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Minecraft is generating incredible caves in the version 1.18 snapshot

Mojang may have notably snapped off the caves and cliffs bits from the first half of their Caves & Cliffs update to Minecraft, but it looks like the second half will be worth the wait. Mojang released an experimental snapshot for 1.18 yesterday and folks have started finding some absolutely wild worlds created by the new terrain generation. If you’ve not had time to take it for a spin for yourself, here are quite a few screenshots and videos of some things that have been spotted so far. Read more

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Minecraft is now an R-rated game in South Korea

By Dom Peppiatt 8 July 2021 10:42 GMT Minecraft has become an adult-only title in South Korea, thanks to Xbox Live accounts in the region only being available to people over the age of 19.As reported by The Korea Herald (via GamesIndustry), Minecraft will soon be classified as an R-rated game in South Korea thanks to Microsoft informing players in the region that they will need an Xbox Live account in order to play the game.This harkens back to a law that was introduced in the country back in 2011 that prohibits minors from playing games between midnight and 6am.Rather than…

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The ‘holy grail’ of lost Minecraft alphas has been found after a decade

On September 18, 2010, Minecraft version 1.1.1 was released with a bug that could lead to a grey screen. It was live for a period of only 3 hours and 25 minutes before version 1.1.2 was released, fixing the bug. For most people, that’s fine, the game now works and we can move on. But there’s a group of Minecraft cataloguers called Omniarchive who are trying to preserve every byte that ever passed through Mojang’s game, and version 1.1.1 proved to be an elusive target. It had been missing for over a decade. That was until an Omniarchive member discovered…

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Method moves into Minecraft esports with launch of Method Rush and new speedrunner stream team

UK-based esports organisation Method has moved into Minecraft esports with a new speedrunning event and the signing of six competitive Minecraft speedrunners. Method will host its first ever Method Rush: Minecraft Invitational on June 19th 2021, where some of the top Minecraft speedrunners will compete for their share of a $3,500 prize pool.  Method has also put together a Minecraft stream team, consisting of New Zealand speedrunner K4yfour, who is known for defining the ‘Hypermodern Meta’ and has placed high on the leaderboards throughout its history, US speedrunner Couriway who has held four solo world records, as well as Feinberg,…

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UK streamer TommyInnit named fastest-growing Twitch streamer of 2021 so far

Minecraft streamer TommyInnit is Twitch’s fastest-growing streamer in 2021 so far, according to research from esports betting platform Unikrn. The British gamer, real name Thomas Simons, has grown by 2.3m followers on the platform this year taking his overall followers to more than 5m. Fellow Brit, Tubbo, one of Tommy’s friends, is the fourth fastest-growing streamer in 2021 according to Unikrn, and has managed to bring in 1.5m new fans, almost doubling his following. Continue reading UK streamer TommyInnit named fastest-growing Twitch streamer of 2021 so far

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Minecraft diamonds | Where to find diamond ore

It’s a cliché, but diamonds might actually be one of your best friends in Minecraft. They can be used to craft some of the game’s best and most durable gear, and so they’re a highly sought-after material.Watch on YouTubeHowever, diamonds are really rare in the world of Minecraft. Furthermore, not only do you need to know where and how to find them — you also need to know the right tools to bring with you to mine them.On this page: Where to find diamonds in Minecraft How to tell which level you’re on Diamonds in 1.17 How to mine diamonds…

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The best Minecraft performance mods

When I first read about the Minecraft java mods that could triple the game’s framerate, I took it in the same spirit as those programs that claim you can download more RAM, or various sites telling me about hot singles in my area. That is, I felt lied to. But as downloader and tester, I did just that and discovered that the claims were true. You can boost Minecraft’s performance significantly, even on low-end or old computers. So I’m also downloading a hot single with 2TB of RAM right now, just in case. Read more

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Minecraft Dungeons is receiving its own arcade cabinet

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 March 2021 17:45 GMT Hardware set to launch later this year.Dungeon crawler Minecraft Dungeons is coming to its own arcade cabinet.In a post on the blocky blockbuster’s website, Mojang’s Per Landin said that the company had teamed up with Play Mechanix to create a cab for the game, resulting in the imaginatively-named Minecraft Dungeons Arcade. The release comes with nine levels, with players having three actions at their disposal – Melee, Dodge, and Range.Another tweak is that players receive physical cards to record changes to their character – better weapons, new skins by the sounds…

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Minecraft Dungeons boasts 10 million players and counting

Minecraft Dungeons players have surpassed the 10 million mark.According to Microsoft and Mojang, Minecraft Dungeons has reached over 10 million players across all supported platforms.Since the launch of the game in May 2020 across PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Xbox Game Pass, these 10 million players have accumulated some interesting stats.For starters, the Arch-Illager has been defeated a casual 5,934,629 times, and players have spend around 1141 years in camp.The Redstone Monstrosity has been beaten a total of 7,044,521 times, and there were 19,511,994 attempts to best the Redstone Monstrosity. To celebrate the milestone, a new cape,…

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Super Nintendo World is coming to Minecraft

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 31 January 2021 12:23 GMT Super Nintendo World will be available for Universal Studios visitors soon, but if you’re unable to attend there’s an alternative in Minecraft.Earlier this year, we got a virtual tour of Super Nintendo World that showed prospective visitors what they could expect to see if they got tickets to the new attraction, and now creator Dippy22 has taken it one step further.The enterprising Minecraft player has begun work on making Nintendo’s section of the Universal Studios resorts in Japan and California available in Mojang’s iconic platform.Dippy22 is aiming to have the map based on…