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Trials Evolution, Minecraft XBLA dated and priced in 'Arcade Next' promotion

By Steve Watts, Mar 22, 2012 11:30am PDT

Microsoft has announced the "Arcade Next" promotion, and in the process spilled release dates and prices for Trials Evolution, Bloodforge, Fable Heroes, and Minecraft.


Minecraft creator Notch chats about design, regrets and piracy

By Garnett Lee, Mar 12, 2012 11:15am PDT

Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson took the stage for his "fireside chat" with a beer in hand. The fireplace was naturally a retro 8-bit...


"I took a break because I wanted to play it with a friend, and at the time SMP was very very ..."

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Minecraft XBLA offers split-screen, no Kinect at launch

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2012 4:45pm PST

Minecraft for XBLA will feature split-screen play, but it will lack Kinect functionality at launch.


Minecraft 1.2 adds jungle, golems, new height limits

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2012 10:15am PST

Minecraft has updated to version 1.2, which doubles the map height limit, and adds iron golems, cats, ocelots, and better AI.


Minecraft developer hires community members

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 29, 2012 2:30pm PST

Minecraft developer Mojang Specifications has hired some of its community members to help build a new server API and better server support.


Minecraft studio shows off Legos

By Steve Watts, Feb 16, 2012 12:00pm PST

Mojang Specifications is in Copenhagen to show off the upcoming Minecraft sets at LEGOworld, and has posted the first images and video on its blog.


Minecraft unofficial 'World Explorer' mobile app free

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 01, 2012 5:00pm PST

World Explorer, an app for iOS and Android that lets players take the full Minecraft experience on-the-go, is now free for a limited time.


Official LEGO Minecraft sets in the works

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 24, 2012 4:15pm PST

LEGO Cuusoo has announced that official LEGO Minecraft sets have been approved, and are entering the design stage.


Minecraft XBLA may speed update process

By Steve Watts, Jan 20, 2012 9:15am PST

4J Studios, the development team behind the Minecraft XBLA port, says that Microsoft recognizes its slow game update cycle and is working to speed it up to help the game reach parity with the PC version.


Minecraft hits 20M registered users

By Steve Watts, Jan 16, 2012 9:30am PST

Minecraft has hit 20 million registered users, creator Markus "Notch" Persson has announced.


Mojang currently working on three unannounced games

By Steve Watts, Jan 13, 2012 1:45pm PST

Mojang Specifications, the studio that made Minecraft and the upcoming Scrolls, has three more unannounced games in development. Two are planned for announcement and possible release in the first half of this year.


Minecraft 1.1 update adds world options, bow enchantments

By Steve Watts, Jan 12, 2012 10:30am PST

Mojang Specifications has released Minecraft 1.1, adding bow enchantments, a Golden Apple recipe, world type options, and more.


Mineways lets you print Minecraft creations

By Steve Watts, Jan 04, 2012 9:45am PST

An open-source program called Mineways lets you create 3D models of your Minecraft creations and print them on your own 3D printer, or send them to a printer service to have shipped to you.


Mojang wants Minecraft Pocket to improve organically

By Steve Watts, Dec 30, 2011 7:00am PST

Minecraft: Pocket Edition will be expanding, but even Mojang business developer Daniel Kaplan can't say the exact form it will take by the time the company releases version 1.0.


Minecraft review

By Steve Watts, Dec 16, 2011 1:15pm PST

After a long time in various states of completion, Minecraft's official release is available. Shacknews contributing writer Steve Watts