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Minecraft may hit PS4 and PS Vita Q2/Q3 this year

Mojang aims to launch <i>Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition</i> and <i>Minecraft: PS Vita Edition</i> in either Q2 or Q3 of this year, Mojang's Owen Hill told Polygon.<p>"Yes — we are planning to release on PS4 and Vita at around Q2-Q3 this year," Hill wrote. "We're not able to share more specific dates yet though, …

Minecraft Realms subscription service now available

Mojang has launched its Minecraft Realms subscription service in North America, offering hosting and setup for multiplayer <i>Minecraft</i> worlds starting at $13 per month.<p>Mojang notes that the service holds particular value for parents, as Minecraft Realms makes it easy to set up a child's individual …

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition saves will transfer to Xbox One version

Save data for the Xbox 360 edition of Mojang's <i>Minecraft</i> will transfer to the forthcoming Xbox One version of the game, Microsoft's head of Xbox Phil Spencer confirmed today.<p>"After months of teaming up with Mojang, we can confirm that <i>Minecraft [Xbox 360] Edition</i> will save transfer to Xbox One …

The Game That Conquered the World

What is the appeal of Minecraft? It’s the limitless creation of one’s own reality.<p>For lack of anything better to do, I tear up a vegetable patch. Thrash, thrash, goes my club of a right arm: green matter flies, satisfyingly. With a <i>pop!</i> a large carrot appears in my hand––so now I’m armed. I mount …

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

'Minecraft' for iOS Gets Major Update With Infinite Worlds, New Blocks, and Tons of Other Content

<i>Minecraft - Pocket Edition</i>, a game that has managed to stay on the App Store's top charts for several years running, has received a major update that Mojang calls "the biggest update to Minecraft - Pocket Edition so far."<p>Today's update introduces infinite worlds and caves for the first time, plus …

Minecraft May Get Optional New Player Models

That's a 25% reduction in arm pixels!<p>A new player model with slimmer arms is currently being tested out as a possible future Minecraft …

How Minecraft has bewitched 40 million of us

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 20 list was dominated by "young adult" fiction, books such as <i>Divergent</i> by Veronica Roth and John Green's <i>The</i> …

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 …

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 …

Opinion: Why Microsoft is paying big money for Minecraft

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Microsoft Corp.’s $2.5 billion deal to buy the Swedish developer of the popular Minecraft video game has received 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 …

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 …

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MineCon 2015: How to get tickets to London Minecraft convention

After a year hiatus MineCon – the world's only official Minecraft convention – is returning this summer, on the weekend of 4-5 July, and it's coming …