Entries in 'minecraft' (69)

YouTube reveals its 10 most popular games of all time

YouTube reveals its 10 most popular games of all time

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, YouTube has revealed the 10 most popular video games of all time on its service.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 14th 2015 at 3:56AM in News
HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition

Microsoft’s new chief executive has revealed that HoloLens played a crucial role in the company's acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 5th 2015 at 1:29PM in News
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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