New Minecraft Beta 1.3_01 Released

So, according to Notch’s own website, The Word Of Notch, this update adds the following.

* Implemented a new lighting engine with the help of MrMessiahs (can be turned off)
* Changed the options around, added a new “Graphics options” button
* Added beds. If all players in a map sleeps in a bed during night, the game immediately skips until morning
* Added three new half-size blocks
* Added Delay/Repeater redstone dust blocks
* Added whitelisting to the server. To use, enter “whitelist <cmd>” where cmd is “on”, “off”, “add <player>”, “remove <player>”, “list” or “reload”
* New save file format, old maps need to be converted (that might take a while..)
* It’s now possible to have more than five save slots, and to rename saves
* Scrollbars in both the texture pack list, and in the map selection screen
* Replaced the Mojang splash image to reflect the new logo colors
* .. and a bunch of bug fixes and tweaks!

Oh Fudge: North American Nintendo 3DS Launch Titles Exclude Zelda 3D

Grumble. Nintendo was thoughtful enough to mention that launch titles for the 3DS would come at the “initial launch window”, but not that Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D wouldn’t be a launch title, neither will Mario Kart (who plays that?!), Star Fox, or Kid Icarus. I was really looking forward to Zelda in 3D. All those franchises will make their way to the 3DS later this year. And here’s the launch titles, in one big blockquote. Via: Kotaku

Nintendo launch titles:

  • Pilotwings Resort
  • Steel Diver
  • Nintendogs + Cats

Third-Party launch titles:

  • Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition
  • The Sims 3
  • Madden NFL Football
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D
  • Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  • Ridge Racer 3D
  • Super Monkey Ball 3D
  • Bust-A-Move Universe
  • Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
  • Asphalt 3D
  • Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D
  • Rayman 3D
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars

That’s Official: A Motorola Xoom Will Cost You $600 On Contract, $800 Without

The Xoom is officially priced at $600 on contract with Verizon using 3G, and a free 4G upgrade to the device sometimes this Q2 2011. For an off-contract model, you’ll have to pony up $800. Crucial specs of the Xoom are: 10.1-inch touchscreen display, a dual-core 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video capture, a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for chat, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and a USB port. Verizon Wireless’ press release is queued up for you after the cut.

It’s Atrix 4G Time

Today is the day for the Atrix 4G. It’s the most powerful Android handset available. That means 1GB of RAM, dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, a 4-inch qHD 960 x 540 display (Gorilla Glass), 5 megapixel back-facing camera with 720p HD video recording (1080p will be possible in an update), front-facing camera, Android 2.2 with MOTOBLUR, 3G mobile hotspot, and the ability to buy the webtop dock to use it like a laptop on-the-go. It’s available at AT&T for $199, $150 at Amazon or Radioshack, and finally Wal-Mart for $129. The source links are waiting to fulfill your needs below.

Via: AT&TAmazonRadioShack