November 2, 2013

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. Today at Minecon in Orlando, Mojang…

September 24, 2013

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. According to their site, the UK has been recreated with 22 billion blocks covering over 220,000…

June 28, 2013

Orlando hoy: Minecon heads to Florida this year

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. Then, when it starts getting dark, they all huddle in the center of…

April 5, 2013

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. The news comes via a Tweet from Minecraft developer Jen Nergensten who also hinted at a 1.6…

January 22, 2013

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. In a Tweet he added: Minecraft has now sold 9 million copies on PC/Mac! That’s so awesome, it’s making…

November 12, 2012

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. In a Tweet from  Markus Persson he simply says:…

October 16, 2012

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. The free map and texture pack will be released through the official Far Cry website…

October 12, 2012

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. But first, this bit of preamble: Markus “Notch” Persson, creator of a somewhat popular game named Minecraft…

August 2, 2012

MineCon 2012 taking place at Disneyland Paris

MineCon 2012 taking place at Disneyland Paris

Mojang has decided to head to mainland Europe for this year’s MineCon. The studio released the video below as a means of announcing the venue for the event which takes place on 24 and 25…

August 1, 2012

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….

July 26, 2012

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 not being on Steam, Notch believes Minecraft can…

July 20, 2012

XBLA version of Minecraft builds audience of 3 million

The Xbox Live Arcade release of Minecraft continues to be rather popular. According to original creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson (who seems to have heard it from Microsoft) it has now cruised past 3 million sales. Not…

July 17, 2012

Finally, you can ride a Minecraft pig in Skyrim

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,…