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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…
DT Daily

Minecraft is coming to the Wii U on December 17 | DT Daily 2:03

Minecraft is coming to the Wii U just in time for the holidays, Apple expands its iCloud Music Storage locker capacity to 100,000 tracks, and Spotify has a very special year in music report ready and waiting just for you.
Gaming

Minecraft is finally coming to the Wii U

Minecraft is on almost every platform conceivable apart from the Wii U, but earlier today Nintendo announced the mega-popular sandbox game would be available before Christmas. Nintendo plans to add custom content for fans.
Computing

Microsoft supports youth coding with Minecraft-based tutorial

Over the last few decades, video games have had a hand in all manner of incomplete homework assignment and failed exams. Now, a youth coding initiative will flip the script by using Minecraft to teach.
Gaming

YouTube star buys $4.5 million mansion with cash from Minecraft videos

Minecraft player Jordan "CaptainSparklez" Maron has purchased a Los Angeles mansion worth $4.5 million using proceeds earned from his YouTube video production career and a sizable fanbase.