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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition review

By Steve Watts, May 08, 2012 9:00am PDT

A look at the simplified but still fun Xbox 360 Edition of Minecraft.

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"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

By Steve Watts, May 04, 2012 10:30am PDT

An upcoming Minecraft update will make multiplayer easier by imitating the style of the Pocket Edition, according to a new snapshot from Mojang.

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Crafting cobbled into Minecraft Pocket Edition

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 24, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Minecraft - Pocket Edition has received a new update that brings crafting functionality to iOS and Android.

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Mojang details space sim '0x10c'

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 04, 2012 12:45pm PDT

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

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"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

By John Keefer, Apr 03, 2012 3:15pm PDT

He's been hinting at it for awhile, but Notch finally spilled the name of his new game

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""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

By Steve Watts, Mar 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Mojang has issued a pre-release of its next Minecraft patch, giving modders and bukkit a chance to update before the update releases "for real."

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"Fantastic choice of screenshot. Really highlights the new changes, well done."

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Young adult novel inspires Minecraft map

By Steve Watts, Mar 28, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Young adult novelist Andrea Buchanan has sanctioned a Minecraft map, available now, to recreate locales and make a meta-game that ties into her book, "Gift."

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""author Andrea Buchanan sanctioned a special map" - "As an avid Minecraft player myself, I ..."

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Minecraft studio made $80M since launch

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2012 11:30am PDT

Minecraft studio Mojang Specifications has made $80 million in revenue since Minecraft launched in October 2010.

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

- rick see all 10 comments

Notch plans Elite-meets-Firefly space trading sim

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 23, 2012 10:00am PDT

Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson is dreaming about making an Elite-ish sandbox space trading sim with first-person influences from Firefly, sharing ideas out loud. It's very early days, but Persson says he has started working on it.

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"And as good as the X series has been, the learning curve is HUGE. there's so many things you can ..."

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Mojang and ZeniMax settle Scrolls trademark dispute

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 12, 2012 6:15am PDT

2011's slightly silly legal battle between Bethesda parent company ZeniMax and Minecraft developer Mojang over the name 'Scrolls' has drawn to a close with a settlement that sees both parties sort-of getting what they wanted.

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"Fuck. That. Black Marsh should be their first game in the new engine."

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Minecraft XBLA offers split-screen, no Kinect at launch

By Steve Watts, Mar 05, 2012 4:45pm PST

Minecraft for XBLA will feature split-screen play, but it will lack Kinect functionality at launch.

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"Also, I am not sure how the crafting or inventory interface will look on a 4-split screen. Must ..."

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Minecraft 1.2 adds jungle, golems, new height limits

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2012 10:15am PST

Minecraft has updated to version 1.2, which doubles the map height limit, and adds iron golems, cats, ocelots, and better AI.

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"my server is already 1.0 or 1.1 or whatever the latest actual stable release is"

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Minecraft developer hires community members

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 29, 2012 2:30pm PST

Minecraft developer Mojang Specifications has hired some of its community members to help build a new server API and better server support.

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Minecraft creator tempers Psychonauts 2 expectations

By Steve Watts, Feb 16, 2012 12:30pm PST

Markus "Notch" Persson has taken to his blog to set realistic expectations about his offer to help fund Psychonauts 2.

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"Notch always seems to say outlandish things on Twitter then acts surprised when his legion of ..."

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Minecraft studio shows off Legos

By Steve Watts, Feb 16, 2012 12:00pm PST

Mojang Specifications is in Copenhagen to show off the upcoming Minecraft sets at LEGOworld, and has posted the first images and video on its blog.

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"I read the headline as "Minecraft studio shows off Legs" and was first confused, but eventually ..."

- SlamDunk see all 5 comments