All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Mojang’

Microsoft Announces Minecraft Coding Tutorial

Microsoft Announces Minecraft Coding Tutorial

Microsoft has teamed up with Mojang AB and Code.org to unveil a new Minecraft coding tutorial for students and educators. It was created for the Hour of Code campaign that encourages global participation in computer science – part of Computer Science Week, which runs December 7 – 13. You don’t have to wait for that week to check out the …

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Microsoft Initiates Another Round Of Layoffs

Microsoft announced a couple months ago that it would reduce its overall workforce by up to 18,000 jobs over the course of the next year, and that of those, 12,500 would be related to its acquisition of Nokia assets. The company was also said to be eliminating Xbox Entertainment Studios. Microsoft said it would begin with 13,000 eliminations, and that …

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Conan Checks In With Minecraft Inventor About Microsoft Acquisition

The big news on Monday was that Microsoft is buying Mojang, the company behind the hugely popular Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. Naturally, the subject came up on Conan, who checked in with the inventor of the game to see how he’s celebrating: The actual founders are leaving the company, but Mojang says most of the team will probably stay on …

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Minecraft Downloads to Continue on PC, PlayStation

Yesterday Microsoft officially announced that it is acquiring Mojang, the development studio behind the game Minecraft. Microsoft will reportedly pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish game studio. Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson also announced that he will be leaving Mojang and will not go on to work for Microsoft. Respectfully, I'm not going to be doing any interviews. — Markus …

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Microsoft Announces It’s Buying Minecraft For $2.5 Billion

Rumors circulated throughout the media last week that Microsoft was preparing to acquire Mojang, the makers of the massively popular game Minecraft. On Monday, Microsoft officially announced that it is doing so. The company says it has reached an agreement to acquire the Stockholm-based game developer for $2.5 billion, and that the Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which is …

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Minecraft Gets Uncharted, Killzone Skins On PS3

Minecraft on consoles is a great experience, but it does lose a bit in the transition. Case in point – the numerous mods available on the PC version of the game just aren’t possible on consoles. To make up for that, Microsoft began releasing character skins based on their most popular franchises for the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft. Now …

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‘Minecraft’ Movie Might Actually Happen

Software sales have shown that Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of the past few years. The game has almost continuously appeared on best-seller charts for every platform it has appeared on, including mobile platforms. The game’s creative sandbox gameplay has been embraced by children around the world – something that even parents can approve of over …

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Minecraft Finally Comes To PS3 On Tuesday

At Gamescom this year, Sony announced that Minecraft would finally be making its way to the PS4. It was later announced that the game would be coming to the PS3 and PS Vita as well. It was said that Minecraft would launch with the PS4, but that obviously didn’t happen. It won’t even hit the console this year, but it …

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That Minecraft Documentary Is Now Free To Watch On YouTube

Late last year, 2 Player Productions released a documentary called Minecraft: The Story of Mojang. The film explored the origins of Minecraft and the immense impact it has had on the gaming community and players all around the world. Since its release, you could purchase the film for as little as $8, but now it’s free. 2 Player Productions released …

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Skyrim Mash-Up Pack Coming To Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition

It’s been almost two years since Skyrim came out and devoured what little free time you had. Now you find the game a little boring though, and you don’t go back to it as much anymore. Unfortunately, there won’t be any more DLC released for it, but you can soon experience Skyrim in an entirely new way in Minecraft Xbox …

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Minecraft 1.6 Adds Horses, Gets A New Launcher

Minecraft 1.6 is now available for all you PC players that have been patiently awaiting the latest update. This time, Mojang has added a number of new features for all you equine fans out there. It also has a new launcher that’s required for all upcoming updates. Here’s the full update list: Added Horses Added Donkeys, Mules Added Horse Armor …

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Scrolls Open Beta Starts June 3, Will Cost $20

How could Notch and his team at Mojang possibly follow up the incredibly successful Minecraft? I’m not so sure myself, but Notch has a few ideas. One of those ideas is a trading card game called Scrolls and its open beta will soon be available. Mojang announced on Monday that Scrolls will be available to purchase starting June 3. Like …

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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Makes Its Way To Retail In April

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition has already proven to be the best selling Xbox Live Arcade title ever released on the platform. Now the indie hit has a chance to become the best selling retail Xbox 360 game of the year. Microsoft announced today that it will be launching a retail version of Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition in stores on April …

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Minecraft Pocket Edition Version 0.6.0 Should Be Out Soon

It was reported last week that Mojang was working on a smaller update for Minecraft Pocket Edition that would add a few new features, but its main purpose would be to address a few bugs. Plans change, however, and Mojang has decided to merge update 0.5.1 and 0.6.0 into a single update that will be out soon. Mojang’s Jens Bergentsen …

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Minecraft Now At 20 Million Sales Total, 9 Million Came From PC

Minecraft is the money machine that just won’t stop. Late last year, all three versions of the game hit some pretty big sales milestones. It hasn’t slowed down since with the PC version of the hit indie title reaching another massive sales milestone. Earlier this morning, Mojang’s Jeb posted on Twitter that the PC version of Minecraft has now hit …

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.5.1 Update Coming Soon

Despite being the little brother of the bunch, Minecraft: Pocket Edition has become quite the sales juggernaut. The game stays atop the charts on both iOS and Android, and sales have surpassed 5 million. Not bad for a premium app in an age where most mobile gamers refused to pay for anything. Now, Mojang could sit back and relax, but …

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Minecraft Sold 1.2 Million Copies During Christmas Week

Over three years out from the release of the first Minecraft Alpha, the popularity of the make-your-own-adventure sandbox game has not died down, and even appears to be rising. Mojang, the game’s developer, this week announced that it sold over 15 million copies of the game during 2012. What’s more, a huge number of those sales were from the mobile …

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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Closes Out 2012 With 5 Million Sales

In November, Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition had sold about 4.4 million units. It was unknown if it would cross the 5 million threshold before the end of the year, but a presumably successful holiday season has helped push Minecraft into a league all its own as far as Xbox Live Arcade titles are concerned. 4J Studios announced that Minecraft Xbox …

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Minecraft: The Story Of Mojang Breaks Out On December 23

Did you know that 2PlayerProductions was making a Minecraft documentary? You would if you were one of the 3,500 plus people who backed a Kickstarter last year. After a year and a half of hard work, a documentary on the creation of Minecraft is finally ready to be released. 2PlayerProductions announced this week that Minecraft: The Story of Mojang will …

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Minecraft Pocket Edition Sales Surpass 5 Million

Popular indie title Minecraft is available in three flavors – the original PC version, the Xbox 360 Edition and the Pocket Edition for mobile devices. It’s this last version, Pocket Edition, that gets the least amount of attention. Despite that, it’s already hit an impressive new sales milestone. Johan Bernhardsson, one of the developers on Minecraft Pocket Edition, took to …

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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Gets Plenty Of New Features In Title Update 7

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition is making bank for Microsoft, Mojang and everybody else involved. The game just recently surpassed 4.4 million copies sold with the game selling anywhere between 40,000 to 60,000 copies a week. That kind of support puts a lot of pressure on 4J Studios to deliver constant quality updates, and they’re not disappointing. PlayXBLA announced today that …

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You Can Now Get A 3D Printed Model Of Your Minecraft Masterpiece

Some of the creations people make in Minecraft border on “Seven Wonders” style grandeur. Those who make them are obviously proud, but their creations are just digital imprints that only last as long as the server or hard drive hosting it stays around. To help combat this particularly depressing scenario, FigurePrints has started to make 3D prints of Minecraft creations. …

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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Gets Another Massive Update

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition has proven to be a hit beyond anybody’s expectations. The success is great, but it means that 4J Studios has to work extra hard to get out new updates to players wanting more out of their Minecraft experience. The developer pushed a major update last month, but they’re already about to push another major update in …

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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Gets Creative Mode And More In Next Update

Minecraft continues to be the best selling XBLA game ever released on the service. It’s kind of amazing since the original PC version is leaps and bounds ahead of the current console version in terms of features and content. That won’t be the case for long as 4J Studios has a massive update planned for the near future. The first …

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Minecraft Dev Tells Microsoft to Stop “Trying to Ruin the PC”

Putting aside all the criticism Microsoft has been getting on its upcoming Windows 8 operating system regarding its new user interface (and also it not yet being ready for a release), a lot of the harsher criticism the company has gotten for the OS is about how Microsoft is doing gaming on the platform. Valve co-founder Gabe Newell has repeatedly …

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Minecraft XBLA Update 1.8.2 Coming Soon, Brings New Food

Minecraft on Xbox Live Arcade has been extremely successful to say the least. The Xbox 360 port of the PC indie darling has been embraced by fans old and new alike. The developers at 4J Studios are using that momentum to add a number of new features in the game through regular updates. The latest update brings the Xbox 360 …

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Minecraft Developer Doubles its Yearly Profits

The popularity of Minecraft simply doesn’t seem to be waning. In first 15 months since Minecraft launched, the Swedish developer behind the game, Mojang, has taken in revenue exceeding $80 million. That’s a profit of around $13 million, incredible for an indie developer with only one full title under its belt. Today Mojang CEO Carl Manneh gave an interview (in …

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Minecraft And Disneyland Team Up For Minecon 2012

You may remember Minecon, the official convention for all things Minecraft, from last year. The convention took place in Las Vegas and Notch officially pushed Minecraft out of beta at the event. Since then, Notch has expressed wanting to hold the next Minecon in Europe. His choice for this year is France. That’s right, Minecon 2012 will be held in …

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Watch Conan O’Brien Stumble His Way Through Minecraft

As far as late night show hosts go, Jimmy Fallon is the biggest gamer of the bunch. His show is host to a plethora of exclusive game demos from some of the biggest names in the industry. The only problem – he’s not very funny. Conan O’Brien on the other hand is not a gamer, but it’s funny watching him …

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Minecraft 1.3 Tears Down The Barrier Between Single Player and Multi-Player

The times where I do have fun with Minecraft is when I’m on a multi-player server with some friends. The single player experience is a little too lonely for my tastes, although I do understand the appeal of staving off hordes of zombies by yourself. Fortunately, or unfortunately depending on tastes, there won’t be a difference between the two anymore. …

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