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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... read feature

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Microsoft buying Mojang?

Report: Microsoft trying to buy Minecraft developer


Suggested deal worth roughly $2 billion
Sep 09
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... read
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Doctor Who

Doctor Who character packs coming to Minecraft on 360


Live long and prosper
Aug 27
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.... read
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Con where?

Minor delay: The next Minecon isn't coming until 2015


Con where?
Aug 26
More con news.  Minecraft developer Mojang went ahead and offered a status update on its convention, Minecon, which this time last year was detailed and probably sold out. This year's Minecon will move from sun... read
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Minecraft

Minecraft has sold over 54 million copies across all platforms


You could say they're 'building' an empire...
Jun 25
If the amount of kids screwing around in Minecraft while their doting parents shake their heads going "Oh, those kids and their Minecraft!" and Let's Plays and creepers in popular media isn't enough to tell you how ridiculous... read
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Halo in Minecraft

Float and sputter: Halo assets coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition


~Gregorian chant begins~
May 27
Previously, we have seen Skyrim and Marvel come to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, but the flagship Xbox franchise Halo has been suspiciously absent. You don't think Microsoft would pass up on an opportunity to marry two of its... read
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Minecraft coming to PS4 and PS Vita this August


Featuring cross-buy, cross-saves
May 22
Along with the Xbox One details comes some news of the PlayStation releases for Minecraft. The PlayStation Vita version launches in August for $19.99, going under the name of Minecraft: PlayStation 3 + Vita Edition. Those who... read
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Minecraft: Xbox One Edition coming in August


Upgrade path from Xbox 360 version available
May 22
Mojang and Microsoft announced today that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will release this August, priced at $19.99. And if you're an owner of the Xbox 360 version, you'll get to upgrade to this new one for only $4.99.  On ... read
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Last-gen and current-gen versions of Minecraft compared


Xbox One & PlayStation 4 VS Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3
May 15
The people responsible for bringing Minecraft over to consoles just shared how much more draw distance players can expect on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versi... read
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Minecraft

Canceled Minecraft for Oculus Rift would've been free to help promote VR


Notch stands by his decision
Mar 28
I'll admit it: when I heard Markus "Notch" Persson had canceled Minecraft for Oculus Rift because Facebook acquired its creator Oculus VR and the social network company "creeps" him out, I was skeptical about how much work ha... read
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Minecraft

Minecraft title update 14 out on Xbox 360 today, PS3 tomorrow


Baked potatoes for everyone!
Mar 26
Man. I can type "title u" into Google and "title update 14" appears. Minecraft scares me a little bit, sometimes. Console players are getting this update real soon -- it goes live today on Xbox 360 and tomorrow on PlayStation... read
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Mojang still making buttloads of money from Minecraft


$128 million in 2012
Mar 19
Buttload. It's totally a phrase.  Mojang, the makers of the runaway hit Minecraft, doubled their net income in 2013 according to The Wall Street Journal. They made $128 million last year, and revenue wise they saw 38% fr... read
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Minecraft - Pocket Editio

Minecraft - Pocket Edition will be getting more updates


'Everything is going to plan'
Feb 24
It would be nice if the Pocket Edition of Minecraft was a 1:1 port of the PC original, but it's not. Thankfully, the team at Mojang has posted a recent update on the game, noting that "significantly bigger worl... read
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Minecraft

Minecraft surpasses 14 million copies sold on PC


I guess money's not a rare item at Mojang
Feb 03
Markus "Notch" Persson and Mojang are counting their millions, but that doesn't necessarily mean dollars in this instance. Well, indirectly it does. Notch revealed via Twitter recently that the PC version of Minecraft ha... read
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Minecraft

Minecraft on Wii U 'makes sense' but isn't happening now


Mojang is too busy
Dec 30
Despite having no interest in playing ports of Minecraft on new platforms, plenty of others are eager to do exactly that, and I do think getting this piece of pop culture on Wii U would benefit Nintendo. Every game matters. A... read
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Scrolls gift copies

Owners of Mojang's Scrolls can gift a copy to a friend


'Tis the season
Dec 19
If you own Mojang's Scrolls, you will be able to give a copy to a friend as a gift this holiday season. All you need to do is log into your Mojang account, and click on the "Send to a friend" button. A code will be sent to th... read
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Minecraft

Marvel characters are coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Ed.


Money maker
Dec 18
I don't know that I fully grasp the appeal of premium skins in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, but I was never one to buy crap for my Avatar, either, so I'm clearly not the intended audience. If I were, however, these characters... read
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PS3 Minecraft

The PlayStation 3 is getting Minecraft on December 17


At least in North America
Dec 16
Good news PlayStation 3 owners, you will finally be able to play Minecraft tomorrow. The PlayStation blog just announced that Minecraft will be available on the PlayStation 3 in North America on December 17. This version... read
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Minecraft

Minecraft sells 10 million on Xbox 360, plus a DLC sale


Most packs are half price this Saturday
Dec 13
Damn. 10 million copies of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition have been sold to date. I'd say the person responsible for initiating the deal that would eventually lead to this version coming about deserves a raise, or a pat on the b... read
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Minecraft 1.7.4

Minecraft 1.7.4 is out now with Twitch streaming support


Watch me stack blocks!
Dec 10
Minecraft version 1.7.4 is out today, and this update will let you stream to Twitch with a simple key press. To set this up, you'll need to link your Twitch and Mojang accounts together, which only takes a few minutes. Just h... read
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Minecraft

Streaming Minecraft is now a button press away


Twitch integration arrives
Nov 21
Mojang's planned Twitch integration for Minecraft isn't finished just yet, but it's in a good enough state that you can try it out for yourself in snapshot 13w47c. To set this up, go into your Mojang account settings and lin... read
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Minecraft

4J working to move Minecraft 360 saves onto Xbox One


Players may be able to transfer their saves after all
Nov 15
Those who have invested many hours into Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and are planning on picking up the Xbox One port have, for some time, been wondering whether or not they'd have to leave their creations behind. As... read
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Minecraft

Minecraft won't make it in time for PS4 launch


PS3 version getting ready for testing
Nov 11
There are a number of upcoming Minecraft ports (PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One) and while we aren't entirely sure when these versions are releasing, 4J Studios has provided a bit of clarity. In an update on Twitter, the deve... read
Minecraft photo
Minecraft

Watch the Minecraft documentary for free on YouTube


See the story of Notch
Nov 11
The documentary on Minecraft that 2 Player Productions released back in 2011 is now up in its entirety on YouTube. This is a full and official release of Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, and it's not some pirated garbage... read
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Mojang

Mojang is looking to focus on smaller game prototypes


Studio will see what sticks and go from there
Nov 06
After Markus "Notch" Persson's development and eventual cancellation of 0x10c, it sounds as if he'd just as well stick to smaller-scale games. "I think when it comes to game development I would prefer it if we did it in more... read
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Twitch announces Minecraft streaming partnership


Broadcast Minecraft on PC or Mac
Nov 02
Today at Minecon 2013, Mojang announced a partnership with Twitch. Broadcasting of Minecraft will come to both PC and Mac users through Twitch's integrated streaming platform. They say that the streaming functionality will be... read
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Minecraft

Skyrim officially comes to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition


As paid DLC, naturally
Nov 01
It can be difficult to keep up with all of the content 4J Studios pumps out for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and the millions of people that seem to own that version of the game. This seems like a big one, though. It's a DLC p... read
Scrolls photo
Scrolls

One of Scrolls' biggest updates is coming next month


Remember this game?
Sep 25
Mojang's Scrolls is still trucking, and next month the game will get a hefty update that'll add a ton of customization to the game, as well as a new mode,  new scrolls, and even a spectator option. The new mode is called... read
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Minecraft PS4

Minecraft will be a PlayStation 4 launch game


Also coming to PS3 and Vita
Aug 20
[Update: Minecraft will also come to PS3 and Vita, according to Notch.] So I guess that exclusivity deal that Mojang had with Microsoft has expired! read
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Mojang

Notch drops 0x10c, wants to work on small games


Fans come together to begin working on their own take on the concept
Aug 19
[Update: Notch has shared his thoughts on 0x10c with a blog post. "Turns out, what I love doing is making games," he wrote. "Not hyping games or trying to sell a lot of copies. I just want to experiment and develop ... read
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Notch's Sonic

Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game


He made a bunch of sub-4K Java games, actually
Aug 17
A great way to waste time is to Google any odd topic that happens to pop into your head and play a game of link tag until you strike pay dirt. My latest excursion led me to Sonic Racer 4K, a Java-based Sonic fan game. But wha... read
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MineCon 2013 tickets go on sale today


Will be sold in batches
Jul 31
MineCon is taking place in Orlando Florida this year, and will be held at the Orange County Convention Center from November 2-3. Tickets are $150, and you'll be able to buy six tickets in one order. Plus, kids three and under... read






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