Tag: Mojang

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

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

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

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

'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: 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

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

'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

'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

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

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

'Minecraft' For Samsung Gear VR Now Available: Here's What You Need To Know

'Minecraft' gets the VR treatment, rolling out to the Samsung Gear VR via the Oculus Store. Considering the game's success on the PC and mobile, this development was more or less expected.

Video Games April 28, 2016

'Minecraft' Developer Mojang Unleashes Free Strategy Game On Steam: Play 'Crown And Council' [Video]

Mojang just announced and released a new strategy game called 'Crown and Council,' and it's completely free to download and play on Steam. Interestingly enough, just like Minecraft, 'Crown and Council' is the work and pet project of a single 'Mojangsta,' Henrik Pettersson.

Video Games April 23, 2016

Minecraft Becomes Testbed For AI Software Through Microsoft's Project AIX

The research team at Microsoft is using 'Minecraft' to make considerable leaps in the progress of artificial intelligence via Project AIX, calling the game as the 'perfect platform for this kind of research.'

Apps/Software March 15, 2016

'Minecraft' Made In Unreal Engine 4 Is Beautiful

You might think that simple block visuals in 'Minecraft' can't be improved, but you would be mistaken.

Geek March 7, 2016

'Roar Of The Giants' Brings A Pair Of Monstrous Colossi To 'Minecraft'

For many, 'Minecraft' is seemingly about building the biggest thing possible — just look at 'The Roar of the Giants,' an absolutely massive set of maps that put most other builds to shame.

Geek March 2, 2016

Mojang Announces New 'Minecraft: Education Edition' Based On MinecraftEdu

It's 'Minecraft' but for classrooms.

Geek January 19, 2016

‘Cobalt’ Gameplay, Release Date And Other Details: Everything We Know About Mojang’s Follow-Up To ‘Minecraft’

Mojang and Oxeye Game Studio are about to finally release 'Cobalt' on Feb. 2 for Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows via Steam. Before it does, here's what you need to know about the 2D shooter.

Video Games January 17, 2016

'Minecraft: Pocket Edition 2' Is Not A Real Thing, But You Can Buy It On The App Store Anyway

A game claiming to be a sequel to Mojang's wildly popular 'Minecraft' has climbed its way up the Apple Store app charts.

Internet Culture January 7, 2016

‘Minecraft’ Holiday DLC Adds Festive New Skins To Windows 10 And Pocket Editions

Mojang rolls out the Holiday Skins Pack for 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' and 'Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta.' The package features Gingerbread Creeper, Father Christmas, Mother Christmas and Tasty Gingerbread, to name a few.

Video Games December 17, 2015

'Minecraft' Officially Coming To The Nintendo Wii U

This means that a Microsoft-owned game now exists on competing consoles.

Video Games December 7, 2015

Princess Peach's Castle From 'Super Mario 64' Has Been Masterfully Recreated In 'Minecraft'

The iconic castle from 'Super Mario 64' finds a new home in the blocky world of 'Minecraft.'

Geek November 16, 2015

'Minecraft Pocket Edition' Beta v.0.13.0 Now Available With Redstone Circuits

Mojang launched 'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' beta v.0.13.0, and it features the long-awaited Redstone Circuits. Android users can sign up for the beta now to get a chance to test it out.

Video Games November 4, 2015

'Minecraft' Halloween Mashup For Consoles Gets You Grim Reaper, Bride Of Frankenstein, Wicked Witch And 40 Other Skins For $3.99

'Minecraft' gets the perfect Halloween mash-up pack in time for the holiday. The DLC brings a ton of skins and texture pack to console editions of 'Minecraft' everywhere.

Video Games October 24, 2015

Minecraft: Story Mode Is Out: 'Just Play It'

Telltale Games finally released its first ever Story Mode for 'Minecraft.' Get ready for an epic adventure and a lot of fun as you build and craft your way around the world of Minecraft

Video Games October 14, 2015

'Pokemon Red' Is Being Programmed In 'Minecraft,' Complete With Working Game Boy

This is the most ambitious 'Minecraft' creation we've seen to date.

Geek October 1, 2015

'Minecraft: Story Mode' Trailer Previews First Episode's Story

On October 13, gamers will get their first taste of 'Minecraft: Story Mode,' from Telltale Games. Can Telltale make magic out of an open-world game about building blocks?

Geek October 1, 2015

Dragon Quest Builders: Minecraft Clone Or Is It Much More? Release Date Revealed

It is said that copying is the truest form of admiration. Dragon Quest Builders admires Minecraft a lot, but finds ways to be an (almost) different title.

Video Games September 21, 2015

It’s Official: Telltale Set To Launch ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ For PC And Consoles In October

Telltale Games announced the release date of Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1. The Order of the Stone will be available starting Oct. 13.

Video Games September 18, 2015

Minecraft Creator Notch On Having a Billion Dollars: 'You Run Out Of Reasons To Keep Trying'

Markus Persson, aka Notch, had a mini-breakdown of sorts on Twitter as he shares his feelings about how living everybody’s dream life is not all we’d expect it to be.

Business August 31, 2015

Minecraft Now Has An Official Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Multiplayer Mod

Minecraft-maker Mojang has teamed up with 20th Century Fox to develop an official The Scorch Trials multiplayer mod for the game.

Video Games August 28, 2015

Custom 'Minecraft' Redstone PC Is The Ultimate Fan Tribute

This custom PC is a must see for fans of Mojang's 'Minecraft.'

Computers August 11, 2015

How To Get 'Minecraft' Windows 10 Edition Beta For Free Right Now

In celebration of the launch of Windows 10, Minecraft developer Mojang is offering the Minecraft Windows 10 Edition beta for free at the moment. Here is how to avail of this sweet offer.

Geek July 30, 2015

The 'Minecraft' Movie Will Be Directed By 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Star Rob McElhenney

Rob McElhenney, one of the stars of the FX comedy 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' will be directing the upcoming 'Minecraft' movie. The announcement was made by Mojang COO Vu Bui Tuesday.

Movies/TV Shows July 21, 2015

Telltale's 'Minecraft: Story Mode' Stars Patton Oswalt As A Minecraft Geek

When Telltale Games and Mojang put their heads together, they decided to create a game that tells a story within the world of 'Minecraft.' Here's what it's about, who's in its unique voice cast, and the first trailer.

Geek July 4, 2015

Microsoft Is Launching A Portal For Teachers To Use Minecraft In The Classroom

Microsoft and Mojang are launching a portal where teachers can share ideas about how to incorporate Minecraft into the classroom.

Video Games June 30, 2015

Microsoft HoloLens: The Games That Could Work With These Exciting AR Goggles

Microsoft HoloLens is the next big thing when it comes down to gaming, but apart from 'Minecraft,' what other games could work well with the platform?

Geek June 20, 2015

'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' 0.11 Update Rolls Out: Here's What's New

'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' gets a neat new update that brings a slew of improvements and new additions. The highly anticipated 0.11 update is finally available, rolling out to iOS users first.

Video Games June 4, 2015

Microsoft Bought 'Minecraft' All Because Of One Tweet

Learn how a single tweet from Minecraft's creator led to a $2.5 billion deal.

Geek March 4, 2015

Minecraft is Already Turning out to be a Money Maker for Microsoft: HoloLens Should Make it Even Bigger

Thought Microsoft purchasing Minecraft was a bad idea? Think again. The game helped the company increase its first party video game revenue by 79 percent.

Geek January 28, 2015

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