This Minecraft statue of Mario is different than other Minecraft statues of Mario. Because this one is official.
Nintendo has a complicated history with YouTube, to say the least. So when Nintendo characters were added to Minecraft recently, people were skeptical. Wouldn’t the company apply the same draconian copyright measures to Minecraft videos on YouTube? They weren’t supposed to! But, well, they did.
Minecraft is coming to China! Mojang just announced that it has partnered with mainland China’s NetEase to bring the PC and mobile versions to the country. No word yet as to exactly when this will happen.
In Japan, over a million copies of Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition have been sold, making it the package version the biggest selling PS Vita title in the country.
On May 17, the digital version of Minecraft: Wii U Edition will get a free update that brings the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, which features Mario skins, music, item textures, and a Super Mario-themed world.
Pictured above: six kilometers by six kilometers of pure magnificence, in Minecraft map form.
In Minecraft, a few block types like sand, gravel, or water are affected by gravity, and that’s mostly it for the in-game physics. In this animation, however, it takes very little for a painstakingly built mansion to totally and utterly collapse.
The Great Pyramid of Meereen, as depicted in the Game of Thrones TV show, as depicted in Minecraft. It’s as far from the books as you can get, but at least you can explore this version.
Like chocolate and peanut butter, Minecraft and virtual reality go together about as well as two things can. This is easily one of the best things I’ve done in VR.
Today, courtesy of a Minecraft map, we get a glimpse of a grim future brought on by an economic crisis, which started shortly after Donald Trump became President of the United States.
Today in the New York Times Magazine there’s a pretty great story about the Minecraft phenomenon, approached deftly by Clive Thompson in a way that offers new insight into a story we’ve all heard thousands of times before.
In 2013, work began on a Minecraft comic, with a theme that was basically “Dragon Ball meets Adventure Time”. It never got close to the finish line, for a variety of reasons, but we can still take a quick look at it thanks to writer Brandon Sheffield, who has shared some of the art and background to the project.
And, since the Minecraft version of Times Square is not an absolute clustereff of pedestrians, you get to hang around and enjoy the sights. Yay!
Monument Valley is a pretty great iOS game. It’s so great, in fact, that it inspired a pretty great Minecraft map to go with it, and it does invoke the game’s visuals quite well (that is, until you go first-person, like you tend to do in Minecraft.)
This is what happens when Minecraft, a love for Doctor Who, video editing skills, and a spiffy custom map meet.
Telltale has announced a third season of The Walking Dead for later this year (via Mashable), in addition to new Minecraft episodes—three total—in 2016. The Walking Dead will reportedly pick up on threads from the last season, but in an “unexpected” way, whatever that means.
Hey, have you finished Undertale? If you haven’t, there’s massive spoilers within. But if you have, get ready for an extremely cool Minecraft build: a playable version of Undertale’s final boss fight.
Over the weekend, after months of pressure from my children, I started playing Minecraft on my iPhone. The children play it on the iPad, in creative mode, trundling around in unlimited diamond armor. Being an adult, I settled into survival mode: spawned onto the savanna, got slaughtered by monsters of the night for a…
Microsoft has announced that it’s starting to use Minecraft as a space in which to build, test and develop new artificial intelligence systems. The new platform, developed by academics, will be made available to everyone over the summer.