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  • Blog Post: Minecraft Is Now Available For Samsung Gear VR

    Minecraft is becoming the universal app for game devices everywhere. It’s on PC, consoles, mobile devices, and now it’s made its way to virtual reality. Mojang’s hit sandbox game includes two VR modes. You can either play in a Minecraft cabin while watching the action on a virtual screen... More
  • Blog Post: Visit Westeros in Minecraft To Prepare For Game Of Thrones Season Premiere

    Game of Thrones fans are used to unexpected deaths, the politics of family in-fighting, and a volatile world where everybody is out to spoil the show for them. If you’re looking to get in the mood for the sixth season of the HBO series but want to avoid the spoilers that crop up while browsing... More
  • Blog Post: Lego’s Biggest Minecraft Set Will Set You Back $200 This June

    OK. So Minecraft is essentially digital Lego. And now there are Lego sets based off of Minecraft (and have been for quite some time). The merger of these two properties is nearly complete, though. The latest Lego set based off Mojang’s enormous hit includes even more variation across its 1,600... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft: Story Mode Skins Available Now, Free For First Week

    Minecraft and its Telltale-developed spinoff, Minecraft: Story Mode, are united at last. Microsoft has announced that a pack of skins based on the episodic series are now available on a number of platforms. The skin pack is available for the Windows 10 beta, the Pocket Edition for iOS, Google Play, and... More
  • Blog Post: Strong Museum Of Play Announces 15 Video Game Hall Of Fame Finalists

    The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester has announced the fifteen finalists for this year’s Video Game Hall of Fame class. The roster is a who’s who of classic titles. This year’s inductees will join last year’s inaugural class . 2014’s group consists of: Doom Pac-Man Pong... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft And Cities: Skylines Are Helping Design Real-World Cities

    An upcoming Swedish documentary titled My Urban Playground looks into how Paradox Interactive, Mojang, and other games studios are helping design real cities through urban planning. The documentary explores how civic engineers and video game developers unite to construct and design public areas and entire... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Movie Will Be Aimed At The Jurassic World Audience

    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhnney is prepping to write and direct the Minecraft film for Warner Bros. The film is currently being scripted, but it seems that the studio already expects big things from the massive video game property. “We are currently in the scripting stages... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Combat Gets More Tactical In 1.9 Update

    The long-awaiting 1.9 update for Minecraft is now available, bringing with it a number of changes. The biggest adjustments are to the combat system, which now requires a bit more strategy. Different weapon classes now have their own benefits. Swords now offer a sweep attack. Axes now have a crushing... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft's Overworld Update Brings Chicken Jockeys

    The Overworld update is rolling out now for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition and Minecraft: Pocket Edition, including additional redstone components and more. Also out today are redstone specialist skins for $1.99. For more info on the update's contents, click here . [Source: Xbox Wire ] More
  • Blog Post: Mojang Announces Monthly Minecraft Gear Delivery Service

    Mojang recently announced a service that, much like Loot Crate, will deliver boxes of Minecraft stuff to your door every month. The service is $29.99 a month and is currently accepting applicants into its beta . Every box will apparently include an exclusive t-shirt, but you can also expect toys, collectibles... More
  • Blog Post: Journey To The West Skin Pack Adds Chinese Flair To Minecraft

    Players who want to breathe a little life into their Minecraft characters are in luck. The Windows 10 Edition Beta and Pocket Edition of the game are getting new character skins based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West . The pack features more than a dozen new character skins, and it's available... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Has No Research To Prove Minecraft’s Value In The Classroom

    Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it will be launching an education edition designed for classroom learning. The company acquired MinecraftEdu, a program that has been running since 2011. Given how long Minecraft has been used in the classroom, we were interested in learning more about how educators... More
  • Blog Post: Apple Allowed A Fake Minecraft: Pocket Edition 2 App To Be Sold For More Than Two Weeks

    Earlier today, Apple App Store users noticed that the long-awaited, unannounced, probably not even in development sequel to Minecraft is now available. Yes, we were surprised, too. So was Mojang. Before you rush off to download Minecraft: Pocket Edition 2, there are two things you should know. First... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Gets Biggest Console Update Yet

    The worlds in Minecraft are getting bigger and richer today, thanks to an update to the game's Console Edition. PlayStation and Xbox players can explore new biomes, including redwood forests and mesas, and interact with a variety of new creatures, items, and more. Mojang is calling the download,... More
  • Blog Post: New Releases This Week: December 13 Through December 19

    While it might be more prudent just to call this a week of backlog celebration, there are games arriving this week. December is a drought, but after such a fertile fall, it’s hard to complain about having time to play what’s already in-hand. In addition to the list below, retailers are suggesting... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Digs Into Wii U On December 17, Nintendo-Themed DLC Coming

    Minecraft continues its neverending march toward ubiquity later this month. Nintendo, Mojang, and Microsoft have announced that the sandbox phenom is headed to Wii U this month. List price for the latest version is $29.99, but it includes a number of packs that carry an additional cost on other platforms... More
  • 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
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