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Minecraft has sold over 54 million copies across all platforms

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 ridiculously popular the ...   read

 
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Minecraft coming to PS4 and PS Vita this August

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 already own Mi...   read

 
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Minecraft: Xbox One Edition coming in August

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 that note, you'...   read

 
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Last-gen and current-gen versions of Minecraft compared

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 versions. The power ...   read

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

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 input), you'll be...   read

 
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Minecraft is getting a physical release on the PS3

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 will be suppor...   read

 
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Minecraft title update 14 out on Xbox 360 today, PS3 tomorrow

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 3. Find the fu...   read

 
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Oculus Rift version of Minecraft canceled because of Facebook acquisition

Markus "Notch" Persson has canceled the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft due to the just announced acquisition deal of the VR company by Facebook. Why? Because as Notch stated, "Facebook creeps me out." Hey, it's his company. He can do what...   read

 
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Mojang still making buttloads of money from Minecraft

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% from the PC versi...   read

 
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Warner Bros. developing a Minecraft movie

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 live-action ta...   read

 
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Minecraft surpasses 14 million copies sold on PC

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 has recently pass...   read

 
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One man has been trying to reach the end of Minecraft

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 can usually log...   read

 
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Someone built a 3D printer inside Minecraft

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 enough. The video...   read

 
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The PlayStation 3 is getting Minecraft on December 17

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 will have all ...   read

 
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Minecraft 1.7.4 is out now with Twitch streaming support

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 head to your Moj...   read

 
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Streaming Minecraft is now a button press away

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 link your Twitch a...   read

 
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Minecraft won't make it in time for PS4 launch

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 developer noted tha...   read

 
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Watch the Minecraft documentary for free on YouTube

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. The film tell...   read

 
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Minecraft creator Notch eats gold chocolate coins on TV

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 casual interview wa...   read

 
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Twitch announces Minecraft streaming partnership

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 live "soon." "...   read

 
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Next South Park episode is taking a crack at Minecraft

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 pla...   read

 
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MineCon 2013 tickets go on sale today

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 can get in for...   read

 
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MoMA adds retro pioneers, Minecraft to its art collection

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-Ribbon to ...   read

 
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PSY is a minin', craftin' grieferman

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; I couldn't fa...   read

 
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Real life Minecraft Diamond Sword slices and dices

Our favorite blacksmith is back! This time he's recreated the Minecraft's Diamond Sword on the latest episode of Man At Arms. Another cool creation, but I'd hate to actually have to wield this thing as the handle doesn't look comfortable a...   read

 
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Minecraft now has rideable horses and donkeys

In its ever-growing mountain of content, Minecraft has just added rideable horses in version 1.6 on PC. Horses are bred using wheat and can be equipped with armor to keep them protected. They can climb up hills, and...   read

 
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Jurassic Park recreated in Minecraft

It took four months for Minecraft player Josh Collin to recreate Jurassic Park. Hold on to your clever girl butts!   read

 
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BioShock Infinite's Columbia recreated in Minecraft

What!? WHAT!? A mere two weeks in the public's hands and already someone has recreated BioShock Infinite's floating city of Columbia in Minecraft!? What madness! Actually, this project was completed three months ago. For a minute there, I w...   read

 
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Beetlejuice & Minecraft come together to break your brain

It's been way too long since we've posted an amazing Minecraft creation. So I'm really happy we get to highlight this awesome fan created roller coaster themed after Beetlejuice, both the cartoon and movie. It's pretty trippy, and the proj...   read

 
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Mojang considering PlayStation version of Minecraft

iGamer spoke with Minecraft lead designer Jens Bergensten who revealed the possibility of a PlayStation version of their popular game. “Microsoft has an exclusivity deal for consoles. When it runs out we’ll consider Minecraft fo...   read

 
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Storm's Adventure with Minecraft

And concluding "Playing Catch Up to the Catch Up"... You do know there are no enemies in "Peaceful Mode"? You do know the XBOX 360 version has tutorials? You do know Minecraft has sold over 9,000,000 copies? Post and abandon...post an...   read

 
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King's Landing recreated in Minecraft

Brace yourselves for lots of played out Game of Thrones jokes, as the new season is coming. Ok, so that last line was a joke itself, and now I feel a little dirty. What's most definitely not dirty however is this awesome recreation of King'...   read

 
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Mojang talks upcoming Minecraft update at Minecon

Well, Minecon was over the weekend. And wouldn't you know it? Another big update is planned for Minecraft. Set to kick off more themed and/or focused updates every two months starting January, the upcoming update (aptly titled the "Redston...   read

 
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Wow! Final Fantasy VII Midgar recreated in Minecraft

Check out this insane Final Fantasy VII Midgar map created in Minecraft we found over at Kotaku. Holy sh*t! The lighting and detail in these shots are downright scary. A few of them took me a couple of seconds to recognize, but mo...   read

 
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Minecraft builds past 8 million sold mark

Markus "Notch" Persson has confirmed via Twitter that the PC version of Minecraft has passed the 8 million sold mark.  "The PC version of Minecraft just passed 8 million sales!" Tweeted Notch. "My face is making grinning soun...   read

 
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Fry Cry 3 map pack is now available for Minecraft

Ubisoft has released a map and texture pack for Minecraft today that is inspired by their upcoming game, Far Cry 3. Tools, locales, and weapons get the full Far Cry makeover in this pack. You'll find FC3 locations and characters redon...   read

 
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Far Cry 3 gets a Minecraft twist with this free PC mod

I'm not sure about most players, but when I hear people talk about the Far Cry series, what comes to my mind are the scenic locales, the interesting level design and the awkward massacre of zebras. In an unique marketing move, Ubisoft ...   read

 
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Minecraft surpasses seven million copies sold on PC

Daniel Kaplan has just revealed that Minecraft has sold seven million copies on PC to date. Relatedly, the Xbox Live Arcade version has sold around three million.For those of you who don't remember the extremely lengthy alpha and beta stage...   read

 
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Minecraft is populated by 'genderless homosexuals'

Notch has been chatting about gender in the world of Minecraft, relating how the protagonist was never meant to be a man or a woman, and only became known as Steve due to a random name choice. See Minecraft recognizes neither sex, but in do...   read

 
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Patent troll sues Mojang, EA, Square over copy protection

Patent troll Uniloc is suing Minecraft developer Mojang, as well as EA and Square Enix, for infringing on a form of copy-protection it "owns." Uniloc's goal is to "Look at many ideas. Pick an outstanding one. Patent it. Commercial...   read

 
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Minecraft XBLA gets an update today

With over 2 million copies sold and counting of the Xbox Live Arcade version of Minecraft, you'd expect Mojang and 4-J Studios to call it a day, go build their own Duckburg, and bask in their money bin. Fortunately, it seems as if there are...   read

 
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Defense of the Pickaxe: New Minecraft map mimics DOTA

Nearly six months after the release of version 1.0, the creativity of the Minecraft community has not died down one bit. We have seen inter-spatial puzzle solving, Spartans taking on Zombies and even explored the land of Hyrule. ...   read

 
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Whoa my goddess! Explore all of Hyrule in Minecraft!

Some people build the USS Enterprise in Minecraft. Others recreate famous landmarks or buildings. The Hyrulecraft team instead decided to make a 1:1 scale representation of Ocarina of Time's Hyrule, right down to the garden where you first...   read

 
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Notch: Can't afford Minecraft? Pirate now, buy later

Minecraft creator Notch has told a fan that if he can't afford Minecraft, he's welcome to steal it. The indie developer was responding to a gamer who asked for a free account, lacking as he did the cash to buy it.  "Just pirate it. If ...   read

 
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I said wow! An entire 3D printed Minecraft village

The Eiffel Tower? Bah! Mere child's play! Flickr dweller post-apocalyptic research institute (nice name!) printed out an entire damn Minecraft VILLAGE in 3D! No, this wasn't made using the Mineways software we told you about the other day, ...   read

 
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The long road to Minecraft

For last month's MineCon, Mojang asked video team Hat Films to whip up a video that chronicled Minecraft's development over the past couple of years. Hat Films has had this up on its YouTube page for some weeks, but I didn't catch the vide...   read

 
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Android users can get Minecraft - Pocket Ed. for a dime

Not being a die-hard Minecraft fanatic, coming up with reasons to avoid buying the Pocket Edition hasn't been particularly challenging so far. If I'm going to play the game, I might as well have all of the newest updates, and since Minecraf...   read

 
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Jens Bergensten takes over as lead Minecraft developer

It's a move that seem destined to happen eventually. Minecraft lead developer Markus Persson has, for many of us, become the face behind the absurdly successful game -- but it's time to transition into a new position at Mojang. "Jens Bergen...   read

 
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Indie Game Music Bundle deal: 10 albums for only $1

The Humble Indie Bundle helped to blaze a path for independent game developers trying to get their games played by a larger audience, by offering a selection of interesting titles with a "pay-what-you-like" business model. The Indie Game Mu...   read

 
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Mega64: Build! Build ze ultimate creation!

The full version of Minecraft was released this past weekend, punctuated by MineCon 2011 in Las Vegas. Notch himself prepared this special video to show to all the convention attendees. That accent is so sexy. MINECRAFT 1.0 OFFICIAL INTROD...   read

 

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