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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 dev inks deal with Egmont Publishing for books, magazines

Minecraft developer Mojang has a deal with UK's Egmont Publishing to create children's books and magazines in territories excluding the US, TechCrunch reports. A spokesperson can't confirm which products exactly will be borne of the deal, but they will include "a range" of items and will launch...

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Minecraft Pocket Edition available on Kindle Fire via Amazon Appstore

Minecraft Pocket Edition is now available on the Amazon Appstore, meaning it is officially out for the Kindle Fire. Minecraft Pocket Edition runs $7 on Amazon, the same price as on the Android and iOS app stores. Kindle Fire owners previously figured out ways to run Minecraft Pocket Edition on...

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Design a Minecraft shirt for Threadless, win a trip to MineCon

Put your expert Minecraft crafting skills to use in a new medium, and you could win a trip to MineCon in Paris, plus $3,000 cash. A new design challenge on t-shirt site Threadless asks users to design a shirt inspired by Minecraft. "Bring your design to life using characters, tools, blocks, or...

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition adds bows, skeletons and spiders

Let's just skip the "Is that a bone in your pocket?" joke we're all thinking and get straight to business: Minecraft: Pocket Edition has been updated and now includes skeletons, spiders and best of all, a bow to kill skeletons and spiders with. Skeletons and spiders are cool and atmospheric and...

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MineCon 2012 going to Disneyland Paris this November

Where on Earth can you hang out with such adorable pop culture icons as Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Markus "Notch" Persson? Only at Disneyland Paris during MineCon 2012. Mojang will hold the annual Minecraft convention at the theme park November 24 and 25, a definite step up from last year's Las...

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Notch: Minecraft occupies a genderless world, even for that guy

Minecraft mastermind Markus Persson, better known by the sexually ambiguous alias "Notch," has cleared up the matter of gender in Minecraft's boxy world with a blog post. Simply put, there is no gender in the game, even for Steve, the default character. "He" got "his" title when Notch jokingly...

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Uniloc sues Mojang over alleged patent infringement in Android version of 'Mindcraft'

Texas-based tech-patent collector Uniloc has filed suit against Mojang, claiming that the Android version of "Mindcraft," (seriously, that's what it says in the filing), infringes upon Patent #6,857,067, "System and method for preventing unauthorized access to electronic data." Specifically, the...

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Minecraft sells 6 million on PC, 'around 9 million' across all platforms

Minecraft's ability to churn through the bank accounts of all the cosmos continues unabated, having sold six million copies on PC to date, according to a tweet from Mojang mogul Markus Persson. Factoring in XBLA, Android and iOS sales, the figure is "around nine million," according to Persson, a...

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Minecraft Pocket Edition adds simplified, touch-based crafting

The world of Minecraft - Pocket Edition was pretty boring up to this point – just mines and mines, everywhere, as far as the eye can see. But finally, the other half of the game has been added in an update: Crafting is now available on the iOS and Android mobile versions of the popular...

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