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Minecraft Xbox 360 offering free and discounted skins

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Minecraft is turning two years old on Xbox 360 today, and it's celebrating by offering free and discounted skin packs.

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Country of Denmark recreated in 1TB Minecraft map

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 30, 2014 2:15pm PDT

Fans have made so many amazing creations in Minecraft that we've become pretty desensitized to them. Oh, you created a fully functional city in the...

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"Pretty sure chunks get unloaded pretty quickly in game. It'll never actually handle that much ..."

- Creepin_Jeezus see all 4 comments

Minecraft 360 content to transfer to Xbox One too

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2014 9:30am PDT

Minecraft content will transfer from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, Microsoft has announced, just like the PS3-to-PS4 transfers we heard about recently.

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Minecraft content to transfer from PS3 to PS4

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Minecraft is already on PS3, but if you're holding back so you don't have to recreate everything in the PS4 version, don't worry. Mojang says the plan is to let users transfer their worlds from one to the other.

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Minecraft Realms now live, offers servers for $13/month

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2014 8:45am PDT

Mojang has now released Minecraft Realms in North America. The service lets subscribers pay for a private, invite-only Minecraft world with the ability to restore earlier states, as an effort to make a safe place for kids to play.

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Minecraft 1.8 expands custom world tools

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2014 6:30am PDT

Minecraft is getting a new 1.8 update that gives you a robust set of tools to determine very precise aspects of the world generation. Mojang has released a video preview showing this in action.

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"I wish they would do something with the world generation popin' in front of you at boo levels... :("

- excessus see all 4 comments

Minecraft digs up PlayStation 3 retail in May

By Steve Watts, Apr 16, 2014 9:00am PDT

Minecraft is preparing to release on PlayStation 3 as a retail disc on May 16.

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"Good, I hope this sells well for them. Cool underrated concept."

- nwillard see all 3 comments

Mojang's Scrolls coming to tablets

By Steve Watts, Apr 07, 2014 2:30pm PDT

Mojang has detailed several plans for updates to Scrolls, including a demo version that they say will help pave the way for an iPad and tablet port.

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"Man, I cannot wait for hearthstone for the iPad (USA). With FTL it feels like the iPad is ..."

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Watch the Simpsons riff on Minecraft

By Steve Watts, Apr 07, 2014 8:30am PDT

Minecraft got honored with a Simpsons couch gag last night, one of those signs that you've truly made it as a pop culture icon.

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Minecraft for PS3 adds Uncharted & Killzone skins

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 31, 2014 11:00am PDT

Skin Pack 1 will include a number of Sony stars, including Uncharted's Nathan Drake, the cast of Heavy Rain, Sly Cooper, and "some Killzone dudes" because let's be honest, you don't know any of their names.

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Minecraft movie rights acquired by Warner Bros

By Steve Watts, Feb 28, 2014 6:30am PST

Warner Bros has acquired the rights to a Minecraft movie adaptation. Lego Movie producer Roy Lee is reportedly attached to the project.

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"I just don't' see how this could translate to a movie.... I don't know, it would take a lot of ..."

- Gwyndion see all 11 comments

Minecraft surpasses 100 million registered users

By Robert Workman, Feb 27, 2014 12:30pm PST

Minecraft continues to reach new milestones.

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"Only own it on Android when it was two years ago for 0,10€ during Christmas. Haven't really ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 12 comments

Minecraft for PS3 sold nearly a million copies in a month

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 24, 2014 2:00pm PST

In spite of having already been available on nearly every other platform imaginable, the late-arriving PS3 version of Minecraft has sold over a...

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"I thought they said no plans for Wii U version. I hope the next gen versions are the same ..."

- iamcuddles see all 13 comments

Scrolls offering gift copies for players

By Steve Watts, Dec 20, 2013 12:30pm PST

Mojang is offering a free gift copy of Scrolls to current players. The gift copy codes will expire on January 31, 2014.

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"I wouldn't mind trying this game if anyone has spare copies? : )"

- kiloblaster see all 3 comments

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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