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Microsoft Minecraft buy: Mojang “as honest as possible”

Microsoft Minecraft buy: Mojang “as honest as possible”

It’s all true - Microsoft has acquired Mojang, the makers of Minecraft. According to Mojang’s Lydia Winters and Owen Hill, "The founders: Notch, Carl, and Jakob are leaving." They go on to note that "We don’t know what they’re planning. It won’t be Minecraft-related but it will probably be cool."

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Microsoft buys Minecraft studio but promises cross-platform

Microsoft buys Minecraft studio but promises cross-platform

Microsoft is buying Minecraft developer Mojang, bringing the team behind the massively popular franchise into Microsoft Studios, and taking over the reins at the game. The deal, which is expected to close in late 2014, is worth a whopping $2.5bn, Microsoft said today; however, those players worried about what this could mean for their favorite block-building game shouldn't worry, it seems.

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Report: Microsoft is about to own Minecraft

Report: Microsoft is about to own Minecraft

You may have not heard of Mojang AB, but you’ve likely heard of their cornerstone product Minecraft. The Swedish Development house behind the super-simple game are reportedly in late stage acquisition discussions with Microsoft. The deal is said to be valued at roughly $2 billion.

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Minecraft for Xbox One lands this Friday

Minecraft for Xbox One lands this Friday

Prepare to kick your imaginations, and thumbs, into high gear this weekend. Minecraft, which never seems to run out of creative and absurd things to be built, will be available on the current gen Xbox One console starting September 5. Players will have their choice of upgrades from the Xbox 360 or purchasing the full game for the first time, directly from Microsoft or later from retailers.

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Minecraft hard drive gets a 4 KB upgrade

Minecraft hard drive gets a 4 KB upgrade

So you've probably heard of the crazy and almost unbelievable project that brought a 1 KB hard drive into Minecraft's build-anything-you-want world. If you've been impressed with that, your jaw might just drop on this one. A new group, represented by a The0JJ in Imgur, has posted what they are claiming as their own Minecraft HDD, this time with an expanded capacity of 4 KB.

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LEGO Minecraft gets bigger: minifigs at last

LEGO Minecraft gets bigger: minifigs at last

The original Minecraft LEGO set arrived all the way back in the year 2012 - we reviewed it at launch. Since then several LEGO Minecraft sets have been released, each of them with super-miniature pieces. As awesome as they’ve been, we’ve still wished for a more natural release with real-deal minifigures to boot. This week we get our wish!

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Very patient Minecraft player recreates 1KB hard drive

Very patient Minecraft player recreates 1KB hard drive

We've heard great stories of people on Minecraft creating incredible masterpieces, from dreamy yet blocky castles to the USS Enterprise. Some, however, really take things to the extreme, like a certain player going by the pseudonym "smellytring" who posted snapshots on Imgur explaining how he or she built a 1 KB, yes kilobyte, hard drive using only the materials and tools that Minecraft bestows.

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Oculus Minecraft again possible as Notch mends socks

Oculus Minecraft again possible as Notch mends socks

The creator and master of Minecraft, Markus "Notch" Persson, is only human. As such, it would appear that his interest (or disinterest) in holding a grudge against Oculus for their Facebook agreement is officially expired, making way for a Minecraft port from source to the world of virtual reality. The beacons have once more been lit.

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Minecraft convention cancelled, organizers disappear with money

Minecraft convention cancelled, organizers disappear with money

The organizers between a big unofficial conference set to take place in New York City in July seem to have pulled off a grand scam, despite their previous proclamation on Twitter of, "PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT A SCAM." The folks behind it cancelled the event at the last minute, promising refunds, only to disappear seemingly without a trace.

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Star Wars Episode IV recreated using Minecraft

Star Wars Episode IV recreated using Minecraft

Star Wars fans revisit the film franchise often, and we’d bet a few of them even play Minecraft. Some recreate scenes from the movie using Minecraft, but one user has gone all out. Rather than create scenes or crowd-source footage using Minecraft, someone has recreated the entire film.

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Minecraft for Xbox One, PS4, and PS3+Vita due August

Minecraft for Xbox One, PS4, and PS3+Vita due August

Minecraft for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita will land in August, alongside the PS3 version, with developer Mojang promising to salve the wait in the process. The game will cost $19.99 on each platform, though buying for PS Vita gets you the PS3 version too - or vice-versa - while those who have already bought Minecraft will be able to upgrade for a smaller amount.

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Mojang’s 10-year safety net

Mojang’s 10-year safety net

The gaming company Mojang made the game Minecraft. Because of this game, primarily, the company is able to make massive amount of profit. This week one of the co-founders of Mojang, Markus "Notch" Persson, made clear that the company is doing so well that they currently have a 10-year safety net.

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