Minecraft is an incredibly popular block building game that has swept the internet in its glory. Now, the iron hand of Minecraft will become even more powerful with the upgrades forged by the 1.3.1 patch. This update changes just about everything in the game. Of note, however, is the move toward local severs and LAN play, which all multiplayer games ever should have by default. Check out the patch notes in the article. Joystiq has the story.