Well, this is pretty damn incredible. »
Visually, this Minecraft map is nothing fancy, but it does demonstrate how the game could be used as a teaching tool.
At Oculus Connect today, the company announced video apps, including Netflix and Twitch, and confirmed Minecraft is getting proper VR support in 2016. An updated Gear VR, compatible with all 2015 Samsung phones, hits in November for $99, but no word on a price or release date for the Rift...yet. »
Boats in Minecraft, due to their durability (or lack thereof), have been nigh impossible (or at least highly aggravating) to use on anything but the open sea for years now. One player took to Reddit to vent a bit on the matter. And thank goodness he did.
The Syrian refugee crisis has become a political flashpoint throughout Europe. Some people are being assholes about it. Then you’ve got this kid, spotted at the “Solidarity with Refugees” march in London. »
Dragon Quest Builders, Square Enix’s new block making RPG feels like a rebellious child—not wanting to acknowledge its heritage, even though it’s really obvious.
Telltale’s episodic Minecraft series will kick off on October 13, the company announced today. Based on the company’s previous releases, new episodes should roll out out every few months or so. »
Minecraft: Pocket Edition gets patched to version 0.12.1 today, adding quite a lot of community-requested features and putting it even closer to its PC version daddy. »
Just when I thought I was sick to death of seeing these kind of things, along comes a Tolkien tribute to blow my socks off. »
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently praised Minecraft. “If you play Minecraft, you’re basically writing code when you’re converting a hammer into a pickax,” said Rubio, according to the AP. “Kids might not realize they’re coding, but that’s going to be almost a basic proficiency just because of the… »
Kurt J. Mac has been walking in the same direction in Minecraft since 2011. It is now September 2015, and he is still going. »
When redditor officialvide showed Minecraft to his dad, his first order of business, after picking up the basics, was to recreate the NYC United Nations Headquarters in-game. Impressive for a WIP, and especially for a first project. Much fancier than a wooden hut, anyway. There are five more renders below.
Planet Minecraft’s “Under The Sea” contest was won by BlockWorks and their amazing “Deep Sea” map, which we featured last month. Meanwhile, Pandora’s Blocks’ “Xephira” nabbed 2nd place, and MysticAbsents’ “Echoes from The Deep” placed 3rd. Check out their (and the other top entries’) pages for more undersea goodness.