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MineCon 2013 going to Orlando, Florida

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 27, 2013 1:30pm PDT

MineCon is returning for yet another year. But where will it be?

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Minecraft version 1.6 adds horsies

By Steve Watts, Jun 25, 2013 11:00am PDT

Minecraft is updating to 1.6 on July 1. The so-called "Horse Update" will include horses, donkeys, mules, and yes, horse armor.

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"I'm really looking forward to it if they'd just ship me the damn thing!"

- Herman Toothrot see all 9 comments

Scrolls unrolling on June 3

By Alice O'Connor, May 28, 2013 6:30am PDT

Mojang may be known for the romping great success of Minecraft but it's determined to not be defined by the dig 'em up. The developer's winding up to reveal Scrolls to the world at large, announcing yesterday that the virtual collectible card game will enter paid "open beta...

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"Engrish? Do you speak it motherflipper? (edited for the children) "

- wytefang see all 6 comments

Minecraft XBLA played for 1 billion hours

By Steve Watts, Apr 12, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Minecraft on XBLA has crossed the one billion hours played mark.

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"Except for the zombis mode. I would rather a shackzombies.com"

- excessus see all 39 comments

Mojang's 0x10c 'on ice' due to creative block

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2013 8:15am PDT

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson says that 0x10c is "on ice" until they can fix a creative block, and he's bringing in more team members to get around the problem.

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"Just put a lot of floppy penises on the walls everywhere and it will be a hit."

- pizzaput see all 67 comments

Minecraft horses teased as PC sales pass 10 million

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 05, 2013 7:15am PDT

Minecraft, you may have heard, is pretty popular. In January 2011, while the game was still in beta, it passed 1 million sales. Two and a bit years later, the PC edition has now hit the 10 million sales mark. Gosh, that's a big round number. The Xbox 360 edition recently pas...

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"But horses are available in the form of mods. Some of them are awesome. "

- excessus see all 8 comments

Minecraft XBLA update 9 coming Friday

By Steve Watts, Apr 02, 2013 9:30am PDT

Minecraft's "Update 9" is coming on Friday, 4J Studios has announced. It adds new End behaviors, a host of new building materials, and various fixes.

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Mojang's Scrolls launching in beta next month

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2013 10:00am PDT

Scrolls will launch in beta next month at a discounted price, following the same progressive pricing structure of Minecraft.

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"Too bad Blizzard stole the idea. They are going to crush him :("

- EricZBA see all 5 comments

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 ..."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 5 comments

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?"

- CampKusoge see all 76 comments

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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"You know what? We usually have free refreshments on wednesday's, but not for YOU. "

- JohnnyRey see all 10 comments

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 ..."

- phillyguitar see all 54 comments