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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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Minecraft finds vein of money, reaches 15 million sold on PC

The original, PC version of Minecraft recently reached 15 million in sales, according to a tweet from the game's creator, Markus "Notch" Persson. The game passed 14 million sold on PC in early February, and hit two other sales milestones on other platforms this month: 12 million copies on Xbox 360...

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Minecraft saves transfer from Xbox 360 to Xbox One too

In us-too news, Microsoft confirmed players can transfer their Minecraft saves from the Xbox 360 game to the upcoming Xbox One version. New Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed the news on Twitter, and promised "more news soon" - perhaps a release date, hm? The announcement arrives hot on the heels...

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Minecraft Realms subscription service now available

Mojang has launched its Minecraft Realms subscription service in North America, offering hosting and setup for multiplayer Minecraft worlds starting at $13 per month. Mojang notes that the service holds particular value for parents, as Minecraft Realms makes it easy to set up a child's...

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Minecraft to hit PS4, Vita in Q2/Q3, can transfer PS3 worlds

Earlier this month, Minecraft developer Mojang announced May 16 (North America) and May 14 (Europe) release dates for the game's boxed PS3 edition. In the comments of the PlayStation Blog announcement, Mojang's Owen Hill noted that the developer is "aiming for Q2/Q3" of this year for the PS4 and...

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Minecraft video demonstrates world customization update

Minecraft developer Mojang showed off one piece of the forthcoming update for the PC game in a new video today, which offers more options for world customization in the game. The video shows the game's 16 new terrain-modifying sliders, allowing players to manually set the foundation of their...

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