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Minecraft updates on Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, and Wii U come to an end

Minecraft updates on Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, and Wii U come to an end

At this point, Minecraft seems like one of those evergreen games that isn't going anywhere, but today the journey is coming to an end for some folks playing on older consoles. 4J Studios, which has handled porting and maintenance duties on Minecraft for a variety of platforms, has announced that work has wrapped on the Xbox 360, PS Vita, Wii U, and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.

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Minecraft 1.8 update brings pandas, stray cats, bamboo, and more

Minecraft 1.8 update brings pandas, stray cats, bamboo, and more

Minecraft has been updated to version 1.8, bringing a bunch of new features, updated templates, functions, a few experimental gameplay changes, and more. Players will, for example, find that stray cats now spawn in villages and can be tamed using fish. As previously promised, the game also now features pandas that spawn in jungles and bamboo will now appear in some chests.

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Netflix releases Minecraft: Story Mode interactive kids show

Netflix releases Minecraft: Story Mode interactive kids show

Netflix has released Telltale Games' Minecraft: Story Mode interactive episodic series for kids. The show, as with Puss in Boots: Trapped in an Epic Tale before it, enables viewers to get involved in the story by clicking to choose what comes next. The platform has released the first three episodes of Season 1 and will release the final two next month.

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Cyber Monday 2018: The best tech and gadget deals in a simple list

Cyber Monday 2018: The best tech and gadget deals in a simple list

Today we've gone through deals online for electronics and filtered out the duds. The following list is comprised of the deals that make sense. These are the electronics we've found with prices cut from their normal average points to levels that are genuinely good. That is to say their prices are better than normal, if not downright surprisingly low.

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Minecraft for Apple TV support ends due to low demand

Minecraft for Apple TV support ends due to low demand

Microsoft has ended support for Minecraft on Apple TV, the news having quietly been provided to device owners last month. The change only recently caught the public attention, revealing that Microsoft will no longer support or update the Apple TV version of Minecraft. However, the game does remain playable on the system, and there's a limited refund option.

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Minecraft MINECON Earth 2018: Pillagers, pandas, new Dungeons game

Minecraft MINECON Earth 2018: Pillagers, pandas, new Dungeons game

Just like any other hit game, Minecraft's hype has died down a bit over time. But unlike most other hit games, its scope continues to expand, both within the game as well as into other areas developers Mojang may have never imagined it would go. At its annual MINECON gathering, the company announced what's coming next to the beloved voxel-based sandbox survival game. Including one that takes out the sandbox and turns Minecraft into what is probably its most logical next form.

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Minecraft: Education Edition comes to iPad next month

Minecraft: Education Edition comes to iPad next month

Today, Microsoft announced that Minecraft: Education Edition will soon be available on a new platform. Roughly two years after first releasing, Minecraft: Education Edition is heading to iPad. This is a big move for Microsoft, because it means that teachers will no longer be limited to Windows 10 and macOS devices to run the game.

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Minecraft movie delayed with directorial change

Minecraft movie delayed with directorial change

How can you make a movie out of a game like Minecraft? Better yet, how long will it take to make a movie out of a game like Minecraft? Apparently much longer than originally planned. The full-length film was slated for a May 2019 release but that date is no longer on the table for the very important reason that, with less than a year to go, the film is changing hands with director and co-writer Rob McElhenney dropping out of the production.

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Minecraft Aquatic Phase 2 update arrives on almost all platforms

Minecraft Aquatic Phase 2 update arrives on almost all platforms

The second phase of the Minecraft Aquatic update is rolling out to nearly all platforms. The update began rolling out yesterday, bringing various new features, changes, and improvements that build upon the first phase released in May. The Aquatic updates bring a massive change to the game, adding underworld elements, new in-game items, underwater zombies called "The Drowned," and much more.

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Xbox One Minecraft and PUBG summer bundles arrive this week

Xbox One Minecraft and PUBG summer bundles arrive this week

Just in time for the hottest part of summer comes a great excuse to stay inside: two new Xbox One bundles. The two new sets, which Microsoft is calling its "summer bundles," are for two wildly popular games -- Minecraft and PUBG. Both bundles feature the Xbox One console in X and S variants, as well as copies of the games and more.

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These new Nintendo 2DS XL special editions come with bad news

These new Nintendo 2DS XL special editions come with bad news

Even though Nintendo didn't have much to say about the 3DS during E3 2018, the company presses on with its limited-edition handheld releases. Today, Nintendo revealed three new 2DS XL variants that are due to launch in Japan later this year. One is centered around Mario Kart 7, another carries an Animal Crossing theme, and the third taps into the ever-popular Minecraft.

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Nintendo Switch eShop weekly update: Tennis balls and building blocks

Nintendo Switch eShop weekly update: Tennis balls and building blocks

It's Thursday again (funny how this seems to happen so frequently), which means that it's time for another update to the Switch eShop. While some eShop updates throughout the first half of the year have been relatively quiet, this one most certainly is not. This, of course, is the week that Mario Tennis Aces arrives on the Switch, but it's being joined by some other exciting games as well.

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