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Minecraft scale version of the Earth is slowly taking shape

Minecraft scale version of the Earth is slowly taking shape

Even before there were such things as quarantines and shelter-in-place orders, Minecraft players have already been building painstaking recreations of both fictional as well as real-world locations and structures. Now that there is more time available, one can only imagine the out of this world ideas some would come up with. You don't have to travel that far, though, as our very world itself is already a source of inspiration as this new project to create a 1:1 version of the Earth in Minecraft demonstrates.

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Minecraft Dungeons revealed in new 45-minute gameplay preview

Minecraft Dungeons revealed in new 45-minute gameplay preview

Mojang's upcoming Minecraft Dungeons has been delayed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the game is still inbound and we finally have a good idea about what to expect. A new gameplay video shows the first 45-minutes of the upcoming title, giving fans a look at the dungeon crawler's graphics, interface, enemies, fighting style, complexity, and more.

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Minecraft just unlocked free education content as a COVID-19 distraction

Minecraft just unlocked free education content as a COVID-19 distraction

With the COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of things have ground to a halt, including education in some places. Schools in many regions of the world are closed until the worst of the outbreak is over, with some universities and high schools switching to online instruction. In order to help keep the wheels of education turning, Mojang and Microsoft have launched a free collection of educational content for Minecraft on the Minecraft Marketplace.

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Minecraft Festival in September postponed until next year

Minecraft Festival in September postponed until next year

Many companies and organizers are calling off events left and right due to ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Some, like the SXSW Festival next week, insists on pushing through despite how major participants like Apple and HBO are pulling out over health concerns. Just hours before it would have opened ticket sales, Minecraft has postponed its first-ever Minecraft Festival until next year. That despite the event not even happening until later in September.

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First-ever Minecraft Festival announced, revives Minecon

First-ever Minecraft Festival announced, revives Minecon

You know a franchise has become big when it has its own convention with dozens if not hundreds of attendees. Minecon, or MINECON as fans would shout from the top of their lungs, has been going on eight years. 2017 saw it move from a real-world gathering to what some might view as a less exciting live stream. This year, however, Mojang, which happens to be owned by Microsoft these days, is bringing it back but with a twist. Instead of just a conference, Minecon will actually just be one part of a newer and bigger Minecraft Festival.

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Walmart bundles Xbox One S with Minecraft, V-Bucks, Xbox Live Gold

Walmart bundles Xbox One S with Minecraft, V-Bucks, Xbox Live Gold

Walmart has launched a new relatively cheap Xbox One S 1TB console bundle that includes three games, one of which is free, as well as extra perks on top of it like V-Bucks and a long free Xbox Live Gold trial. This is the slim digital-only version of the Xbox One console, meaning it doesn't have a disc drive and can only be used with digitally downloaded games, music, and movies.

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Harry Potter RPG built entirely in Minecraft is years in the making

Harry Potter RPG built entirely in Minecraft is years in the making

Minecraft is one of those strokes of genius that may have left you wondering what took so long for someone to make it. Its open-world platform has become the home for many virtual worlds, including those that tie into some existing franchise. Sometimes that becomes an official promo but, most of the time, it takes the collective effort of fans to recreate a familiar universe in the blocky world. That's exactly what is now about to burst to the public with an unofficial Harry Potter RPG that puts all the iconic places and objects of the fictional world in Minecraft.

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Minecraft cross-play finally lands on PS4 tomorrow

Minecraft cross-play finally lands on PS4 tomorrow

It's been a long wait, but cross-play is finally coming to the PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft. Microsoft says that tomorrow, the PlayStation 4 Edition of Minecraft will begin updating to the Bedrock Edition, and once that update is complete, those on PS4 will be able to play with friends on other platforms.

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Minecraft Realms Plus monthly subscription service is now available

Minecraft Realms Plus monthly subscription service is now available

Minecraft Realms, the game's monthly subscription service, is dead. Here to replace it is the similar Minecraft Realms Plus, the new monthly subscription service that gives players access to their own private server, as well as Minecraft Marketplace content and more. The subscription service is now live for players who want to sign up.

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Minecraft Dungeons release date and Xbox Game Pass details revealed

Minecraft Dungeons release date and Xbox Game Pass details revealed

Today at XO19, Microsoft and Mojang brought some new information about the dungeon crawler adventure by the name of Minecraft Dungeons. This game is like Diablo 4 in an alternate universe. Inside the Minecraft Universe, players will explore many different environments with a real boxy sort of base. This system will be available inside 2020.

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Minecraft Earth early access just launched in the USA

Minecraft Earth early access just launched in the USA

Today the game Minecraft Earth was released in "early access" mode for the United States. This game uses GPS location information and allows users the ability to play a version of Minecraft wherever they may roam. Augmented reality and item searching show the game to be in a vein very similar to that of Pokemon GO, and it's ready to roll now in the USA.

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Minecraft Earth Early Access available now in the UK and more countries

Minecraft Earth Early Access available now in the UK and more countries

The success of Pokemon GO opened up a new mobile gaming market that many want to cash in on. But as the reception of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite proved, not even developer Niantic Labs itself is always able to replicate that success. Many have tried to use that same collection and location-based formula and almost all have failed. Microsoft-owned Mojang is now also trying to get its and your feet wet with Minecraft Earth and it is now making its unique spin available in nine more locations around the world.

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