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A history of video game funding

By Steven Wong, May 30, 2014 3:00pm PDT

Last week, Harmonix completed a Kickstarter campaign to develop a remake of the classic music and rhythm game, Amplitude for modern systems. There were close-calls, and for a while it seemed like the project wouldn't make its $775,000 goal. But a last minute push brought the...

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"Stories about the Tiberian Sun FMV stuff was fascinating to read. Friggin James Earl Jones as a ..."

- MercFox1 see all 7 comments

Shack Snack: May 22, 2014

By Steven Wong, May 22, 2014 7:00pm PDT

End your day with a Shack Snack, a short recap of they day's big stories. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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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.

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

- The Grolar Bear see all 4 comments

LulzSec targets EVE Online, Minecraft, Escapist, League of Legends [Update]

By Steve Watts, Jun 14, 2011 1:00pm PDT

LulzSec, the hacker group behind a string of recent attacks on game companies, has now targeted EVE Online, Minecraft, and the gaming Web site The Escapist. Minecraft is back online, but the other two remain down.

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"What's that? You managed to take down LoL?! That definitely isn't something that happens every ..."

- tw3kr see all 98 comments

Minecraft 1.7 'adventure update' incoming

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 13, 2011 6:00am PDT

The indie sandbox dig 'em up is to get some actual goals with update 1.7, which developer Mojang is calling the "adventure update."

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"I see it more as an offering to the community. You want more/different things? Here, build it ..."

- booyaka see all 68 comments

Minecraft coming to Xbox 360 with Kinect support

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2011 10:33am PDT

Indie mega-hit Minecraft is coming to Xbox 360 this winter, complete with Kinect support.

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"I hope the collector's edition comes with a coal stained wife beater I can wear while playing."

- Dolemite see all 53 comments

Minecraft dev hoping to publish indies

By Alice O'Connor, May 17, 2011 7:00am PDT

The indie dig 'em up's developer Mojang Specifications is considering co-publishing other indie games, hoping to get one out this fall.

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"Minecraft wasn't exactly an ambitious title, though. If he had more money behind it in the ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 16 comments

Minecraft might celebrate launch with MinecraftCon 2011

By Alice O'Connor, May 11, 2011 9:30am PDT

Minecraft's makers are considering holding a fan convention in Las Vegas to celebrate the dig 'em up's official launch on 11/11/11.

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"I doubt he could accommodate even 10,000 people. He'll sell out the tickets easily."

- Zek see all 15 comments

Minecraft shares Skyrim's release date

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 08, 2011 6:00am PDT

Though you've doubtless been playing Minecraft for yonks now, the indie dig 'em up finally has a release date--the same day as Skyrim.

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"You need to sit down, pull up the recipe web page for making stuff out of raw materials, and ..."

- Miller_TYM see all 101 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.

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

- PlayfulPuppy see all 43 comments

Minecraft Headed to iOS Devices This Year

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 21, 2011 9:00am PST

Indie megastar Minecraft will be released for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad later this year, Gamasutra reports. Rip-offs and clones of Mojang's dig...

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"I'm just curious, what GPU do you have? I'm thinking about upgrading mine...."

- JediDwag see all 79 comments

Daily Filter: January 31, 2011

By Xav de Matos, Jan 31, 2011 6:15pm PST

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcom

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"Same here, I don't know about pre-ordering, but I'm probably going to try the "Running Man" ..."

- Cateroth see all 2 comments

Minecraft: Over One Million Sold

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 13, 2011 8:00am PST

We can all appreciate the soft, voluptuous and Rubenesque form of a number with many zeroes so here's another for you--Minecraft yesterday passed...

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"I think you'll find your Tricorder first needs removal from your anus if you sit on it, Mr. Spock."

- ornee see all 32 comments

LIMBO, Red Dead Redemption, and Mass Effect 2 Most Nominated Games for 11th Annual GDC Awards

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 12, 2011 10:00am PST

The nominees for the 11th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards have been announced, meaning that we now get to see what games the international...

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"How Bad Company 2 did not get nominated for Best Technology is beyond me."

- zardoz555 see all 16 comments

Minecraft Gift Codes Available Now; Get Them Pre-Beta!

By Brian Leahy, Dec 16, 2010 4:00pm PST

If you would like to give the gift of addiction this holiday season, Mojang and the Minecraft gang are now selling gift codes that can be given to...

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"Why does it have to be somebody you love? Good way to get rid of somebody you don't like for a ..."

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