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’ 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 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.

'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.
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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…
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‘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.
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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.

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.

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.

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."