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Computing

Third-party Minecraft community lost 7 million user passwords, and didn’t inform users

Minecraft community Lifeboat is under fire after a series of security errors facilitated a major breach, with up to seven million users thought to be affected.
Gaming

Now you can play Minecraft from the comfort of your Samsung Gear VR

You can now buy Minecraft in yet another format with its $7 Gear VR debut, featuring everything from the Pocket Edition to two new VR-specific viewing modes.
Gaming

Minecraft sells 10,000 copies per day — teaches computational thinking

Minecraft continues to be staggeringly popular, all the while introducing kids to computational thinking. It might even beat the government in terms of getting kids interested in programming.
Gaming

The largest Lego Minecraft set is coming to steal your time this summer

The Village is the largest, and most complex, Lego Minecraft set we've seen, and it's coming to steal your time away this summer. With 1,600 pieces inside, and a $200 price tag, you'll need to be a serious fan to pick one up.
Gaming

Group of kids earn $15,000 scholarship by playing Minecraft 1:05

A five-person team aged 10 to 14 now has $15,000 to split toward their college funds after winning a Minecraft competition. 450 teams across the US and Canada participated, and the next competition could have even more.
Computing

Microsoft plans to use Minecraft to test our future robotic overlords

Microsoft has announced that its latest method of utilizing the Minecraft franchise is to open up the game to AI researchers, who can use the game as a testbed to see how AI reacts to unexpected situations.
Gaming

Minecraft’s new ‘Combat Update’ overhauls fighting mechanics

Mojang has released a major update for its sandbox construction title Minecraft, overhauling the game's combat mechanics in a bid to "make fighting more interesting and offer more map-making options."
Gaming

If Microsoft gets its way, your kids may learn how to play Minecraft at school 2:46

Microsoft, which acquired Minecraft in late 2014, has just announced Minecraft: Education Edition, which will be available for schools to try out in a global free trial this coming summer, in time for the new school year.
Gaming

Rise of the Tomb Raider adds Minecraft-like Endurance mode

Developer Crystal Dynamics has rolled out a new gameplay mode for its cinematic adventure game Rise of the Tomb Raider that mimics the survival-oriented challenges of Minecraft's core campaign.
Gaming

Fifth grader wins the first ever national Minecraft tournament

Ten year old Julien Wiltshire beat out over 1,000 players to win the first ever national Minecraft championship. Wiltshire won a $5,000 scholarship along with his teammates from his elementary school, Seven Arrows Elementary. Together the…
Gaming

Minecraft hits Wii U with off-TV play, bundled customization packs

A Wii U version of Mojang's sandbox building sim Minecraft launches today via the eShop with a bundled selection of add-on content and an exclusive gameplay mode that frees up the family TV.
Gaming

It looks like the world is ending in this Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 trailer

Telltale games announced that the fourth episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, "A Block and a Hard Place" will launch December 22. Though it's not the final episode, the developer describes this chapter as the "finale" of the "Wither…