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Username changes coming to Minecraft

I can now change my username from DudeBroBlazeKing
Jan 14
So, three years ago you thought you were super cool. You signed up for Minecraft and the account ChickKisser69 was available. Everyone was going to love you. A few years have passed, and amazingly you have decided you no...

Minecraft on PS Vita is the definitive portable version

Where was this two years ago?
Oct 21
You know what Minecraft is, your parents know what Minecraft is, and your grandparents just don't understand why that younger family member is on the iPad all the time. It's everywhere, but why has it never received a proper ...

Minecraft will arrive at retail on the Xbox One in November

For $19.99
Oct 01
Starting November 18th, you'll be able to pick up the Xbox One version of Minecraft (now owned by Microsoft!) at retail for $19.99. You'll be able to transfer data over from the Xbox 360, and the worlds will be "up to 36...

Physical release of Minecraft PS4 drops October 7

It's already out digitally, if you hadn't heard
Sep 18
The disc-based version of Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition will release on October 7, 2014. The game is already available digitally on PS4, priced at $19.99 if you're coming in fresh or $4.99 if you're upgrading from PS3. Sav...

It's official: Microsoft bought Mojang, creator of Minecraft

Indie no more
Sep 15
[Update: Microsoft's Phil Spencer and Notch have chimed in with their own statements. Spencer is obviously excited (and confirms that Minecon still exists), and Notch gives us a look at his mindset over the past few year...

Report: Microsoft trying to buy Minecraft developer

Suggested deal worth roughly $2 billion
Sep 09
Microsoft is in serious talks to purchase Minecraft developer Mojang, according to a WSJ report citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation. The supposed deal is said to be worth somewhere in the neighborhood...

Minecraft Xbox One and PS4 releases may be imminent

Constant delays for both consoles have stung
Sep 02
Minecraft on PS4 and Xbox One were originally touted when each console was released, but have both been delayed on a constant basis. Now, developer 4J Studios is saying that the final testing phases are in order for both...

Doctor Who character packs coming to Minecraft on 360

Live long and prosper
Aug 27
Doctor Who is travelling blue telephone boxing its way to the 360 version of Minecraft this September thanks to a deal between BBC Worldwide, Microsoft Studios and Mojang.  "The first pack [$2.99/£1....

Check out these LEGO Minecraft sets

It's almost a LEGO inception!
Aug 20
Information on two sets that are a part of LEGO's new Minecraft minifigure scale sets have surfaced. The Cave Set will feature a zombie and spider, a TNT crate, pickaxe, a chest of bread, and Steve. It will center around a c...

Watch Ro make some Minecraft candy pops in this episode of Nerdy Nummies

She's seriously adorable
Jul 30
You might not know this about me, but I'm a big fan of Rosanna Pansino's Nerdy Nummies series. She's bubbly, fun, and puts me in a great mood while teaching me how to make treats based on my favorite videogame and other medi...

Minecraft has sold over 54 million copies across all platforms

You could say they're 'building' an empire...
Jun 25
If the amount of kids screwing around in Minecraft while their doting parents shake their heads going "Oh, those kids and their Minecraft!" and Let's Plays and creepers in popular media isn't enough to tell you how ridiculous...

Minecraft coming to PS4 and PS Vita this August

Featuring cross-buy, cross-saves
May 22
Along with the Xbox One details comes some news of the PlayStation releases for Minecraft. The PlayStation Vita version launches in August for $19.99, going under the name of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 + Vita Edition. Those who...

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition coming in August

Upgrade path from Xbox 360 version available
May 22
Mojang and Microsoft announced today that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will release this August, priced at $19.99. And if you're an owner of the Xbox 360 version, you'll get to upgrade to this new one for only $4.99.  On ...

Last-gen and current-gen versions of Minecraft compared

Xbox One & PlayStation 4 VS Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3
May 15
The people responsible for bringing Minecraft over to consoles just shared how much more draw distance players can expect on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versi...

Here's a sample of Minecraft's upcoming world customization options

Sliders, and lots of 'em
Apr 22
I'm no longer an avid player of Minecraft but the world customization feature planned for update 1.8 has grabbed my attention. Here's a video demonstration to get us started. Through the use of 16 sliders (or direct value in...

Minecraft is getting a physical release on the PS3

May 14th
Apr 16
Sony has announced that Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition will be getting a physical Blu-Ray release soon -- specifically on May 14th. Apparently this disc will include everything through Update 14, and of course, patches...

Minecraft title update 14 out on Xbox 360 today, PS3 tomorrow

Baked potatoes for everyone!
Mar 26
Man. I can type "title u" into Google and "title update 14" appears. Minecraft scares me a little bit, sometimes. Console players are getting this update real soon -- it goes live today on Xbox 360 and tomorrow on PlayStation...

Oculus Rift version of Minecraft canceled because of Facebook acquisition

'Facebook creeps me out.'
Mar 25
Markus "Notch" Persson has canceled the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft due to the just announced acquisition deal of the VR company by Facebook. Why? Because as Notch stated, "Facebook creeps me out." Hey, it's his company....

Mojang still making buttloads of money from Minecraft

$128 million in 2012
Mar 19
Buttload. It's totally a phrase.  Mojang, the makers of the runaway hit Minecraft, doubled their net income in 2013 according to The Wall Street Journal. They made $128 million last year, and revenue wise they saw 38% fr...

Warner Bros. developing a Minecraft movie

And it'll be live-action
Feb 27
Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a Minecraft movie according to Deadline. Notch himself confirmed the news as well. So yeah, that's happening. Warner acquired the movie rights from Mojang, and it looks like this will be a...

Minecraft surpasses 14 million copies sold on PC

I guess money's not a rare item at Mojang
Feb 03
Markus "Notch" Persson and Mojang are counting their millions, but that doesn't necessarily mean dollars in this instance. Well, indirectly it does. Notch revealed via Twitter recently that the PC version of Minecraft ha...

One man has been trying to reach the end of Minecraft

For three years running
Jan 27
Unlike many other games that constantly have wacky stories coming out of them, Minecraft is one game I consistently enjoy. It's mostly because these situations are easy to replicate, and if you hear about something cool, you ...

Someone built a 3D printer inside Minecraft

Now we just need to 3D print this 3D printer...
Dec 20
When I first saw this video of a 3D printer within Minecraft, I was blown away -- but it was getting late, and I learned long ago not to publish at night. It's since come to my attention again, and I'm taking that as sign en...

The PlayStation 3 is getting Minecraft on December 17

At least in North America
Dec 16
Good news PlayStation 3 owners, you will finally be able to play Minecraft tomorrow. The PlayStation blog just announced that Minecraft will be available on the PlayStation 3 in North America on December 17. This version...

Minecraft 1.7.4 is out now with Twitch streaming support

Watch me stack blocks!
Dec 10
Minecraft version 1.7.4 is out today, and this update will let you stream to Twitch with a simple key press. To set this up, you'll need to link your Twitch and Mojang accounts together, which only takes a few minutes. Just h...

Streaming Minecraft is now a button press away

Twitch integration arrives
Nov 21
Mojang's planned Twitch integration for Minecraft isn't finished just yet, but it's in a good enough state that you can try it out for yourself in snapshot 13w47c. To set this up, go into your Mojang account settings and lin...

Minecraft won't make it in time for PS4 launch

PS3 version getting ready for testing
Nov 11
There are a number of upcoming Minecraft ports (PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One) and while we aren't entirely sure when these versions are releasing, 4J Studios has provided a bit of clarity. In an update on Twitter, the deve...

Watch the Minecraft documentary for free on YouTube

See the story of Notch
Nov 11
The documentary on Minecraft that 2 Player Productions released back in 2011 is now up in its entirety on YouTube. This is a full and official release of Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, and it's not some pirated garbage...

Minecraft creator Notch eats gold chocolate coins on TV

Is Mario Kart a proper game?
Nov 08
I bet Notch usually eats regular gold coins just because he can afford it so Craig Ferguson had them bring chocolate gold coins on set to make him feel more at home. Also, Notch says Mario Kart isn't a proper game. This casu...

Twitch announces Minecraft streaming partnership

Broadcast Minecraft on PC or Mac
Nov 02
Today at Minecon 2013, Mojang announced a partnership with Twitch. Broadcasting of Minecraft will come to both PC and Mac users through Twitch's integrated streaming platform. They say that the streaming functionality will be...

Next South Park episode is taking a crack at Minecraft

Does Randy ever go to work?
Oct 01
The next videogame spoof South Park will be targeting is Minecraft. Comedy Central Tweeted out this clip from the upcoming episode set to air this Wednesday, and in it we see Randy and some other adults from South Park looking for help playing Minecraft.

MineCon 2013 tickets go on sale today

Will be sold in batches
Jul 31
MineCon is taking place in Orlando Florida this year, and will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from November 2-3. Tickets are $150, and you'll be able to buy six tickets in one order. Plus, kids three and under...

MoMA adds retro pioneers, Minecraft to its art collection

Mo' games
Jul 01
In March, New York's Museum of Modern Art added 14 videogames to its Architecture and Design collection, with the intent of acquiring 40 over the next few years. The initial group was a varied sample, from Tetris to Vib-...

PSY is a minin', craftin' grieferman

Minecraft parody of PSY's "Gentleman"
May 17
Everyone was totally diggin' Korean pop sensation PSY when his "Gangnam Style" music video became an international hit. Then he just kept riding it... and riding it... and riding it. Then he starred in a pistachio commercial...

Real life Minecraft Diamond Sword slices and dices

Smurf juice!
Apr 23
Our favorite blacksmith is back! This time he's recreated the Minecraft's Diamond Sword on the latest episode of Man At Arms. Another cool creation, but I'd hate to actually have to wield this thing as the handle doesn't look comfortable at all.

Minecraft now has rideable horses and donkeys

I've got a horse outside
Apr 20
In its ever-growing mountain of content, Minecraft has just added rideable horses in version 1.6 on PC. Horses are bred using wheat and can be equipped with armor to keep them protected. They can clim...

Jurassic Park recreated in Minecraft

It took four months to make!
Apr 11
It took four months for Minecraft player Josh Collin to recreate Jurassic Park. Hold on to your clever girl butts!

BioShock Infinite's Columbia recreated in Minecraft

On voxel cloud nine
Apr 10
What!? WHAT!? A mere two weeks in the public's hands and already someone has recreated BioShock Infinite's floating city of Columbia in Minecraft!? What madness! Actually, this project was completed three months ago. For a mi...

Beetlejuice & Minecraft come together to break your brain

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!
Mar 21
It's been way too long since we've posted an amazing Minecraft creation. So I'm really happy we get to highlight this awesome fan created roller coaster themed after Beetlejuice, both the cartoon and movie. It's pretty trippy, and the project took about two months off and on to complete. Even crazier is that this was done on the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft!

Mojang considering PlayStation version of Minecraft

With no plans for a Wii U version
Mar 05
iGamer spoke with Minecraft lead designer Jens Bergensten who revealed the possibility of a PlayStation version of their popular game. “Microsoft has an exclusivity deal for consoles. When it runs out we’ll consid...

Storm's Adventure with Minecraft

What's Peaceful Mode?
Feb 04
And concluding "Playing Catch Up to the Catch Up"... You do know there are no enemies in "Peaceful Mode"? You do know the XBOX 360 version has tutorials? You do know Minecraft has sold over 9,000,000 copies? Post and and abandon. Also, confirmed. Car bombs are in Minecraft.

King's Landing recreated in Minecraft

Jan 30
Brace yourselves for lots of played out Game of Thrones jokes, as the new season is coming. Ok, so that last line was a joke itself, and now I feel a little dirty. What's most definitely not dirty however is this awesome recr...

Mojang talks upcoming Minecraft update at Minecon

Update to redstone, minecarts, more
Nov 27
Well, Minecon was over the weekend. And wouldn't you know it? Another big update is planned for Minecraft. Set to kick off more themed and/or focused updates every two months starting January, the upcoming update (aptly titl...

Wow! Final Fantasy VII Midgar recreated in Minecraft

How long did this take?!
Nov 20
Check out this insane Final Fantasy VII Midgar map created in Minecraft we found over at Kotaku. Holy sh*t! The lighting and detail in these shots are downright scary. A few of them took me a couple of seconds to recognize, but most are instantly recognizable to any Final Fantasy freak. Where is the Golden Saucer?

Minecraft builds past 8 million sold mark

Notch, can I borrow $5,000?
Nov 12
Markus "Notch" Persson has confirmed via Twitter that the PC version of Minecraft has passed the 8 million sold mark.  "The PC version of Minecraft just passed 8 million sales!" Tweeted Notch. "My face is makin...

Fry Cry 3 map pack is now available for Minecraft

And it's kind of cute
Oct 29
Ubisoft has released a map and texture pack for Minecraft today that is inspired by their upcoming game, Far Cry 3. Tools, locales, and weapons get the full Far Cry makeover in this pack. You'll find FC3 locations and c...

Far Cry 3 gets a Minecraft twist with this free PC mod

"You got Far Cry 3 in my Minecraft!" 'You got Minecraft in my Far Cry 3!'
Oct 16
I'm not sure about most players, but when I hear people talk about the Far Cry series, what comes to my mind are the scenic locales, the interesting level design and the awkward massacre of zebras. In an unique marketing...

Minecraft surpasses seven million copies sold on PC

Aug 14
Daniel Kaplan has just revealed that Minecraft has sold seven million copies on PC to date. Relatedly, the Xbox Live Arcade version has sold around three million.For those of you who don't remember the extremely lengthy alpha...

Minecraft is populated by 'genderless homosexuals'

Jul 29
Notch has been chatting about gender in the world of Minecraft, relating how the protagonist was never meant to be a man or a woman, and only became known as Steve due to a random name choice. See Minecraft recognizes neither...

Patent troll sues Mojang, EA, Square over copy protection

Jul 23
Patent troll Uniloc is suing Minecraft developer Mojang, as well as EA and Square Enix, for infringing on a form of copy-protection it "owns." Uniloc's goal is to "Look at many ideas. Pick an outstanding one. Patent...

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