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If you own Minecraft, you get it free on Windows 10


$10 otherwise
Jul 06
// Chris Carter
Because Minecraft doesn't have enough fragmentation already, Mojang has just announced that there will now be a "Windows 10 Edition" of the game that you can buy later this year. If you already own the PC version of Mine...
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Minecraft

Minecraft's largest piece of artwork seems impossibly detailed


World record holder
Jun 23
// Brett Makedonski
A lot of people make a lot of impressive things in Minecraft, but none of them go as big as Thorlar Thorlarian. That's not hyperbole, by the way; he actually has the world record to back it up. Recently, Thorlar finished a p...
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Minecraft Hololens

Wow, Minecraft on Microsoft's HoloLens looks hot


The power of Microsoft money
Jun 15
// Darren Nakamura
We have seen snippets of Minecraft on HoloLens in the past, but at Microsoft's E3 press conference today, a couple of presenters showed off something that had us putting up the respect knuckles. With a special camera showing ...

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Mojang

'Mo-yang'?


That's how you pronounce it?
Jun 15
// Jordan Devore
Bombshells dropped at the Minecraft HoloLens demo during Microsoft's E3 2015 presser.
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Splatoon in Minecraft

Minecraft player recreates Splatoon spectacularly


With squids and everything
Jun 07
// Kyle MacGregor
Minecraft player SethBling doesn't own a Wii U, but apparently was so enamored with Nintendo's new shooter that he recreated Splatoon with a custom map in Mojang's popular sandbox game. Aside from a few differe...
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Minecraft

All Mojang staff were offered $300K not to leave company


Please stay with us at Microsoft
Jun 04
// Laura Kate Dale
Thanks to an excerpt from a new Minecraft book published on Wired, we're finally starting to get a bit of an inside look at what happened at Mojang when Microsoft was in the process of purchasing the company.  Perhaps th...
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Don't get cocky

Expensive dick moderation helped kill the last LEGO MMO


Minecraft competitor? Don't get cocky
Jun 03
// Steven Hansen
Someone think about the children! Like my own personal brand, LEGO is a family-friendly, name-stealing company. And so the open-ended, Minecraft-like builder LEGO Worlds has some problem what with immature idiots' propensity ...
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Minecraft

Minecraft player trolled by Mojang over username


It's good Mojang can laugh at this
May 19
// Laura Kate Dale
A few years ago, reddit user JessemoForice had some trouble logging into his Minecraft account. Rather than blaming himself for forgetting his own details or contacting tech support he got a little bit annoyed with the creato...
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Minecraft

Why is Notch in LA during E3?


Commence wild speculations in 3...2...1
May 18
// Vikki Blake
Minecraft creator Notch is going to be in LA during E3 next month. His tweet - a casual comment about "being in LA in a month" - tells us nothing. And I know what you're thinking: we're reading too much into it, ri...
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Minecraft

Minecraft sells 20 million copies on Xbox


Yep, good move Microsoft
May 08
// Laura Kate Dale
So, looks like securing Minecraft on Xbox platforms was a really smart move for Microsoft, as the game has now sold over twenty million copies across the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The game released three years ago on the Xbox 36...
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Minecraft

Alex player skin comes to Minecraft on consoles this week


And The Simpsons on PlayStation
Apr 27
// Jordan Devore
The millions of people playing Minecraft on consoles are well acquainted with the default character Steve -- talk about merchandising might! -- but on Wednesday they'll have another option: Alex. "Now, everyone loves Steve --...
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Minecraft

Australia is letting kids design a real park in Minecraft


Look out for giant sky stairs to nowhere Australia
Apr 22
// Laura Kate Dale
South Australia's state government today announced that it's going to allow children aged as young as nine to design alterations to a real life national park in Minecraft. Yes, you heard me right, nine-year-olds with Minecraf...
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Minecraft

Mojang took two years to address Minecraft security flaw, says programmer


But it's okay - they fixed other "arguably worse" ones too!
Apr 20
// Vikki Blake
Minecraft developer Mojang has addressed a serious security flaw following a blog post that publicly chastised the company for not responding to proof that a security flaw could cripple the game's servers. In July 2013, ...
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Mineplex

Weirdest thing at PAX East 2015: Mineplex freezing cold fan line


Popular Minecraft Lets Players meet fans on the streets
Mar 08
// Jonathan Holmes
Videogame events are know for their strange sights, but after going to PAX or E3 for a few years, one can start to feel like they know what to expect. That sense of routine was thrown out the window this past Saturday while ...
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Stone Shire

Wii U game Stone Shire is clearly not a Minecraft clone


Not a similarity in sight
Feb 26
// Laura Kate Dale
Due to be released on the Wii U eShop some time in March, Stone Shire is a "Minecraft-like experience" from Finger Gun Games.  In Stone Shire, which is very much its own game inspired by Minecraft and not a direct clone...
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Minecrafty Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien wants to animate an entire episode in the style of Minecraft


Minecraft creators are hesitant
Jan 27
// Ben Davis
Apparently, Conan O'Brien (or at least someone on staff) is a pretty big Minecraft fan. They've had a few Minecraft-related videos in the past, including a Clueless Gamer segment where he gave the game a possibly unfavorable...
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Minecraft map

You can explore Dark Souls' Lordran in Minecraft


Praise the sun!
Jan 23
// Ben Davis
Minecraft user Davweed is currently recreating the world of Lordran from Dark Souls, block by block. If you've played Dark Souls, you probably know how crazy this is. Lordran is full of grandiose locations that interconnect a...
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Simpsons Minecraft

[Extremely Homer voice] The Simpsons are going to Minecraft!


$1.99 DLC pack headed to Xbox 360 and Xbox One first
Jan 15
// Jordan Devore
Sure, you could make eye contact with these official Minecraft renditions of the Simpsons, but I wouldn't recommend it. They're joining 19 other Springfield residents in a $1.99 DLC pack toward the end of February on Xbox One and Xbox 360, with other platforms to follow. Reached for comment, Minecraft owner Microsoft had this to say:
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Minecraft

Username changes coming to Minecraft


I can now change my username from DudeBroBlazeKing
Jan 14
// Laura Kate Dale
So, three years ago you thought you were super cool. You signed up for Minecraft and the account ChickKisser69 was available. Everyone was going to love you. A few years have passed, and amazingly you have decided you no...
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Best-selling PSN

Big in Japan: Minecraft and, uh, Battlefield 4


Japan's most downloaded PSN games of 2014
Jan 09
// Steven Hansen
Sony Japan unveiled its most downloaded PSN games of 2014 by system and the results, well, maybe they won't surprise you, but they surprised me.  Minecraft took top spot on PS3 and Vita. Maybe not so surprising. D4 ...
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Minecraft: Story Mode

Mojang and Telltale announce Minecraft: Story Mode


Wait, what?
Dec 18
// Kyle MacGregor
Minecraft: Story Mode is a thing that's happening. Mojang has joined forces with Telltale Games, the team behind fine adventure games like The Walking Dead, to forge a narrative-driven episodic experience. Yes, they're w...
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Minecraft Vita

Minecraft on PS Vita is the definitive portable version


Where was this two years ago?
Oct 21
// Brett Zeidler
You know what Minecraft is, your parents know what Minecraft is, and your grandparents just don't understand why that younger family member is on the iPad all the time. It's everywhere, but why has it never received a proper ...
Minecraft photo
Minecraft

The Minecraft movie may have recruited Shawn Levy as its director


He's reportedly in talks to sign
Oct 17
// Chris Carter
Minecraft may have found its director for the upcoming film -- yeah, that's a thing. Warner Bros. has apparently tapped Shawn Levy, the director of Night at the Museum -- he's currently in talks to join the project. ...
Minecraft photo
Minecraft

Minecraft will arrive at retail on the Xbox One in November


For $19.99
Oct 01
// Chris Carter
Starting November 18th, you'll be able to pick up the Xbox One version of Minecraft (now owned by Microsoft!) at retail for $19.99. You'll be able to transfer data over from the Xbox 360, and the worlds will be "up to 36...
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Minecraft

Physical release of Minecraft PS4 drops October 7


It's already out digitally, if you hadn't heard
Sep 18
// Jordan Devore
The disc-based version of Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition will release on October 7, 2014. The game is already available digitally on PS4, priced at $19.99 if you're coming in fresh or $4.99 if you're upgrading from PS3. Sav...
Microsoft buys Mojang photo
Indie no more
[Update: Microsoft's Phil Spencer and Notch have chimed in with their own statements. Spencer is obviously excited (and confirms that Minecon still exists), and Notch gives us a look at his mindset over the past few year...

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Microsoft buying Mojang?

Report: Microsoft trying to buy Minecraft developer


Suggested deal worth roughly $2 billion
Sep 09
// Kyle MacGregor
Microsoft is in serious talks to purchase Minecraft developer Mojang, according to a WSJ report citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation. The supposed deal is said to be worth somewhere in the neighborhood...
Minecraft photo
Minecraft

Minecraft is coming to Xbox One this Friday, 'starts' at $4.99


You punch da trees to get da wood you get da wood to build da cabin
Sep 03
// Chris Carter
We reported yesterday that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition had just been sent to Microsoft for final certification, and it seems like everything went well. So well, that the game will launch this Friday. If you already own M...
Minecraft photo
Minecraft

Minecraft Xbox One and PS4 releases may be imminent


Constant delays for both consoles have stung
Sep 02
// Chris Carter
Minecraft on PS4 and Xbox One were originally touted when each console was released, but have both been delayed on a constant basis. Now, developer 4J Studios is saying that the final testing phases are in order for both...
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Doctor Who

Doctor Who character packs coming to Minecraft on 360


Live long and prosper
Aug 27
// Steven Hansen
Doctor Who is travelling blue telephone boxing its way to the 360 version of Minecraft this September thanks to a deal between BBC Worldwide, Microsoft Studios and Mojang.  "The first pack [$2.99/£1....

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