Over the last six years, Adam ‘SkyDoesMinecraft’ Dahlberg made a name for himself through Minecraft videos, amassing 11 million subscribers on YouTube. He’s now done with it and is retiring from making Minecraft videos. In two notably different videos, one kid-friendly and one not, he said he no longer enjoys the…
It’s been two years since Microsoft bought Minecraft, and the new owners are faced with a conundrum: what do you do with a game that is already a phenomenon?
Avengers: Infinity War may not be as connected to its follow-up movie as we thought. Take a look at a few new minor characters from the world of Rogue One. A familiar face is returning to Doctor Who. Plus, what’s to come from the CW/DC TV universe, new looks at tonight’s Agents of SHIELD, and the Minecraft movie gets…
Minecraft and LEGO go together like peanut butter and jam, Donald and Ivanka, and you can score the free-form Minecraft Crafting Box today for $34, within 10 cents of an all-time low. Even if you don’t want this for yourself, there are surely some kids on your holiday shopping list who would love to get this.
A whole series of Minecraft novels are reportedly set to hit shelves, with the endeavor kicked off with a book by Max Brooks, author of World War Z. And why not? A giant, successful game is obviously ripe for being adapted into other media, and Minecraft is already set to be a movie released in 2019. Hopefully, the…
A war is raging on one of the longest-running servers in Minecraft, 2b2t. Some of the battle is fought with diamond swords and lava buckets, as you might expect, but the rest of it unfolds with racist memes, shocking gore and porn, as well as monstrous contraptions designed to make the server literally unplayable.…
Climb aboard kids—it’s time to tune in, drop out, and have your mind expanded.
Minecraft fans, rejoice! The popular sandbox video game will finally be playable in virtual reality as soon as next week. Mojang employee Tommaso Checchimade made the announcement earlier today in a tweet.
In a deliciously meta update, Redditor Requag built a working version of Pokemon Fire Red for Gameboy Advance within the world of Minecraft. It’s not fully functional, but it’s still pretty cool.
Each year, the opening of the Serpentine Pavilion heralds the beginning of summer with a temporary structure installed in a London garden. This year, the pavilion was designed by Bjarke Ingels, the Danish superstar architect who was recently brought onboard to design Hyperloop One stations. Depending on where you…
Honestly, it’s pretty creepy.
The newest addition to Lego’s Minecraft collection is also the largest to date. The Village set, which weighs in at 1,600 pieces, now gives Alex, Steve, and other characters plenty of places to hang out including a library, a blacksmith, a butcher, and a marketplace. And there’s no risk of any of those buildings…
Microsoft has announced that it’s starting to use Minecraft as a space in which to build, test and develop new artificial intelligence systems. The new platform, developed by academics, will be made available to everyone over the summer.
It looks like Mattel has decided to test the dedication of die-hard Hot Wheels collectors and completionists. The line’s first Minecraft-themed vehicle, the Minecart, is a perfect recreation of the one appearing in the game. So in other words, it’s nothing more than a box on wheels.
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.
The reveal of Minecraft: Story Mode was met with a lot of internet skepticism in 2014—could a narrative-driven take even work for such an open-ended exploration game? I’ve played through the first episode of the new series, and can say with confidence that yes, actually, a story fits Minecraft pretty damn well.