Notch Writes A Personal Farewell After Leaving Mojang

Notch Writes A Personal Farewell After Leaving Mojang

In light of the recent news of Microsoft buying Mojang for a reported $2.5 billion, Mojang founder Markus Persson AKA Notch, took to the internet to announce his decision to leave the company. For those who don’t know, Mojang is the company that created the massive hit, Minecraft. Founded just five years ago, Mojang has become quite a big name in the gaming industry after Minecraft ignited quicker than a […]

Can video-game dev tools promote further education?

Can video-game dev tools promote further education?

I remember hearing not so long ago, that during the development of Red Faction: Armageddon ran into a problem whilst map-building. Being a sci-fi game set on Mars, the designers tried to give the buildings a unique kind of look. In 3D design or CAD, you can design whatever you want, physics be damned. So when the team tried to make a building with a predominantly glass ground-floor and concrete […]

Minecraft’s “Notch” Persson To Leave Mojang After Microsoft Deal

Minecraft’s “Notch” Persson To Leave Mojang After Microsoft Deal

Yesterday we posted that Minecraft’s Mojang AB may be in talks to undergo a $2 billion acquisition by Microsoft. Since then, the report has spread like wildfire, leading many industry followers to wonder why the studio’s indie-loving creator would “sell out” to such a large corporation. Believe it or not, sources at Bloomberg claim that “Notch” Persson was responsible for beginning the sale discussion in the first place. This shocking […]

Are Microsoft Nearing Deal To Buy Mojang?

Are Microsoft Nearing Deal To Buy Mojang?

According to The Wall Street Journal Microsoft Corp. are currently in serious discussions to purchase Mojang AB, the beloved Swedish company behind the popular Minecraft franchise. The rumored price of the acquisition is said to be $2 billion dollars, and we could have a signed deal by the end of the week. Minecraft first came out in 2009 and has sold more than 50 million copies, last year alone Mojang […]

How To Upload PS3/Xbox 360 Minecraft Saves To PS4/Xbox One

How To Upload PS3/Xbox 360 Minecraft Saves To PS4/Xbox One

After extensive delays and complications, Minecraft has finally arrived on PS4 and Xbox One. As far as graphics and gameplay are concerned, the previous and current-gen versions are almost identical. However, the biggest change to be found in the updated builds, is that your created worlds can be up to 36 times larger than what was possible on PS3 or Xbox 360. Another huge draw for the new version, is […]

Minecraft arrives on PS4!

Minecraft arrives on PS4!

Minecraft has unexpectedly arrived on PlayStation 4 today despite being left out of the original weekly PS store update. The much-awaited current-gen console version of Minecraft is now available for download to PS4 users, and will launch on Xbox One this Friday. News is still awaited on the release date for the PS Vita version. The road to Minecraft’s launch on PlayStation 4 has not been entirely without bumps. It […]

Minecraft coming to Xbox One September 5th

Minecraft coming to Xbox One September 5th

Microsoft has just announced that the long-awaited Xbox One version of Mojang’s immensely popular sandbox game, Minecraft, is set to release this Friday, September 5th. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Releases September 5th Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will retail for $19.99 (or your regional equivalent), but there is good news for gamers who already have the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft. The Xbox One version of Minecraft will only cost $4.99 for players who have previously purchased the […]

Most-Awaited Xbox One Version Of Minecraft Soon To Be Released

Most-Awaited Xbox One Version Of Minecraft Soon To Be Released

Fanatics of Minecraft have always been waiting for the launching of their favorite game on Xbox One, for a very long time now. The game developers, too, have made a promise to make their fans discover the exact time when the game is going to be available in its new version. For games to be up for release, they must go through certification via Microsoft and Sony before they become […]

Doctor Who Coming to Minecraft on Xbox 360

Doctor Who Coming to Minecraft on Xbox 360

It’s official, Microsoft Studios, Mojang and BBC have announced a deal that will bring Doctor Who to the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft. For those of you who don’t know, Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction television drama in the world. The story follows the Doctor as he explores the universe, travelling in his TARDIS (a sentient time-travelling space ship). Thanks to this deal, Minecraft players will soon […]

No Minecon 2014? Aiming for Spring 2015!

No Minecon 2014? Aiming for Spring 2015!

One of Minecraft’s biggest conventions will not be making its annual appearance this year. COO Vui Bui made a statement on the company blog announcing this news. COO Vu Bui said that Minecon will purposely be held in the 2015 year because thats what works best for the company. “While we don’t have a set date for the next MINECON just yet, I wanted to let everyone know that it […]