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.

Little-seen Zelda sequel finds new life on Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo's latest cross-platform digital lineup marks the return of a classic game in The Legend of Zelda series that, until this week, remained exclusive to legacy Nintendo DS consoles.
Virtual Reality

Virtuix Omni sprints into Minecraft for GearVR, gives you room to roam

Minecraft for GearVR is already an excellent experience, but Virtuix is now showing off compatibility with the Omni, an omni-directional treadmill that lets you walk and run in virtual reality games.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition gets free Mario-themed DLC this month

Mario and his pals will soon venture into the blocky world of Mojang's Minecraft as part of a free update for Minecraft: Wii U Edition launching later this month, Nintendo and Mojang confirmed this week.

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.