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Minecraft coming to Vita next week

By Steve Watts, Oct 10, 2014 7:00am PDT

Minecraft is finally coming to the PlayStation Vita, and Sony has detailed the somewhat convoluted upgrade and cross-buy schemes between it and its console counterparts.

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"Steve Watts posted a new article, Minecraft coming to Vita next week"

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Minecraft: Xbox One Edition lands on retail shelves this November

By Daniel Perez, Oct 01, 2014 9:15am PDT

Microsoft has announced the retail version of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be making its way to retailers starting this November.

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Minecraft emerges on PlayStation 3 this week, PS4 and Vita in 2014

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 16, 2013 7:30am PST

Surprise! In a last-minute announcement, Mojang has revealed that Minecraft will arrive on PlayStation 3 this Tuesday. It was once planned to be a PlayStation 4 launch title and arrive on Vita too, but those versions are now slated to arrive "sometime next year." Still, your...

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"they have prepaid giftcards for Minecraft - https://minecraft.net/prepaid"

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Minecraft kicks off DLC 'Mash-ups' with Mass Effect

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 03, 2013 6:00am PDT

We all knew Minecraft was pretty dang big, but when EA teams up to release stuff for your game, that's something else. A smattering of Mass Effect-themed DLC is coming to the dig 'em up's Xbox 360 edition this week, including skins of Mass Effect characters and a high-tech t...

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Minecraft XBLA played for 1 billion hours

By Steve Watts, Apr 12, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Minecraft on XBLA has crossed the one billion hours played mark.

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Minecraft XBLA update 9 coming Friday

By Steve Watts, Apr 02, 2013 9:30am PDT

Minecraft's "Update 9" is coming on Friday, 4J Studios has announced. It adds new End behaviors, a host of new building materials, and various fixes.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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"I kinda remember that post now, but in the time since there's been lots of F2P games launched on ..."

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Notch: Minecraft XBLA sales hit 3 million

By John Keefer, Jul 20, 2012 10:30am PDT

We knew Minecraft was popular when it came out for Xbox Live Arcade in May, but the popularity apparently is still growing as Marcus "Notch" Persson has tweeted sales have hit 3 million units.

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"They're different games. If they did make them compatible, they would have to dumb down some ..."

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Minecraft XBLA adding DLC costumes

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Minecraft on the Xbox 360 is getting its first DLC content pack, full of costumes like the Covenant Grunt, Trials biker, Splosion Man, and a Minecraft Creeper.

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"Why, thank you. I am a 360 user. I will play my games whereas my ass dictates."

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Minecraft for Xbox 360 dev working on 'Adventure' update

By Steve Watts, May 25, 2012 2:15pm PDT

Minecraft XBLA is getting a small update (1.7.3) for pistons, and then developer 4J is moving into the ambitious Adventure update. It calls this "the most difficult update due to the sheer amount of changes."

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"When are the updates supposed to be released? me and my friends have been trying to keep up with ..."

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