Thursday20th Dec 2018
Chip off the old block
Minecraft’s final update – which includes support for the Nightmare Before Christmas mash-up pack – has been released on the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, effectively ending support for those versions of the game. Joining the ageing Sony systems are the Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii U, which have also been binned by developer...
Saturday29th Aug 2015
The empire strikes block
Sony's billing the PlayStation 4 as the system for Star Wars, so it would be a bit embarrassing if it didn't get Luke Skywalker and crew into the PlayStation versions of Minecraft. Fortunately, through a collaboration with "Disney Interactive, LucasFilm, and Microsoft" – seriously, this is written on the PlayStation Blog...
Monday27th Apr 2015
Mmmm, pixelated blocks
Fans of The Simpsons may well be drooling like a starved Homer right about now, with the announcement that Minecraft's getting a rather large set of character skins based on the animated comedy. The DLC pack will be bringing its yellowy charm to PlayStation platforms this week, and it'll set you back £3.29. While the show...
Tuesday24th Mar 2015
Block to the future
Minecraft's getting two new DLC packs this week on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Alongside the not-that-interesting Pattern Texture Pack, which applies soft colours and knitted animals to your blocky world, you'll also be able to jet into space with the Mass Effect Mash-Up Pack. As its name suggests, this will coat the...
Wednesday12th Nov 2014
DLC pack is soaring onto Sony platforms
Ah, Skyrim. A setting full of glorious natural beauty, strange beasts, hardy people, plenty of mead, and more technical bugs than you can imagine. It's a virtual world that we're sure many readers will remember with fondness, but how would you like to explore those cold Northern reaches all over again on...
Tuesday22nd Jul 2014
Search for sailors all over again
It’s funny how you can remember your way around familiar locations even if you haven’t been there for years. We spent so many hours in Shenmue’s eighties recreation of Yokosuka on the Dreamcast that we know every crevice of this incredible Minecraft replica. It’s been built using a modified edition of the PC...
Monday19th May 2014
The release of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition at retail outlets last week means that Mojang’s mega creation is likely to occupy two slots in the top ten moving forwards, as Sony’s version tussles with Microsoft’s for sales superiority. The blockbusters finished third and fourth respectively this time around, with PlayStation 4...
Monday5th May 2014
Sweet new textures coming to PS3
We already know that Minecraft’s basic building blocks are in place on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, after port house 4J Studios posted a picture of both versions of the game in action. However, the UK-based outfit – which works in conjunction with creator Mojang to convert the indie smash to consoles – has since...
Thursday17th Apr 2014
Can you dig it?
Sony clearly understands the importance of Minecraft, as it’s confirmed that the PlayStation 4 and Vita editions of the build-‘em-up will also receive a physical release. Yesterday, the company attached a May deploy date to the boxed version of the popular
Wednesday16th Apr 2014
Money, money, money
Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson’s bank balance may already be fit to burst, but the Swedish programmer’s about to receive another injection of cash courtesy of the impending physical release of the construction simulation’s PlayStation 3 Edition. Set to tunnel into stores on 14th May in Europe and 16th May in...
Monday31st Mar 2014
If last week's gigantic update for Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition wasn't enough, then you're totally going to dig this: a new PlayStation-themed skin pack is coming to the indie hit that should tickle your fancy. The pack includes a digital version of your favourite treasure hunter Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series. It also...
Friday28th Mar 2014
Still no date for PS4 edition, though
Digging its way onto the PlayStation 3 tomorrow, Minecraft's newest update adds in an utterly ridiculous amount of new content and fixes a whole load of block-based issues. Precious ores such as emerald and quartz can now be coaxed from the dirt, while a plethora of other items have been plopped into the game...
Saturday25th Jan 2014
You didn’t think that Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition’s relatively late arrival on Sony’s ageing system would impede its commercial performance, did you? Good, because after around a month available on the PlayStation Network, the indie smash has already exceeded sales in the region of one million units. We’re convinced that people...
Friday10th Jan 2014
Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition may have dug a tunnel straight to the top of the PlayStation Network charts, but it hasn’t all been easy excavating for the hotly anticipated re-release. Not long after the title received its first patch in late December, budding burrowers reported issues regarding soiled save files – and it
Wednesday18th Dec 2013
Season of digital goods
Christmas has come early on the North American PlayStation Store this week. Indeed, there are so many highlights that we don’t really know where to start. We suppose that the release of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition takes top billing, but the first episode of The Walking Dead: Season 2 and the PlayStation 4 port of The...
Monday16th Dec 2013
Don't be a square
Release date surprises are rare in the games industry these days, but this is a genuine shocker: Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is launching on the PlayStation Network this week. Mojang’s indie smash hit has already sold over 30 million copies across various other platforms, and is set to add another line of zeroes to its...