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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...
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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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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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Trials Fusion

This teenager is building a functional instance of Minecraft in Trials: Fusion


This is truly the opposite of ADD in action
Aug 23
// Brittany Vincent
A 16-year-old Trials: Fusion savant, PneumaticBog484, is building a functional version of Minecraft within RedLynx's racer. In the past PneumaticBog484 has also built both a procedurally-generated infinite track, and a Titan...
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Minecraft

Check out these LEGO Minecraft sets


It's almost a LEGO inception!
Aug 20
// Brittany Vincent
Information on two sets that are a part of LEGO's new Minecraft minifigure scale sets have surfaced. The Cave Set will feature a zombie and spider, a TNT crate, pickaxe, a chest of bread, and Steve. It will center around a c...
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PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4 software sales have surpassed 30 million games in retail stores


I'd probably buy two more just to play The Phantom Pain
Aug 13
// Brittany Vincent
Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 software sales are impressively strong, with more than 30 million games sold in retail stores and digital downloads as of August 10. Software sales are anticipated to continue to grow...
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Minecraft

Watch Ro make some Minecraft candy pops in this episode of Nerdy Nummies


She's seriously adorable
Jul 30
// Brittany Vincent
You might not know this about me, but I'm a big fan of Rosanna Pansino's Nerdy Nummies series. She's bubbly, fun, and puts me in a great mood while teaching me how to make treats based on my favorite videogame and other medi...
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Notch

Turns out Notch bought an Aphex Twin album for $46,000


That's where yer Minecraft money is going folks
Jun 25
// Alasdair Duncan
One of the more interesting Kickstarter projects in recent memory is the Caustic Window project, an effort to buy and then release copies of a fabled "lost" album from electronic maverick Aphex Twin. After being successfully...
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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
// 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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Minecraft

Minecraft creator Notch launches new game Cliffhorse


It's about climbing cliffs as a horse
Jun 09
// Chris Carter
No doubt as a homage to various Bethesda games that have wonky horse physics, Minecraft creator Notch has launched a new game -- Cliffhorse. The game is in early access form, but it's free (you can donate if you want). I...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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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Minecraft

Minecraft saves will transfer from Xbox 360 to Xbox One


Same with PS3 to PS4
Apr 25
// Chris Carter
A lot of people have grown increasingly resilient to upgrading to the current generation for fear of losing their data. With some games a painless transfer process is an option though, and one of those titles will be Minecraf...
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Minecraft

Here's a sample of Minecraft's upcoming world customization options


Sliders, and lots of 'em
Apr 22
// Jordan Devore
I'm no longer an avid player of Minecraft but the world customization feature planned for update 1.8 has grabbed my attention. Here's a video demonstration to get us started. Through the use of 16 sliders (or direct value in...
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Minecraft

Minecraft XBLA gets a new Candy Texture Pack


Relive your Wreck-It-Ralph fantasies
Apr 21
// Chris Carter
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition fans will be pleased to know that they can buy the Candy Texture Pack now on Xbox Live for $1, which re-skins everything to the brighter, sweeter side of life. You'll find easter eggs, chocolate, soda oceans, and ice cream foilage in addition to a ton of other sweet creatures. Or, you could just play it on the PC and grab some free mods. Minecraft [Xbox.com]
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Minecraft

Minecraft is getting a physical release on the PS3


May 14th
Apr 16
// Chris Carter
Sony has announced that Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition will be getting a physical Blu-Ray release soon -- specifically on May 14th. Apparently this disc will include everything through Update 14, and of course, patches...
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Minecraft

The Simpsons' Minecraft intro isn't exactly timely


But it's well done nonetheless
Apr 07
// Jordan Devore
The Simpsons has finally featured a full-blown Minecraft parody for its opener and yeah, Simpsons, Minecraft is a thing millions of people enjoy. Uh huh. It's worth approximately 30 seconds of your time if you're wondering w...
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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
// 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

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...
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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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Warner Bros. developing a Minecraft movie


And it'll be live-action
Feb 27
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a Minecraft movie according to Deadline. Notch himself confirmed the news as well. So yeah, that's happening. Warner acquired the movie rights from Mojang, and it looks like this will be a...
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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

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

One man has been trying to reach the end of Minecraft


For three years running
Jan 27
// Chris Carter
Unlike many other games that constantly have wacky stories coming out of them, Minecraft is one game I consistently enjoy. It's mostly because these situations are easy to replicate, and if you hear about something cool, you ...
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Minecraft

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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Minecraft

Someone built a 3D printer inside Minecraft


Now we just need to 3D print this 3D printer...
Dec 20
// Jordan Devore
When I first saw this video of a 3D printer within Minecraft, I was blown away -- but it was getting late, and I learned long ago not to publish at night. It's since come to my attention again, and I'm taking that as sign en...
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Minecraft

Marvel characters are coming to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Ed.


Money maker
Dec 18
// Jordan Devore
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...

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