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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 bl...

August 18th 2011 at 11:32am 0 Comments
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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 gi...

August 12th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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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 currently-in-d...

August 5th 2011 at 4:20pm 0 Comments
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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 3,000,961...

August 5th 2011 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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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 to...

August 3rd 2011 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
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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...

July 14th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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If the promise of 24/7 board gaming extravaganzas and endless 3DS StreetPass swapping aren't enough to get PAX Prime attendees excited about the event, perhaps this will: Notch has announced that Minecraft's Adventure Update will be playable on the show floor. The expansion, which is still largel...

July 12th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Minecraft's latest world-expanding update has arrived, bringing with it the all new piston mechanism that should help add some motion to your intricately constructed Starship Enterprise model. As is customary, the patch also included an odd bug or two -- as evidenced by creator Markus Persson's s...

June 30th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Mojang Specifications' Daniel Kaplan confirmed that the studios' next game, Scrolls, will follow the same procedural release plan as its current mega-hit, Minecraft. Kaplan explained to attendees at the Barcelona-based event Gamelab 2011 that the game will be released "very early," and will be...

June 29th 2011 at 4:29pm 0 Comments