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Microsoft buys Minecraft, and the developer behind the blocks

The rumors are true: Microsoft confirms its acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang. There's no word on what's next for the Sweden-based studio, but Minecraft will continue to live on as a cross-platform franchise.

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Rumored Microsoft acquisition of Minecraft dev aimed at mobile growth

The rumored Microsoft acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang is expected to be announced on Monday, September 15, and many believe the purchase is aimed at boosting mobile growth.

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Minecraft the home of a shot-for-shot recreation of Star Wars: A New Hope

One man's passion for Star Wars has led to a shot-for-shot recreation of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in Minecraft. A new trailer shows his progress after three years of work on the project.

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Minecraft coming to Xbox One in August

Mojang and Microsoft have announced Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, set for release this coming August to the Live Marketplace. Owners of the 360 edition will be able to transfer their work.

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Minecraft Realms available worldwide

Swedish developer Mojang has announced the global launch of Minecraft Realms, their new subscription service for easily creating and hosting online worlds without technical know-how.

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Minecraft update lets you customize your world for the first time

The forthcoming version 1.8 update for Minecraft adds three pages worth of world customization options for players to tweak before they start a new game. We can sum up why that's awesome in two words: LAVA OCEANS.

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Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition releasing in stores on May 16

Developer Mojang’s creator-fueled phenomenon Minecraft is getting a second release on the PlayStation 3. On May 16, 2014, the game will be released in stores on disc, following up the earlier download-only release.

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Minecraft release for Oculus Rift canceled, creator creeped out by Facebook

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson stops work on a planned Oculus Rift port of the world-building game following the Facebook/Oculus acquisition news.

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Minecraft is coming to the big screen courtesy of The Lego Movie producer

Warner Bros picks up the film rights to Mojang's Minecraft, with The Lego Movie producer Roy Lee and Mean Girls producer Jill Messick set to develop it.

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‘Minecraft’ coming to PS3 on December 18

Mojang and 4J Studios are making sure to hit all of their bases, and on December 18 the PlayStation 3 version of the game will be made available for around $20.

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Mojang and Twitch offer live, streaming ‘Minecraft’ content ‘soon’

Mojang partners with Twitch in a move that will soon bring integrated live streaming capabilities to Minecraft, as the two companies revealed during MineCon 2013 on November 2-3, 2013.

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Mass Effect comes to Minecraft on Xbox 360 in the first ‘mash-up pack’

Mass Effect and Minecraft collide on Xbox 360 with a "mash-up pack" DLC release that inserts textures, skins, musics, user interface tweaks, and a custom world map themed after BioWare's popular RPG series.

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Minecraft hits yet another milestone with 10 million copies sold on PC

Minecraft made Mojang a heap of cash in 2012, $240 million with 15 million copies sold across all platforms. The PC version hit 10 million sold this week, and as the studio prepares a subscription-based moderated online version, Minecraft continues to deny PC…

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This is not The End: Update 8 for Minecraft XBLA kills bugs and does little else

Developer 4J Studios has written a detailed explanation of what we can expect to find in Update 8 for the Xbox Live iteration of Minecraft, though we warn you that the list is decidedly underwhelming.

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Minecraft XBLA tops 5 million in sales

Hours before the end of 2012, the Xbox Live Arcade version of Minecraft hit a very impressive sales milestone: 5 million units sold to date.

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