All publications by tag «Minecraft»
Minecraft and Among Us see growth in usage thanks to Roblox outage
Roblox has been unavailable for players for three days, which led to the decline of the average time spent in the app by 93% from October 29 to 31. A few rival apps and games, however, saw a rise in their usage rate thanks to this outage.
Sharon Fisher on harassment and toxic behaviour in video games: “The old-fashioned approach to moderation needs to be re-thought”
Just over a month ago, Unity bought AI-driven audio analysis platform OTO to fight toxic behavior in multiplayer games. A month before that, Discord acquired Sentropy, a company behind AI-powered software to detect and remove online harassment. We sat down with Utopia Analytics‘ Sharon Fisher, a veteran in the games moderation space, to discuss the challenges the industry is facing in its quest to make the gaming environment safer.
John Carmack: “Minecraft and Fortnite are closer to the metaverse than anything Facebook has built”
id Software co-founder and Oculus consulting CTO John Carmack has shared his thoughts on the metaverse. He thinks that Facebook is far from realizing the idea behind it, citing Fortnite and Minecraft as better examples.
South Korea’s frustrated teens file petition to repeal law prohibiting them from playing Minecraft
Uner the South Korean laws, Minecraft is now basically an adult-only game in the country. That’s why frustrated gamers who can’t play it before they turn 19 years old have decided to file a petition to the presidential office.
Minecraft played by 126 million monthly
After 11 years on the market, Minecraft is still going strong, with 126 million people playing the title every month. By now, the game has sold over 200 million copies, excluding China where the free-to-play version of Minecraft has around 300 million registered accounts.