Minecraft is a Sandbox building/survival themed voxel game that allows the player to explore, interact with, and modify a dynamically-generated map. The environment features plants, mobs and items. Players can mine for ore, fight hostile mobs and craft blocks and tools by gathering various resources found within the game. The game’s open-ended model allows players to create structures, creations and artwork on various multiplayer servers or their own single player maps. Other features include redstone circuits for logic computations and remote actions, breeding and raising animals, minecarts and tracks, and a mysterious underworld called the Nether.
The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D procedurally generated world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. Gameplay in its commercial release has two principal modes: survival, which requires players to acquire resources and maintain their health and hunger; and creative, where players have an unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and no health or hunger. A third gameplay mode named hardcore is the same as survival, differing only in difficulty; it is set to the most difficult setting and respawning is disabled, forcing players to delete their worlds upon death.
Minecraft Key Features
If You Dream It, You Can Build It – The Only Limit is Your Imagination Build and recreate whatever you want! From castles to cities to computers, you can create it here.
Various Creatures – In the world of Minecraft there’s a large amount of hostile, neutral, and passive fantastic creatures you can interact with.
Diverse, Living World – A you adventure you’ll come across forests, deserts, swamp lands, jungles, taiga and more. Where will you settle? What will you find?
Alone Or With Friends – Play alone, and dream, build, and explore at your leisure. Or play with friends and work together!
- CPU:CPU: Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz
- RAM:2 GB
- HDD:HDD: At least 200MB for Game Core and Other Files
- Video:GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics or AMD (formerly ATI) Radeon HD Graphics with OpenGL 2.1 or GPU (Discrete): Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT or AMD Radeon HD 2400 with OpenGL 3.1
Sony Makes “Commercial” Decision to Block Cross-Platform Play
Why is PS4 cross-platform play being blocked? A PlayStation exec elaborates on the decision as two major multiplayer games go cross-platform.
Players Build an MMO Inside of Minecraft
Wynncraft, a Minecraft MMO built by a small team, is a fully-featured game that includes dungeons, leveling and questing within Minecraft.
Minecraft VR Edition Available for Oculus Rift
Owners of an Oculus Rift and the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition can now enjoy a new Minecraft VR Edition with today's free update.
Mojang Announces Minecraft Battle Mode
Minecraft Battle Mode is coming to the console version of Minecraft in June as a free update and introducing a new PvP mode with 3 new maps!
Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists For 2016 Announced
The Video Game Hall of Fame finalists for 2016 have been announced! The list features Minecraft as its only online game competitor. Who would you nominate?
Top MMO News: March 15, 2016 – Hearthstone Update, AMD Announces VR Headset & WildStar Still Launching on Steam
Top MMO News: March 15, 2016 – Hearthstone Update, AMD Announces VR Headset & WildStar Still Launching on Steam.
Minecraft Subscription Box Mine Chest Announced
Adventure Chest Inc., have announced Mine Chest, a subscription based box of Minecraft goodies that they will send right to your door once a month.
Minecraft Used to Teach Chemistry
Video games can be educational as well as fun, as proved by Hull University, who use Minecraft as a way to teach children molecular chemistry.
Take to the skies in Minecraft
The upcoming Minecraft snapshot 1.9 has unveiled another feature. Players will be able to find magic flying capes by exploring the world.
Pokemon Red Coming to Minecraft
Minecraft modder who previously made a Pacman mod, is now in early development of recreating a working version of Pokémon Red within Minecraft.
Minecraft PC Update, now with more hugs
The latest update to Minecraft implements a number of changes to damage reduction.
F2P Titles Dominate Newzoo PC Game Rankings in July
F2P titles have been growing in popularity, as shown by Newzoo's PC Core Game Rankings for the month July.
Minecraft raises awareness for Autism
Thomas Kirkman-Wood is a 14-year-old boy who will be raising money for Autism by live streaming Minecraft.
Minecraft Movie Gets a New Director
Mojang just announced that Rob McElhenney will be directing the upcoming Minecraft Movie.
Microsoft Announces Minecraft for Windows 10
Minecraft is coming to Windows 10. With it come updates and overhauls that optimize the game for Windows' next-generation operating system.
Minecraft’s Booming Success Continues
Mojang reports sales of Minecraft's PC edition are now well over 20 million, meanwhile, Microsoft works on bringing Minecraft to the classroom and the game wins a BAFTA award.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition dominates Mobile Charts
Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the mobile version of Mojang's walk-away hit game, dominated the number one spot in both the iPhone and the iPad game stores last week.
Northern Ireland to Use Minecraft In Schools
Schools in Northern Ireland will be the envy of every Minecraft player.
MINECON Coming To London In July
Mojang, creators of Minecraft, have announced the dates for their MINECON 2015 convention in London this July.
Over 1800 Minecraft Accounts Compromised
A recent security breach of Minecraft has led to over 1800 accounts being compromised. At this time, no particular group or person has taken responsibility.
Mojang Announces Minecraft Story Mode
In collaboration with Telltale Games, Mojang will be releasing Minecraft spin off called "Minecraft: Story Mode" sometime in early 2015.
Microsoft Buys Minecraft – Founders Leave Company
Mojang is bought by Microsoft!
E3: Playstation Press Conference for the MMO Player
A look at the Playstation press conference from E3 2014 from the MMO player's point of view including everything from Destiny to Youtube.
Minecraft V for Vendetta Recreation
Brook Morrison recreates the ending to V for Vendetta in celebration of November 5th.
MMOney: eSports Investments and Digital Sales Up
Shannon returns to MMOney with a look at how games like FFXIV and BDO are doing, as well as some crazy esports investments and an increase in digital sales.
More Games Like Minecraft
We've hand-picked even more games like Minecraft for you to choose from for your sandboxy building and crafting needs this summer.
E3 2017: Trailers
All the E3 2017 Trailers for MMOs and multiplayer games from press conferences, and what we see on the floor. Updated daily throughout E3.
Games Like Minecraft
With the recent rise of world building games, we have a look at a few of the most interesting games like Minecraft to see if they are all that similar!
Xbox E3 2016 Press Conference
Microsoft surprised everyone with Project Scorpio during the Xbox E3 2016 press conference while developers showed off their newest projects including Gwent
Some Of The Best Family Friendly Youtubers and Streamers
We've taken a look at some of the very best family friendly YouTubers and steamers from CaptainSparklez and beyond!
5 Family Friendly MMORPGs You Should Play
This week we're taking a look at the best family friendly MMORPGs you can play alone or together!
FAQ: What Is The Best Introductory MMO?
Aliens have come to Earth and they have stayed for our games. Utterly new to our genre, we ask, what is the best introductory MMO for them?
MMO Urban Legends And Ghost Stories
Urban legends and ghost stories from your favorite MMORPGs and other online games. Stories to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
MMOGames Livestream Weekly: BAMFXO
Keep up to date with BAMFXO's latest streams!
Minecraft: Feed The Beast – Week #1 (The Adventure Begins)
Join Daniel and Erika on a new Minecraft adventure with the Feed the Beast mod pack!
Minecraft: The Unsuspected Sandbox MMORPG
An online world where you can build, create, fight, and rule.