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Minecraft Turns 3-Years-Old And Is Still Growing
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Who knew Minecraft, first revealed back in May of 2009, would turn into the cultural phenomenon that it is today? I sure didn’t and I’m pretty sure even the game’s creators are still floored to this day that the game …

Minecraft Breaks Xbox 360 Sales Records
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Microsoft today announced that the Xbox Live Arcade port of the popular indie PC game Minecraft has broken digital sales records for the platform. Minecraft has sold more downloads in its first 24 hours than any other game in Xbox …

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Profitable Within An Hour
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, which is quite possible for Minecraft players, you are no doubt aware of the Xbox 360 version of the seminal indie game that launched this week. The $20 Xbox Live Arcade game sought …

Notch Says EA is Destroying Gaming
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Speaking out on Twitter, Minecraft and indie game producer Notch has said he and other indie game makers are trying to save gaming while “EA is methodically destroying it.” @notchMarkus PerssonEA releases an “indie bundle”? That’s not how that works, …

Notch vs. Pirate Quake 3 Match Delayed

Last week I brought you the fascinating story of how the creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson, was challenged to a bout of Quake 3 Arena by a person giving away free copies of Minecraft. The match seemed to be …

Minecraft Creator “Notch” Challenged to Quake 3 by a Pirate
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Independent video game developers have a reputation for responding to and being involved in the communities that love their games. Perhaps no single developer embodies this more than Markus “Notch” Persson. Notch, along with others at Swedish developer Mojang, developed …

Game Of Thrones Minecraft Project Progresses With Tour Of Westeros

It’s old news that the Minecraft community is massively creative. They’ve created tons of awesome places and contraptions inside the game, some more mind-blowing than others, but all unique and impressive. For instance, Hyrulecraft recreated The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina …

Minecraft Maker Creating New Science Fiction Game

Minecraft creator Markus Persson (a.k.a. ‘Notch’) has announced sparse details on a new game he is working on with Swedish indie-game development house Mojang. Some details of the game were made available as an April fool’s joke, but it turns …

Mars Effect Is The Next Game From Minecraft Creator

Notch and his company, Mojang, have been busy developing new ideas after he left Minecraft in the capable hands of Jeb. One of those games was Scrolls which got the company into hot water with Bethesda over its The Elder …

Minecraft Prerelease 1.2.5 Now Available
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We reported at the beginning of the month that Mojang hired on former Bukkit members to help steer the future of Minecraft. They must have been put right to work when they arrived at Mojang because we’re already on the …

EA Exec Offers to Help Minecraft Commercial Success

In an interview with Gamasutra, Rich Hilleman, Chief Creative Director of Electronic Arts, says Notch and Mojang need help managing Minecraft and wants to put the game on Origin, EA’s platform for purchasing and downloading games. Hilleman acknowledges that Notch …

Minecraft Developer Mojang Takes in $80 Million

Mojang, the Swedish indie-game developer, has taken in $80 million in the 15 months since Minecraft launched. Tim Bradshaw on the tech blog for the Financial Times reports that the company stands to make over $13 Million after taxes. Mojang …

XBLA “Arcade Next” Promo Starts April 18th

Microsoft has announced what it’s next promo is and when it will start. Today we learned that it is called “Arcade Next” and that it will launch April 18th. The promotion has 4 main pieces to it that it plans …

Minecraft Graphing Calculator Takes Time, Blows Minds

Minecraft players have used the platform to recreate Hyrule, map out King’s Landing from Game of Thrones, and build in-game Rube Goldberg devices to explain updates. All of these things fly way over my head in terms of not only …

Minecraft Creator Settles With Bethesda Over Scrolls Trademark
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One of the most interesting legal events to happen in gaming last year was when Bethesda, publisher of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, sued indie studio Mojang, creator of Minecraft, over their new game called Scrolls. The game was to …

Minecraft 1.2 Explained With Rube Goldberg Machine

Minecraft was updated to version 1.2 last week which brought a number of new features to the game. An intrepid gamer going by the name of Generikb has created an in-game Rube Goldberg machine that shows off all the new …

Minecraft – Pocket Edition Sells One Million Units
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It was just a little over a month ago that Minecraft – Pocket Edition sold over 700,000 copies. People must be wanting to get their portable Minecraft on more than ever as the game has hit the million mark. Daniel …

Game of Thrones Minecraft Project Maps King’s Landing
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Game of Throne fans, your favorite Minecraft project has arrived. A King’s Landing map picked up on reddit, generating a large enough buzz that it made its way to me. According to their website, there are 5-7 people working on …

Minecraft 1.2 Released, Gets Awesome Trailer
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After the successful launch of Minecraft 1.0 last year, the game has been put into the capable hands of Jeb. Since that launch, him and the team at Mojang have been implementing more cool stuff into Minecraft. Today marks the …

Minecraft Dev Hires Four Bukkit Team Members

The great thing about community driven games like Minecraft is that the fans who help create the great content that populates the game are sometimes hired on to work with the team. Mojang is the latest to join this trend …

Notch Provides Psychonauts 2 Details

We reported last week that Notch, the creator of Minecraft, offered to fund Psychonauts 2 via Twitter. The Internet gamer population literally exploded with the news. The hype may have gotten a little out of hand, however, and Notch took …