Minecraft – Pocket Edition

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Mojang Details Plans for Minecraft – Pocket Edition

When Minecraft – Pocket Edition was released last month, we weren’t exactly satisfied with how it turned out. It’s an extremely stripped down version of the popular PC sandbox game, but it sells for a premium price. Most Minecraft fans seemed to agree with our assessment, and wished it had more features. Well, it looks like developer Mojang has heard your complaints. They’ve just released a blog post that details their plans for the app.

Basically, Mojang plans to bring new features to the mobile game, but only the ones that work well on a touchscreen. That means you can expect to see crafting, enemies, and an item system in the future. See below for the full list. There’s no word on when these updates will hit, but we’ll be sure to update our review if necessary when they do.

‘¢A new file system–to make sure we can support items and mobs in the world

‘¢Item system–to be able to pick up items

‘¢Crafting–we know you want this :) This will probably need some iterations since the interface will be customized for the touch devices

‘¢Inventory system

‘¢Mobs–animals and enemies!

‘¢Optimizing rendering code–we are experimenting with caves but need to make it work better before we are able to release it

‘¢Clean up of code and overall optimization

[Via Mojang]

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Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.12 Out Now

All it takes is a little complaining and boom, there it is.

Here’s a short video from AppSpy on what’s new in Minecraft PE 0.12.

• The Nether and all its inhabitants. Fight Ghasts and make friends with Pigmen
• Cross platform play for up to five players between Pocket Edition and Windows 10
• Revamped touch controls, controller support, and a controller mapping screen
• Enhanced Weather effects! Accumulating snow and more
• Ocelots! Try taming one with a fish
• Experience, Anvils, Brewing, and enchantments. Time to up your game, crafter
• Golems. We recommend you approach with caution
• Flower pots. We recommend you fill them with flowers
• Sneaking and sprinting! Express yourself through movement!
• Loads of bug fixes that are too boring to list here
• Lots, lots more!

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Minecraft: PE 0.12 Update is Getting Closer

The beta season for Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.12 is seemingly over, which means we should be seeing the update hit the App Store soon.

If you don’t know anything about the 0.12 update, MCPE is about to get a huge overhaul as it’s gradually brought to parity with the PC version.
We’ll get the Nether, Nether portals, Nether fortresses, Sprinting, Sneaking, Hunger, revamped touch controls, potions and brewing stands, enchanting, rain and snow, controller support, cross-play with the Windows 10 edition of the game, and much, much more.

Via Touch Arcade

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‘Minecraft’ Movie to Be Directed by ‘Always Sunny’ Actor

Fans of the highly adults-only comedy show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia might be surprised to hear who’s been announced to direct the upcoming Minecraft movie. It’s Rob McElhenney, known better by fans of the show as Mac. From Touch Arcade:

He has plenty of production and writing experience from the long-running FX comedy, of course, but he has yet to direct a movie for himself. He’s working on a movie called Figment for Legendary Pictures, but it’s possible that’s on hiatus, or this takes precendence, or he’s working on this next. Regardless, this seems promising since It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is such a good show.

Via Touch Arcade