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Minecraft Title Update 9 trailer totally has Ender Dragon in it

"The End" is coming to Minecraft for Xbox 360. Here's the trailer for update nine, which will be free when it launches in... um, the realm of soonish?...

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Minecraft Title Update 8 is all about fixes, nixes Ender Dragon till TU9

Minecraft on Xbox 360 gets a host of fixes in Title Update 8 today, but no Ender Dragon as Play XBLA previously reported. Ender Dragons certainly are sneaky beasts, considering their size. Title Update 8 includes fixes for a few random crashes and freezes, to force a Nether Fortress, Blaze Spawner...

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Minecraft purchased over 15 million times across 2012

Last year saw a total of more than 15 million purchases of Minecraft across all platforms, with Pocket Edition the leader at just under 5.9 million across iOS and Android. As if we needed any more proof of the blocky sandbox's success, Mojang published concrete figures for last year's sales,...

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Minecraft XBLA closes out the year by reaching 5 million sales milestone

Minecraft dug deep on New Year's Eve to reach 5 million sales on Xbox Live Arcade before the close of 2012. The news is maybe not surprising given the franchise's prolificacy across the board over the last 12 months, including 453,000 sales on Christmas Day alone, but the achievement still...

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Minecraft franchise sells 453K units on Christmas

It's Christmas, the presents have been opened, turkey and ham consumed – it's the midday lull. What to do? If you're like over 400,000 other people, you buy whatever version of Minecraft is handy. Across all available platforms, Minecraft sold 453,000 copies on December 25, according to the...

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Minecraft Halloween Skin Pack hell-raised $770K for charity

The Minecraft Halloween Skin Pack racked up a total of $770,448 for charities, developer 4J Studios revealed today. All proceeds from the spooky add-on, sold on Xbox Live for a month at 160 MSP ($2), are being split between the Block by Block, SANDS Lothians, Child's Play, and Macmillan Cancer...

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Minecraft XBLA reaches 'The End' in Title Update 8, Update 7 incoming

"The End" of Minecraft, which involves battling a giant Ender Dragon in a barren, vast void, is coming to the game's XBLA version in Title Update 8, Play XBLA reveals. Title Update 7 is next on the list, and it will bring most of the features from PC version 1.0.1, including animal breeding, potion...

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Minecraft XBLA bug extermination adds Golden Apples, Pumpkin Seeds

Minecraft XBLA's Adventure Update 1.8.2 is live and kicking, probably because it's fending off nasty, blocky bugs. The 1.8.2 Bug Fix Title Update doesn't have a release date yet, but it contains dozens of fixes and adds recipes for Golden Apples and Golden Pumpkin Seeds. Fixes include chest lids...

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Minecraft overtakes Modern Warfare 3 for most played on Xbox Live

If you've yet to truly grasp the power of Minecraft, let this just sink in: Minecraft is now more popular than Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live. According to the latest Xbox Live activity report from Major Nelson, Minecraft was the most popular game on the service for the week of October...

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Minecraft 'Adventure Update' hits XBLA tomorrow, October 16

Minecraft on Xbox Live Arcade is getting its massive, game-changing update tomorrow, known colloquially as the Adventure Update. Update 1.8.2 brings creative mode, hunger, sprinting, new mobs, new food and new biomes, among many more fixes and additions. The Adventure Update just passed Microsoft...

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