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Teen Who Can't Hold Controller Plays Minecraft With His Eyebrows, And It's Awesome

Of the millions who play the video game Minecraft, perhaps few have overcome more to participate than Alexander Kostov.<p>The 19-year-old has spinal muscular atrophy, so he can't hold a controller or use a keyboard, according to the description of the YouTube video above.<p>But that's no longer a …

Minecraft Is Shaping A Generation, And That Is A Good Thing

Minecraft. Perhaps you’ve heard of it. Writer Laura McKenna argues that it’s so popular with autistic children that in a classroom, the game could essentially serve as the great equalizer between autistic and non-autistic students. I agree that many autistic folks I know love their Minecraft, but …

Mapping agency builds all of Great Britain in Minecraft

Minecraft players have created some pretty darn amazing stuff in the game. This latest one might not be as visually spectacular, but the amount of technical awesomeness blows the mind.<p>Ordnance Survey, Great Britain's governmental-mapping agency, has used its data to re-create the entire (almost) …

Minecraft Realms now available in North America

Minecraft Realms, Mojang's private-server service for <i>Minecraft</i>, is now available in North America, the studio announced today.<p>The service gives <i>Minecraft</i> players the opportunity to pay a subscription fee for Mojang to host a private server for a small group of people, like family and friends — as …

Minecraft gets a complete re-creation of Denmark — yes, the entire country

They say it’s the happiest country on Earth, and now you can punch its trees.<p>Denmark’s Ministry of Environment has re-created the whole country in Minecraft, as first reported by Danish news site DR.dk. That’s right: The nation’s government has built a 1-to-1 replica using publicly available …

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition update 11 fixes minor issues, adds messages

<i>Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition</i> developer 4J Studios began rolling out title update 11 for the sandbox game today, fixing a few minor problems and making the game a bit more talkative.<p>Your <i>Minecraft</i> world will be fuller after installing this patch, which increases the overall limit of paintings and item …

14 Incredible Pokemon-Inspired Minecraft Builds

You gotta build 'em all!<p>Happy Minecraft Monday! Today we bring you 14 impressive ways Pokemon fans have expressed their love for the monster …

Minecraft user builds an entire city on the back of a giant turtle

Many large, impressive things have been created in <i>Minecraft</i>, from scale models of the USS Enterprise to entire U.S. cities. Yet nothing is quite like this, Atropos — a Steampunk-themed city placed on the back of an enormous turtle.<p>Atropos is the work of user CARLOOO and required five months to …

Minecraft books for children to be published in UK this September

Four children's books about <i>Minecraft</i>, Mojang's incredibly successful sandbox title, will be released in the U.K. this September, publisher Egmont recently announced.<p>The four books are part of a publishing deal between Mojang and Egmont, which covers all territories outside of North America. The …

Minecraft gets Oculus Rift support with Minecrift Mod

A recently released mod for <i>Minecraft</i> called the Minecrift Mod brought support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, and a video posted this week by YouTube user Vaecon shows Mojang's blocky world building game displayed in stereoscopic 3D.<p>Check out the video above to see Vaecon walk through …

9 Reasons Your Child Should Be Playing Minecraft

Does your child spend hours at their computer or game console playing Minecraft ($20)? Well, that may not be a bad thing. Targeted toward kids between the ages of 9 and 15, this simple building-blocks game is one the few that successfully educates and entertains players. While we don't encourage …