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  • Blog Post: New Update Brings Minecraft Windows 10 And Pocket Editions Closer To Parity With Minecraft Proper

    The Windows 10 Minecraft beta has been a curious thing to watch develop. Rather than continue with the mod-friendly PC version fans know, Mojang has paired the Windows 10 edition with the 30 million unit-selling Pocket version. Concerned fans have called out the lack of parity between those versions... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 3 Gets A Nearby Release Date And A Trailer

    Telltale's Minecraft series is moving at a much brisker pace than its past series with episode 3 landing next week. You will be able to play Minecraft: Episode 3 – The Last Place You Look on Tuesday, November 24, but until then, you can check out the episode's trailer below. Apparently... More
  • Blog Post: Star Wars: The Clone Wars And More Come To Minecraft

    Minecraft on Xbox 360 and Xbox One is getting another blast from the galactic past. A new bundle of Star Wars skins arrives today. While these are billed as “prequel characters,” the characters included also represent the animated The Clone Wars series. On the light side, you’ll find... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Halloween Mash-Up Coming To All Console Versions Friday

    In addition to this week’s Halo mash-up update coming to Minecraft on Xbox One and Xbox 360, Mojang and 4J have something spooky in mind. A Halloween mash-up is coming to all console versions this week. The bundle includes 43 skins, music, and a texture pack that you can use for all of your worlds... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Mashup Gets Free Halo 5 Update This Friday

    With Halo 5: Guardians right around the corner, Microsoft hasn’t forgotten about one bit of fan service. Back in May 2014 (before it was owned by Microsoft), Mojang and 4J released a mashup pack bringing together Minecraft and Halo. Later this week, that inexpensive DLC is getting a free update... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft: Story Mode To Be Streamed As "World's Largest Let's Play"

    The launch of Minecraft: Story Mode is closing in. Telltale and YouTube Gaming are planning a huge event to capitalize on the buzz, promising the “world’s largest let’s play” of the series’ first episode. The Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, California is set to be packed... More
  • Blog Post: Earn Your Wings In Minecraft's Latest Update

    Ever wonder how easy that trek across a full-scale Middle Earth in Minecraft would be with some better transport besides horses? Wonder no more; developer Mojang’s latest update includes the ability to find a magical set of wings. Keep your hopes at ground level, though, as the wings necessary... More
  • 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
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