Minecraft

  • 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

  • Minecraft Xbox One, Vita And PS4 Edition Arrive This August For $19.99

    Minecraft Xbox One, Vita And PS4 Edition Arrive This August For $19.99

    Minecraft is the golden goose, and it lays its golden eggs on all platforms. So far, it hasn’t hit the next generation of home consoles, however, but that’s set to change in August when it arrives on Xbox One, PS4 and in a new PS3 + Vita edition.┬áMojang announced the news today on its blog, complete with details about how each is “slightly improved.” Credit to the… Read More

  • Minecraft Creator Cancels The Oculus Rift Version Because Facebook “Creeps” Him Out

    Minecraft Creator Cancels The Oculus Rift Version Because Facebook “Creeps” Him Out

    Minecraft creator Markus Persson (aka Notch) has cancelled the Oculus VR version of the game, because, as he puts it: “Facebook creeps me out.” His studio, Mojang, had been in talks to bring a version of Minecraft officially to the VR gaming headset, but he said on Twitter shortly after the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR was announced that he “cancelled that deal.” Read More

  • Mojang In Talks With Warner Bros. To Make A Minecraft Movie

    Mojang In Talks With Warner Bros. To Make A Minecraft Movie

    Mojang game studio founder Markus Persson, who was the main creative force behind worldwide indie game hit Minecraft, revealed via his Twitter account today that his company has been in discussions with Warner Bros. Studios to make a movie based on the popular world-building sim. https://twitter.com/notch/status/439164234099073024 Persson says he “leaked” the info to beat… Read More

  • Minecraft, The Book

    Minecraft, The Book

    If you read one book this year about green pixelated monsters that were originally supposed to be malformed pigs, make it Minecraft by Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson. This slim volume by two Swedish tech journalists tracks the creation of Minecraft from the bedroom of a quiet, driven programmer named Markus Persson to the ballroom of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas where thousands… Read More

  • Minecraft Kids’ Books Detailed By Publisher Egmont Ahead Of September Launch

    Minecraft Kids’ Books Detailed By Publisher Egmont Ahead Of September Launch

    Last October, Minecraft creator Mojang followed in the footsteps of Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise and inked a deal with specialist children’s publisher Egmont — for book and magazine publishing rights for the virtual world block-building game that has sold close to 10 million copies. Today Egmont has now revealed the first paper-based Minecraft products it will be launching… Read More