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Back in 2010, when Minecraft was first starting to take off, Valve flew out Markus "Notch" Persson to its headquarters for "a cup of coffee." In an excerpt of the English translation of Daniel Goldberg's Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus 'Notch' Persson and the Game that Changed Everything, p...

December 10th 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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App development studio Dekko aims to blur the line separating the real world and the blocky surreality of Minecraft with DekkoScan, an upcoming iOS app that allows users to import 3D objects into Minecraft and render them as in-game sculptures. Dekko team member portemantho details the app's creat...

July 11th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Minecon 2013, the third annual Minecraft convention, will be held in Orlando, Florida, from November 2 - 3, with tickets and hotels available in July. Notch says he chose Orlando by spinning a globe and sticking a sword through it, but we assume there are other reasons for his pick. Obviously, O...

June 27th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Mojang has released an update for the iOS and Android versions of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, adding preliminary support for the online cooperative Realms mode. Realms mode supports online play for up to 10 simultaneous players within a single world, allowing friends to collaborate on projects and/...

June 5th 2013 at 11:45pm 0 Comments
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While there's still no official word on when Mojang's next Minecraft-centric MineCon event will take place, the convention's potential location has at least been narrowed down to a specific country: "It'll be in the US, that's for sure. It's most definitely in the US," Mojang director of fun Lydia...

March 11th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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We already knew that 2012 was a particularly legit year for Minecraft maker Mojang, what with its principle product being purchased over 15 million times and everything, but now we have a better idea of what success like that translates to in dollars. Well, technically in krona and then translated...

February 2nd 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Minecraft's PC version has sold over 9,000,000 copies. The word comes from Minecraft developer Jens Bergensten, who believes the total sales for the game across all platforms is somewhere around 20 million units.Bergensten also noted that in terms of pacing, Minecraft Pocket Edition has stamina, wi...

January 22nd 2013 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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Last year saw a total of more than 15 million purchases of Minecraft across all platforms, with Pocket Edition the leader at just under 5.9 million across iOS and Android. As if we needed any more proof of the blocky sandbox's success, Mojang published concrete figures for last year's sales, demons...

January 11th 2013 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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It's Christmas, the presents have been opened, turkey and ham consumed – it's the midday lull. What to do? If you're like over 400,000 other people, you buy whatever version of Minecraft is handy. Across all available platforms, Minecraft sold 453,000 copies on December 25, according to the b...

December 28th 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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On December 23, Minecraft fans will get their chance to pick up a DVD copy of 2 Player Productions' documentary, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang. This follows its debut on your Xbox 360 this Saturday, December 22.The DVD will be on sale through Fangamer for $20, with the first 7,000 copies coming wr...

December 22nd 2012 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, a documentary from 2 Player Productions, will premiere on Saturday, December 22, on Xbox Live for Gold members in the US, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, France, Finland and Sweden. The documentary, strangely enough, tells the tale of Mojang founder Markus...

December 17th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments