Kellogg's announces Minecraft 'Creeper Crunch' cereal

Sounds delicioussss

Kellogg's is no stranger to gaming-related cereal, as they worked with Nintendo on Super Mario Cereal not that long ago. Now the brand is tying up with Microsoft to release Minecraft 'Creeper Crunch' cereal.

Minecraft Creeper Crunch is a cinnamon-flavored cereal that features square crunchy bits and 'Creeper Bit' marshmallows. Each box also comes with a code for 10 clothing items in Minecraft.

Minecraft Creeper Crunch is set to release in August 2020 in the United States, and it'll be $4 for an 8oz box, or $5.69 for 12 ounces.

Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney explains why his Minecraft movie deal fell apart

We blame creepers

At one point, Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney was set to direct a Minecraft movie. This would be in partnership with Warner Bros., who was ready to cough up $150 million for the budget. The project was in the works for roughly 2.5 years, and Steve Carrell was attached to star. Then everything just fell apart, and the movie is no more.

McElhenney has finally opened up a bit about his vision for the film, as well as why it was cancelled. He shared some thoughts during the HappySadConfused podcast, where we find out that Warner Bros. chief film output Greg Silverman was replaced by Toby Emmerich. When Emmerich came in, it appears the movie was squashed, and that was that. Sadly, it seems that McElhenney had a great vision for the project, which won't see the light of day.

"I thought one of the greatest assets to Minecraft was they didn't have a fixed narrative. It was an open world experience. All you were essentially give was the building blocks to do whatever you want. I thought, what an amazing tool, much like Legos except now you're talking about infinite possibilities because it's digital, to give to kids--and not just kids, but any person who feels powerless. Kids mostly feel powerless; all day long they're being told what to do, how to dress, do your homework, go to bed."

I felt like that could extend to other people. I think everybody feels marginalized to an extent. Your boss is telling you what to do all day long, or your spouse is. You just feel like you don't have this sense of agency over your own life. The game gave you that, and I thought that's a really profound experience."

Ask Mojang #1: Vegan Ham & Megatron

Got a question for the team?

Why shouldn’t you dig straight down? How many developers does it take to change a lightbulb, and what in blazes is a Sega Megatron? No question is too small for our team to answer in the new series Ask Mojang! Want to submit your own questions? Get on Twitter and tweet us to your heart’s content, using #askmojang.

Mojang, the team behind Minecraft, has started a new series on YouTube where they answer fan questions. You can check out the first installment above, but make sure to click over to Twitter and ask the team a question of your own. It might be answered in the next video!

Minecraft hits 176 million units sold worldwide


Microsoft has announced that Minecraft has now moved 176 million units across all versions worldwide. There's no doubt the Wii U, 3DS, and Switch versions have done their fair share of contributing to that total, and we're sure many more Switch owners will be checking the game out. The 176 million figure is impressive in and of itself, but even moreso when you realize that just 7 months ago, the game had sold 156 million!

Minecon Live 2019 announced for Sept. 28th, 2019

Celebrating 10 years of Minecraft!

Mark your calendars for the most blocktastic livestream of the year! MINECON is back, packed with all the latest Minecraft news, and with an all-new name! Save the date for MINECON Live: September 28th, 2019.

Filmed live and beamed across the world via the internet! It will be around 90 minutes long, packed with juicy Minecraft news, content creators, and will include pre and post show bits, as well as on-demand community panels.

Minecraft: Woodsword Chronicles: 'Into the Game' and 'Night of the Bats' books available

Adventures in Minecraft

Tired of just playing Minecraft? Would you rather read about adventures in the Minecraft world? Look no further than the Minecraft: Woodsword Chronicles series! Two books in this lineup have just released, entitled 'Into the Game' and 'Night of the Bats.'

If you'd like to learn more about each book, Minecraft's official website has an interview with Nick Eliopulas, the writer behind the series. Check out the interview here.

Minecraft's creator will not be part of the series 10-year anniversary celebrations due to his "comments and opinions," says Microsoft

Microsoft continues to distance themselves from Notch

Markus “Notch” Persson has gotten himself in quite a bit of hot water over the years. His Twitter account in particular has garnered a lot of negative attention, and it's clear Microsoft wants to distance themselves from Notch for what they deem to be inappropriate discussion.

Microsoft will be hosting a few celebratory events for Minecraft's 10th anniversary, including a press event at Mojang in Stockholm on May 17th, 2019. Rather than letting people wonder, Microsoft flat-out stated that Notch will not be invited/attending due to the nature of his comments.

“His comments and opinions do not reflect those of Microsoft or Mojang and are not representative of Minecraft.”

The Minecraft movie set for March 4th, 2022 release

That's quite a ways off

The Minecraft movie is something that has been in the works for a long time now. Unfortunately, fans looking forward to the movie will have to keep waiting. The official Minecraft website has confirmed a release date of March 4th, 2022, which isn't exactly just a few days away. Check out the full announcement on the movie below.

Normally, when we’re talking about blockbusters on Minecraft.net, we’re being clever (or so we like to think!) about pickaxes. Sometimes about shovels.

Well, it looks like we may have to come up with new and funnier, punnier puns (as if that’s even possible) for future pickaxe-related musings. Why? The one above will be taken. Because today, we’re beyond excited to reveal the premiere date for the upcoming Minecraft movie!

That date is March 4, 2022. Does it sound distant? We beg to differ! It’s only 1053 days. Or about 34 months, or 150 weeks, or a million and a half minutes. Not that we’re counting, of course. Besides, it turns out that making a live-action, full-length feature film is really complicated!

So, what do you have to look forward to, roughly 25,000 hours from now? Well, as you devour your movie snack of choice (we like a suspicious stew with a side of square watermelon), we’ll tell you the story of a teenage girl and her unlikely group of adventurers. After the malevolent Ender Dragon sets out on a path of destruction, they must save their beautiful, blocky Overworld. Sounds ambitious! Luckily, the very talented director Peter Sollett (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) will be making sure everyone stands in the right place and delivers award-worthy performances. No pressure! Also, we’re partnered with Warner Bros, a company that’s been around the block. So to speak. What we’re trying to say is, this movie is in very capable hands!

Since we’re a game developer first, making a movie will be new and very exciting. And while the movie has to be different from the game (otherwise, you’d be in for an infinite movie in very low resolution) one thing will definitely be the same. We want to make the movie — just as we make the game — for you. We’re inspired by countless things, but none as much as the incredible stuff our community creates in Minecraft every day. So keep it coming!

In summary: the movie has a date. It has a director. It has an official storyline, and we’re NOT AT ALL COUNTING THE DAYS TO THIS MONUMENTAL EVENT. 1053, 1052, 1051...

Minecraft: New 3DS Edition receives its final update later today

Do you play Minecraft on New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 2DS? We do too! We really should hang out more.

Not tonight though, as you’ll probably be too busy heading to the 3DS eShop so you can download a massive new update! This is our final update for the New Nintendo 3DS version and also one of our largest. It’s packed with mansions and maps! Vindicators and Vexes! Bone blocks and bug fixes! Concrete and, er, concrete powder! Llamas and... love? No. Just llamas. But we love llamas so it’s all good.


Updated codebase in close parity with Minecraft 1.1.5
Woodland Mansions
Explorer Maps
Iron & Gold Nugget Smelting


Concrete Powder
Glazed Terracotta
Shulker Box
Frosted Ice
Totem of Undying
Iron & Gold Nuggets
Magma block
Bone block
Nether wart block
Red nether brick
Spawn Eggs (Llama, Vindicator, Evoker, Vex)


Cartographer Villagers


Underground fossils
Natural Magma block generation in the Nether


Frost Walker
This update will be out later today, at 6 pm Pacific Standard Time, so make sure you update your game after that!

Minecraft executive producer talks about building a relationship to bring Minecraft to Wii U, and the success the game has found on Switch

There was a time when many believed Minecraft would never appear on Nintendo platforms. Thankfully that ended up not being the case, and Minecraft has found success on numerous Nintendo platforms. In an interview with Famitsu, Minecraft executive producer Roger Carpenter talked about working with Nintendo to bring the game to Wii U, which paved the wave for future collaborations.

Since the release of the Wii U version in 2016, we’ve been building up a more amicable relationship with Nintendo. With the move to the Bedrock Edition in June – more so than before – we’ve realized cross-platform play, and that seems to have appealed to a lot more users.

As for Minecraft being a hit on the Switch… This might seem obvious, but the hardware’s design and the game’s playstyle were a perfect match for each other! You can play while lying down in your bedroom or living room, or even when you actually go and meet up with friends. About a half a year ago you’d see children in restaurants around the UK playing Minecraft on their tablets – now they’re playing on their Nintendo Switches! So, it seems that Minecraft isn’t just popular in Japan, but the UK too. Cross-platform play was what realized that boost in popularity; we figured, “if we’re going to have cross-platform play, it should be on the Switch, too.”


Today's VIP

unxiledrags's avatar
Joined: January 2017

Social Services