Mojang has shown off some new additions to Minecraft Dungeons during Minecraft Live 2020, including a new paid DLC pack and 20 new free difficulty levels, as well as details on crossplay support. The Minecraft spin-off’s next DLC is called Howling Peaks, and it’ll introduce new snowy biomes and a major new boss to fight.
Howling Peaks will include the new Tempest Golem boss, which can blast adventures with harsh winds. Along with this boss, there will be new missions, items, and mobs introduced alongside these new environments. This is the third DLC for the game, following Jungle Awakens and Creeping Winter.
A new difficulty system is being introduced, too, with 20 new difficulty modes being added through the new Apocalypse Plus system. This will add 20 new difficulties beyond Apocalypse VII, which will allow for more powerful characters and significantly increased challenge. Alongside this, new enchantments and unique items
The Minecraft Mainstays Are the Second DLC Fighters Added to Fighters Pass Vol. 2
On Oct. 13, worldwide phenomenon Minecraft is sending two of its finest rectangular heroes to join the ever-expanding cast of playable fighters in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game for the Nintendo Switch system. Steve and Alex, who both proudly sport more right angles than a high school geometry class, will be the seventh DLC fighters added to the game. They are part of the second Challenger Pack in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2, which also includes a new stage and seven music tracks from the Minecraft series.
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In a video hosted by Masahiro Sakurai, the Super Smash Bros. creator detailed the boxy new fighters, providing a detailed breakdown of their one-of-a-kind move set, which involves digging into stages to gather
Violence against animals in video games is ubiquitous. Players can kill or torture animals in various popular games, including Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto V. The rise of this (increasingly realistic) trend in games, along with people’s tendency to go along with it, raises important questions.
Violence against humans in video games has long been contentious—underpinned by the never-ending debate over whether on-screen violence begets the real thing. But violence against animals in video games has attracted considerably less attention.
In a recently published paper, we argue there is good reason to think violence against animals in video games is problematic—perhaps even more so than in-game violence against humans. We think game violence against animals is more likely to promote disrespect for their living counterparts.
The jury is out
In 2005, Australia banned a first-person shooter game called Postal 2, in which players could mutilate and desecrate (virtual) human bodies.
Minecraft’s PlayStation VR update is available now to download. Developer Mojang Studios announced the update earlier this month but hadn’t previously said when it would be playable. If you own Minecraft on PlayStation, then the update is completely free.
The update does exactly what it says on the tin, making Minecraft playable on Sony’s PlayStation VR platform. It’s not the first time Minecraft has come to virtual reality, but it’s a welcome addition to the roster given the size of PlayStation VR’s install base. Of course, you will need a PlayStation VR headset and a console to play.
As Mojang said earlier this month, there are no changes to the game for virtual reality beyond some basic interface tweaks. Everything else remains exactly the same, with players using the PS4 controller to move about the virtual world.
The game is “100 percent the same Minecraft game that you can