Minecraft comes packed with simple graphics, but if you want to add a little visual flair to your world, modders have you covered. Here's a guide to installing fantastic Minecraft shaders.
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When you combine two items correctly in Minecraft, it makes a new item - a bit like chemistry. So it isn't surprising really that a modded version of the game is successfully being used to replace certain elements of chemistry lessons in schools.
Students are inadvertently learning traditionally tricky topics such as polymer synthesis (making plastic) and refining oil with greater ease.
For most of its life, Mojang has allowed private Minecraft servers to exist with few, if any, caveats. The largest servers, like Hypixel and Mineplex, have player bases rivaling those of full independent games, as well as enough staff to create experiences that can be almost unrecognizable as Minecraft. But in June of 2014, Mojang started cracking down on private servers and limiting what made them unique.
It took gmoff01 around 80 hours to build this in Minecraft. It's made of 70,000 blocks of quartz.
SethBling is a master at making games do amazing things. He's managed to inject the code for Flappy Bird into Super Mario World and created a bot that learned how to play Mario. Now, he's built a working Atari 2600 emulator in Minecraft. And he's done it all without any mods.
Five years ago, danrharvey wanted to "get stuck into a creative mode build" in Minecraft. Looking back on it today, he's built something that's not only original, but beautiful.
Following an E3 tease earlier this year, Minecraft's "Boss Update" for the Pocket version and Windows 10 has finally arrived. The most exciting aspect of this update has to be the add-on system, which allows players to edit various values in the game to create their own modified Minecraft experience.
YouTube celebrities, especially women in the beauty vlogging community, have been open about how their extremely public job affects their mental health. In many cases, showing their face to millions of people has led them down dark paths. Self-harm, anxiety, depression and eating disorders are just some of the mental health issues inspired by being endlessly critiqued online.
A whole series of Minecraft novels are reportedly set to hit shelves, with the endeavour kicked off with a book by Max Brooks, author of World War Z. And why not? A giant, successful game is obviously ripe for being adapted into other media, and Minecraft is already set to be a movie released in 2019. Hopefully, the book won't take that long.
A war is raging on one of the longest-running servers in Minecraft, 2b2t. Some of the battle is fought with diamond swords and lava buckets, as you might expect, but the rest of it unfolds with racist memes, shocking gore and porn, as well as monstrous contraptions designed to make the server literally unplayable. It's not just a war for imaginary space: it's a war for what kind of server 2b2t wants to be.