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Minecraft update 1.11 now available for PC and Mac

By Daniel Perez, Nov 16, 2016 8:23am PST

Minecraft: The Exploration Update 1.11 is now available to download on both PC and Mac.


Minecraft's 'Boss Update' adds boss fights to Minecraft

By David Craddock, Aug 29, 2016 6:00am PDT

Boss battles will roll out this fall, but you can get a sneak peek today.


"It's weird to me that this genre has gotten so little attention from AAA studios. Even a ..."

- Zek see all 12 comments

Telltale announces release date for Episode 7 of Minecraft: Story Mode

By David Craddock, Jul 18, 2016 12:29pm PDT

Episode 7, 'Access Denied,' will feature a guest star when it arrives later this month.


Minecraft film building to a May 2019 release date

By David Craddock, Jun 27, 2016 12:40pm PDT

Piece by piece, Minecraft will assemble in theaters less than two years from now.


"oh, cool! The mini-golf course that I finished about a month ago should show up one you update ..."

- TroZ see all 19 comments

Minecraft tops 100 million units sold worldwide

By John Keefer, Jun 02, 2016 8:40am PDT

That's a lot of blocks.


"Everybody has a phone. A lot of people have no idea the difference in feature sets. I was just ..."

- BeowolfSchaefer see all 15 comments

Minecraft clips featuring Mario Mash-Up DLC pulled due to copyright claims

By David Craddock, May 20, 2016 1:50pm PDT

YouTube's copyright system is flagging Minecraft: Wii U Edition content, leading to a swell of complaints from users.


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

Microsoft Research adds touch component to VR

By John Keefer, May 05, 2016 8:50am PDT

Imagine building a castle in Minecraft with your hands ...


"cool I didn't know it had a name This video is kind of neat ..."

- Modulus see all 8 comments

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition includes top seven paid-DLC packs

By David Craddock, May 04, 2016 2:10pm PDT

The new Minecraft bundle will be available exclusively on Xbox One later this June.


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: Eyes-on with Oculus Rift

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 03, 2016 11:00am PST

Minecraft has grown by leaps and bounds over the past five years, but its most impressive display might have come last week, courtesy of an Oculus Rift version. Shacknews straps on a headset and checks out Minecraft in virtual reality.


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."

- Shadowdane see all 6 comments

Minecraft explores Overworld Update on Windows 10 and Pocket Edition today with new skins

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 18, 2016 6:01am PST

The first major update of the year for Minecraft: Pocket Edition and the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta are going live today and Mojang would like to offer up some new skins to those users to celebrate.


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.