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Minecraft’s Trails & Tales update brings the fan-voted sniffer mob and more on June 7th

Minecraft’s next big update is called Trails & Tales. We already knew about most of the new features coming with the 1.20 update, but now we’ve also learned the release date: June 7th. The additions to the perennial voxel favourite include a pretty cherry blossom biome, an archaeology feature, adorable rideable camels, and the fan-voted sniffer mob. Developer Mojang announced the date in their Minecraft Monthly video series. Read more

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Long Covid Mods translate “real-world symptoms” into Elden Ring, Minecraft, and The Witcher 3

A new series of challenge mod packs aim to raise awareness for Long Covid and chronic fatigue symptoms using three perennial favourites: Elden Ring, Minecraft, and The Witcher 3. The initiative is called Long Covid Mode and all three mods make sweeping adjustments to the games, turning “real-world symptoms into in-game effects.” Take a look at some of the examples below: Read more

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Minecraft Pringles are a thing, and I’d quite like some

I’m always up for trying new and odd foods. I mean, I barbecued some womb in a restaurant in Japan recently, and I can confirm that it was like calamari but tougher, and, largely, a lot worse. So, that’s why the idea of Pringles releasing a limited-edition Minecraft Suspicious Stew flavour intrigues me! I would like to give it a go and see if it’s actually quite nice or makes me barf. Read more

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Climb a Brutalist tower in this first-person platformer inspired by Minecraft parkour

I spent my morning trying and failing to rise from the depths of a vast Brutalist tower in Beton Brutal, a new first-person platformer. It’s a challenging climb yet a curiously chill vibe, perhaps because any time I fall all the way down, I’m delighted to be back surrounded by overgrown plants and sculptures rising from a pond. The developer says Beton Brutal “tries to replicate and build upon the parkour mechanics seen in Minecraft,” and I think I have a lot to learn. I didn’t even know Minecraft had parkour. Read more

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Minecraft Dungeons & Dragons DLC adds Forgotten Realms locations, classes, and more

Minecraft is getting a new expansion, and it’s a Dungeons & Dragons campaign complete with beasts, classes, and locations from the lauded tabletop RPG. In it, you can choose your class, unlock classic spells, and perform ability checks while exploring iconic locations and battling monsters such as beholders, mimics, and more. Minecraft Dunegons & Dragons Expansion Announcement Trailer It all starts off with D&D being played on tabletop before you are whisked away to the Forgotten Realms, where you will see recognizable locations from Icewind Dale and the Sword Coast. You can choose a class and be either a barbarian,…

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Minecraft 1.20 Update is now the Trails & Tales Update

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Ride your camel across the land. The Trails & Tales Update will be released to Minecraft players later this year, Mojang has announced. Previously known as Update 1.20, it is about “self-expression through representation, storytelling, and world-building.” Minecraft Monthly – Minecraft 1.20 Name Reveal – Trails & Tales You can already try out the Trails & Tales features in Bedrock betas, previews, and Java Snapshots. You can sniff for seeds with the sniffer, trim your armor, perform archeology, run around…

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Minecraft 1.20 update will add cherry blossom biome, archaeology, and Sniffer mobs

The summer update is shaping up to be a good one, again. Minecraft is the survival game that keeps on giving. Since its initial conception in 2011, the game has been privy to various updates that expand on the game and everything in it. Last year, we saw the likes of caves and cliffs added to Minecraft, with mobs of axlotls and goats joining them. This year, however, we’ll be seeing even bigger things come to Minecraft in time for summer; a whole new cherry blossom biome, the ability to dig around and learn about archaeology, and more mobs will…

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RPS GOTY Revisited: 2010’s Minecraft is the ultimate survival sandbox

Revisiting Minecraft to discuss whether it deserved the GOTY award back in 2010 is a hard task, in the same way that discussing the importance of sliced bread is hard. It’s so significant that, when ranking the significance of other similar things, we all forget it until someone goes “wait wot about Minecraft” and then everyone unleashes a collective “oooo yeahhh”, guaranteeing it the top spot. To echo AliceB’s sentiments upon revisiting Portal, it’s fuckin’ Minecraft. In fact, I think I could take her Portal revisited intro, replace every instance of “Portal” with “Minecraft”, and call it a day. It’s…

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Bethesda and Xbox to host Developer Direct presentation on January 25

Find out more on Redfall, Minecraft Legends, and more Starfeild may be getting its own showcase, but Xbox and Bethesda aren’t leaving other titles out of the spotlight. As previously rumored, and now confirmed, Bethesda and Xbox will host a Developer Direct presentation on January 25. This showcase will feature updates on The Elder Scrolls Online, Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends, and Redfall. Minecraft Live 2022: Minecraft Legends First Look & Demo During the showcase, Elder Scrolls Online studio director Matt Firor will unveil 2023’s major Chapter update, which will include the latest regions of Tamriel to become playable. Firor will…

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VG247’s The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.33: The best game that could have been made by an AI

Humans have wondered for decades if artificial intelligence will lead to their doom, but could it have invented DOOM? Welcome to VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast: Episode 33 – the best game that could have been made by an AI Join our panel of gaming experts as they discuss and debate the greatest video games of all time. Each week, we’ll tackle a new theme and share our picks for the best games in that category. This week on VG247’s Best Games Ever Podcast, we have a special treat for you! In the spirit of the holiday season, our host…

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Relax with these five hour-long soothing scenes in Minecraft

I played hundreds of hours of Minecraft in the years after its original release, but hadn’t returned again until recently. It turns out the standalone expansion I needed was a son. He’s six years in development and today I introduced him to a private Minecraft multiplayer server for the first time. Exploring, building, and the vibes are all as wonderful as I remember. Perfect timing: Mojang have just released a series of Minecraft “Soothing Scenes”. There are five in total and each one is an hour-long video featuring a recreation of a Minecraft setting, from rainy swamp to cosy fireplace,…

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Minecraft 1.20 update coming in 2023, and the Fauna Faire hits Minecraft Dungeons next week

Plenty of Minecraft for fans of the games. Minecraft 1.20 is coming next year, and at Minecraft Live 2022 today, the team at Mojang showed off a little bit of the update. During the show, the camel mob, hanging signs, chiseled bookshelves, and crafting with bamboo were shown off. Minecraft Live 2022: Update Highlights Players will be able to make all sorts of things with bamboo nodes, such as planks, rafts, and more. The chiseled bookshelf will allow you to store up to six books and they can even be used as doors. There will be three different versions of…

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Go to infinity and beyond with the new Lightyear Minecraft DLC pack

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. No playing around on this space adventure. Are you (or your kids) hungry for a space adventure like you’ve never experienced before? If so, Minecraft may be the best place to find your next intergalactic journey with the new Lightyear DLC that’s just been added to the Minecraft Marketplace. Tied in with the Lightyear film that’s currently in cinemas, this content pack allows you to step into Buzz’s shoes as they journey across the stars. This is available for most…