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Celebrating the Minecraft Community at MINECON Live (Open list) (0 submissions)

Last month, more than 112 million people played Minecraft around the world. The size and passion of the Minecraft community continues to amaze us, and more importantly, inspires us to give players new and interesting ways to play the game that brings us all together. Each year at MINECON Live, we look forward to giving the community a peek into what’s new, what’s happening behind the scenes, and what’s to come in the months ahead.

Updates on Minecraft Earth

Some of what we shared today is about Minecraft Earth – a free-to-play mobile game that blends state-of-the-art technology with a new version of Minecraft built on the Bedrock engine. It’s a game that first got its inspiration from the Minecraft HoloLens demo at E3 in 2015 and has grown into one of the world’s first true augmented reality experiences on mobile.

Minecraft Earth has been in closed beta in five cities over the summer, and community feedback from the closed beta has helped us iterate on the game, getting us closer to being ready to release to a wider audience – which starts very soon. Similar to Minecraft, we want to make Minecraft Earth better over time, so we’re going to start releasing the game in Early Access in October and adding more countries each week until we’re worldwide by the end of the year.

Pre-registration for the Early Access version of Minecraft Earth is live for Android users around the world – you can sign up right here – and everyone should stay tuned to for further updates.

The Early Access version of the game will bring new features that players in the closed beta have yet to play, including new mob variants, crafting and smelting, and our take on social multiplayer experiences called Adventures. Adventures are small slices of Minecraft worlds that you play in augmented reality in life size. For example, your sidewalk becomes a mine and there could be diamonds under your feet, or your local park may have Minecraft trees where skeletons lurk and you can fight them, dig down into the ground and discover an abandoned mine with treasures. But don’t go at it alone – some of those Adventures can include hostile mobs!

Adventures and so many other parts of Minecraft Earth rely on two critical Microsoft technologies. Azure PlayFab’s dedicated servers allow Minecraft Earth’s multiplayer gameplay to scale worldwide and is the power behind hosting both Buildplates and Adventures on behalf of players.

Azure Spatial Anchors (ASA) is an Azure Mixed Reality developer service that enables sharing and persistence of AR content. When you set off to your local park and find an abandoned mine with treasures, Minecraft Earth is using the ASA service to help guide different players to the same Adventure placement. Without any need for QR scanning, ASA helps the Adventure get magically placed and aligned correctly for all players at that location.

As we begin to roll the game out globally, we’re prioritizing player safety to make Minecraft Earth an enjoyable and welcoming experience for everyone. Players, parents and guardians will be able to use Xbox Live Account Management to adjust safety and privacy settings and a reporting system will allow players to report concerns like unsafe locations in-game and on our website. We’ll also have a moderation team available to manage and respond to reports. It’s important to us that all players feel safe and can contribute to a positive and inclusive Minecraft Earth community.

Additional MINECON Live News

Beyond Minecraft Earth, there’s so much more that we talked about today during MINECON Live. Here are just some of those amazing things:

  • We introduced our next major game update for Minecraft called the Nether Update, which will add new biomes, mobs, structures, blocks and visual effects to the Nether to enhance its unique and scary atmosphere. We also showed off the new Target block which will act as a projectile hit-detector, two new biomes – the Soulsand Valley and Netherwart Forest, and the all-new Piglin Beasts and Piglin mobs. The Piglins introduce a new civilization to the Minecraft universe!
  • Minecraft Dungeons is another new Minecraft experience that we’re incredibly excited to bring to our players next year. During MINECON Live, we premiered the opening cinematic trailer and demonstrated how local co-op gameplay works with friends. Plus, we reminded players that they can sign up for a chance to play the game early at
  • We’re also bringing Bees and Beehives to the game. The Minecraft bees will help pollinate crops and flowers, and during MINECON Live we introduced the Honey Block that has many fun new mechanics like slowing down movement with its sticky texture. The bees will arrive to both Bedrock and Java before the holidays.
  • Character Creator is a new, easy-to-use system to help players make a custom character in Minecraft. More than 100 features, including all hair, eyes, mouths, skin textures, facial hair, and body sizes will be available for free and there will also be a range of custom accessories, created by the Minecraft team, available for purchase. And yes, even capes will be coming to Bedrock for the first time, with a free Founder’s Cape available when Character Creator launches later this year! Plus, Character Creator will be available in the main game as well as Minecraft Earth and characters will sync between both games!
  • Coming soon, Realms Plus is a new monthly subscription that represents an evolution from the typical Realms that players know and love today. With Realms Plus, just like before, players will have access to a 10-player Realm where you can invite all your friends to play with you, at no cost to them. But now, players will receive more than 50 pieces of content from the Minecraft Marketplace from more than 30 participating Minecraft Marketplace Partners at no extra cost, with new Marketplace content added each month.
  • Minecraft: Builders & Biomes from Ravensburger is a new board game that brings Minecraft from screen to table. Developed in collaboration with Mojang, Minecraft: Builders & Biomes is the first Minecraft strategy board game ever created. It recreates the digital game in a shared, in-person experience complete with mobs to fight and a real block of resource cubes to mine. The game will be available in Europe starting in October and in the United States starting in November.
  • Finally, we’re excited to share that next year will be the return of a physical MINECON experience, called Minecraft Festival, a three-day celebration that will feature interactive exhibits, inclusive gameplay, tournaments, exclusive merchandise and meet-and-greets with creators and Mojang developers, alongside our digital global broadcast. You can sign up for more information at

We want to thank you all for being a part of the amazing Minecraft community. We wouldn’t be where we are without you all today and we’re so glad to be able to celebrate with each and every one of you at MINECON Live.

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Der DLC From Dusk Till Casa Bonita ist ab heute erhältlich!!

In From Dusk Till Casa Bonita ist Mysterions Schwester in Gefahr. Sie hat sich den Vampir-Kids aus South Park angeschlossen, die sich in Cartmans Lieblingsrestaurant, Casa Bonita, eingenistet haben. Die Spieler besuchen das berühmte Familienrestaurant, erkunden Black Bart’s Cave, beobachten Klippenspringer, werden Zeuge der Magie Mexikos und besiegen die Brut der Vampire.

Dunkelheit wird mit Dunkelheit bekämpft und die neue Dämonenkind-Klasse, die vier neue okkulte Kräfte besitzt, wird eingeführt. Gemeinsam mit dem Gothic-Mädchen Henrietta, einer mächtigen Support-Hexe, steht dem Spieler ein harter Kampf bevor.

Source: Ubisoft Press Release


Far Cry 5 „The Father’s Calling“-Figur – Launch-Trailer | Ubisoft [DE]

"„The Project at Eden’s Gate“ ist eine Weltuntergangssekte, die von Joseph Seed angeführt wird und Hope County übernommen hat. Entdecke diese neue Ubicollectibles-Figur des Sektenanführers. Sie zeigt den Vater, der seine Anhänger dazu auffordert, das heilige Projekt zu verteidigen. Bestelle die Figur (32 cm) hier:

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Far Cry 5 (Original Game Soundtrack) | Music by Dan Romer
Label : Ubisoft Music (Ubiloud)"

Hidden NES Golf game on Nintendo Switch. A tribute to Satoru Iwa

A hidden NES Golf game resides in the Nintendo Switch.Not much is known currently about this mysterious piece of software left behind by Nintendo.


What we know is that it is most likely a tribute to the legendary Satoru Iwata, and his passing on July 11th, 2015.We all owe this man great respect for what he has done for the gaming industry in his lifetime. 

Today's gaming atmosphere may have been a very different place, was it not for his influence.Enjoy this footage of the hidden NES Golf game, in honor of Mr. Iwata's of Nintendo.

We miss you deeply.

Thank you for all the good times and smiles you have brought to millions of lives.

More info about this hidden game can be found on


AutoAge Standoff STEAM PC – Gameplay Video

Launching on PC via Steam for $19.99 on September 21st, Auto Age pits players against each other in online and local multiplayer dogfight battles.


Players can customize vehicles with powerful weaponry that will enable them to launch missiles at enemy drivers, ram cars, lay mines and much more.


Microsoft Learning Hub – Der Lernraum der Zukunft

Wie wir unsere Kinder auf die digitale Transformation vorbereiten können

„Wir wissen zwar noch nicht welche Jobs unsere Schülerinnen und Schüler im Jahr 2025 haben werden, aber wir wissen, dass wir sie bereits heute bestmöglich auf die Arbeitswelt der Zukunft vorbereiten müssen. Microsoft ist sich seiner gesellschaftlichen Verantwortung bewusst, deshalb haben wir altersentsprechend verschiedene Programme entwickelt, um die digitale Bildung zu fördern und unseren Nachwuchs fit für die Zukunft zu machen“, so Yuri Goldfuß vom Microsoft Education Team.

Bildungstechnologien von morgen bereits heute erleben „Dafür war es notwendig die Bildung der Zukunft erlebbar zu machen und modernsten Bildungstechnologien einen eigenen Raum zu geben – den Microsoft Learning Hub. Unsere Mission ist es, Lehrerinnen und Lehrer zu ermutigen vermehrt digitale Werkzeuge in ihren Unterricht einzubinden“, ergänzt Alexandra Thonabauer vom Microsoft Education Team.

„Um bestmöglich auf die Arbeitswelt von morgen vorbereitet zu sein ist das selbstbestimmte Navigieren durch die digitale Welt ebenso wichtig wie Lesen, Schreiben und Rechnen. Darüber hinaus können Lehrkräfte mittels dem Einsatz digitaler Bildungstechnologien bereits heute wesentlich effektiver arbeiten und so noch stärker auf die individuellen Bedürfnisse der Schülerinnen und Schüler eingehen.“

Das Thema „Laptop-Klassen“ wird in unserer Gesellschaft momentan heiß diskutiert - Kurt Söser, Lehrer an der HAK Steyr, erzählt von seinen ganz persönlichen Erfahrungen seines Berufsalltags: „Im Allgemeinen kann man sagen, dass meine Schüler aus den digitalen Klassen um einiges motivierter in die Schule kommen, als Schüler aus Klassen mit traditionellen Lehr- und Lernmodellen. Außerdem fehlen sie seltener und sind durchschnittlich um einen Notengrad besser.“

Gleichzeitig wirft die Digitalisierung jedoch auch eine bedeutende Frage auf: Ob die Digitalisierung des Klassenzimmers dazu führt, dass Schülerinnen und Schüler künftig immer weniger zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen untereinander aufbauen werden. Kurt Söser verneint diese Frage vehement: „Neue Technologien im Bildungsbereich haben das Potenzial, soziales Lernen beispielsweise im Rahmen von Gruppenarbeiten oder internationalen Schul-Kollaborationsprojekten künftig enorm zu fördern. Die weltweite Zusammenarbeit zwischen einzelnen Schülerinnen und Schülern war noch nie so einfach. Man arbeitet in Echtzeit zusammen und auch die Lehrkörper können wesentlich effektiver und effizienter arbeiten.“

Ein weiteres Beispiel, das zeigt, wie man mittels der richtigen Technologien den Unterricht besonders kreativ gestalten kann, beschreibt Susanna Jilka von der PH Wien: „Alle meine Schülerinnen und Schüler spielen in ihrer Freizeit Minecraft. Warum sollte ich die Minecraft: Education Edition also nicht auch im Rahmen meines Unterrichts einsetzen? So können meine Schülerinnen und Schüler das theoretisch Erlernte ohne Umwege, eigenverantwortlich und völlig selbstständig umsetzen.

So wird das Wissen spielerisch vertieft und maßgeblich gefestigt. Und das hilft nicht nur in der Mathematik: Meine Schülerinnen und Schüler erklären mir ihre Minecraft-Projekte mit einer erzählerischen Freude, wie ich sie in Deutsch Aufsätzen niemals lesen würde.“

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ASUS ZenWatch 3 Unboxing

Kaltgeschmiedeter Edelstahl, detailverliebtes Design, rundes Gehäuse, gestochen scharfes Display, lange Akkulaufzeiten mit HyperCharge: Die ASUS ZenWatch 3 folgt traditioneller Uhrmacherkunst und erweitert handwerkliches Können um modernste Technologien, eine Vielzahl praktischer Funktionen und ein Höchstmaß an Personalisierbarkeit. Mit Anderen direkter und intelligenter verbunden sein und wirklich Wichtiges immer im Blick haben, ging nie leichter, war nie aufregender und sah nie besser aus.

Der smarte Klassiker

  • Android Wear und neuester Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 Prozessor
  • Einzigartiges Solar-Eclipse Design
  • Gehäuse aus kaltgeschmiedetem 316L Edelstahl
  • Drei physische Tasten für erhöhten Bedienkomfort
  • Exklusives Armband aus italienischem Leder oder hochwertigem Kautschuk
  • HyperCharge-Schnellladefunktion: 60% Akku in 15 Minuten
  • Umfassender Aktivitäts- und Fitness-Tracker mit der neuen ZenFit-App

With the meticulous craftsmanship and timeless design of a fine mechanical watch, ASUS ZenWatch 3 is a timepiece you’ll want to wear every day. With a look inspired by an annular solar eclipse, it exudes sophisticated style and delivers a new level of powerful functionality. ASUS ZenWatch 3 is meticulously fashioned from jewelry-grade 316L stainless steel, resulting in a luxurious accessory that not only looks incredible, but feels great to wear as well. This premium, cold-forged steel is 82% stronger than traditional steel to ensure that ASUS ZenWatch 3 stands up to the rigors of daily wear. A diamond-cut bezel and intricately detailed setting add a further touch of refinement and precision. With ASUS ZenWatch 3, total luxury never looked so good.

ASUS ZenWatch 3 follows the tradition of fine watchmaking with its luxurious, detail-focused design and construction from high-quality materials. It provides timely information at a glance, offers a wealth of useful features that make your life easier, and features a customizable design so you can create your own perfect watch. Innovative quick-charging technology keeps ASUS ZenWatch 3 on your wrist longer, so you can always stay informed and be in the moment.

ASUS ZenWatch 3 Unboxing, First Review Android Wear 2.0

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Cuphead won’t be coming to PlayStation 4, XBOX & PC Exclusive!

Cuphead, the charming, hand-drawn co-op game that’s been knocking our socks off for years finally announced a release date at this year’s E3.


Fans will finally get their hands on it September 29 when it launches exclusively on Windows 10 and Xbox One. Playstation 4 owners hoping to wait it out will be disappointed to hear that the team says it’s simply not coming to that platform.

Following a lengthy write-up on Games Radar last week, Cuphead’s developers showed up on NeoGaf to clear up a few misunderstandings. Chief among them are the terms of their exclusivity with Microsoft. A reader asked if the game was “100 percent lifetime PC/Microsoft exclusive” to which the Cuphead team gave the following response:

“Yes, this Cuphead game is exclusive to Xbox and PC (with Steam and Win10 versions at launch and a GoG release likely shortly after),” they explained. “There will likely be a Mac version down the road and possibly a Linux version beyond that (unless we lose our houses or whatever).”

The phrasing, as well as the claim that they own the Cuphead intellectual property, seems to indicate that they’re open to putting a sequel on other platforms but for now at least their hands are tied.