Entries in 'minecraft' (138)

48 million people are using Xbox Live

48 million people are using Xbox Live

Microsoft may no longer be reporting sales figures for its console hardware, but the firm has revealed that its monthly users number on Xbox Live has reached 48 million.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 29th 2016 at 10:10AM in News
Xbox reveals Minecraft: Education Edition

Xbox reveals Minecraft: Education Edition

Xbox has announced that it is acquiring MinecraftEdu and releasing a new edition of Minecraft for schools.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 19th 2016 at 4:15PM in News
Watch Boris Johnson prance around a Minecraft London

Watch Boris Johnson prance around a Minecraft London

Almost ten years ago, Boris Johnson said that computer games 'rot the brain' in this Telegraph editorial.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 19th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
Mayor of London invests £1.2m in new London Games Festival

Mayor of London invests £1.2m in new London Games Festival

Boris Johnson has given the UK games industry £1.2m to launch Games London and develop a new London Games Festival.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 19th 2016 at 10:10AM in News

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Minecraft: Story Mode is launching on Wii U this week

Minecraft: Story Mode is launching on Wii U this week

The Wii U edition of Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode is being released this coming Thursday.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jan 19th 2016 at 10:03AM in News
Minecraft console edition's 'biggest update ever' hits PlayStation, Xbox platforms

Minecraft console edition's 'biggest update ever' hits PlayStation, Xbox platforms

A major new update for Minecraft's console release has begun rolling out, Mojang has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 20th 2015 at 8:13AM in News
Minecraft finally coming to Wii U

Minecraft finally coming to Wii U

At long last, Mojang’s Minecraft is set to launch on Nintendo's Wii U.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 7th 2015 at 1:27PM in News
Minecraft looks to be tunnelling its way to Wii U

Minecraft looks to be tunnelling its way to Wii U

It seems as if the long-awaited debut of Minecraft on Nintendo hardware is upon us.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2015 at 10:25AM in News

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FIFA 16 UK digital revenue hits £4.5m in September

FIFA 16 UK digital revenue hits £4.5m in September

EA’s smash hit FIFA 16 dominated the digital market just as much as the physical one, new figures from SuperData reveal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 29th 2015 at 11:27AM in News
Minecraft streamer buys $4.5m property in Hollywood - report

Minecraft streamer buys $4.5m property in Hollywood - report

Popular Youtube content creator Jordan “CaptainSparklez” Maron has reportedly purchased a $4.5m house in the Hollywood Hills.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 15th 2015 at 9:49PM in News
Carmack: Minecraft is 'critically important' to VR

Carmack: Minecraft is 'critically important' to VR

Industry veteran and Oculus VR chief tech officer John Carmack has explained the lengths he went to to secure a virtual reality version of Minecraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 25th 2015 at 4:09PM in News
Minecraft is coming to the Oculus Rift in 2016

Minecraft is coming to the Oculus Rift in 2016

The world’s biggest game will enter virtual reality next year.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 25th 2015 at 10:15AM in News

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Dragon Quest Builders launches in Japan this January

Dragon Quest Builders launches in Japan this January

The Dragon Quest franchise's take on Minecraft will launch this January, Square Enix has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 16th 2015 at 5:27PM in News
Minecraft welcomes five-player, cross-platform multiplayer

Minecraft welcomes five-player, cross-platform multiplayer

Microsoft has announced one of the most significant updates ever to be released for Minecraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 9th 2015 at 2:04PM in News
Minecraft: Story Mode gets boxed release date

Minecraft: Story Mode gets boxed release date

Retailers have confirmed a release for Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode on disc.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 2nd 2015 at 12:21PM in News
Minecraft's Markus Persson: 'I've never felt more isolated'

Minecraft's Markus Persson: 'I've never felt more isolated'

A series of tweets by Minecraft creator Markus Persson has highlighted the developer’s struggles in trying to adjust to his newfound wealth.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2015 at 3:40PM in News

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Mojang's block party - what is next for Minecraft?

Mojang's block party - what is next for Minecraft?

At last week's Minecon at London Excel, MCV sat down exclusively with Mojang COO Vu Bui to talk about what's next for the Swedish giant and its runaway success, Minecraft. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 9th 2015 at 10:01AM in News
Read about the future of Minecraft in this week's issue of MCV

Read about the future of Minecraft in this week's issue of MCV

There's no disputing that Minecraft is the biggest game in the world - but what does the future hold for Mojang's blockbuster title? 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 9th 2015 at 10:00AM in News
Minecon the "largest convention for a single game," according to Guinness

Minecon the "largest convention for a single game," according to Guinness

Guinness World Records has announced MineCon 2015 has broken the record for the “largest convention for a single videogame.”

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2015 at 11:13PM in News
Mojang reveals Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition

Mojang reveals Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition

Microsoft-owned studio Mojang has announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition for release later this year.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 6th 2015 at 5:35AM in News
Microsoft launching Minecraft program for teachers

Microsoft launching Minecraft program for teachers

Microsoft is readying a new online portal for educators to implement hit sandbox game Minecraft as a classroom resource.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 2nd 2015 at 7:22AM in News
Minecraft surpasses 20m units sold on PC

Minecraft surpasses 20m units sold on PC

Minecraft has sold more than 20m copies on Windows and Mac platforms, developer Mojang has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 1st 2015 at 5:55AM in News
Mojang ends Scrolls support, servers shutting down next year

Mojang ends Scrolls support, servers shutting down next year

Mojang is no longer developing content for its card-battle strategy game Scrolls, with the studio confirming plans to shut down servers in 2016.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2015 at 7:16AM in News