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Mojang blows hot 'n' cold with new Minecraft content

Update 1.10, The Frostburn Update, brings new polar and desert regions to Minecraft. As well as the usual smattering of fixes and revisions, an auto-jump option, and a polar bear, we’ll also see an all-new technical block called Struc...   read

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Mojang money

No more advertisements or paid promotions built inside of Minecraft

Minecraft developer Mojang just updated its commercial usage guidelines because it isn't happy with advertisements and paid promotions in the game. What this means is if you're an ad agency, corporation, non-profit, or even a poli...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 6 features big names from the community

After the most recent episode of Minecraft: Story Mode, I'm looking forward to the new direction for the series. Simple, one-off episodes seem to fit better than an overwrought multi-episode arc. The sixth episode releases next week beginni...   read

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Minecraft Battle

Minecraft's 'Battle mini game' is a new official gametype that fans will dig

It sounds cliché, but I could probably play Minecraft for many more years to come. I picked it up while it was in alpha yet here I am, still enjoying split-screen with friends, adventuring solo, and discovering new worlds o...   read

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That Mario Minecraft Mash-Up? It wasn't Nintendo's idea

Nintendo is constantly creating new concepts within their own wheelhouse, but they're generally not known for stepping outside their comfort zone and interacting with other studios (even projects like Smash Bros. are generally limited ...   read

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Minecraft billionaire feels oppressed by women

[I'm closing the comments, thanks for the 24 hour shit show, everyone involved. Destructoid hosts many voices - if you don't agree with an individual there's a mute and ignore function in your settings. If you have more to say we provide fr...   read

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Minecraft is heading to China

In pursuit of more fame and fortune, Mojang is bringing Minecraft to the world's largest nation. The Microsoft-owned Swedish game developer announced a partnership Chinese tech giant NetEase Friday to bring the PC and mobile versions o...   read

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Minecraft is getting a price hike in some regions

Mojang and Microsoft are raising the price of Minecraft "in the spirit of currency exchange" in select regions beginning May 23, 2016. The changes only affect the original PC (Java) version of the game, not any of the newer console or mobil...   read

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Ha, the new Mario Minecraft pack is causing copyright issues on YouTube

As we all know, Nintendo is very protective of its intellectual property, and that extends to YouTube. While just about any studio is willing to allow streamers and YouTubers to monetize their games, Nintendo will adamantly file copyright c...   read

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The Minecraft Mario Mash-Up Pack is out now on Wii U

Although it was announced over a week ago the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack wasn't quite ready to go for Minecraft Wii U. But as of last night Mojang and Nintendo flipped the appropriate switches, and the free update is now live for do...   read

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Minecraft is still doing well, even in Japan

Having purchased Minecraft back when it was in alpha form, it's amazing to see it evolve into the powerhouse it is today -- causing Microsoft and Nintendo to team up and take on a joint venture together. But it's still surprising to se...   read

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Minecraft Wii U is getting a Super Mario Mash-Up Pack soon

After launching with less content than its competitors, Minecraft Wii U Edition is finally getting some unique bells and whistles. Nintendo has just announced this morning that it's partnering with Microsoft to release a Super Mario Ma...   read

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Crown and Council

Mojang stealth released Crown and Council, its new free strategy game

Yesterday Mojang snuck a casual strategy game onto Steam called Crown and Council. So that's what those tricksy Minecraft-makers have been up to!  On the developer's website, the bajillionaires state that "It’...   read

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Minecraft Realms

Minecraft Realms is coming to other platforms, Android alpha available now

Microsoft has announced that the Minecraft Realms service is coming to additional platforms -- specifically Pocket and Windows 10 Edition. No longer a PC exclusive, this service basically allows people to play Minecraft toget...   read

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Review: Minecraft: Story Mode: Order Up!

As the old saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. That might have happened with Minecraft: Story Mode. The first four episodes of the season released within two and a half months of one another, and I had been pretty lukewarm on ...   read

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Mojang teases a 'Trendy' costume update for April Fools'

Mojang has embraced tech culture with their newest April Fools' joke for Minecraft. The "1.RV" update teases "trendy" items that "get with the times," including wearables, gadgets, and VR glasses out the wazoo. They also note that the gear ...   read

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Hall of Fame

These are the latest nominations for the World Video Game Hall of Fame

The Strong National Museum of Play has announced the 15 finalists nominated to be inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Following "thousands" of votes from over 100 countries around the world, the final winners will be announced ...   read

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Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 releasing March 29

After playing the previous episode, A Block and a Hard Place, I said it felt like the true end of the season. Not only did it wrap up the main story arc, it also ended Telltale's string of quick releases for the series. The shortest wait be...   read

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Dudes, I just got the weirdest damn gaming book of all time

Yesterday I opened a package and found a book staring back at me called "The Unofficial Holy Bible For Minecrafters: New Testament." Naturally, my first reaction was "oh it's a tome of sorts for tips in the game, makes sense." But I was dea...   read

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Hey man...have you ever seen Minecraft...on Unreal 4?!

I'm starting to feel ridiculous writing all these Unreal Engine 4 posts. I mean, on one hand, they're so easy to do, almost to the point where it's not worth it. The common criticism is that they constantly just reference existing material...   read

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You can dual wield anything you want in Minecraft's Combat Update

I haven't played Minecraft in approximately twenty-six years, but lately I've been thinking about getting a group of buddies together and playing it to see how much has changed since the year 1990. Mojang must have sent its Thought Thieves ...   read

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Minecraft is getting its own Loot Crate-esque monthly service

Mojang is finally getting into the curated monthly delivery business. It's basically Loot Crate, in that subscribers sign up for a monthly box called a "Mine Chest," which will run you $29.99. Right now it's in its beta phase, and the first...   read

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Someone made Dark Souls' Anor Londo in Minecraft

LNeoX spent ages creating one of his favorite fictional locations -- Anor Londo of Dark Souls fame -- in Minecraft. It's a 1200x1200 map, complete with a dungeon and a minecart system. The screens are definitely awe-inspiring, though t...   read

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Journey to the West

Minecraft just got Journey to the West skins

To celebrate the Year of the Monkey, Mojang just dropped some Journey to the West skins for the Pocket Edition and Windows 10 versions of Minecraft. "Red Boy" and "Guanyin" are free, but the rest (Princess Iron Fan, Lord Hundred-Eyes, Bull ...   read

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Minecraft is overhauling its website with some new features

I still remember buying Minecraft in 2009, and the original site really hasn't changed all that much. But Mojang (and thus, Microsoft) has really been making strides since the acquisition, finally releasing the game on Wii U, and it's ...   read

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