Now that The Aether II mod is finally out (though in alpha capacity), it's time for our comprehensive guide on what to expect playing it. The guide is split into parts, the first one being “Getting Started”, which is what you are reading right now. Read on to learn how to download and install the mod, get to the Aether and prepare to take on your first dungeon…You're currently reading the “Getting Started” portion of this Aether II guide.
As you've probably noticed by now, Minecraft has been updated for 1.1. I am sorry we're a little late on these news, I was on vacation with no Internet access this week, so only an article I prepared before - the Better Dungeons article - went up this week. Nevertheless 1.1 is here and boasts a couple of cool new features and fixes, and some less than cool changes (we'll get to that later).
Some of you might know what Far Cry 3 is, but for those of you that don't, it's an upcoming FPS from Ubisoft set on a tropical island paradise filled with bad guys to shoot, lunatics that want to kill you and all kinds of other exciting stuff. It's a big budget game that requires lots of marketing, and a part of that marketing was hiring a team of Minecraft community contributors (map makers and texturers) led by Sacr3 to make a Minecraft map and texture pack to promote the game.
A week ago, the nominees for The Diamond Pickaxe awards in the 5 categories present, and you guys voted on the best of the best. The voting is now over, and it's time to announce the winners! Once again, I will list the categories then announce the winner! There's also a montage to go with the announcement of the Mod of the Year category winner.
It's that time of the year when every site is having their annual gaming awards. There are a lot of them for all kinds of games, and now your humble Minecraft Mods blog is having them too! Dubbed “The Diamond Pickaxe Awards” they are the user voted awards on all mods for Minecraft! I've tried to make it as easy as possible to vote, you just have to pick a winner and press vote, no registration needed, thanks to PollCode.
As Mojang sets course for Minecraft's future with the promising modding API, they've also been working on another important feature for the community, one focused more on the casual audience that Minecraft managed to capture. If they play their cards rights, Realm could be huge. Here's why. Minecraft on Xbox 360 is hugely popular despite it being a clearly inferior version (portable doesn't count because it's portable).