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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...




Kristen Schaal wants you to put her in a Minecraft coma


Oct 15
 
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...




Just how evil is ZeniMax?


Oct 14
 
[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...




Dragons come to Minecraft!


Oct 08
 
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...




Minecraft Patch 1.9 adds baby animals


Oct 06
 
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...




OG Game Boy playing Tetris recreated in Minecraft


Sep 25
 
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...




Minecraft beta 1.8 officially released


Sep 14
 
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...




Labor Day: Labor of Lovecraft


Sep 13
 
[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...




You can play Minecraft's 'Adventure Update' early


Sep 09
 
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...




Minecraft 'Adventure Update' teased with a trailer


Sep 06
 
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...




Freak out, Minecraft has Pokemon


Aug 20
 
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...




Buy a copy of Minecraft, get a second one free


Aug 12
 
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...




How I learned to stop worrying and die


Aug 09
 
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...




Minecraft convention MineCon set for November in Vegas


Aug 03
 
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...




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


Jul 29
 
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...




Play Minecraft free with Humble Indie Bundle purchase


Jul 28
 
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...




More details on Kinect-compatible Minecraft for Xbox 360


Jul 18
 
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 ...




Minecraft may have found its way onto the DS


Jul 16
 
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...




You can play the Minecraft 'Adventure Update' at PAX


Jul 12
 
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...








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