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Microsoft unearths a Windows Phone version of Minecraft

Minecraft is already available on myriad platforms ranging from its native PC to the PlayStation 4 and the iPhone, and now the hyper-successful sandbox exploration hit can also be found on Windows Phone devices. Like other versions of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the game is abridged in comparison...

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Classic Star Wars skins make the jump to Minecraft for Xbox

Did the teaser for JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens ... ahem ... awaken within you a burning nostalgia for the Star Wars franchise? If so, you're in luck: skins designed after Galactic Civil War-era Star Wars characters are now available for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Priced a...

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition gets a facelift with update 0.10

Minecraft: Pocket Edition was patched to version 0.10 this week, an update that brought with it not only the usual bug fixes and general improvements (baby animals can now swim instead of sinking like rocks to a watery grave, for example), but visual enhancements as well. A graphical update may ...

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CoD: Advanced Warfare sees off big names to retain UK No. 1

It's that time of year when big-name franchises chuck lengthily-titled entries onto shelves, and the games with the longest names prevail. This week, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare kept top spot in the UK charts, holding off the likes of Assassin's Creed: Unity, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, L...

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Microsoft completes acquisition of Minecraft studio

Microsoft has successfully acquired Minecraft developer Mojang, completing a $2.5 billion purchase announced in September. Minecraft earned a reported $326 million in revenue in 2013 across game sales, ports and merchandising. Minecraft creator and Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson has si...

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Joystiq Deals: Ultimate Minecraft Creeper Gear Bundle

Today on Joystiq Deals, we're offering up the Ultimate Creeper Gear Bundle, allowing you to express your fandom for Minecraft's iconic baddie in many loving ways. The $34.99 package includes a Creeper-themed beanie, a scarf, a poster, three stickers, and a cube-shaped Creeper head. For $30 more you...

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Minecraft's 'Titan City' took two years, 4.5 million blocks to build

What you see here is a labor of love -- emphasis on labor. 19-year-old Delaware student Duncan Parcells spent two years hand-building "Titan City" in the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft, releasing finished versions this week for Microsoft's console and for PC platforms. Titan City's furnished build...

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Report: Minecraft movie finds its builder

Deadline reports that Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy is in talks with Warner Bros. to help develop the feature film based on Mojang's $2.5 billion giant, Minecraft. With production helmed by the same producer behind the popular LEGO Movie, Roy Lee, the Minecraft property offers Warner B...

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Minecraft coming to Windows Phone, 'much to do' says dev

It shouldn't be surprising that not even a month after Microsoft purchased Minecraft developer Mojang, there is word that Minecraft: Pocket Edition will find a new home on the Windows Phone platform. "Yes, Minecraft: Pocket Edition *is* coming to the Windows Phone," tweeted Jens Bergensten, the gam...

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Minecraft Vita also coming to North America next week

Lagging behind its European branch's announcement earlier in the week, Sony America has revealed an October 14 release date for Minecraft on Vita. The irony is, as ever, the $20 game will hit PSN stateside a day before it hits Europe. PSN traditions are odd traditions. Anyway, Sony did clarify o...

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