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Mojang shows off the best of its Minecraft scariest screenshot competition

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Mojang shows off the best of its Minecraft scariest screenshot competitionI'm a sucker for anything the Minecraft community does and, if I'm honest, I sometimes find myself more excited by what they've been up to than what Mojang themselves have been doing. Then again, I don't think I'd be wrong to say Mojang are pretty enthusiastic about their fans, too, giving them any excuse to let loose. While Hallowe'en's now long past, the Minecraft community are still making the most of the Pretty Scary Update and today Mojang announced the winner of their seasonal scariest screenshot competition, which included entries like the one above. Click through to see the most excellent winner and for a link back to the rest.

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Minecraft video demonstrates sinister yet effective witch farming technique

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Minecraft video demonstrates sinister yet effective witch farming techniqueYep, since those witches were introduced in the Pretty Scary Update, players have started finding uses for them. Since witches drop all sorts of useful items, including bottles, Glowstone dust, gunpowder, Redstone and sugar, some players are beginning to farm them just as they would sheep and pigs. Battery farm them, actually. Ughh. Click through for heartless barbarism.

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Minecraft 1.4: The Pretty Scary Update is out today; better mob AI, zombie infections and rideable pigs

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Minecraft 1.4: The Pretty Scary Update is out today; better mob AI, zombie infections and rideable pigsThe Pretty Scary Update we’ve been keeping a wary, roving eye on for some time is actually more of a Pretty/Scary update, it transpires. It’s out today, and its features are an even split of decorative niceness and horrible new mobs - but the scary wins out thanks to improved monster AI that will see you slain by your own sword.

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Minecraft 1.4: The Pretty Scary Update - everything we know

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Minecraft 1.4: The Pretty Scary Update - everything we know

Alongside the usual technical tweaks and bug fixes, Minecraft 1.4 is set to introduce some clever and curious new features, many of which you can see for yourself if you fancy downloading the latest developer snapshot. Be aware that, of course, this is a work in progress and not representative of everything 1.4 will offer, but here's some of what we can expect.

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