Minecraft Features Detailed, Undergoing Denial of Service Attacks

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Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has released some additional details about the game's planned Halloween update.
There are six new block types (five of them have unique abilities), one new monster, a new dimension, and a couple of bug fixes. Once I get the portals working, I'll have something very interesting going and I'll spend the rest of the time leading up to the release adding new smaller features and polishing stuff.

Notch later explained on Twitter that "you will eventually be able to link servers with portals," though the timing of that feature is an emphasized "NOT SOON."

Persson's company Mojang Specifications has found an office and has grown to six employees with three programmers, a pixel artist, CEO, and a business developer.

Minecraft.net has also been coming under some Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Kotaku has dug up a 4chan post claiming to take responsibility for the attacks, but the authenticity is uncertain. According to the post, the attacks are happening because gamers want more frequent updates from Notch.

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    October 21, 2010 1:30 PM

    Sheesh, talk about lack of respect for this guy. Getting his website attacked because people want more from him. And by people I mean probably one obsessed moron. One can ruin a good thing for many.

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      October 21, 2010 1:44 PM

      Yea, lets take time away from him fixing this DDoS so he can't update the game but this attack is about making him update the game faster!