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Minecraft on the Wii U: Too little too late

Minecraft on the Wii U: Too little too late

Minecraft is the sort of game that we'll only see once in a lifetime. It was originally created by a single guy, and has gone on to be the single best-selling PC game of all time. In fact, it very well could overthrow Tetris and Wii Sports as the best-selling video game of all time. The game has been sold on nearly every imaginable platform, except the one that makes the most sense (besides the PC). Today, it was announced that the game would finally be coming to the Wii U.

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Nintendo confirms Minecraft: Wii U Edition, release date revealed

Nintendo confirms Minecraft: Wii U Edition, release date revealed

Just over a month ago it was hinted that the hit game Minecraft was finally coming Nintendo's Wii U console, one of the few platforms not to have a version of the title. A listing for the game was discovered on the website for PEGI, Europe's game ratings association, and scheduled for the next day was one of Nintendo's Direct livestream announcements, making it easy to believe an announcement was inbound. Well, Nintendo said nothing about Minecraft at the time, but now they've confirmed the game is coming to Wii U, even sharing the release date.

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Verizon built a cellphone in Minecraft that actually works

Verizon built a cellphone in Minecraft that actually works

Minecraft has sparked a creativity revolution that has taken the Internet by storm, from "to scale" replicas of behemoth starships to fan-made tributes to fictional worlds to faithful recreations of the simplest computers in the world. But perhaps none have gone so far and so advanced than Verizon, who has just revealed that it made a cellphone in Minecraft. And it's not just any ordinary, gigantic representation of a cellphone. It's actually one that lets you browse the web and, if really needed, make a video call.

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Dockercraft lets you manage containers in pixelized blocks

Dockercraft lets you manage containers in pixelized blocks

Among software geeks, Docker has become quite the buzzword. In essence, it's a tool that lets software developers package up their apps for testing on their personal computer and then deploy it to the actual production machine without having to worry about the difference between the two machines. Among the other type of geeks, the gaming types, Minecraft has been and is still the hype, allowing people to create anything, even reimplemented basic computers from scratch. So what better way to combine the best of both worlds than with a Docker Minecraft implementation.

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Minecraft coming to hour of code to get students into computer science

Minecraft coming to hour of code to get students into computer science

Certainly one of the most popular and successful games out there for consoles, mobile devices, and PCs is Minecraft. Microsoft, Mojang AB, and Code.org have now announced that a Minecraft coding tutorial for students and educators will be created for the third annual Hour of Code campaign. The goal of the Hour of Code campaign is to introduce players to basic coding using the Minecraft environment.

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Minecraft tipped to make Wii U debut

Minecraft tipped to make Wii U debut

It looks like the mega-popular game Minecraft is about to make its debut on a new platform: Nintendo's Wii U. A listing for the game has been found on the website for PEGI, the video game ratings association for Europe, complete with a release date of November 12th, which happens to be today. While it's not clear if the latest version of Minecraft really will be available in the next few hours, what is scheduled for today is a Nintendo Direct livestream announcement.

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Minecraft: Story Mode trailer arrives ahead of event

Minecraft: Story Mode trailer arrives ahead of event

Telltale Games announced yesterday that it will be holding a world premiere event for its upcoming Minecraft: Story Mode game in Hollywood on October 12, a little over a week away. The event will be held at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome, says the company, with Mojang of course taking part. Tickets don’t cost anything, but you’ll have to email Telltale Games at minecraftpremiere to get details on how to attend. There will be limited seating, of course, so don’t delay if you’re really excited about it.

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Minecraft VR release for Oculus Rift official

Minecraft VR release for Oculus Rift official

It HAD to happen - the official virtual reality launch of Minecraft, coming to Oculus Rift first. This version of Minecraft will come this spring (2016) to Windows 10 devices for Oculus Rift. You'll need one to use the other. This release was inevitable, as it were, as John Carmack took to Twitter to digitally high-five the originator of the Minecraft universe, Markus "Notch" Persson. There the the chief technology officer suggested that "it all worked out in the end", allowing us some insight into the creation process.

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Minecraft: Story Mode hits PS4, Xbox One on October 13

Minecraft: Story Mode hits PS4, Xbox One on October 13

Good news for fans of either Minecraft or the excellent narrative titles from developer Telltale Games, as the latter's Minecraft: Story Mode is now confirmed to see release on Tuesday, October 13th. While Mojang's Minecraft proper is well-known around the world, its sandbox-style gameplay means there's no real narrative for players. Telltale Games changes that, adding a detailed storyline to the universe across five episodes, much like how the developer released the critically acclaimed Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us games.

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Minecraft 0.12.1 update brings multiplayer cross-platform action

Minecraft 0.12.1 update brings multiplayer cross-platform action

Minecraft fans listen up, a big update is coming and you will love it. The update will bring the incredibly popular game for all ages to version 0.12.1 and will add in some new features that fans have wanted for a very long time. These new features are coming to Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta and Minecraft: Pocket Edition.

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New Minecraft edition free for Windows 10 users

New Minecraft edition free for Windows 10 users

If you're a PC user, you likely already know that Microsoft's Windows 10 is now available, and it's a free upgrade for those already running Windows 7 or 8. Microsoft has been working hard for the last few months to make upgrading seem as appealing and painless as possible, but now it's relying on its acquisition of Mojang, the makers of Minecraft, for one last-ditch effort. Those who already own Minecraft and have purchased or upgraded to Windows 10 are now eligible to get the latest update for Minecraft for free.

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Ronald McDonald to direct Minecraft movie

Ronald McDonald to direct Minecraft movie

Wait a second, you might be saying, did the new Minecraft movie get the head of a fast-food franchise to direct? Not really. Sort of - but not really. Instead, they got the character Ronald McDonald, otherwise known as "Mac" from the TV show "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" to direct their film. More accurately, they got the creator of the series, who is also that same actor, Rob McElhenney, to direct the Minecraft movie. This is big news, guys, this is huuuge news.

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