What's New in Minecraft 1.0?

Minecraft went gold last Friday; Danny O'Dwyer and Seb Ford take a look at what's new!

Discussion

107 comments
mariaallana
mariaallana

what the f

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707107
707107

I just realized that the different shaded water is there because there were two different biomes.

Hector_01
Hector_01

No we have heard it plenty of times b4 but of course gameplay is more important than graphics and minecraft is a prime example of this. BUT, these days and its becoming more apparent, graphics are getting to the stage were they are becoming much more crucial for the players experience and the whole "graphics arent important" thing is slowly becoming not quite as true as it once was. I mean take survival horror for example which benefit from some great atmospheric graphics. It does affect gameplay in that way cause it really helps the player get into the game. Just my 2 cents. Oh and i have heaps of fun with minecraft.

kambion313
kambion313

the water is darker because of depth...

lozvil
lozvil

i'm getting this for xbox 360... my son has it for pc...

IanFrederick91
IanFrederick91

in the beginning the water is dark and light because the dark side is near the dark swampy grass, which results in dark swampy water

SonVegeta1031
SonVegeta1031

"Tight my animal farm is ready for some lovin" ...sounds illegal to me.

tchesnokovn
tchesnokovn

The water is darker in the swamp biome!

UKFX
UKFX

@Toysoldier34 Then you're missing a point. It was an example. Graphics wise, compared to Minecraft, obviously COD looks better and more graphically realistic. What I was saying, is that good gameplay doesn't need amazing graphics. Many kids won't look at a game twice these days unless it looks graphically pleasing. In 10 years time, maybe then, people will finally realise COD is boring. I learnt that a long time ago. With Minecraft's 16x16 res graphics, I am more than happy spending a hell of a lot of time on that. Oh, an TF2, oh an Skryim... oh and BF3. :) MINECRAFT POWAR!

saadomar1109
saadomar1109

I wish i wasn't brainwashed to love games that look good. This game isn't pretty, but it looks like gives room for a lot of creativity. Skyrim and Assassin's creed has made me come to dislike old school games, but surprise! I LOVED "To The Moon". Since this game has no story, it may not be for everyone.

mischief139
mischief139

How do we get whitelisted for the server?

musicallie44
musicallie44

@Lasertoffe If advertisements bug you that much just get Ad Blocker Plus. I know it's available on Firefox...not sure about other browsers.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@UKFX If people are looking for amazing graphics, playing CoD won't solve that either.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

The water and grass differences are from the different Biomes. It is where places like grassland, marshes, snowy areas meet.

Lasertoffe
Lasertoffe

Third time in a row with the same commercial... Bye bye gamespot, hello YouTube.

deep_sea_six
deep_sea_six

You guys need to regenerate your server, the terrain generators have been changed dramatically over previous versions, including what happens in the Nether, Nether structures are actually everywhere. Fortresses are also unlimited in the real world now. The color scheme of biomes is what causes darker water which looks terrible in most texture packs due to shading issues. The ender is assesible by portals found in fortresses, activated by using ender pearls. Levels are used for enchanting.

AskaLangly
AskaLangly

Try using a seed 'Minecraft1.0' (without quotes, of course) VILLAGE.

Fundai
Fundai

@dannyodwyer I Did that a while ago, still got no message back (Unless I'm signing up wrong, but I'm following the instructuions of Fear the Creeper) I understand though that your trying to let people in slowly so it doesnt flood though :)

MarkAndPizza
MarkAndPizza

The water is that color because its a swap area

NeilCardiff
NeilCardiff

I would hate to be a Games Journalist. Having to pretend to like this utterly tedious game must really suck.

Houtakiboy
Houtakiboy

Gamespot, you really need to bring to the fore, the fact that Minecraft crashes constantly for so many players. Even after allocating more RAM to Java and creating a .bat file to start Minecraft with more RAM, it's STILL crashing after just a couple of minutes. There are numerous ways to fix this online, and I've tried all of them, but nothing works. Re-installing Java and Minecraft doesn't work either. I really want to play this, but I'm blue in the face trying to fix it. Someone please help.

dannyodwyer
dannyodwyer staff

@Fundai Follow our FearTheCreeper user for deets on how to get involved. To make sure only GameSpot community members can gain access, we have a whitelist that you can subscribe to.

bluebird08
bluebird08

@Hellman108 what do you have against MAC?

Fundai
Fundai

why will you guys still not let most of us on the GS server? :O

jetaj1
jetaj1

The water is darker in the swamp biome, and lighter in the other biomes.

LightninLew
LightninLew

@Lokey7 Outdated? what other game do you know that creates a unique random world that is pretty much infinitely large? With this amount of crafting & building? The graphics style does not mean it is outdated.

UKFX
UKFX

@Lokey7 Another "awww i wantz amazin graphicz coz that's what makezzz gameplay goood!"... no it doesn't. Go play COD.

lakhanshankar
lakhanshankar

I'm a vegetarian also in Minecraft, so the animals run free in my worlds... ;-)

Akatsuki300
Akatsuki300

I kinda of like the hunger bar but it's annoying because now I have to make food a priority and sometimes I can't find animals to get food from. So I just kill zombies and eat rotten flesh that way I don't starve to death well until I find animals and grow wheat.

Lokey7
Lokey7

I don't know why so many people like this game? It's so f***ing ugly and boring, outdated etc.

PetJel
PetJel

Minecraft is like food you've never eaten: it might not look appealing but it tastes delicious once you try it. xD

LordSaczva
LordSaczva

this game looks ugly and feels boring

DemonGuy23
DemonGuy23

you guys are so irritating. The fact that your playing this and you have no clue what the nether is happening.

xzioz
xzioz

@shanethewolf It's... hard to explain. You really have to play it. For at least... 3 hours, then you will get it...

shanethewolf
shanethewolf

Please can someone tell me what's so appealing about this game as I'm not getting the hype. Aside from looking so obviously ugly and dated, it looks tedious to play.

CLOCKWORKIAN
CLOCKWORKIAN

@Super-Poke-Bros :O You... You must teach me.

NOLA_Mufasa
NOLA_Mufasa

I'm pretty sure the water's color changes with the biomes. The water you were looking at was in a swamp biomes so it was darker.

norman69
norman69

"He loves me! Look, he loves me Seb! And that's why I have to kill him."

d33pak001
d33pak001

i wish there was also a campaign of some sort....

707107
707107

 @trollllol23 Go to Minecraft.net, Regester, Then pay 30 eruos/pounds/dollars whatever.