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5th-Grader Begs Microsoft Not To Mess Up Minecraft

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology

Upon hearing that Microsoft would be buying the company behind the wildly popular Minecraft video game, 10-year-old Sabrina Lane had just one request:...

Microsoft Is Officially Buying Minecraft

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology

Microsoft is officially buying Mojang, the Swedish game developer behind the hugely popular game "Minecraft," Microsoft announced on Monday. The d...

'Minecraft' Fans Freak Over Rumors Of 'Selling Out' To Microsoft

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.12.2014 | Technology

Fans of the ultra-popular game "Minecraft" are revolting against creator Markus "Notch" Persson as rumors swirl about a sale to Microsoft. The fans ar...

Remembering Katrina and Surviving the Loss of Everything

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 09.03.2014 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

The sudden sweep of a natural or personal disaster can happen at any time causing loss of life as well as treasured property and possessions. Ancient physician Galen reminds us that resiliency should not be left to chance.

What To Say When Your Child Blathers On About Minecraft

Jessica Ziegler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Jessica Ziegler

Creeper. Notch. Enderman. Griefers. Mobs. Mods. If you have a Minecrafter in your house, you've likely heard these words shouted -- like a foreign language -- from the computer room.

Screen Literacy for the Next Generation: How the Arts and Humanities Matter

Christine Henseler | Posted 09.03.2014 | Education
Christine Henseler

In my college classroom I often ask students about their technology habits and, to my surprise, I repeatedly find that this "tech generation" is not as active as we have come to believe.

Kid Loses His Sh*t Over New Minecraft Game

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents

This kid begged, he pleaded, he finally got Minecraft. Upon receiving the coveted video game and Xbox, which his parents say he has asked for almos...

This Genius Mashup Brings 'Halo' And 'Minecraft' Together For One Epic Game

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology

If you thought Cortana would've been sexier with less curves and more corners, you're in luck. "Minecraft" is bringing the weapons, music, charac...

'Minecraft' Is Coming To The New Xbox And Playstation

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 05.22.2014 | Technology

Great news "Minecraft" fans, you can finally play the game you love on your next-generation gaming console. Mojang, the studio behind “Minecraft...

A Parents Guide to Minecraft

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Jason P. Stadtlander

I heard other friends of mine mention Minecraft from time to time, no one could really tell me what it was or what kids did within the game. So, as with every other technology, I told my son that I couldn't let him play it until I had tried it myself.

Someone Recreated An Entire Country Using Minecraft Blocks

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology

The people who play the block-building game Minecraft have created some impressive things over the course of the game's history. We've seen to-scale m...

'Minecraft' Might Become A Movie

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 02.28.2014 | Technology

"Minecraft" may soon be hitting the big screen. Markus "Notch" Persson, co-founder of "Minecraft" development studio Mojang, announced on Twitter ...

There's A Guy Journeying To The Edge Of The Minecraft World

Taylor Casti | Posted 01.28.2014 | Technology

There is a place in gaming where no one has trodden. It's so far off the beaten path that it would take a lifetime's worth of gaming and a heck of a l...

826 Valencia's Student-Journalist's on the Pros and Cons of Minecraft

826 Valencia | Posted 01.27.2014 | San Francisco
826 Valencia

A blocky, pixelated video game with no advertising at first, Minecraft has now dominated the video game-playing populace.

Using Minecraft for Food System Education

Laurie Freyer | Posted 01.26.2014 | Food
Laurie Freyer

Minecraft has its own physical laws and rules; it's self-perpetuating and functions through the activity and innovation of interested parties -- it is only natural that this may translate as a tool to learn the basics of the global food system.

Confession: The Internet Is the Air I Breathe, and Honestly -- It's Refreshing

Melissa Maypole | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melissa Maypole

If I don't want my 11-year old to spend three-quarters of his life playing Minecraft, then I need to stop looking at the monitor long enough to take a good, hard look in the mirror.

Lori Leibovich

How Technology Keeps You From Being The Parent You Need To Be

HuffingtonPost.com | Lori Leibovich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

"We get into the habit of treating all messages as equally urgent, but we've also come to like the feeling of staying in the loop because it's a way of proving our own importance," Pang says.

Minecraft In Real Life (VIDEO)

Posted 09.05.2013 | Teen

What's better than playing Minecraft, you ask? Playing Minecraft IRL, of course. In her latest video, YouTube star Meghan Camarena brings one of y...

What Can Minecraft Teach Us About The World?

Shajed Ahmed | Posted 09.10.2013 | Teen
Shajed Ahmed

What do you expect in the library? Do you see a quiet environment in which one is "shushed" as soon as their mouth opens? Well, this is not the case at the Brooklyn Public Library, especially on Saturday afternoon.

Children and Families, Media and Play: The Five Minute Futurist

David Kleeman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
David Kleeman

The coming years will look like the late '90s TV "gold rush," when companies staked out channel space in the expanding multi-channel universe. This time, though, the prospectors will mine distinctive content that can woo audiences in the "over the top" TV market.

Orlando Jones Embraces Web Audience in Machinima's "Tainted Love" Series (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Last time Jones was in the studio, he was chatting about his "Meridian" web series with Mystery Guitar Man, and now he has his "Tainted Love" series...

Nicolas Cage Minecraft Creation Is Glorious ... And Obviously Creepy

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.05.2013 | Celebrity

Sooner or later Nicolas Cage's face will grace at least one thing in each of our lives. Are you listening to me or are you searching for a new iPhone ...

Why I Enrolled My Kid in Computer Camp

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media contributor Whenever I try making summer plans with my 9-year-old daughter, she balks at the idea of camps, tellin...

Why This App Is My New Nemesis

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.09.2013 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

My question is why a 12-year-old needs disappearing photos in the first place.

Windows 8: Game Over Man!

John Pavley | Posted 12.27.2012 | Technology
John Pavley

Windows 8, Microsoft's attempt to be more Apple than Apple, is about to shake up my world and the world of serious gamers everywhere.