Entries in 'minecraft' (104)

Console editions of Minecraft adding default female character this week

Console editions of Minecraft adding default female character this week

Minecraft's default female character Alex will be added to console versions of the game later this week, Mojang has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 27th 2015 at 11:21PM in News
Xbox Q3 revenue drops 24% as price cutting hits bottom line

Xbox Q3 revenue drops 24% as price cutting hits bottom line

Microsoft sold 1.6m Xbox consoles for three months ending March 31st, a drop of 400,000 year-on-year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 24th 2015 at 9:55AM in News
Minecraft continues to boss gaming on YouTube

Minecraft continues to boss gaming on YouTube

Newzoo and Octoly’s monthly YouTube Game Franchises table sees Minecraft once again bossing the world of video games content on the video channel.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2015 at 10:52AM in News
YouTube videos featuring Minecraft hit 4.3bn views last month

YouTube videos featuring Minecraft hit 4.3bn views last month

Minecraft has once again taken the top spot on Newzoo and Octoly's monthly chart tracking the top 20 game franchises on YouTube.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 19th 2015 at 4:32AM in News

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Turkey wants to ban Minecraft after government investigation decides it IS too violent

Turkey wants to ban Minecraft after government investigation decides it IS too violent

Minecraft could actually be banned in Turkey after a government investigation concluded that the game is excessively violent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 11th 2015 at 3:56PM in News
Minecraft creator Notch and Valve chief Gabe Newell make 2015 Forbes Rich List

Minecraft creator Notch and Valve chief Gabe Newell make 2015 Forbes Rich List

The creator of Minecraft and the head of Valve now rank among the world’s most wealthy individuals.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Mar 5th 2015 at 10:25AM in News
Over 2m Minecraft books were sold in the UK last year

Over 2m Minecraft books were sold in the UK last year

Books based on video games were worth £14.5m in 2014, a rise of almost £10m year-on-year.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 13th 2015 at 1:35PM in News
Minecraft beats out GTA for top gaming franchise on Youtube

Minecraft beats out GTA for top gaming franchise on Youtube

A new study on YouTube gaming franchises draws one inevitable conclusion: There's Minecraft, and there's everyone else.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 12th 2015 at 4:25AM in News

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Turkish minister orders investigation into Minecraft 'violence'

Turkish minister orders investigation into Minecraft 'violence'

Authorities in Turkey have turned their attention to family favourite Minecraft following allegations of violent content.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2015 at 1:46PM in News
Minecraft fan fiction is HMV best-seller

Minecraft fan fiction is HMV best-seller

HMV has started selling a range of Minecraft fan fiction.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 5th 2015 at 12:00PM in News
MineCon 2015 heads to London this summer

MineCon 2015 heads to London this summer

Mojang has announced the return of its Minecraft fan convention MineCon for 2015, and London will play host.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 3rd 2015 at 9:59PM in News
US toy firm Jazwares opens UK warehouse

US toy firm Jazwares opens UK warehouse

Florida-based toy firm Jazwares has expanded its offering in the UK. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 23rd 2015 at 11:00AM in News

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Personal details of 1,800 Minecraft players leaked online

Personal details of 1,800 Minecraft players leaked online

1,800 Minecraft accounts have been compromised by hackers, with players’ emails and passwords leaked online.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 21st 2015 at 2:46PM in News
Sorry Minecraft, you're not the biggest game in the UK

Sorry Minecraft, you're not the biggest game in the UK

Writing MCV opinion pieces can, at times, feel like smashing my head against the proverbial brick wall.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 15th 2015 at 4:14PM in News
Minecraft: Pocket Edition hits 30m downloads as series attracts 1.4m concurrent players

Minecraft: Pocket Edition hits 30m downloads as series attracts 1.4m concurrent players

It’s probably now fair to say that Minecraft is “a bit popular”.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 13th 2015 at 1:16PM in News

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Minecraft was the second most searched topic on YouTube in 2014

Minecraft was the second most searched topic on YouTube in 2014

Frozen may have beaten gaming in the UK’s 2014 entertainment sales war, but it was a different story on YouTube.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2015 at 9:32AM in News
Minecraft creator drops $70m on Beverly Hills' most expensive house

Minecraft creator drops $70m on Beverly Hills' most expensive house

Notch – the man behind indie juggarnaut Minecraft – has purchased the most expensive house ever in Beverly Hills.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Dec 19th 2014 at 10:37AM in News
Telltale to release episodic Minecraft game in 2015

Telltale to release episodic Minecraft game in 2015

The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones developer Telltale’s next project has been revealed – an episodic series based on Minecraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2014 at 3:20PM in News
Game of Thrones tops UK Xbox Live Charts

Game of Thrones tops UK Xbox Live Charts

Telltale’s Game of Thrones title has shot straight to the top of the Xbox Live Arcade charts in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Dec 15th 2014 at 12:43PM in News
MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Minecraft

MCV's 12 Games of Christmas: Minecraft

There’s only one statistic that you need to know about the scale and popularity of Minecraft – Microsoft spent $2.5bn buying it.

on Dec 15th 2014 at 12:00PM in News
Minecraft: Pocket Edition arrives on Windows Phone

Minecraft: Pocket Edition arrives on Windows Phone

Minecraft has landed on yet another platform this week, as the Microsoft-owned property is now available for Windows Phone devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 12th 2014 at 8:17AM in News
Star Wars Minecraft skins hit Xbox platforms

Star Wars Minecraft skins hit Xbox platforms

Microsoft has announced the release of the Star Wars Classic Skin Pack for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions of Minecraft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 26th 2014 at 6:34AM in News
Minecraft film producers in talks with Night at the Museum director - report

Minecraft film producers in talks with Night at the Museum director - report

Night of the Museum director Shawn Levy is in talks to direct the film adaptation of Minecraft, according to a new report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 19th 2014 at 4:59PM in News
Limited edition PS4 bundle includes FIFA 15 and Minecraft for free

Limited edition PS4 bundle includes FIFA 15 and Minecraft for free

A special PS4 bundle is coming to retail that includes Minecraft and FIFA 15 for no extra cost.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 17th 2014 at 3:20PM in News