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Minecraft developers tease Scrolls, open beta begins June 3

Minecraft developers tease Scrolls, open beta begins June 3

After the success that was Minecraft, the game's developer Mojang is at it again with a new game. However, they're taking a different approach this time around. Instead of making a pixelated sandbox-world title, they're teasing what looks to be a Magic-esque game that has some really good cartoonish graphics. Scrolls, as it's called, has been given a launch date and the public beta is coming next month.

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Sony bribes Minecraft creator with gold PSone

Sony bribes Minecraft creator with gold PSone

It seems Sony really wants Minecraft on its PlayStation platform, all the way to the point that the company is bribing the game's creator, Markus Persson, with a VIP E3 2013 invite and what looks to be a gold-plated PSone console, as well as an original copy of Dungeon Master 2. Persson seems to be laughing it off, though.

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Minecraft creator launches Drop typing game

Minecraft creator launches Drop typing game

Minecraft creator Markus Persson has just launched a new free game called Drop, which tests gamers' typing skills as they type in the corresponding blinking letters that appear on the screen. However, typing in a wrong letter will speed up the game, and going too slow will result in the game being over, so be sure to hone in on your typing skills before getting in on this game.

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Minecraft Creator Markus “Notch” Persson ranks #2 in TIME 100 poll

Minecraft Creator Markus “Notch” Persson ranks #2 in TIME 100 poll

Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, has claimed the #2 position in Time Magazine's "2013 Time 100 Poll". The ranking is based on how influential a person is, making Notch the 2nd most influential person in the world. He garnered 156,694 votes from Time Magazine voters, falling short about 16.5 thousand votes below Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt. Notch did, however, manage to beat out Kim Dotcom for 2nd place by nearly 40,000 votes.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 5, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 5, 2013

Welcome to Friday evening everyone. First up, it seems HTC will be releasing a variation of the HTC First without Facebook Home, and we've a piece on whether you should wait for this handset. Speaking of HTC, it is also rolling out the HTC One Live Experience tour in the US. T-Mobile's iPhone 5 is now up for pre-order (and an update is rolling out), and the iPad's prices have been slashed, hinting that a new model could be on the way.

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Minecraft for PC surpasses 10m in sales

Minecraft for PC surpasses 10m in sales

Back in January, Minecraft developer Mojang announced that total sales for Minecraft reached 15 million. However, we never got to see a breakdown of sales for each platform. Today, however, it's been revealed that the PC version alone has now reached 10 million in sales, and the developer even teased a new feature coming to a future update.

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Minecraft 1.5 Redstone to be released in a couple of weeks

Minecraft 1.5 Redstone to be released in a couple of weeks

Minecraft developer, Jens Bergensten, has just tweeted that the next update for Minecraft, Minecraft 1.5 Redstone, will be released in a couple of weeks. The update will be a major update that brings various optimizations to the game, as well as some great added features. Development for the update began around late November 2012 right after its announcement at MineCon 2012.

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