Nvidia issues hotfix driver addressing problems with ‘Minecraft,’ overclocking

This week, Nvidia released a hotfix driver to resolve two issues with GeForce graphics cards and discrete GPUs in notebooks. One addresses Minecraft crashes while the other corrects a problem that set debug mode as default.

Block out some class time: Minecraft Education Edition hits v1.0

Minecraft Education Edition now has all of the features added in the 1.0 update. That means you can visit The End, but it also adds a number of educator-specific tools that should come in handy.

'Minecraft: Pocket Edition' to cease updates on Windows Mobile phones

According to Windows Central, sources have confirmed that Minecraft: Pocket Edition will no longer receive updates on Windows Mobile devices. Microsoft purchased developer Mojang in 2014 for $2.5 billion.

Gaming market explodes for $91 billion in 2016, led by mobile and PC games

The gaming market continued to grow in 2016, with mobile gaming leading and PC gaming coming in a close second. Virtual reality gaming was held back by high prices of hardware and esports and video content continued to grow.

Microsoft releases ‘Minecraft: Apple TV Edition’ just in time for the holidays

Apple announced Microsoft's incredibly popular open-world sandbox game Minecraft would make it to the Apple TV by the end of 2016 and Microsoft made that promise real on Monday with Minecraft: Apple TV Edition.

‘Minecraft’ gets a post-apocalyptic makeover with upcoming ‘Fallout’ pack

Mojang revealed that a new post-apocalyptic content pack inspired by Bethesda's Fallout series will launch for the console versions of Minecraft in the days ahead, giving players access to 44 new character skins and other…

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.

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.

'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…

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.