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'Facebook creeps me out,' Notch ends Minecraft for Oculus Rift [Update]

Those eager to cobble together monumental structures in virtual reality will be sad to hear that Minecraft is no longer likely to be developed for the Oculus Rift officially. In August we reported on a series of tweets from Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson in which the developer stated...

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Minecraft developer continues rise in profit, made $128 million in 2013

Mojang, development studio behind the wildly-successful Minecraft, has continued its five-year trend of increased profitability. Mojang revenue topped $237 million in 2012, while a Wall Street Journal article reports that number to have hit $326 million for 2013, which in turn translates to almost...

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Joystiq Weekly: Titanfall, Thief review, Twitch Plays Pokemon and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. This week's news of a new Tony Hawk game isn't exactly...

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Lego Movie producer tapped for 'potential' Minecraft movie

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has revealed that a movie based on the wildly popular sandbox creation game may be headed to theaters at some point in the future. "Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie," Persson tweeted....

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition to get 'significantly bigger worlds'

The mobile version of Minecraft - AKA: Minecraft: Pocket Edition - is being coded to allow for big changes - literally. Developer Mojang announced on its site that the team is "restructuring a lot of code to allow significantly bigger worlds in future updates," as well as tweaking creature AI and...

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Flappy Bird meets Minecraft: the inevitable made into a gif

You can build just about anything in Minecraft, so why not a working version of Flappy Bird? We love it when the internet takes care of the inevitable....

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Minecraft PC surpasses 14 million sold

The original PC version of Minecraft has sold 14 million worldwide, a figure that takes the game's total sales past the 35 million mark, at the very least. That 35 million figure is based on numbers previously given by Mojang for other platforms, including the 10 mill for the mobile Pocket Edition...

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Minecraft sales exceed 1 million in first month on PS3

After a month of generating new lands for PS3 users to explore, Minecraft has sold one million copies on the PlayStation Network. Mojang's David Kaplan shared the news on Mojang's blog, proving that there are actually still people on this Earth that have yet to buy the build-what-you-want adventure...

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Yes, Conan O'Brien's 'Clueless Gamer' skit offers exposure for cash

Conan O'Brien is a beloved TV personality, former Simpsons writer and an abnormally tall redhead, but most importantly, he's a beloved TV personality with a large audience, and therefore frequently receives compensation to feature certain consumer goods on his show. Goods like video games. It's a...

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Notch: 'No current plans' for Minecraft on Wii U

Minecraft developer Mojang has been building bridges to all kinds of platforms for ports of its build-what-you-want hit, but we think we've all been wondering the same thing - when will we be able to construct pixel art of classic gaming sprites using the Wii U GamePad? Judging by Minecraft...

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