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10:00 AM on 11.02.2013

Twitch announces Minecraft streaming partnership

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...

Dale North




7:00 AM on 10.01.2013

Next South Park episode is taking a crack at Minecraft

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.

Hamza CTZ Aziz




3:00 PM on 07.31.2013

MineCon 2013 tickets go on sale today

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




5:00 AM on 07.01.2013

MoMA adds retro pioneers, Minecraft to its art collection

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-...

Steven Hansen




1:00 AM on 05.17.2013

PSY is a minin', craftin' grieferman

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...

Tony Ponce




7:00 AM on 04.23.2013

Real life Minecraft Diamond Sword slices and dices

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.

Hamza CTZ Aziz




1:30 PM on 04.20.2013

Minecraft now has rideable horses and donkeys

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...

Joshua Derocher




6:00 AM on 04.11.2013

Jurassic Park recreated in Minecraft

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

Hamza CTZ Aziz




3:30 PM on 04.10.2013

BioShock Infinite's Columbia recreated in Minecraft

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...

Tony Ponce




1:00 AM on 03.21.2013

Beetlejuice & Minecraft come together to break your brain

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!

Hamza CTZ Aziz




10:00 PM on 03.05.2013

Mojang considering PlayStation version of Minecraft

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:00 PM on 02.04.2013

Storm's Adventure with Minecraft

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.

Storm Dain




8:15 AM on 01.30.2013

King's Landing recreated in Minecraft

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...

Chris Carter




1:00 AM on 11.27.2012

Mojang talks upcoming Minecraft update at Minecon

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...

Brett Zeidler




7:00 PM on 11.20.2012

Wow! Final Fantasy VII Midgar recreated in Minecraft

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?

Dale North




6:00 PM on 11.12.2012

Minecraft builds past 8 million sold mark

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...

Dale North




1:00 PM on 10.29.2012

Fry Cry 3 map pack is now available for Minecraft

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...

Dale North




7:30 PM on 10.16.2012

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

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...

Jason Cabral




10:30 AM on 08.14.2012

Minecraft surpasses seven million copies sold on PC

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...

Chris Carter




1:00 PM on 07.29.2012

Minecraft is populated by 'genderless homosexuals'

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...

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 07.23.2012

Patent troll sues Mojang, EA, Square over copy protection

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...

Jim Sterling




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...

Ross




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








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