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.
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.
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.
Jamie Alexander reveals a bit about Sif’s role in Thor: Ragnarok, we learn all about the practical effects in Goosebumps, and there are new details about a major character’s return to Supernatural. Plus, we know when Pacific Rim will start filming. Spoilers now!
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.
A writer from season eight already has some ideas for Doctor Who season nine. The Minecraft movie suffers a major setback. Avengers: Age of Ultron will definitely impact Agents of SHIELD. The Teen Titans show will film its pilot next year. And what "traumatic" scene will be in Game of Thrones season five? Spoilers…
Star Wars has announced the return of another actor. Ryan Gosling's rumored to be in all the genre films. Could Batman v. Superman be building Wonder Woman's home in New Mexico? See a first look at Alexander Siddig in Game of Thrones. Plus, more details on Interstellar and Terminator: Genisys. Spoilers now!
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:
Joseph Braybrook, who works at the UK Ordnance Survey, has proven himself to be the ultimate builder of worlds, with the creation of this amazing rendering of Great Britain, using extensive geographic data.
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.