Minecraft

  • Minecraft’s cross-platform ‘Better Together’ update arrives in beta

    Minecraft’s cross-platform ‘Better Together’ update arrives in beta

    Minecraft’s “Better Together Update” is rolling out now in beta, for players on Windows 10 PCs and Android devices. That means players on either platform with the beta installed will be able to participate in games from either type of device, together in cross-platform play. This update was originally revealed at E3 back in June, and includes other feature additions like… Read More

  • Minecraft arrives on the Nintendo Switch

    Minecraft arrives on the Nintendo Switch

    It didn’t make the cut as one of the many announcements to emerge from Microsoft’s Build 2017 event this week, but this morning the company unveiled that Minecraft – the game it acquired a few years ago for $2.5 billion – has now made its way to the Nintendo Switch. The new game will include the same features found in console versions, Microsoft says, including the… Read More

  • Minecraft is getting a Marketplace where creators can monetize their creations

    Minecraft is getting a Marketplace where creators can monetize their creations

    Minecraft is getting an update this spring that will add a number of new features, but the most dramatic might be the Minecraft Marketplace, a storefront where users can buy and sell in-game creations for real money. The Marketplace will offer maps, texture packs, skins, min-games and more, all curated by the Minecraft team. The launch catalog will feature selections from a handful of… Read More

  • 10 gizmos and gifts to encourage kids to learn to code

    Welcome to the 2016 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We’ll be rolling out a bunch of guides leading up to Christmas, hopefully making your holiday shopping a little easier. Looking for gifts for others on your list? Check out our full 2016 Gift Guide Hub. Think you’ve got a budding coder in your house? The learn-to-code space has no shortage of ideas to inspire young minds and… Read More

  • Minecraft: Education Edition officially launches

    Minecraft: Education Edition officially launches

    Following months of testing and free trials for early adopters, Microsoft announced this morning that its learning-focused version of the popular Minecraft game, Minecraft: Education Edition, is now available for purchase. The game is available in 50 countries and in 11 different languages, the company said, and will include the Classroom Mode companion app that lets teachers manage settings… Read More

  • Minecraft: Education Edition arrives November 1

    Minecraft: Education Edition arrives November 1

    The full version of Minecraft: Education Edition is finally arriving on November 1, following an extended testing and free trial period that began this summer. The version of Minecraft aimed at educators and schools came out of Microsoft’s acquisition of learning game MinecraftEdu earlier this year, which built upon Minecraft to give teachers tools to build lessons around STEM, art… Read More

  • Engaging kids in design-based learning Crunch Network

    Engaging kids in design-based learning

    While most kids their age are glued to various digital devices, often wasting hours playing mindless games or watching cat videos, 164 fourth and fifth graders, along with eight elementary school teachers, have been using those same devices to explore new paths to learning. Read More

  • Minecraft comes to VR via Oculus Rift next week

    Minecraft comes to VR via Oculus Rift next week

    Minecraft in virtual reality: It’s a dream for fans of the immersive crafting and world building sim, and it’s going to be a reality for Oculus Rift owners starting next week. The VR version of the popular Microsoft-owned game was tipped for launch in “the next few weeks” on Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta late last month, and was supposed to arrive with the… Read More

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