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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: 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: 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 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: Update Brings New Contraptions And Enemies To Minecraft: Windows 10 And Pocket Editions

    An incoming update for the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta and Minecraft: Pocket Edition will bring the games’ experiences closer to the original Minecraft by adding more advanced contraptions and new enemies to Survival Mode. The Overworld Update comes after last November’s 0.13 update... 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: Minecraft: Story Mode Hits Wii U This Week

    Telltale Games' highly lauded The Walking Dead series appeared on most systems, but never made its way to Wii U. In fact, none of Telltale's games have been on Nintendo's console. That changes on January 21, when the first episode of Minecraft: Story Mode hits the Nintendo eShop. Retailing... 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: Minecraft Pocket Edition Sure Has Come A Long Way

    When Minecraft Pocket Edition was first launched in 2011, it was a mere shadow of its PC sibling. There was no survival mode, no enemies, no day/night cycle, and relatively small worlds to make your own. It’s come a long way though, adding a number of features and becoming a basis for the Windows... 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: Mojang Moves Cobalt To February 2016

    Minecraft’s Cobalt, which was demoed for Xbox One at Gamescom, has slipped into next year. You won’t need to wait long into 2016, though. Mojang expects it to be available in February. The competitive action game developed by Oxeye was originally scheduled for release this Friday, October... 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: 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: Cobalt Is An Action-Platformer Team-Up Between Mojang and Oxeye

    Mojang isn't just the studio behind Minecraft. The team is joining forces with Oxeye to deliver a new, cooperative action game called Cobalt. We'll have a chance to see more of Cobalt later this week, but the game is far enough into development that Microsoft and Mojang are confident enough to... More
  • 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
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