Minecraft on the Switch will get its long awaited Bedrock update on June 21, Nintendo has announced. The free update adds cross-play with Xbox One and Android devices, as well as Xbox achievements. But starting in September, players will need a paid Switch Online subscription to keep playing online.
Someone recreated Super Mario Odyssey’s New Donk City in Minecraft. They built it using the base version and the whole thing took about three weeks. While the scale and scope is impressive, the pixel art-adorned buildings are the best part. You can see the whole thing in more detail over on Imgur.
Skins uploaded to the official Minecraft site have affected over 50,000 Minecraft accounts with malware, according to a report by security firm Avast.
Hundreds of schools across the U.K. closed today after receiving bomb threats via email. The threats were later discovered to be a hoax tied to a Minecraft server rivalry.
Octovon, a group of Minecraft players so good at building maps that they’re available for commissions, are responsible for this absolute work of art.
When a game owned by Microsoft is available on a Nintendo console, things are sometimes going to get awkward.
Ender Dragon is Minecraft’s final boss, a serpentine collection of dark blocks that launches fireballs at the player. Minecraft speedrunners have long struggled with it, but this week speedrunners finally discovered how to bypass the Dragon altogether. It’s already led to a world record.
Minecraft fans got the chance to vote on what would become the game’s next enemy type during MineCon Earth 2017 this weekend. They chose the one that tries to kill you if you don’t get enough sleep.
The first half of 2017 was crammed with exceptional games. That high tide ebbed in May, and I’ve spent the last couple of weeks going back and catching up on what I missed. I’ve also spent a lot of time playing Minecraft, a game that came out almost six years ago.
Minecraft now has Stranger Things costumes. Actually, Stranger Things skins to be more precise. The game’s latest pack will let you explore and build as up to fifty different characters from the show, including from season two, so be warned, the DLC does include spoilers.
The piece above, called “The Perfect Marionette,” took first place in a recent Minecraft sculpture contest, reminding us that not only are games art, they can also be amazing platforms for creating it.
Fancy construction sets are nice, but there’s plenty of building to do in Minecraft proper. The first wave of Minecraft Adventure Figures from Jinx are the perfect way to just hang out at your desk with Steve and the gang.
For the past several years, Mocchi Hajikura has been working on recreating the classic Studio Ghibli film Laputa: Castle In The Sky in Minecraft. His work is now finished.
Minecraft’s “Better Together” update launches today. It allows players on Xbox, mobile, VR, and Windows 10 to play together. It also adds a host of new features like new host options, game start rules, and parrots (!!!). The Nintendo Switch version, unfortunately, isn’t ready yet, but Mojang says it’ll be out this…
Minecraft New Nintendo 3DS Edition is available today on the Nintendo eShop. Just in case you were looking for your 17th version of the game. You can play it on your New 3DS or New 2DS XL.
Outside of painted cardboard boxes and foam, toys are the best way to play with Minecraft in the real world. Jinx’s second series of Minecraft Craftables vinyl toys feature nine collectible kits that combine together into three iconic Minecraft locales.
Over the next two months Microsoft will be releasing some very Minecraft-themed pieces of hardware: an Xbox One S and two controllers. They have gone all in on the branding, to surprisingly excellent effect.
Pixelmon, a robust Pokémon-themed modification for Minecraft released in 2012, can no longer be downloaded. The developers say the take down is the result of a request by The Pokémon Company itself.