Just a quick Minecraft PSA for ye hewers of stone and delvers into subterranean horror. Version 1.5 is now live, bringing a host of new weather effects, achievements, statatistics tracking and two new minecart operations to the experience. Apparently Mojang will be rolling out new global achievements over the coming months, but for now, they're only stored locally as proof of concept.
More statistics and achievements will be added over time as we develop the game. They’re only stored locally at the moment, but we’ll slowly be rolling out online storing of achievements over time. - Notch, on his blog
In other news, you can now also download a timed Minecraft demo (courtesy of PC Gamer) to check out Minecraft's expansive, non-linear gameplay for yourself. Check it out here if you're still on the fence.