Minecraft

  • Microsoft Reveals Dedicated Version Of Minecraft For HoloLens

    Microsoft Reveals Dedicated Version Of Minecraft For HoloLens

    Microsoft showed off a version of Minecraft designed specifically for HoloLens today for the first time at its E3 2015 press show. The HoloLens augmented reality display lets you view Minecraft in 2D anywhere you want, on a wall for instance, but also lets you display a 3D version of the world you’re interacting with on a surface like a table. You can play with others in the Minecraft… Read More

  • Dear Teacher, A Video Game Developer Is A Real Job And Should Be Celebrated

    Dear Teacher, A Video Game Developer Is A Real Job And Should Be Celebrated

    Today was career day at my son’s school. He’s seven. Like every other seven-year-old, he lives for Minecraft and wants to be a video game developer. And so today he donned his favorite Minecraft shirt and proudly went to school as his favorite video game developer, Markus Persson. But his teacher thought differently. She told him that he had to sit out the day’s… Read More

  • YC-Backed Kickback Offers An Easy Way To Play Minecraft Competitively

    YC-Backed Kickback Offers An Easy Way To Play Minecraft Competitively

    From Starcraft to League of Legends, the e-sports market has gone through a massive expansion over the last decade in a half. Millions of dollars are now at stake over video games played in front of audiences of thousands, both at live events and in matches broadcast online. Y Combinator-backed Kickback is looking to expand the scope of that market by building competitive ecosystems around… Read More

  • Build Your Own DIY Raspberry Pi Minecraft Server

    Build Your Own DIY Raspberry Pi Minecraft Server

    As we approach the doldrums of winter what could be more cheerful than hours of incessant Minecrafting with you and your loved ones? While you can easily run a server on any computer (the program requires a server app to run in conjunction with a client “game” app), why not use your newly acquired Raspberry Pi? I don’t know! This Instructable essentially tells you how to make… Read More

  • Minecraft Is Getting A Standalone “Story Mode” In 2015

    Minecraft Is Getting A Standalone “Story Mode” In 2015

    Telltale Games has announced on its blog that it’s working with Minecraft developer Mojang to create a series of games set in the world of the blocky hit franchise. Read More

  • Microsoft Has Acquired Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

    Microsoft Has Acquired Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

    Microsoft has confirmed that Mojang and Minecraft will join its ranks, but it’ll continue to make the game available across iOS, Android and PlayStation as well as on Xbox and PC, the company announced today. Microsoft says that they started their conversation around bringing the title to the Xbox console, and from there witnessed their tremendous success and decided to make the… Read More

  • Hey Microsoft, Acquiring A Hit Game Is Stupid

    Hey Microsoft, Acquiring A Hit Game Is Stupid

    Buying a game company is like buying an aging baseball player. You’ll need a miracle to get another hit. And while they might have plenty of fans, they probably aren’t making a lot of new ones. Mojang hit a grand slam home run with Minecraft, but that doesn’t mean Microsoft should pay $2.5 billion for it, as it’s reportedly going to announce this week. There’s… Read More

  • Microsoft Said To Be Close To Purchasing Minecraft’s Parent Company For Around $2B

    Microsoft Said To Be Close To Purchasing Minecraft’s Parent Company For Around $2B

    It appears that Microsoft is prepping to follow Facebook into the YOLO territory of gaming acquisitions. The Wall Street Journal reported today that the software giant will buy the gaming company behind the mega-hit Minecraft for around $2 billion, perhaps as early as this week. The deal, which Microsoft can well afford with its nearly $86 billion in cash and equivalents, would bring a… Read More

  • Minecraft Creator’s New Game: A Horse And Ball Simulator You Can Buy With Dogecoin

    Minecraft Creator’s New Game: A Horse And Ball Simulator You Can Buy With Dogecoin

    Minecraft began from humble origins, but if the next game from that title’s creator Notch (aka Markus Persson) manages to become a multiplatform, multimillion-dollar enterprise, well that’ll be a horse of a different color. Notch’s new game is called Cliffhorse, you see, and it’s a game in which you control a horse roving a green hilly landscape, occasionally pushing… Read More