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Minecraft beta 1.3 adds hospitality


The latest version of the still-unfinished (but super popular anyway!) Minecraft brings beds. Yes, beds. These comfy furniture items act as a mechanism for skipping the night. "If all players in a map [sleep] in a bed during night," according to the update notes, "the game immediately skips until morning." Just the thing for a complicated building project!

This latest version of the beta (v1.3) also adds a new, optional lighting engine, enables more save slots and puts "three new half-size blocks" in the world. If you were holding out for a different block size before you took the Minecraft plunge, your time has come.

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