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

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

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 family will at least be able to huddle around and build a giant exploding Christmas tree on PS3 after Christmas dinner.

Read more: Remote Play and cross-platform compatibility undecided »

"they have prepaid giftcards for Minecraft - https://minecraft.net/prepaid"
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Minecraft kicks off DLC 'Mash-ups' with Mass Effect

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

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 texture set. It's the first of a planned series of "Mash-ups" with other video games.

Watch: Infiltrating ME3's Mars facility »

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Minecraft XBLA played for 1 billion hours

Minecraft XBLA played for 1 billion hours

We've heard a lot about the Xbox Live Arcade version of Minecraft selling like gangbusters--most recently crossing six million on the platform. But nothing puts popularity in perspective quite like time spent, and the game has reached an impressive milestone there too: 1 billion hours.

Read more: 100,000 years of playtime »

"Except for the zombis mode. I would rather a shackzombies.com"
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Minecraft XBLA update 9 coming Friday

Minecraft XBLA update 9 coming Friday

Minecraft's next console update is coming on Friday, 4J Studios announced today. This ninth update to the game, creatively named Update 9, will land on the wildly successful Xbox 360 version.

Read more: Update to add more content to The End »

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Minecraft Xbox 360 update to add new behaviors, more loot

Minecraft Xbox 360 update to add new behaviors, more loot

Minecraft has been hugely popular on the Xbox 360, thanks in part to a steady stream of updates that follow the PC version's lead. Title Update 9, said to be "coming soon," will create new end-game behaviors, alongside a ton of other additions and fixes.

Read more: Enderdragon behavior, nether brick smelting »

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

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

Minecraft has been a hit on Xbox 360, becoming one of the chart-toppers on Xbox Live and most recently hitting the five million sales mark. Other consoles would probably enjoy some of that action, and for Sony it's a possibility. Nintendo? Not so much.

Read more: When exclusivity expires 'we'll consider Minecraft for PlayStation' »

"That's not really a reason. If the internet jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?"
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Minecraft for Xbox 360 hits 5 million copies sold

Minecraft for Xbox 360 hits 5 million copies sold

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

Read more: More than 18 million total copies sold »

"Lol, so true. Minecraft is one of those games that requires the creativity and design of it's ..."
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Minecraft: The Story of Mojang documentary free on Xbox Live

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang documentary free on Xbox Live

Minecraft's runaway success caught many off-guard, none more so than Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of the game. Millions of copies later, he founded Mojang, and a new documentary focuses on the challenges of running a video game company. 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.

Watch: A ten minute sneak peek »

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Minecraft for Xbox getting 'The End' with update 8

Minecraft for Xbox getting 'The End' with update 8

The Xbox Live Arcade version of Minecraft has been a breakout success on the platform, but it's missing one key thing: an ending. That's all set to change once Title Update 8 hits.

Read more: Breeding, potion brewing, and mushrooms come first »

"My little nephew will love this. He's been waiting a while for his favorite 'world' of minecraft ..."
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Minecraft for Xbox reaches 4 million, PC download cards now in retail

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

Minecraft continues to be a sales juggernaut. In fact, the Xbox Live version has just recently crossed the four million mark. Not to be outdone, the PC original can now be purchased at retail stores.

Read more: Retail download cards in US only »

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Notch: Minecraft XBLA sales hit 3 million

Notch: Minecraft XBLA sales hit 3 million

We knew Minecraft was already popular on PC when it came out for Xbox Live Arcade in early May. Sales started fast and less than a week after launch the game had sold more than a million units. Apparently, that popularity is still growing, according to Mojang's Marcus "Notch" Persson.

Read more: Three million units sold »

"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

Minecraft XBLA adding DLC costumes

Minecraft on Xbox Live Arcade has always had a conspicuous "Download Content" option on the main menu. But right now, it just leads to a quick message saying none is available. What kind of DLC can we expect from this game? Apparently the answer is costumes.

Read more: Costumes include Covenant Grunt, Creeper »

"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

Minecraft for Xbox 360 dev working on 'Adventure' update

The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has been a hit, in spite of lacking some of the features of its PC brethren. Developer 4J Studios has promised steady updates to add new features, but one of the biggest and most significant patches will also be the most difficult. After a smaller patch, 4J will be moving into adding the Adventure update.

Read more: 'We're looking forward to the challenge!' »

"When are the updates supposed to be released? me and my friends have been trying to keep up with ..."
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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sells a million copies

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sells a million copies

"This 'Minecraft' thing is just a fad, right?" - Fictional person made up for the purposes of this article.

Sorry, fictional person. It appears that Minecraft's popularity extends beyond the PC. The Xbox 360 Edition of Mojang Specification's iconic crafting game has sold a million copies in less than one week on the market. According to Microsoft, that means the game has broken "all previous Xbox Live Arcade digital sales records." Sorry, Trials Evolution.

Read more: 5.2 million hours played »

"...with Friends! Buy coins to craft more than 14 blocks per day?"
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Minecraft 360 split-screen requires HDTV

Minecraft 360 split-screen requires HDTV

Split-screen co-op is one of the big features Minecraft on Xbox Live Arcade boasts over the PC original, but some disappointed players are finding it unexpectedly unavailable to them. It turns out, and is not explained before you buy the game, that split-screen is only for HD displays, and is simply blocked from poor SD users.

Read more: Notch "wasn't even aware of that" »

"Good, fuck those guys and their cheap old tvs making my game UI all big and silly looking"
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