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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Mojang's Minecon Returning In 2015

    While Mojang admits it would like to make Minecon an annual show, it won't be able to give it the attention it deserves this year, so it will be back in 2015. Minecon is a now semi-annual show where Mincraft fans gather to celebrate the game. In the past it has been held in places like Las Vegas... More
  • Blog Post: Killer Instinct, Trials, And Mirrors Edge Coming To Minecraft

    Microsoft has announced a bevy of new skins coming to the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft. The upcoming set pulls from Killer Instinct, Trials, and Mirror’s Edge. The pack, which is yet undated, features six blocky skins from Killer Instinct. Two Trials racers are also represented. The big surprise... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Creeps Its Way To New-Gen Consoles And Vita In August

    Minecraft fans have been anxiously awaiting the mega-hit’s arrival on new-gen consoles. Today, Mojang and Microsoft have announced that the wait is only a few months longer. For those jumping in for the first time, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be available for $19.99. If you already own the... More
  • Blog Post: New Lego Minecraft Set Releases June 1

    A fourth set in Lego's popular Minecraft series should be on store shelves no later than June 1. This next set is called "The End" and comes packaged with the Ender Dragon and three Endermen micromob figures. The set retails for $34.99 – the same price point of the previous three... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Is Making Minecraft The Halo Game You’ve Always Wanted

    After merging Minecraft with Mass Effect, Skyrim, and even Marvel Super Heroes, Microsoft and Mojang are celebrating the recent announcement of Halo 5: Guardians. A new Halo mash-up pack is coming, and it will be a blast of nostalgia that’s sure to stick with fans. The Halo Mash-up pack includes... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Realms Available Now

    Mojang today announced that Minecraft Realms, the private server hosting service for Minecraft, is available worldwide for PC and Mac. The purpose of this paid service is to make an easier and safer online experience for players. Minecraft Realms costs $13 a month, but discounts are offered for the longer... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft On Consoles Is Getting Bigger

    The open world crafting title MInecraft has proven to be one of the most important titles of last generation, but the game is also slated to come over to the newest round of consoles. Interestingly, when Minecraft hits the PS4 and the Xbox One, the world size will be even bigger. A world in the PC version... More
  • Blog Post: Two Men Have Created The Entire Country Of Denmark In Minecraft

    Simon Kokkendorf and Thorbjørn Nielsen, two enterprising Danes, have recreated their homeland in the virtual world of Minecraft. According to a report from the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, translated by Polygon, Kokkendorf and Nielsen, who work for the Danish Geodata Agency, based their Minecraft... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Pocket Edition Sales Top 21 Million

    Just last week, we shared that Minecraft on Xbox 360 (seen above) has sold over 12 million copies . Now, Mojang is touting the performance of the portable version of its sandbox superstar. Mojang’s Jens Bergensten shared that the mobile version of the title has sold over 21 million copies. The... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft On Xbox 360: Over 12 Million Served

    Microsoft and Mojang have announced the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has sold over 12 million units. Unfortunately, there’s no news yet on when we can expect the title on Xbox One. The Xbox 360 version was released in May 2012, and since then has received a number of updates, skin packs, and even... More
  • Blog Post: Sony's Biggest Stars Get Blocky Today In Minecraft On PS3

    A new update hit the console version of Minecraft last week , but that isn’t the only new addition if you play on the PlayStation 3. Mojang announced on the PlayStation Blog that Minecraft PlayStation 3 edition is receiving new skin and texture packs today. Skin Pack 1 includes a lineup of some... More
  • Blog Post: Minecraft Title Update Hits Consoles

    A new title update has hit the console version of Minecraft. If you haven't played in a while, perhaps these additions and improvements will be enough to lure you back into the blocky world. TU 14 adds new materials such as emerald and nether quartz, while enhancing the overall experience. Have you... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Razer CEO Offers To Help Mojang With Virtual Reality Minecraft

    Update: We spoke with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan about his offer to assist Mojang founder Markus "notch" Persson with a Minecraft VR. While Razer isn't willing to discuss upcoming projects, we did speak briefly about VR and how Razer's work intersects the growing trend. Tan says that Razer... More
  • Blog Post: The Speed Of Light Explained Through Minecraft

    People like Neil deGrasse Tyson are working hard to make learning about science appealing with shows like Cosmos . Others are using video games as a vehicle for education. This video explanation of the speed of light done in Minecraft is an example of one such endeavor. This astrophysics lesson was created... More
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