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Some things are just meant to go together. Peanut butter and jelly, sea salt and vinegar on kettle cooked chips, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady—you get the idea. You can add to the list Minecraft, one of the most popular games of all time, and the Nintendo Switch, the new hybrid console that has a legitimate shot at becoming one of the best consoles in the history of game systems (it's already dethroned the Wii for most sales during the first two days following launch). Minecraft for the Switch will bring 40 Super Mario themed skins to the party, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bwoser, Wario,... Read more...
This spring, Microsoft is going to be launching a brand new online store for its ultra-popular Minecraft world builder. There are multiple goals that can be accomplished through this new portal: fans will have a lot of great new content to play, and community members who produce good content could reap the benefits of being featured on the store. One thing that will make this online store different from most is the fact that all of the content is curated, meaning that not just anyone can produce content and expect it to appear there. Ultimately, this is a very good thing, as it means that... Read more...
Watch out Minecraft, there is a up and coming sandbox game looking to challenge your throne. Roblox Corp. recently raised $92 million to enhance its customizable sandbox video game. The funds will mostly go to hiring coders to develop social and mobile tools and buying back shares from employees. Roblox was first introduced in beta in 2004, but officially launched in 2006. It started to really gain traction in 2011. Players can customize their avatar for use in multiplayer and games include a variety of scenarios, from running a pizza joint to surviving a natural disaster. Roblox attracts a similar... Read more...
Minecraft mania is expanding to yet another platform; this time it’s making an appearance on the fourth generation Apple TV. Apple first revealed that Minecraft would be coming to Apple TV at the October event that introduced us to the 2016 family of MacBook Pro notebooks. The incredibly popular open-world sandbox game is priced at $19.99 and is available to download directly froth App Store in “all regions” according to Owen Jones, Mojang's Director of Creative Communications. That price of entry will get you the game along with a number of DLC packs that have been released including Holiday... Read more...
If you're both a Minecraft and Fallout fan, then we're pretty sure that you've just received the coolest holiday gift ever. Bethesda has teamed up with Mojang to deliver a $5.99 DLC pack for all console versions, which is in effect a total conversion: Minecraft with a fresh coat of post-nuclear paint. Here's how the developer sells it: Working in the depths of their bunker complex, our artists and builders have been busy blasting Minecraft’s glorious overworld into an irradiated wasteland fit for Fallout fans to wander. Friendly cows, gently sauteed in the light of a thousand suns, have now... Read more...
Microsoft has been doling out deals left and right this holiday season and is showing no signs of slowing down. The latest deal involves the company's new Xbox One S game console with Minecraft bundled in for good measure. For today only, the bundled Xbox One S system is available at the Microsoft Store for $229, a nice savings of $70 from its normal selling price of $299. The package includes the console itself with 500GB of onboard storage, a single Xbox One wireless controller, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack with seven community-favorite content packs, Minecraft Builder's Pack with... Read more...
Unless you have been living under a rock the last few years, you probably know that Minecraft is an incredibly popular video game. The game seems to be especially well-liked by children and teenagers. Retailers have responded with everything from Minecraft toys and clothing to Minecraft-themed peeps. Now, the game is officially available in the classroom with Minecraft: Education Edition. Minecraft: Education Edition is “an open-world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.” Students will be able to... Read more...
Are there any Minecraft fans in the house? Mojang’s sandbox video game is about to receive a “Boss Update” for Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android and iOS and the Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta. The update was announced at MineCon in Anaheim, California. The Boss Update includes several interesting new features, including add-ons. Mojang’s Marsh Davies remarked, “They let you remix mobs, switching out the models, textures and behaviors. Rideable chickens! Ultra-explosive pigs! Et cetera!” Players will be able to customize the appearance of animals, mobs, and other items by working with... Read more...
One of the most popular games of all time is gaining support for one of the most popular virtual reality headsets of the day. We're of course talking about Minecraft and Oculus Rift, the pairing of which was scheduled to take place in a few weeks. Apparently things are ahead of schedule because one of Minecraft's developers posted an update to Twitter on Thursday saying a version that supports Rift will be out next week. This could be just the thing that helps spur VR gaming. Oculus and HTC haven't seen a shortage of early adopters flock to their respective headsets, but for pricey headsets that... Read more...
At its core, Minecraft is a game. It's designed to be fun, immersive, and challenging. But as we've seen in recent years, it can become a lot more than just a game, thanks in part to its extreme modularity. Especially with the introduction of the Redstone block, we've seen people create everything from calculators to conveyor belts to printers. With Minecraft, the sky really is the limit. So too is the potential of the game itself, it seems. Despite its modest graphics and extremely blocky nature, Microsoft sees great things coming from Minecraft. While some might just want to chop down a tree... Read more...
With over 100 million copies sold, Minecraft qualifies as the best selling PC game of all time, and the second best selling video game for any platform behind Tetris. Given how wildly popular it continues to be more than five years after release, it was probably inevitable that Minecraft would eventually land on the silver screen, and in 2019 it will."Hello future Minecraft movie-goers! I know you've been thinking just about every day. 'When's the Minecraft movie coming out?' Luckily for you, we can finally say! The Minecraft movie will be released on May 24, 2019!, Mojang stated in a blog post.Why... Read more...
Give Microsoft credit, it didn't ruin Minecraft when it purchased Mojang for $2.5 billion nearly two years ago. At the time of purchase, Xbox boss Phil Spencer noted that Minecraft was "one of the most popular franchises of all time." It had sold over 54 million copies, and now two short years later, sales have almost doubled with Mojang bragging nearly 107 million copies sold to date. "We’d like to offer our heartfelt thanks to every one of you who’s bought Minecraft over the past few years, no matter which platform you play on. We’re constantly in awe of our community and the amazing things you... Read more...
Minecraft is seemingly taking over the gaming world with its accessible gameplay and simple (but fun) mechanics. The game is appealing to all ages of gamers and even serves as a learning tool in primary schools and universities, which is why Microsoft was so keen on purchasing developer Mojang for $2.5 billion back in 2014. That reach expanded when Minecraft: Wii U Edition launched this past December and today, Nintendo and Mojang have announced a strategic partnership to bring the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack to the platform. You’ll find Super Mario-themed textures, 40 skins (Mario, Luigi, Wario,... Read more...
Back in January, Microsoft announced that it had acquired MinecraftEdu in an effort to create a new platform aimed at school teachers: Minecraft Education Edition. Microsoft initially said that Minecraft Education Edition would be available this summer, and the software giant is sticking to that promise with May/June launch windows. The beta will launch in two waves -- starting in May, Microsoft will launch a closed beta in 100 schools scattered across 30 countries. Microsoft will use this small-scale rollout to tweak Minecraft Education Edition and prepare it for a more wide-scale release. Then... Read more...
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