William Hicks

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Minecraft has inspired 85 million on Code.org

“It’s about time!” Maine elementary school teacher and Code.org facilitator Mike Harvey laughs, recalling his reaction when Code.org partnered with …

Minecraft's Update Aquatic comes to beta testers on Windows 10 and Xbox One

Minecraft is getting ready to introduce a whole slew of new aquatic features to the mix, and players can now get a look at them a little early. The …

Someone Made 400 School Bomb Threats Because They Were Mad About Minecraft

Hundreds of schools across the U.K. closed today after receiving bomb threats via email. The threats were later discovered to be a hoax tied to a</i> …

Minecraft: New 3DS Edition updated, local multiplayer added

Minecraft: New 3DS Edition has received a new update on New 3DS. Primarily, we’re hearing that local multiplayer has been added. We’re not currently …

Gaming

Watch this AI figure out how to place blocks in Minecraft

Artificial intelligence doesn’t compare favorably to humans when it comes to problem solving. Ask any eight year old child to place a few blocks on a grid in Minecraft and they’ll almost certainly be bored by the task. A computer, on the other hand, doesn’t grasp such difficult concepts so …

Noxcrew is a full game studio making content for Minecraft Marketplace

Minecraft’s Marketplace is growing fast enough that it has enabled several creators to focus on the platform as their full-time work. The Noxcrew team, which makes popular Marketplace content like Summer Mini-Games Festival, has taken that even further by employing the equivalent of an entire …

I Still Can't Believe Microsoft Spent $2.5 Billion to Acquire Minecraft

In 2014, $2.5 billion might have looked like a lofty price tag, but each passing year is proving that "Minecraft" is more than just a game.<p><b>Microsoft</b> …

Augmented Reality

A maze-solving Minecraft robot, in R

Last week at the New York R Conference, I gave a presentation on using R in Minecraft. (I've embedded the slides below.) The demo gods were not kind …

Minecraft Minecon Earth 2018 Streams On September 29th

Minecraft gamers will be pleased to know that Microsoft and Mojang have today confirmed the date of this years Minecraft Minecon Earth 2018 …

Gaming Conventions

Minecraft for Nintendo Switch getting Xbox achievements

Mojang does what Nintendon’t<p>Nintendo Switch doesn’t have a built-in achievements system, a la Xbox Achievements or PlayStation Trophies, but the Switch version of <i>Minecraft</i> will soon bring Microsoft’s brand of achievements to the platform.<p>A set of Xbox Live achievements for <i>Minecraft</i> for Nintendo …

Build a house in Minecraft using Python

<i>In this tutorial from The MagPi issue 68, Steve Martin takes us through the process of house-building in Minecraft Pi. Get your copy of The MagPi in</i> …

Microcontroller

Minecraft Switch interfaces with Microsoft's achievement system

We've known for a while that Switch owners would have to sign up for an Xbox Live Account to connect to the "Better Together" <i>Minecraft</i> system that …

Minecraft malware: Malicious code found in Minecraft skins has infected 50,000 accounts (and counting) with malware that wipes computer hard drives

The malware is believed to have originated in Minecraft skins, available from the official website<p><i>Minecraft</i>, the immensely popular world-building …

Minecraft

Minecraft & CS:GO Ransomware Strive For Media Attention

When ransomware developers achieve huge media buzz like we saw with the PUBG Ransomware, it is not surprising to see other developers creating …

Point Pleasant Beach Boardwalk Recreated In 'Minecraft'

A man who lived in New Jersey is remembering his roots by recreating the Point Pleasant Beach boardwalk using the video game "Minecraft."<p>A man who …

Rogue Minecraft Skins Infect 50,000 Players With Malware [UPDATE]

Skins uploaded to the official <i>Minecraft</i> site have affected over 50,000 <i>Minecraft</i> accounts with malware, according to a report by security firm …

Nearly 50,000 ‘Minecraft’ Accounts Infected With Malware Thanks to Modified ‘Skins’

Thousands of “Minecraft” accounts were recently infected with malware that can potentially reformat hard drives and delete backup data and system …

Minecraft aiming to use ocean update to restore real coral reefs

‘Minecraft’ Developer Issues Fix for Skins Virus

“Minecraft” players who like to download customized skins for their character avatars don’t need to worry about malware anymore, developer Mojang …

Noctis and pals are heading to Minecraft with a Final Fantasy XV skin pack

Thanks to Square Enix, Noctis now takes up so many different forms that it's getting hard to keep track. From his normal boy-band-hair-inspired self …

Of Course There's a Final Fantasy XV Skin Pack for Minecraft

A Final Fantasy XV skin pack for Minecraft? But of course. The pack's available on the PlayStation Store now, coming in at £2.49 in the UK and $4.55 …

Final Fantasy

The best Minecraft servers

Servers are your gateway to expanding your horizons in Minecraft, and here we've rounded up the best Minecraft servers around. Like fantasy? Want to …

March 2018’s top 10 Minecraft creations: prisons and space

The Minecraft community is still gobbling up content from the Marketplace in the Windows 10, Xbox, and mobile versions of the game. Players downloaded 321,317 pieces of content in March, which is down from 372,509 in February. But March still had 80,000 more downloads than January.<p>Welcome back to …

Minecraft Ending Support for Some Consoles This Summer

The next big update for <i>Minecraft</i> is in the works, though some players were worried that older versions of the game wouldn’t be getting it. The good …

Minecraft's Better Together Update Is Here

Minecraft's Better Together Update is finally live.<p>As detailed on Mojang's blog post, you can get the updated version free if you already own …

The big 'Minecraft' cross-platform update is live, but not on Switch

The Better Together update brings the biggest set of changes to hit <i>Minecraft</i> in years, expanding the Community Marketplace, streamlining access to third-party servers and uniting the game across platforms -- and it's all live today. Well, most of it is.<p>Better Together is rolling out across Xbox …

Minecraft's 'Better Together' updates launches today, gets delayed for Switch

The big day for <i>Minecraft</i> unification is at hand. Mojang and Microsoft have finally launched the "Better Together" update for nearly every version of …

Play the New Minecraft on Xbox, Mobile, VR and Windows 10 Today!

It’s safe to say that <i>Minecraft</i> is one of the biggest things in gaming right now. Despite its simplistic, blocky graphics, millions of users can’t …

Minecraft's Better Together update targeted for this winter on Switch

The big Together Update has started to roll out across various platforms today. However, the wait for its release on Switch will be a bit longer. …

Years Later, The Laputa: Castle In The Sky's Minecraft Recreation Is Done

For the past several years, Mocchi Hajikura has been working on recreating the classic Studio Ghibli film <i>Laputa: Castle In The Sky</i> in Minecraft. His …