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August hasn't been particularly kind to Minecraft conventions, official or otherwise. Following that worrying news about the unofficial 'Mineorama' convention comes the sad news that there will be no Minecon this year. Mojang COO Vu Bui announced as much on the Mojang site, stating that "while we’d love to do MINECON every year and it’s the only event we do as a company, we want to make sure we
What could possibly be better than playing Minecraft? Watching someone else play Minecraft! At least, that's the case for the great number of people who make Minecraft one of the most popular games on the streaming service Twitch. A post on developer Mojang's official site has announced that the pre-release of version 1.7.3 has added integrated Twitch broadcasting. Hooray!
If you've had eyes lately, you may have noticed that quite a lot of people enjoy streaming videos of themselves playing Minecraft. It's, like, the reason the internet was invented. Soon, streaming videos of yourself playing Minecraft will become a little easier, as Mojang have partnered with video giants Twitch to integrate streaming into the game itself. The news was just announced at Minecon,
This is almost certainly how you'd make every decision if your game had sold 11 million copies. "What should I play today?" Thwack! Sword in the Steam library. "Do I want a cake?" Squelch! Sword in the dessert tray. "Where should I hold this year's Minecon - the annual convention celebrating indie mega-phenomenon Minecraft?"
Minecon was a busy old time for Mojang’s bearded, be-hatted co-founder. When Markus “Notch” Persson wasn’t on-stage or in interview he was being mobbed by hundreds of fans, barely kept at bay by the towering mass of his bodyguard. Yet, when I catch up with him in a backroom of the New Yorker hotel, he doesn’t seem especially exhausted by the relentless bustle of celebrity. Quite the opposite: he
Minecon wasn’t only about Minecraft. Mojang were good enough to invite along the bright lights of the indie dev scene to give a series of inspiring, funny lectures, describing how they got into the business and what they’ve learnt along the way. Taking to the stage in chronological order: Hello Games, purveyors of deceptively chirpy stunt-biking game Joe Danger; C418, Minecraft’s maestro of
It may have been held in Disneyland Paris, but it seems that MineCon 2012 wasn't just a thinly veiled excuse for Mojang to spend a weekend on the Buzz Lightyear Laser Blaster. Minecraft's lead developer, Jens Bergensten, used the event to announce the upcoming 1.5 update. Titled The Redstone Update, it's part of a new plan to release more frequent patches that will each focus on a specific
It’s hard to imagine how Minecraft could become any bigger than it already is, or how Mojang could spend the money if it did. Then the Mojang guys tell me. It sounds like a good plan. Instead of indefinitely expanding Minecraft’s in-game content, Mojang intend to gift its future to the modders and tinkerers.
Mojang and the House of Mouse have joined forces to stage this year's Minecraft convention, taking place on November 24th and 25th at Disneyland Paris. The amusement park has been hired exclusively for this event, so the amassed fanbase for its block-based imaginarium can mingle, make merry and attempt not to throw up on the rollercoasters without the usual crowds and queues. If that sounds
Last year's MineCon took place amid the bright lights of Las Vegas, aside from a few hiccups, much fun was had. The conference for all things Mojang and Minecraft will "most definitely" be happening this year somewhere in Europe. Mojang's Lydia Winters has posted on their blog to say that she's "headed to a secret location next week to check it out and hopefully sign papers for the location and
Minecon was supposed to celebrate the launch of the finished version of Minecraft, but that's been overshadowed by disagreements between Minecraft's creator, Notch and the Yogscast team. A couple of days ago Notch tweeted his disappointment at the alleged behaviour of the video podcasters, whose Minecraft-centric videos attract millions of international viewers every day. "Celebrity or not,
Minecon wasn’t quite the Minecraft celebration developer Markuss “Notch” Persson was expecting. In fact, it’s the fallout that followed that’s put it in many gaming sites’ headlines - including Edge’s. It seems Notch and Minecraft-centric video podcast Yogscast had something of a falling out at the show. Seemingly, it all comes down to Yogscast’s behaviour during Minecon. Notch started subtly
Minecraft's been stealing gamers' time and replacing it with pure, unbridled joy for more than two years, but that - as they say - was only a test. Today at Minecon, Notch officially flipped the switch on the full release, showering streamers on an audience that'd probably kill just to touch a person who touched the rim of Notch's hat. As is only proper for newly launched games, Minecraft is
Mojang have just released a new Minecraft 0.9 pre-release build, which is incredibly close to the final Minecraft 1.0 release, and even includes the boss fight. "Please help us test the ender fight in multiplayer as much as possible. :)" tweets Notch. Mojang dev Jens Bergensten tweeted a link to the latest pre-release build, which you can grab here. Minecon will celebrate the release of
http://youtu.be/-y2NACUlwmE Minecon kicks off next Friday in Las Vegas and Hat films have released the official Minecon trailer. A few weeks ago they launched a competition seeking character skins from their YouTube followers, which is where they got the spectacular outfits worn by the party guests. The Yogscast guys get a cameo, too, and it takes place in a fantastic boxy recreation of the
http://youtu.be/4Pv9mzW1Cms The Hat Films chaps have popped up to offer their subscribers the opportunity to have their Minecraft skin appear in the official trailer for Minecon, which will celebrate bowler hats and all things cuboid when it kicks off in Las Vegas on November 18. If you win the competition you'll get to see your character appear alongside the Hat Films guys, and maybe even
We recently announced that Mojang plan to celebrate the launch of Minecraft with the MineCon convention in Las Vegas in November. Notch has just tweeted to say that ticket registration site for the event will open "tomorrow!" at "6PM CET." That's 5PM BST, 12PM EDT and 9AM PDT. You'll want to jump in quick if you want to meet Notch in Vegas. "There's a limited number of tickets," he says.
The first details of Minecon, the Minecraft convention, have been released to PC Gamer. The event will take place on November 18th-19th and will coincide with the launch of Minecraft's full release. "For me, MineCon is about celebrating the full release of Minecraft," said Notch via email. "I'm really looking forward to getting up on stage and pushing the button to upload the final build."