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Minecraft on PS4 supports touchpad, will be followed by Sony-specific DLC

Minecraft won't finish a bridge to PS4, Vita and Xbox One until August, but a PlayStation Blog update lends a few more details about what we can expect from the port to Sony's latest home console. We were previously told that world sizes would be "a lot bigger" on newer consoles, but this...

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Goat Simulator sees Minecraft makeover in 1.1 patch

Among the additions coming to Goat Simulator in its imminent 1.1 patch is a new aesthetic option modeled after the Cubist paradise that is Minecraft. Having noticed our borderline-obsessive fixation on Goat Simulator, designer Armin Ibrisagic sent over the handful of screenshots found in the...

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Joystiq Weekly: Amplitude is funded, Wolfenstein review, video previews and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. Amplitude fans just discovered a new favorite month of the...

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Minecraft hits PS4, Vita, Xbox One in August

The Xbox One, PS4 and Vita versions of Minecraft are due to launch in August for $20, Mojang announced today. On Xbox One and PS4, the game is $5 for those who already own Minecraft on Xbox 360 or PS3. The Vita edition is a Cross-Buy title, meaning if you already own Minecraft on PS3, you get it on...

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Minecraft Realms opens up to bring Mojang servers worldwide

Mojang's new subscription service that hosts and sets up multiplayer servers for Minecraft is available now worldwide. Minecraft Realms launched in North America last month for PC and Mac, and this week Mojang expanded it globally - no forgotten realms, then. In the UK, for example, one month's...

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UK Charts: FIFA 14 back in the lead, Minecraft PS3 debuts 3rd

FIFA 14 is the most successful FIFA yet in terms of the UK charts, having now held the No. 1 spot for a series-leading 12 weeks. It scraped over the line too, after beating Titanfall by a few hundred sales according to sales-compiler Chart Track. If you think that's a bit too much dominance,...

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Denmark made in Minecraft is why we can't have nice things

Let's face it: learning about your government and country is often not the most exciting thing in the world. That's why the Danish Geodata Agency recreated the entire country of Denmark in 1:1 scale inside of Minecraft - to make learning a bit more fun. Unfortunately, the Internet had its own...

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Minecraft PS4, Xbox One world sizes 'a lot bigger' than PS3, 360

The general upscaling that comes with porting projects to current-generation consoles probably won't be as noticeable with games like the visually-simplistic Minecraft. That's alright, improvements can still be made on elements more important to the game's focus! 4J Studios, the studio working...

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Notch on Minecraft, money and manic depression

Markus Persson has a 10-year plan for Mojang, the company he founded to update Minecraft and help him create new games. In the plan, Persson hopes that Mojang will continue to be profitable, but if it stops, "that's fine," he says. "We just have 10 fun years, and then, the last year, we'd say to...

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Captive Minecraft world puts baby in a corner

YouTube video production team The Farlanders created a special save file for the PC version of Minecraft that offers a new, more claustrophobic spin on the blocky survival game. Called "Captive Minecraft," the modified game spawns players into an enclosed 1x1 block in the game's world, which...

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