And now for the most impressive thing I’ve seen all day: a Minecraft cell phone that not only works, it can make video calls from inside the game. It’s amazing.
Code.org recently launched a Star Wars-themed “Hour of Code” tutorial, and today they’re geeking it up a notch: a brand-new program is based in the world of Minecraft.
Minecraft welcomes millions of young players every day and is home to all kinds of nerdery. Now, a team of chemists hope to bring the two together by helping children take their first blocky steps into the world of biochemistry inside the virtual building environment.
Laser scanning has helped England do everything from discovering new things about Stonehenge to planning better flood infrastructure. Now, the country has made the entirety of its massive trove of scans available for free—in part because of requests from everyone from researchers to Minecraft players.
Spencer Kern built a new PC recently, but he didn’t just go and build any old tower with some fans. He wanted a Minecraft-themed computer, and boy did he make one.
School’s out for summer, which means that it is up to you, the parents, to stop your kids’ minds from rotting over the next six weeks. So no pressure there, then.
Someone at the British Geological Survey managed to convince a boss that engaging with the kids via Minecraft might be a good idea, so here we all are reading about accurate maps of West Thurrock, York and Ingleborough that have been built using existing national topography and geology databases.
Minecraft is a game we’ve seen countless times before. And yet! The virtual reality demo showcased by Microsoft today makes the game almost seem brand new.
The best way to describe Minecraft is as “digital LEGO,” so I guess it was inevitable that LEGO would make their own version too.
Making a username in a fit of rage can lead to some pretty silly situations. Just ask the Minecraft player who gave themselves the username ‘MojangSucksDick.’
The timer ticks down toward zero. We tear across the Boneyard, one of Halo: Reach’s best multiplayer maps, my good friend Rus driving with me sitting shotgun. I’m clutching the blue flag in hands that would be sweating if they were real. We shed our red teammates like skin; they race past us going the other direction…
Minecraft is a lot of different things to a lot of different people; a place to build a word processor, recreate Westeros or trap incredible monsters. For many players it's simply about survival, which means making sure you have shelter at night, forging armor and weapons with which you can fend off attackers,…
The six new Lego Minecraft sets are now available for purchase on Lego online. Currently they have the limit set at 5 sets per set if you are planning on grabbing a bunch of them. Hurry though, I'm guessing they won't last long.
This is madness. What you are looking at is not a screenshot of Simcity. It is a megalopolis made entirely in Minecraft using 4.5 million blocks over the course of two years on an Xbox 360 (!) Its name is Titan City and yes, it's completely insane, especially when you get up close:
Though not slated for release until November, Mir Kubikov, a chain of franchise Lego stores in Russia has prematurely placed the new Minecraft sets in their online store. Though the images are not high resolution, all the pertinent set information is there including some great images of the new Minecraft minifigures.
The British Museum is one of the world's most iconic collections of artefacts and art from thousands of years of human history - and now it wants to recreate itself in Minecraft as part of a debate on the relationship between the public and art collections in the Digital Age.
This week we're seeing a lot of updates of existing apps to new shiny iOS 8 alternatives, but the other platforms are getting a lot of love as well. Here's some of the apps you might of missed during the iOS 8 rush.
Minecraft is a sprawling game with a huge, enthusiastic fanbase. But to outsiders like Conan O'Brien, the cubist adventure can look a little juvenile... which is probably why he imagined the Minecraft team celebrating their $2.5 billion deal with Microsoft like this.
More than any other title in very recent history, Minecraft has permanently changed gaming. Motion control? 1080p at 60 frames per second? They've got nothing on an infinite world full of vaguely 8-bit-looking blocks. With its purchase of Minecraft and the studio behind it, Microsoft isn't just buying a game; it's…