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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 11, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 11, 2013

Well folks, after a long week, we're back from CES 2013. We covered a lot of stuff during our time there, and while you can find all of our coverage by navigating to our CES portal, we've also put together a few wrap-ups that bring together the most impressive of what we saw. First up for the day was our PC and Windows 8 wrap-up, which was shortly followed by our Android CES wrap-up, and then finally our gaming wrap-up. Considering the massive amount of news that came out of CES, you might be thinking that the number of wrap-ups seems a little low. You'd be right - we've got more wrap-ups coming this weekend, so sit back and watch as we recap all of the biggest stories to hit during the show.

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Minecraft sales top 15 million in 2012

Minecraft sales top 15 million in 2012

We already knew that sales for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition came in over the 5 million mark for 2012, but today we're getting a broader picture of the sales the franchise managed last year. Mojang has shared a list of Christmas Day stats for all versions of Minecraft, and in doing so, the company has also revealed how many sales each version brought in throughout 2012. Needless to say, the numbers for each impress, while the final tally for the franchise in general is pretty staggering.

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Minecraft XBLA sales reach 5 million in 2012

Minecraft XBLA sales reach 5 million in 2012

Minecraft has undoubtedly taken the gaming world by storm -- it's unique gameplay elements have made it a popular choice among casual gamers all around the world. It turns out that as of December 31, 2012, Minecraft sales in the Xbox Live Arcade store alone reached 5 million during 2012, according to the game's developer for Xbox 360.

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Borderlands 2 declared Raptr’s most played new game of the year

Borderlands 2 declared Raptr’s most played new game of the year

Borderlands 2 was undoubtedly one of the biggest games of the year, and now game tracking service Raptr is giving it all sorts of year-end awards. According to Raptr, Borderlands 2 was the Most Played New Game of the Year among its tracked players, which isn't surprising considering it's such a blast to play with friends. Borderlands 2 also took home Raptr's "No Bathroom Break" and "Most Played Long-Awaited Sequel."

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition title update 7 detailed

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition title update 7 detailed

Minecraft players on Xbox 360 are about to take a pretty significant step up with title update 7. Recently detailed on PlayXBLA.com, title update 7 for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition brings the game up to PC version 1.0.1, so there are plenty of noteworthy additions with this release. Unfortunately, The End won't be featured in title update 7, with players being forced to wait until title update 8 to take on the Ender Dragon.

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Minecon Paris attracts thousands of Minecraft fans

Minecon Paris attracts thousands of Minecraft fans

It continues to be a surprise to me that the blocky video game Minecraft has proven to be so incredibly popular. The game is available on the PC and can be had on the Xbox 360 and a number of smartphones and other devices. The game isn't what you would typically expect of an insanely successful franchise with purposefully crude graphics combined with a play style is only limited by the player's imagination.

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Mojang launches Minecraft Reality for iOS

Mojang launches Minecraft Reality for iOS

If you've ever caught yourself wishing that real life was like Minecraft, then boy does Mojang have the app for you. Developed primarily by studio 13th Lab, Minecraft Reality is a new augmented reality iOS app that allows you to drop your most cherished Minecraft creations into the real world. Do you particularly like that towering Pikachu pixel art you made with Minecraft blocks? Why not place it into the real world and see what it would look like if a giant Pikachu invaded New York City?

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 26, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening, everyone. Today was a pretty big day in the world of tech, with both Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface launching and the iPad mini going up for pre-order. Microsoft was actually handing out £50 coupons to the Microsoft Store for giving those in the UK who pre-ordered a Surface conflicting messages about when it will ship, and the company even managed launch Xbox Smartglass for Android alongside Surface and Windows. Microsoft said it will be giving Windows 8 Pro users a free upgrade to Media Center, while Steven Sinofsky talked up the company's new products, managing to get a couple of shots in at Apple at the same time.

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