Minecraft 1.5 Update to Arrive in January 2013 for PC and Mac Users

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  For all of you Minecraft fans, some good news! Minecraft 1.5, the successor to Minecraft 1.4 will be arriving in January 2013. The new update brings many new things, however, this update is being called “The Redstone Update.” So if you are a Redstone geek, you will be in love with the new capabilities brought to the table courtesy of Jens (Jeb) Bergensten and the Mojang team. The Mojang team is giving Redstone something called an “analogue” which is the signal strength of the Redstone. Mojang also added a new block called a capacitor. The block is similar to a repeater, with one input and one output. However, the block will only work when its input is totally full. They can be configured by players to figure out how much they need to  input to make the output work. That will not be the only thing getting an update. A much needed update to Minecarts is also arriving as well. New features such as transporting pigs, emptying and reloading chests, along with the ability to link Minecarts to one another and furnace carts pulling one another. Another thing coming in as well is known as a daylight detector, which will work with the Redstone capacitors. A neat little thing that will also arrive is fireworks for New Years Eve and a new Nether ore. Rumored features that might be added include: A different, good looking dimension after killing the final boss Pigs might have the ability to carry bags Possibly a new combat system Some snow biome updates For those with different machines, a client which is newer and faster Some lighting bug fixes around trees Overall, despite being a delayed Minecraft update, it looks very promising. Like so many of the other Minecraft updates that have arrived in the past, this one is one that is desperatly needed for those who are into making sweet mechanical Minecraft creations out of Redstone. The new update is expected to be released in January of 2013. No specific day of January 2013 has been released. What do you all think about this update? What creations will you make with the new Redstone capacitor? Leave a comment below! Sources: TechSpot, GameSpot Image Source: The Minecraft Application Read more »