Entries in 'minecraft' (122)

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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
Minecraft Lego set images leaked

Minecraft Lego set images leaked

New images of the upcoming Minecraft-themed Lego sets have leaked, courtesy of Russian Lego retailer Mir Kibikov.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 14th 2014 at 11:01PM in News
Mojang confirms Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows Phone

Mojang confirms Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows Phone

Microsoft-owned Mojang has confirmed the mobile edition of its hit sandbox title Minecraft will see a release on Windows Phone.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 12th 2014 at 3:34AM in News
Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition dated in UK

Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition dated in UK

The Vita version of Minecraft finally has a release date in the UK and Europe.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 9th 2014 at 9:16AM in News
Mojang reassures Minecraft YouTubers, pledges support

Mojang reassures Minecraft YouTubers, pledges support

Individuals and groups who make a living from posting Minecraft videos on YouTube are safe, Mojang has asserted.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 8th 2014 at 3:24PM in News
Mojang says licensing remains a small part of its Minecraft business

Mojang says licensing remains a small part of its Minecraft business

The business of Minecraft will remain very much in improving and developing the game, creator Mojang has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 8th 2014 at 3:10PM in News
Retail version of Minecraft landing on Xbox One one month after PS4

Retail version of Minecraft landing on Xbox One one month after PS4

It seems that Microsoft’s $2.5bn acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang doesn’t mean the retail version of the brick-building game will launch on Xbox One ahead of its rival, the PS4.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:43AM in News
Minecraft PS4 heads to retail next month

Minecraft PS4 heads to retail next month

Sony has announced the PlayStation 4 edition of Minecraft will receive a retail release in Europe and North America.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 19th 2014 at 12:58AM in News