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Rob McElhenney of It's Always Sunny to direct Minecraft movie

Wait, what?!
Jul 21
// Jordan Devore
Warner Bros. and Minecraft developer Mojang have selected Rob McElhenney (Ronald "Mac" McDonald from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as the director of their upcoming Minecraft film. "Hey Mojang let's do something strange and wonderful," McElhenney said on Twitter. As a long-time fan of Sunny, this is pretty great. I'm now genuinely curious about the project.
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Minecon 2015 was the biggest single-game dedicated convention ever

10,000 people attended
Jul 07
// Joe Parlock
Did you go to Minecon in London this weekend? Did you take literally everyone you know with you? Well congratulations, in doing so, you and everyone else have broken a world record! According to Guinness World Records, Mineco...
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Telltale's Minecraft

First look at Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode

Basically how you'd expect
Jul 04
// Kyle MacGregor
This is a reminder that Minecraft: Story Mode is a real thing that's happening. The episodic adventure game from Telltale Games follows a generic-looking protagonist (portrayed by Patton Oswalt of A Very Harold & Kumar 3...
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Scrolls sunset

It's the beginning of the end for Scrolls

Mojang's card game has a year left
Jun 29
// Jordan Devore
No, not The Elder Scrolls, silly. The other one! Just "Scrolls." Microsoft-owned Minecraft studio Mojang has confirmed the inevitable -- that work is winding down on its card title now that the "last major content patch," Ech...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Mojang's Scrolls launches today on PC, Android, and Mac

Wait, no iOS for once?
Dec 11
// Chris Carter
Scrolls. Remember that game? The one that caused all that hubbub a few years back with Zenimax? It's finally coming out of beta and into a full-on release today. The full game will run you $4.99, and it will feature a "cap" ...
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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...
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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...

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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...
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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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Con where?

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

Con where?
Aug 26
// Steven Hansen
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...
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Minecraft has sold over 54 million copies across all platforms

You could say they're 'building' an empire...
Jun 25
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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Halo in Minecraft

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

~Gregorian chant begins~
May 27
// Darren Nakamura
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...

Minecraft coming to PS4 and PS Vita this August

Featuring cross-buy, cross-saves
May 22
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition coming in August

Upgrade path from Xbox 360 version available
May 22
// Dale North
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 ...

Last-gen and current-gen versions of Minecraft compared

Xbox One & PlayStation 4 VS Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3
May 15
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Canceled Minecraft for Oculus Rift would've been free to help promote VR

Notch stands by his decision
Mar 28
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Minecraft title update 14 out on Xbox 360 today, PS3 tomorrow

Baked potatoes for everyone!
Mar 26
// Jordan Devore
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...

Mojang still making buttloads of money from Minecraft

$128 million in 2012
Mar 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Minecraft - Pocket Editio

Minecraft - Pocket Edition will be getting more updates

'Everything is going to plan'
Feb 24
// Chris Carter
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...
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Minecraft surpasses 14 million copies sold on PC

I guess money's not a rare item at Mojang
Feb 03
// Brett Makedonski
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...
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Minecraft on Wii U 'makes sense' but isn't happening now

Mojang is too busy
Dec 30
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Scrolls gift copies

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

'Tis the season
Dec 19
// Joshua Derocher
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...

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