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Mojang "redoing the mechanics" of Minecraft's Ender Dragon on PC in 1.9

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The End in Minecraft is going to be overhauled for PC, at least bringing it up to snuff with the Ender Dragon console gamers face off against, but they'll be "taking it a step further," teases Nathan Adams.

He wouldn't go into detail on these extra changes, and also allay fears that 1.9 was all about the flying beast. "...this isn't all I'm doing for 1.9... not by far," Adams continued.

Mojang reassures fans that Minecraft mainframe hasn't been hacked after password leak

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Almost two thousand Minecraft user names and passwords were leaked online earlier in the week, but Mojang wants to reassure players that they haven't been hacked.

In a post on the developer's blog, Mojang's Owen Hill explained the situation, and encouraged users to be aware of proper password security.

Minecraft: Story Mode announced by Mojang and Telltale Games, out in 2015

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Mojang has just announced they're working with Telltale Games to develop a standalone adventure spin-off with Minecraft: Story Mode, which is a narrative-driven game about Minecraft itself.

Earlier today Telltale was already teasing they had something to announce before the holiday break, and that they were working with another developer. Minecraft: Story Mode will release episodically.

Beano release official Dennis the Menace mod for Minecraft

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Slingshots, stink bombs and Gnasher? Beano publisher DC Thomson has worked with Frima Studio to bring an official Dennis the Menace mod to the sandy block shores of Minecraft.

The world-building sandbox is the "perfect match" for the Beano universe, and for kids to "build out Beanotown." As the world of print continues to decline, the future looks cubed.

Rust creator Garry Newman defends Notch's decision to sell Minecraft

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Minecraft creator 'Notch' Persson has been getting a bit of flak from some quarters for his decision to sell the franchise to Microsoft for $2 billion, with some critics accusing him of "selling out" and going back on his perceived anti-corporation stance.

Rust and Garry's Mod creator Garry Newman, himself no stranger to indie success, has weighed in on Notch's side, arguing that no-one else would have done any different.

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