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'Minecraft' Is Patching the Game So Kids Won’t Poison Their Pet Birds

"If Minecraft has any effect on children’s behavior, we want it to be a positive one."
Jason Koebler
5.16.17
poison pills

The Minecraft Community Is Rocked by Parrot Poisoning Controversy

If you give a parrot a cookie ... will the parrot die or have babies?
Jason Koebler
5.15.17
Facebook

‘Minecraft’ VR Is the Best Game on the Oculus Rift, But That’s Not Saying Much

Minecraft in VR does a few things every developer should copy.
Emanuel Maiberg
8.21.16
Gaming

We Finally Know Exactly How Popular ‘Minecraft’ Is

Have you heard about this Minecraft game? It’s super popular.
Emanuel Maiberg
6.2.16
Gaming

The 'Minecraft' Studio Made a Game That Isn't 'Minecraft'

Crown and Council is obviously meant to be a poor man's Risk.
Leif Johnson
4.25.16
short circuit

Minecraft's Coding Tutorial Is Made for Kids, But I'm 27 and I Loved It

Minecraft teamed up with Code.org to design a fun educational tool and hopefully inspire the next generation of coders.
Rachel Pick
11.16.15
short circuit

Can 'Minecraft' Even Have a Story?

Telltale Games gets a crack at crafting a story out of what was, for a long time, a game that needed no story.
Clinton Nguyen
10.6.15
short circuit

You’ll Be Able to Play 'Minecraft' in VR Next Year

Sorry, Notch.
Nicholas Deleon
9.24.15
News

Why Gamers Are Worried About 'Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition'

But don't stress. Microsoft isn't hijacking Minecraft yet.
Emanuel Maiberg
7.6.15
Gaming

Minecraft, $2.5 Billion, and the Founder Who Never Meant to Make a Hit

Minecraft's beginnings are not unlike the stories of other indie games, but its future stands in as stark a contrast as it can get.
Zack Kotzer
9.15.14
Gaming

If Notch Sells Minecraft It Won't Be a Surprise: He's Talked About It for Months

Notch's about-face on selling out comes after a very public spat with the players who used Minecraft to get paid.
Jason Koebler
9.10.14