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Worldcoin adds integrations with Minecraft, Reddit, Telegram, Shopify and Mercado Libre

Worldcoin, a crypto project co-founded by Sam Altman, said it now supports integrations for its World ID with Minecraft, Reddit, Telegram, Shopify and Mercado Libre. The company already supports integrations with Discord, Talent Protocol and Okta’s Auth0. Launched to the public about four months ago, the protocol recently was updated to World ID 2.0, which,…

6:00 am PST • December 13, 2023
Worldcoin adds integrations with Minecraft, Reddit, Telegram, Shopify and Mercado Libre

Minecraft just dropped its newest DLC for Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) players to enjoy. In partnership with D&D publisher Wizards of the Coast and Everbloom Games, the DLC takes players…

The Dungeons & Dragons DLC for Minecraft includes dice rolls, magic missiles and more

Minecraft is releasing a new version of its game Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Chromebooks for $19.99. The purchase will give users access to Minecraft Marketplace, the ability to play on…

Minecraft is releasing a new version for Chromebooks

AI researchers have built a Minecraft bot that can explore and expand its capabilities in the game’s open world — but unlike other bots, this one basically wrote its own…

This AI used GPT-4 to become an expert Minecraft player

Meet Cubzh, a new free-to-play video game that is all about user-generated content through a cube system. The company has designed a new platform from scratch and wants to empower…

Cubzh wants to build the next-generation Minecraft

The team behind Minecraft, one of the most popular games of all time, declared today that it won’t support NFTs. Gaming has been touted as a potential use case for…

Minecraft says ‘No F-ing Thanks’ to NFTs

Hulu and Xbox have announced a partnership deal that gives existing U.S. Hulu subscribers three free months of PC Game Pass as part of the Hulu “Friends with Benefits” initiative.…

Hulu partners with Xbox to bring PC Gamers free games in a bundle deal

It appears HBO Max is creeping up behind Netflix and Paramount+ with new gaming IP under its belt. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Jason Momoa is in final negotiations to…

HBO Max backs ‘Minecraft’ movie with ‘Aquaman’ star Jason Momoa

Roblox’s three-day Halloween weekend outage benefitted other popular gaming apps, according to new data from mobile intelligence firm Sensor Tower. In a rare, but unfortunately timed outage, Roblox’s gaming platform…

Roblox outage helped boost games like Among Us and Minecraft, report finds

At the Nintendo Direct livestream a few weeks back, fans speculated that they might learn who the last remaining character in the extensive “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” lineup would be.…

Sora is the final ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ fighter

Barcelona-based gaming video platform Gamestry has snatched up $5 million in seed funding, led by Goodwater Capital, Target Global and Kibo Ventures — turning investors’ heads with a 175x growth…

Gamestry gets $5M to give game-video creators a sweeter deal

Throughout 2019, Microsoft experimented with building a real-world, augmented reality Minecraft game designed in the same vein as Pokémon GO. Called Minecraft Earth, they finally opened it up to everyone…

Minecraft Earth will shut down in June

Microsoft today announced that Minecraft: Education Edition is now available on Chromebooks. Now, if you were hoping that this means that the standard Minecraft game is now available on Chromebooks,…

Minecraft: Education Edition comes to Chromebooks

Minecraft is one of the most popular games on the planet, so it’s natural that Microsoft, after buying creator Mojang some years back, would attempt to apply the genre’s playful,…

Minecraft Dungeons has charm and potential, but needs lot more time in the furnace

Censorship takes many forms, but even the most restrictive countries can’t block every single path for information they’d rather not get in (or out). Reporters Without Borders has identified a…

Reporters Without Borders uses Minecraft to sneak censored works across borders

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If socializing within games is so popular, why hasn’t the multiverse arrived yet?

Thus far in this series we’ve outlined “multiverse” virtual worlds — a concept different from the metaverse — as the next stage of social media and what this future will look like. It begs the question though: if video games have been massively popular for many years, why hasn’t this shift to online virtual worlds…

6:12 am PST • February 28, 2020
If socializing within games is so popular, why hasn’t the multiverse arrived yet?

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A multiverse, not the metaverse

Following web forums, web platforms and mobile apps, we are entering a new stage of social media — the multiverse era — where the virtual worlds of games expand to become mainstream hubs for social interaction and entertainment. In a seven-part Extra Crunch series, we will explore why that is the case and which challenges…

8:00 am PST • February 25, 2020
A multiverse, not the metaverse

Microsoft’s big experiment in real-world augmented reality gaming, Minecraft Earth, is live now for players in North America, the U.K. and a number of other areas. The pocket-size AR game…

Minecraft Earth is live, so get tapping

When the beta for Minecraft Earth (think the building concepts of Minecraft mashed up with the real-world wandering/augmented reality/collecting concepts of Pokémon GO) first went live back in July, it…

Minecraft Earth closed beta goes live on Android in five cities

Minecraft is getting a free update that brings much-improved lighting and color to the game’s blocky graphics using real-time ray tracing running on Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics hardware. The new…

Minecraft to get big lighting, shadow and color upgrades through Nvidia ray tracing

If you’ve been waiting to check out Minecraft Earth (Mojang’s Pokémon GO-style augmented reality reimagining of its hugely popular game, Minecraft), good news: it’s starting to roll out to some…

Minecraft Earth starts rolling out in beta in Seattle and London

Take the real-world exploration of Pokémon GO and mash it up with the building elements of Minecraft and you get Minecraft Earth. While there’s no launch date for the game,…

You can now register for the Minecraft Earth closed beta

Google’s Area 120 team, the company’s in-house incubator for some of its more experimental projects, today launched Game Builder, a free and easy to use tool for PC and macOS…

Google’s Game Builder turns building multiplayer games into a game

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Minecraft Earth makes the whole real world your very own blocky realm

When your game tops a hundred million players, your thoughts naturally turn to doubling that number. That’s the case with the creators, or rather stewards, of Minecraft at Microsoft, where the game has become a product category unto itself. And now it is making its biggest leap yet — to a real-world augmented reality game…

6:01 am PDT • May 17, 2019
Minecraft Earth makes the whole real world your very own blocky realm
Startups

Scratch 3.0 is now available

9:33 am PST • January 3, 2019

The only kids’ programming language worth using, Scratch, just celebrated the launch of Scratch 3.0, an update that adds some interesting new functionality to the powerful open-source tool. Scratch, for…

Scratch 3.0 is now available

Fortnite, the world’s most popular game, is getting into the festive period after it released its much-anticipated Season 7 update, which includes lots of Christmasy touches. The new season sees…

Fortnite gets into Christmas mode with snow, planes and ziplines in season 7

Learn-to-code startup Kano, whose products aim to turn kids into digital makers, has taken the wraps off the latest incarnation of its build-it-yourself computer kit. With the new flagship Kano is…

Kano’s latest computer kit for kids doubles down on touch

Microsoft announced this morning it’s bringing Minecraft: Education Edition to the iPad for the first time. The game, which first launched to the public in late 2016, has been previously…

Minecraft: Education Edition is coming to iPad

In the world of gaming, cross-compatibility between platforms has always bene a bit of a white whale. While most players hope for it, console makers and game publishers haven’t always…

Microsoft and Nintendo release Minecraft trailer focused on cross-play

Virtual tourism is a little heavy in 2018. Sure, you’ve seen the Minecraft Eiffel Tower and beamed aboard the Minecraft USS Enterprise, but have you considered where you might wait…

Casually prep for nuclear war with this Minecraft tour of the Russian and American fallout bunkers