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  • Blog Post: Take Your First Look At Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode

    Telltale Games unveiled the first trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode today at Minecon, the yearly Minecraft convention in Stockholm, Sweden. Holding true to the formula Telltale has used recently for all of its adventure game series, Minecraft: Story Mode is a five-part episodic game, in which player... More
  • Blog Post: Today's Minecraft Update Adds New Blocks, Options On Consoles

    Folks who are still plugging away at the console version of Minecraft will have a host of new options and blocks to work with following today's update. Highlights include the ability to use old-school crafting, stained glass, and change in-game options without exiting the game. The update, which... More
  • Blog Post: Mojang’s Scrolls Has Run Out Of Parchment, Game To End As Early As One Year From Now

    Mojang has announced that as soon as just over a year from now, its collectible strategy game Scrolls ( our review ) will be shut down. The developer, which is now owned by Microsoft , shared the news outlining the plan for the game’s final 12 months. Scrolls spent years in testing (during which... 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: 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 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: 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: 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: Mojang’s Scrolls Arrives On PC, Mac, Android December 11

    After an extended alpha and beta period, Mojang is ready to release its collectible card game-meets-board game. Scrolls will arrive next week. The game will launch on Thursday, December 11, on PC, Mac, and Android. The price has been reduced on all platforms to $5, and anyone that participated in the... 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: Mojang Now Officially Part Of Microsoft

    Microsofts bid to acquire Mojang is now complete. The Minecraft studio is now officially part of the Xbox portfolio. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced the news via Twitter this morning. “It’s official, today we welcome Mojang to the Microsoft Studios family,” he writes. “We're... More
  • Blog Post: Mojang Unrolls Collectible Strategy Game Scrolls From Beta In Late November

    Mojang has announced that its collectible strategy game Scrolls will be exiting beta in November. The title will be officially released on PC, Mac, and iOS and Android tablets. The title has been in open beta since June 2013 , and will feature a cross-platform account system similar to Hearthstone. That... 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: 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: 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: 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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