MineCon 2016 is just around the corner and as of today anyone with the full version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition will be able to snap up the exclusive MineCon 2016 skins while they are available for a limited time. What’s even better is that you can grab these for free during this time period.
Many of you out there signed up for the beta program for Minecraft: Pocket Edition when it first started. If you are signed up, you will always have access to the current beta for of MCPE and today there is a new update out for the beta version called the Boss Update. Guess what comes with this update? A couple of new bosses!
The big 0.15.0 update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition has left beta testing and is now officially available for download. Like every other major version number change, this one has a ton of new features/content being added to the game, as well as Minecraft Pocket Realms becoming a permanent service. This also means that our Minecraft Pocket Realms server(s) will remain online.
Members of the Minecraft: Pocket Edition beta community on Google+ should now be able to download and install the newest version update for MCPE. This is a major version update, as they are called, pushing Minecraft: Pocket Edition out of the 0.14 realm and into the 0.15.0 one.
Back near the beginning of March this year during GDC 2016 we announced that Minecraft would be getting some Virtual Reality love in the near future. While this was for the PC version and headsets like the Oculus Rift, there was also a version announced for the Samsung Gear VR. Well Minecraft Gear VR Edition is now available for download.
Fan sites and generally anything online getting hacked isn’t always news, even when it is video gaming related. However, when they are big in terms of accounts affected, like the Playstation hacks, it tends to get noticed. So far Minecraft on any platform has managed to stay fairly secure but unfortunately that isn’t the case anymore as a major fan site for Minecraft: Pocket Edition, called Lifeboat, was hacked.
Yesterday the alpha test version of Minecraft Realms for Minecraft: Pocket Edition launched and of course we have to get a server for our readers to come play on, build stuff, and hang out on. There are a couple of limitations to Minecraft Realms, mainly that there’s no modding available just yet and there is a limit of 10 users who can be playing at any given time. You can, however, have up to 200 invited users per server. This is why we are saying our ‘first’ server, as we will probably end up needing more in order to accommodate everyone.
Shortly after the release of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, one of the main features everyone wanted was some sort of server service where players could join up and play together, just like the PC version of Minecraft. This was to be Minecraft Realms, which was going to be hosted by Mojang themselves. Of course players of the PC version could always set up their own servers and a lot of players did. However getting that done for Minecraft: Pocket Edition was nowhere as easy, although with the launch of PocketMine it did become easier for sure.
If you’re a Minecraft fan but only happen to own one of the two Minecraft games for Android, or none of them, then right now is a good time to consider snapping up a copy of the game(s) you don’t own just yet. Both Minecraft: Pocket Edition new Skin Pack and Minecraft: Story Mode are on sale for a limited time, both with pretty big discounted prices too.
Mojang and Telltale Games have released a rather unique little mod for that players of Minecraft can download, install, and enjoy. This mod will work with all versions of Minecraft, which includes Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and is a skin pack that features a lot of the skins used in Minecraft: Story Mode.