Mojang News


Minecraft is headed to China

By Daniel Perez, May 20, 2016 6:36am PDT

Microsoft and Mojang have partnered with a NetEase, Inc. affiliate to bring Minecraft to China.


Super Mario jumps his way to Minecraft: Wii U Edition for free next week

By Daniel Perez, May 09, 2016 6:43am PDT



"That texture pack and world look really cool. I hope someone figures out a way to get that to ..."

- TroZ see all 4 comments

Oculus meets Minecraft in Gear VR Edition

By John Keefer, Apr 27, 2016 11:55am PDT

It is available today on the Oculus store for $6.99.


Minecraft developer announces, releases Crown and Council for free

By David Craddock, Apr 22, 2016 2:40pm PDT

Described as a 'fast-paced strategy game,' Crown and Council is available on Steam now.


"reviews are not that stellar either. apparently the RNG is brutal and can cost you the entire game."

- vertdang see all 5 comments

Minecraft 1.9 update now available with drastic changes to combat

By Daniel Perez, Feb 29, 2016 8:58am PST

Combat is getting a serious upgrade in Minecraft 1.9 - Combat Update.


"yup.. console versions are almost a year behind the PC version."

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Minecraft 1.9 release date revealed; pre-release patch now available

By Daniel Perez, Feb 17, 2016 1:36pm PST

Minecraft 1.9 is coming soon, but you can experience its pre-release patch as early as right now.


Minecraft gets Loot Crate-like subscription service, Mine Chest

By Daniel Perez, Feb 17, 2016 7:03am PST

We hope it's filled with more Dragon Eggs and less Coal.


"As long as they aren't stupid about inventory and over ordering it is basically free money. "

- rosewood see all 13 comments

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta begins building on July 29

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 04, 2015 11:11am PDT

A slightly newer version of Minecraft is set to hit Windows 10, with the beta set to kick off on July 29.


"Damn, Microsoft is really investing a lot on PC gaming for Win 10."

- doomed see all 17 comments

Minecraft getting free update in time for Minecon 2015 across all console version

By Daniel Perez, Jul 01, 2015 8:00am PDT

Microsoft is releasing a free update today for Minecraft across all console versions that adds a number of tweaks and additional content, such as the Minecon 2015 Skin Pack.


Minecraft developer scraps its collectible-card game, Scrolls

By Daniel Perez, Jun 30, 2015 7:34am PDT

Mojang's Scrolls is being scrapped, although the studio is allowing at least one more year of play for fans of the game.


"They are owned my Microsoft now... and somebody put it into a spreadsheet and saw it didn't make ..."

- Gwyndion see all 9 comments

Minecraft 1.8.5 update should be downloaded 'as soon as possible' according to Mojang

By Daniel Perez, May 22, 2015 8:35am PDT

Mojang has released a patch for Minecraft it recommends its players download "as soon as possible."


Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition celebrates third birthday with Mojang-themed skin pack

By Daniel Perez, May 07, 2015 9:25am PDT

In addition to today's special birthday skin pack, Microsoft is also making the previous two and this one available on Xbox One.


Turkey wants to ban Minecraft for being 'too violent'

By Daniel Perez, Mar 10, 2015 8:13am PDT

Minecraft is being deemed too violent by the Turkish ministry, and as a result, the region is looking to ban the game.


"Ironically, Taleworlds, the developers of Mount and Blade are their star software company."

- d3pr1ved see all 6 comments

2014 in Review: PC Gaming

By Steven Wong, Dec 29, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews takes a look back at some of the most notable news stories and annoucements in PC gaming of the last year.


"Google is paying 75$ per hour! Just work for few hours & spend more time with friends and ..."

- xneenmark see all 7 comments

Minecraft 1.6.4. update includes new creeps, horses, and fireworks

By Daniel Perez, Dec 19, 2014 7:05am PST

Want to kill more creeps, ride a horse off into the sunset, and blast fireworks into the sky? Now you can with the latest update to Minecraft.


"Don't know if you are joking or not but those things have been in the PC version for like at ..."

- Nerdsbeware see all 10 comments