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Minecraft getting in-game name changes, Pocket Edition sells 30 million

Minecraft players will be able to change their in-game name soon, development studio Mojang has announced. The process is set to go live on February 4, and looks to be pretty straightforward; once the name-changing system is in place, players can change their in-game name simply by logging into the...

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Minecraft was YouTube's second-most popular search query of 2014

Mojang's breakout hit Minecraft took second place in a Google-issued list of the most popular YouTube search queries of 2014, ranking immediately behind the word "music" in terms of search frequency. According to Google, the word "Minecraft" was more frequently searched on YouTube in 2014 than t...

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PSA: Xbox versions of Terraria currently 40 percent off

As part of Microsoft's ongoing Countdown to 2015 digital games sale, a new Daily Deal has appeared that cuts 40 percent from the prices of both Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of Terraria. If that name's unfamiliar, imagine Terraria as a 2D, pixel-heavy fusion of side-scrolling adventure-platform...

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Minecraft: Story Mode game series from Telltale, Mojang

Minecraft: Story Mode - A Telltale Game Series is an episodic, narrative-driven game series based in Minecraft's blocky world, coming in 2015 to PC, Mac, mobile devices and what Mojang calls "Xbox consoles" and "PlayStation consoles." We've reached out to Telltale for clarification on platforms. ...

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Director Shawn Levy on why he left the Minecraft movie

Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy has left the Minecraft film adaptation, citing creative differences with the game's developer, Mojang. "[Warner Bros.] asked me to develop how might this ever be a story for a movie, because it's a non-narrative game," Levy told the Wall Street Journal. "W...

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Scrolls shuffles out of beta, cuts price to $5

Minecraft developer Mojang launched its latest game, Scrolls, in full today. Scrolls is now available on PC, Mac and Android tablets, with an iPad version expected to arrive "some time in the new year." The card hoarding game pits players against one another on a hexagonal battlefield, earning gold...

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Microsoft unearths a Windows Phone version of Minecraft

Minecraft is already available on myriad platforms ranging from its native PC to the PlayStation 4 and the iPhone, and now the hyper-successful sandbox exploration hit can also be found on Windows Phone devices. Like other versions of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the game is abridged in comparison...

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Classic Star Wars skins make the jump to Minecraft for Xbox

Did the teaser for JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens ... ahem ... awaken within you a burning nostalgia for the Star Wars franchise? If so, you're in luck: skins designed after Galactic Civil War-era Star Wars characters are now available for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Priced a...

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition gets a facelift with update 0.10

Minecraft: Pocket Edition was patched to version 0.10 this week, an update that brought with it not only the usual bug fixes and general improvements (baby animals can now swim instead of sinking like rocks to a watery grave, for example), but visual enhancements as well. A graphical update may ...

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Microsoft completes acquisition of Minecraft studio

Microsoft has successfully acquired Minecraft developer Mojang, completing a $2.5 billion purchase announced in September. Minecraft earned a reported $326 million in revenue in 2013 across game sales, ports and merchandising. Minecraft creator and Mojang co-founder Markus "Notch" Persson has si...

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