From Software call Dark Souls II's message system a success: "The majority are helpful"

Mojang release 10 months' work in Minecraft 1.8: The Bountiful Update

Absorb this Mighty No. 9 footage like the energy of a rocket-drone

Minecraft

Minecraft has a new launcher; it isn't brown

The rickety old rocket used to shuttle players to the realm of block-based imagination has been retired, replaced by a shiny new vessel better suited to carry the 11 million passengers now visiting Minecraft on PC.

Farewell, brown background texture. Your crude earthiness has kept us grounded these last four years.

The new launcher isn’t all that shiny, actually, though Mojang have every intention of polishing it up. It’s currently grey and boxy, like this:

Bit dull, really. The excitement lies in its feature set: better performance and stability, streamlined updates, increased password security, the distant promise of plugin APIs, and the potential for version switcheroo if you find yourself nostalgic for a younger Minecraft.

You may ‘ooo’ now. Or not. In any case, you’re going to have to download it (for free - you won't have to buy the game again) if you want to play Minecraft 1.6 or any future updates. The old launcher will be locked at 1.5.2 perpetually.

The new program is self-updating, so there won’t be any need for posts like this in the future. Brr.

Why not have a poke around and let us know what you think?

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
Minecrafting 153: Elder Guardians attack!

Minecraft

Minecrafting 153: Elder Guardians attack!

Mojang postpone Minecon until 2015; still to take place in London

Mojang postpone Minecon until 2015; still to take place in London

Build a clinic in Minecraft and help build a real one in Liberia

Build a clinic in Minecraft and help build a real one in Liberia

Aerna creators claim it's the largest and most detailed Minecraft server

Aerna creators claim it's the largest and most detailed Minecraft server

Snapshot 14w28b brings Minecraft closer to 1.8

Snapshot 14w28b brings Minecraft closer to 1.8

Knights beware: Minecraft snapshot 14w27a introduces bunnies

Knights beware: Minecraft snapshot 14w27a introduces bunnies

Minecrafting: Getting Started with Feed The Beast

Minecraft

Minecrafting: Getting Started with Feed The Beast

You're gonna need a bigger boat: Mojang's next mob will leave Minecraft's waters hostile

You're gonna need a bigger boat: Mojang's next mob will leave Minecraft's waters hostile

Minecraft EULA changes incoming;

Minecraft EULA changes incoming; "you cannot make money with Minecraft without our permission" says Erik Broes

Minecrafting 149: Pig Fireworks

Minecrafting 149: Pig Fireworks

You can now learn Japanese by playing Minecraft

You can now learn Japanese by playing Minecraft

Minecrafting 148: Kidnapping Villagers

Minecrafting 148: Kidnapping Villagers

Minecrafting 152: Burning Flesh

Minecraft

Minecrafting 152: Burning Flesh

Minecrafting 147: Drop Challenges

Minecrafting 147: Drop Challenges

Minecraft Realms expands to more countries

Minecraft Realms expands to more countries

Molyneux fawns over Minecraft again, this time for breaking

Molyneux fawns over Minecraft again, this time for breaking "game design rules"

The 15 best Minecraft Servers

The 15 best Minecraft Servers

Minecrafting 146: Slime Cars

Minecrafting 146: Slime Cars

Minecrafting 151: A Natural Nether

Minecraft

Minecrafting 151: A Natural Nether

Gamers are flattening Denmark in Minecraft. GeoData team to consider

Gamers are flattening Denmark in Minecraft. GeoData team to consider "rebuilding Copenhagen"

There are now 15 million Minecrafts in the wild; Notch celebrates with energy drinks

There are now 15 million Minecrafts in the wild; Notch celebrates with energy drinks

Minecraft Realms spreads its blocky tendrils into North America

Minecraft Realms spreads its blocky tendrils into North America

Minecrafting 145: World-changing

Minecrafting 145: World-changing

This is the future: Denmark, in its entirety, has been trapped in Minecraft

This is the future: Denmark, in its entirety, has been trapped in Minecraft