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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Celebrates Minecraft’s Third Xbox 360 Birthday With Free Skin Packs

    Minecraft turns three years old on Xbox 360 this Saturday, May 9. To celebrate, Microsoft is giving away three skin packs. If you happened to miss the first and second birthday packs, those are making a return. Joining them is another bundle featuring “veteran Mojangstas” and some extras... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Was Second-Most Searched Term On YouTube In 2014

    Popular "Let's Play" star PewDiePie also cracked the top ten most searched terms on Google's popular video service. This information was revealed in an article on Think With Google about the popularity of gaming content on the service. Minecraft and PewDiePie's popularity as search... More
  • Blog Post: Notch Wins Bidding For $70 Million House Over Jay-Z And Beyonce

    Jay-Z and Beyonce had their hearts set on this Bevery Hills mansion – but Minecraft creator Notch ended up the winner. This $70 million property has been the subject of a lot of interest, and until recently Jay-Z and Beyonce were told that they were the winning bidders. However, some last minute... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Update Adds Horses, Fireworks, More To Xbox Versions

    The Xbox versions of Minecraft are getting a significant upgrade today, thanks to a new update. Version 1.6.4 of the game adds a variety of long-awaited features to the game, including horses, stained clay, and fireworks. The video below breaks down the highlights, while also telling a bit of a tragic... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Movie Loses Its Director

    The future of Warner Bros.' film based on the popular blocky open-world sandbox is now in peril, as Night At The Museum director Shawn Levy has abandoned the project. Levy discussed his decision to leave the project with The Wall Street Journal , saying that he had pitched Mojang on a Goonies -style... More
  • Blog Post: Mojang’s Scrolls Arrives On PC, Mac, Android December 11

    After an extended alpha and beta period, Mojang is ready to release its collectible card game-meets-board game. Scrolls will arrive next week. The game will launch on Thursday, December 11, on PC, Mac, and Android. The price has been reduced on all platforms to $5, and anyone that participated in the... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Becomes A Hive Of Scum And Villainy With 55 Star Wars Skins

    These might be the Minecraft skins you’re looking for. Microsoft has announced a new bundle of classic Star Wars skins available today for Xbox One and Xbox 360. This is just the kickoff of a new partnership between Lucasfilm and Microsoft. The bundle includes 55 skins from Episodes IV through... More
  • Blog Post: Mojang Now Officially Part Of Microsoft

    Microsofts bid to acquire Mojang is now complete. The Minecraft studio is now officially part of the Xbox portfolio. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced the news via Twitter this morning. “It’s official, today we welcome Mojang to the Microsoft Studios family,” he writes. “We're... More
  • Blog Post: Mojang Unrolls Collectible Strategy Game Scrolls From Beta In Late November

    Mojang has announced that its collectible strategy game Scrolls will be exiting beta in November. The title will be officially released on PC, Mac, and iOS and Android tablets. The title has been in open beta since June 2013 , and will feature a cross-platform account system similar to Hearthstone. That... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Warner Bros. Chooses Night At The Museum Director For Minecraft Movie

    In February, Warner Bros. picked up the rights to make a movie based on Mojang’s hit indie sandbox title, Minecraft. Today, the studio has announced that Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy has been chosen to lead the project. Levy would be working with producers Roy Lee and Jill Messick to... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Comes To PlayStation Vita On October 14

    Minecraft is finally coming to Sony’s handheld, and if you own the PlayStation 3 version, there is some good news. Cross-buy is enabled between PS3 and Vita. Unfortunately, if you only have the PlayStation 4 edition, you’ll need to purchase the Vita version (or the PS3 edition). You’ll... More
  • Blog Post: It’s Almost Timey Wimey For Doctor Who To Visit Minecraft

    A new batch of skins is coming to Minecraft on Xbox 360 this Friday courtesy of the BBC. Doctor Who, along with some of his companions and greatest enemies, will be coming to Mojang’s blocky wonder. As we previously detailed , the pack includes six versions of the Doctor, including Peter Capaldi’s... More
  • Blog Post: Don’t Worry Minecraft Fans On PS4, Retail Discs Are Coming Soon

    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the $2.5 billion acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang . While the Xbox team put to rest concerns about the game disappearing from some platforms, some players wondered about the fate of a PS4 retail release. Sony has put those fears to rest, with a release... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Squares Off Against The Minecraft Guy

    Nintendo's mascot just can't stop getting into fights, but here's one you won't see in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Mario throws some fireballs at that guy from Minecraft. What's his name? Steve? Why does Mario have beef with Minecraft’s Steve? How would the epic block creator... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O'Brien Envisions Minecraft Buyout Celebration

    In a recent Conan O'Brien opening monologue, the comedian showed a video of what the "Minecraft creator" is doing to celebrate the $2.5 billion acquisition by Microsoft. Hey, it's not the funniest thing you'll ever see, but at least late night hosts acknowledge that video games... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Would You Buy For $2.5 Billion?

    Today, Microsoft announced that it will be closing a $2.5 billion deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang . It isn’t the first major gaming acquisition this year, with Oculus going to Facebook for $2 billion and Twitch to Amazon for almost $1 billion . If you were at the helm of the Xbox, PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: Notch To Depart Mojang In Wake Of $2.5 Billion Microsoft Buyout

    After last week's report of an imminent acquisition of Minecraft developer Mojang, the news is now official. Microsoft has confirmed the news in a post on the company's internal Xbox blog. In a press release, the company confirmed a purchase price of $2.5 billion, with an expected break-even... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Closes In On Deal To Purchase Minecraft Developer

    According to the Wall Street Journal , Mojang is close to becoming a part of the same studio family as Rare, Lionhead, and 343 Industries. The newspaper claims that the deal could be worth nearly $2 billion and could be done within the week. The deal would go some way to bolstering Microsoft's first... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Gets Bigger On Xbox One This Week At Budget Price For 360 Owners

    Microsoft has announced that you’ll be able to dig in a bigger sandbox this Friday, September 5. Mojang’s Minecraft will make the leap to Xbox One later this week. For those that own the game on Xbox 360, you’ll be able to upgrade the Xbox One version for $4.99. If you’re jumping... More
  • Blog Post: Doctor Who Invades Minecraft For Xbox 360

    With Peter Capaldi as the twelfth Doctor Who, the long-running British sci-fi series has never been hotter in the U.S., recently setting a new high ratings mark for BBC America. Now, the good Doctor is coming to the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft. Microsoft has announced that a new Doctor Who character... More
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