The Spawn Chunks 286: Leggo My Add-ons

The Spawn Chunks 286: Leggo My Add-ons

Joel, and Jonny discuss how add-ons coming to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition have huge potential to change the way players experience the game, take a look back their own Minecraft experiences, and look forward to challenges ahead.

The Spawn Chunks 285: Bogged Down With Ideas

The Spawn Chunks 285: Bogged Down With Ideas

Jonny, and Joel review the new slimy skeleton variant, the bogged, see through the veil of a ghost block, bring new life to old items, and blend everything together in the Nether in the February Chunk Mail Dispenser.

The Spawn Chunks 284: Wind Charges Breeze In

The Spawn Chunks 284: Wind Charges Breeze In

Joel, and Jonny take a closer look at the new wind charge item dropped by the breeze in the latest Minecraft snapshot, answer listener email about remote control allay vision, and discuss adding experimental features like the crafter to Minecraft ahead of their official release.

The Spawn Chunks 283: Building Quality Of Life

The Spawn Chunks 283: Building Quality Of Life

Jonny, and Joel discuss new technical details about the vault block in the latest Minecraft snapshot, answer listener email about villager trades vs. high output technical farms, and pitch potential quality of life features for Minecraft builders.

The Spawn Chunks 282: Unlocking The Vault

The Spawn Chunks 282: Unlocking The Vault

Joel, and Jonny bounce around new details about the balled up armadillo in the latest Minecraft snapshot, answer listener email about the absence of quartz in generated structures, and attempt to unlock the details of the new vault block.

The Spawn Chunks 281: Rolling Into 2024

The Spawn Chunks 281: Rolling Into 2024

Jonny, and Joel navigate the first Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot of 2024, discuss listener email about new structures, and look ahead to what’s coming in Minecraft this year, both in the game, and in their personal build plans.

The Spawn Chunks 280: The Gnembon Phenomenon

The Spawn Chunks 280: The Gnembon Phenomenon

Joel, and Jonny welcome Gnembon – Senior Game Developer for Minecraft: Java Edition – to the podcast! Gnembon shares the story of his history with Minecraft, his love for the technical aspects of the game, and insight into how the Minecraft team carefully add new game features like the armadillo.

The Spawn Chunks 279: A Break From The Blocks

The Spawn Chunks 279: A Break From The Blocks

Jonny, and Joel roll into the new year with new changes to the armadillo, the latest Minecraft Bedrock Edition news, and the pros, and cons of taking a break away from playing Minecraft, and Minecraft content.

The Spawn Chunks 277: Chunk Mail Stocking Stuffers

The Spawn Chunks 277: Chunk Mail Stocking Stuffers

Jonny, and Joel share hands on feedback on with the armadillo in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot, then unwrap listener email on breeze horns, wolf armour, Minecraft pets, and blending your builds into icy surroundings. Happy holidays!

The Spawn Chunks 276: Armadillos And Ancient Mobs

The Spawn Chunks 276: Armadillos And Ancient Mobs

Joel, and Jonny share some thoughts on the armadillo making its first appearance in Minecraft experimental features, and answer listener email about ancient mobs, overworld structures, environmental crafting, and user interface guidance.

The Spawn Chunks 275: Fly-Over Features

The Spawn Chunks 275: Fly-Over Features

Jonny, and Joel cover the release of Minecraft: Java Edition 1.20.4, as well as a new update to Bedrock Edition, answer listener email about beds, and llamas, and discuss some fly over Minecraft features that could use updating.

The Spawn Chunks 274: Stocking Up On Inventory

The Spawn Chunks 274: Stocking Up On Inventory

Joel, and Jonny cover the last details of Minecraft 1.20.3 now in the pre-release stage, then unpack several emails from the community about the crafter, the player interface, and how new chest ideas could help with Minecraft inventory management.

The Spawn Chunks 273: Where Is 1.21 Headed?

The Spawn Chunks 273: Where Is 1.21 Headed?

Jonny, and Joel cover final changes coming in the next minor update to Minecraft, discuss potential drops from the breeze, and speculate on where future tinkering may lead Minecraft down the line.

The Spawn Chunks 271: The Depth Of Trial Chambers

The Spawn Chunks 271: The Depth Of Trial Chambers

Jonny, and Joel explore the possibilities hidden inside the new Trial Chambers in the latest Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot, speculate on the purpose of the trial key, and relay important information about the new Official Minecraft Server List.

The Spawn Chunks 270: Block Salad

The Spawn Chunks 270: Block Salad

Joel, and Jonny touch on tuff bricks being upside down, and other small changes in the new Minecraft snapshot, answer listener email about the future of flora, and fauna in the game, and weigh in on real world context influencing player block selection.

The Spawn Chunks 269: Expanding Tuff And Copper Blocks

The Spawn Chunks 269: Expanding Tuff And Copper Blocks

Jonny, and Joel discuss the new bat model, and some technical changes coming in Minecraft 1.20.3, then share their first impressions of the new tuff, and copper blocks shared in the experimental features of the latest snapshot.

The Spawn Chunks 268: Auto Crafting The Future

The Spawn Chunks 268: Auto Crafting The Future

Joel, and Jonny share some listener feedback on the armadillo, wolf armour, and trial chambers, then discuss their first look at the crafter in the experimental features of the latest Minecraft snapshot.

The Spawn Chunks 267: Minecraft Live 2023 Recap

The Spawn Chunks 267: Minecraft Live 2023 Recap

Jonny, and Joel recap the announcements from Minecraft Live 2023, including new trial chambers, new copper blocks and bulbs, and automated crafting coming to the next full version Minecraft.

The Spawn Chunks 266: Mob Vote Fact Or CAP

The Spawn Chunks 266: Mob Vote Fact Or CAP

Joel, and Jonny review a new Java Edition snapshot that addresses shields – the other kind of blocking in Minecraft – before discussing the potential, and possibilities of the crab, the armadillo, and the penguin, the three mobs that are part of the 2023 Minecraft Live mob vote.

The Spawn Chunks 264: Predicting The Mob Vote

The Spawn Chunks 264: Predicting The Mob Vote

Joel, and Jonny run down the changes to Minecraft in the release of Java Edition 1.20.2, and speculate on what kind of new mobs the community will be presented with in the upcoming mob vote during Minecraft Live 2023.

The Spawn Chunks 263: Shedding Light On Minecraft Live

The Spawn Chunks 263: Shedding Light On Minecraft Live

Jonny, and Joel speculate on their coverage of Minecraft Live coming up on October 15, then discuss listener email on rebalancing the grindstone, the potential of redstone lanterns, and neon signs, and how some players pace their Minecraft play leading up to new releases of the game.