Minecraft

Minecraft teaches kids about tech, but there’s a gender imbalance at play

Arguments about “screen time” are likely to crop up in many households with children these holidays. As one of the best-selling digital games of all …

Kids

Build a Minecraft Themed Computer Desk

<i>Minecraft</i> has sparked the creativity of makers around the globe. The game has proven a popular pastime for both kids and adults for years, surpassing 100 million sales in 2016, and showing no signs of fading away anytime soon. Some makers have taken inspiration from the game to create <i>Minecraft</i> …

Furniture

The 12 Days of Minecraft Begin!

Here’s what Noxcrew’s very own Stefan “Noxite” Panic has to say about it:<p>“Ready Sled Go is a fast-paced extreme race on a massive mountain canyon. …

Winter Sports

Take a look at these Minecraft Collectibles and Toys on sale from $8 shipped

Microsoft Store is now offering a selection of Minecraft Collectibles and Toys on sale. Our top pick is the Minecraft 12-inch Pig Plush for just <b>$7.99 shipped</b>. As a comparison it goes for more than $20 from Amazon third-party sellers. Rated 4.6/5 stars by Microsoft shoppers. Head below for even more …

Kids

Trailer and release date for Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two Season Finale 'Above and Beyond'

Telltale Games and Mojang have announced that the fifth and final episode of <b>Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two</b>, ‘Above and Beyond’, will be available …

Westworld

Three US hackers took out key parts of the internet in 2016 because they wanted to make money on Minecraft

• <b>Three US college-age hackers pleaded guilty to creating the Mirai botnet, which took out critical parts of the internet in 2016 through distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.</b>• <b><br>The attacks affected Spotify, Twitter, Reddit, and well-known security journalist Brian Krebs.</b>• <b><br>The three men created</b> …

Cybersecurity

Minecraft Java testing official texture makeover

A minor makeover is coming up the good ol’ original Java version of Minecraft, keeping those same blocky looks but remaking textures. Touching up …

PC Gaming

Minecraft was the reason the Mirai botnet was created

Wired recently published a piece interviewing several people who were involved in analyzing and investigating the Mirai botnet malware, which had …

Game Design

Mirai's creators plead guilty, reveal that they created a DDoS superweapon to get a competitive edge in the Minecraft server industry

Last year, the Mirai botnet harnessed a legion of badly secured internet of things devices and turned them into a denial of service superweapon that …

Cybersecurity

These MINECRAFT Low-Res Pixelated Funko POP!s Are Amazing

We often fawn over the intricate design elements of Funko’s vinyl figurines and really can’t fathom the journey one of these collectibles takes from …

Amazing

Minecraft Education Edition takes the Australian Curriculum into a whole new world.

For good reason Minecraft Education Edition is exploding in popularity and landing in classrooms all over the world. Not just a game, Minecraft …

Minecraft Education

Piper’s Minecraft: Raspberry Pi kit is on sale for $209 shipped (Reg. up to $299)

Piper offers its Minecraft: Pi Kit for <b>$209 shipped</b> when using promo code <b>HOLIDAYGIFT</b> at checkout. You’ll also receive a free protection plan with purchase, a $45 value. For comparison, this kit has a list price of $299 and usually sells for between $240 and $270 at Amazon where it is rated 4.6/5 …

Raspberry Pi

What computer should I buy to run Minecraft?

Craig wants to buy his game-playing son a laptop for up to £500, while other readers want cheaper machines<p>Could you provide an update to your previous articles on the system requirements for Minecraft? I would love a recommendation on a laptop for my 10-year-old son. I have a £500 budget, and I …

Intel Corporation

9to5Toys Lunch Break: SteelSeries Controller + Minecraft $40, Spigen iPhone Cases $7, Samsung 40″ 4K TV $297, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30PM EST. This includes price drops …

Gear & Gadgets

Minecraft and Asian education: No fear as kids skill up for the future - Asia News Center

Suddenly, he understood how differently most adults think and act compared with the unfettered minds of kids. That was three years ago. Now as …

Minecraft Education

How Minecraft is becoming the foundation of a generation’s computer science education

Like many adults, Benjamin Kelly didn’t initially get the global <i>Minecraft</i> phenomenon, which has seen millions upon millions of kids investing endless …

Education (Canada)

Here's how you can join Computer Science Education Week in 2017

As Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies, <b>wrote</b> on the Official Microsoft Blog last month, “Learning to think critically …

Minecraft Education

Cobalt WASD gives the quirky platformer a competitive second lease of life

One of the stranger side-effects of Microsoft buying Minecraft studio Mojang is that quirky sci-fi platform shooter Cobalt has just quietly continued …

PC Gaming

Pc Games, Download, Apk e Analises

Baixe o Minecraft PE v1.3 apk, versão mais recente MCPE v1.3.0 android, apk Minecraft PE versão...<p>Baixe Minecraft Pocket Edition v1.2.8 APK, Download …

PC Gaming

This Week on Xbox Details New Minecraft Update And More

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has once again released a new episode in the ongoing This Week On Xbox series bringing more details this week of the latest …

Shipwrecks

Microsoft Monday: Xbox One Plug Suggestion, Surface Book 2 Power Limitations, Office For Chromebooks

“Microsoft Monday” is a weekly column that focuses on all things Microsoft. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about Minecraft for mixed reality headsets, the Surface Book 2 power limitations, Skype getting removed from app stores in China, a suggestion to avoid plugging the Xbox One into …

Microsoft

The Big Read: What the classroom of the future will look like

Jude Barback gets a glimpse at what the classroom of the future will look like at global education technology summit Bett Asia 2017 in Kuala Lumpur. …

New Zealand News

Minecraft Lenin appears in Krasnoyarsk

The Russian city of Krasnoyarsk has a new monument, and it’s causing a bit of a stir. A statue of Vladimir Lenin - in the style of the computer game Minecraft - now stands next to the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center waving at passersby.<p>Artists Alexander Zakirov and Ivan Tuzov are responsible for the …

Russia

Minecraft Lenin Statue Riles Russia’s Communists

Russia’s Communist Party wants to tear down a statue of Lenin in Siberia built in the style of a character from the popular Minecraft video game.<p>An …

European News

LEGO's 2018 Minecraft sets revealed

A batch of promotional images have arrived online for LEGO’s next wave of <b>Minecraft</b> sets which are set to go on sale January 2018; check them out …

Lego

Minecraft gets Mixer interactive live streaming, Mixed Reality features

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, even single-player or solo games need no longer be a solitary activity. From leaderboards to gameplay footage …

Augmented Reality

Minecraft comes to Windows Mixed Reality ahead of major update - Pocket-lint

Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality platform is still new, but we're starting to see exciting and immersive content arrive for it, including SteamVR …

Microsoft

Minecraft to get underwater worlds featuring shipwrecks, dolphins and tridents

<b>Minecraft</b>’s oceans will be filled with shipwrecks, animals and a unique weapon in a new update to the popular blockbuilding game.<p>While large bodies …

Want The Minecraft Graphics Update? Don’t Hold Your Breath!

Mojang, the studio behind the world building smash hit ‘Minecraft’ along with Microsoft announced that the Super Duper Graphics Pack that will bring …

Gaming

'Minecraft' now livestreams building sessions directly to Mixer

A large part of <i>Minecraft</i>'s allure is showing off your work. And now, it should be relatively easy to do that in real time. Mojang has released an update that lets you livestream directly to Microsoft Mixer (its parent company's service, naturally) from within the game on Android devices, Windows 10 …

Gaming