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Minecraft to add new boss monster, invisibility potion

By Steve Watts, Aug 24, 2012 2:00pm PDT

A Minecraft snapshot hints at some incoming ideas, like a Withered Boss monster, dyed armor, a potion of invisibility, and more.

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"Man, he sure is rambling a lot, but great update! Still a couple of bugs to sort out though."

- vai90 see all 2 comments

MineCon 2012 held at Disneyland Paris

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 02, 2012 7:45am PDT

Minecraft developer Mojang had said that its second dig 'em up shindig would be held in Europe, following its debut in Las Vegas last year. Today it announced the location, which turns out to be just about the most American place in Europe imaginable--Disneyland Paris.

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Shack PSA: Minecraft 1.3 update available today

By Steve Watts, Aug 01, 2012 8:15am PDT

Minecraft has updated to version 1.3 today, offering a host of new features like Adventure Mode and item trading, while fundamentally changing the underpinnings.

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"Will any newly generated chunks line up? Has the chunk generation algorithm changed?"

- ArbyBean see all 8 comments

Minecraft success a 'fluke' says creator

By Steve Watts, Jul 31, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Minecraft's success was a 'one in a million fluke' according to creator Marcus "Notch" Persson.

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"I totally agree. I think you missed my point. I was just saying that a lot of people attach ..."

- Gwyndion see all 31 comments

Notch: Minecraft XBLA sales hit 3 million

By John Keefer, Jul 20, 2012 10:30am PDT

We knew Minecraft was popular when it came out for Xbox Live Arcade in May, but the popularity apparently is still growing as Marcus "Notch" Persson has tweeted sales have hit 3 million units.

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"They're different games. If they did make them compatible, they would have to dumb down some ..."

- TheIneffableBob see all 5 comments

Minecraft hack resulted in no stolen passwords

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Minecraft was pulled offline this weekend due to a server exploit, but Mojang claims that no passwords or personal information were compromised.

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Minecraft 1.3 update coming August 1

By Steve Watts, Jul 05, 2012 10:00am PDT

Minecraft version 1.3 is due August 1, adding a host of new features and a fundamental change to the single-player structure.

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"it's the bad boyfriend/girlfriend conundrum. You won't break up w/ them until it's really really ..."

- geedeck see all 8 comments

Minecraft XBLA adding DLC costumes

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Minecraft on the Xbox 360 is getting its first DLC content pack, full of costumes like the Covenant Grunt, Trials biker, Splosion Man, and a Minecraft Creeper.

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"Why, thank you. I am a 360 user. I will play my games whereas my ass dictates."

- excessus see all 48 comments

Mojang details Scrolls release plans

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 26, 2012 6:00am PDT

Minecraft creator Mojang is getting ready to start rolling out its next game Scrolls in a Minecraftian manner. Following a closed alpha test, the deck-building boardgame will enter open beta and everyone will be able to buy at a discount and play while it's finished up.

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"I really don't think notch had a whole lot to do with this one. It's his company but he's not ..."

- Gwyndion see all 20 comments

Minecraft for Xbox 360 dev working on 'Adventure' update

By Steve Watts, May 25, 2012 2:15pm PDT

Minecraft XBLA is getting a small update (1.7.3) for pistons, and then developer 4J is moving into the ambitious Adventure update. It calls this "the most difficult update due to the sheer amount of changes."

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"When are the updates supposed to be released? me and my friends have been trying to keep up with ..."

- Dr Giggles110 see all 7 comments

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sells a million copies

By Andrew Yoon, May 14, 2012 1:15pm PDT

It appears that Minecraft's popularity extends beyond the PC. The Xbox 360 Edition of Mojang Specification's iconic crafting game has sold a million copies in less than one week on the market.

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"...with Friends! Buy coins to craft more than 14 blocks per day?"

- =]Milo[= see all 28 comments

Minecraft 360 split-screen requires HDTV

By Alice O'Connor, May 10, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Split-screen co-op is one of the big features Minecraft XBLA boasts over the PC original, but some disappointed players are finding it unexpectedly unavailable to them. It turns out, and is not explained before you buy it, that split-screen is only for HD displays.

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"Good, fuck those guys and their cheap old tvs making my game UI all big and silly looking"

- nodebug see all 27 comments

Minecraft for Xbox 360 'profitable within an hour'

By John Keefer, May 10, 2012 8:00am PDT

We've known that Minecraft has been extremely popular and a cash cow for developer Mojang, so it isn't too much of a surprise to learn that the Xbox 360 version has done extremely well.

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"I just don't get minecraft, tried it twice now in space of months. Going about building crap ..."

- abjectblitz see all 13 comments

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition review

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2012 9:00am PDT

A look at the simplified but still fun Xbox 360 Edition of Minecraft.

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"On PCs and alikes, the world generates randomly as you explore. Its not INFINITE, but to ..."

- excessus see all 25 comments

Minecraft 'experimental' update to ease multiplayer

By Steve Watts, May 04, 2012 10:30am PDT

An upcoming Minecraft update will make multiplayer easier by imitating the style of the Pocket Edition, according to a new snapshot from Mojang.

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