Mojang Specifications News


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.


"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.


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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"Everything has minecraft in it its really getting annoying, sellout level of annoying. i bet ..."

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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.


"I kinda remember that post now, but in the time since there's been lots of F2P games launched on ..."

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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.


"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.


"Dude, you jump on turtles and eat mushrooms and shit, and just run & jump to your right to beat ..."

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Minecraft to add new boss monster, invisibility potion

By Steve Watts, Aug 24, 2012 2:00pm PDT

A Minecraft snapshot hints at some incoming ideas, like a Withered Boss monster, dyed armor, a potion of invisibility, and more.


"Man, he sure is rambling a lot, but great update! Still a couple of bugs to sort out though."

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MineCon 2012 held at Disneyland Paris

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 02, 2012 7:45am PDT

Minecraft developer Mojang had said that its second dig 'em up shindig would be held in Europe, following its debut in Las Vegas last year. Today it announced the location, which turns out to be just about the most American place in Europe imaginable--Disneyland Paris.


Shack PSA: Minecraft 1.3 update available today

By Steve Watts, Aug 01, 2012 8:15am PDT

Minecraft has updated to version 1.3 today, offering a host of new features like Adventure Mode and item trading, while fundamentally changing the underpinnings.


"Will any newly generated chunks line up? Has the chunk generation algorithm changed?"

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Minecraft success a 'fluke' says creator

By Steve Watts, Jul 31, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Minecraft's success was a 'one in a million fluke' according to creator Marcus "Notch" Persson.


"I totally agree. I think you missed my point. I was just saying that a lot of people attach ..."

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Notch: Minecraft XBLA sales hit 3 million

By John Keefer, Jul 20, 2012 10:30am PDT

We knew Minecraft was popular when it came out for Xbox Live Arcade in May, but the popularity apparently is still growing as Marcus "Notch" Persson has tweeted sales have hit 3 million units.


"They're different games. If they did make them compatible, they would have to dumb down some ..."

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Minecraft hack resulted in no stolen passwords

By Steve Watts, Jul 16, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Minecraft was pulled offline this weekend due to a server exploit, but Mojang claims that no passwords or personal information were compromised.