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9:00 AM on 06.15.2012

Minecraft XBLA gets an update today

With over 2 million copies sold and counting of the Xbox Live Arcade version of Minecraft, you'd expect Mojang and 4-J Studios to call it a day, go build their own Duckburg, and bask in their money bin. Fortunately, it seems ...

Chris Carter

11:30 PM on 04.17.2012

Defense of the Pickaxe: New Minecraft map mimics DOTA

Nearly six months after the release of version 1.0, the creativity of the Minecraft community has not died down one bit. We have seen inter-spatial puzzle solving, Spartans taking on Zombies and even explored the l...

Jason Cabral

4:00 AM on 01.22.2012

Whoa my goddess! Explore all of Hyrule in Minecraft!

Some people build the USS Enterprise in Minecraft. Others recreate famous landmarks or buildings. The Hyrulecraft team instead decided to make a 1:1 scale representation of Ocarina of Time's Hyrule, right down to the garden ...

Tony Ponce

9:20 AM on 01.12.2012

Notch: Can't afford Minecraft? Pirate now, buy later

Minecraft creator Notch has told a fan that if he can't afford Minecraft, he's welcome to steal it. The indie developer was responding to a gamer who asked for a free account, lacking as he did the cash to buy it.  "Just...

Jim Sterling

2:00 PM on 01.05.2012

I said wow! An entire 3D printed Minecraft village

The Eiffel Tower? Bah! Mere child's play! Flickr dweller post-apocalyptic research institute (nice name!) printed out an entire damn Minecraft VILLAGE in 3D! No, this wasn't made using the Mineways software we told you about the other day, but so what? Look at that! I told you guys that I love sprawling 3D maps like these! I friggin' told you! 3D Printed Minecraft Village [Flickr via Kotaku]

Tony Ponce

12:00 PM on 12.07.2011

The long road to Minecraft

For last month's MineCon, Mojang asked video team Hat Films to whip up a video that chronicled Minecraft's development over the past couple of years. Hat Films has had this up on its YouTube page for some weeks, but I didn't...

Tony Ponce

3:15 PM on 12.06.2011

Android users can get Minecraft - Pocket Ed. for a dime

Not being a die-hard Minecraft fanatic, coming up with reasons to avoid buying the Pocket Edition hasn't been particularly challenging so far. If I'm going to play the game, I might as well have all of the newest updates, and...

Jordan Devore

11:45 AM on 12.02.2011

Jens Bergensten takes over as lead Minecraft developer

It's a move that seem destined to happen eventually. Minecraft lead developer Markus Persson has, for many of us, become the face behind the absurdly successful game -- but it's time to transition into a new position at Mojan...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 11.25.2011

Indie Game Music Bundle deal: 10 albums for only $1

The Humble Indie Bundle helped to blaze a path for independent game developers trying to get their games played by a larger audience, by offering a selection of interesting titles with a "pay-what-you-like" business model. Th...

Jason Cabral

11:30 AM on 11.22.2011

Mega64: Build! Build ze ultimate creation!

The full version of Minecraft was released this past weekend, punctuated by MineCon 2011 in Las Vegas. Notch himself prepared this special video to show to all the convention attendees. That accent is so sexy. MINECRAFT 1.0 OFFICIAL INTRODUCTION [YouTube]

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 11.18.2011

Minecraft leaves beta, gets a funny XBLA trailer

It's been a long time coming for Minecraft, but some four million purchases later, the game has exited its extended beta phase. Version 1.0.0 is out! So long, annoying text from the top-left corner. Go start a fight with a d...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 11.10.2011

We don't need Freddie Wong to kill a bunch of creepers

Funny... it's a "Freddie Wong" video, but I don't see Freddie Wong anywhere. Is it the girl? Is that Freddie Wong? Kinda looks like him. I'm confused. Anyway, this is how you relieve stress after losing it all in Minecraft. And they say gamers are prone to violent outbursts! Pffft! Minecraft Massacre [YouTube]

Tony Ponce

11:15 AM on 11.07.2011

Shrugcraft: Minecraft hits 4 million sold mark

For me, Minecraft came and went. It was a thing, and then it wasn't. Watercooler talk, boxy headed cosplay, boxes in general -- all over for me. But maybe that's just me and my short attention span, as this wildly successful ...

Dale North

9:30 PM on 10.24.2011

Minecraft playable on Xbox 360 at MineCon next month

Our first opportunity to play Minecraft for Xbox 360 is naturally going to be offered at MineCon 2011. The Las Vegas convention, which takes place November 18-19, is being partially sponsored by Microsoft. Of course! In addit...

Jordan Devore

6:15 PM on 10.15.2011

Kristen Schaal wants you to put her in a Minecraft coma

As the above video explains, Kristen Schaal (spokeswoman for the Xperia Play) is looking for a Minecrafter to build her something awesome in the game. Besides the satisfaction of knowing you've made something great for someo...

Victoria Medina

4:00 PM on 10.14.2011

Just how evil is ZeniMax?

[Editor's note: Brock Janikowski is currently a law school student with an interesting take on the recent ZeniMax scandal. He will be contributing to Destructoid every once and a while with features focusing on the fascinatin...

Brock Janikowski

11:00 PM on 10.08.2011

Dragons come to Minecraft!

Although Minecraft is getting closer to launch, Notch isn't resting on his laurels. He had a surprise for his twitter followers, revealing a new creature he's been working on. Yep, it's a dragon. It's an albino dragon right n...

Fraser Brown

8:00 PM on 10.06.2011

Minecraft Patch 1.9 adds baby animals

If you have been longing for tiny versions of animals to romp around in Minecraft, then today is your lucky day. Minecraft developer Jeb posted on his Twitter that you can now download and install the pre-release version of t...

Joshua Derocher

10:30 AM on 09.25.2011

OG Game Boy playing Tetris recreated in Minecraft

Minecraft is simply a bottomless chest of wonders, isn't it? Just when you think you've seen it all, someone pulls a stunt like this. Minecraft video group MinecraftA2Z has posted a stop-motion animation of an original brick...

Tony Ponce

2:30 PM on 09.14.2011

Minecraft beta 1.8 officially released

Everyone who was unwilling or unable to play Minecraft 1.8 early can now get the update without having to manually substitute files. With this significant "Adventure Update" behind us, now is as good of time as any to get int...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 09.13.2011

Labor Day: Labor of Lovecraft

[Last week, I asked you to tell me about a moment in your gaming career that really made you work hard. Today's promoted blog on that topic is from Ross, who explains all of the work he's put into Minecraft and how it alm...


9:30 PM on 09.09.2011

You can play Minecraft's 'Adventure Update' early

The horror! Minecraft 1.8 has been leaked! Well, not exactly. Mojang decided to release the new version early for those willing to manually download a file and put it in the right place. Pretty easy stuff, and guess what? 1.8...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 09.06.2011

Minecraft 'Adventure Update' teased with a trailer

How many of you have held off on playing Minecraft lately in anticipation of the "Adventure Update"? I've been on a break for a good month or so now, and looking over the list of new features, it's going to be quite the retu...

Jordan Devore

9:30 PM on 08.20.2011

Freak out, Minecraft has Pokemon

One of the coolest things about Minecraft has to be the amount of creativity the game encourages, and there have been some great fan-made additions. So here is another one, possibly the best one. Someone modded Min...

Victoria Medina

4:15 PM on 08.12.2011

Buy a copy of Minecraft, get a second one free

Minecraft designer Markus Persson is getting married, and to celebrate, Mojang has a promotion running this weekend where everyone who buys the game will get a second, giftable copy for a loved one. Alternatively, you could g...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 08.09.2011

How I learned to stop worrying and die

We’ve all died at some point. Hit by a brown sedan while crossing the street, shot in the face by a drug dealer with bad skin, fell into a lava pit, crushed by a rampaging wild horse, vital organs consumed by a skinless...

Andy Astruc

2:15 PM on 08.03.2011

Minecraft convention MineCon set for November in Vegas

Mojang gauged interest in a Minecraft convention a few months back, and now the event, dubbed MineCon, is official. It'll take place on November 18-19 -- which is when the game's full release will happen -- at Mandalay Bay in...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 07.29.2011

Minecraft's Endermen: The reason we don't go out at night

Look at those things. Actually, wait, don't! If you look directly at them in Minecraft, they'll come for you the second you look away; otherwise, they are totally passive. Also, teleportation -- these things can do that, beca...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 07.28.2011

Play Minecraft free with Humble Indie Bundle purchase

If you haven't already heard, the third Humble Indie Bundle is here. Starting now, if you purchase the bundle, you will get a pass to play Minecraft for free until August 14th. Pretty cool stuff. For the three people that sti...

Daniel Starkey

5:30 PM on 07.18.2011

More details on Kinect-compatible Minecraft for Xbox 360

Even though Minecraft designer Markus Persson is holding back on what he's willing to say about the upcoming Xbox 360 version of the game -- "there's going to be actual marketing" this time -- he did drop a few solid details ...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 07.16.2011

Minecraft may have found its way onto the DS

If you own Minecraft and want to create magic away from your PC but lack an Xbox 360, iOS device or have no plan on buying a new phone, there may still be hope. DS modder Smealum has recently unveiled his homebrew Minecraft d...

Victoria Medina

11:00 PM on 07.12.2011

You can play the Minecraft 'Adventure Update' at PAX

If you're one of the 2,781,878 people who own Minecraft, then you have something to look forward to at PAX Prime next month. The upcoming "Adventure Update" will be playable at the Minecraft booth. This update will add NPC vi...

Joshua Derocher

6:30 PM on 07.09.2011

Neckbeard creates 3D printer in Minecraft

Minecraft is probably the single most successful indie game ever made. It has sold almost 3 million copies, and it isn't even out yet. It's success is well-earned, though. Mojang created a remarkably simple tool set and let ...

Daniel Starkey

3:20 PM on 06.27.2011

Minecraft updates: Pistons now, adventuring later

The details on the so-called adventure update for Minecraft, vague as they are, were well received. This was originally planned to be the 1.7 update, but that content is now being rolled into 1.8. "Me and Jens have been inde...

Jordan Devore

4:40 PM on 06.23.2011

Minecraft LOST is the best 30 minutes you'll spend today

Dude. We have to go back! WAAAALT! HE'S MY SON!!! Download the awesome Minecraft LOST custom map here at The Yogscast's forum. [Thanks TheYoungScot, descendant of William Wallace!]

Maurice Tan

9:30 PM on 06.16.2011

4J Studios is working on Minecraft for XBLA

We know that the Kinect-compatible version of Minecraft for Xbox 360 will be an Xbox Live Arcade title, which should be a good indicator for how much it'll eventually cost when it hits this holiday. It's now been divulged tha...

Jordan Devore

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