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New Xbox One S bundles include Rocket League, Minecraft, and Halo

New Xbox One S bundles include Rocket League, Minecraft, and Halo

We're still in the midst of October, but the holiday shopping season will soon be here, and Microsoft has gotten an early jump on things for those planning on buying an Xbox One this year. The company has announced four new console bundles that include a popular game and its DLC or other digital content, along with a white 500GB Xbox One S and a wireless controller.

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Minecraft Servers Halloween begins with spooky details!

Minecraft Servers Halloween begins with spooky details!

This week the folks in charge of Mincecraft Servers have revealed the Halloween Spectacular in full. This event will pour over the online version of Minecraft, taking over the Minecraft Servers universe as it does so. This update will have spooky effects in servers hosted by Mineplex, InPvP, and Lifeboat from now until Halloween.

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Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition bundle arrives: 1TB console, Creeper controller

Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition bundle arrives: 1TB console, Creeper controller

The previously announced limited edition Xbox One S Minecraft bundle is now available to buy for $399.99 USD. The bundle features a 1TB Xbox One S console alongside a special 'Creeper' controller that has a unique look you're not going to find elsewhere. The controller isn't the only thing getting decked out with a blocky, pixelated design, though.

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Minecraft’s biggest update ever (happens today)

Minecraft’s biggest update ever (happens today)

Today is the biggest day in Minecraft history - if you don't count that one time the game went mobile. This is the first day when cross-platform play is live for all major Minecraft platforms. That means that Minecraft on Xbox One, Minecraft Mobile, Minecraft VR, and Minecraft for Windows 10 are all in the same universe. As Microsoft said in a release today, "Say goodbye to 'Minecraft: Xbox One Edition' or 'Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition' and hello to a universal 'Minecraft!'"

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The Oregon Trail returns to schools in Minecraft: Education Edition

The Oregon Trail returns to schools in Minecraft: Education Edition

Many kids who attended school in the 1980s and 1990s will probably have fond memories of The Oregon Trail. An educational game meant to show children what life was like for the 19th century Pioneer family traveling the trail to the US west coast, The Oregon Trail is something of a legendary game these days. Though it's received number remakes throughout the years, The Oregon Trail will soon get a new lease on life with schoolchildren, and it's all thanks to Minecraft.

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Minecraft for New Nintendo 3DS now available: get it in the eShop

Minecraft for New Nintendo 3DS now available: get it in the eShop

Nintendo has just announced the availability of Minecraft for its new 3DS systems, saying it is available for anyone to get via the company's eShop. The news came as a surprise to everyone, and was joined by a slew of other announcements, some more exciting than others. This marks the latest console upon which Mojang's wildly popular product has launched.

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Minecraft Xbox One special edition console leaks ahead of Gamescom

Minecraft Xbox One special edition console leaks ahead of Gamescom

Germany's Gamescom event — the European equivalent of E3 — will be kicking off later today with Microsoft's press conference, allowing them to be first with their big video game announcements. Along with new details on the Xbox One X, it appears a Minecraft-themed limited edition console will be one of their big reveals.

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Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 Episode 2 arrives this month

Minecraft: Story Mode Season 2 Episode 2 arrives this month

Telltale Games has announced that Minecraft: Story Mode - Season Two's second episode will be available starting this month. The company made the announcement earlier today, also saying that it will be launching Minecraft: Story Mode - The Complete Adventure for the Nintendo Switch the end of this month, doing so as both a physical cartridge and as a digital download.

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Minecraft Better Together beta begins today

Minecraft Better Together beta begins today

During E3 2017, Microsoft made a huge announcement for Minecraft. The company revealed that all Minecraft players would soon be able to join together on multiplayer servers, regardless of platform (for the most part). The update that will enable this functionality is called "Better Together," and today, that update enters into beta.

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Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition update adds one big feature

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition update adds one big feature

If you're like me and you found yourself purchasing Minecraft for the 197th time when it launched on Nintendo Switch, then you'll be pleased to know that it's getting a new update today. For the most part, the update offers the standard bug fixes and optimizations. There are a few additional features of note, including one really big feature that will definitely get a lot of players excited.

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Minecraft on consoles get Mini Game Heroes, continuing updates

Minecraft on consoles get Mini Game Heroes, continuing updates

While still waiting whether Minecraft will ever officially be on an augmented reality platform, Microsoft HoloLens or otherwise, console players can bid their time with some new features designed specifically for their largely unmovable (save for the Switch) boxes. From new skins to new UIs, the Mojang uses the update to reassure certain Console Edition owners that they won't be abandoned when being Better Together isn't exactly better for them.

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Minecraft AR hints at what possible with Apple ARKit

Minecraft AR hints at what possible with Apple ARKit

Next to Super Mario Bros., Minecraft is now perhaps the most "repurposed" game in the market, owing to how easily it can be ported to different platforms and new uses cases. So it isn't exactly surprising to have seen it make its way to virtual reality or, in this case, augmented reality. It is, however, almost ironic that "Minecraft AR", which Microsoft owns, would be available first on Apple's soon to be released ARKit platform. It's unofficial, of course, but it already shows how it has the potential to be more accessible this way.

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