If you venture anywhere near the Minecraft official (and unofficial) forums, you'll know that there's quite an outcry for new content at the moment from the thousands of eager Minecrafters who play the game pretty much every day. These people can now rejoice, as a brand new, hefty update is on the way.

On October 31st, Minecraft will see tons of new content added to the game. The full list can be found here, but here are some of my favourites: A new realm for fast travelling! New monsters! Torches that go out! A craftable watch for keeping track of time! Yes indeed, it sounds like I will once again become addicted to Minecraft, so cheers for that Markus...

In case you missed it, we interviewed Mr. Notch himself in a recent podcast.