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How to hide your treasure in Minecraft: an instructional video

Hiding your valuables from looters in Minecraft can be tricky. Thankfully, Minecraft world builder "Zaka" created this instructional video on how to make sure your super secret stones stay super secret. (But is it still a secret at this point?) [Thanks, Zack.]...

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Cobalt preview: Chaotic and robotic

There's a lot going on in Cobalt. Like, a lot. In fact, as much as I detest "it's like this but this," I feel like that's the best place to start. The best way I can describe Cobalt (the first third-party release from Minecraft's Mojang) is as a curious mix of John Woo, Super Meat Boy, Contra...

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Watch Notch of Minecraft fame code a game from scratch, live

Notch, the mastermind behind Minecraft, claims to be a programmer, but we're pretty convinced that he's actually some sort of alchemist or double-wizard. We've been watching his live-stream, and after careful deliberation, we figure that's the only explanation for what we're seeing....

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Mojang unveils first third-party game, Cobalt

Mojang may only be known for Minecraft right now, but the studio's looking to branch out from blocks with its first third-party release: Cobalt, developed by Oxeye Game Studios. ... OK, so one of the pieces of concept art we were sent may just be a giant picture of a block made from many other...

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Notch challenges Bethesda to Quake 3 deathmatch for 'Scrolls' trademark

Look, sometimes the traditional justice systems of the world just can't get it done. Some kerfuffles require alternative forms of arbitration -- like, for instance, the recent trademark dispute between Mojang and Bethesda over the former's upcoming game, Scrolls. Notch from Mojang has an...

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Buy Minecraft this weekend, get Minecraft for free

Notch is getting married this weekend, and he's celebrating the, uh ... celebration of his love by giving free Minecraft to everyone ... who buys a copy of Minecraft! Wait, let us explain. Everyone that purchases a copy of the game this weekend (not using a gift code), will receive a free...

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Minecraft studio threatened with suit by Bethesda over 'Scrolls' title

Not exactly unexpectedly, about four hours ago Markus "Notch" Persson -- creator of Minecraft and head of Mojang Specifications -- received a letter from a Swedish law firm representing Bethesda Softworks. It claimed that his company's trademark of the word "Scrolls" for use with a...

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Minecraft hits 3 million, Notch buys us all

In January, Minecraft passed its first major sales milestone: 1 million downloads. Three months later, in April, it clocked another cool million. And today, just five days into August, the game has surpassed its 3 millionth paid user -- every four months, eh? Smells like a trend! Those...

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Minecraft's 'MineCon' convention set for November 18 - 19 in Vegas

Rather than setting its convention in the icy grip of its home country's chilly November, Sweden-based Minecraft studio Mojang Specifications is holding what it dubs "MineCon" in Las Vegas. "For me, MineCon is about celebrating the full release of Minecraft," Mojang head Markus "Notch" Persson...

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Modder builds homebrew version of Minecraft on DS

We've long held the opinion that the only thing standing between our world and its inevitable ruin is the creation of a portable version of Mojang's remarkably addictive Minecraft. We're still waiting on the Xperia Play to bring about said apocalypse, but it seems a Nintendo DS modder by the name...

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