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Minecraft Xbox 360 update to add new behaviors, more loot

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2013 4:15pm PDT

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition's next title update is just around the corner, and the team has detailed what players can expect from it.


Minecraft to make even more money with Realms subscription service, Xbox retail disc

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 13, 2013 1:40pm PDT

Minecraft developer Mojang has a lot of money. And it will make even more money with two new initiatives: a retail version for Xbox 360, and a paid subscription service.


Minecraft 'Redstone Update' coming March 13

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2013 9:00am PST

Minecraft's "Redstone" update is ocming next Wednesday, March 13. In case you can't wait that long, the pre-release is out now.


Minecraft for PlayStation to be considered, Wii U 'unlikely'

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2013 11:05am PST

Minecraft has an exclusivity arrangement with Microsoft still in effect, but when that runs out Mojang's Jens Bergensten says they'll "consider" a PlayStation version. A Wii U port, on the other hand, is "very unlikely."


Minecraft for Xbox 360 hits 5 million copies sold

By John Keefer, Jan 03, 2013 7:15am PST

Minecraft for Xbox 360 continues to rack up the sales numbers since its release in May, surpassing the 5 million mark on the last day of 2012. Those numbers were fueled by a 453,000-sales bump on Christmas Day alone.


Minecraft: The Story of Mojang documentary free on Xbox Live

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 17, 2012 3:20pm PST

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang is a feature-length documentary that looks at Persson's rise to fame, and offers a detailed look at his new studio.


Minecraft for Xbox getting 'The End' with update 8

By Steve Watts, Dec 10, 2012 3:15pm PST

Minecraft's Title Update 7 and 8 are on the way. Several new features will come with TU7, and TU8 will introduce "The End" area.


Minecraft 1.5 'Redstone Update' detailed

By Steve Watts, Nov 26, 2012 9:50am PST

Mojang Specifications detailed the next major update to Minecraft at Minecon this weekend, and dropped some hints about the future as well.


Minecraft tops Modern Warfare 3 on XBL chart

By Steve Watts, Oct 25, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Minecraft has topped the Xbox Live activity charts for the first time, beating out strong contenders like Modern Warfare 3 and FIFA 13.


Minecraft PC to get a Far Cry 3 pack

By John Keefer, Oct 16, 2012 12:35pm PDT

Remember that old Reese's commercial where two people collide and get their peanut butter and chocolate mixed up? Well, Ubisoft and Mojang have run into each other and put a bit of Far Cry into Minecraft with a new map and texture pack coming later this month.


Minecraft for Xbox reaches 4 million, PC download cards now in retail

By Steve Watts, Oct 01, 2012 3:30pm PDT

4J Studios announced that Minecraft XBLA has crossed the four million sales mark, just as Mojang begins selling download cards for the PC version in retail stores.


Notch refuses to help certify Minecraft for Windows 8

By Steve Watts, Sep 27, 2012 9:30am PDT

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson says he refused to help Microsoft certify Minecraft for Windows 8, saying he'd rather not have it run on the new OS at all.


Minecraft to add new boss monster, invisibility potion

By Steve Watts, Aug 24, 2012 2:00pm PDT

A Minecraft snapshot hints at some incoming ideas, like a Withered Boss monster, dyed armor, a potion of invisibility, and more.


MineCon 2012 held at Disneyland Paris

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 02, 2012 7:45am PDT

Minecraft developer Mojang had said that its second dig 'em up shindig would be held in Europe, following its debut in Las Vegas last year. Today it announced the location, which turns out to be just about the most American place in Europe imaginable--Disneyland Paris.


Shack PSA: Minecraft 1.3 update available today

By Steve Watts, Aug 01, 2012 8:15am PDT

Minecraft has updated to version 1.3 today, offering a host of new features like Adventure Mode and item trading, while fundamentally changing the underpinnings.