Posts Tagged Minecraft


IncGamers Podcast #181

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we have a high level ethical and intellectual debate about whether we’d sell out for a sum of $2.5 billion do … we would.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Sep 2014 | 4

Microsoft purchase Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5 billion – Notch Leaves

As expected, the Mojang sale goes through and Microsoft sound very pleased with the acquisition.

By Paul Younger | 15 Sep 2014 | Comments Off

Microsoft’s $2.5 billion Mojang purchase expected on Monday

Sorry Minecraft fans, the unstoppable hand of Microsoft’s capital seems like it’s slowly closing around the neck of your game.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Sep 2014 | 1

GAME celebrating “Minecraft Month” with in-store events

Shock news: a major high-street games retailer is actually doing something with PC games.

By Tim McDonald | 4 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

League of Legends tops Core PC games list for June

Newzoo has released new statistic in conjunction with Overwolf to reveal the most popular PC games played in June according to their data gathering.

By Paul Younger | 10 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

Minecraft hit by Heartbleed too, so you should change your password

Update: Updated list of PC game services affected and actions you need to take.

By Peter Parrish | 9 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

Minecraft 1.7.6 pre-release 1 brings unique players IDs

The 1.7.6 pre-release 1 update for Minecraft means there’s nowhere to hide as Mojang starts to implement unique player IDs.

By Paul Younger | 4 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

Minecraft for Oculus VR would have been free. Notch is not “driven by capitalism” as war of words rages with Bleszinski

The exchange of words between Cliff Bleszinski  and Markus “Notch” Persson continued over Persson’s decision to not bring Minecraft to the Oculus Rift earlier this week following the Facebook acquisition of Oculus VR.

By Paul Younger | 28 Mar 2014 | 1

No Minecraft for the Oculus Rift – Persson doesn’t trust Facebook

On the back of this evening’s announcement of an Oculus VR acquisition  by Facebook, the industry has been chipping in with their thoughts on the deal.

By Paul Younger | 26 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Minecraft snapshot 14w04a brings new features

A new day brings the Minecraft snapshot 14w04a update which includes a few important things players should be aware of.

By Paul Younger | 24 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Minecraft releases snapshot 14w02b, fixes crashes with 14w02a

I’ve never written about a Minecraft snapshot in my life, so this will be an exciting new adventure for all of us.

By Peter Parrish | 9 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

Minecraft reaches 13 million copies sold

We’ve been watching the Minecraft sales numbers slowly tick up all week and today the blocky smash hit reached a new sales milestone.

By Paul Younger | 13 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Minecraft 1.7.3 pre-release version now adds Twitch streaming

Due for release next week, Minecraft 1.7.3 will finally bring Twitch integration to Minecraft but a pre-release version is available now.

By Paul Younger | 6 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

Minecraft Twitch integration now open to the public

If you’re reading this, you’re connected to the internet, which means there’s a 98.2% chance that you stream games onto Twitch.tv or upload them onto YouTube.

By Tim McDonald | 22 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

Minecraft adding Twitch streaming support

There’s not much gamers won’t watch these days on Twitch and Mojang are keen to join the action with Mincecraft  which has proved popular viewing on the streaming service.

By Paul Younger | 2 Nov 2013 | 1

Amazing UK OS map recreated in Minecraft

The Ordnance Survey  Innovation Labs team have been undertaking a rather unusual project, the recreation of the the UK in Minecraft.

By Paul Younger | 24 Sep 2013 | 2

Orlando hoy: Minecon heads to Florida this year

I like to imagine Minecon as a huge room full of people tapping away at walls, floors and ceilings with tiny pickaxes.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Jun 2013 | Comments Off

Minecraft shifts 10 million on PC – Horses incoming

There’s no stopping the popularity of Minecraft as PC sales have now surpassed 10 million according to Mojang.

By Paul Younger | 5 Apr 2013 | Comments Off

Mojang to offer subscriptions for ‘Minecraft Realms,’ family-focused servers

According to a piece over at GamesIndustry, Mojang is planning to offer a subscription-based Minecraft server service based at families with younger children.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Mar 2013 | 3

Minecraft surpasses 9 million sold on PC and Mac

Notch was busy this morning pointing out that Minecraft has sold a whopping 9+ million copies.

By Paul Younger | 22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Minecraft on PC sells 8 million

Fans of Notch’s Minecraft will be pleased to hear that the PC version of the blocky building game has now sold a whopping 8 million units.

By Paul Younger | 12 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Minecraft to get bizarre Far Cry 3 tie-in

Cross-promotion has officially gone a bit weird, with an announcement from Ubisoft about a Far Cry 3 tie-in for Minecraft.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Minecraft 360 update adds creative mode, lets you build stuff

Today is the day that owners of Minecraft on Xbox 360 will be able to begin working on their own grand design.

By John Robertson | 16 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Early footage from Mojang’s 0x10c game [Video]

By early, I mean really early. You’ll see what that means when you get to playing the video.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Notch doesn’t like Windows 8, doesn’t want Minecraft on the OS

The outspoken creator of Minecraft, Markuss ‘Notch’ Persson, has stood in the way of Microsoft’s attempt to certify the game for Windows 8.

By John Robertson | 27 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

MineCon 2012 taking place at Disneyland Paris

Mojang has decided to head to mainland Europe for this year’s MineCon.

By John Robertson | 2 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Notch felt “threatened” by Minecraft mod

Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has expressed his unease over the ‘Minecraft Coder Pack’ mod, a creation that allows you to reverse engineer the game and rebuild it with fresh lines of code and modifications.

By John Robertson | 1 Aug 2012 | 2

Notch worried by Steam’s dominance in PC market

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, creator of runaway success story Minecraft, has voiced concerns over the power Valve’s Steam digital distribution service currently has over the PC market.

By John Robertson | 26 Jul 2012 | 3

XBLA version of Minecraft builds audience of 3 million

The Xbox Live Arcade release of Minecraft continues to be rather popular.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Finally, you can ride a Minecraft pig in Skyrim

People have modded a whole lot of things into Skyrim, from My Little Ponies to dragons possessed by deceased wrestlers, to more My Little Ponies, and disturbing dungeon sex’n’dismemberment fantasies (sometimes all of the above, combined).

By Peter Parrish | 17 Jul 2012 | Comments Off