Monthly Archives: March 2012

Gift: Minecraft meets multimedia

As many Minecrafters know, Minecraft has been put to a number of uses which Notch may never have imagined. Well, earlier this week, Kristal1 pointed me in the direction of another innovative usage for the game: book tie-in… Andrea “Andi” … Continue reading

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Dear EA: Keep your paws off Mojang!

Today, Notch tweeted a link to a Gamasutra article in which EA’s Chief Creative Director, Richard Hilleman, stated that Mojang was going to need some serious help from a “big-name” company if they were going to continue to thrive in … Continue reading

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Mindcrack: Ultra Hardcore – there can be only one…

When eight guys who are normally friends temporarily turn against each other in the name of competition and entertainment, what is the result? Mindcrack: Ultra Hardcore. The Mindcrack gang – BdoubleO100, KurtJMac, PauseUnpause, W92Baj, Guude, Etho, Docm77, and VintageBeef1 – … Continue reading

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Come show some love for BitBurner!

Starting at 2pm Eastern on Saturday 31 March (11am Pacific, 7pm UK), a number of Minecraft/YouTube personalities will be livestreaming video games for 24 hours in honour and support of BitBurner, one of the Minecraft community’s most giving and helpful … Continue reading

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Haven and beyond…

Last October, I wrote about the construction of Haven, how it helped to cement my love for Kristal, and our dismay when our friend, the chameleonymic1 Pete Little, decided to call it a day with the Sanctuary server. So you … Continue reading

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BiomeEdit: Rescue your old maps!

One of the biggest bugbears with the advancing versions of the save-file format has been that the biomes in older worlds become corrupted. This was particularly distressing for Kristal, because the lush greenery we had at Haven had turned into … Continue reading

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Mojang and Bukkit

A week ago today, Mojang announced that they had hired the four main developers of Bukkit to help create Minecraft’s modding API. And, as with any major change, the news split the Minecraft community: for and against (and, this being … Continue reading

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