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Minecraft on Windows 10 to get Oculus Rift support very soon

Minecraft on Windows 10 to get Oculus Rift support very soon

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Minecraft Windows 10 Edition beta, with it having first been released in late July 2015. Thousands of bugs have been squashed in the months since, among other things, and the future looks brighter than ever. As part of that future, and building upon what we heard last year, Microsoft has announced that Oculus Rift support will be added to the Windows 10 Edition of Minecraft in the next few weeks. The support will arrive as part of a free update.

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Microsoft opens up Minecraft AI research tool to the public

Microsoft opens up Minecraft AI research tool to the public

What started out as a rather simple, open-ended sandbox and survival game has turned into something more than what creater Markus "Notch" Persson probably imagined. Although Minecraft remains a virtual world where people can let their creativity run wild, it has also become a tool that can be used for the common good. In addition to using Minecraft for educational purposes, Microsoft has also turned it into a research tool. Project Malmo, formerly called Project AIX, uses Minecraft's open world for artificial intelligence research and is now available as open source for everyone to use.

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Piper Review : DIY computer in a box (with Minecraft)

Piper Review : DIY computer in a box (with Minecraft)

Over the past couple of weeks we've been having a go at Piper, a DIY computer project. This project uses open source plans, hardware, and software to make an awesome learning and playing experience for people of all ages. While much of this project is aimed at kids, the entire process can be 100% enjoyable and fruitful for creators of any age.

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Minecraft Pokemon FireRed is all sorts of awesome and insane

Minecraft Pokemon FireRed is all sorts of awesome and insane

We've seen all sorts of sometimes near-impossible feats of creativity produced inside the blocky world of Minecraft. The fact that the virtual world doesn't provide you with all the tools and sophisticated machinery to make those things only makes the feat even more impressive. We've seen replicas of low bit computers and even a working cellphone (with video chat even!). But none of those, perhaps, match the insanity of implementing the GameBoy Advance Pokemon Fire Red game inside Minecraft, like what Redditor Requag and company have accomplished. It's gameception, Minecraft style!

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Minecraft movie finally gets a premiere date

Minecraft movie finally gets a premiere date

Given Minecraft's influence in pop culture, particularly in gaming, it isn't really a surprise that it's getting a movie of its own. After all, almost every major video game franchise has a full-length film to its name, live action or otherwise. Some even have two, in case the first failed. So yes, the Minecraft movie is a real thing and now it even has a real date. Mojang reveals on its site that the film will be released on May 24, 2019, in regular, 3D, and IMAX theaters.

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Minecraft ‘Friendly Update’ brings cross-platform play to Pocket and Win 10

Minecraft ‘Friendly Update’ brings cross-platform play to Pocket and Win 10

Mojang has just announced the release of Minecraft update 0.15 for the Windows 10 and Pocket editions. Also known as 'The Friendly Update,' the arrival marks the start of cross-platform multiplayer support for Pocket and Windows 10, as well as Realms. With the new cross-platform play, gamers using either edition can play with their friends even if they’re not using the same version.

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Minecraft Education Edition enters beta for teachers

Minecraft Education Edition enters beta for teachers

Microsoft's attempt at turning Minecraft into an educational tool will finally debut this September in form of Minecraft: Education Edition. However, the beta has just been opened for teachers, giving them the chance to try out the game's new features (as well as the game itself, if they're not too familiar), and figure out how to incorporate it into their lesson plans.

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Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.15 dubbed the Friendly Update

Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.15 dubbed the Friendly Update

Mojang has just announced the beta release of version 0.15 of Minecraft Pocket Edition for Android, iOS, and Windows 10. But while the game maker, now owned by Microsoft, is mostly spilling all the beans about the update, it has fiendishly dropped a morsel that fans will be chewing while they wait for the final release. Mojang has christened the upcoming update as "The Friendly Update", but leaves that friendliness as a matter of speculation for players to fight over.

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Minecraft Pocket and Windows 10 Editions get pistons galore

Minecraft Pocket and Windows 10 Editions get pistons galore

While Minecraft has undergone many changes over the years, the core focus of the game has remained the same. It's still a building game first, and everything else is secondary. Well soon you'll have some new tools to create even more interesting things in the Windows 10 and Pocket Editions of the game.

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Minecraft hits the 100 million sales milestone

Minecraft hits the 100 million sales milestone

Do you play Minecraft? You’re certainly not alone if you do. According to Mojang, the company has sold an average of 53,000 copies of Minecraft everyday so far in 2016, and it has officially reached (and exceeded) the 100 million sales milestone since first launching. To help put that massive number in perspective, Mojang says that if you were to take everyone who has purchased Minecraft and put them together in the same country, it would be the 12th most populous nation in the world.

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Minecraft cracks down on brand promos (by banning them)

Minecraft cracks down on brand promos (by banning them)

Minecraft maker Mojang has banned servers and mods that exist only to promote a product that is unrelated to Minecraft itself. In a statement today, Mojang’s Owen Hill said that the existence of such promos “doesn’t feel right, or more importantly, fun.” As such, Mojang has updated its Commercial Usage Guidelines with a new section, doing so while reassuring users that it won’t “affect the usual server and video monetization.”

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Minecraft gets Hunger Games-style Battle mode

Minecraft gets Hunger Games-style Battle mode

Minecraft started out as such a simple game. You'd spawn into a world, and you'd need to find resources to build a shelter to ride out the night in. Then you'd work on building bigger and better structures until you got tired of it. These days, there's more to do than any of us could have imagined back when the game was originally released in alpha, back in 2010.

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