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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 to make even more money with Realms subscription service, Xbox retail disc

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 13, 2013 1:40pm PDT

Minecraft developer Mojang has a lot of money. And it will make even more money with two new initiatives: a retail version for Xbox 360, and a paid subscription service.

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"Why in hell has Microsoft not created a system for Arcade games gifting yet? And no, it's not ..."

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Minecraft 'Redstone Update' coming March 13

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2013 9:00am PST

Minecraft's "Redstone" update is ocming next Wednesday, March 13. In case you can't wait that long, the pre-release is out now.

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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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"That's not really a reason. If the internet jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?"

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Humble Bundle Mojam 2 launches for charity

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

Humble Bundle has partnered with six indie developers for the Humble Bundle Mojam 2, a three-day game jam for charity.

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Psychonauts 2 not being funded by Minecraft creator

By Steve Watts, Feb 06, 2013 7:35am PST

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has indicated he is not planning to fund a Psychonauts sequel, saying he doesn't have the time to research such a large investment right now.

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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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"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

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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"My little nephew will love this. He's been waiting a while for his favorite 'world' of minecraft ..."

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Minecraft 1.5 'Redstone Update' detailed

By Steve Watts, Nov 26, 2012 9:50am PST

Mojang Specifications detailed the next major update to Minecraft at Minecon this weekend, and dropped some hints about the future as well.

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"RIP Troz. We'll see you in a couple of years when you get done upgrading your machines."

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Minecraft tops Modern Warfare 3 on XBL chart

By Steve Watts, Oct 25, 2012 3:00pm PDT

Minecraft has topped the Xbox Live activity charts for the first time, beating out strong contenders like Modern Warfare 3 and FIFA 13.

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"Incredible. I play a lot of Minecraft on the xbox but it never ceases to amaze me that a game ..."

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Minecraft PC to get a Far Cry 3 pack

By John Keefer, Oct 16, 2012 12:35pm PDT

Remember that old Reese's commercial where two people collide and get their peanut butter and chocolate mixed up? Well, Ubisoft and Mojang have run into each other and put a bit of Far Cry into Minecraft with a new map and texture pack coming later this month.

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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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Notch refuses to help certify Minecraft for Windows 8

By Steve Watts, Sep 27, 2012 9:30am PDT

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson says he refused to help Microsoft certify Minecraft for Windows 8, saying he'd rather not have it run on the new OS at all.

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"Notch is entitled to his opinion, but it's fucking annoying how the gaming community puts him on ..."

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Minecraft dev says 0x10c prototype 'wasn't fun,' being reworked

By Steve Watts, Sep 07, 2012 10:00am PDT

Mojang's 0x10c is being retooled a bit, after a prototype of the game "wasn't fun" according to creator Markus "Notch" Persson.

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