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  • 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
  • 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
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