Minecraft Command Blocks Coming to Mobile and Windows 10

Minecraft is a popular block-based game, featuring everything from building a little house to designing a giant industry. With the desktop version featuring a variety of features beyond what Minecraft for mobile and Windows 10 offer, people are often left waiting for more. Some of those additional features will soon be coming to mobile and Windows 10.

One of the additional features that will soon be coming to Minecraft includes command blocks. Command blocks let you perform a variety of abilities, from changing the weather to teleporting all with a forward slash from the chat window and a little programming experience.

Players on the desktop version enjoy the flexibility to include custom mods to their gaming experience, yet another one of the features that will soon come to the mobile versions of Minecraft. With schools looking forward to the creation of Microsoft Edu, a version of the game built for schools to help teach everything from teamwork to programming, the ability to add mods and additional content to their versions could let you go from teaching programming to simulating chemical reactions or exploring ancient civilizations all from the classroom.

Do you play Minecraft? What platform do you play the game on and do you play it with any mods? Share with us your biggest creation in the comments below.

Minecraft Update Brings More Features to Windows 10 & Pocket Edition

When it was released people couldn’t stop talking about it, while the graphics were done in blocks Minecraft’s simple graphics has done nothing but focus people’s attention on the options and gameplay choices. With versions for every console, including the Wii U, and people creating everything from houses to working mobile phones, it’s no surprise that when Microsoft brought out the game, they wanted to keep expanding on it. The latest update sees just that for the Windows 10 Beta and Pocket Edition.

Titled the “Overworld” update, everything from new visual updates to new gameplay choices have been added. Amongst this list, you can create some of the more advanced Redstone components, from creating repeaters and dispensers to trapped chests (for all those ‘visitors’ to your house). If you go near a swamp be warned as the spooky witches will now be there protecting their cauldrons, containing all kinds of randomly generated potion’s.

Microsoft seems keen to expand on the already popular game, with the release of an “educational edition” this summer. I haven’t played the game in a while and was thinking of booting up the server again at some point, but what do you all think? Has Minecraft had its time? Are you still playing the game and if so do you think the updates are enough to keep people interested or are the mods people create more useful when you want to find something new to do?

Minecraft Pocket Edition Gets Massive Update

Majong owned gaming sensation Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) has been given a massive overhaul that will bring the mobile experience more in line with the desktop offering. The update packs loads more content into the mobile game by adding infinite worlds, caves, new blocks, wolves and a whole lot more.

This will no doubt please my son who is constantly pestering to play on my rig as the PE edition on the tablet is a little more limited, but this will obviously change much  of that and give people a LOT more to explore when playing on their phone or tablet. The addition of new biomes that have been taken from the PC release, as well as new mobs and items may even be enough to tempt me away from the desktop release for a while.

Changelog

  • Infinite worlds
  • Caves
  • Loads of new blocks and items including Monster Eggs and huge mushroom blocks.
  • Wolves! Tame a loyal companion.
  • Loads of new flowers! So pretty.
  • New mobs, including the spooky endermen and less spooky Mooshrooms.
  • New biomes from the PC version, including mesas, jungles, swamps and extreme hills.
  • Abandoned mineshafts, villages, and many other cool places to explore.
  • A brand-new “interaction” button. Never accidentally punch a sheep again!
  • New feature generation, including lakes, vines and monster rooms.
  • Many bugs fixed, and possibly a few added.

Pocket edition is available from the Play Store for just $6.99, much cheaper than the desktop edition. If you’ve already got the mobile app, then its as simple as updating, but if you’ve yet to pick up your pickaxe and begin your adventure, now is easily the best time to get started.

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