Minecraft Pre-release

Before the Mojang team head off for the holiday season, they made available the Minecraft 1.8.2 pre-release 1 which focuses on bug fixes and performance enhancements. The most important issues that were addressed were the following:

-Mobs no longer follow players as if they are hostile in spectator mode

-Explosion force fixed

-Explosion direction fixed.


Mineacraft Story Mode

You heard it right! There will be a Minecraft story mode coming this 2015! But it won’t be Minecraft – rather it will be a different game about Minecraft and would be available in many devices including Playstation, Xbox, Mac, PC, iOS, and Android devices. It will be a narrative-driven video game that will be created by a different company Telltale Games. Telltale was the maker of the popular games namely Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Wolf Among Us.

The Minecraft Story Mode game will be divided into several parts called “episodes”, just like many of the games that the company created. If you are not familiar with their games, check out their website by clicking here.

Mojang is also in collaboration with Telltale to bring you the game as close to the Minecraft gameplay we love and enjoy. The company also claimed that they are NOT trying to create an “official” story of Steve and on how he came to be, but rather it will be something else entirely.

If you want more information, check out this wonderful mini-game Info Quest II!



Minecraft 2!?

What’s Minecraft 2 you ask? Well it’s practically a joke on the Info Quest II, and asking it will give you a fish, a potion regeneration 2, a bucket, and a TNT which may be a clue… or just something we should totally just ignore.


Notch’s New Mansion

Notch recently just transferred to Los Angeles, and for some reason there were many talks about it. We may never actually visit his home on our lifetime, but we can always visit his “home” in Minecraft! Talented Minecraft Dan Bovey recreated Notch’s New Mansion inside the blocky game of Minecraft with a pretty accurate model – setting aside Minecraft’s limitations.

Ore Spiders mod aims to make your survival gameplay more interesting and more challenging without ruining the vanilla minecraft feel.

Created by username Bendonnelly1, Ore Spiders is a mod that adds various types of spiders in the game, all related to various ores and theme.

The new spiders added on this mod are not just a spider re-skin. As each spider has some specific skills that are relevant to the ore they are born with.

As the author states, this mod is not aimed to make a ground-baking overhaul of minecraft mechanics, instead, its only goal is to add new and interesting mobs into the world to make survival cave exploring and dungeon crawling more challenging and unpredictable.

The ore spiders will have a texture, special effect and statistics that are based on their ore. On top of that, these mobs will also spawn near their ore and are more commonly seen on caves.

In addition to all of the added spiders, there is also a Queen Spider which is currently a work in progress and won’t spawn naturally but only through creative. Unlike normal mobs, the queen spider regenerates its health while time passes.

Currently, this mod adds the following spiders that spawn naturally in Minecraft. 2 of them are very deadly.

Obsidian Spider – a fire immune spider that has a high health, high damage and can resist knockback but a lot slower that regular spider. It also causes a wither effect making it almost the deadliest of them all.


Diamond Spider – A faster version of your regular spider. Its attacks may also inflict nausea making it very deadly in groups. But it may drop diamonds.

There is also a bonus spider that is not ore-based. Ender Spider has a high health and high damage with the same speed as your Endermen.

You can find the full list of the spiders here.



How to install Ore Spiders for Minecraft 1.7.10


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Ore Spiders Mod.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.

Did you find all the spiders? What spider type did you find most difficult to kill? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.



Created Phnixhamsta and his large team of talented map makers, Christmas Cram is a holiday based map that features a creative and innovative mini game.

Because it perfectly fits the season, this map has a rising popularity and was recently played by famous Youtubers like SkyDoesMinecraft and Chrisndthemike.


This fun-packed Christmas-themed mini map features a touch of MarioKart racing excitement into Minecaft. The map also has some various Christmas-themed decor such as a Santa pixel art on a wall, an awesome Christmas tree, gift decors, and more.



The mini game mechanics are simple, there will be two teams; a red team and a green team, that will battle against each other not with violence but with gifts. The goal of each team is to be the first to deliver 7 presents to the houses and to delivery it as quickly as possible.

Even though this game is not combat-based, PVP is active to enhance competition (Friendly-fire is disabled). Each team should also have an equal set of players and the map can handle at most of 10 players per team for a total of 20 players!

The minigame map also features custom items that include volatile player heads, poisonous stew, and snowballs imbued with the power of the thunder God.


Before starting the game, make sure that you meet the following requirements.

-All players should be OP and should be playing Minecraft Version 1.8 or later.

-All players should have at least a Render Distance of 16. (Optifine mod is recommended)


The mini map also has dozens of command blocks that may cause heavy RAM usage. so when used on a server. make sure to have at least 2GB of allocated RAM just to be safe.


If you need some guide about this awesome mini game map, check the video below!

How to Install Christmas Cram MiniGame for Minecraft 1.8
Download the map here.

Hold the Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or access it via the start menu.

Type in %appdata% and navigate to .minecraft\saves

Unzip the .zip file from step 1 and place the folder in this directory.

Run the launcher without mods, select single player, and start the game!


Celebrate Christmas with your friends! If you enjoyed this map, support its creators or leave a comment below!

If you think that Minecraft’s vanilla combat is way too boring for you, then this mod might just be the one you are looking for.

Dynamic Sword Skills is combat mod created by username CoolAlias. If you are familiar with Zelda Sword Skills Mod, then this mod implements the same combat mechanics, without all the Zelda related stuffs (like swords, mobs, items, and locations).

With this mod installed a new window or GUI will be available for players to view it’s learned “skills”. By default the new UI can be accessed by pressing “P”.


At the start of the game, all of the boxes will be empty, and the player will be given a single basic sword skill orb.

When used, the orb will shatter and you will learn how to “target” opponents which is the key for performing other skills and combo.

A combo counter will be displayed at the upper left corner of the screen to guide players on their combo attacks. The more you chain your attacks, the higher the damage you will deal per attack.


There is a total of 13 skill orbs (including the basic), each one will unlock a set of skills from parrying and dodging to very powerful attacks like spin attacks and rising attacks.


Orbs can be obtained as a random mob loot, random chest treasure, or by killing other players in multiplayer.

Once you obtain a skill orb, you have to use it to learn it. If you learn a specific orb multiple times, the level of the skill will improve allowing for more damage, lesser skill cool down, increasing range, AOE, and other perks.


When an enemy is locked on, the new combat mechanics takes place. The new mechanics, by default, uses the arrow keys to attack, dodge, and perform actions.

When specific skills are learned, players can perform advance attacks that requires specific movements like crouching and jumping that unleashes devastating attacks that can hit multiple targets or annihilate a single foe with a few strikes.

How to install the Dynamic Sword Skills for Minecraft 1.7.10


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of Dynamic Sword Skills.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.

Did you find this mod amusing? Try it on PVP and learn and have a blast sending your opponent flying!

Mojang’s second game has been released in public last December 11, 2014!

Scrolls is a unique multiplayer strategy game with a gameplay comparable to a trading card battle game. Thus the game is under the genre CCG and boardgame as well.

In this game, you will fight your opponent using the spells, items and skill you have in your collection of scrolls and outsmart and outmaneuver them in order to win.

Players will have to build a strong deck that is composed of powerful scrolls and scrolls that work great together. Scrolls include monsters, heroes, warriors, spells, structures, siege weapons, and a bunch of others that you can deploy on the board (battlefield) for a turn-based strategic fighting.

Aside from the multiplayer game mode, Scrolls also have singleplayer skirmishes and challenges known as Trials.

If you want to see the game in action, you may watch the video below.


To commemorate the event, Mojang has given every single Minecraft players with a free cape! The capes given have the Scrolls icon on them, and they are wearable by any players for a limited time.



These capes are only available for only 2 days before vanishing (from December 11 to December 13 of 2014) – the capes are both to celebrate the launch of the game and to promote the Scrolls game through in-game marketing. What’s more effective than hanging ads at the back of millions of players right?

If the cape ruins your fashion style, you can always remove it (others won’t see it too when removed). To remove the cape, you can go to your setting, and remove the cape under the skin options.

I personally like having the cape around. It is unfortunate that the free capes only lasts for 2 days.


Minecamera is a useful utility mod that allows players to create multiple cameras and switch views between them.

Created by dmillerw on his spare time, Minecamera is a very simple client-side mod that allows players to create and view any number of cameras using commands.

Minecamera commands are as follows:

/camera create – Creates a camera at the Player’s position, using the Player’s head orientation angles
/camera create <x, y, z, pitch, yaw> – Creates a camera at user defined coordinates
/camera list - Lists all the cameras currently in world
/camera remove <id> - Removes the specified camera
/camera remove all – Removes all cameras
/camera switch <id> - Switches to the specified camera
/camera back – Switches back to the Player

When creating a camera, a floating Steve head will appear. This “head” is not an entity, and cannot be seen by anyone or anything other than the player who created it.


When switching camera views, you can still control your player – hence you can run around and attack. But the camera head will remain static and unmovable.

Minecamera also works on multiplayer, allowing players to place cameras anywhere without being there.

Although this mod does not alter vanilla gameplay, players can exploit it to their advantage. For example, in multiplayer, you can place many cameras and use it as a CCTV while the player sleeps in a bed.


Currently, the Minecamera mod has a lot of bugs. The bugs include crashing when the camera is attacked by the player, cross hair missing, camera bugging out, or unable to switch to your own view. Luckily most of its bugs can be fix by re-installing the mod.

Fortunately, the mod author is working on the next version of the mod with a lot of bugfixes and possibly more features.

How to Install MineCamera Mod for Minecraft 1.7.10


  1. Download and install Minecraft Forge mod loader

  2. Download the latest version of MineCamera.

  3. Hold Windows key and press R to open the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.

  4. Enter %appdata% and navigate to your .minecraft/mods folder.

  5. Drag and drop the .zip file downloaded in step 2 into this folder.

Share your epic screenshots with this mod by leaving a comment below.