A 3DS edition of Minecraft was just announced, and then revealed to be launching later today on the eShop.
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Minecraft convention MineCon won't be held in a publicly attended physical location this year. Instead, it will be beamed into our hearts and minds via the magic of livestreaming.
In what seems like a pretty logical team-up, kid-friendly animation series Adventure Time and perennial sandbox fave Minecraft are teaming up.
Minecraft's various console versions are getting Glide, a new free mini-game.
Do you remember your first adventures in Minecraft? I do. I was mostly confused. For much of its history, Minecraft hasn't done much to help you understand how to play it, how to craft things, what these crafted things do, and why you'd want them. It doesn't tell you about the alternate dimensions that you can visit, or about how you get to them. It doesn't tell you why should should play or what you're aiming for.
Minecraft continues to be an astonishing success - the sandbox game king has now sold more than 121m copies across all platforms.
A new Fallout-themed pack is heading to Minecraft's console versions, bringing fan favourites from the post-apocalyptic universe to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Vita and Wii U editions of the game. I think that's pretty much all of them.
What happens when you go up against Minecraft? What happens when you dare suggest gaming's golden child not belong in the classroom, then call it "a gimmick", then say "we need to drain the swamp of gimmicks"? It does not involve being sent nice flowers I'll tell you that.
Horror author Max Brooks is writing an official Minecraft novel.
Minecraft's next console update will get bears, beets and... banners.
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the UK's best-selling game, going by physical sales.
It's the fourth biggest Lego video game launch of all time, UK numbers company Chart-Track said.
So, its launch lands behind Indiana Jones (2008), Marvel Super Heroes (2013) and Batman (2008) in terms of Lego games. But, The Force Awakens enjoyed the biggest Lego Star Wars game launch.
The Minecraft movie officially has a release date... in 2019.
24th May to be exact. That's straight from the horse's mouth of Minecraft developer Mojang.
"Yes, that might seem like a long time away, but it just so happens to be the right amount of time to make it completely awesome," said Mojang COO Vu Bui. "And we all want an awesome Minecraft movie, right?"
Minecraft's new Battle Mode launches today on all console versions of the game, although the price for more maps is steeper than some had expected.
It is, simply, a phenomenon: Minecraft has now sold more than 100m copies worldwide across PC, console and mobile platforms.
The game is owned in every country and territory on the planet - even Antarctica (it's probably David Attenborough) - and in 2016 more than 53,000 copies have been bought every day.
Creator Mojang released an infographic showcasing some statistics. In Europe, for example, the mobile version of Minecraft is most popular but only by the smallest of margins. The mobile version accounts for 36 per cent of sales whereas the console versions account for 35 per cent. The longer-serving PC version accounts for 29 per cent.
Minecraft developer Mojang is cracking down on the sorts of creations people erect in its procedurally-generated sandbox. The gist is that people can still make whatever they want, unless it's specifically to promote an unrelated product. That's now against the user guidelines.
Minecraft's console versions are getting a new mode next month, and a new way for Microsoft to monetise the game.
It's finally happened: Super Mario is (officially) in Minecraft. Minecraft: Wii U Edition, that is.
Lego's top-selling Minecraft range will get a big new addition in June with the arrival of an enormous £169.99 set named The Village.
Mojang and 4J Studios are set to launch a huge new update to Minecraft's various console versions.
Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3/Vita and PS4 editions of the sandbox creation sim will get a raft of new features, animals, blocks and biomes.
The update was submitted to Microsoft and Sony for certification earlier this week and is due to go live shortly.
Nintendo has announced Minecraft: Wii U Edition for launch next Thursday, 17th December.
The game was previously spotted via a ratings board listing, but this is the first we've heard of the game officially.
Minecraft on Wii U will feature off-TV play on the GamePad controller and will come bundled with a number of content packs.
UPDATE 17/11/15 10.45am: PEGI has quietly removed its listing for the unannounced Minecraft: Wii U Edition.