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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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Minecraft documentary building towards December 7 release date

2 Player Productions is laying the foundations for a December 7 release of its Minecraft documentary. Speaking to Eurogamer, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang director Paul Owens said that while an exact date hasn't been settled on, December 7 is the aim. After getting the documentary funded on...

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Minecraft XBLA hits 4m mark, PC prepaid cards now in stores

Minecraft is over the 4 million mark for Xbox Live Arcade sales. 4J Studios revealed the figure on Twitter, showing the game that smashed XBLA records is still shifting like crazy. 5 million before 2013 looks well within reach (you heard it here first*). Meanwhile, Mojang today announced that the...

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Minecraft XBLA considering mods, diverging from PC after 1.8.2

Update 1.8.2 for Minecraft on XBLA adds creative mode, new food and new mobs, bringing the game closer than ever to its PC counterpart. After this update, developer 4J Studios is considering the addition of mods, though in a different sense than on PC. "This isn't something that will be coming with...

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