Minecraft Adventure Update launched

Version 1.8 of open-ended PC game introduces randomly generated dungeons, new creatures, sprinting, critical attacks, and more.

Gamers now have more ways than ever to lose themselves in Mojang's indie gaming phenomenon Minecraft. The developer today launched version 1.8 of the game, "The Adventure Update," with an array of requested and anticipated new features.

How deep can Minecraft go?

Among the changes found in the patch notes are randomly generated houses, ravines, and dungeons, experience orb drops from monsters, silverfish, cave spiders, Endermen mobs, critical hits, and sprinting. Also, pigs have snouts now.

Minecraft--still in beta--has been in development since 2009. However, that unfinished state hasn't prevented the game from garnering acclaims, such as claiming the Seumas McNally Grand Prize at the 2011 Game Developers Conference Indie Fest.

Currently available only on the PC and Mac, Minecraft is headed to the Xbox 360 this winter with Kinect support via 4J Studios. That company was responsible for the Xbox Live Arcade games Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie, and Banjo-Tooie. Minecraft is also scheduled to arrive on mobile devices. It has also spawned its own convention, MineCon, set to take place in Las Vegas November 18-19 and timed to match the game's official release.

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joshua04800
joshua04800

I'm new here on gamespot, can one of you help me play minecraft

 

axfoufa
axfoufa

That's really frickin awesome!

CamoBullo
CamoBullo

I want to give the guy who answered the speakers question with "Because it's awesome" a medal. HE DESERVES ONE.

Jebril
Jebril

Yay 6 people thumbed me down even though the guy is talking about Open Source in his presentation and the Minecraft developers are huge Open Source fans. But what do I expect I'm on Gamespot they don't expect their users to understand or appreciate Linux for the innovation and independence it brings to the individual and the community instead of leaving it everything in the hands of corporations. And of course they're right.

wellrod
wellrod

LOL what is that noise he keeps making seriously. I've held talks before and cant understand how he is doing it XD its as if he is clcking his tongue off the top of his mouth after each sentence ^^

shakensparco
shakensparco

Smacking sound --> "Um" --> Sentence. Smacking sound --> "Um" --> Sentence. Smacking sound --> "Um" --> Sentence.

gameking5000
gameking5000

Someone needs to take public speaking classes

Jebril
Jebril

Only on PC and Mac? What about Linux? Come on Gamespot....:|

Kcoshiob
Kcoshiob

This guy REALLY needs to know, he is not a good speaker. The sucking on his lip at the end of his sentences, and horribly repetitious uhms, are beyond bad. I could not finish this vid. The moron who burnt his house down is appropriate though. That's as far as I could tolerate.

Dedaxys
Dedaxys

@jasonzilla11 you have to either start a new world, or explore your existing one further in order to find the new features. The 1.8 geographical things (like strongholds and villages) don't spawn in the existing chunks of pre-1.8 maps.

MrPepino000
MrPepino000

Dude! Minecraft for the Kinect? That sounds pretty sweet!

MGSKojima
MGSKojima

this guy needs to take (or retake) a communications class...

ZeboM
ZeboM

Lets play a game! How many "ums" can you count during that douche's speech? Umm, um, um, um......a bajillion??

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

Why does he have to make that annoying sound effect after each sentence?

birdgang_1
birdgang_1

no amount of updates will make this game anywhere near "good"

Tauu
Tauu

Towns don't have NPCs yet. What I'm wondering is, if you make a new world with 1.8, will NPCs appear in the towns when 1.9 hits?

sambora113
sambora113

Man this guys voice is SO F**KING ANNOYING!!!!!!

RoadBlockDriver
RoadBlockDriver

the entire internet knew it the moment it happened so you're a little late, gamespot.

Shawn45
Shawn45

I look forward to the next update. I have to admit though, having a hunger bar kind of sucks - I have to leave my mine and go hunt animals, which is a pain.

jasonzilla11
jasonzilla11

I love the new update, but I can't find any villages or dungeons! Oh well, the rest is still awesome.

ElevenHandMan
ElevenHandMan

@Atheno Hahahahahaha! I was like what does he.... Ohhhhhhh. Public speaking doesn't work for everyone, he's an example of what not to do.

Ovirew
Ovirew

The additions sound welcomed. I am thinking of trying the 360 version of the game, since the PC version seems to do a number on my laptop.

Atheno
Atheno

what is with that...smacking sound. I mean I know it's about Minecraft and this is about 1.8 and stuff but..that..smack..smack..smack after he says something. Oh well. Awesome update for minecraft!

TheRedDash
TheRedDash

Yeah when i create a new world i get a black screen on my pc and my mac. WTH!

Eoino
Eoino

It's a great update and well worth the wait. Looking forward to 1.9 and it's features, lets hope it wont be too long :P

Xeogua
Xeogua

I still have to get this game, I really need a credit card :/

NewMeanings
NewMeanings

This guys voice gives me a head-ache -.-"

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

The endermen currently are annoying in that they pick up blocks from my perimeter wall, moving them around or just dissapearing with them in hands. The wall is 3 blocks thick but i still feel insecure.

Barighm
Barighm

I hope Kinect support doesn't become Kinect only.

The_PS_Critic
The_PS_Critic

Couldn't think of a better developer to trust with this game, 4J did a wonderful job modifying the Banjo series to work on the Xbox 360.

ggregd
ggregd

@tframp420 and um...um....um....um....um....

demondogx
demondogx

with all other games now a days being either skyrim (with i love) or a fps i see an innovative game as minecraft reach the 5million milestone before 2012

dkdk999
dkdk999

I still need to buy minecraft.

Pikdum
Pikdum

Holy hell, this is the kind of update I have been waiting for!

focus0894
focus0894

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jdlmfao127
jdlmfao127

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tframp420
tframp420

How many times does he say "like" in this presentation? I'm like, going to school for my PHD at SoCal which is like, totally awesome!

Taix34
Taix34

Woot! this maybe of one of the best updates of minecraft Beta,P.S- The Endermen are creepy