Another massive update Minecraft 1.8 Bountiful Update, released on September 2, 2014. The first pre-release, however, was available for 22 August, three days became available the second, and three third.
This update brought to the game a huge amount of new content, fixed bugs and flaws, graphics changes, new console, new game mode, a modified generation of the world, new items and monsters, changes in the gameplay and stuff. The game was added over two dozen new splashes (different phrases that appear in the main menu bearing the humorous connotations or allusions to modern culture). Also, new difficulty settings, new shaders, options and one new achievement is the Maximum energy, for which you want to create a enchanted Golden Apple.
With the 1.8 update added a lot of new console command and NBT tags, allowing you to change much the gameplay, as it pleases the player who knows all these commands. Also, we introduced a new game mode "Observation" in which the player can freely move in the world, not interacting with the environment and being invisible to monsters.
This update is not for nothing called generous. The number of different innovations, corrections, updates, game mechanics, new modes and items - is enormous. All these innovations have changed (in the best way) gameplay, strengthening the popularity of Minecraft is among tens of millions of players around the world.