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Minecon Capes (and 1.9 spoilers); Minecraft Meets LittleBigPlanet, & More


 


Every Minecon, a new cape is given to attendees. The image above shows them chronologically: 2011 Vegas, 2012 Paris, 2013 Orlando, and now, 2015 London! The new cape has a darker greenish-blue hue than the 2013 cape, and sports the iron golem's ever-watchful gaze. Expect to see these capes around very soon!


 


As if that wasn't enough, Mojang is releasing a free bundle of skins for both Sony and Microsoft consoles. This pack is extra-special because it features Alex and Steve wearing a selection of smart capes.


The Minecon 2015 Skin Pack will be available for just 15 days from the 1st of July onward. You can get it from Xbox Live Marketplace/PSN, be sure to grab it before it disappears! IT IS A LIMITED TIME PACK!


 


1.9: Still a Lot To Do


 


Even now, 1.9 is seeing changes in development. As one example: quivers were planned to be added in the new update, but were recently pulled.


 



Dinnerbone:


 


This is an example of how non-final the things I've been working on are: I'm removing quivers again. Arrows in off-hand feels more natural.



The amount of arrows held would not change - still a stack, as it has always been - though the bow would prioritize firing arrows in the off-hand before ones stored in the inventory. Having a quiver serve this function was deemed more complicated than necessary, as holding the arrows would take less time than constantly re-arranging them into a quiver, and would provide something of a visual cue on what arrows the player was about to fire, among other things. Will the quiver see a return? Time will tell, even if it technically never saw the light of day.


 


On the other hand, OSX users have reason to rejoice: Johan Bernhardsson - formerly working on Pocket Edition - is now fully devoted to producing the OSX launcher for Minecraft! Expect more news on this soon!


 


LittleBigPlanet Meets PS Minecraft


 


A brand-new mash-up pack featuring Sackboy, Sackgirl OddSock, Toggle, Swoop and many more, is on its way to Minecraft on PlayStation. Mash-up packs are essentially the PlayStation version of a resource pack, letting you change up how the game looks with new skins, textures, music, and more. This one lets you LittleBigPlanet-ify your Minecraft world with resources from Media Molecule’s popular game. It even comes with a pre-built landscape and some catchy tunes taken straight from the game. What more could a Little Big Minecrafter possibly want?


 


Expect the LBP pack to become available July 1st, for £3.29/€3.99!


 



 


Free Updates For All (Consoles)!


 


Free updates? FREE?! Yes - free updates! On July 1st, all console versions of Minecraft will be updated to version 1.17/TU25/CU14 , bringing a heap of exciting tweaks and additions. Here are a few highlights:


 



  • Offended by mountains and caverns? Worry not, strange crafter, because now you have the option to customise your super flat worlds so they’re only as vertical as you desire.

  • New blocks! Oak, Spruce, Birch, and Jungle wood types. Fences, Gates, and Doors! Create the log cabin of your dreams with 1.17/TU25/CU14 .

  • A heap of new game options! Change the game mode, difficulty, time, player spawn position, ambient cave sounds, and weather without leaving your game session. Very handy.

  • Classic crafting! Now console players get to craft items just like their PC buddies on Java Minecraft. Some players find this style of creation more satisfying. Check it out.

  • New stuff! Iron Trapdoors, Inverted Daylight Sensors, Book & Quills, and Stained Glass have arrived. Use them wisely, and for good, please.

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