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Minecraft has sold over 22 million copies on PC/Mac

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Mojang hasn't announced their new milestone, but it's surely worth noting. Their building block construction and survival game Minecraft has crossed over 22 million copies on PC/Mac systems, making it possibly one of the highest selling PC/Mac games of all time.

Verizon develops in-game smart phone for Minecraft

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One of the most pressing issues in Minecraft was that you couldn't use a smart phone in it to order pizzas, send texts or video chat with friends. Verizon has created a new Minecraft app to fix that.

You'll soon be able to fly around Minecraft's Adventure Mode with the help of a magic cape

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Flight is possible within Minecraft's Creative Mode already, but if you fancy exploring in Adventure Mode, until now you've been forced to keep your feet on the ground. That's about to change, as Mojang is adding a cool magic cape that will let you soar through the sky like a voxel Superman.

Developer Jens Bergensten tweeted a few relevant bits of information about the new item, including the fact that it's "not craftable, only found", and folds away when you land.

Telltale Games announces October release date for Minecraft: Story Mode

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The first episode of narrative adventure spin-off Minecraft: Story Mode will be released on October 13 this year, developer Telltale Games has announced. Here's the plot synopsis:

"In Minecraft: Story Mode, playing as either a male or female hero named ‘Jesse,’ you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End, and beyond. You and your friends revere the legendary Order of the Stone: Warrior, Redstone Engineer, Griefer, and Architect; slayers of the Ender Dragon. While at EnderCon in hopes of meeting Gabriel the Warrior, Jesse’s friends discover that something is wrong... something dreadful. Terror is unleashed, and you must set out on a quest to find The Order of the Stone if you are to save your world from oblivion."

Amazon lists October release date for Minecraft: Story Mode

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Amazon.co.uk has put a provisional release date of 30 October 2015 on Telltale's narrative adventure game Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Game Series.

Dates listed by retailers ahead of official publisher announcements aren't always one hundred per cent reliable of course, but Telltale has previously said the game will be out before the end of the year.

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