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Minecraft has sold 176 million copies to date

Sure, Grand Theft Auto V still sells millions of copies each year, and Fortnite is one of the fastest rising games of recent memory, but it turns out, Minecraft is still king when it comes to overall sales. As part of Minecraft’s ten year anniversary, Microsoft took the opportunity to …

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Minecraft finally coming to Oculus Rift

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Although an unofficial version of Minecraft – Minecrift – has been available for free download for some time now, the official release of Minecraft for the Oculus Rift is coming next week. Better yet, by the end of the year Touch support will be implemented too, delivering hand tracking to …

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Palmer Luckey and Notch spar over Rift quality

Founder of Oculus VR and the original creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson, have been going back and forth via Twitter, with the latter suggesting that Oculus has fallen behind its main VR headset rival, HTC with its Vive. While Luckey countered, the back and forth shows the heated landscape …

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Microsoft is launching Minecraft: Education Edition

Ever since Microsoft bought Minecraft for $2.5 billion we have wondered what the company planned on doing with it and now, part of its plan has been revealed. Today, Microsoft announced Minecraft Education Edition, a subscription-based version of the game intended for schools. The education edition will launch this Summer …

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Fake Minecraft 2 taken down from App Store

Earlier on in the week, people became largely aware of a fake Minecraft sequel doing the rounds on iOS. This app claimed to be Minecraft: Pocket Edition 2 and actually managed to hit the top ten on the App Store’s top-selling chart. However, after awareness of this scam app was …

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The Shire has been recreated in Minecraft

A team of Minecraft players have banded together over the last year to recreate The Shire from Lord of the Rings. This could be one of the best large-scale building projects ever undertaken in the game, with 25 people contributing to it overall. Images of the map were uploaded to …

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Minecraft could be banned in Turkey

Last month it was reported that the Turkish ministry has begun investigating Minecraft, deeming it as potentially ‘too violent’. The results of the investigation have now been revealed and it turns out that the Turkish Social Policies Ministry does want Minecraft banned. Turkish sites, Hürriyet Daily News and LeaderGamer (Via …

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You can play DOOM and Minecraft on a smartwatch

Smartwatches can already do a lot of things we don’t really need them to do but we’ve never seen them running games before. YouTube user, Corbin Davenport, has managed to get the original DOOM app and Minecraft pocket edition running on his Samsung Gear Live watch, running Android Wear. Yes, …

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Microsoft could be buying Minecraft and Mojang for $2 billion

Minecraft could be gaming’s biggest ever success story. Developed (initially) by one man from a clone of another game, into a massive entertainment product that’s sold millions of copies on multiple platforms, Minecraft also spawned conventions and merchandise and changed pre-ordering and early access forever. And now Microsoft wants in …

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