We’re giving away 12,000 Realms trials this weekend!
You might have already heard of Minecraft Realms. It’s our official way for you to play on a persistent Minecraft world with friends. That means that you and a bunch of buddies can play build, create, and explore in the same world, regardless of how many of you are available.
It’s my favourite way to play Minecraft – playing together with your favourite crafters feels really special, whether you’re building something awesome or gearing up to take down the Ender Dragon.
Realms currently gives you three separate worlds to play on per account – you can generate them from a random seed, upload your own map, or choose one of our funky presets to play on. Even better, your progress is regularly backed up, so you can load a previous save if the whole place burns down, gets flooded, or overrun by enthusiastic creepers. You can even see exactly who has been online and when thanks to our handy activity monitor. It’s super simple to setup and loads of fun!
All Realms accounts also get a special slot which is dedicated to our selection of minigames. There are lots of them already included in each subscription, and you get to switch between them as you please. Read more about them here.
Realms costs from €8/£6.40/$10.40 a month to play (it’s a bit cheaper if you subscribe for longer), and up to 10 crafters can play on any one Realm at a time. It’s currently only available for the PC version of Minecraft.
To celebrate the obvious coolness of Minecraft Realms we thought we’d give away 12,000 14 day trials this weekend. 500 will be available from within your Minecraft client each hour from 11 am UTC on Saturday until 11am on Sunday. To grab one, load up Minecraft and choose Minecraft Realms from the main menu. If you see a link offering you a free trial, click it and your trial will begin! There’s no catch whatsoever! Literally none!
実はマインクラフトだけが女性キャラクターの追加を突然発表したわけではありません。スマートフォン向けゲーム「Temple Run 2」の開発元であるImangi Studiosは、最初は有料もしくはコインによるアンロックでしか選べなかった女性キャラクター「Scarlett Fox」を無料で追加できるように変更しています。
このように各ゲームベンダーが女性キャラクターを突然追加するようになったことには理由があります。実は3月4日のワシントン・ポストに掲載された記事にて、12歳の少女がTemple Run 2に代表されるエンドレスラン系のゲームで女性キャラクターがプレイできないことを痛烈に批判。少女はエンドレスラン系のゲームにおける女性キャラクターの少なさに気づき、自ら同ジャンルのゲームのトップ50をダウンロードして調査を実施したところ、性別を認識できるキャラクターが登場するゲームのうち98％が男性キャラクターを採用しており、女性キャラクターを採用しているのは46％にとどまっていたことが明らかになりました。
Fire up your Xbox, load up Minecraft, then throw a freshly-baked cake at your television! It’s the most appropriate way to celebrate Minecraft: 360 Edition’s birth!1It’s three years old! If console Minecraft was a human it would be gaining independence and learning how to use zips.
To celebrate this monumental occasion2 we’re giving the 20 million players on Xbox 360 and Xbox One a heap of colourful skins. From today until the 17th of May three packs will be available to download for free. There’s a brand-new bundle featuring veteran Mojangstas and a few cheeky extras, our 2nd Birthday Skin Pack from last year, and our 1st Skin Pack from Minecraft’s first birthday.
Veteran 360 players might already have the older packs, but this is the first time any of them have been available on Xbox One. Be sure to snap them up, early(ish) adopters.
Big thanks to 4J Studios for doing such a great job on the console versions and massive thanks to you for playing our game, no matter your platform of choice.
It’s time to submit your MINECON panel application! Each MINECON we try to have the best panels anywhere, and that means it’s up to some of you to bring the awesome! A good panel will give attendees tons of information or inspiration. The BEST panels give a bunch of both!
You’ll need to shoot a video of yourself pitching your panel, talking about why the panel would be awesome at MINECON and why you’d be the best one to be on it. Upload it to Youtube as an unlisted video if you don’t want others to see it, and submit the link with the rest of the information about the panel, including the other people you want to be a part of it.