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NVIDIA creates Minecraft Winter Wonderland to raise money for children’s hospital

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. This free, 30 million block map spreads Christmas cheer and helps a very worthy cause. It’s the season of giving, and with Christmas around the corner, NVIDIA and Minecraft have created a fun, festive Minecraft experience for charity. Comprised of over 30 million blocks, this grin-inducing winter wonderland is a free-to-download custom Minecraft map, aimed at raising funding and awareness for London Children’s hospital – Great Ormond Street (GOSH). Taking full advantage of sexy ray-tracing tech, the map adds in…

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Minecraft hits over a trillion views on YouTube

Over the last 12 years, videos related to the blocky phenomenon have added up to over 30,000 years worth of viewing time. It might not surprise you to learn that Minecraft is pretty popular. What may be a shock, however, is that it has now amassed over a trillion views on YouTube. According to a new article published by YouTube, the video platform has confirmed that videos related to Mojang’s blocky sensation have been viewed more than a trillion times. Thanks to the game’s huge popularity, it’s taken just 12 years for videos on Minecraft to hit this particularly brain-breaking…

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Minecraft Dungeons is getting seasons, a battle pass and more

Mojang plans to keep Minecraft spin-off Minecraft Dungeons alive a little longer with a battle pass, seasonal updates and more besides. Hack-and-slash dungeon-crawling Minecraft spin-off, Minecraft Dungeons, will be getting even more new content later this year – with plenty more set to be added further down the line. “Heroes, the adventure continues!” announced the official Minecraft Dungeons Twitter account during this year’s Minecon Live. “Seasonal Adventures are coming to Dungeons! Advance through an all-new progression system to earn pets, flairs, emotes and skins!” There will also be a non-paid, free Battle Pass track that will unlock various in-game currencies,…

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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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Here are three ways to turn Minecraft into a computer inside your computer

The more I see of Minecraft, the more I’m convinced that we all live in a simulation. Possibly one that’s also inside Minecraft, and running some fancy shaders. I don’t make that claim lightly. Like all conspiracy theorists, I have proof that you cannot dispute. Prepare yourself for a reality check. Below are some dazzlingly intricate pieces of computing, but rendered entirely inside Mojang’s blocky world-builder. And if Minecraft is capable of running in-game PCs, then we’re all just Creepers waiting to explode. (more…)