Minecraft: Pocket Edition Update With Player Skins and Fishing is Now Available

Last week, an update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition was teased by the Mojang team, and this week, the update is available for all to download on Google Play. Inside, players can now customize their character’s skin, allowing for a more entertaining walk through the caves. Players are given a few free skins, while other skins can be purchased via IAPs. You can also upload your own skin via the web, then apply it for free.  (more…)

Big Update Coming Soon to Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Includes Player Skins and Fishing

An update is set to roll out soon to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone owners who play Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Inside the update, the good folks at Mojang are bringing Player Skins, allowing players to customize their appearance inside of the app. Users can upload their very own skins for free, or can purchase bundles of skins for a small price.  (more…)

Minecraft: Story Mode Announced by Telltale Games and Mojang, Launch in 2015

Announced this morning, Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, are teaming up with the wizards over at Telltale Games to produce a narrative based in the Minecraft world. It will be tastefully titled Minecraft: Story Mode. From Mojang’s experience, players want stories inside of their world, which is the basis for this idea of a collaboration. Mojang will provide the world, while Telltale will provide the story to go with it.

Due out sometime in 2015, it will be released in episodes, just like every other Telltale title. As a reminder, Telltale is the studio behind the new Game of Thrones title on Android, as well as the super popular The Walking Dead series of games.  (more…)

It’s Official, Microsoft Acquires Makers of Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

Made official early this morning, Microsoft is set to purchase Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, for a smooth $2.5 billion dollars. In Minecraft, a survival sandbox game, players must forge and build whatever they see in their imaginations, using blocks that they collect with pickaxes, axes, shovels, and swords.

Over the course of just a few years, Minecraft has grown from a small community of players to an entire marketing machine, complete with versions available on many platforms, as well as merchandise in Target and countless other retailers. Since 2009, Minecraft has seen 100 million+ downloads on PC alone, with nearly 2 billion hours played on the Xbox 360. In terms of popularity, not many recent games stack up to Minecraft.  (more…)

Mojang’s “Biggest Update Ever” for Minecraft: Pocket Edition Now Live on Google Play

Better clear a few hours off your schedule today, because Minecraft: Pocket Edition is receiving a huge update today. Version 0.9.0 is being slowly rolled out, packed with updates that any Minecraft fan will be sure to get excited about.

Wolves, Endermen, and caves are just the start of the changelog for today’s update. These features finally come after months of hard work and teasing by Mojang for the “biggest update ever” for Pocket Edition. (more…)

Minecraft Pocket Edition Updated, Bring on the Compasses, Clocks and Powered Rails!

Back when Minecraft Pocket Edition first launched for Android, it was a ways behind the PC edition in terms of functionality that it could put out. That didn’t stop Mojang however, and their quest to bring our mobile creation worlds up to speed continues today with another update. This brings Minecraft Pocket Edition up to version 0.8.0 and adds a lot of stuff to craft. (more…)

Terraria Builds Itself a Home in Google Play, Available for Free Right Now

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There are three types of people in this world: those who play Minecraft, those who play Terraria and those who have never heard of either. As much as the two games have their differences, they are quite similar. Each world in Terraria is randomly generated and lets you loose with the ability to break it down and build it back up as you see fit. The game has been a hit on PC for a while now and it’s finally come to Android as well. (more…)