Battleborn's debut is flashy but familiar

Farming Simulator 15 declares war on trees; launches on October 30th

Elite: Dangerous beta phase two launches on September 30th

Minecraft

Minecraft snapshot 13w19a means that sneaking up on donkeys is now sound survivalism

A donkey, very far from home (sweet biome).

Thanks to Mojang’s latest mini-patch, it’s now possible to access donkey and mule inventories by creeping up behind them and interacting with their soft, grey manes. To what end? I’m not really sure. Perhaps we’ll plant live grenades in their feed bags, Fallout 3-style. Perhaps we’ll simply steal their suppers.

Elsewhere in today’s update, there are new textures for charcoal, coal blocks and lapis lazuli - the rare rocks used to craft blue dye. And you’ll be pleased to hear that mobs are back to spawning in groups for your nighttime displeasure:

  • Added new stained hardened clay.
  • Enabled access to the donkey & mule inventories by sneaking and interacting.
  • New textures for Charcoal, Coal Block, and Lapis Lazuli.
  • Made mobs spawn as groups again.
  • [Bug MC-671] – Minecarts with Furnace consume coal in creative mode
  • [Bug MC-3960] – After the last use of a bow you get a glitch bow that when dropped and picked up again duplicates
  • [Bug MC-15061] – Coal blocks do not burn away
  • [Bug MC-15148] – Blurred menu background textures

To download the snapshot, you’ll need to use the new launcher. That way you can return to a more stable Minecraft 1.5.2 via the old launcher with nary a version switch. And if you find any bugs on your travels, Mojang would be terribly grateful if you could report them here.

So what’s really up with the donkeys, do you think? Why might you want to sneak up on them?

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
The 100 Best Minecraft Skins

Minecraft

The 100 Best Minecraft Skins

Microsoft rumoured to announce $2.5 billion purchase of Mojang on Monday

Microsoft rumoured to announce $2.5 billion purchase of Mojang on Monday

Microcraft: Microsoft might be trying to buy Mojang

Microcraft: Microsoft might be trying to buy Mojang

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

Topic of the Week: What are your fondest memories of Minecraft so far?

Minecraft

Topic of the Week: What are your fondest memories of Minecraft so far?

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

Minecrafting: Getting Started with Feed The Beast

Minecrafting 152: Burning Flesh

Minecrafting 152: Burning Flesh

Dear Microsoft: about that Minecraft deal

Minecraft

Dear Microsoft: about that Minecraft deal

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

Minecrafting 151: A Natural Nether

Minecrafting 151: A Natural Nether

Minecraft EULA changes incoming;

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

Minecrafting 150: Bingo!

Minecrafting 150: Bingo!

Minecrafting 149: Pig Fireworks

Minecrafting 149: Pig Fireworks

The 50 best Minecraft maps

Minecraft

The 50 best Minecraft maps

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 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"