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Minecraft 1.0 Officially Released at MineCon

by Sean P. Aune | November 18, 2011November 18, 2011 2:08 pm PST

Markus “Notch” Persson took to the stage today in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the inaugural MineCon event to officially remove the “beta” label from his popular Minecraft game.

The sold out event of nearly 5,000 dedicated Minecraft players warmly welcomed Notch as he took to the stage to throw the lever, officially releasing Minecraft 1.0.

Notch throws the lever

Notch throws the lever

And your clients should already be receiving the update notice.

Minecraft 1.0 released

Be sure to check out the TechnoBuffalo Minecraft server!  Do remember, until the server is updated, 1.0 clients won’t be able to get in, so keep your 1.8 .jar file handy!

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...