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  • Blog Post: Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1 Has A Release Date, Retail ‘Season Pass Disc’ Coming Soon

    The first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode has been dated for digital release. For the first time, Telltale will also be distributing retail “season pass discs” shortly thereafter. Order of the Stone, the first installment in the five-part saga, will be available worldwide on October 13.... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Updates Merging Worlds Of Windows 10, Pocket Editions

    Microsoft has announced a few details about its upcoming Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta and Pocket Edition updates, which will give social-minded players some big new options when it comes to playing with friends. Version 0.12.1 is adding cross-platform multiplayer with up to five players for those... More
  • Blog Post: July 2015 NPD: Lego Jurassic World Overtakes Batman, Minecraft Won't Go Away

    July's NPD numbers are in and the world's greatest detective has fallen to the might of plastic dinosaurs – with some caveats. Batman, which took the lead last month, fell to number two as Lego Jurassic World took its place. If, however, you include console bundles that came with Batman... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Receives Optimized Version On Windows 10

    As expected at Microsoft's press conference at Gamescom, the company pitched Windows 10 to PC owners. While their pitch might not be news-worthy, Minecraft lead developer Jens Bergensten offered a more interesting announcement.: his team has been hard-at-work on a new version of Minecraft, optimizing... More
  • Blog Post: Greek Mythology Collides With Minecraft

    It wasn't always bad times for Greece. Revisit a better epoch in Greece's history (or mythology, rather) with Minecraft's Greek Mythology Mashup pack featuring gods like Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon. The pack is now available for the console editions of the game (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft And Mojang Demo Minecraft For HoloLens

    Mojang showed off a new version of Minecraft developed specifically for HoloLens during Microsoft's E3 2015 media briefing. The version looks very similar to the game millions have already played, but with Microsoft's HoloLens, players are given new perspectives and abilities. In addition to... More
  • Blog Post: Modders Create Splatoon In Minecraft

    A Minecraft mod released recently that recreates the mechanics of Splatoon's multiplayer mode to an impressive degree. The mod comes from SethBling with help from PyroPuncher, and as long as you're on 1.8 server you can download and play it here . For our review of the true Splatoon, head here... More
  • Blog Post: See Visualizations Of Mouse Movement For Games Like Minecraft And Team Fortress 2

    Reddit user Gking19 tracked the movement of his mouse for a number of games, and the results are surprisingly striking. Above you will see a visualization for Minecraft, but Gking19 also did tracking for Agar.io, Company of Heroes, Team Fortress 2, and Ultimate General: Gettysburg. You can see them all... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft, GTA, And Five Nights At Freddy's Continue To Dominate Viewership Numbers On YouTube

    Just as they did the month before , Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, and Five Nights at Freddy's were the most viewed video game franchises on YouTube in April 2015. While the top five was rounded out by familiar franchises Call of Duty and League of Legends, some new entrants made their way into the... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Celebrates Minecraft’s Third Xbox 360 Birthday With Free Skin Packs

    Minecraft turns three years old on Xbox 360 this Saturday, May 9. To celebrate, Microsoft is giving away three skin packs. If you happened to miss the first and second birthday packs, those are making a return. Joining them is another bundle featuring “veteran Mojangstas” and some extras... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft’s Steve Gets A Female Friend, And The Simpsons Arrive On PlayStation

    Minecraft DLC is slowly but surely expanding from Xbox platforms to PlayStation systems. The latest batch brings the Simpsons family and friends to Mojang’s blocky world. The Simpsons pack includes Bart, Homer, Lisa, Maggie, Marge, and many other familiar characters. The good news is that since... More
  • Blog Post: Australian Government Invites Minecraft Fans To Design National Park

    The next Australian national park could be designed by Minecraft fans, in a new project by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges natural-resources management board. The South Australian State Government is inviting young fans to design their ideal national park via the sandbox game Minecraft. The winning... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Versions Of Minecraft Getting Mass Effect Mash-Up Pack

    It’s been 18 months since Minecraft and Mass Effect came together in a mash-up pack on Xbox 360. Finally, PlayStation gamers will be able to create a universe to explore on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Starting today, Minecraft fans can download the Mass Effect mash-up pack, which includes... More
  • Blog Post: Markus "Notch" Persson Explains Why He Sold Minecraft

    Notch created one of the most popular games of all time and then sold his ownership of the property to Microsoft. In an recent interview, Notch talks about why he wanted to get out from under Minecraft and why he chose to sell to Microsoft. Notch was recently ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the richest... More
  • Blog Post: Notch And Gabe Newell Make Forbes' List Of Richest People On Earth

    Forbes has released their annual list of the richest people on Earth. This year, Bill Gates has reclaimed the #1 spot with a net worth of $79.2 billion. Meanwhile, a few people with greater ties to gaming, such as Notch and Gabe Newell, have also secured spots on the list. Both Notch and Gabe Newell... More
  • Blog Post: ‘Do The Bartman’ In Minecraft With The Simpsons Skins

    Update: Microsoft has announced that The Simpsons skin pack is now available. Original Story: Minecraft on Xbox 360 and Xbox One has quite the colorful cast thanks to a number of licensed skin packs. We’ve traveled through time and space with Doctor Who , visited a galaxy far, far away with Star... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack Is Coming To Minecraft Exclusively On Xbox One And Xbox 360

    Last year the Xbox editions of Minecraft became the exclusive home to 55 classic Star Wars skins . Today 23 new costumes based on the Star Wars Rebels TV show are available to purchase in a bundle for $2.99. Star Wars isn’t the only group of characters who have been tapped for exclusivity in Minecraft... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O'Brien's Show Get Recreated In Minecraft

    Conan O'Brien has a pretty good set for his TBS show. Even so, the late night host thought that it would be cool if he animated an entire show inside the mega popular indie title. It sounds like Mojang was initially onboard, but pulled out at some point. We have no idea if this is true, but it's... More
  • Blog Post: Twitch Shares Its Impressive 2014 Viewership Numbers

    2014 was a big year for Twitch, and the company has put together an infographic boasting some of its impressive 2014 viewership numbers as well as some surprising facts. Between the Amazon purchase, new-gen consoles truly jumping into the world of online streaming, and the bizarre Twitch plays Pokémon... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Was Second-Most Searched Term On YouTube In 2014

    Popular "Let's Play" star PewDiePie also cracked the top ten most searched terms on Google's popular video service. This information was revealed in an article on Think With Google about the popularity of gaming content on the service. Minecraft and PewDiePie's popularity as search... More
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