After a few weeks of being in beta, Microsoft announced that Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition is now generally available. It allows students to create Minecraft worlds by writing code.
Multiplayer gaming is usually restricted to Xbox Live Gold members - but this weekend, all Xbox owners can enjoy some online multiplayer action, and Xbox One owners can also play Minecraft for free.
After a Reddit user pointed out that using chocolate chip cookies to breed birds in Minecraft could lead to children poisoning birds in real life, the game will now use seeds instead for the task.
Minecraft has made its way to the Nintendo Switch, bringing an exclusive "Super Mario Mash-Up Pack", extra worlds, and skin packs, among other things. The title runs at 720p with 60fps.
Inspired by Microsoft's other products, head of Xbox Phil Spencer stated that the firm's first-party studios should try to be innovative and match the breakthroughs seen in other divisions.
Minecraft: Education Edition can now teach kids how to code with the new Code Builder tool and the 'Agent', an in-game robot. Mojang will add Command Blocks in Education Edition later this year.
The Minecraft Fallout Mash-Up Pack is now available for those running the Windows 10 or Pocket Edition of the game. It had previously been made available on consoles in December of last year.
Microsoft is launching an official store for "community-made goodies" in Minecraft with curated content from nine professional partners, which players will pay for with new Minecraft Coins.
Microsoft has announced a brand new update heading for Minecraft Windows 10 and Pocket editions. The Discovery Update is bringing a host of new content, with an Android beta starting soon.
LEGO Worlds is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam. The game is a competitor to Mojang's Minecraft and was created by the same developers of the LEGO Star Wars series.
Mojang's block-building game has crossed a pretty incredible milestone with over 122 million copies of the game sold. The game is being played by about 55 million active monthly users.
Microsoft today updated Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows 10 Mobile to bring it to feature parity with the Windows 10 version. The update is not available for Windows Phone 8.1 users.
For a limited time, Newegg is offering a good deal on the Xbox One S bundled with Minecraft for only $199.99 - that's a saving of $100 from the usual price. The deal will also offer free shipping.
After launching Minecraft: Education Edition last year, Microsoft said today that over "75,000 students and educators from more than 100 countries" have been using it, and new features are on the way.
The game by Microsoft owned Mojang has stopped updating the Windows phone versions due to a low amount of users playing it. However, the game will still be available to download on the platform.
The five-year-old game has now sold more than 25 million copies on PC and Mac. The title is available on multiple platforms and crossed the 100 million copies sold across all of them six months ago.
Microsoft has announced the launch of Minecraft on Apple TV, including the new Ender Update, which also made its debut today on the Pocket and Windows 10 Editions of the blocky world-building game.
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Microsoft has cut the price of its Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle from $299 to just $229, including an additional free game of your choice from five options - but you'll have to be quick...
Minecraft's expanding universe grows even more later this month when Microsoft releases the Fallout Mash-Up Pack for the console versions of the game. Revisit the Wastelands in their low-bit glory.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition is about to come full circle (or square) with the upcoming 1.0 update. The update will not only host new features, but also place it on par with its PC counterpart.
Warner Bros. Interactive and the LEGO Group have announced the arrival of "LEGO Worlds", an open-world Minecraft clone for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam. The game launches on February 21.
Xbox One S bundles are usually priced from £249.99 in the UK - but Microsoft is currently offering the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle, plus a free copy of Forza Horizon 3, for £199.99.
The Cartoon Texture Pack for Minecraft Pocket, and Windows 10 Edition is now available for $2.99 in the US store. This texture pack transforms mobs and villages into a weird Saturday morning cartoon.
Microsoft and Code.org will offer a free Minecraft "Hour of Code" program during Computer Science Education Week. The tutorial will teach participants concepts such as event handlers and repeat loops.
Version 1.11 of Minecraft, also known as the Exploration Update is now available for all Mac and PC users for free. The update brings lots of new locations, loot and content, including llama caravans.
Microsoft has released its new Minecraft: Education Edition, allowing teachers to use the popular, blocky game as an education tool for students in 11 languages and 50 countries around the world.
At its event today, Apple's Tim Cook announced Mojang's creation sandbox will be shoring up Apple TV's gaming credentials and will soon be available on the device.
We already knew that a Minecraft movie was on the way, but Mojang has also announced that the first novel based on the blocky game is coming too, and will be written by the author of 'World War Z'.
Microsoft has announced that its new Xbox Wireless Controller will soon gain compatibility with Gear VR devices, with Minecraft: Gear VR Edition to be the first controller-enabled title.
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After announcing its plans to launch a version of its blocky building game as an educational tool this summer, Microsoft said today that Minecraft: Education Edition will be available on November 1.
Microsoft has released a new Xbox One S bundle that will appeal to Minecraft players. The Minecraft Favorites Xbox One S bundle launches today in select countries and worldwide by this holiday season.
Mojang has announced that the "Boss Update" will be hitting Windows 10, Pocket and Gear VR Editions of Minecraft soon, bringing boss battles, Slash commands, new blocks and more.
Microsoft is delivering an early version of Minecraft VR for the game's Windows 10 Edition with several cool new features that will help immerse players further into their pixelated worlds.
A mother in Houston recently found that the security camera in her daughter's bedroom was being publicly broadcasted. She learned that a video game server helped the hackers access the system.
Minecraft fans will be glad to know that the Windows 10 Edition of the game will be getting support for the Oculus Rift next week, according to a tweet by a Mojang developer.
Ten months after Oculus revealed that its VR headset would get Minecraft support, Microsoft said today that it will add support for the Rift to its Windows 10 Edition Beta "in the next few weeks."
While Microsoft has used Minecraft as an education tool in the classroom, the company is leveraging the game to support research and testing of artificial intelligence in simulated environments.
Over 100 million copies of Minecraft have been sold across multiple platforms - and now Microsoft is bringing the game to the silver screen too, with a movie release, including 3D and IMAX, in 2019.
Ahead of the Xbox FanFest event, which will begin before Microsoft's E3 briefing, Xbox executive Larry Hryb has shown off some freebies they'll be giving away, including a backpack, T-shirts and toys.
Mojang announced today that it has sold a whopping 100 million copies of its popular game. The firm states that if the people that bought the game were a nation, it would be the 12th largest.
Mojang is making some changes to the Commercial Usage Guidelines for Minecraft today, stating that companies will no longer be able to promote their brands or products in the game, but fans still can.
As part of its Ready, Set, Summer celebration, Microsoft is offering massive discounts of various apps, games, music and movies. The deals include Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta and more.
Microsoft subsidiary Mojang has announced a partnership that will see Minecraft Pocket Edition and the PC version launch in China. Details were thin on the ground, with no launch date announced.
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Nintendo has announced that it's partnering with Microsoft (!!) to launch a 'Super Mario Mash-Up Pack' for Minecraft - launching on May 18 on the Wii U - "in a match made in block-shaped heaven".
Researchers at Microsoft are experimenting with ways of making virtual reality a bit less virtual and a bit more real, by allowing users to feel the digital objects they're interacting with.
Oculus announced today that Minecraft is now available for the Gear VR. Minecraft: Gear VR will have all of the features that the Pocket Edition has, including skins, multiplayer, and more.
Mojang has announced that it plans to launch Realms, a service to play Minecraft online with friends in a more interactive way, on Android, iOS, Windows 10 and Windows Phone devices soon.