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

Minecraft mod support planned

By Garnett Lee, Apr 26, 2011 6:30pm PDT

Minecraft developer Notch laid out the plans for mod support in the game in a post on his blog. They include a licensing agreement and possibly a mod marketplace.


Minecraft clone FortressCraft declared fastest-selling XBLIG title

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 18, 2011 7:00am PDT

According to indie dev ProjectorGames, its Minecraft clone for Xbox 360 has become the new fastest-selling Xbox Live Indie Games title.


Minecraft shares Skyrim's release date

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 08, 2011 6:00am PDT

Though you've doubtless been playing Minecraft for yonks now, the indie dig 'em up finally has a release date--the same day as Skyrim.


Minecraft made $33 million in revenue so far

By Steve Watts, Apr 06, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Minecraft creator Markus Persson has revealed that about 1.8 million people have bought Minecraft, leading to roughly $33 million in revenue.


GDC: Minecraft wins top IGF award

By Steve Watts, Mar 03, 2011 12:30pm PST

Minecraft took top honors at this year's Independent Games Festival awards, snagging both the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game,...


Minecraft Headed to iOS Devices This Year

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 21, 2011 9:00am PST

Indie megastar Minecraft will be released for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad later this year, Gamasutra reports. Rip-offs and clones of Mojang's dig...


"Alice, Minecraft is also coming to Android. Are you going to update the article accordingly?"

- JackAxe see all 79 comments

Daily Filter: January 31, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Jan 31, 2011 6:15pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcom


"Saw a little about Interstellar Marines this weekend. My interest is piqued."

- EnderWigginDA see all 2 comments

Minecraft: Over One Million Sold

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 13, 2011 8:00am PST

We can all appreciate the soft, voluptuous and Rubenesque form of a number with many zeroes so here's another for you--Minecraft yesterday passed...


"Game's primary success factor is the hype train that followed it. It deserves the merit of being ..."

- hyperwired see all 32 comments

LIMBO, Red Dead Redemption, and Mass Effect 2 Most Nominated Games for 11th Annual GDC Awards

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 12, 2011 10:00am PST

The nominees for the 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards have been announced, meaning that we now get to see what games the international...


"How Bad Company 2 did not get nominated for Best Technology is beyond me."

- zardoz555 see all 16 comments

Minecraft Gift Codes Available Now; Get Them Pre-Beta!

By Brian Leahy, Dec 16, 2010 4:00pm PST

If you would like to give the gift of addiction this holiday season, Mojang and the Minecraft gang are now selling gift codes that can be given to...


"This is as mean as getting those you love into Evercrack. Not that I discourage such rude behavior."

- Matt Burris see all 3 comments

Minecraft Entering Beta Later This Month With Price Bump

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 13, 2010 6:00am PST

Dig 'em up and indie darling Minecraft will finally exit the alpha stage of development and enter beta on December 20, creator Markus 'Notch'...


"So, Shack, I thought Minecraft seemed cool but didn't get into it. Now I am thinking that it ..."

- Aztiel see all 28 comments

Minecraft Sells 500,000 Copies; Halloween Update Previewed

By Brian Leahy, Oct 29, 2010 2:00pm PDT

Minecraft has now sold over 500,000 copies, while still in its alpha phase. Beyond that, the game has registered almost 1.6 million users. This...


"Maybe it's just me, and I usually like this kind of stuff, but I don't get the interest in ..."

- phinn see all 64 comments

Super Meat Boy PC Getting Mr. Minecraft, Three Songs On Rock Band Network, Soundtrack Remix Contest

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 22, 2010 3:15pm PDT

Team Meat's crushingly difficult (and insanely fun!) Super Meat Boy launched this week on Xbox Live Arcade to mostly rave reviews. A trio of cool...


"Such a fun game. brickmatt convinced me to get it and I played it last night and most of the day ..."

- OmegaRed59 see all 11 comments

Minecraft Features Detailed, Undergoing Denial of Service Attacks

By Brian Leahy, Oct 21, 2010 1:20pm PDT

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has released some additional details about the game's planned Halloween update. There are six new...


"Six employees and one of them is a CEO... of five employees... WTF?"

- Bensam123 see all 47 comments

Minecraft Halloween Update Detailed

By Brian Leahy, Oct 04, 2010 12:40pm PDT

Minecraft will be getting a Halloween themed update on October 31, according to a blog post by developer Notch. The feature list is written "in...


"I was on the bus in Stockholm today and overheard two people talking about Minecraft using the ..."

- hamliga see all 35 comments