Tag: Minecraft

How To Play Classic ‘Minecraft’ Using Just Your Browser

In celebration of 10 years of 'Minecraft,' Mojang has made the original version available to play for free. 'Minecraft' Classic is now fully playable directly from web browsers.

Video Games May 9, 2019

Minecraft Update Removes Mention Of Game Creator Markus 'Notch' Persson In Splash Screen

The latest update for 'Minecraft' has dropped almost all references to its original creator Notch. Some speculate that this is a way to distance the game from the highly controversial game designer.

Video Games March 29, 2019

Minecraft: Education Edition To Launch On iPads In September

'Minecraft: Education Edition' for iPads will be available for teachers and students in September. The game's latest edition will offer new features where students can learn additional things, such as Update Aquatic.

Video Games August 22, 2018

Netflix Will Start Streaming Video Games, Too: ‘Minecraft’ And ‘Strangers Things’ In Development

Netflix wants to tackle video games next. It’s now working with Telltale Games to bring 'Minecraft: Story Mode' to its streaming platform and release a more traditional video game based on 'Stranger Things.'

Video Games June 14, 2018

Minecraft Latest Update ‘Aquatic’ Will Be The Last For Older Game Consoles

Minecraft announced that it is ending its support for older consoles such as Xbox 360 and Wii U. This announcement was met with mixed reactions from fans on Twitter.

Video Games May 4, 2018

Microsoft Doubles Down On Education With 'Minecraft,' LEGO, And More

Microsoft will depend on the available technology to promote better and easier learning. The company will make use of LEGO and Minecraft and will collaborate with BBC and NASA to realize its vision of creating a future generation of builders.

Microsoft January 23, 2018

Microsoft Makes Minecraft Boss Matt Booty Head Of Xbox Games

Last year, Phil Spencer stepped into the role of managing Microsoft’s broader game platform and his previous position was not filled. Now, ‘Minecraft’ head Matt Booty will take the role of Xbox Games head.

Video Games January 19, 2018

The Next 'Minecraft' Update Will Add Dolphins And Tridents; Graphics Upgrade And Nintendo Switch Version With Cross-Platform Play Delayed

Mojang unveiled The Update Aquatic, which will breathe new life into the oceans of 'Minecraft.' However, the developer also announced that the Super Duper Graphics pack and the game's new Nintendo Switch version will be delayed to 2018.

Video Games November 20, 2017

Minecraft Better Together Update Brings Cross-Platform Play To Xbox One, Windows, And More, Except PlayStation 4

'Minecraft' Better Together update is rolling out to the Xbox One, Windows, VR, and mobile, and it's bringing them all together via cross-platform play. No PlayStation 4 in the list, though.

Video Games September 21, 2017

Nintendo Surprises Fans With ‘Minecraft’ For 3DS: It’s Available Now But Will Only Work On ‘New’ 3DS Models

Nintendo just announced a version of 'Minecraft' for New 3DS systems during its Nintendo Direct presentation. Available now via eShop, the game includes survival and creative modes, in addition to traditional and touchscreen controls.

Video Games September 14, 2017

Attention, ‘Minecraft’ Fans: This Limited Edition Xbox One S Will Make You Drool

'Minecraft' fans, prepare to be mesmerized: Microsoft has just announced a new limited edition Xbox One S complete with a 'Minecraft'-inspired design and a matching Creeper Xbox One controller. Supplies will be limited.

Video Games August 21, 2017

Minecraft On PlayStation 4 Won't Support Cross-Platform Play

While E3 is a week of big announcements and reveals, there is always some news that's going to disappoint fans. After announcing cross-play for 'Minecraft' at the Xbox Press Conference, it looks like PlayStation 4 won't support it.

Video Games June 12, 2017

Upcoming 'Minecraft' Update To Bring Huge Changes: Cross-Platform Play, 4K Graphics, And More

Microsoft has just announced the Better Together Update for 'Minecraft,' which introduces cross-play for different versions of the game. There’s also the Super-Duper Graphics Pack, which significantly improves the game’s graphical capabilities.

Video Games June 11, 2017

A Game Within A Game: 'Wynncraft' Is An MMORPG Inside 'Minecraft'

Of all the things one can create inside the world of 'Minecraft,' a full-fledged MMORPG isn’t one of them. 'Wynncraft,' a massive MMORPG inside 'Minecraft,' proves that notion wrong.

Video Games May 22, 2017

Minecraft For Nintendo Switch To Launch On May 11: How Is It Better Than The Nintendo Wii U Version?

The Nintendo Switch version of 'Minecraft' is set to be released on May 11. The updated game is better than its Nintendo Wii U version for a variety of reasons, including the free addition of the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack.

Video Games May 9, 2017

Microsoft Announces Standalone ‘Minecraft’ Marketplace For Purchasing Third-Party Add-Ons

Microsoft just unveiled, among a number of updates to Minecraft, the game’s own Marketplace where people can buy textures, skins, maps, and a trove of other in-game items. The services launches later this spring.

Video Games April 11, 2017

Virtual Game World 'Roblox' Raises $92 Million In Funding: Is It The Next 'Minecraft'?

'Roblox,' the social platform behind a virtual gaming world, raised $92 million in funding. Will it be able to match, or perhaps even surpass, the success of Microsoft-owned 'Minecraft'?

Video Games March 15, 2017

WATCH: How Elon Musk's SpaceX Tunnel Looks In 'Minecraft'

It looks like Elon Musk’s proposed solution to Los Angeles traffic by digging an underground tunnel is underway. Watch this group bring the plans to life in 'Minecraft.'

Feature February 19, 2017

Lithuania Wants Tesla So Bad It Built A Virtual Factory Inside 'Minecraft'

To get ahead of other European countries vying for the second Tesla gigafactory, Lithuania has built a massive replica inside 'Minecraft.' The private initiative has already captured a number of Tesla employees who raved about it on Twitter.

Car Tech February 6, 2017

Christmas Gaming Deals: $249 Xbox One S Bundles With Free Wireless Controller, 12-Month Xbox Live Gold Membership And More

Newegg kicked off new Christmas gaming deals, offering Xbox One S console bundles with 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership, wireless controller and more at just $249. The deals are only good for a limited time, set to expire as Santa comes.

Video Games December 23, 2016

'Minecraft' Heads To The Big Screen Via Apple TV, Comes With 7 DLC Updates

'Minecraft' is heading to the Apple TV with seven special DLCs. While players can enjoy the Creator and Survival modes, there are several limitations such as the lack of support for Minecraft Realms and Xbox Live.

Video Games December 20, 2016

The 5 Best Oculus Rift Games: 'Minecraft,' 'Eve: Valkyrie,' And More

Oculus Rift was only released this year so the games available to the platform is still not as comprehensive. However, the VR platform already boasts of great contents, covering different game genres.

Wearable Tech December 18, 2016

Nintendo Developed An N64 Game Similar To 'Minecraft' Back In The Day, Shigeru Miyamoto Says

Nintendo was working on a 'Minecraft'-like game back in the Nintendo 64 era, according to Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of famed franchises 'Mario' and 'Zelda,' among others. Miyamoto has even stated that 'Minecraft' is a game Nintendo should have made.

Video Games December 12, 2016

'LEGO Worlds' To Be Released For PC, PS4 And Xbox One On Feb. 21: Original Blocks Game Will Challenge 'Minecraft'

'LEGO Worlds' will finally be released on Feb. 21 after being in Steam's Early Access program since June 2015. The game will challenge 'Minecraft,' as the two titles share certain similarities but also have significant differences.

Video Games November 30, 2016

Ender Dragon To Wreak Havoc In 'Minecraft' Via Major 1.0 Update: Boss Heading To Windows 10, Pocket And Gear VR Editions

Mojang is set to push out the 'Minecraft 1.0' update for Windows 10, Gear VR and mobile editions of the game before the year ends. The update will include The End dimension along with the Ender Dragon boss.

Video Games November 11, 2016

Black Friday 2016 Deals: Leaked Kohl's Ad Reveals Xbox One, PS4 Deals For $250 That Come With $75 Store Credit

Black Friday deals are cropping up ahead of the holiday, and according to Kohl's leaked ad, the retailer will have Xbox One S and PS4 Slim bundles in store later this November.

Video Games November 4, 2016

Xbox One S Holiday Bundles: Gears Of War 4, Minecraft Favorites, Battlefield 1 Bundles And More

Xbox One S is Microsoft's newest video game console, and it has helped the company surpass the PlayStation 4 for three months. Microsoft is hoping these new bundles can continue the rebound for the rest of 2016.

Gadgets October 26, 2016

'Minecraft' is Getting A Novel Written By 'World War Z's' Max Brooks

'Minecraft' has come a long way since its introduction in 2011. The game is already used as an educational tool and for training artificial intelligence, and now it will be getting its own series of novels.

Video Games September 26, 2016

Minecraft Windows 10 Beta, Pocket, Gear VR Editions To Get Boss Battles On Oct. 18; Chinese Mythology Pack To Arrive On Consoles Oct. 4

The Boss Update will launch on the Windows 10, Pocket and Gear VR editions of "Minecraft" on Oct. 18, while a free content update, with the Chinese Mythology Mash-Up Pack, will come to the console editions on Oct. 4.

Video Games September 25, 2016

Samsung Gear VR To Get Xbox One Controller Support: Mobile VR Gaming's Future Looking Bright

Microsoft announced that Xbox Wireless Controllers will soon support Samsung Gear VR devices. The first game that will benefit from this is 'Minecraft: Gear VR Edition,' which will receive an update in October, rendering it playable using Microsoft wireless controllers.

Gadgets September 24, 2016

'Minecraft: Education Edition' Going Official On Nov. 1 For School Teachers And Students

Microsoft announced that it is rolling out the full version of 'Minecraft: Education Edition' on the start of November. Teachers, students and educators received an early access of the education-focused program in June.

Video Games September 23, 2016

Microsoft Launches 'Minecraft' VR For Oculus Rift With 2 Important Updates To Prevent Nausea

Microsoft has finally launched the VR version of 'Minecraft' for the Oculus Rift. The title comes with two important updates that eliminate simulator sickness, which is the type of nausea that players sometimes experience in virtual reality.

Video Games August 16, 2016

'Minecraft' Finally Coming To Oculus Rift Next Week: Support Available In Windows 10 Beta

'Minecraft' on the Oculus Rift is about to become a reality, as support for the VR platform is coming to the Windows 10 Beta version next week.

Video Games August 13, 2016

Oculus Rift Support Coming To 'Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition' Soon

It's been a long time coming, but virtual reality support is finally coming to 'Minecraft' — if you happen to be playing the Windows 10 Edition of the game, that is.

Video Games July 28, 2016

Project Malmo, Formerly Known As AIX, Is Now Public On 'Minecraft'

Microsoft has made its AI training platform public, allowing anyone to alter the code in 'Minecraft' and train AI to their heart's content.

Apps/Software July 8, 2016

Marvel's Bruce Banner Is A 'Minecraft' Fan In 'The Totally Awesome Hulk' #8

Now that he's not the Hulk, Bruce Banner occupies his time playing 'Minecraft.'

Comic Books July 7, 2016

You Can Now Play 'Pokemon Fire Red' Through A Virtual Game Boy Within 'Minecraft' Thanks To This Guy

A YouTuber who goes by the name Reqaug has built a fully functional Gameboy Advance within 'Minecraft.' And not only that, as the virtual gaming device is also capable of playing an emulated copy of 'Pokémon Fire Red.'

Video Games July 5, 2016

'Minecraft: The Movie' Coming To A Theater Near You In 2019

'Minecraft: The Movie' has finally been given a release date, and it won't be releasing anytime soon. Minecraft the movie is set to premier on May 24, 2019.

Video Games June 28, 2016

Some Genius Made 'Minecraft' In 'Fallout 4'

What would make 'Fallout 4' even more dangerous? The creepers in 'Minecraft.'

Video Games June 28, 2016

'Minecraft: Education Edition' Now Available As Free Trial For Teachers

'Minecraft: Education Edition' moves into its early-access stage, which offers a free trial for educators. This version of the game crosses a lot of features off the teachers' wish lists.

Video Games June 11, 2016

Telltale Games Outs 'Minecraft: Story Mode' Episode 6 'A Portal To Mystery' Launch Trailer: Creepy Dinner, Anyone? [Video]

Telltale Games has launched a trailer for 'Minecraft: Story Mode' Episode 6, 'A Portal To Mystery.' Individual episodes will cost $4.99 but customers can get access to all three episodes with the Adventure Pass.

Video Games June 7, 2016

Minecraft Becomes One Of The Most Successful Video Games With More Than 100 Million Copies Sold

Microsoft and Mojang announced that 'Minecraft' has sold more than 100 million copies since its launch, making it the second most successful video game.

Video Games June 3, 2016

Mojang Shuts Down 'Minecraft' In-Game Marketing Campaigns

'Minecraft' is absolutely everywhere, including advertising — but that's about to change. Mojang has officially shut down all marketing campaigns using its blocky world simulator.

Video Games May 31, 2016

'Minecraft' Is Rolling Out Mini-Games On Consoles In June

Mojang announced on Thursday it will start rolling out new mini-games, starting with one called 'Battle' for 'Minecraft: Console Edition' next month.

Video Games May 26, 2016

Breaching The Great Wall: Microsoft Teams Up With NetEase To Bring 'Minecraft' To China

Microsoft announced that it is partnering up with Mojang and NetEase after signing a five-year deal to license the hugely popular 'Minecraft's' mobile and PC versions in China.

Video Games May 22, 2016

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