This has to be one of the most bizarre stories I've ever read, but the Turkish Government is actually looking into and investigating Minecraft on the grounds that the game may be too violent. Yes, too violent.
If you're an avid Minecraft player and you clicked on any recent links sent through an e-mail about changing your username and password or “logging into” Mojang, you may be in a bit of a pickle. It turns out that a group of phishers have phished a bunch of e-mail and password combinations from Minecraft gamers.
Not that a game like Minecraft really needs a narrative, but one clever (and decidedly dark-thinking) Youtuber has crafted a yarn for the world-building game that actually makes something resembling sense.
4J Studios is teaming up with Fox to bring The Simpsons into Minecraft. Today they released the first screenshots from the Simpsons DLC coming soon to the building game.
Mojang will give Minecraft players the ability to change their name on February 4th. While it's a pretty simple process, there are some important rules to be aware of.
Minecraft players on Xbox 360 and Xbox One received the so-called "Horses Update" a week ago. Now it's PlayStation gamers' turn.
It's like the old saying goes: You can lead a horse to Minecraft, but you can't make it drink. Or something like that. The point is that Xbox versions of Minecraft now boast horses, so get ready to tame the blocky wild west, one creeper at a time.
Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson found an impressive way to spend the money he earned from the game.
Here I was thinking nothing Telltale Games could possibly announce would surprise me and, this morning, the adventure game developer goes and reveals Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series. I stand corrected.
And now, just like that, Mojang and Microsoft have been joined in holy matrimony. Microsoft Studios’ Phil Spencer made the official announcement just yesterday morning, letting everyone know that the house that Minecraft built had officially been purchased by the home of the Xbox.
If there’s one thing that Minecraft has proven, it’s that people like building things. And destroying things. Now gamers will be able to both build and destroy things to their hearts content on the go, as Sony has finally announced a launch date for the PlayStation Vita version of the landmark indie game, and it’s coming up a lot more quickly than you might expect.
If you have an Xbox 360 and you play Minecraft, I need you to listen to me very carefully: Don't blink. Whatever you do, don't blink. Just boot up your console, head on over to the Xbox Marketplace and download the first batch of Dr. Who skins for your world-building game but, most importantly: Don't. Blink.
4J Studios announced this week that they're about to release a major patch for the newly released PS4 and Xbox One versions of Minecraft. They also indicated that all console versions are going to be receiving a lot of content soon.
Xbox One owners will soon have a new way to buy Minecraft. Microsoft announced today they're going to sell boxed copies of the game later this fall.
Notch leaves Minecraft behind as Microsoft buys up the development studio. #GamerGate keeps pushing onward with a lot of developer support and big news drops for Super Smash Bros.