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.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft, which acquired Minecraft in late 2014, will release Minecraft: Education Edition, which will be available for schools end educators to purchase this fall. A free trial became available this summer.