Post news RSS Update on the “Scrolls” lawsuit, and a list of games

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

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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)

Cjslayer16 - - 987 comments

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 - - 197 comments

Its notch's bad joke.

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Cjslayer16 - - 987 comments

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

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jeremy22702 - - 75 comments


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

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majorD2 - - 468 comments

Herobrine cannot be removed

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AAAStudios - - 136 comments

wow that's mature of Bethesda -_-

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Sgt_V3n0m - - 106 comments

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 - - 600 comments

Herobrine never existed and never will.

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Cjslayer16 - - 987 comments

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 - - 699 comments

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 - - 133 comments

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

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Mr-Gency - - 1,965 comments

Guess not.

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Jeedai - - 368 comments

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 - - 467 comments

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 - - 106 comments

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

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--Atlas-- - - 610 comments

They will give in 1.9 update :D

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Neo_minigan - - 106 comments

can't wait...

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X-LAyer2 - - 232 comments

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

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Technodude010 - - 101 comments

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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deathparadeNL - - 2,061 comments

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 - - 999 comments

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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nosfer4tu - - 1,378 comments

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

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mort13 - - 7 comments

hell yeah, added 2x melon!

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