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Minecraft Aquatic update Phase One arrives with a ton of new items

Minecraft Aquatic update Phase One arrives with a ton of new items

The first phase ("Phase One") of the Minecraft Aquatic Update has been released, Mojang has announced. The update is called Phase One due to the update's planned two-part release. The first phase -- the one out right now -- is for the Xbox One and Windows 10, as well as Windows Mixed Reality devices and the Oculus Rift.

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Minecraft Nintendo Switch Bedrock update brings cross-play support

Minecraft Nintendo Switch Bedrock update brings cross-play support

It is almost ironic to think that it was after Microsoft acquired Minecraft and its developers that the popular voxel sandbox game exploded into more platforms and use cases. From mobile to rival consoles to education to AI research, Minecraft has become both a game and a learning tool for anyone and everyone. Continuing that "Minecraft everywhere" spirit, the Nintendo Switch Edition of Minecraft will finally get its "Better Together" cross-play feature in the Bedrock update schedule for next month.

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Minecraft won’t update for Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U after “Acquatic”

Minecraft won’t update for Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii U after “Acquatic”

Minecraft is available on a truly impressive number of platforms, but it won't be long now before Mojang and Microsoft drop some of them from their update schedule. Though there was some question as to whether or not Minecraft's incoming Update Aquatic would make it to legacy consoles, Microsoft has confirmed that it will. Unfortunately, this will be the last significant update we'll see for many of those older platforms, so those playing on them should prepare for the end.

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Minecraft gets Mixer interactive live streaming, Mixed Reality features

Minecraft gets Mixer interactive live streaming, Mixed Reality features

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, even single-player or solo games need no longer be a solitary activity. From leaderboards to gameplay footage to live streaming, gaming today has become more social than ever before. When Microsoft acquired Beam, which it has renamed into Mixer, it wanted to introduce a new type of social gaming activity: interactive broadcasting. Now Microsoft is bringing Mixer to Minecraft in order to add a whole new element and challenge to the sandbox game: your viewers.

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Minecraft getting Update Aquatic, graphics upgrade in 2018

Minecraft getting Update Aquatic, graphics upgrade in 2018

The Minecraft-focused MineCon Earth event was held this weekend, and it saw Microsoft and developer Mojang make a couple of big announcements regarding changes and upgrades coming to the massively popular game. The first was the reveal of The Update Aquatic as the next big addition to Minecraft, along with the unfortunate news that the previously announced graphics update and cross-platform multiplayer on the Switch were being delayed until 2018.

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Stranger Things Season 2 Minecraft crossover LIVE

Stranger Things Season 2 Minecraft crossover LIVE

This morning you can watch the entirety of the Stranger Things Season 2 trailer in Minecraft form. In addition, the whole Stranger Things crew is available as a skin pack in Minecraft. And it's entirely terrifying and fun and super spooky. Sadly there is not yet a Minecraft-based Stranger Things World - but we can cross our fingers and hope! Imagine the Nether turned into the Upside-Down - what a wasted opportunity!

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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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