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…)

Minecraft Pocket Edition Updated to Version 7.0 – Brings Chat, Smooth Lighting, More

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Crafters of mine can go through Google Play and pick up the newest version 7.0 update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Inside, players can now chat (hooray for being social!), play with fire, craft buckets (although you may not be able to pick up water, so that’s pointless), spawn eggs and even make yourself a cake. Oh my, how this game has evolved from what it used to be.  (more…)

Hootsuite, Minecraft, and Sliding Messaging All Receive Updates in Google Play

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We love app updates. They’re refreshing, and when it’s a substantial update, it’s like you have a brand new app to play with. It’s a win win situation for everyone involved. This morning, three of our favorites have received some pretty noteworthy updates. One of our go-to Twitter clients, Hootsuite, now has a widget and bug fixes. Sliding Messaging supports the sending of a text to multiple contacts and more colorful emojis. And Minecraft got its major 0.6.0 update which brings a whole ton of features and fixes.

We have full changelogs down below!  (more…)