Minecraft

Minecraft support for Oculus Rift is finally almost here

After months of teasing, Microsoft is finally almost ready to give Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta users a taste of VR. In a blog post celebrating the first anniversary of Minecraft Windows 10 Edit

Learn-to-code startup CK targets the Minecraft modding craze

The learn to code space is packed with ideas. But when it comes to what children want to do online, towering over everything else is the build-it-yourself Microsoft-owned Minecraft platform. All lesse

Minecraft takes a big step towards becoming a fully cross-platform game

Minecraft, one of the most playable games of all time, is about to become all the more collaborative after it took a major step towards becoming a fully cross-platform title.

Microsoft launches a free trial of Minecraft: Education Edition for teachers to test over the summer

Following up on its promises from January, Microsoft today released a free trial of Minecraft Education Edition – the version of Minecraft meant for use in the classroom – to educators wo

The circle is complete: Minecraft is getting a deathmatch mode

Minecraft, a game that skyrocketed to unprecedented levels of popularity among all ages because of its open-ended gameplay, infinite worlds, and limitless possibilities for creation and collaboration,

Minecraft is headed to China

Microsoft is bringing Minecraft, the insanely popular game it acquired when it bought Mojang for $2.5 billion, to China.

Minecraft Education Edition, aimed at teachers, arrives in May

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it was expanding its investment in Minecraft, the popular game it acquired for $2.5 billion in 2014, by building out a new version that would allow teachers

CHKN, letting you build and raise creatures, is betaworks’ latest game

betaworks doesn’t often launch games, but when they do, it tends to stick. Just take Dots, for example, which ended up spinning out of betaworks as its own game studio. Today, the startup studio

Oculus shows off first-look of Minecraft for Gear VR and it’s mehhh

Minecraft in all its blocky glory is setting up shop on mobile virtual reality on the Samsung Gear VR. I had a chance to demo the game at an Oculus media event during GDC in SF this week and there was

Microsoft is using Minecraft to develop artificial intelligence tech for the real world

Yet more proof that Minecraft is more than just a game comes our way today. Microsoft has plans to use the platform, which it bought for $2.5 billion acquisition, to help kids learn and for virtual re

Microsoft To Launch “Minecraft Education Edition” For Classrooms This Summer, Following Acquisition Of Learning Game

Microsoft is further expanding on its investment in Minecraft, bought in 2014 for $2.5 billion, by acquiring a learning game called MinecraftEdu for an undisclosed sum. The game, produced by a compa

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

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

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 a

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 requ

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.

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 an

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

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 behi

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 hors
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