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Minecraft 1.3 update coming August 1

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Minecraft 1.3 update coming August 1

It's been a while since the perpetually updated indie blockbuster Minecraft has gotten new features. The game updates were slowed by large shifts to the game engine, but now the next one has put its flag in the ground for August 1. It will add some new features, along with a pretty dramatic shift in the game's underlying foundation.

Read more: Features include item trading, trip-wires »

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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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Mojang details Scrolls release plans

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Mojang details Scrolls release plans

Minecraft creator Mojang is getting ready to start rolling out its next game Scrolls in a Minecraftian manner. Following a closed alpha test, the deck-building boardgame will enter open beta and everyone will be able to buy at a discount and play while Mojang finishes making it.

Read more: Closed alpha "rapidly approaching" »

"I really don't think notch had a whole lot to do with this one. It's his company but he's not ..."
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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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Minecraft for Xbox 360 'profitable within an hour'

Minecraft for Xbox 360 'profitable within an hour'

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, a port from the PC, has done extremely well.

Read more: Strong sales after 24 hours »

"I just don't get minecraft, tried it twice now in space of months. Going about building crap ..."
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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition review

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition review

Minecraft has been crafted on the PC through numerous updates to refine and evolve the game into its current state. We reviewed it when the game was officially released, and since then that process and the resulting changes have continued. For this console version of the game, Mojang Specifications and 4J Studios started with an earlier version of the PC game than what's out today, so it lacks some of the latest features. In addition, adapting the design to the platform required some streamlining. The resulting, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition captures the game's general tone, and the most important elements are still present, but the end result feels a bit watered down.

Read more: A simple concept gets even simpler »

"On PCs and alikes, the world generates randomly as you explore. Its not INFINITE, but to ..."
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Minecraft 'experimental' update to ease multiplayer

Minecraft 'experimental' update to ease multiplayer

A snapshot of the upcoming Minecraft update gives a look at some upcoming features, one of which will bring it more in line with Minecraft - Pocket Edition. The game is simplifying the way users can join each others' games, along with adding a few other minor tweaks.

Read more: 'Extra experimental' snapshot shortcuts server creation »

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Crafting cobbled into Minecraft Pocket Edition

Crafting cobbled into Minecraft Pocket Edition

Minecraft - Pocket Edition for iOS and Android is a nice extension of Mojang Specifications' popular game about building and stuff, but up until just recently, the actual ability to craft things in-game was absent from the mobile offering. Survival aspects of the game, like health, mobs, and day/night cycles have already been introduced to Minecraft - Pocket Edition via updates, but building things in a game focused on crafting is pretty important too, no?

Read more: Finally putting the 'craft' in mobile Minecraft »

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Mojang details space sim '0x10c'

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Mojang details space sim '0x10c'

You'll get to program your own spaceship's computer and patch things up with duct tape in 0x10c, the new game from Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson. After muttering about a space sim in March and revealing the name yesterday, developer Mojang launched the website with heaps of details.

Read more: Possible fees for multiplayer »

"If ships aren't networked then you can only infect your own ship, right? "
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Mojang, Notch tease next game, grab domains

Mojang, Notch tease next game, grab domains

Mojang and Markus "Notch" Persson have started the gears grinding on their next game, despite only offering the obscure web domain name. No other details were released, including how to pronounce it. At least we know it's not Mars Effect.

Read more: 'A state of creative brilliance' »

""Hex 10 to the power of C" was the most common guess at the pronunciation. Hexen: Power of Light!"
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Minecraft 1.2.5 patch pre-release available

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Minecraft 1.2.5 patch pre-release available

Mojang is getting ready to release the 1.2.5 update for Minecraft, but doesn't want to inconvenience the mod community. So rather than roll out the update all at once, the company is making a pre-release of the patch available now, with the "real" update coming in a few days.

Read more: 'It's not in our interest to make it hard for people' »

"Fantastic choice of screenshot. Really highlights the new changes, well done."
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Young adult novel inspires Minecraft map

Young adult novel inspires Minecraft map

The indie hit Minecraft has been flexible enough to support projects like machinima, but books are less charted territory. To tie in with her young adult novel Gift, author Andrea Buchanan sanctioned a special map to recreate familiar settings from the book and create a meta-game within the Minecraft framework.

Read more: Goal to place block types on Gift monument »

""author Andrea Buchanan sanctioned a special map" - "As an avid Minecraft player myself, I ..."
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Minecraft studio made $80M since launch

Minecraft studio made $80M since launch

Minecraft is raking in the cash, presumably with some combination of wooden planks and sticks. Mojang Specifications' latest financial filings show that since the launch of the game, the company has made $80 million in revenues.

Read more: Revenues almost match Rovio's Angry Birds »

"Pfft. The makes of DrawSomething made 200 mil in much less time! Amateurs. "
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