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Minecraft for Xbox 360 'profitable within an hour'

By John Keefer, May 10, 2012 8:00am PDT

We've known that Minecraft has been extremely popular and a cash cow for developer Mojang, so it isn't too much of a surprise to learn that the Xbox 360 version has done extremely well.


"I just don't get minecraft, tried it twice now in space of months. Going about building crap ..."

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Mojang, Notch tease next game, grab domains

By John Keefer, Apr 03, 2012 3:15pm PDT

He's been hinting at it for awhile, but Notch finally spilled the name of his new game


""Hex 10 to the power of C" was the most common guess at the pronunciation. Hexen: Power of Light!"

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Minecraft creator tempers Psychonauts 2 expectations

By Steve Watts, Feb 16, 2012 12:30pm PST

Markus "Notch" Persson has taken to his blog to set realistic expectations about his offer to help fund Psychonauts 2.


"Notch always seems to say outlandish things on Twitter then acts surprised when his legion of ..."

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New Double Fine adventure game funded by fans; Psychonauts 2 talks underway

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 09, 2012 6:10am PST

A new adventure game from Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert, and the rest of the Double Fine Productions gang is on its way, having hit its funding goal of $400,000 only eight hours after launching a crowd-funding plan.


"These pirate Scumm (tm) just throwing money at everything these days."

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Minecraft creator ready to help make Psychonauts sequel

By Steve Watts, Feb 07, 2012 3:30pm PST

Markus "Notch" Persson has offered to help fund Psychonauts 2, following an interview in which creator Tim Schafer quipped that he only needs "a few million dollars" to get started.


"A few years ago, there was a guy in charge of LucasArts games (last name Rodigeuz, can't ..."

- Masem see all 22 comments

Minecraft creator Notch working on sequel to Zelda-like Minicraft

By Garnett Lee, Dec 26, 2011 11:10am PST

Minecraft creator Notch says he's working on a sequel to Minicraft, the zelda-like game he created for the Ludum Dare 22 competition.


"This sounds infinitely better than that card game he talked about. "

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Scrolls release plan to mimic that of Minecraft

By Xav de Matos, Jun 29, 2011 6:30pm PDT

Mojang Specification, the team formed in the wake of Minecraft's success, has announced its next game, Scrolls, will follow a release plan similar to Notch's popular PC title.


"The problem with this is one of the draws of Minecraft's payment model is that you can toss up ..."

- Mo__ see all 11 comments

Minecraft made $33 million in revenue so far

By Steve Watts, Apr 06, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Minecraft creator Markus Persson has revealed that about 1.8 million people have bought Minecraft, leading to roughly $33 million in revenue.


"Who says he wants to build an empire, though? Hell, I don't know why he even started a ..."

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