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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 abandon...post and abandon. Also, confirmed. Car bombs are in Minecraft.




King's Landing recreated in Minecraft


Wow!
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...




Minecraft XBLA gets an update today


Jun 15
 
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 ...




Defense of the Pickaxe: New Minecraft map mimics DOTA


Apr 17
 
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...




Whoa my goddess! Explore all of Hyrule in Minecraft!


Jan 22
 
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 ...




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


Jan 12
 
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...




I said wow! An entire 3D printed Minecraft village


Jan 05
 
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]




The long road to Minecraft


Dec 07
 
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...




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


Dec 06
 
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...




Jens Bergensten takes over as lead Minecraft developer


Dec 02
 
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...




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


Nov 25
 
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...




Mega64: Build! Build ze ultimate creation!


Nov 22
 
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]




Minecraft leaves beta, gets a funny XBLA trailer


Nov 18
 
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...




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


Nov 10
 
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]




Shrugcraft: Minecraft hits 4 million sold mark


Nov 07
 
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 ...




Minecraft playable on Xbox 360 at MineCon next month


Oct 24
 
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...





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