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Major Switch Minecraft bug fixed, developers still researching 1080p update

Recently folks have had some issues with the Switch version of Minecraft, most notably the "ghosting" problem where the Home and screenshot buttons would randomly operate without the player's consent. It was a hilarious bug that no doubt ca...   read

 
 
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Hold your blocks: Minecraft is also coming to the Switch

Minecraft just hit the Wii U fairly recently (in the grand scheme of Minecraft's lengthy lifespan, that is), but like most things that went to die on the Wii U, it's also coming to the Switch so you can buy it again like it didn't just...   read

 
 

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Minecraft just got a wacky 'the floor is lava' minigame on consoles

It's been a pretty great year for Minecraft. After spending years playing catch-up to the infinitely expanding PC edition that Mojang and Notch crafted so many years ago, Microsoft is finally moving the series forward with new content. That...   read

 
 
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Minecraft for Windows 10 continues to catch up with its Boss Update

As most of you know, the current Windows 10 edition of Minecraft (the one Mojang is going with and updating from now on) still isn't completely up to par with the original OG PC edition, which runs on Java and supports a litany of diff...   read

 
 
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The Minecraft movie is still three years out

Warner Bros.' big-screen adaptation of Minecraft is scheduled for May 24, 2019. "Yes, that might seem like a long time away, but it just so happens to be the right amount of time to make it completely awesome," wrote developer Mojang in a ...   read

 
 
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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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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'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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Review: Cobalt

There's a movement these days of games going multiplayer-only, focusing on one aspect to make it as good as possible. Along with that comes the dissent, players who demand single-player content and developers who spend resources providing i...   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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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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Minecraft: Pocket Edition is still catching up to the core game

In case you weren't aware, a team over at Mojang started work on the Pocket Edition of the game, which sought to move the series out of the Java world and into C++. The project started in 2011, and it still hasn't caught up with the standar...   read

 
 
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Say hello to Minecraft: Education Edition

Although I picked up Minecraft years ago on PC, I still play it to this day. Hell, I've been playing more of it than ever before lately thanks to the Wii U release. The train isn't stopping anytime soon either, as Mojang has just annou...   read

 
 
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Review: Minecraft: Story Mode: A Block and a Hard Place

What a weird episode. After the high energy of The Last Place You Look, this one slows down the action shortly into it, and it doesn't really pick back up until the very end, which feels like the end of a season. But then, there's still ano...   read

 
 
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Minecraft has sold over 22 million copies on PC and Mac

Minecraft has officially shifted over 22 million copies for PC and Mac. In the last 24 hours, 13,000 copies of the game have been sold, and so we’re roughly looking at a million sales every three months for a game that was officially ...   read

 
 
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A cartload of Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 4 screenshots

Vacation travel kept me from being able to get to the latest episode in Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode right away. I just finished it, and as always, I had my finger on the screenshot button the whole way through. Maybe you can use t...   read

 
 


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