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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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Call of Duty unsurprising tops Xbox Live activity list for 2012

Call of Duty unsurprising tops Xbox Live activity list for 2012

Many gamers played a bunch of different games on Xbox Live throughout 2012, but there are a handful of titles that obviously rise above the rest in terms of activity. Today Microsoft's Major Nelson released a list of the top 20 Xbox Live titles of 2012, and we're seeing some entries that are predictable and others that are somewhat surprising. Care to guess which game landed at the top of the list?

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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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