Virtual Reality

'Minecraft' gets bossy next month with new support for Oculus Touch controllers

Mojang recently said that the upcoming Boss Update for Minecraft will add support for Oculus Touch and Xbox Wireless controllers. The latter means Samsung Gear VR owners will be able to play the game using Microsoft's new…

Xbox One S hardware bundle includes cross-platform ‘Minecraft’, added content

Microsoft will launch a new Xbox One S hardware bundle at the end of September that includes downloadable copies of Minecraft for the Xbox One and Windows 10, along with an array of bonus Minecraft-themed goodies.

The Boss Update for 'Minecraft Pocket Edition' and Win 10 unleashes the Kraken

Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition are being invaded by massive bosses thanks to an upcoming update that may arrive in October. This update will also include ocean locations where many bosses will lurk, waiting to…
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Virtual Reality

Mojang and Oculus open up a whole new world with VR ‘Minecraft’ for Windows 10

Mojang and Oculus have launched a free upgrade to "Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta" that enables support for the Oculus Rift VR headset. The update adds features like a new turning system, DirectX 11 optimization, and Xbox One…
Virtual Reality

‘Minecraft’ takes big step into VR, will add Oculus Rift support next week

If you want to step inside the world of Minecraft, next week is your chance. The Windows 10 version of the game will support the Oculus Rift next week, according to a Mojang employee's Twitter post.
Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift support will take players deeper into ‘Minecraft’ than ever before

Studio Mojang revealed this week that Oculus Rift support is in the works for its massively popular building-block construction sim Minecraft, making the experience more immersive and absorbing than ever.

What was it like to be in London during the Great Fire? A museum is using Minecraft to find out

The Museum of London has contracted professional Minecraft world-builders Blockworks and Dragnoz to produce a series of maps that digitally recreate the Great Fire of London for an upcoming exhibit.

Microsoft releases Project Malmo, its education-focused ‘Minecraft’ AI tool

Minecraft has delivered countless hours of fun for people all around the world -- but a new tool released to the public today might also make it an important asset to AI research.
Movies & TV

The ‘Minecraft’ movie now has an official release date

The upcoming film based on the wildly popular open-world game Minecraft will premiere in standard, IMAX, and 3D theaters May 24, 2019, according to Warner Bros. Pictures and Mojang.

Mojang now offering early — and free — access to the Minecraft: Education Edition

Mojang has thrown open the early access doors to its Education Edition of Minecraft, allowing qualified teachers and schools to check out the game for free. Education Edition will go on sale tin September, costing between $1 to $5…
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Minecraft hits milestone, Pebble’s Core likes Alexa, Google’s podcars hit the horn 2:11

Minecraft's popularity shows no sign of slowing down, Pebble rolls out some new gear on Kickstarter, including an interesting connected device, and Google's self-driving cars get a very human feature.