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Minecraft is headed to China

By Daniel Perez, May 20, 2016 6:36am PDT

Microsoft and Mojang have partnered with a NetEase, Inc. affiliate to bring Minecraft to China.

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Super Mario jumps his way to Minecraft: Wii U Edition for free next week

By Daniel Perez, May 09, 2016 6:43am PDT

Yahooooooo!

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"That texture pack and world look really cool. I hope someone figures out a way to get that to ..."

- TroZ see all 4 comments

Oculus meets Minecraft in Gear VR Edition

By John Keefer, Apr 27, 2016 11:55am PDT

It is available today on the Oculus store for $6.99.

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Minecraft developer announces, releases Crown and Council for free

By David Craddock, Apr 22, 2016 2:40pm PDT

Described as a 'fast-paced strategy game,' Crown and Council is available on Steam now.

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"reviews are not that stellar either. apparently the RNG is brutal and can cost you the entire game."

- vertdang see all 5 comments

Minecraft 1.9 update now available with drastic changes to combat

By Daniel Perez, Feb 29, 2016 8:58am PST

Combat is getting a serious upgrade in Minecraft 1.9 - Combat Update.

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"yup.. console versions are almost a year behind the PC version."

- Shadowdane see all 6 comments

Minecraft 1.9 release date revealed; pre-release patch now available

By Daniel Perez, Feb 17, 2016 1:36pm PST

Minecraft 1.9 is coming soon, but you can experience its pre-release patch as early as right now.

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Minecraft gets Loot Crate-like subscription service, Mine Chest

By Daniel Perez, Feb 17, 2016 7:03am PST

We hope it's filled with more Dragon Eggs and less Coal.

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"As long as they aren't stupid about inventory and over ordering it is basically free money. "

- rosewood see all 13 comments

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta begins building on July 29

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 04, 2015 11:11am PDT

A slightly newer version of Minecraft is set to hit Windows 10, with the beta set to kick off on July 29.

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"Damn, Microsoft is really investing a lot on PC gaming for Win 10."

- doomed see all 17 comments

Minecraft getting free update in time for Minecon 2015 across all console version

By Daniel Perez, Jul 01, 2015 8:00am PDT

Microsoft is releasing a free update today for Minecraft across all console versions that adds a number of tweaks and additional content, such as the Minecon 2015 Skin Pack.

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Minecraft developer scraps its collectible-card game, Scrolls

By Daniel Perez, Jun 30, 2015 7:34am PDT

Mojang's Scrolls is being scrapped, although the studio is allowing at least one more year of play for fans of the game.

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"They are owned my Microsoft now... and somebody put it into a spreadsheet and saw it didn't make ..."

- Gwyndion see all 9 comments

Minecraft 1.8.5 update should be downloaded 'as soon as possible' according to Mojang

By Daniel Perez, May 22, 2015 8:35am PDT

Mojang has released a patch for Minecraft it recommends its players download "as soon as possible."

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition celebrates third birthday with Mojang-themed skin pack

By Daniel Perez, May 07, 2015 9:25am PDT

In addition to today's special birthday skin pack, Microsoft is also making the previous two and this one available on Xbox One.

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Turkey wants to ban Minecraft for being 'too violent'

By Daniel Perez, Mar 10, 2015 8:13am PDT

Minecraft is being deemed too violent by the Turkish ministry, and as a result, the region is looking to ban the game.

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"Ironically, Taleworlds, the developers of Mount and Blade are their star software company."

- d3pr1ved see all 6 comments

2014 in Review: PC Gaming

By Steven Wong, Dec 29, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews takes a look back at some of the most notable news stories and annoucements in PC gaming of the last year.

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"Google is paying 75$ per hour! Just work for few hours & spend more time with friends and ..."

- xneenmark see all 7 comments

Minecraft 1.6.4. update includes new creeps, horses, and fireworks

By Daniel Perez, Dec 19, 2014 7:05am PST

Want to kill more creeps, ride a horse off into the sunset, and blast fireworks into the sky? Now you can with the latest update to Minecraft.

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"Don't know if you are joking or not but those things have been in the PC version for like at ..."

- Nerdsbeware see all 10 comments