Mojang are gearing up to tackle Minecraft's version 1.8. As always, that means the regular unveiling of snapshot updates - giving the development team the chance to pre-test features and look for bugs before they pull the big red update lever. Naturally, as the first step towards 1.8, it's a significant update. For one thing, it adds three new types of stone; For another, it brings some pretty useful changes for both Survival and Adventure modes.
The Mojang blog provides a snapshot rundown, and uses an almost absurd number of exclamation marks to do it. Here's the changes to Survival mode.
And! Here's! What's! Happened! To! Adventure! Mode!
The "that can change" on the list refers to a tweet made by Jeb . It showed an "Adventure Shovel" that allowed the players to remove specific blocks, as defined by the maker of that map.
You can download the snapshot through the Minecraft launcher, by creating a new profile and selecting the option to "enable experimental development snapshots". Be warned though, as a Snapshot, it will probably have some bugs .