PC, IPHONE, IPAD, MAC, XB360, XBOX ONE, PS4, PS3, PSVITA / Simulation / Release: Nov 18, 2011 / ESRB: U

Notch proposes Quake match to settle Scrolls dispute with Zenimax

By Steve Watts, Aug 17, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Markus "Notch" Persson has challenged Bethesda to a Quake 3 tournament to settle the legal dispute over the Scrolls trademark, claiming that if he loses he'll change the name to whatever they wish.


Minecraft MineCon tickets now on sale at $99

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 11, 2011 10:45am PDT

Got $99 and a love of all things Minecraft? Tickets for the official 2011 MineCon are now on sale, and a little more has been revealed of what exactly will be going on there in Las Vegas this November.


Minecraft conference MineCon dated for November

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 03, 2011 11:45am PDT

MineCon, an event meant to celebrate the official release of the beloved, world-building sandbox, Minecraft, will be held in Las Vegas on November 18-19.


Minecraft adding 'creepy' Endermen mob

By Steve Watts, Aug 01, 2011 12:30pm PDT

Markus "Notch" Persson has described a new Minecraft enemy called the Endermen, coming to the game with the Adventure Update.


Humble Indie Bundle 3 adds Minecraft full trial

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 29, 2011 5:00am PDT

Making the Humble Indie Bundle 3 even better, your 'pay what you want' purchase now lets you play Minecraft for free until August 14. It's not a copy to keep, but we can hardly complain.


Minecraft creator discusses Xbox 360 port, Kinect functionality

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 14, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Although the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft is largely based on the original PC game, Notch admits that it is "a new product... designed to work better on a console and to focus on the types of experiences you expect when playing games on a console."


Daily Filter: June 30, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Jun 30, 2011 6:45pm PDT

Today's Filter has trailers for MX vs. ATV Alive, UFC Personal Trainer, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Minecraft, and more. Also note: Many of these trailers have us shaking out heads! Try to guess which ones!


IGF 2012 submissions now open

By Jeff Mattas, Jun 30, 2011 1:30pm PDT

Submissions are now open for the 14th annual Independent Games Festival, which will be held, as usual, at the 2012 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Some exciting changes to the festival's format have also been announced.


Scrolls release plan to mimic that of Minecraft

By Xav de Matos, Jun 29, 2011 6:30pm PDT

Mojang Specification, the team formed in the wake of Minecraft's success, has announced its next game, Scrolls, will follow a release plan similar to Notch's popular PC title.


Minecraft 'Pistons' patch coming soon

By Garnett Lee, Jun 27, 2011 4:45pm PDT

In his latest blog update, Minecraft creator Notch reveals that the Pistons patch is coming early, but that it might be a long wait for the Adventure update.


LulzSec targets EVE Online, Minecraft, Escapist, League of Legends [Update]

By Steve Watts, Jun 14, 2011 1:00pm PDT

LulzSec, the hacker group behind a string of recent attacks on game companies, has now targeted EVE Online, Minecraft, and the gaming Web site The Escapist. Minecraft is back online, but the other two remain down.


Minecraft 1.7 'adventure update' incoming

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 13, 2011 6:00am PDT

The indie sandbox dig 'em up is to get some actual goals with update 1.7, which developer Mojang is calling the "adventure update."


Minecraft coming to Xbox 360 with Kinect support

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2011 10:33am PDT

Indie mega-hit Minecraft is coming to Xbox 360 this winter, complete with Kinect support.


Minecraft dev hoping to publish indies

By Alice O'Connor, May 17, 2011 7:00am PDT

The indie dig 'em up's developer Mojang Specifications is considering co-publishing other indie games, hoping to get one out this fall.


Minecraft might celebrate launch with MinecraftCon 2011

By Alice O'Connor, May 11, 2011 9:30am PDT

Minecraft's makers are considering holding a fan convention in Las Vegas to celebrate the dig 'em up's official launch on 11/11/11.