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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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Minecraft Lego set revealed

Minecraft Lego set revealed

There's a cult classic video game out there right now called Minecraft, and if you've ever played this block-tastic adventure of a puzzler, you know it lends itself perfectly to the real world block toy Lego. What's just what hundreds and thousands of Lego and Minecraft fans thought as Minecraft grew in popularity, and through a special "vote them in" program with Lego called Cuusoo, and the developers behind the Minecraft game Mojang are at the helm of the project. What you're seeing here is the first, and perhaps only, Minecraft lego set ever to be produced.

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