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Minecraft was not hacked but user passwords phished

Minecraft was not hacked but user passwords phished

Given the recent rash of Internet security breaches, you'd think that users would be more careful about their online accounts and passwords. Apparently not so. In fact, according to a recent report, "123456" is still the most popular password around. That same disregard for security, or maybe just laziness, has resulted in as much as 1,800 Minecraft accounts, including their passwords, to be compromised. It might be too easy to presume that Minecraft's servers have been hacked, but apparently, it was all the result of a phishing scam.

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition was Christmas Day’s top grossing iOS app

Minecraft: Pocket Edition was Christmas Day’s top grossing iOS app

It's expected for some of the most popular apps for Apple's iPhone and iPad to get a boost in sales around Christmas. Whether it's people taking advantage of holiday discounts or redeeming gift cards, Christmas is a good time to have a popular app listed high on the download charts. But this year, one paid app in particular made the most money across the entire iOS platform on Christmas Day: Minecraft: Pocket Edition. That the $7 game did so well is no doubt a success for developer Mojang and new franchise owners Microsoft.

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Scrolls launched: Minecraft creators take a whole new road

Scrolls launched: Minecraft creators take a whole new road

Unless you follow the company Mojang very closely, you haven't likely heard that these creators of the ultra-popular Minecraft series have created another video game. This game goes by the name Scrolls, and it's ready to take on the world via Android tablets, Mac computers, and PCs. This is a massive title taking a rather different direction from Minecraft, creating a hybrid title that takes "the best bits of card and board games" to create an addictive machine the likes of which you've never seen before.

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Official Minecraft released to Windows Phone market

Official Minecraft released to Windows Phone market

At long last, Windows Phone devices have their Minecraft. The official Minecraft, the one named Minecraft Pocket Edition, not one of the (many) knock-offs available on the market already. Here we see the fruits of Mojang being purchased by Microsoft at last. Here we see Minecraft Pocket Edition come to life on all three of the world's biggest mobile platforms, finally. Of course having been on iOS and Android for several years now and Windows Phone less than a day is a significant difference, but we're all here together now in the present, nonetheless!

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Microsoft formally completes $2.5B purchase of Minecraft & Mojang

Microsoft formally completes $2.5B purchase of Minecraft & Mojang

Microsoft's Xbox division head Phil Spencer took to Twitter this week to announce the company had officially completed its purchase of open-world Lego simulator Minecraft, along with its developer Mojang. The acquisition was first announced in September for $2.5 billion, and now Microsoft is "excited for the possibilities ahead w/the Minecraft community," wrote Spencer.

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Microsoft to “break even” with Minecraft in 1 year

Microsoft to “break even” with Minecraft in 1 year

Let not a single person speak badly of the people at Microsoft who signed the deal to acquire Mojang this year. Though they’ve agreed to pay $2.5 billion dollars for the developer group and the game Minecraft, they "expect the acquisition to be a break-even in FY15 on a GAAP basis."

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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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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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Minecraft for Wii U currently not in the cards: Markus Persson

Minecraft for Wii U currently not in the cards: Markus Persson

Minecraft creator Markus Persson this weekend indicated that the game will not be available on Wii U anytime soon. He cited a heavy workload on existing projects as the reason for the lack of a forthcoming Wii U incarnation. He did not dismiss the idea altogether for the long term, however.

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Minecraft Mash-ups begin with Mass Effect for Xbox 360

Minecraft Mash-ups begin with Mass Effect for Xbox 360

This week the folks a Mojang have announced a collaboration of epic scale - the first Xbox 360 downloadable update, utilizing the Mass Effect gaming environment for a fully-boxy adventure. This update is called Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Mass Effect Mash-Up. This game works in collaboration with Microsoft Studios, Xbox Live Arcade, and 4J Studios - and the full details of the game are not yet out on the block. What you will be able to see is a set of cinematic effects not necessarily representative of the actual final bit of gameplay - we'll see that soon enough.

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Minecraft headed to PlayStation 4: Notch-gifted Golden PSOne a success

Minecraft headed to PlayStation 4: Notch-gifted Golden PSOne a success

As the multi-platform gaming title Minecraft continues to expand in popularity with web browser, mobile, and console-based block-building action, today Sony announced the continuation of the title for PlayStation 4. This game will not be entirely exclusive to the console, coming in a Minecraft: Xbox One Edition from Mojang Studios with the launch of the Xbox One this holiday season, but it will have unique content. As it is with the developed-in-part-with-Microsoft Minecraft for Xbox One, so too shall the Sony-aimed Minecraft, ready for release by the time the console is out in stores: November 15th, 2013.

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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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