Mark Cuban, Notch Donate 500K For Patent Reform

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a nonprofit organization that champions the public intrest in digital rights battles, today announced that it has received two huge donations from very different entrepreneurs. Mark Cuban and Markus “Notch” Persson have each donated $250,000…

Minecraft Pocket Edition Sales Surpass 5 Million

Popular indie title Minecraft is available in three flavors – the original PC version, the Xbox 360 Edition and the Pocket Edition for mobile devices. It’s this last version, Pocket Edition, that gets the least amount of attention. Despite that,…

You Can Now Get A 3D Printed Model Of Your Minecraft Masterpiece

Some of the creations people make in Minecraft border on “Seven Wonders” style grandeur. Those who make them are obviously proud, but their creations are just digital imprints that only last as long as the server or hard drive hosting…

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Gets Another Massive Update

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition has proven to be a hit beyond anybody’s expectations. The success is great, but it means that 4J Studios has to work extra hard to get out new updates to players wanting more out of their…

Minecraft Creator Shows Off First Footage Of 0x10c

Markus “Notch” Persson is celebrated as the creator of Minecraft. Since last year, however, he left the Minecraft team to focus on a new game. It was envisioned as a space travel sim that used real 8-bit computers. We’ve seen…

Minecraft Dev Tells Microsoft to Stop “Trying to Ruin the PC”

Putting aside all the criticism Microsoft has been getting on its upcoming Windows 8 operating system regarding its new user interface (and also it not yet being ready for a release), a lot of the harsher criticism the company has…

Minecraft Developer Doubles its Yearly Profits

The popularity of Minecraft simply doesn’t seem to be waning. In first 15 months since Minecraft launched, the Swedish developer behind the game, Mojang, has taken in revenue exceeding $80 million. That’s a profit of around $13 million, incredible for…

Minecraft And Disneyland Team Up For Minecon 2012

You may remember Minecon, the official convention for all things Minecraft, from last year. The convention took place in Las Vegas and Notch officially pushed Minecraft out of beta at the event. Since then, Notch has expressed wanting to hold…

Minecraft 1.3 Tears Down The Barrier Between Single Player and Multi-Player

The times where I do have fun with Minecraft is when I’m on a multi-player server with some friends. The single player experience is a little too lonely for my tastes, although I do understand the appeal of staving off…

Minecraft Isn’t as Fun With Real Physics

Minecraft has a strange way with physics. Players can certainly build complicated Rube Goldberg devices using the wonky physics in the game, but players can also ride waterfalls as if they were elevators. Oh, and things can hover in mid-air…