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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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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 release approaches

Minecraft Lego release approaches

This summer we're about to see the release of the one and only Minecraft Lego set courtesy of their new program by the name of CUUSOO. With this program, fans and organizations alike are asked to create their own lego sets - or prospective lego sets as it stands - and submit them to the CUUSOO system. If they're accepted at first, they're then voted upon by the public, and if they are voted up enough, like this Minecraft set has, they're set for release!

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Mojang’s Minecraft eclipses 25 million downloads

Mojang’s Minecraft eclipses 25 million downloads

On the cusp of being made into a Lego-branded video game along with an exclusive console port to the Xbox 360, Minecraft has some pretty impressive numbers to brag about. The indie game that started out with a small budget and big dreams has now grossed more than $80 million in sales, with more than 25 million downloads of the game triggered since its inception. That's quite a community.

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition announced

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition announced

This week the folks at Microsoft Studios have let the world know that they'll be officially unveiling the inner workings of a brand new version of Mincraft this week: one made specifically for the Xbox 360! This edition of the game is set to have a release date announcement this Thursday as well as a more expanded vision for how and with what controls you'll be unleashing your Minecraft skills galore. This game is going to be an official Xbox 360 exclusive and will have unique elements only activated in this build.

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Sony lets you unleash Minecraft anywhere

Sony lets you unleash Minecraft anywhere

Fans of the popular video game Minecraft can now unleash the pickaxing fun on any website, thanks to Sony. The company has created a bookmarklet called Minecraft Anywhere that scales down the game for the web browser and allows it to be opened on top of any website. It gives the effect of digging into a web page to reveal its layers of dirt and creepers.

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Mojang granted use of “Scrolls” name by Bethesda

Mojang granted use of “Scrolls” name by Bethesda

Mojang, the company behind wildly popular game Minecraft, were being sued by Bethesda Softworks over the title of Mojang’s next game, titled “Scrolls”. Bethesda argued that the title was too similar to “The Elder Scrolls”, and a legal tumble followed. Soon after, Notch, the head of Mojang, declared that Bethesda and Mojang should settle their differences with a Quake 3 tournament, the winner taking the “Scrolls” name.

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