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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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PS3 Minecraft

The PlayStation 3 is getting Minecraft on December 17


At least in North America
Dec 16
// Joshua Derocher
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...
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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
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Notch

Notch accidentally interviewed at Valve, turned down job


He wants to create a Valve rather than work at Valve
Dec 10
// Brett Makedonski
Most people that are even remotely interested in the videogames industry would figuratively kill (maybe literally!) for a shot at interviewing at Valve, let alone securing a job there. Markus Persson, better known to the gami...
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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
// Joshua Derocher
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...
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Minecraft

Streaming Minecraft is now a button press away


Twitch integration arrives
Nov 21
// Jordan Devore
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...
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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
// Harry Monogenis
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...
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Minecraft

Minecraft won't make it in time for PS4 launch


PS3 version getting ready for testing
Nov 11
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Minecraft

Watch the Minecraft documentary for free on YouTube


See the story of Notch
Nov 11
// Joshua Derocher
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...
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Notch interview

Minecraft creator Notch eats gold chocolate coins on TV


Is Mario Kart a proper game?
Nov 08
// Steven Hansen
I bet Notch usually eats regular gold coins just because he can afford it so Craig Ferguson had them bring chocolate gold coins on set to make him feel more at home. Also, Notch says Mario Kart isn't a proper game. This casu...
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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
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Minecraft

Craig Ferguson to talk with Notch, creator of Minecraft


Indie developer makes it to late-night TV
Nov 06
// Alessandro Fillari
On November 7, Markus "Notch" Persson, will make a guest appearance on the talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. According to Kotaku's Stephen Totilo, Notch will be on the late-night show to discuss his experience...
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Twitch announces Minecraft streaming partnership


Broadcast Minecraft on PC or Mac
Nov 02
// Dale North
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...
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Minecraft

Skyrim officially comes to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition


As paid DLC, naturally
Nov 01
// Jordan Devore
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...
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South Park, murder porn, cable companies, and Minecraft


How do you tame a horse in Minecraft?
Oct 04
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The South Park Minecraft focused episode aired last night, and as it turns out it wasn't just about Minecraft! In fact, it was more about murder porn. Oh, and how sh*tty cable companies are. Funny enough, I stopped watching t...
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Next South Park episode is taking a crack at Minecraft


Does Randy ever go to work?
Oct 01
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The next videogame spoof South Park will be targeting is Minecraft. Comedy Central Tweeted out this clip from the upcoming episode set to air this Wednesday, and in it we see Randy and some other adults from South Park looking for help playing Minecraft.
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Minecraft PS4

Minecraft will be a PlayStation 4 launch game


Also coming to PS3 and Vita
Aug 20
// Patrick Hancock
[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!
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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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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MineCon 2013 tickets go on sale today


Will be sold in batches
Jul 31
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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MoMA adds retro pioneers, Minecraft to its art collection


Mo' games
Jul 01
// Steven Hansen
In March, New York's Museum of Modern Art added 14 videogames to its Architecture and Design collection, with the intent of acquiring 40 over the next few years. The initial group was a varied sample, from Tetris to Vib-...
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Joe Danger

Joe Danger teams up with TF2 and Minecraft for PC version


All classes playable
Jun 19
// Jordan Devore
Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2: The Movie will be out on Steam starting June 24. The ability to share levels through Steam Workshop sounded like the real draw until I heard about Hello Games' collaboration with Valve and Mojang...
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Minecraft Xbox One

Xbox One getting Minecraft: Xbox One Edition


Looks pretty much the same
Jun 10
// Josh Tolentino
It looks like Minecraft may be on the road to becoming the next Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds when it comes to getting on multiple platforms, because Microsoft has just announced Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, ...
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Minecraft music video

PSY is a minin', craftin' grieferman


Minecraft parody of PSY's "Gentleman"
May 17
// Tony Ponce
Everyone was totally diggin' Korean pop sensation PSY when his "Gangnam Style" music video became an international hit. Then he just kept riding it... and riding it... and riding it. Then he starred in a pistachio commercial...

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