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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 1, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 1, 2012

Well look at that: one minute we're in the middle of summer, and then October is suddenly here the next. Let's jump into the Evening Wrap-Up, shall we? Today we heard that Apple may begin sending out invitations to its rumored iPad Mini reveal event on October 10, and we were impressed by the leaked specifications for an upcoming BlackBerry 10 phone called Aristo. The Kindle Paperwhite started shipping to excited readers across the country today, and we found out that the Android remote wipe is still roaming around out there.

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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition hits 4 million sales

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition hits 4 million sales

For Mojang, Minecraft is the gift that keeps on giving. Perhaps it would better to call it the cash cow that keeps producing that sweet, sweet money, but whatever you want to call it, it's safe to say that it's one of the most popular indie games ever created. That's evidenced in the latest sales numbers for the Xbox 360 edition: 4 million sales less than 5 months after release. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a success.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

It's Friday once again folks, with most of you already enjoying the weekend. Today, the iPhone 5 launched in 22 additional regions around the world, setting Apple's plan to have it in over 100 countries by the end of the year on track. Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the sad state of Apple Maps today (recommending some other Maps apps in the process), and we took a closer look at his words in a new column. Even more surprising is the fact that the iOS App Store now features a download page specifically for other Maps applications.

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Cube World gets awesome multiplayer trailer

Cube World gets awesome multiplayer trailer

There are a lot of Minecraft clones running around out there, and at first glance, you might be tempted to label Cube World as one of them. The colorful voxel environments are surely reminiscent of Minecraft, but judging from the game's new multiplayer trailer below, that's where the similarities end. Instead of a focus on building, Cube World puts the focus on exploration, combat, and collecting loot, and if that doesn't get you excited, then frankly we don't know what will.

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Minecraft PC version passes 7 million sales

Minecraft PC version passes 7 million sales

Minecraft's popularity just keeps on growing and growing, as Mojang announced today that the PC version of the beloved indie game has passed 7 million sales. Mojang's Daniel Kaplan announced the milestone today through Twitter, saying "More than 7 million minecraft (pc) copies sold!" Not too bad for a game that was started (and mostly developed) by one person.

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Minecraft update 1.3.1 arrives with emeralds and NPC trading

Minecraft update 1.3.1 arrives with emeralds and NPC trading

Minecraft update 1.3.1 has gone live, and we're going to level with you: it sounds pretty awesome. This is easily one of the biggest Minecraft updates we've had since the game officially launched back in November, adding a variety of new things and fixing a number of bugs. Though there's a lot of cool stuff to check out in this update, the biggest change by far is the merging of single player and multiplayer worlds.

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition hits 3 million units sold

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition hits 3 million units sold

We already knew that Minecraft was immensely popular on PC, but it turns out that Minecraft's popularity is not restricted to just one platform: the Xbox 360 version of the game - which has only been available since May 9 - has topped 3 million sales. Mojang founder Markus "Notch" Persson announced the sales milestone via Twitter today, saying "I got told Minecraft for XBLA passed three million sales today!" At this rate, it won't be long before the XBLA version catches up with the PC version, which has sold nearly 6.7 million copies according to Minecraft.net.

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Mojang’s Scrolls game gets real with first trailer

Mojang’s Scrolls game gets real with first trailer

It appears that Mojang's turn-based battle game Scrolls is really, truly about to get off the ground as they've launched their first trailer to the web, complete with gameplay. What you'll see here is a game not unlike a smashing together of Final Fantasy Tactics, Chess, and Pokemon, with a game-board being the center of everything for the next-generation strategy app. You'll find that this game is on the cuff of starting its first closed alpha, with a beta release coming later this year.

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Minecraft LEGO CUUSOO set Review

Minecraft LEGO CUUSOO set Review

It’s finally time for us to take a hands-on look Lego / Mojang / Cuusoo toy you’ve all been waiting for: Minecraft, based on one of the most notorious cult-classic games of all time! This little set was voted in as part of Lego’s Cuusoo system where ideas are pushed by fans and organizations that want their own custom Lego set to be made. Here the folks at Mojang tried their luck with Minecraft with rezounding success. Have a peek at this limited edition set in our hands-on experience below.

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