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Gaming

Minecraft Pocket Edition comes full circle (or square) with upcoming 1.0 update

To celebrate the launch of the 1.0 Ender update for Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10, Microsoft and Mojang are adding in the original soundtrack, polar bears, and support for the Oculus Touch controllers to the mobile game.
Movies & TV

The ‘Minecraft’ movie might have found its star

The upcoming Minecraft movie based on the wildly popular world-building video game is reportedly close to signing a well known star in Oscar-nominated Foxcatcher and The Office actor Steve Carell.
Computing

‘Minecraft’ Hour of Code tutorial headlines Computer Science Education Week

An updated 'Minecraft' Hour of Code Designer tutorial will show how the ever-popular gaming title can be even more effective in making kids excited to code by allowing them to create their own shareable 'Minecraft' game.
Gaming

'Minecraft' Exploration Update introduces the Cartographer, llama caravans

Minecraft fanatics have a new excuse to return to their custom-built worlds with this week's launch of the Exploration Update, a free expansion that adds an array of new enemies, items, and quests.
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…
Gaming

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.
Gaming

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…
DT Daily

Samsung’s Note 7 phablet dials up innovation and performance 2:43

Plus: Is the purported NSA hack for real? And at long last, Minecraft comes to VR via the Oculus Rift.
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.
Gaming

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.