Showing posts with label Minecraft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Minecraft. Show all posts

Friday, May 17, 2019

Minecraft Earth for Mobile Announced

Augmented reality game Minecraft Earth for mobile is revealed to celebrate 10 year anniversary of Minecraft.

It has been ten years since sandbox video game Minecraft from developer/publisher Mojang was launched on PC and has managed to sell over 176 million copies worldwide during its decade-long run to become best-selling video game of all time.

To celebrate 10 years of amazing success of this beloved franchise, Microsoft has announced a free-to-play augmented reality game Minecraft Earth for Android and iOS mobile devices with similar gameplay elements, coming this summer.

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Minecraft Earth for Mobile Announced

RELATED: Minecraft Creator Notch Excluded from Anniversary Event by Microsoft

An official reveal trailer offers us exclusive first look into reality-bending world of Minecraft Earth on mobile.




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Following simple exploration mechanics that are focused on crafting as well as collecting resources from around your neighborhood, players would come across unique mobs and go after blocks in order to create their build.

Any flat surface would be a perfect base point to establish your builds on and you can even join with friends to share ideas and then place your creation on real world to see them in life-size, courtesy of Microsoft technology.

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Minecraft Your World

RELATED: Minecraft: Dungeons Announced

This AR game would also put your survival skills on test by putting you against mobs in real life. Just like your regular Minecraft activities like before, you can engage in breeding mobs, crafting new items, harvest crops and much more.

By bringing sandbox construction game into real life with Minecraft Earth, this surely is a huge step to an ambitious future. Using their revolutionary Azure technology, Microsoft is probably planning to introduce the experience to every screen possible.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Minecraft Creator Notch Excluded from Anniversary Event by Microsoft

Microsoft is excluding Minecraft creator from 10 Year Anniversary events for his comments and opinions on social media.

Aside from being the creator of sandbox game Minecraft, Swedish game developer Markus "Notch" Persson is known to his fans for sharing various opinions on social media, which are considered very controversial by mainstream media.

Recently, decision of not including "Notch" in their upcoming 10-year anniversary celebrations is revealed by Microsoft, because they believe his public comments and opinions on Twitter are too toxic for being associated with their name.

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Minecraft Creator Notch Excluded from Anniversary Event by Microsoft

RELATED: Minecraft Coming to Xbox Game Pass

This news came out only a short while after reference to Persson has been secretly wiped out from in-game loading screen. Neither Microsoft nor Mojang wants to side with him due to his controversial opinions, according to a spokesperson.

Microsoft has purchased ownership of its IP along with Mojang studio back in 2014 for $2.5 billion. Many claims that "Notch" has become unstable following this payout and constantly promotes his view on social and political issues on Twitter.

RELATED: Minecraft: Dungeons Announced

Whatever personal opinion Persson shares in an open space is entirely his own viewpoint and any company or person may not agree to that. However, Microsoft has decided to wipe his name off his own creation and not to invite him to its celebration in this case.

Debuted as an indie game back in 2009, Minecraft has gained popularity among gamers and now boasts an average of 91 million players per month. It is officially the second best-selling video game of all time right after Tetris.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Minecraft Coming to Xbox Game Pass

Popular sandbox survival title Minecraft is heading over to Xbox Game Pass subscription service next month.

Following its inception back in May 2009, developer/publisher Mojang had one of the most active community in gaming with their sandbox survival game Minecraft that has an engaging player base of over 91 million people that is only growing.

Acclaimed and mostly known for a complex crafting system with other adventure elements, the game is heading over to a large catalog of great games on Xbox Game Pass for members of the monthly subscription service by Microsoft on April 4, 2019.

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Minecraft Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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The game embraces the excitement of building within an infinite world full of blocks and lets you create literally anything that you can think of. Either you choose to play alone or with your friends, there are limitless ways to enjoy playing for hours.

Online multiplayer lets you interact with a massive number of players from across the world and constant free updates will keep adding new environment and tools. Update Aquatic had expanded oceans territory last year and upcoming Village & Pillage will bring some more change.

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Telltale's Walking Dead and More

Currently available on twenty different platforms like devices running on Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One, Minecraft players can deep dive into a variety of content pool from in-game marketplace by many different creators.

Also to note, Kingdom: New Lands, Late Shift, Portal Knights and Sacred Citadel are going to leave Xbox Game Pass on April 2018. Anyone interested to continue playing these titles would do better to buy these games and carry on their ongoing progress.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Inside Xbox X018 Event

Inside Xbox livestreams their major Xbox One announcement and highlights of X018 Event from Mexico City.

Mexico City was lightening up this weekend, with the return of Microsoft’s Xbox fan event X018 for November 10-11. Courtesy of Inside Xbox, this entire fan-fest is going to be streamed live for those who couldn't attend the program in person.

More than over 10,000 fans came to celebrate this fourth-annual event and have first look at the upcoming projects. Team Xbox members are bringing in some major announcements on video games are heading this way for players on PC and Xbox One.

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Inside Xbox X018 Event

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Since the live broadcast started long before the actual show, we advise you to skip to 29:51 for the announcements to roll in. Cheers!




RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for November 2018

Crackdown 3 | Wrecking Zone Multiplayer




When people heard that Microsoft's action-adventure title Crackdown 3 won't be at E3 2018 and the game is pushed to 2019, people were generally disappointed. X018 makes up for all the frustration and delivers new news on the game.

An all-new multiplayer mode Wrecking Zone is showcased in a gameplay video into an open-world, where you destroy every piece of in-game environment with explosives and advanced weapons to take down your enemies.

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Sniper Elite 4 and More

Xbox Game Pass | New Games




The Netflix equivalent of gaming, Xbox Game Pass subscription service is really offering a blast by announcing to add a total of 16 new titles and the first one they included is a worldwide battle royale sensation, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

PUBG will be followed by Thief of Thieves, while Agents of Mayhem, MXGP3 and Thomas Was Alone will join on November 22. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Kingdom: Two Crowns and Ori and the Blind Forest arrive on December.

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Ori and the Blind Forest Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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Other indie titles that are coming to Xbox One are Aftercharge, Mutant Year Zero, Pathologic 2, Secret Neighbor, Supermarket Shriek and The Good Life. Upcoming platform-adventure Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be available at launch in 2019.

Don't forget to try out the Xbox Game Pass app on App Store or Google Play for Android and iOS to download your games straight to your console. Also, signing up for membership right now will get you the first full month for $1 only.

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Xbox Black Friday Deals




Although Halloween is over for this year, another holiday season is headed this way fast and prepare for the biggest Black Friday sale of ages, because you can get a $100 off on Xbox One consoles and that brings it to the lowest price ever.

Just like the Xbox Game Pass offers, you can sign up for Xbox Live Gold to get your first month for only $1. Get Disneyland Adventures, Forza Horizon 4, PUBG and State of Decay 2 for 35% off or go for Forza Motorsport 7 and Sea of Thieves to get 50% off.

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Forza Horizon 4: Fortune Island | Expansion Pack DLC




Latest installment of the open world racing game Forza Horizon 4 from developer Playground Games has just announced their first expansion "Fortune Island", which is coming on December 13 to take players to the northern reaches of British Isles.

This is going to be a lot more fun and exciting experience as you will now be driving through dangerous cliff side roads and mountain switchbacks under the extreme weather condition that brings in fierce lightning storms.

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Fortune Island Expansion for Forza Horizon 4

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Wolfenstein: The New Order and More

Another fine addition to the game is all five of Ken Block’s Ford vehicles as a courtesy of GymkhanaTEN franchise. These custom-built powerful machines will be added to the game on early November for Car Pass members.

Fortune Island comes along with the Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle worth $34.99 only for a total of two. If you have gotten your hands on the Ultimate Edition or the Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle already, you won't have to worry about that at all.

RELATED: Minecraft: Dungeons Announced

Sea of Thieves | The Arena Update




Action-adventure game Sea of Thieves is getting a free content update soon, which will be the fifth one since launch and will introduce a PvP game mode called "The Arena" to test out their skills against each other in competitive matches.

Players will take part in a race to find treasure and beat your rival crews while the clock is ticking. Also a new Trading Company called the Sea Dogs is introduced, who will offer you goals and rewards, while a new-tavern area is included as well.

RELATED: Sea of Thieves Forsaken Shores Out Now

State of Decay 2 | Zedhunter Pack




This November 16, zombie survival game State of Decay 2 is going to release their next content the Zedhunter Pack. This one comes with a very cool silent crossbow to hunt down zombies and there are some useful melee weapons to use as well.

Now that four million players have joined the community, this free update will be the first among a line of other planned updates for 2019 like a brand-new gameplay setting and Return to Trumble Valley DLC that features a map from original State of Decay.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Independence Pack DLC

Void Bastards | Announced




A game that is heavily inspired by BioShock and System Shock 2, strategy-shooter title Void Bastards take you back to derelict spaceships floating out in the empty space and players are tasked to protect a group of misfit prisoners from Sargasso Nebula.

The game is coming as a console launch exclusive to Xbox and it is unlike any other first-person shooters that you know of. So, hone your combat skills and go look for supplies to scavenge in an animated style graphics that is on the nose.

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Videos Deleted and Restored by YouTube

Battlefield V | Xbox One X




The trailer showcases all Xbox One X enhancements for the upcoming anticipated first-person shooter Battlefield V from Electronic Arts and DICE. The 4K Ultra HD and HDR support only makes the experience of the war of an already great game even greater to players.

While the game looks like an overall improvement of previous title Battlefield 1 and it actually is, the enhanced visuals only empowers its good looks. So, not only you are playing a better title but leading your squad to victory is more enjoyable with the latest console.

RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale "Firestorm" Coming in 2019

Jump Force | New Fighters




Publisher Bandai Namco has revealed an exclusive first look of two most anticipated manga characters for their upcoming 3-on-3 tag team fighting game Jump Force. They are SSGSS Vegeta and Golden Frieza from Dragon Ball universe.

Also witness SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta unleash their fury in an epic battle against a common enemy, Golden Frieza in the "Awakening" trailer. The tide of the fight is then shifted and now the villain gets the upper hand to show his moves.

RELATED: Classic Goku and Vegeta Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

With all the features, games, supports and updates coming for Windows and Xbox console, people in Mexico City really got a blast out of X018. Xbox Game Pass got the best part from the entire show as they got a lineup of more than a dozen games for their members.

Also, Microsoft worked up their game development section really good this year by working with so many new companies and now they have two more promising studios to work with. Hopefully, players on their home console will see a great number of exclusives in the foreseeable future.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Minecraft: Dungeons Announced

A dungeon-crawling spin-off game of Minecraft for PC has recently been announced by developer Mojang.

Creator of insanely popular sandbox video game Minecraft and Sweden-based developer/publisher studio Mojang has done the unthinkable with the above-mentioned game and now has announced a role-playing game set called Minecraft: Dungeons.

As the namesake suggests, the game is inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and currently, the game is planned to release on 2019 for PC. Whether or not it will be launched on other consoles at any point is yet not confirmed.

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Minecraft: Dungeons Announced

RELATED: Minecraft Movie Delayed as Director Exits

Before we dive deep into any discussion, we encourage you to take a look at the announcement trailer they just released for the game.




RELATED: Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

Just like any other typical titles from the genre, you are to get into one of these places as part of the embarked adventure and fight endless group of enemies with brand-new weapons while collecting item drops through canyons, mines and swamps all over.

You can either choose to go there all by yourself or form your own posse of a total of four players to fulfill these quests where you will be saving the nice village folks from the mob of Arch-Illager. Now will you fight or run is up to you.

RELATED: Telltale Games to Shut Down

Developers who shares an undying passion for dungeon crawlers titles are banded together to work on this new action-adventure game set in Minecraft universe. Until any further official announcement, we cannot say much more about the project at this moment.

A spin-off game titled Minecraft: Story Mode developed by Telltale Games already exists and proven to be very well-accepted among players, which is also being adapted into an interactive experience for the audience of streaming giant Netflix.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Minecraft Movie Delayed as Director Exits

The Minecraft movie based on titular sandbox survival game is delayed as director Rob McElhenney drops out.

Considering the immense popularity of the sandbox video game Minecraft, developer Mojang has teamed up with Warner Bros. to make a movie and the news was leaked on Twitter in 2014. Then the title received a premiere date for May 2019 when they announced Rob McElhenney (How to Be a Gentleman, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as director and co-writer in 2015. However, now the previously scheduled date is being pushed back because of McElhenny leaving the project.

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Minecraft Movie Delayed as Director Exits

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Aside from losing director, the film has gotten two new writers, Aaron and Adam Nee to pitch a new script now. It means, McElhenny’s script will no longer be adapted, which he previously worked out with renowned actor and screenwriter, Jason Fuchs (La La Land, Wonder Woman). As they scrapped the former draft and assigned the newly recruited writers to bring a new one, it clearly pushes back development in long run and therefore, the movie is sure to be delayed from intended schedule.

RELATED: F.E.A.R. Live-Action Movie in Development

Initially, the involved parties decided to go for a live-action film instead of an animated one and were talking to Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Real Steel) before finally settling on McElhenny. Producer Roy Lee (How to Train Your Dragon, The Lego Movie) is still attached to Minecraft movie, which obviously a good news for Warner Bros., because if this movie somehow achieves success anywhere near the LEGO movies series, there are possibilities for a franchise in work then.

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Rob McElhenney Leaves Minecraft Movie

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The movie is based on the sandbox survival game Minecraft, where players roam around with their cube shaped characters and engage in world-building. They also gather resources for crafting new objects. Rumors of actor/comedian Steve Carell (Evan Almighty, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) to voice the lead role named Steve were heard but never eventually confirmed though. Since the beginning of the project’s inception, announcements about the film have come out quite rarely.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Telltale Games Humble Bundle 2018

Teaming up with Humble Bundle, Telltale Games are offering some of their real classic video games for a great discount!

Fans of Telltale Games can now have an awesome chance to build up a bundle of their own at digital storefront of Humble Bundle. This is a great opportunity to bag some of their greatest titles considering the developer studio has decided to be done with an ancient gaming engine they have been running for some time very soon.

It is good news because you can get a hefty discount over your selected games from the collection they are offering currently like never before.

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Telltale Games Humble Bundle 2018

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There are nineteen titles to pick from Telltale's acclaimed releases and the greatest attraction is of course The Walking Dead, its 400 Days DLC, The Walking Dead Season 2 and The Walking Dead: Michonne. TWD Season 3 didn't make it to the list though.

The latter two is already at 60% reduction whereas the former two offers a 40 and 70% price cut respectively. Other honorable mentions include Game of Thrones, Minecraft: Story Mode, The Wolf Among Us and their lesser known Puzzle Agent games.

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Telltale Games Humble Bundle Catalogue 2018

RELATED: The Wolf Among Us Season 2 Delayed to 2019

We have already added a screen of the games that are offered to "Build a Bundle" of your own but feel free to check out the list below as well if requires.

  • The Walking Dead: Michonne - A Telltale Miniseries
  • Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series
  • Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Games Series
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Tales of Monkey Island Complete Pack
  • Tales From The Borderlands
  • Back To The Future: The Game
  • The Walking Dead: Season 2
  • Jurassic Park: The Game
  • Minecraft: Story Mode - Adventure Pass
  • Poker Night at The Inventory
  • Poker Night 2
  • Puzzle Agent
  • Puzzle Agent 2
  • The Walking Dead: Season 1
  • The Walking Dead: 400 Days
  • Sam & Max: Season One
  • Sam & Max: Season Two
  • Sam & Max: The Devils Playhouse

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The more you will pick from the available catalogue, the more discount you can get aside the already reduced price for individual selections. Picking up to three titles will get you 75% off to their original full price, four will grant you 78% and five gets you a solid 80% off.

So, this week is your lucky chance to add up fan-favorite releases from Telltale Games to selection for a great price. Some real classics have come along to make sure every gamer have something to choose from and save money.

Minecraft Update Aquatic Phase Two

Developer Mojang has released second Phase of Update Aquatic for all-new underwater Minecraft adventures on PC and consoles.

Entire fanbase of Minecraft seemingly has been away for some time now from this most popular sandbox adventure but they were actually waiting with patience to jump in for Phase Two to roll out with the newest Update Aquatic.

Whether it is mobile devices like Android and iOS, or even handheld system like Nintendo Switch or PC, VR and Xbox One, you can play it on any modern gaming platform there is and the new update reaches out to players to take a deep dive in for a good time.

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RELATED: Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

A brand-new trailer showcasing Update Aquatic features is right here or just take a quick look at detailed Patch Notes for specifics.




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Players are now allowed the ability to breathe underwater and you can see up to 3,000 types of different tropical fauna wandering around there; including sea turtles. Adding sea to gameplay has expanded the open world title bigger than it already is.

A new trident weapon will be at your disposal but they are no good to break blocks if you are in Creative mode. You can bump into an old shipwreck probably at some point and are allowed to ride Skeleton Horses as well.

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When you enter a new level of water physics, you will notice a few minor changes to game simulation but it won't stop you from making waterlogged blocks. Other things to point are that background menu is changed to match with new theme.

There are coral reefs, nine ocean biomes to explore and treasure chests to be found underwater. Zombie hordes are still lurking deep down under going as The Drowned and they are now able to walk on bottom pits too.

RELATED: Steam Reveals Best-Selling & Most Played Games of 2018

This one is an update Minecraft fans would love to get their hands on as it brings a complete new environment to explore and since the game is primarily focused on gathering resource and crafting, there is no reason for which players won't like it.

Players of Bedrock Edition can play it now whereas people on Java have to wait for that version. However, we cannot help but notice that it never mentioned whether or not this Minecraft console update will be available for PlayStation 4 or not.