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Reality shines into your ‘Minecraft’ escape via Windows Mixed Reality Flashlight

What’s great about VR is that you can get the full building experience in Minecraft. The drawback is that you don’t have visual access to the real world without lifting or removing the headset. Microsoft has a fix for Windows.
Gaming

Want to play Minecraft with friends? Here's how to start your own server

Whether you're hosting a server for a few friends or launching a massive effort to recreate your favorite show's world, you've got options for hosting your own Minecraft Server.
Gaming

Netflix viewers control the story with interactive ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’

Netflix and Telltale Games have partnered to bring an interactive version of Minecraft: Story Mode to the movie and television streaming service. Though not a full game, it will let viewers make their own choices.
Computing

Get your pickaxe ready: The next MineCon Earth show streams in September

Microsoft and Mojang have revealed the date for the next MineCon Earth live-stream event. Taking place this September, the show will include live gameplay, discussions between Lydia Winters and community co-hosts, and more.
Gaming

Here's how you can use video games to show your love this Valentine's Day

Show your video game-playing valentine how much you care by putting in some effort with these romantic in-game activities. Options range from going dancing in Destiny 2 to getting married in an MMO.
Gaming

These are all the Nintendo Switch games with console and PC crossplay

While cross-play remains in its infancy, games like Rocket League have proved it's more than possible. Here are all the Nintendo Switch games that support cross-play, along with a few to look out for.
Computing

Kano is a $250 laptop simple enough for kids to build themselves

Our Kano Computer Kit Complete review reveals a platform for teaching the ins and outs of computers, and how to program for those devices. But is it worth the $250? We dove in with our resident kids to see if they enjoyed the experience.
Gaming

Better Together update for ‘Minecraft’ is rolling out now

Mojang has unleashed the Better Together update for Minecraft across the Xbox One, Windows 10, and mobile devices — but it's not going to be ready for Switch players until later this year.
Gaming

‘Minecraft’ for Xbox One finally gets mouse and keyboard support

Mojang is running a beta test for Minecraft's Better Together update and the preview revealed plans for keyboard and mouse support to be added to the Xbox One version of the game.
Gaming

Building’s never been so fun: The 15 best mods for ‘Minecraft’

There are thousands of third-party mods for Mojang's hit title, though, not all of them are good. These are the best mods for Minecraft we've seen so far.
Gaming

Historical games beat Minecraft at every turn in Games for Change Awards

As well as being up for the Game of the Year at this year's Games for Change Awards ceremony, Minecraft: Education Edition faced off against stiff competition in two distinctly different categories but lost out in all of them.
Gaming

‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ returns with more of the same, for better or worse

Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn return for ‘Minecraft: Story Mode’ season 2, picking up right where the prior season left off.
Gaming

Director Ben Wheatley used ‘Minecraft’ to map out action scenes for ‘Free Fire’

Minecraft proved to be a valuable tool during pre-production of Ben Wheatley's latest film Free Fire, as the game was used to build virtual sets that helped the crew visualize its action sequences.
Gaming

‘Minecraft’ builds on new Bedrock Engine for stunning 4K graphics, cross-platform play

The Bedrock Engine, a unified platform for Minecraft, will enable cross-platform play on Xbox and Nintendo Switch, as well as PC and a variety of mobile platforms. Java-based versions will not be included.
Gaming

Rock out with your block out: The coolest Minecraft creations of all time

The Minecraft community is notorious for building mind-blowing worlds and structures. Whether you want to go on an 8-bit adventure or just marvel at someone's Magnum Blockus, we've got you covered with the best maps.
Gaming

Minecraft Code Builder tool now available in ‘Education Edition’

The Education Edition of Minecraft now has finalised Code Builder tools following a beta release earlier this month. They should make it easier than ever for students and teachers to enjoy playing and learning in Minecraft.
Gaming

Biggest-ever Lego Minecraft set (a whopping 2,863 pieces!) coming soon

Here's something to keep you quiet for many hours: Lego's biggest Minecraft set yet, with more than 2,800 pieces. Based on a mountain cave scene, it has several special features and comes with many minifigures.
Computing

Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop, lightweight OS at education-themed press event

Microsoft held a press event in New York City covering five specific areas in education, and we've got a rundown of what you need to know, including the just-announced Surface Notebook, the new Windows 10 S platform, and more.