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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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Minecraft now available for free on Raspberry Pi

Minecraft now available for free on Raspberry Pi

Minecraft has been a big hit lately. The pixelated sandbox game has seen millions of downloads on multiple platforms, and today the game is seeing its release on the infamous Raspberry Pi hobbyist board. What's perhaps even better, is that the game will be free to all Raspberry Pi users, which will save you a couple of bucks if you planned to buy it on another platform.

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition title update 7 detailed

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition title update 7 detailed

Minecraft players on Xbox 360 are about to take a pretty significant step up with title update 7. Recently detailed on PlayXBLA.com, title update 7 for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition brings the game up to PC version 1.0.1, so there are plenty of noteworthy additions with this release. Unfortunately, The End won't be featured in title update 7, with players being forced to wait until title update 8 to take on the Ender Dragon.

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Mojang launches Minecraft Reality for iOS

Mojang launches Minecraft Reality for iOS

If you've ever caught yourself wishing that real life was like Minecraft, then boy does Mojang have the app for you. Developed primarily by studio 13th Lab, Minecraft Reality is a new augmented reality iOS app that allows you to drop your most cherished Minecraft creations into the real world. Do you particularly like that towering Pikachu pixel art you made with Minecraft blocks? Why not place it into the real world and see what it would look like if a giant Pikachu invaded New York City?

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Minecraft Xbox 360 gets 55 Halloween skins, proceeds go to charity

Minecraft Xbox 360 gets 55 Halloween skins, proceeds go to charity

Tis the seasons for ghouls, ghasts, and perhaps most importantly, candy. Halloween is right around the corner, and to celebrate, Mojang and 4J studios have released a pack of 55 Halloween-themed skins for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. The skins were put together by a number of different studios, including Mojang, 343 Industries, and Rare.

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Minecraft surpasses Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live activity chart

Minecraft surpasses Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox Live activity chart

When it comes to the Xbox Live activity chart, we're used to seeing some kind of Call of Duty game at the top. This is not an occasional thing either - week after week, you can expect the latest Call of Duty title to rank at number one in terms of Xbox Live activity. These days, however, Minecraft is on the scene, and it has something to say about Call of Duty's continuing dominance.

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