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    Hey everyone!

    I’ve been getting a lot of questions about MINECON lately, because before this time last year everyone knew the date and location and ticket info for MINECON 2013. While we don’t have a set date for the next MINECON just yet, I wanted to let everyone know that it won’t be until some time in 2015. I’m shooting to have it in the spring in London!

    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 can give it the attention it needs, and that means that springtime next year will work best!

    As soon as I have confirmed information it’ll be out there. We always announce as soon as we confirm with the venue and have a signed contract, but never before, because we want to make sure we can follow through with the event and we never want people to start planning to attend something that might not happen. So watch out for information in the coming months!

    Vu – @vubui

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    Pre-release 1.8-pre3 is now available and fixes the following issues:

    • [Bug MC-61844] – Creepers target Iron Golems, causing terrain damage without interaction of a player
    • [Bug MC-62066] – String duplication glitch
    • [Bug MC-66511] – Creeper's new Attack Golem AI takes priority over Avoid Ocelot/Cat
    • [Bug MC-69052] – Hang up when move out of 30,000,000
    • [Bug MC-69638] – Combined minecart explosions duplicating destroyed armor stands' items and creating ghost items

    Pre-release 1.8-pre2 is now available and fixes the following issues:

    • [Bug MC-46082] – Crashes when populating a chunk with empty (void) columns
    • [Bug MC-57926] – Thrown splash potions have the colour of water
    • [Bug MC-64521] – Inverted Daylight Sensor doesn't drop anything when mined
    • [Bug MC-67626] – Item frames do not work outside 524289 x -524288 coordinates
    • [Bug MC-68718] – Placing Redstone dust on certain other objects destroy the object
    • [Bug MC-68726] – Skin is using wrong model
    • [Bug MC-68740] – Cannot Summon Fireball/WitherSkull With/Without Direction (Unable To Summon Object)
    • [Bug MC-68748] – Crash: Command "Summon SmallFireball" on Mobs!

    Hello!

    It’s time for us to pre-release the next major Minecraft update, the Bountiful Update! This will bring Minecraft to version 1.8, and should be officially be published in the launcher on Tuesday, September 2. This is the update that to date has taken the longest time to create (over 300 days), and is the result of many, many changes.

    These changes consist of both new features, and large game structure changes such as replacing the hard-coded “block renderer” with a system that is able to read block shapes from data files, or performance enhancements such as multi-threading the client-side chunk rendering. We hope you will enjoy it!

    Here’s a list of the major changes in the game:

    • Added Granite, Andesite, and Diorite stone blocks, with smooth versions
    • Added Slime Block
    • Added Iron Trapdoor
    • Added Prismarine and Sea Lantern blocks
    • Added the Ocean Monument
    • Added Red Sandstone
    • Added Banners
    • Added Armor Stands
    • Added Coarse Dirt (dirt where grass won’t grow)
    • Added Guardian mobs, with item drops
    • Added Endermite mob
    • Added Rabbits, with item drops
    • Added Mutton and Cooked Mutton
    • Villagers will harvest crops and plant new ones
    • Mossy Cobblestone and Mossy Stone Bricks are now craftable
    • Chiseled Stone Bricks are now craftable
    • Doors and fences now come in all wood type variants
    • Sponge block has regained its water-absorbing ability and becomes wet
    • Added a spectator game mode (game mode 3)
    • Added one new achievement
    • Added “Customized” world type
    • Added hidden “Debug Mode” world type
    • Worlds can now have a world barrier
    • Added @e target selector for Command Blocks
    • Added /blockdata command
    • Added /clone command
    • Added /execute command
    • Added /fill command
    • Added /particle command
    • Added /testforblocks command
    • Added /title command
    • Added /trigger command
    • Added /worldborder command
    • Added /stats command
    • Containers can be locked in custom maps by using the “Lock” data tag
    • Added logAdminCommands, showDeathMessages, reducedDebugInfo, sendCommandFeedback, and randomTickSpeed game rules
    • Added three new statistics
    • Player skins can now have double layers across the whole model, and left/right arms/legs can be edited independently
    • Added a new player model with smaller arms, and a new player skin called Alex?
    • Added options for configuring what pieces of the skin that are visible
    • Blocks can now have custom visual variations in the resource packs
    • Minecraft Realms now has an activity chart, so you can see who has been online
    • Minecraft Realms now lets you upload your maps
    • Difficulty setting is saved per world, and can be locked if wanted
    • Enchanting has been redone, now costs lapis lazuli in addition to enchantment levels
    • Villager trading has been rebalanced
    • Anvil repairing has been rebalanced
    • Considerable faster client-side performance
    • Max render distance has been increased to 32 chunks (512 blocks)
    • Adventure mode now prevents you from destroying blocks, unless your items have the CanDestroy data tag
    • Resource packs can now also define the shape of blocks and items, and not just their textures
    • Scoreboards have been given a lot of new features
    • Tweaked the F3 debug screen
    • Block ID numbers (such as 1 for stone), are being replaced by ID names (such as minecraft:stone)
    • Server list has been improved
    • A few minor changes to village and temple generation
    • Mob heads for players now show both skin layers
    • Buttons can now be placed on the ceiling
    • Lots and lots of other changes
    • LOTS AND LOTS of other changes
    • Removed Herobrine

    The pre-release is available if you have activated development versions in the launcher.

    Sincerely, the Minecraft and Minecraft Realms teams

    @jeb_
    @Dinnerbone
    @_grum
    @SeargeDP
    @TheMogMiner
    @danfrisk
    @mamirm
    @DMarby
    @xlson

    PS. If you need the default Steve? skin (oh, I wonder why…), you can download it here: steve.png

    Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.8-pre3/minecraft_server.1.8-pre3.jar

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    Yeay! Minecraft for Playstation 4 is available to download from PSN! Here are some questions and answers to celebrate!

    I’ve bought Minecraft for my Playstation 3 but now I want it on my Playstation 4. Help me!

    • If you’ve bought Playstation 3 Edition digitally, or played online with the the disc version, you can upgrade to Playstation 4 Edition for just $4.99. Log into the PSN store to upgrade.
    • You can import your existing Playstation 3 worlds to Playstation 4 Edition. To do that you’ll need to load up Playstation 3 Edition, upload your world to the Magical Minecraft Cloud Land (not the official name), then re-download it from inside Playstation 4 Edition.
    • All your existing Playstation 3 Edition DLC will work on Playstation 4 Edition.
    • You can’t play cross-platform between Playstation 3 and Playstation 4. Sad but true.

    I’ve never played Minecraft on my Playstation 3. What Kreeper plox? Why are dig?

    • Minecraft for Playstation 4 will cost $19:99 from the PSN store.
    • It’s a friendly and fun game that’s very popular with cool people across the world.
    • It features sheep, other animals, blocks, and tools. You can build cool stuff. You can go on adventures with friends. It’s really pretty if you catch it at the right time. You probably know this by now, considering you’re on the Mojang blog.
    • Playstation 4 Edition features bigger worlds and an improved draw distance than the Playstation 3 version. If this doesn’t mean anything to you, don’t worry. Just load up Minecraft and have fun.

    What about Vita Edition? I want to play on my Vita.

    • Minecraft: Playstation Vita Edition should be with us in a few weeks. As soon as we have a more accurate date we’ll let you know. Sorry for the delay. If you already own Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition you get it for free.

    What about the Xbox One Version? When it that out? I’m extremely angry about this.

    • Don’t be angry. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be out this Friday. Then you can play it until your fingers drop off. Sorry for the delay, but releasing a game for multiple consoles around the world during the same week is really hard.

    That’s it for now! Enjoy Minecraft, and be nice to each other on the internet please.

    Owen – @bopogamel and the Mojangers

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    Yeay! Minecraft for Xbox One is available to download from Xbox Marketplace! Here are some questions and answers to celebrate.

    I’ve bought Minecraft for my Xbox 360 but now I want it on my Xbox One. Help me!

    • If you’ve bought Xbox 360 digitally, or played online with the the disc version, you can upgrade to Xbox One Edition for just $4.99. Log into the Xbox Marketplace to upgrade.
    • You can import your existing Xbox 360 world to Xbox One Edition. To do that, load up Xbox 360 Edition, upload your world to the Excellent Xbone Extra Cool Cloud (not the official name), then re-download it from inside Xbox One Edition.
    • All of your existing Xbox 360 DLC will work on Xbox One Edition.
    • You can’t play cross-platform between Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Sad but true.

    I’ve never played Minecraft on my Xbox 360. I am exotic tree puncher? Where is gunz?

    • Minecraft for Xbox One will cost $19:99 from the Xbox Marketplace.
    • It’s a friendly and fun game that’s very popular with cool people across the world.
    • It features sheep, other animals, blocks, and tools. You can build cool stuff. You can go on adventures with friends. It’s really pretty if you catch it at the right time. You probably know this by now, considering you’re on the Mojang blog, and I posted this information a few days ago when discussing other versions.
    • Xbox One Edition features bigger worlds and an improved draw distance than Xbox 360 Edition. If this doesn’t mean anything to you, don’t worry. Just load up Minecraft and have fun.

    I hate Xboxes! Where’s the Sony love? I am angry about this.


    It’s been a busy week! Have fun playing Minecraft and be nice to each other on the internet please.

    Owen – @bopogamel and the Mojangers

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    Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft.

    It was reassuring to see how many of your opinions mirrored those of the Mojangstas when we heard the news. Change is scary, and this is a big change for all of us. It’s going to be good though. Everything is going to be OK. <3

    Please remember that the future of Minecraft and you – the community – are extremely important to everyone involved. If you take one thing away from this post, let it be that.

    We can only share so much information right now, but we’ve decided that being as honest as possible is the best approach. We’re still working a lot of this stuff out. Mega-deals are serious business.

    Why did you sell Minecraft?
    Minecraft has grown from a simple game to a project of monumental significance. Though we’re massively proud of what Minecraft has become, it was never Notch’s intention for it to get this big.

    As you might already know, Notch is the creator of Minecraft and the majority shareholder at Mojang. He’s decided that he doesn’t want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance. Over the past few years he’s made attempts to work on smaller projects, but the pressure of owning Minecraft became too much for him to handle. The only option was to sell Mojang. He’ll continue to do cool stuff though. Don’t worry about that.

    There are only a handful of potential buyers with the resources to grow Minecraft on a scale that it deserves. We’ve worked closely with Microsoft since 2012, and have been impressed by their continued dedication to our game and its development. We’re confident that Minecraft will continue to grow in an awesome way.

    Minecraft means many different things to millions of people across the world, and to each and every Mojangsta. We feel that this is the best way for everyone – you guys included – to benefit.

    What about the other editions of Minecraft? Will they stop being developed?
    There’s no reason for the development, sales, and support of the PC/Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, iOS, and Android versions of Minecraft to stop. Of course, Microsoft can’t make decisions for other companies or predict the choices that they might make in the future.

    We’re extremely proud of all editions and the awesome things you have achieved through playing together.

    Is the game going to change? Will we still be able to make videos, mods, awesome builds, and all the cool stuff we’ve created over the past few years?
    Minecraft will continue to evolve, just like it has since the start of development. We don’t know specific plans for Minecraft’s future yet, but we do know that everyone involved wants the community to grow and become even more amazing than it’s ever been. Stopping players making cool stuff is not in anyone’s interests.

    What about the Mojang staff? What’s happening to you guys?
    Though it’s too early to confirm which of us will continue working on Minecraft or other projects, we predict that the vast majority (if not all) Mojangstas will continue to work at Mojang for the time being.

    The founders: Notch, Carl, and Jakob are leaving. We don’t know what they’re planning. It won’t be Minecraft-related but it will probably be cool.

    What’s happening to the other Mojang projects, like Scrolls?
    We don’t know yet. We’ll share any news as soon as we do.

    Will you still be able to tweet about features and interact with the community on a personal level, just like you’ve done over the years?
    Yes! That’s not going to change.

    How much money was the company bought for?
    Microsoft acquired Mojang for a smooth 2.5 BILLION dollars.

    Thanks for reading everybody.

    Owen – @bopogamel, Lydia – @lydiawinters, and the Mojangstas.

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    [​IMG]Creating video games is creative, fun, and cool. Loads of awesome people are doing it right now. And you can be one of those awesome people! To celebrate, the friendly folk at Oxeye Game Studio are hosting a Cobalt Game Jam this weekend.

    That basically means that a bunch of folk have agreed to make a game within a set time limit. Some participants are streaming their progress too; it’s a great way to get instant feedback and stay motivated.

    The Oxeye Game Jam is a casual affair. There’s no pressure or cost, but there is an extremely high chance of fun and increased knowledge. The jam finishes this Sunday at 12:00 CET.

    If you’re interested in taking part, or would like to watch the current participants cook up their creations, visit the Cobalt channel on Espernet, check out Daniels post on the Oxeye Blog, and watch and inspire these good folk as they craft their own masterpieces:


    Have a great weekend everyone!

    Owen – @bopogamel, Daniel – @Vraket, and Pontus – @Kinten

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    (n.b. the picture is a montage)​

    Hi everybody!​

    We have some great news to share! Minecraft for PSVita is coming tomorrow and we hope you’ll enjoy it. It has been a lot of work with 4J and Sony to make this happen and we’re thrilled to see what you guys will build on the go!

    Remember that if you have already bought Minecraft for PS3 you’ll get the Vita version for free! You can also transfer worlds between the PS3 and PSVita! And if you want to buy the PS4 version after that, it will only cost you 4,99 smackeroonies! Here is also a longer article from Sony about the various purchase options:

    http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014...edition-launches-playstation-store-next-week/

    xoxo

    /Daniel – @kappische

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    We’ve been keeping a close eye on the 1.8 release and have put together a small update that should fix a lot of issues that people have reported to us. This update is compatible with 1.8 servers, but even though it’s not strictly required to update to 1.8.1 we’d strongly recommend that you do for all the performance and stability gains it gives you.

    Bug fixes:

    • [Bug MC-3] – Player facing changes when passing through nether portals.
    • [Bug MC-4] – Item Drops Sometimes Appear at the Wrong Location
    • [Bug MC-1607] – Ghost End Portal in The End / Missing layer with AMD/ATI graphics cards
    • [Bug MC-2545] – Persistant Chunk error / Corrupted world / Wrong location spam
    • [Bug MC-6594] – Non-living entities (boats, minecarts, fallingsand, item frames, paintings) drop items even if doTileDrops is set to false
    • [Bug MC-37782] – Items held by witches are too small and held wrongly
    • [Bug MC-38385] – Hopper: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: bad Base64 input character at 4036: 5 (decimal)
    • [Bug MC-44542] – Tools with CanDestroy set to allow the breaking of certain blocks don't display proper block name on the tooltip (English (US) language only)
    • [Bug MC-45537] – Cannot place buttons under stairs or slabs, or ontop of upside down stairs or slabs
    • [Bug MC-46579] – Items are too high up on the arm in 3rd person mode while sneaking
    • [Bug MC-46809] – /say Not Showing Villager Entity Data if 'CustomName' Provided
    • [Bug MC-47683] – Black particles when breaking a block / Torch particles dark
    • [Bug MC-47987] – Entering a mobs view in spectator mode does not change if world is changed
    • [Bug MC-48011] – Ender dragon experience drops are not affected by doMobLoot gamerule
    • [Bug MC-48130] – /fill replace command not filling when clicking tab
    • [Bug MC-49126] – Glowstone crystal formations are missing their bottom layers
    • [Bug MC-49538] – Achievement "Overpowered" Has Misleading Icon
    • [Bug MC-53718] – Chicken Jockey riding inside chicken
    • [Bug MC-54551] – Resizing window while in Customized World Settings snaps back to Customized Settings page 1
    • [Bug MC-54707] – Command: setblock minecraft:sign produces a confusing error message
    • [Bug MC-56574] – Tellraw open_url isn't showing url
    • [Bug MC-58307] – Air bubbles appear after drowning and still dead
    • [Bug MC-59216] – Unable to build iron golem and snow golem with jack o'lantern
    • [Bug MC-59360] – Levers Pop Off Non-Solid Blocks
    • [Bug MC-61535] – Horse breeding: Foal looks just like an adult horse
    • [Bug MC-61844] – Creepers target Iron Golems, causing terrain damage without interaction of a player
    • [Bug MC-62140] – 2 block tall flowers generated in previous version removes the 2nd block
    • [Bug MC-62758] – Tall flowers drop two items when block below is broken
    • [Bug MC-63010] – Placing a Banner and breaking it in Survival causes them to not stack (as they have NBT data)
    • [Bug MC-63466] – Ctrl+Pick Block gives a steve head instead of a head with the owner's skin
    • [Bug MC-64082] – Enchantment options for individual players are reset after death. KeepInventory does not have any affect.
    • [Bug MC-64427] – /worldborder, /scoreboard and /debug with invalid arguments don't print an error message
    • [Bug MC-64455] – Item with CanDestroy / CanPlaceOn have missing translations for ALL languages
    • [Bug MC-64598] – Creative search tab text becomes offset.
    • [Bug MC-64773] – /particle autocompletion
    • [Bug MC-64846] – Cannot extend Potion of Leaping to eight minutes using redstone in a brewing stand.
    • [Bug MC-65276] – bow when held is upside down
    • [Bug MC-65603] – Ender Dragon does not obey NoAI tag
    • [Bug MC-65834] – Snow layers placed against the side of a block are placed one block too far out
    • [Bug MC-65945] – Enderman blocks look weird when invisible
    • [Bug MC-66324] – /clone has incomplete syntax
    • [Bug MC-66658] – /kill does not tab autocomplete with a player's name
    • [Bug MC-66786] – Incorrect death message for dispensed harming potions
    • [Bug MC-66861] – when press tab on /entitydata, players pop up
    • [Bug MC-66922] – <effect> argument in /effect does not show clear in help syntax
    • [Bug MC-68160] – Placing a coloured banner on a cactus drops a black banner
    • [Bug MC-68247] – Beacon Beam disappears while looking upwards from it
    • [Bug MC-68400] – Creative Inventory vert. scrollbar changes without scrolling
    • [Bug MC-68654] – Tab Complete – /effect and /enchant
    • [Bug MC-68745] – /resourcepacks/ folder is not automatically created when initially starting the game
    • [Bug MC-68891] – Mobs think daylight sensor is a full block, causing them to jump while trying to get off it
    • [Bug MC-69266] – Snow layer placing behavior buggy and inconsistent
    • [Bug MC-69323] – Certain commands do not allow tab completing coordinate arguments
    • [Bug MC-69823] – /debug help text wrong
    • [Bug MC-69983] – Multiplayer Settings named wrongly
    • [Bug MC-69984] – The "Defaults" popup on the customized world generation options screen doesn't disable hovering over stuff behind it
    • [Bug MC-69989] – Debug worlds generate one column twice
    • [Bug MC-70054] – Rabbits don't follow players holding golden carrots or dandelions
    • [Bug MC-70111] – When a thrown enderpearl is in the air, it disappears after relogging.
    • [Bug MC-70305] – "Sprint" is in the wrong category in Controls screen
    • [Bug MC-70308] – Bottom outline is missing in the Controls screen buttons
    • [Bug MC-70338] – Hopper: java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space – creating debug image whilst stitching textures
    • [Bug MC-70359] – Block breaking remains when eating/blocking with a sword
    • [Bug MC-70431] – Minecraft 1.8 skin bug!
    • [Bug MC-70472] – Crash when trying to connect to a server with more than 63 characters address
    • [Bug MC-70565] – when opening a chest in modded servers Minecraft crashes continuously
    • [Bug MC-70675] – End credits make no mention of Ryan Holtz (TheMogMiner) or Michael Stoyke (Searge)
    • [Bug MC-71777] – /achievement take taking too many achievements
    • [Bug MC-71981] – Uploading a hardcore world to Realms retains auto-ban
    • [Bug MC-72530] – Signs don’t respect the rules
    • [Bug MC-72583] – doTileDrops affects item frames
    • [Bug MC-72868] – Mobs glitch through the ground under certain conditions
    • [Bug MC-72869] – The 'Defaults' button on the Customized world screen does not disable itself after use
    • [Bug MC-72871] – Resizing the game makes buttons on "Defaults" popup on Customized world GUI disappear

    Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

    To get pre-releases, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “pre-releases” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

    Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.8.1-pre1/minecraft_server.1.8.1-pre1.jar

    Report bugs here:


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    Hello, friends.

    You’ve probably heard of ebola by now. It’s a terrible disease that’s claimed over 5000 lives in a recent epidemic in West Africa. We’ve known about it for over 40 years, but it’s still considered a serious illness with no known cure.

    Despite that, 50% of ebola sufferers do survive, and potential vaccines are currently being tested. Good hospital care and emergency shipments to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone are vital during this time of need. But they don’t come cheap.

    That’s where we can help out! A crew of Mojangstas, along with a few other game developers are participating in a game jam that runs from now until 11AM PST/8PM CET on Saturday. Even better, every smidgen of cash raised goes straight to Direct Relief’s ebola fund. The theme of the jam will be “healing,” for reasons that you can probably work out yourself.

    How to donate

    All you need to do is donate on humblebundle. By doing that, you’ll get access to every game developed during the Games Against Ebola jam, and help save lives in the process. It’s a massive win-win.

    Watch the games being developed

    You can also spectate live progress on the development of the games.

    Watch the main channel here. It will cycle through the following Mojanger’s feeds: Kappische, Dinnerbone, seargedp, krisjelbring and jbernhardsson.

    TL;DR

    • Ebola is a terrible disease that is causing many deaths in West Africa.
    • Money is needed to put a stop to it.
    • Donate to Games Against Ebola to help those in need and get a handful of games to play this Saturday.
    • 100% of your donations go to Direct Relief.

    Thanks for reading, everybody.

    Owen – @bopogamel

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    Hello!

    Windows phones just got significantly cooler. Now you can play Minecraft: Pocket Edition on the darn things! Hooray for Minecraft! Hooray for Windows phones! Hooray for portable gaming devices. Hooray for direct download links!

    Just in case you’re not sure what a Windows phone is, I’ve included a handy reference image below.

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    Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows phones costs a reasonable £4.99/$6.99, and includes all the features that come with the iOS and Android versions.

    Download and be merry, kind crafter folk.

    Owen – @bopogamel

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    Scrolls – Mojang’s second game – has just been released on PC, Mac, and Android tablet.

    Scrolls costs $5 but you can play the demo version for free! Wander over to scrolls.com and download it!

    Scrolls is hardly anything like Minecraft, but it’s still super fun to play. Watch the trailer below to get an idea of how the game works.


    See you on the battlefield, Mojang fan. You are great!

    Owen – @bopogamel, and the Scrolls team.

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    Just in time before the holidays, we have the pre-release for 1.8.2 ready. There are some bug fixes and performance tweaks we wanted to get out to you before most of us leave for vacation during the Christmas holidays.

    As always, there are some bugs fixed:

    • [Bug MC-51573] – Hostile mobs continue to follow/attack you in spectator mode
    • [Bug MC-65697] – Explosion force on entities is directionally biased
    • [Bug MC-66089] – Explosion physics changed, range of some TNT cannons greatly reduced

    Aside from bug fixes and performance increases this update includes cookies, milk and of course lots of hugs. Don’t open your gifts before Christmas!

    The Minecraft team and everybody else at Mojang wish you happy holidays and a great transition into the new year!

    To get pre-releases, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “pre-releases” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

    Cross-platform server jar: https://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/versions/1.8.2-pre1/minecraft_server.1.8.2-pre1.jar

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    To celebrate two years of skin sharing, Minecraft Skin Studio has been completely redesigned!

    Since the release of Skin Studio over 900,000 skins have been created, almost 3,000,000 comments written, and over 2,500,000 likes cast. Not too shabby. A lot has changed in Minecraft since then too, so rather than patch the older version, the good people at 57digital have remade their app from the ground up.

    Skin Studio Encore now features:

    • A completely new user interface and easier to use editing system
    • Full support for both Steve & Alex
    • 3D Previews everywhere – including while editing your skin!
    • Uses the new Minecraft API for importing a skin by username
    • Loads of advanced tools (including the much requested copy & paste!)
    • Over 900,000 community skins
    • The ability to submit your own creation to the community or download & modify!
    • Upload your skin to minecraft.net and change your skin for PC/Mac.

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    A trial version of Skin Studio is also available. Skin Studio Lite gives you the chance to design a full Minecraft Skin, but with slightly limited tools. It’s also worth pointing out that Skin Studio Pro users get the Encore upgrade for free! Just go to the updates tab on the app store.

    Don’t forget about 57digital’s other apps too! Minecraft Papercraft Studio and Minecraft Skin Scanner are also pretty cool!

    Happy Holidays everyone!

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    Minecraft Seeds Pro – the best seed-sharing app ever developed – has just received a massive update. Even better, it’s $1.99 instead of $2.99 from today (it’s Christmas Eve in case you didn’t know), until the 29th of December!

    Here’s what comes with the latest update:

    • Group PM, stay in touch with ALL your Minecraft friends directly through private messaging in the app! Follow your friends and let them follow you and you can PM each other directly and instantly directly from the app, without exchanging numbers or anything! Up to 10 users can PM in the same group!
    • Browse through thousands of awesome seeds and creations posted by other users! Get featured with your own!
    • Share your creations, post your favourite seeds and discuss cool forum topics with other Minecrafters. Connect and play with other players!
    • Get followed / follower others to stay updated on new awesome content posted by other users.
    • Customise your avatar and profile to your liking!
    • Much much more :)

    The sale will be at 30% going from $2.99 to $1.99 – it’ll start the 24th of December and continue to the 29th.

    Happy holidays everyone!

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    Hello again!

    I just posted about Minecraft Skin Studio Encore, but I have even more exciting news to share. Design a festive skin using the app and you’ll be in with a chance of winning an Xbox One!

    Here’s how the competition will work:

    • Submit a festive skin to Minecraft: Skin Studio Encore between December 22nd and January 5th. Include #xmas in the title!
    • Don’t forget to include #xmas in the title of your skin. That part is super important!
    • The more festive the skin, the better! Santas, Snowmen, Elves, Mince Pies, the lot.
    • All users can “Like” their favourite festive skin. Whoever gets the most likes by the 5th of January wins.
    • The winner of the competition gets an Xbox One and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition! Nice!
    • Terms & conditions and the full entry details will be available in-app.

    Good luck everyone! Get creative and have a great holiday season!

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    Yes, it’s true! In the near future you will be able to change your Minecraft in-game name.

    When? When! When?!
    We plan to make name changing available on February 4th.

    What do I need to do this? Will it cost money?
    The only thing you need is a Mojang account. If you currently sign in to Minecraft with an email address, you’re all good! Otherwise, you can migrate your old Minecraft account here. There are no other requirements, and it doesn’t cost any money.

    It sounds good! Where can I do it?
    Just head on over to your Mojang account page! Once the feature is made available you’ll see a “change” link next to your Minecraft name.

    Can I steal somebody’s name? Can I call myself “Dinnerbone” too?
    No. There is already somebody called Dinnerbone and names are still unique. You can’t have the same name as another player; they will have to change their name for you to be able to take it. 37 days after they change their name, the old one will become available.

    What about all those unpaid usernames from so many years ago?
    We will be freeing up all those old unpaid usernames when the new name changing feature is released. If you have an old unpaid name that you’d like to keep, there’s still time to buy it! Read this help article to learn how.

    Can I change the capitalisation of my name?
    Yes, you can!

    Does this mean that I can pick a new name every day?
    No. After changing your name you have to wait 30 days before you can do it again.

    What if I change my name and then realise that I don’t like it? Can I change back to my old name?
    Yes, you can. You still have to wait the 30 days though.

    If I ban a player “Foo” and he changes name to “Bar”, will he stay banned?
    Yes. Same for whitelisted players and oped players. They also keep their inventory, pets, statistics and everything they own on a server.

    How will this work with mods? What about my custom stuff on this one modded server?
    Ask your mod maker/server owner. Mods should be able to support this system easily and most already do, but we aren’t responsible for mods or servers!

    Can I have a hug?
    *hugs*

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