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.
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.
Taking place at the Insomnia 49 event between August 23rd and 26t you will be able, as a guest there to attend tournaments and other cool stuff. What are those cool stuff ? Minecraft talks and presentations with tournaments being the main thing to see over there.
“Each time we host an Insomnia event, the community amazes us with its passion, making each event bigger and better than the last,” was said by Craig Fletcher.
He also said “With the runaway success of Minecraft, we’ve answered the call from devoted fans by creating the UK’s first Minecraft Expo, and we can think of no better place to host it, than the UK’s biggest gaming festival.”
There will be also build challenges which we all love. Also bring your mobile over there that’s also popular lately.
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 decided to celebrate the anniversary that Minecraft has now been downloaded over 2 million times in the four days since its release, with Skin pack they made their debut anniversary.
Sounds pretty cool to us, free skins for gamers which you could only see on PC’s and Mac’s before, you can see console version is going step by step to full computer game. There is one thing they miss, and that is Mods. While moderators have work to do on computers for the players sometimes they also have a console audience but they aren’t able to approach it, not yet atleast. Maybe sometimes in future we see mods coming on to consoles too.
Avatar’s appearance is a important factor to many player in Minecraft, you are recognized by it and you get into your character more easily since you got a different look that other gamers.
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.
As we talked about this update before we are reminding you all gamers out there that still play (not like it’s not cool anymore, but it is) update 9 is coming to our platforms, depends which platform you are on. In the meanwhile you should check out this Dota 2 like Minecraft video we enjoyed and we just had to share it with you guys, just like we share our Mod Loader with you that is still up there for download.
Since now mobile is a big hit and a more and more game are transferring to these kind of devices, tablets and smartphone we wonder will Scrolls, the next Mojang game , come to iOS and Android or maybe even Windows Phone 8 which is something we shouldn’t ignore as Windows 8 too. With all those eights around us and Microsoft focusing on one big eco system we could probably see a new Xbox not with the name Xbox 720 but Xbox 8 which makes a lot more sense to press and players that love downloading games and programs.
You may noticed smooth lighting in Minecraft past months as an result of various updates, while the effect is all looking good and such some players reported that they have frame drop issue cause of that and in this 1.5.1 version of the game we hope this will be fixed, that damn Java just isn’t friendly with us.
But it’s not only PC that’s getting updates and new stuff, Mojang didn’t forget Xbox also, which just got a trailer for the end game or some call id Dragon ending and we also prefer that one. Make sure to watch the video below.
Not only frame drops are being fixed. Those horrible white lines you see sometimes between the blocks are now the thing of the past and we are forever grateful for programmers at Mojang for that, mods also can get in the trash cause of bugs like that. Speaking of mods TFC mod manager is still for download or as some may call it Mod Loader Minecraft.
Before we start about Minecraft going hard, and by that we mean you will be able to get a hard copy of your favorite PC/ console game we want you to see latest video which is pretty hyped on youtube and it shows off visualization of creating process of Minecraft.
Pretty cool huh ? Yea we think that too also it’s nice to see that Notch was able to let his baby being coded by someone else, wondering is the feeling similar when you let your MOD being downloaded in the public or even modified a bit more by someone you actually don’t know.
So when will you be able to buy a retail version of the game ? April 30 and it will be only for Xbox 360. What about the updates we keep you informed about a lot of the times ? Yes they will be there on the disc with the game and also the ninth update that is coming will also be there on your Xbox 360 console. We wonder why PC isn’t gonna get a retail version, but maybe that’s the best it was first digital why wouldn’t it stay like that.
Documentary about Minecraft and it’s creator Notch and his small company Mojang, in which we see the progress from the start to the end in Minecraft. 2player production doesn’t really get into the modding of the game and mods which kind of makes us sad since it’s a big part of the game. Even though some parts of the movie feature various texture packs but that’s not really what we are in to.
Notch is the star of the movie, and there is the co owner of the company, an former employee from King which is a company/ website which makes money on flash game, and guess what, Markus used to work for them. Movie is fantastic, its a movie made by a niche company about a niche or an indie company. The cool thing is they uploaded it to the The Pirate Bay and you can download it for free, but off course you can also pay for it for 8 dollars which we recommend since they worked it off so hard to make it.
While the movie doesnt provide anything about how to make it big step by step it still inspires you a lot and also focuses on how to stay close with yours while you are a big shot.