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What’s Happening at Mojang?

First of all, Scrolls has been released and 60,000 players are already competing for the top ranking! Read all about this new trading card strategy game over at Scrolls.com.

Also, you haven’t forgotten about the pew-pew shooter Cobalt, have you? It’s still being worked on, and the v121 update and Mac OS X release is “very, very, close to be released” :D Head over to www.PlayCobalt.com for videos and downloads.

And finally, Minecraft 1.6 - the “Horse Update”, will be released next week! The update has leads, carpets, hard clay, donkeys, mules, and of course horses! This update requires a new Minecraft launcher to load. We’ll post more info about that here and on Mojang.com when it’s ready.

Submit cool t-shirt art to J!NX! Win awesome prizes!

Competition time! J!NX are looking for t-shirt illustrations that celebrate the “Unsung Heroes of Minecraft.” Forget about Creepers and Steve for this one: it’s about ocelots, iron golems, and sheep; the smaller guys that sometimes get forgotten. Another thing: JiNX have boosted the prize pool since the competition was first announced.

Visit J!NX for the details. You have until June 3rd to submit your entries.

Good luck!

Minecraft 1.5.2

* A bunch of bug fixes!
* Performance improvements when using HD texture packs
* Many improvements for Minecraft Realms (will become publicly available “soon”)

Minecraft 1.5.1

* Fixed a bunch of bugs
* Improved performance
* Notable: Crash on Mac OS X on “OpenGL Function Not Supported”
* Notable: Unable to place paintings

Minecraft 1.5

Watch the Minecraft 1.5 Redstone Update in song form: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmpxpH-tMWc

+ Added Redstone Comparator (used in Redstone logic)
+ Added Hopper (collects items and moves them to containers)
+ Added Dropper (similar to Dispensers, but always drops the item)
+ Added Activator Rail (activates TNT Minecarts)
+ Added Daylight Sensor
+ Added Trapped Chest
+ Added Weighed Pressure Plate
+ Added Block of Redstone
+ Added Nether Brick (item)
+ Added Nether Quartz and ore
+ Added Block of Quartz, with half blocks and chiseled variants
+ New command: /scoreboard
+ New command: /effect
+ Containers and mobs can have custom names
* Inventory management has been changed, for example you can drag-place items over slots
* Texture packs now have separate images for each block and item, and can have animations
* Nether Quartz Ore now spawns in the Nether
* Smooth lighting now has three settings (none, minimal, maximum)
* More detailed death messages
* Some hostile mobs now are harder in Hard difficulty
* Many, many, bug fixes
- Removed Herobrine

We need your art for our Minecraft Calendar!

Imagine getting your art in our 2014 Minecraft calendar, winning a heap of prizes, and helping raise money for Block by Block – our collaboration with UN Habitat – in the process. It’s a massive win-win for everyone!

All you need to do is submit a piece of art by February 8th. Visit J!NX for more info: http://www.jinx.com/design_contest_info.aspx?theme=5

Minecraft 1.4.7

* Fixed crash related to arrows fired from dispensers
* Fixed a multiplayer crash when using fireworks without a fireworks star
* Fixed long timeout when checking SRV records

Minecraft 1.4.6

* Added fireworks
* Added enchantable books
* A lot of enchantments have been tweaked
* A Christmas surprise
* Added option to enable touchscreen input for buttons and inventory
* Many issues have been fixed!

Minecraft Reality Now Available for iOS

Apple fans! We’ve recently released Minecraft Reality for iOS. It lets you view your Minecraft creations in the real word thanks to 13th Lab’s spooky augmented reality technology.

For more info, visit http://minecraftreality.com, or search for Minecraft Reality on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Have fun!

New Minecraft Holiday Merchandise

New Minecraft Holiday Merchandise at J!NX:
  • New Adult & Youth Tees, Diamond Pickaxe Keychain. 
  • Now in stock: Creeper Hoodies, Creeper Plush, Creeper Vinyl, Regular Steve & Diamond Steve Vinyls and more!
Also check out the new Threadless collection designed by the community:
http://beta.threadless.com/collections/minecraft