If You’re Using Minecraft To Sell Something, Stop That Now

In an effort to cut down on the amount of Minecraft mods that serve as little more than spam, Mojang is enacting some new anti-commercial rules that forbid third parties from offering ad-related mods or using Minecraft footage in their advertising. Mojang’s Owen Hill came forth with his Two Commandments this morning. Thou shalt not: […]

Could Minecraft Mods Be Incompatible With Future Releases?

Minecraft: Education Edition was revealed last week by Microsoft. It was based on MinecraftEdu, an unofficial third-party modification that was eventually adopted and endorsed by Mojang. But if Microsoft hadn’t stepped in and took the reins, it’s possible that MinecraftEdu could have been rendered unfunctional in the future. Here’s the deal: Minecraft: Education Edition is […]

Someone Got Pokemon Red To Work In Minecraft, No Mod Needed

What I’m about to talk about isn’t an approximation of Pokemon in Minecraft, where you meet blocky monsters on the field and throw blocky Pokeballs at them. That kind of thing has been done before, anyway. What someone has now done is literally recreated the original Pokemon game in Minecraft. As in….a port of the […]

In-Game Tutorials Now Possible In Minecraft

Minecraft isn’t that hard to pick up and play, but some of the more complicated tasks people have pulled off in the game might confuse those who attempt those tasks themselves. Marc Watson, employee of Mojang, and Dragnoz, a popular Minecraft builder, are working on a solution: in-game tutorials. Together, they’ve rigged up a map […]

Mod Turns Minecart Ride Into Psychedelic Trip

Here’s an impressive video taken from the perspective of a Minecraft minecart. YouTube user BruceKnowsHow could have just made a simple rollercoaster track, but he felt he had to go above and beyond. He installed mods that distorted, twisted and blurred the landscape as you zoomed past it, and he timed certain graphical effects (like […]

Resource Pack Adds Grass So Realistic, Your Dad’ll Try to Make You Mow It

Okay, so that’s hyperbole, but this new resource pack created by alkalinechaos on Reddit does look a lot nicer. If you do install this, be prepared for a little bit of bugginess. “It does some weird stuff when you break the block, there’s a phantom half block above it that flickers through various textures. I […]

Minecraft Servers Look So Busy From Above

Look at all the tiny Minecraft people, going about their tiny Minecraft days. A tilt-shift is a popular photographic technique that uses angles and selective focus and is often used to create the effect that something being looked down on above is actually a miniature. It can be faked digitally, as Kaybl3 has done in […]

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