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Minecraft (or MC for short) is a 2011 sandbox game developed by Mojang, which became a subsidiary of Microsoft in 2014. Minecraft is on all of the following platforms: PC, Mac, Raspberry Pi, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, FireOS, tvOS, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X&S, PS3, PS4, PS5, PS Vita, Wii U, New 3DS, and Switch. If you want to see more about Minecraft itself, go here.

Major Versions[]

These are the multiple versions of the game, each from a different stage in development. Minecraft is now split into two versions: Java Edition and Bedrock Edition. Java Edition includes Minecraft for the PC, Mac, and Linux. Bedrock Edition includes Minecraft for the iPhone, Android, Windows 10 Mobile, Gear VR, Fire TV, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10.

  • Java Edition
    • Classic - Is entirely construction. It has an unlimited material supply, no mobs, and no health. It lacks goodness and many of the items that are in the alpha/beta/full-game and does not have a day/night cycle. A lot of fly mods were created for this, and it would technically be the first creative version.
    • InDev - An early survival mode, without crafting and had a short world limit.
    • InfDev - Another early survival mode that started near infinite world generation.(It was still a work in progress)
    • Alpha - Came between Classic and Beta, the Alpha stage drew the vast majority of Minecraft players to the game, the game requires players to acquire resources themselves. It contains mobs, health, and additional features and items. The gameplay is inspired by Dwarf Fortress, Dungeon Keeper, and Infiniminer. The main update of the Alpha stage was the October "Halloween Update", which added a lot of new items and features to the game.
    • Beta - Similar to Alpha. Stage required the player to collect resources and craft tools and weaponry. The only difference between Alpha and Beta is the addition of more items, these items were included per-patch/update. Click here for a brief video of a mining accident and general gameplay. The main update of Beta was "the 1.8 Adventure Update" in which the gameplay was astronomically modified along with the addition of Strongholds (massive, ancient-looking dungeons).
    • Release - The final stage of the game, the full-game version was released on the 11th November 2011 and, to celebrate, Minecon followed.
    • Development versions (Pre-releases and Snapshots) - Mojang started pumping out updates to download during beta 1.8 so you can test and have an opinion on the next update.
  • Bedrock Edition
    • iOS
    • Android
    • Windows 10 Mobile
    • Windows 10
    • Gear VR
    • Fire TV
    • Xbox One
    • Nintendo Switch

Minecraft was developed for about a week before its first public release on May 17, 2009, on the TIGSource forums, where it gained a considerable level of popularity. It has been continually updated and patched since then. While it was still in Alpha, it gathered several hundred-thousand sales and received critical notice and acclaim from many reviewers. It passed one million units sold on January 12, 2011, less than a month after reaching Beta.

Major Updates[]

Current Update: Minecraft 1.18
  • Secret Friday updates (Alpha): Various updates that added minor fixes to the game.
  • Halloween Update (Alpha): Added jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins, fish items, clocks and the Nether
  • Adventure Update pt. 1 (Beta): Added strongholds, silverfish, hunger, increased combat abilities, sprinting, endermen, melons and villages.
  • Adventure Update pt. 2 (Full game): Continued by putting villagers in the villages, added The End, was the official release of Minecraft.
  • Pretty Scary Update (Full game): Added various decorations like pots and frames, ability to dye armour and collars, new potions, wither skeletons and the Wither boss, carrots and potatoes, with the ability to control where a pig goes using carrots.
  • Redstone Update (Full game): Major tweaks to redstone, how it behaves, new redstone devices, changes to bone meal, the addition of Minecraft Realms, TNT carts and Nether quartz. Skeletons shoot at faster rates.
  • Horse Update (Full game): Dinnerbone was working on adding more mobs into Minecraft in the 1.6 update, such as horses. DrZhark, the creator of Mo' Creatures, worked with Mojang to create these mobs. Other changes include leads, hay, horse armour and the ability to name mobs using name tags.
  • Minecraft 2.0 (Used as an April Fools joke by Mojang): Adds many things the community has requested for a very long time, such as horse mobs. Also adds things Notch originally thought impossible, such as tinted glass. Some other changes include hostile and diamond chickens, exploding animals, TNT slabs, burning out torches and much more. For the full changelog, click here.
  • Biome Update (Full game): Added more achievements and made fishing more fun. Two new types of tree, eleven new biomes, a new world type and changed the way that biomes spawn.
  • Twitch Update (Full game): From 1.7.4 (13w47a) to 1.9 (15w31a), a Native integration to Twitch was added to integrate twitch chat into the game.
  • Bountiful Update (Full game): Added a lot of things, 36 new blocks (granite, andesite and diorite and their variations; 3 types of prismarine; 5 blocks related to red sandstone; 5 new variations of doors, fences and fence gates as well sea lanterns, wet sponge, the slime blocks, iron trapdoors, banners and coarse dirt.) Also added the Endermites, Guardians, Elder Guardians and Rabbits; the Armor Stands and a brand new player model with smaller arms (Alex)
  • Combat Update (Full game): This update was mainly focused on overhaul the combat system, but also added some things to the End, like the Elytra, the Outer Islands of the end with Chorus Trees, End City and the Shulkers
  • Forstburn Update (Full game): Added the Strays (Skeleton Variant for Snowy Biomes) the Husks (the Zombie variation for the Deserts, the Polar Bear and the Fossils.
  • Exploration Update (Full game): This update was focused to the Exploration, adding two new villager professions; the Cartographer and the Nitwit, Curse Enchantments, the Vindicators, Evokers, Vexes and Llamas, the Observer and Shulker Boxes. and the Shulker Shells, Totem of Undying and Explorer Maps items.
  • World of Color Update (Full game): This update added the Concrete and Concrete Powder, the Glazed Terracotta and Dyable Beds. Also added the Parrots, the Recipe Book, and a new more vibrant colour palette for some coloured blocks
  • Update Aquatic (Full game): Added several new blocks, mobs, structures, and new water physics
  • Village and Pillage (Full game): Added pillagers, new village types and raids.
  • Buzzy Bees (Full game): Added Bees and content related to them, including Honey.
  • Nether Update (Full game): The Nether was revamped, with new biomes, mobs, new music, and Netherite.
  • Caves and Cliffs pt. 1 (Full game): The first part of a two-part update focused on revamping the Caves and the Mountains. This update added the Amethyst Geodes (which you can craft the Spyglasses with the Amethyst Shard), Raw variants for Gold and Iron, Candles, the Deepslate Block and their variations, a brand new ore, the Copper (with the raw Copper, their Ingot and the Cut Copper blocks in block, stair and slab versions), also included the Axolotls, Goats and the Glow Squid and more.
  • Caves and Cliffs pt. 2 (Full game): The second part of a two-part update focused on revamping the Caves and the Mountains. this second part finally revamped the world generation. With a new world height going from the level -64 to the layer -320, World Blending for the old worlds, terrain not longer determined by biomes and brand new mountain generation, "3D" Biomes, new cave generation with cheese, spaghetti and noodle caves, local water levels, better ore distribution and large veins and mobs only spawning in complete darkness.


The subject of much of the Yogscast's content since 2010 has been Minecraft. Initially, Lewis and Simon's coverage of Minecraft appeared to take the form of a traditional Let's Play, although, after a series of unusual happenings, it evolved into a partially improvised comedy drama. The Yogscast then expanded to produce video coverage of Minecraft updates, and shorter series consisting of Lewis and Simon taking on custom "challenge" maps. In 2012, several Yogscast members and affiliates played modded Minecraft on an online server with the modpack Tekkit, which was recorded and uploaded as Let's Plays (with varying degrees of improvised roleplaying) to various YouTube channels including the main Lewis and Simon channel. In 2013, they played on servers with the Voltz and YogCraft modpacks. YogLabs was a series demonstrating individual Minecraft mods. In mid-2014, the Yogscast created their own modpack, the Yogscast Complete Pack, which was available on the ATLauncher. In 2015, they moved to a Resonant Rise 3 server. In 2016, they moved to the Crazy Craft 3.0 modpack. In 2018, several content creators moved to the modpack All the Mods 3. It was thought that as of 2018, Flux Buddies 4 had been cancelled and many of the Minecraft players - such as Hannah and Kim - no longer play it. To much surprise, Kim returned on 23rd October 2018 with Flux Buddies 4 following Kim's break from YouTube to focus on her personal life. Flux Buddies' series finale was uploaded in June 2019. In 2019, the modpacks Project Ozone 3 and (more briefly) All the Mods 3 - Remix streamed on the Yogscast Twitch channel (with the footage from Project Ozone later uploaded to Duncan's YouTube channel). At the same time, a series recorded on a different All the Mods 3 - Remix server was uploaded to Sjin's YouTube channel. In June 2019, Hat Films returned to modded Minecraft after a four-year break with their own All the Mods 3 - Remix server. In July, a series on the Mystical Village 2 modpack started on Sjin's channel.

Episode Guide[]

Conquest — Minecraft
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Minecraft PS4: Going For Platinum! - #1 Watch
Minecraft PS4: I Spy Mushrooms - #2 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: Honeydew`s Top Tips! - #3 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: Health And Safety First! - #4 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: The Cave In - #5 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: Danger Zone! - #6 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: Lion Tamer - #7 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: Off to the Nether - #8 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: Ghast Hunting - #9 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: Brewing Up Potions - #10 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: Master Builder! - #11 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: DJ Ruff - #12 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: Make a Farmer out of you! - #13 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4:The Cow Prom - #14 - Going For Platinum! Watch
Minecraft PS4: Cave Diving - #15 - Going For Platinum! Watch
For a full list of series', see Category:Minecraft.