Thursday, September 27, 2012

Minecraft Snapshot 12w39a - Lighting!

Here's the changelog:

  • Lighting system overhauled.
  • Lots of blocks interact correctly with lighting now (stairs, slabs)
  • Few sound tweaks
  • Fixed witch being white for some
  • More bugfixes & slight tweaks!
Furnaces now only project light from the front

After the fixed lighting

Before the fixed lighting

Directional lighting projected through a half-slab

There is a torch inside

Even pistons can be used to create, delicate ambience lighting

Some of dinnerbones tweets conserning the recent snapshot

"So farmland is broken. Okay, that's a start! Yay mass testing. Also stairs are darker than you'd expect but that's three characters to fix."

"Okay so turns out the fancy lighting is much harder than I thought, so that's still going to look wonky on stairs/etc for a while :("

"Remember that silly lighting bug where world would generate with big black patches? Well you may not remember it in the future; it's fixed."

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Minecraft Snapshot 12w38a, two new mobs, new sounds!


  • Updated and added new sounds by C418
  • Added a neutral mob
  • Added a hostile mob (doesn’t spawn yet)
  • Command block target parameters have been upgraded, check here for details:
  • Beacon artwork has changed
  • Wood trunk blocks are now rotated differently. Instead of using the player’s position, it will rotate based on the face it is placed upon. This is mainly a test, so feedback is welcomed, but for me personally this way is a bit easier.
The new mobs are:

The Witch:
Throws splash potions, which cause "Poison" and "Weakness"
The Witch often hits itself too.
Does not make any sounds.

Does not drop anything

The Bat:
Can hang upside down on celings!
Does not drop anything yet.
Does not make any sounds.
Flees when you get too close.
They spawn in caves.


The New sounds are:
Placing dirt, makes a much "wetter" and "heavier" sound.
Placing stone, makes a very low almost silent sound.
Experience orbs, has a higher pitch to the chimes and sounds more like a melody

Jumping into water, as well as being underwater has a new sound.
Footsteps are lower pitched and sound more realistic.
Placing torches sound more realistic, you can hear the torch crunching some of the stone wall when placed (doesn't chance sound when placed on other materials)
Lava makes a low bubbling sound.
New low rumbling sound from pigmen.
Squid makes a splashing sound when hit
Placing TNT makes a short hiss
Cows make short breathing noises as if exhaling quickly through their noses, they also make heavier footstep sounds than players.

There's no new sounds in "The End" or "The Nether"

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Minecraft Snapshot 12w37a - New food.

The new snapshot is out!

I don’t have much to say this week, so here’s just the brief 12w37a changelog:
  • Tweaks to the Wither
  • Carrots are now carrot, and added new food item
  • Tweaks to a couple of item sprites
  • Leather armor now has a non-dyed layer
  • Superflat customization options
  • Pigs are now able to jump when players ride on them
  • Added /clear command to empty the inventory
  • Evil mobs are now a little bit more fearless in hard difficulty
  • Various bug fixes
The new food is Pumpkin Pie

And Leather Armor have got a new look

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New iPod Nano, full touch screen, no buttons!

It can take photos and record video
Its also got a FM Radio
There's a fitness app in it so you don't need Nike+

iPhone 5 have been revealed, PICTURES INSIDE

It is  7.6mm thick, 18% thinner than before.
It's a 326ppi Retina display, four-inches. 1136 x 640 resolution. Same width, but taller.
44% better color saturation, full SRGB rendering here.
Phil is saying that touch is integrated into the display, so it's thinner and sharper, less glare in sunlight.
It's got LTE!
The iPhone 5 will have the A6 processer that the iPad 2 have got.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Blue Mointain State Season 4 Canceled.

Today is a sad day.
For all us BMS fans out there it is real sad news to hear that the 4th season of Blue Mountain State have been canceled. The actors have been released from their contracts and the show will stop for good.

Here's some pictures to cheer you up:

Assassins Creed III Gameplay - Frontier, Boston and Naval Combat

Minecraft New Superflat Altantis World and others

@Dinnerbone Nathan Adams - Mojang Employee 
Adding preset superflats (  ), to go with customization. Say hey to Atlantis, in an endless ocean:

@Dinnerbone Nathan Adams - Mojang Employee 
While testing new superflat options, I made a world entirely of tnt and redstone torches... and accidentally set it off. That was silly.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bethesdas Dishonored, indepth developer interview and gameplay.

Haat Films, Trials Evolution coming to PC

Read all about it here:

Minecraft Snapshot 12w36a New blocks and mobs!

  • A new scary decoration block
  • The “secret” from previous snapshots is now spawnable
  • A new mob variant in the Nether
  • Minor changes to the leather dyeing (the colors will attempt to maintain intensity and not dilute as much)
  • The “work in progress block” is now called “Beacon” and can be crafted
  • Carrot on a stick!
  • Bug fixes
Scary decoration block:

Skeletons spawn in the nether:

How to craft a beacon:
Beacon crafting recipe:

How to summon the Wither boss in survival: