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LEGO and Minecraft Collaboration Takes Shape

Written on January 25, 2012 by R. Cruise

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The project between LEGO and Minecraft was finally granted with a green light.

It was Minecraft developer Mojang who proposed the idea back in December, and LEGO recently made the official announcement that the company is “developing a concept that celebrates the best aspects of building with the LEGO system and in Minecraft.”

This project was made possible through the community site LEGO Cuusoo. Members of these communities submit their LEGO ideas to the site and top submissions are chosen through voting. The project received an overwhelming number of supporters and then proposal was forwarded to the LEGO jury for assessment.

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Minecraft 1.5 Preview: Weather Effects, Achievements and Stats

Written on April 11, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's raining cats and dogs in Minecraft, as developers unveil a preview video of what the game would look like once Minecraft 1.5 kicks in.

Aching for some more Minecraft content? Well here’s a tease for you, folks over at the blocky world. The next update for Minecraft – Minecraft 1.5 – will unleash several new features, including a statistics log, the achievement system, and weather effects.

Markus “Notch” Persson was gracious enough to upload a preview video of what the update’s new features would look like in-game, though he admitted that there’s still some things needed to be fixed before totally releasing the update, particularly the weather effects. Anyway, check out the video on how Minecraft will look like with the new features after the break.

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Minecraft Gets Wolves on Next Update; Achievement System in the Works

Written on March 22, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's going to be a longer and more rabid Minecraft with an achievement system and wolves.

If you’re looking for another reason to spend countless hours playing Minecraft, well then Minecraft creator – Markus “Notch” Persson – has dropped two bombs that will blow your blocked-up minds: Achievements and Wolves.

Yep, you heard that right. Minecraft, the PC game phenomenon, is going to have an achievement system that will further lengthen game play.

Check out the clip of what these howling additions look like in-game, after the break.

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Minecraft Officially Coming to the iOS, Gives Another Reason to Procrastinate

Written on February 22, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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First there was Angry Birds, and now there's Minecraft. Get ready to get your blocks on as Minecraft is coming to the iOS this year.

The hit game Minecraft is officially heading for iOS shores. In an interview with Markus Persson, founder of Mojang, Swedish developer behind the phenomenon we call Minecraft, Gamasutra has confirmed that the pixel blocks are coming to the fruit devices.

Although Persson revealed that not every update available to the original browser and download version will be accessible to the iPhone and iPad. Mojang will instead make all the necessary adjustments and grant features that will “make sense” in a touch-screen platform. Mojang new recruit Aron Neiminen will be behind the development of the port.

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Play Halo Using Minecraft (Not Really)

Written on January 28, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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What happens when you mix Halo and Minecraft under one game? Well modder SidolaTehNerd certainly didn't have all day to think about it, so he just made it happen.

Mods are at it again! But this time, they took the time to figure out the twists and turns of Minecraft’s system and used it to recreate Halo. Yes, you heard that right, Halo. An FPS under the boxy world of Minecraft done right. SidolaTehNerd explained that the map they’re using is a recreation of the classic Halo map, Lockout. They’re currently playing the mod on an hMod server and have ingeniously used the elements and system of Minecraft to make the gameplay somewhat entertaining. The modders did not explain however if they’re ready to share this to the world. Hit the break to watch the video!

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