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Minecraft is coming to the Oculus Rift after all

Back when Facebook originally acquired Oculus, quite a few people took issue with it, one person being Markus Persson, the man behind Minecraft. At the time, Persson cancelled his version of Minecraft for the Oculus Rift but things have changed since then, Mojang has since been sold to Microsoft, Persson …

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Mojang is killing off Scrolls

It looks like Mojang is pulling the plug on Scrolls, its battle card game, which launched some time after Minecraft rocketed in to popularity. Scrolls did not achieve the same level of success as Minecraft did and now it will be shutting down entirely, although the game will continue to …

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Minecraft patch fixes persistent server crashing bug

Mojang has finally patched out a two-year old security bug that would allow people with the know-how to crash Minecraft servers by forcing them out of memory or causing them to freeze. The patch came in response to a blog post written by coder, Ammar Asker. The coder outlined a …

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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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Notch just bought Beverly Hills’ nicest mansion

Suddenly becoming a billionaire overnight must be quite bizarre, as what do you do with that kind of money? But there’s more than a few people that that’s happened to this year. Oddly enough, they’ve been people in the gaming industry, like Oculus VR’s Palmer Luckey and the original creator of …

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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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Notch cancels Oculus Rift Minecraft after acquisition

It’s fair to say that the news about Facebook buying out Oculus, makers of the Rift virtual reality headset, hasn’t been great. Kickstarter backers are mad that they kicked in to a tech startup only to watch its creators become mega-millionaires off of their investments, open source proponents are worried …

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Mojang and Warner Bros might be making a Minecraft movie

With the success of a film about blocks in the Lego franchise, it’s no wonder that studios are already looking to sign up another. According to a Tweet from Minecraft creator, Notch, Warner Bros is looking to make a movie about the sandbox builder game. “Someone is trying leak the …

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Notch debunks Minecraft Wii U rumour

The rumour had a good run but it’s over now, Notch has officially debunked the Minecraft Wii U rumour although, he does agree that the game would be a good fit for the console. A Wii U version isn’t completely off the cards forever but right now Notch and the Minecraft …

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Mojang/Minecraft documentary coming this weekend

2 Player Productions, the same people working with Double Fine on its documentary, are set to release its original creation, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang this weekend, debuting it online on the 22nd December – if the world doesn’t end before then of course. The movie follows Mojang’s founder and …

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