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'LEGO Worlds' Expands Beyond 'Minecraft' Horizons

Lego Worlds offers players more than a sand-box environment, it’s bristling with familiar Lego minifigures, buildings and vehicles.<p>Like many who jumped in to explore Lego Worlds when it was announced last week, I wasn’t initially very impressed. However, retuning to the game with my son I …

The brightest planets of June: When and where to look

With the northern summer just a few weeks away, the month of June is bringing a delight of planets in the night sky for stargazers to enjoy, but only …

Astronomy

Minecraft PlayStation 3 Edition gets Patch 1.06, Addresses Bug Issues, Full Patch Notes; Greek Craft Mod Released - IBTimes India

A new patch has been released for Minecraft PlayStation 3 edition.<p>Mojang, the developers of Minecraft have released a new patch 1.06 for PlayStation …

Generation Blockhead: How Minecraft Mods The Grown-Ups Of Tomorrow

At the time of this writing, <i>Minecraft</i> had sold over 16.2 Million copies of the desktop PC/Mac edition. The “Pocket Edition” (for tablets and smartphones): 21 Million copies. Add in XBOX and PS3 sales and it makes it to number three on Wikipedia’s best-selling video games of all time list (no. 1 is …

Tinker Crafting for Minecraft

When our team was thinking about how to improve the experience for Tinkercad users, one of the relevant things we considered is what users are doing with the product. Once we relaunched Tinkercad and started gathering a better understanding of the user base, it was very clear that our users were …

Incredible: Watch the world from ‘Game of Thrones’ come to life in Minecraft

What do you get when you cross the fantasy world from HBO’s hit series <i>Game of Thrones</i> with the blocky digital phenomenon that is Mincraft? You get …

Game of Thrones

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 …

Why Microsoft was forced to buy Minecraft

Microsoft had little choice but to buy Minecraft, if it ever wanted to see the popular game in the Windows Store<p><b>News analysis: Microsoft had no</b> …

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 …

Here is why 'Minecraft' — the game Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for — is so incredible

"Minecraft" is this generation's Super Mario. It's an international phenomenon. Unless you've been living on the moon, you probably already know these things.<p>It's on computers, phones, tablets, and game consoles. It's at your local mall, occupying kiosks with plushies and T-shirts. There's a …