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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...

Neckbeard creates 3D printer in Minecraft

Jul 09
Minecraft is probably the single most successful indie game ever made. It has sold almost 3 million copies, and it isn't even out yet. It's success is well-earned, though. Mojang created a remarkably simple tool set and let ...

Minecraft updates: Pistons now, adventuring later

Jun 27
The details on the so-called adventure update for Minecraft, vague as they are, were well received. This was originally planned to be the 1.7 update, but that content is now being rolled into 1.8. "Me and Jens have been inde...

Minecraft LOST is the best 30 minutes you'll spend today

Jun 23
Dude. We have to go back! WAAAALT! HE'S MY SON!!! Download the awesome Minecraft LOST custom map here at The Yogscast's forum. [Thanks TheYoungScot, descendant of William Wallace!]

4J Studios is working on Minecraft for XBLA

Jun 16
We know that the Kinect-compatible version of Minecraft for Xbox 360 will be an Xbox Live Arcade title, which should be a good indicator for how much it'll eventually cost when it hits this holiday. It's now been divulged tha...

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