Minecraft - Pocket Edition may have one of the slowest development timelines around. Of course, the main reason we accept this almost Valve-ian wait is because every time we do get an update, it brings awesome stuff like friggin' Zombie Pigmen. Oh yeah, and the Nether Reactor that summons them, which is exclusive to the Pocket Edition. Heck yes.


The update also brings a few other new features, like paintings and mushroom farming. In addition, several bugs have been fixed. Here's the full changelog for your perusal:

What's in this version:

Version 0.5.0 - Nether reactor and bug fixes!
- Paintings
- Mushroom farming
- Nether Reactor, strangely connected to the nether...
- Zombie pigmen
Lots and lots of bug fixes, including:
- Animals never respawned on certain maps
- Accidentally hitting other players and animals when not aiming for them
- Crash when loading some maps, or when pressing "Start Game"
- Not being able to leave bed
- Lava could burn objects from a distance

Really, though, do you need to know much more than Zombie Pigmen? Do you? I would wager that you do not. Grab the update via the widget below and get to work on your Nether Reactor so you can fight these bundles of awesome already.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    minecraft makes me feel so old. i just don't get it.

    • Erik Patrón Coral

      Well i felt that way like 2 years ago when i heard about this Game, but then i tried it and i was like: "OMG this game is awesome! i can do so many things that i cant do in other games, F.*!K the graphics!!", it's like you have many games combined in one, you have FPS, RPG, Building, and some light survival/horror. But i play the PC version that is obviously superior comparing it with the mobile version and i don't judge a game just for the quality of the graphics. But maybe its just not the kind of game for you, it's a matter of tastes, we all have different ones.

      • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

        Thanks. I admit, I do need to try it again. At the time, it seemed like all there was to do was walk around and dig or add blocks.

        • Matthew Fry

          LOL. I remember when my friend sent me the web address and you could place and remove blocks and that was it. I was like... uh... ok... this is probably great for the creative, but I'm bored.

          • Erik Patrón Coral

            haha i didn't played it in that early stage, you must had known the game before me. When i played it the first time i encountered myself minutes later in the dark running to nowhere trying to save my ass from spiders, creepers and squeletons haha that was funny the first three times and then i decided to look a video about how to survive the first night in minecraft XD

  • Lololol

    I can't get the portal how can you. Construct one

  • Cherokee4Life

    I can honestly say one of the best games. I just need to find a world wide server to play on. making my own and playing by myself gets a little old

  • Lololol

    Hello? Any help I need to know how to creat a nether portal reactor thingy

  • popcicle

    I might have to get this game, i need to play the demo some more. I have minecraft on the pc but it gets boring after a while. Now tekkit on the other hand... so much stuff to do.

  • June

    Darn, still no NPC village. And I just noticed that the world size isn't that big like the PC version. But still worth playing though.

  • William

    Is a one time deal?

  • ghost

    how many times can you use the nether reactor core in minecraft pocket edition?
    would you have to keep making the nether reactor core over and over again after the 1st use?

  • Arcia2012

    Minecraft pocket edition v0.6.1 here http://adf.ly/OqUc2

  • Clueless Mom

    Is the $6.99 charge to buy the Minecraft pocket edition a one time charge?