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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Movie Loses Its Director

    The future of Warner Bros.' film based on the popular blocky open-world sandbox is now in peril, as Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy has abandoned the project. Levy discussed his decision to leave the project with The Wall Street Journal , saying that he had pitched Mojang on a Goonies -style... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Becomes A Hive Of Scum And Villainy With 55 Star Wars Skins

    These might be the Minecraft skins you’re looking for. Microsoft has announced a new bundle of classic Star Wars skins available today for Xbox One and Xbox 360. This is just the kickoff of a new partnership between Lucasfilm and Microsoft. The bundle includes 55 skins from Episodes IV through... More
  • Blog Post: Marvel Heroes And Gaming Icons Collide In An Epic Battle

    We've all had the dream of our favorite heroes from different walks of life meeting for the first time. Of course, the first thing that always seems to happen when your favorite fictional heroes meet, is they start slapping each other around. Watch the sparks fly when gaming's biggest guns meet... More
  • Blog Post: New Releases This Week: November 9 - November 15

    Brace for impact. This week brings a flood of new releases, including big changes for World of Warcraft. With Blizzcon wound down, Warlords of Draenor arrives on the scene. This week also includes a double dose of Assassin's Creed titles, two Sonic Boom games, and the third entry in Tt Games'... More
  • Blog Post: How Do Minecraft Diamonds Compare To Real Diamonds?

    In Minecraft, diamonds are one of the hardest materials to find, requiring players to dig down to the deepest parts of the world to collect them. But how realistic is this mining process compared to how it is done in the real world? Mining Examiner , a news site run by 911 Metallurgist, teamed up with... More
  • Blog Post: Gamer Spends Two Years Building Minecraft City Inspired By New York

    Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Titan City. One enterprising 19-year-old gamer from Delaware spent over two years making what is possibly the largest city constructed in Minecraft. Eat your heart out New York. YouTube user Colonial Puppet , used over 4.5 million blocks to create a living... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Warner Bros. Chooses Night At The Museum Director For Minecraft Movie

    In February, Warner Bros. picked up the rights to make a movie based on Mojang’s hit indie sandbox title, Minecraft. Today, the studio has announced that Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy has been chosen to lead the project. Levy would be working with producers Roy Lee and Jill Messick to... More
  • Blog Post: New Releases This Week: October 12 Through 18

    Whether you are looking for psychological scares, zero-G thrills, or just want to learn how to duck hunt, you might find something to like in this week's new releases. You'll also (finally) be able to take Minecraft with you on Vita and, if selected, try out Fable Legends in the closed beta.... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Already Running On Windows Phones, "But There's Still Much To Do"

    When it was announced that Microsoft had purchased Minecraft developer Mojang, everyone's first assumption was that the game would finally come to Windows Phone, and the game's port is well on its way. Minecraft's lead developer Jens Bergensten recently assured everyone that Minecraft: Pocket... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Comes To PlayStation Vita On October 14

    Minecraft is finally coming to Sony’s handheld, and if you own the PlayStation 3 version, there is some good news. Cross-buy is enabled between PS3 and Vita. Unfortunately, if you only have the PlayStation 4 edition, you’ll need to purchase the Vita version (or the PS3 edition). You’ll... More
  • Blog Post: Hideo Kojima's Silent Hill Recreated In Mincraft

    If you thought that Hideo Kojima's playable demo for the new Silent Hill was too scary to play, then maybe you just need a bloxy recreation to make the experience more palatable. Who are we kidding, P.T is scary even in MInecraft form. This year, during Gamescom, Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro... More
  • Blog Post: New Releases This Week: October 5 Through October 11

    If you recall, this was supposed to be the most titanic week in 2014 gaming . Three AAA action games, two basketball games, and more were supposed to be flooding our consoles and PCs. And then… things changed. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was bumped up a week, Dragon Age: Inquisition was delayed... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft For Xbox One Getting Retail Release

    You might already have Minecraft on your PC, Xbox 360, Vita, mobile phone, GPS device, or microwave, but if you want to add a Minecraft box to your shelf of Xbox One titles then you'll only have to wait a little longer for the release. Minecraft Xbox One Edition officially released for download on... More
  • Blog Post: It’s Almost Timey Wimey For Doctor Who To Visit Minecraft

    A new batch of skins is coming to Minecraft on Xbox 360 this Friday courtesy of the BBC. Doctor Who, along with some of his companions and greatest enemies, will be coming to Mojang’s blocky wonder. As we previously detailed , the pack includes six versions of the Doctor, including Peter Capaldi’s... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Vita Going Through Final Approvals, Should Release Soon

    Minecraft's console developer, 4J Studios, has handed off the Vita version to Sony for final testing, meaning it should be releasing soon. We've handed Minecraft: PlayStation®Vita Edition over to Sony for final test! #MinecraftPSVita pic.twitter.com/VTVVC7Ii4a — 4J Studios (@4JStudios... More
  • Blog Post: Don’t Worry Minecraft Fans On PS4, Retail Discs Are Coming Soon

    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the $2.5 billion acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang . While the Xbox team put to rest concerns about the game disappearing from some platforms, some players wondered about the fate of a PS4 retail release. Sony has put those fears to rest, with a release... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Squares Off Against The Minecraft Guy

    Nintendo's mascot just can't stop getting into fights, but here's one you won't see in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Mario throws some fireballs at that guy from Minecraft. What's his name? Steve? Why does Mario have beef with Minecraft’s Steve? How would the epic block creator... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O'Brien Envisions Minecraft Buyout Celebration

    In a recent Conan O'Brien opening monologue, the comedian showed a video of what the "Minecraft creator" is doing to celebrate the $2.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft. Hey, it's not the funniest thing you'll ever see, but at least late night hosts acknowledge that video games... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Would You Buy For $2.5 Billion?

    Today, Microsoft announced that it will be closing a $2.5 billion deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang . It isn’t the first major gaming acquisition this year, with Oculus going to Facebook for $2 billion and Twitch to Amazon for almost $1 billion . If you were at the helm of the Xbox, PlayStation... More
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