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Lawyers have been sending papers back and forth, threatening each other with deadlines and court dates.

Posted by Kizzycocoa on Sep 14th, 2011

I've received some questions about what the status of the Bethesda lawsuit thing is. I don't have much news, but I can try to summarize the recent events in a colourful way:

Lawyers have been sending papers back and forth, threatening each other with deadlines and court dates. “Why don't we settle this in a mature way?”, one party asks the other. “Your MOTHER settles things in mature ways”, the other party cleverly retorts, “because of her age.”
Last thing I heard, we were a couple of weeks past a “super seriously, we will sue you for real this time” deadline, and letters are still being sent back and forth.

In other news, here's a list of games I've been playing recently, and my thoughts on them:

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Charmingly retro, with a totally rubbish tranq sniper rifle. Unfair boss fights, fun level layout. The level up perks are kind of uninteresting, but it's still a lot of fun. Inventory management feels very Resident Evil 4, for good and for bad.
[edit: This makes it sound like I don't like the game! That is incorrect. I love it!!]

Legends of Yore
I'm just getting started playing this more seriously. It's a low res graphical roguelike made by one guy who I happen to know. Available on both phone types and on pc. I haven't gotten deep into it yet, but it seems to have everything I want.

The Binding of Isaac
I got sneak peeks of this game, and it's shaping up nicely. It's a very lightweight action roguelike with plenty of dark humor and zelda references. Danny B's done a great job on the soundtrack again, even if it makes me a bit depressed.

Diablo III Beta
No, just kidding, I didn't get in. :(

(Development blog link)


1.8 Update changelog

+ Added a brand new biome generation code that simplifies life a lot and makes things much more exciting for the future
+ Added new mob; Endermen
+ Added FOV slider
+ Added brightness slider
+ Added randomly generated ravines
+ Killing a monster makes it drop experience orbs
+ The player can level up by gathering experience orbs
+ Added randomly generated houses
+ Added huge mushrooms
+ Using bonemeal on small mushrooms grows the mushroom into a giant mushroom if there's room
+ Rewrote the light rendering to use multitexturing instead of direct colours
+ Sky light and block light have different tints, cool colours for sky light, warm for block lights
+ Added critical hits that deal +50% damage, plus an extra point to make crits with weak weapons worth it
+ If the player hits a mob while falling, they always hit a critical hit
+ The game now keeps track of damage sources and types
+ Some damage type ignore armour now; drowning, being on fire (but not being IN a fire), falling out of the world
+ Ice now only spreads next to existing ice or from coast areas
+ Made the explosions prettier
+ Made level height depend on a single variable (the level height still is 128, but it's more moddable now)
+ Added sprinting
+ Added hunger
+ Food is now stackable
+ Improved the logo
+ Added suspended particles to water
+ Added a server list so you can remember multiple servers
+ The player regenerates slowly while the food bar is high
+ Eating food now takes time
+ Skeletons hold their bows better now
+ Added melons
+ Made melons and pumpkins farmable
+ Animals that get hurt will flee randomly for a short while
+ Pigs have snouts now
+ Made a flashier title screen
+ Looking towards the sun during sunset/sunrise changes fog color
+ Added fence gates
+ Added a player list to multiplayer
+ Added Silverfish
+ Added Cave Spider
+ Added huge underground dungeons (stronghold)
+ Added underground mine shafts
+ Added melon
+ Added sprouts for melons and pumpkins
+ Added vines
+ Added iron bars
* Fixed mushrooms spreading infinitely
* Fixed caves generating with too many dead ends
- Removed Herobrine

(Changelog website link)

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Cjslayer16
Cjslayer16 Sep 14 2011, 8:51pm says:

This is like the third time Ive seen the removed Herobrine... Just wondering wth's up with that? Great list otherwise! :D

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jovian95
jovian95 Sep 14 2011, 9:29pm replied:

Its notch's bad joke.

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Cjslayer16
Cjslayer16 Sep 14 2011, 9:37pm replied:

Unneeded comment, (mine here) but I understand now, thank you :)

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jeremy22702
jeremy22702 Sep 14 2011, 9:58pm buried:

(buried)

TACOS F- Oh wait. This is Minecraft not Tacocraft.

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majorD2
majorD2 Sep 15 2011, 6:23pm replied:

Herobrine cannot be removed

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AAAStudios
AAAStudios Sep 14 2011, 8:53pm says:

wow that's mature of Bethesda -_-

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Sgt_V3n0m
Sgt_V3n0m Sep 15 2011, 1:20am replied:

It's actually less Bethesda and more Zenimax to my knowledge. Though I think that Bethsoft should get involved and voice their opinions.

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EvilAngel
EvilAngel Sep 14 2011, 9:13pm says:

Herobrine never existed and never will.

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Cjslayer16
Cjslayer16 Sep 14 2011, 9:18pm replied:

Well I read that before too, I just don't see why they keep adding the same thing to the list, thats all :P

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DarkPivot
DarkPivot Sep 14 2011, 9:43pm says:

He keeps removing Herobrine because no matter how many times Notch removes him, he always manages to find his way back in.

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morgoth780
morgoth780 Sep 14 2011, 9:59pm says:

So i'm guessing the quake tournament didn't happen?

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Mr-Gency
Mr-Gency Sep 15 2011, 2:10am replied:

Guess not.

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Jeedai
Jeedai Sep 14 2011, 11:09pm says:

You know one day notch will do a secret friday update. And he'll add herbrine in without us knowing and well all be like "ahhh its a wonderful new day in minecra- HOLY **** HE'S REAL"

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Captain-Arse
Captain-Arse Sep 14 2011, 11:38pm replied:

Herobrine: Sieze the day young mortals xD *walk into fog*
You: ... *Bricks shat x20* oooh i can make brick steps!

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Neo_minigan
Neo_minigan Sep 15 2011, 2:46am says:

****! I want to levelup! Why the experience orb dont give anything???

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--Atlas--
--Atlas-- Sep 15 2011, 4:36am replied:

They will give in 1.9 update :D

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Neo_minigan
Neo_minigan Sep 15 2011, 8:17am replied:

can't wait...

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X-LAyer2
X-LAyer2 Sep 15 2011, 3:37pm replied:

Now we all wait and complain until 1.9 is released!!!!

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Technodude010
Technodude010 Sep 15 2011, 6:55am says:

maybe herobrine was there, or maybe it was the lava that burned the tree... even though the lava was 7 blocks lower and 3 blocks away...
I didnt know he burned trees, but if i had i wouldnt have quit the game

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PedobearNED
PedobearNED Sep 15 2011, 8:46am says:

notch adds the -removed herobrine just to see people reacting: OOH NO NOT HEROBRINE I KNEW HE WAS REAL!

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Blue_Dust
Blue_Dust Sep 15 2011, 11:46am replied:

Well yeah but just like all tricks it kinda gets old after a while....And do you wanna know a funny fact?I'm more afraid of skeletons than endermen,no super skeletons notch,please!

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Nawwx
Nawwx Sep 15 2011, 12:05pm says:

What the hell Notch. Perk system in deus ex HR was incredible.

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mort13
mort13 Sep 15 2011, 3:50pm says:

hell yeah, added 2x melon!

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