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Minecraft Xbox 360 – Secret Skin Pack to be Released Soon, Rumors of the TU14 Update

Minecraft Xbox 360 will get secret Skin Pack and Rumors of the TU14 update.<p>The secret Skin Pack for Minecraft Xbox 360 players will be released soon, …

What you need to know about 'Minecraft'

Chances are that if you don't play <i>Minecraft</i> yourself, you've probably at least heard of it or know someone who does. The charming indie game has invaded nearly every facet of pop culture, casting its blocky spell on everything from Legos to feature films and has even been used for tourism. With …

How Minecraft has bewitched 40 million of us

The worldwide domination of Markus Persson's building-blocks game is a triumph for the power of human imagination<p>A funny thing happened on the way to this column. Browsing idly through the <i>Publishers Weekly</i> site, I came on the list of the Nielsen bestselling books of 2014 (so far) in the US. The Top …

Microsoft buys Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5B

Following a week of rumors, Microsoft has announced that it's acquired Mojang, the Swedish-based developer behind megahit Minecraft for a princely $2.5 billion. The game's creators are leaving the studio and Microsoft has confirmed that it will continue to publish the game on non-Microsoft …

Microsoft spent $2.5 billion on Minecraft to buy the next generation of players

Microsoft didn't buy Mojang, although that's what both companies are going to say. Microsoft bought <i>Minecraft</i>.<p>The deal was announced this morning, and the purchase amount was confirmed to be $2.5 billion. That's a whole lot of money, but the Minecraft IP is also one of the most popular and …

Notch doesn't make Minecraft anymore

Commentary: You need to understand a child's innocent passion for Minecraft to know why today's news had such a deep impact across the globe.<p>This morning Australia woke up to the news that Microsoft has purchased Mojang for a "smooth $2.5 BILLION", as Mojang called it in its press release. We …

Minecraft

The 11 most ambitious virtual computers ever built inside Minecraft

A virtual computer typically has the same functionality as the physical machine it's replicating, but rather than being built out of wires and silicon, its simulated inside another program and is powered by virtual signals instead of electricity.<p>Minecraft is not the only video game where people …

Minecraft Pocket Edition Running On Android Wear

For those who just cannot get enough of Minecraft, and would like to play their favorite game on that shiny new gadget sitting on their wrist, a …

Wear OS

Minecraft's composer discusses Mojang's unreleased game, Notch's departure

On Monday, Microsoft announced it would acquire the Swedish studio Mojang and their game, <i>Minecraft</i>, for a cool $2.5 billion.<p><i>Minecraft's</i> creator, Markus "Notch" Persson, has over these last six years grown from complete obscurity to become a major figure in the gaming industry. After the …

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

Pocket Edition comes to Windows phones

Hello!<p>Windows phones just got significantly cooler. Now you can play Minecraft: Pocket Edition on the darn things! Hooray for Minecraft! Hooray for …

How to Use MCEdit to Speed Up Building in Minecraft

MCEdit is a powerful third party program for editing Minecraft maps. MCEdit has many tools and filters for editing and building, and can speed up the …

Minecraft surpasses 22 million PC sales | On MSFT

Minecraft might be the best-selling Windows PC game of all time. Based off the Minecraft stats page, as I write this, 22,062,275 people bought the …

A cartload of Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 screenshots

Vacation travel kept me from being able to get to the latest episode in Telltale's <i>Minecraft: Story Mode</i> right away. I just finished it, and as …

Minecraft movie in the works at Warner Bros.

Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of the beloved indie sandbox sensation, reveals on Twitter that Warner Bros. and his studio Mojang are bringing Minecraft to the big screen.<p>Following the massive success of "The Lego Movie," it sounds like block-based blockbusters -- a pun no one could possibly …

Minecraft

Here's why people are obsessed with 'Minecraft'

Minecraft wasn't always the enormous franchise that it has become. It has slowly been building popularity since its creator, Markus Persson, released the game in 2009. So, what is it about this independently created game that made it endure over time?<p><i>Produced by Corey Protin</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Minecraft Has Become the Ninth Best-Selling Game on the Japanese eShop

A meteoric rise

Retrogaming

I spent Christmas Eve playing 'Minecraft' with kids — and I learned something important

This time, they weren't really explictly teaching me anything about "Minecraft," but I learned something anyway: "Minecraft" is a lot more than a video game. It's a cultural touchstone; a thing that so many kids have in common that it just becomes a part of their lives.<p>This Christmas, we were …

You can build real-life 'Minecraft' creations that work with the game

<i>Minecraft</i> is all about the act of creation, but littleBits wants to help players forge into a new frontier: the real world.<p>The DIY electronics …

What’s the best laptop for running Minecraft?

<i>I read your article about the best laptop for Minecraft – which is what I’m after – but unfortunately it is two years old, so I assume very out of date in the tech world. We have Minecraft on Xbox but I am told that “mods” (which my son is desperate for) are much simpler/more straightforward to</i> …

Computer Hardware

From Minecraft to Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, how real life imitates the games we play

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?<p>Art imitates life, Aristotle would’ve said, if he’d spoken English. The Greek philosopher defined the …

Minecraft PC and Mac Sales Hit New High Over the Weekend

Strikes gold.<p>Minecraft sales have passed 22 million copies over the long holiday weekend. The figure, while impressive, is made even more so by the …

Minecraft

Samsung outs two super-light 'Notebook 9 series' laptops

Samsung might blow the most minds with its TVs here at CES, but don't worry — it brought a pair of new laptops to show off here, too. The tech titan showed off its new 13.3-inch and 15-inch Notebook 9 series laptops today and we got the chance to play with them a bit before the official unveiling …

Casio releases a smart outdoor watch with Android Wear

Casio on Tuesday announced the launch of the WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch powered by Android Wear.<p>Targeted toward the most adventurous of wearers, the …