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  • Blog Post: Minecraft PS3 Edition Gets Retail Release Date

    The digital download version of Minecraft came out for the PlayStation 3 at the end of last year, and in a little bit the disc-based edition will be hitting brick-and-mortar stores. The game will be on store shelves on May 16, and will include all the features in the Xbox 360 edition , including Update... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Pocket Edition Sales Top 21 Million

    Just last week, we shared that Minecraft on Xbox 360 (seen above) has sold over 12 million copies . Now, Mojang is touting the performance of the portable version of its sandbox superstar. Mojang’s Jens Bergensten shared that the mobile version of the title has sold over 21 million copies. The... More
  • Blog Post: The Simpsons Couch Gag Goes Minecraft, Complete With Moe Creeper

    As Simpsons fans (and even many who aren’t) know, each episode features a different “couch gag.” At the end of the title sequence, the Simpson family runs into the house to sit on the couch, but each time it’s a little bit different. Last night’s episode introduction was... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft On Xbox 360: Over 12 Million Served

    Microsoft and Mojang have announced the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has sold over 12 million units. Unfortunately, there’s no news yet on when we can expect the title on Xbox One. The Xbox 360 version was released in May 2012, and since then has received a number of updates, skin packs, and even... More
  • Blog Post: Sony's Biggest Stars Get Blocky Today In Minecraft On PS3

    A new update hit the console version of Minecraft last week , but that isn’t the only new addition if you play on the PlayStation 3. Mojang announced on the PlayStation Blog that Minecraft PlayStation 3 edition is receiving new skin and texture packs today. Skin Pack 1 includes a lineup of some... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Title Update Hits Consoles

    A new title update has hit the console version of Minecraft. If you haven't played in a while, perhaps these additions and improvements will be enough to lure you back into the blocky world. TU 14 adds new materials such as emerald and nether quartz, while enhancing the overall experience. Have you... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Razer CEO Offers To Help Mojang With Virtual Reality Minecraft

    Update: We spoke with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan about his offer to assist Mojang founder Markus "notch" Persson with a Minecraft VR. While Razer isn't willing to discuss upcoming projects, we did speak briefly about VR and how Razer's work intersects the growing trend. Tan says that Razer... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Notch Cancels Oculus Rift Version Of Minecraft

    Update: Following his note on Twitter about canceling Minecraft for Oculus, Mojang founder Markus "notch" Persson elaborated his position on his personal blog. He recounts his recent trip to Oculus headquarters, which was a backer reward for funding the Oculus Rift Kickstarter at the $10,000... More
  • Blog Post: The Speed Of Light Explained Through Minecraft

    People like Neil deGrasse Tyson are working hard to make learning about science appealing with shows like Cosmos . Others are using video games as a vehicle for education. This video explanation of the speed of light done in Minecraft is an example of one such endeavor. This astrophysics lesson was created... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft PC Tops 100 Million Users

    After touching off a wave of sandbox building games and the early access movement, Minecraft now boasts 100 million registered users. The wildly popular game has made its way to other platforms, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and mobile. In the same tweet from Mojang head Markus “notch”... More
  • Blog Post: Mini-Games Are Coming To Minecraft

    Minecraft already boasts an impressive number of features and activities for players . In the coming months, developer Mojang is adding another feature to that list: mini-games. With the click of a button, players can switch their Minecraft Realm to a mini-game without having to reset their world. Moving... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Has Sold 14 Million Copies On PC

    Mojang has built Minecraft into a phenomenon of historical proportions, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. Mojang founder and Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson recently tweeted the news that the original PC version of Minecraft has eclipsed a new milestone: "The computer... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Hits One Million Sold On PlayStation 3

    Minecraft continues its impressive march towards global domination by achieving the one-million copies sold statistic on PlayStation 3. The PlayStation 3 version of the game has been available for a little over a month. The game released on PlayStation 3 on December 17 . The impressive sales numbers... More
  • Blog Post: Notch Loves Nintendo, But Don’t Expect Minecraft On Wii U Soon

    In so many ways, the Wii U gamepad would be an ideal tool for playing Minecraft. Inventory and recipes easily displayed on the gamepad screen, and touch-powered building would present new opportunities. It’s a shame that it won’t happen anytime soon. Yesterday, Mojang’s Markus “Notch”... More
  • Blog Post: Marvel Heroes And Villains Come To Minecraft

    The Avengers are coming to Mojang’s blocky sandbox. The Xbox 360 version of the 10 million selling hit is getting a new skin pack with 35 different iconic costumes. No release date has yet been confirmed, but fans can expect to be able to dress up as Captain America, Iron Man, Agent Phil Coulson... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Comes To PlayStation 3 December 17

    Minecraft has put up huge numbers on PC and Xbox 360 (blasting past 10 million copies sold on Microsoft’s platform recently). Now, another group is going to get its hands on Mojang’s blocky masterpiece. Starting tomorrow, PlayStation 3 players can download Minecraft. This new version features... More
  • Blog Post: Terraria Heading To PlayStation Vita This Month

    Terraria, the popular 2D Minecraft-esque building and digging sim, is coming to PlayStation Vita next week. The game has been available since April on consoles, and even longer on PC, and the Vita version of the game will be available on December 17. The game will be Cross Play compatible allowing PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Stream Your Minecraft Session to Twitch With Just One Button Press

    Earlier this month, Mojang and Twitch announced that they were teaming up to integrate streaming into Minecraft. Now, players can make use of this feature. The only step that players need to take first is linking their Mojang account to a Twitch account. Then, hitting F6 while playing Minecraft will... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Minecraft Documentary For Free

    Noted video game documentarians 2 Player Productions has uploaded its lauded documentary Minecraft: The Story of Mojang to YouTube for all to see. The film runs approximately an hour and 45 minutes and should be full of interesting insights. Of course, 2 Player Productions would like those who enjoy... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft's Notch Makes An Appearance On The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson

    Markus "Notch" Persson, the man behind Minecraft, recently made an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to chat about his video game phenomenon. There was no particular occasion to mark(us) Persson's appearance. Ferguson doesn't appear to be a fan of video games like... More
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