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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Lego Sets Featuring Creepers, Endermen, And A Diamond-Armored Steve Now Available

    When Lego first approved Minecraft sets via its Lego Ideas program (neé Cuusoo), it felt just a little redundant. Since then, the building blocks based on the Mojang’s blocky building game have grown more popular and more varied. Earlier this fall, Lego released a number of new, official... More
  • Blog Post: Notch's Beverly Hills Love Shack Recreated In Minecraft

    Notch now owns a $70 million Beverly Hills mansion, but we bet he’d rather live in this swank Minecraft recreation of the property…or maybe not. We can’t say what he’d really like. Last week, Minecraft creator Notch bought a $70 million Beverly Hills mansion before Jay-Z and... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft: Pocket Edition Finally Available On Windows Phone

    It cost Microsoft $2.5 billion to get Minecraft on Windows Phone, but it will only cost users $6.99. It's actually been available since the beginning of the month, but Microsoft hasn't done much to highlight the game's release on its mobile platform. It was one of the first things we assumed... More
  • Blog Post: Notch Wins Bidding For $70 Million House Over Jay-Z And Beyonce

    Jay-Z and Beyonce had their hearts set on this Bevery Hills mansion – but Minecraft creator Notch ended up the winner. This $70 million property has been the subject of a lot of interest, and until recently Jay-Z and Beyonce were told that they were the winning bidders. However, some last minute... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Update Adds Horses, Fireworks, More To Xbox Versions

    The Xbox versions of Minecraft are getting a significant upgrade today, thanks to a new update. Version 1.6.4 of the game adds a variety of long-awaited features to the game, including horses, stained clay, and fireworks. The video below breaks down the highlights, while also telling a bit of a tragic... More
  • Blog Post: Block Off Some Time For Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode In 2015

    Telltale’s 2014 is concluding with an announcement about the studio’s next big collaboration. This time out, things are likely to be less bloody and a bit craftier. Mojang and Telltale are teaming up for Minecraft: Story Mode, an episodic game coming in 2015. It won’t be an add-on for... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Re-Enters The Time War With Doctor Who Skins Volume II

    Microsoft and the BBC are releasing another huge pack of Doctor Who skins this week. You’ll be able to dress up as popular companions, scary monsters, and even more versions of the Time Lord himself. The Doctor Who Skins Volume II pack includes beloved characters like K9 and Martha Jones, terrifying... More
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