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2:30 PM on 11.21.2013

Streaming Minecraft is now a button press away

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...

Jordan Devore

11:15 PM on 11.15.2013

4J working to move Minecraft 360 saves onto Xbox One

Those who have invested many hours into Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and are planning on picking up the Xbox One port have, for some time, been wondering whether or not they'd have to leave their creations behind. As...

Harry Monogenis

1:15 PM on 11.11.2013

Minecraft won't make it in time for PS4 launch

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...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 11.11.2013

Watch the Minecraft documentary for free on YouTube

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...

Joshua Derocher

9:30 PM on 11.08.2013

Minecraft creator Notch eats gold chocolate coins on TV

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...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 11.06.2013

Mojang is looking to focus on smaller game prototypes

After Markus "Notch" Persson's development and eventual cancellation of 0x10c, it sounds as if he'd just as well stick to smaller-scale games. "I think when it comes to game development I would prefer it if we did it in more...

Jordan Devore





8:00 PM on 11.06.2013

Craig Ferguson to talk with Notch, creator of Minecraft

On November 7, Markus "Notch" Persson, will make a guest appearance on the talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. According to Kotaku's Stephen Totilo, Notch will be on the late-night show to discuss his experience...

Alessandro Fillari

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

1:15 PM on 11.01.2013

Skyrim officially comes to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

It can be difficult to keep up with all of the content 4J Studios pumps out for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and the millions of people that seem to own that version of the game. This seems like a big one, though. It's a DLC p...

Jordan Devore

4:00 AM on 10.04.2013

South Park, murder porn, cable companies, and Minecraft

The South Park Minecraft focused episode aired last night, and as it turns out it wasn't just about Minecraft! In fact, it was more about murder porn. Oh, and how sh*tty cable companies are. Funny enough, I stopped watching t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

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

1:27 PM on 08.20.2013

Minecraft will be a PlayStation 4 launch game

[Update: Minecraft will also come to PS3 and Vita, according to Notch.] So I guess that exclusivity deal that Mojang had with Microsoft has expired!

Patrick Hancock



Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game photo
Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game
by Tony Ponce

A great way to waste time is to Google any odd topic that happens to pop into your head and play a game of link tag until you strike pay dirt. My latest excursion led me to Sonic Racer 4K, a Java-based Sonic fan game. But what really caught my attention was the name of the developer: Markus Persson.

You know, the Minecraft guy.

After a little more digging, I discovered an old resume that he still hosts on the Mojang page, even though it's no longer directly linked anywhere on the site. Turns out Notch was a frequent participant in the Java 4K Programming Contest, which tasks entrants to create a Java game with a total file size less than 4K bytes. Sonic Racer 4K was a 2005 submissions, but he also made other 4K fan games, including MEGA4KMAN and Left 4K Dead.

I don't know how much of this is common knowledge, but it's certainly a big surprise to me. I like learning about what folks did before they were famous. As for the games themselves, they are impressive considering the constraints, even if they are kind of poopy. Test them out yourselves!

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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

2:30 PM on 06.19.2013

Joe Danger teams up with TF2 and Minecraft for PC version

Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The Movie will be out on Steam starting June 24. The ability to share levels through Steam Workshop sounded like the real draw until I heard about Hello Games' collaboration with Valve and Mojang...

Jordan Devore