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Is your cat cute enough to be in Minecraft?

Your cat could be an official Minecraft cat if your cat is exceptionally cute and cool. (All cats are exceptionally cute and cool, so I am of the opinion that all cats belong in Minecraft.) The Minecraft team is making a blocky in...

 
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Minecraft boss has no interest in a sequel

For years people have been lauding the World of Warcraft model that's been in place for 14 years now: build with expansions and don't split the playerbase. Some companies like Bungie defied this (creating Destiny 2 right as Destin...

 
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Minecraft on Switch and Wii U gets some Microsoft skin packs

Minecraft still has not received the "Better Together" update on Nintendo platforms, but we're getting a step closer to that reality. Launched just today, people with a Switch or Wii U can dress up their characters as Master Chief from Halo...

 
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Wynncraft is a full, free fantasy MMO built within Minecraft

There are two kinds of people in this world. One uses Minecraft's endless possibility to make dicks, the other builds a complete fantasy MMO with over 100 quests, guilds, and more. That's Wynncraft, a full-featured MMO four years in the ma...

 
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Microsoft explains why Minecraft runs at 720p on Switch

We've got our broader impressions on Minecraft for Nintendo Switch up on the site right now, where Jed notes that, "the good certainly outweighs the bad." One of those bads is that it runs at 720p in both handheld and docked modes. If that ...

 
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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...

 
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Fallout themed level, costumes coming to Minecraft

Mojang has just revealed the latest mash-up that's coming to Minecraft, following the China pack -- Fallout. Like all mash-ups it'll feature new textures, costumes, and most importantly -- a pre-build sandbox with loose objectives to comple...

 
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Spectacular Minecraft build emulates the Atari 2600

We've shown you some impressive Minecraft projects before, but this one takes things to a whole new level. Minecraft has been great for people who want to look backwards at the history of video games. It's easy...

 
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Minecraft dev would 'love' to see an Uncharted collaboration

As I sat down to speak with Rog Carpenter, Executive Producer for Minecraft's console branch, I wanted to know one thing immediately -- now that they're under Microsoft's umbrella, how open is the team to working with other publishers?...

 
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Minecraft is getting a new level pack based around China

Minecraft's "Mash-Up" packs are really neat bits of DLC. They're not just building materials -- the developers actually create a preset world based around each pack, with dungeons, hidden areas, and bosses to fight. In a way it answers the ...

 
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Minecraft finally hits the Oculus Rift today

The last time I wrote about Minecraft on the Oculus Rift, I was taken aback by the fact that it hadn't actually come out yet -- any prior releases were just community mods, with a Gear VR release dangling on the side. But Microsoft has...

 
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Minecraft is getting full Oculus Rift support soon

Just the other day I was looking up Minecraft on Oculus. I was thinking "didn't they announce it like, forever ago? Where is it?" But it turns out that it's just on Gear VR, without full-on Oculus support just yet. That changes soon, as Mic...

 
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Microsoft announces cross-platform play for Minecraft

Today at their 2016 E3 conference, Microsoft announced a brand new patch for Minecraft dubbed "The Friendly Update." It'll allow Android, iOS, and Windows 10 players to engage in Cross-Play with each other. It was also confirmed that y...

 
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Minecraft's Battle mini game is out on June 21

Mojang recently unveiled Minecraft's "Battle mini game," and had a nebulous date of "sometime in June" for its release. Now we know that it's actually coming June 21, which should give you some time to settle down after E3. You can get an i...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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 ...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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 ...

 

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