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Turkey’s Family and Social Policies Ministry has come to a surprising verdict: Minecraft encourages children to act violently (Yes, you read that correctly). But Microsoft doesn't sound worried.
One of the most ridiculous things is about to happen in Turkey if the court sides with the culture ministry: Minecraft will be banned. The country is currently deliberating over the issue after moral outrage-crusaders brought the game to the attention of the ministry a few months ago.
Last year, Minecraft sales crossed $60 million, making it the best-selling PC game in history. This incredible popularity is why Microsoft purchased Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion dollars in cash. But according to founder Markus “Notch” Persson, Microsoft wasn't the only well-to-do company that waved stacks of money in his face.
A new Minecraft update has gone live today for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, adding in the rather large and diverse cast of characters from the Fox cartoon comedy, The Simpsons. The update brings 24 character skins to Minecraft.
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.