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Minecraft 1.9 is coming to cut your head off in The Combat Update, first snapshot released


Hope they take a good look at Terraria
Jul 30
 
When not diving into their Scrooge McDuck-style pools of money, the folks over at Mojang have announced they’re working on Minecraft 1.9, dubbed The Combat Update. Three guesses as to what it’s going to be about. ...




If you own Minecraft, you get it free on Windows 10


$10 otherwise
Jul 06
 
Because Minecraft doesn't have enough fragmentation already, Mojang has just announced that there will now be a "Windows 10 Edition" of the game that you can buy later this year. If you already own the PC version of Mine...




Minecraft's largest piece of artwork seems impossibly detailed


World record holder
Jun 23
 
A lot of people make a lot of impressive things in Minecraft, but none of them go as big as Thorlar Thorlarian. That's not hyperbole, by the way; he actually has the world record to back it up. Recently, Thorlar finished a p...




Minecraft player trolled by Mojang over username


It's good Mojang can laugh at this
May 19
 
A few years ago, reddit user JessemoForice had some trouble logging into his Minecraft account. Rather than blaming himself for forgetting his own details or contacting tech support he got a little bit annoyed with the creato...




Alex player skin comes to Minecraft on consoles this week


And The Simpsons on PlayStation
Apr 27
 
The millions of people playing Minecraft on consoles are well acquainted with the default character Steve -- talk about merchandising might! -- but on Wednesday they'll have another option: Alex. "Now, everyone loves Steve --...




Australia is letting kids design a real park in Minecraft


Look out for giant sky stairs to nowhere Australia
Apr 22
 
South Australia's state government today announced that it's going to allow children aged as young as nine to design alterations to a real life national park in Minecraft. Yes, you heard me right, nine-year-olds with Minecraf...




Mojang took two years to address Minecraft security flaw, says programmer


But it's okay - they fixed other "arguably worse" ones too!
Apr 20
 
Minecraft developer Mojang has addressed a serious security flaw following a blog post that publicly chastised the company for not responding to proof that a security flaw could cripple the game's servers. In July 2013, ...




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 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...





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