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Games like Minecraft - 16 best games like Minecraft from the past ten years

A plethora of games to scratch that same Minecraft itch

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The best Minecraft seeds 1.14 - Minecraft 1.14 & 1.15 seeds list with Amidst screenshots

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The best Minecraft skins of the past 10 years (plus download links)

Iron Man, Herobrine, Einstein, Kratos, and many more

5 years ago

Feature: Digging Online

Minecraft In 2014: Your Guide To Servers

Minecraft gets more popular every day, but we don't talk about it much anymore. To find out what the game is like in 2014, we asked Duncan Geere to impart his wisdom. The result is a three-part series which will run across this week. Part one looked at Minecraft mods, part two is below... Multiplayer has been a cornerstone of Minecraft ever since it was…

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Feature: Digging Deeper

Minecraft In 2014: Your Guide To Mods and Modpacks

Minecraft gets more popular every day, but we don't talk about it much anymore. To find out what the game is like in 2014, we asked Duncan Geere to impart his wisdom. The result is a three-part series which will run across this week. To start, a look at the game's modding scene. It's been an eventful few years for Markus Persson, the Swedish programmer…

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Opinion: Maybe Microsoft Buying Mojang Is A Good Thing?

The news that Mojang is to be sold to Microsoft undoubtedly causes a lot of upset for some. Minecraft, more cultural phenomenon than game at this point, has had a breadth of appeal unlike almost any other game. And Microsoft aren’t exactly at the top of most PC games player’s Christmas card lists. It’s very easy to see the news and immediately consider it bad…

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Feature: A Celebration Of Mountains

The Living Minecraft

"The talking tribe, I find, want sensation from the mountain--not in Keats's sense. Beginners, not unnaturally, do the same--I did myself. They want the startling view, the horrid pinnacle--sips of beer and tea instead of milk. Yet often the mountain gives itself most completely when I have no destination, when I reach nowhere in particular, but have gone out merely to be with the mountain…

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Feature: Mo Monetisation Mo Problems

Pay To Play: Notch On Minecraft And Monetisation

You may have heard that changes are afoot in the world of Minecraft. You may also have heard that nothing much is changing at all. The story of monetisation, community and servers has led to plenty of discussion and rhetoric from various sides, and the issues at the heart of the situation haven't always been clear. I spent some time last week looking into the…

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6 years ago

It Is Art: Tatecraft Wants To Bring The Tate Into Minecraft

The Tate gallery in London is a vast space where art lives and breathes. It's big enough to hold the sun, as well as thousands of works of modern and classic art. It is one of the best things about London, and it's worth a visit. If you can't make it, there's a chance you could wander the halls virtually: the Tate is currently running…

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GI Joe Danger: Hello Games’ Team Fortress 2 Crossover

Much like JLS, the cast of Team Fortress 2 will put their faces anywhere. Though unlike JLS, they've yet to put them on the front of a box of Johnnies.* This time they're showing up in the long-awaited, far too long in happening PC versions of lovely Hello Games' lovely Joe Danger games. Tiny cutesy Heavy on a motorbike! Aww! Hello claim they initially only…

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7 years ago

Sad News: VG247 Editor Won’t Be Eating His Trousers

How we had hoped to see Pat Garratt enjoying a hearty feast of broiled denim and shallow-fried zipper, but it was not to be. The editor of VG247 last year swore to eat his own trousers in the event Minecraft man Markus 'Notch' Persson made good on his talk of funding a sequel to Double Fine's Psychonauts. Alas, Persson has recently confessed that such a…

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Feature: The Cube Route

Mavis Minecraft Teaches Coding – Part 4

Duncan Geere is going to be taking class this morning, students. If you missed any notes for this lesson, you can find them here. Please open you Minecrafts to page 57. Welcome to the fourth, and final, coding tutorial for ComputerCraft! If you've been following the series, you'll now know how to navigate the operating system, save and load programs, use monitors, use disk drives,…

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Feature: 30 GOTO 10

Mavis Minecraft Teaches Coding – Part 3

The man with wires in his brain, Duncan Geere, is here with the third part of our guide for learning programming with Minecraft. You can catch up with the whole series here. Welcome to part three of the RPS guide to learning how to code in Minecraft. If you've been following the tutorials so far, you should have a decent grasp of the basics of…

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Mavis Minecraft Teaches Coding – Part 2

Duncan Geere returns with the second part of his guide to coding in Minecraft (first part here). Welcome back! When I left you last week, you'd built a computer, explored the filesystem and written your first program. That was easy, so it's time to climb the next rung on the difficulty ladder. Today, we're going to make a passworded door, an alarm that notifies you…

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The Walls Are Melting! Minecraft Animated Textures

The secretive world of Minecraft snapshots, the semi-official weekly updates that Mojang puts out to test the updates, delivered a doozy of an update last week. It supports animated textures. The theory goes that people will use the textures to animate small blocks. So you could have fizzing fire crawling along a Redstone circuit, or maybe a you could use it to animate a powered…

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Feature: Learn to code the easy-ish way

Mavis Minecraft Teaches Coding – Part 1

Actually this isn't written by someone called Mavis, but instead by RPS chum and former Wired staffer Duncan Geere, who you may remember from his Sim City 2000 retrospective. In this first of four parts, he takes you through the ropes of basic coding via the modern marvel that is Minecraft. Everything's done in game, and it all begins by punching a tree. Take it…

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Feature: Escaping the shackles of simulacra

What I Write About When I Write About Games

This is my first week back from a holiday, during which time I barely looked at an internet, let alone wrote on one. I didn't play any games either, unless you consider freezing to death on a remote Welsh hillside to be some sort of game. As is often the case, not doing something for five minutes has made me think about why I do…

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Games Aren’t Best When Things Go Wrong

Yesterday Jim wrote a superb piece arguing that games are best when everything is going wrong. That the measure of a game's potential for generating anecdotes, and its depth of connection to the player, is based in the amount of peril it's able to generate. Citing games like Day Z, FTL and XCOM, Jim's argument made one small mistake: it was all wrong. Games aren't…

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Feature: The Man Behind The Hat, Pt 2

Future Talk: Notch On Steam, Windows 8, What’s Next

Yesterday, we ran the first part of my chat with Minecraft creator and needer-of-no-introductions Notch, wherein we largely talked about life after Minecraft and what he's been up to recently. But there's more to this world than Minecraft (at least, until we discover our entire world is actually a block-by-block Minecraft reconstruction of the real world), so today, we're forging ahead into the future. And…

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Feature: The Man Behind The Hat, Pt 1

Beyond Minecraft: Notch On Fame, Pressure, Sequels

Notch is Minecraft. Minecraft is Notch. A year ago, those statements might have been true to some extent, but not anymore. The man behind the most pervasive invention since the wheel (which he achieved by simply putting the corners back onto the wheel) hung up his pick axe late last year. That does not mean, however, that he's escaped from the shadow of the monolith…

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No End Of The World: MineZ Is Zombie Survival Minecraft

I'd forgotten that Minecraft can be terrifying. It wasn't until I was leading a conga line of zombies through a dark forest, hunger stinging me, dehydration stabbing away, that I remembered the fear it can instil. I say "remembered", like I rationalised it. "Ah, yes. This feels familiar". Really, I was screaming and swearing and panicking and clenching. MineZ sharpens Minecraft's fangs in the same…

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Minecraft 1.3 Adding LAN, Adventure Mode In August

Scrolls just hit playable Alpha, and Notch is off programming computers inside of other computers (inside of other computers still, if life as we know it is in fact a nightmarish artificial construct), but Minecraft keeps on plugging away. LAN support - an art thought to be lost to the ravages of time and overbearing game services - was already a known quantity, but Mojang's…

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