever actually.
8 million combined sales on Xbox is now one more thing Mojang and Notch can be proud off. The game itself is getting more and more downloaded, the trend simply isn’t stopping but growing. It’s that kind of game that comes out once in a gamers life time. We can compare it to classics like Counter Strike or Dota.
One thing to notice is every one of those games came out on PC which we love cause it’s something that is always backwards compatible and it doesn’t get passed on as a system to next generations as consoles do. We can see that with PS3 Xbox 360 and PS4 and Xbox One.
With the world sales for the Xbox edition going crazy United Kingdom is also crazy for the block building game. Here are the charts of the last week.
4J Studios famous for making Minecraft for Xbox 360, or porting it is publishing a skin pack for the named console. Titled skin pack 5 will be based on number of Ubisoft characters, as you can see from the picture Ezio and Altair which were protagonists in the game. But not only Assasin Screed is here, you will have characters from Splinter Cell and Rayman Origins and Legends.
This isn’t first time they made the skin pack as you can see by the title, also it isn’t first time they are using game characters, as they already with Borderlands 2, Dead Space and Telltale’s Walking dead.
As the game is for console this is the only way for players to put a skin on their character so there is no freedom like on the PC.
Somebody had to blend this 2 games into one I guess, and the outcome is 7 Days to Die. It combines elements of Minecraft when it comes to items and crafting and DayZ the feeling of an RPG and stranded and lonely feeling you can get in that mmo game.
It’s kickstarter page is asking for 200,00$ of funding for it to be complete, which is not a small price to ask from people. When you consider this isn’t so original like some other projects out there it’s not a small sum to get collected by the public.
It’s coming out for Windows, Linux and Mac all three possible PC platforms out there. If you are interested we recommend you check out their kickstarter also watching this video below is not bad either, you get familiar with it’s gameplay.
Looks interesting, but interesting enough to get funded is the question.
Mojang has reported that new launcher for Minecraft is not available for all players of that same game. It also has some new features and is vastly improved. If you read the Polygon than you may already know what is stated over their for our mod loving game. “Those who are playing “Minecraft” on PC can now download an all-new launcher, which brings an updated interface, upgraded security, and upgraded stability.” is an quote from their website and we do trust them of course.
For the new launcher to function properly you need at least 1.6 version of Minecraft for it all to run properly. You can continue playing the game if you stay on the older version ass well. Self-updating system is one of the features that are added to the launcher, and only time will tell will we have something like a mod loader in this launcher so we don’t need to have 3rd party apps anymore for us to install mods.
After all the talks about console version of minecraft we got some new stuff for PC and Mac. New update will come to Minecraft called Horse Update that introduces horses, horse gear, donkeys and more.
More animals in Minecraft, without mods
Minecraft already has a past with animals in the game, along with pigs, dogs and sheep, but something was missing. As it turns out that something are one of the fastest mammals, horses. Last year Minecon was in Las Vegas and more than 7,000 people have come to the event.
Added Donkeys, Mules
Added Horse Armor
Added Hardened Clay, Stained Clay
Added Block of Coal
Added Name Tags (item)
Added Hay Bales
Texture packs are now “resource packs” that also can hold sound etc
Food meter is now drained when healed by full food meter
That’s a long list, a lot of stuff is added and we find it cool for developers to do so much for a game that’s been relatively a long time out there for people to buy it.
Good news for everyone gaming on Xbox 360 with Minecraft, as on PC Minecraft will still be updated. 4J Studios developer confirmed this via Twitter so there is no reason to worry your fun with this game will stop after next generation of consoles.
Even thought we like consoles, we don’t see the point why wouldn’t you play this on a computer, since all those lovely mods are there and something you are looking for to download, TFC mod manager or sometimes called simply Mod loader. That can be confused with any game but we crafters know what we mean when we say it.
Microsoft just introduced in Redmond a new generation of its Xbox console. Of course, the new device is called the Xbox 720 or Xbox Infinity as recently gossiped – called Xbox One. Minecraft is a game that exists on console Xbox 360, Pc and Mac, now we wanna see it on Xbox one. New generation of system is definitely something that Mojang has to take in and start working on porting the game over there. That’s what we would want atleast.
More about Xbox One below
Under the name Microsoft wants to say that this is one device for all your entertainment in the living room. In addition to playing games, Xbox One will be used for television viewing in an interactive manner, as well as other forms of entertainment such as listening to music, surfing the Internet and using a variety of Internet-related applications, such as Microsoft’s Skype, which demonstrated the functionality and presentation of the event console.
With specs similar to Playstation 3, Xbox One also has a certain part of console that is focused on Cloud computing and a certain percentage of the horse power will be coming of their servers.
Mojang, our lovely game developer famous for their cult game (it gained that status since it released) just announced that it got bigger in numbers, and by that we mean 10 million download.
Not only that sounds good, but we need to take in consideration that the game is being sold on mobile devices at $6.99 price. This is pretty successful for a game like this, well it was ported just from PC not being specially made for touch like other games are. Pocket edition of Minecraft is being constantly updated and more and more it’s being matched with computer version, we don’t even know does some option miss from this version. Mods are obvious thing but that is custom made from people that don’t actually work at Mojang.
Not so late ago PC version hit 10 million downloads, but yes mobile is a bit more accessible but we don’t know anyone there without a computer also.
Horses! Yes,horses will be added to Minecraft and we will probably enjoy it a lot. Cool thing about this addition to the game is that they credit a modder for this which makes us happy as seeing that mods have influence on games. Mo’ Creatures mod is what inspired the Mojang programers and designers. But that’s all that will happen concerning the animals cause you won’t see anymore animals being added in this latest Minecraft update. Where can you find horses? In the wild but when you hop on them they will try everything to knock you out back since that’s their nature. You have to earn it’s respect and after a while you will be the prince on a horse every girl in Minecraft dreams off.
Update by update in Minecraft
What about technical aspect of the game ? Well it will be changing from Java 5 to Java 6, which I personally have problems updating on my computer.