Items tagged with Minecraft

The latest Roblox outage has some of its fan base freaking out from their inability of being able to play the popular game. One person posted a reply to Roblox on Twitter saying, "Fix it please I'm shaking." That's probably a tongue-in-cheek tweet, but who really knows. Yesterday Spotify and Roblox announced a... Read more...
Do you know what your kids are playing these days? There's it a good chance it's either Minecraft or Roblox, or both. They're each immensely popular (hence why Roblox's CEO is due for a $233 million payday), and they're going to get some competition from Lego and Epic, which have entered into a long-term partnership... Read more...
NVIDIA has teamed up with renowned Minecraft artist Ushio Tokura to create the "world's largest virtual wonderland experience" using the company's GeForce RTX hardware. Called RTX Winter World, the massive map is available now, and don't worry about dressing warm—just crank the dial on your thermostat or whip up a cup... Read more...
Are you tired of hearing about Log4shell yet? Well settle in, because a top-3-worst-security-exploit-ever doesn't vanish overnight. Microsoft updated its article about the flaw (which we mentioned on Wednesday) once again, this time with some notes about protecting "non-Microsoft-hosted Minecraft servers." Indeed... Read more...
There’s no argument that Minecraft is one of the most popular video games ever. Microsoft has capitalized heavily on that, but has also used the platform to offer free educational content to kids stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Minecraft is so insanely popular, in fact, that it’s broken a huge record... Read more...
Cheaters never prosper, especially when they are being targeted by ransomware-laden files scattered about the internet. Whether or not comeuppance like this is deserved, Japanese Minecraft players looking for alternate accounts to cheat or circumvent bans are being infected by the Chaos ransomware variant in a ghastly... Read more...
As everyone is told, if you put something on the internet, it will be out there forever, whether it is publicly available or not. Case and point is a recent discovery of a long-lost version of Minecraft that was only available for download for just three hours and 25 minutes nearly 11 years ago. Between six... Read more...
Sonic the Hedgehog is receiving a block makeover to celebrate its 30th anniversary (it’s hard to believe that it’s been that long). Rather than some new standalone, anniversary game to celebrate Sonic’s 30th, a collaboration with Mojang Studios has instead brought Sonic into the blocky world of Minecraft. You’ll be... Read more...
Minecraft 1.17, AKA part one of the Caves And Cliffs update, was released yesterday and with it came new flora and fauna to see in the wild.  Now that we have been able to explore a little bit, let's take a look at some of the cool stuff we have found or handy tips you may want when playing.  The Rare Blue... Read more...
The first part of Minecraft’s Caves and Cliffs update is finally here, and it brings new mobs and blocks to the game. From goats high on mountaintops to glowing squids deep beneath the sea and other new things in between, there is a lot to explore in version 1.17, so let us dive right in… Mobs Below The Deepest... Read more...
In effort to plot a course for its own 10-year timeline towards becoming a carbon negative company, Microsoft is trying to instill some early seeds of conservation into a new generation. That's why Mojang Studios is giving educators a way to teach their students about sustainability in perhaps the best way possible to... Read more...
Minecraft could very well be one of the biggest and longest-running games of the 2000s and beyond. The creators at Mojang and now Microsoft tried to use the massive momentum behind the game to spin-off an AR variant of Minecraft, which had people explore the world akin to the popular Pokemon Go. The game, aptly named... Read more...
NVIDIA and Microsoft first launched the Minecraft with RTX beta back in mid-April, and it made the typically rudimentary-looking game look absolutely amazing with ray traced water, lighting, and shadow effects. Well, NVIDIA has spent the past eight months optimizing its RTX makeover of Minecraft and is now ready for... Read more...
There is a new Doom game on the horizon! Okay, maybe not brand new, per se, but an ambitious fan is working on a new Doom experience called Doomed: Demons of the Nether, which brings hell to Minecraft (or Minecraft to hell). Just do not call it a mod, because as noted on the project's page, that is not what this is... Read more...
During the COVID-19 outbreak around the globe, many people have turned to video games to pass the time. The top video game on the US eShop for the Nintendo Switch since March has been Animal Crossing: New Horizons. However, New Horizons has now slipped to the second-place spot, replaced as the top-selling game by... Read more...
Who would have thought that Minecraft would be worth the effort to add ray-traced visuals to its blocky textures and comparatively simple graphics? But that's what happened, and the Minecraft with RTX beta turned out to be a wonderful example of how ray tracing can benefit a game, as we saw in our hands-on impression... Read more...
In case you missed the news, the Minecraft with RTX beta is here, and with it comes a beautifully repainted world with path-traced rendering, physically-based materials, and NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 support to bolster performance. This is essentially Minecraft with ray tracing. To run it, you will need a relatively... Read more...
It was seven months ago that NVIDIA announced it was working to give Minecraft a makeover, thanks to the ray tracing hardware acceleration hardware built into its GeForce RTX line of graphics cards. Well, unless you've been living under a rock -- or haven't been spending as much time on our news page as you should -- you know that Minecraft... Read more...
NVIDIA has been talking up Minecraft with RTX for nearly a year now, but we're getting very close to the first public beta for the game. As its name implies, this enhancement to Minecraft brings everything that you know and love about the popular game with the inclusion of GeForce RTX effects. According to NVIDIA... Read more...
There’s no question that real-time ray tracing afforded by NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX graphics cards have led to an increase in realism for AAA games. Some of the titles that are RTX-enabled include Battlefield V, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (among many others).  One incredibly popular... Read more...
We've heard it more and more in the last several weeks; we're all in this together. While many people are working from home, there are a large number of students who are also trying to learn from home. Minecraft is a game that has been around for a long time, and it has announced free educational content in the... Read more...
I feel pretty good about myself when I accomplish mundane chores, like raking the leaves or organizing my inbox and whittling down my visible emails to just a handful. Then I see something like the latest timelapse that was put together by Elysium Fire, a Minecraft building team, and I get anxiety just thinking about... Read more...
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