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Minecraft launches for Nintendo Switch today

Minecraft launches for Nintendo Switch today

We've known that this day was coming since before the console's launch, but now it's finally here: Minecraft launches on the Nintendo Switch later today. Minecraft is perhaps the biggest indie release coming to the Switch this year, though it's joining other indie gems like Binding of Isaac, which is already available, and Stardew Valley, scheduled to arrive later this year.

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Minecraft Magic the Gathering skins mashes two worlds together

Minecraft Magic the Gathering skins mashes two worlds together

Minecraft is a digital world where dozens if not hundreds of resourceful and persistent players enjoy bringing favorite worlds and characters into its blocky, voxely world. Unofficially of course. But why should only fans have the fun? Even those who actually make Minecraft must be fans of some things, right? Indeed, last March we saw Mojang bring officially sanctioned Power Ranger skins to commemorate the launching of the new film. Although there is really no occasion to mark, Mojang is announing the arrival of 2D Magic the Gathering characters to the 3D world of Minecraft.

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Code Builder for Minecraft Education Edition beta available now

Code Builder for Minecraft Education Edition beta available now

Microsoft is leveraging Minecraft Education Edition for schools, with a new Code Builder tool that wraps coding in with building. Announced alongside Windows 10 S at the company's MicrosoftEDU event in New York City today, the add-on will be available in beta today. It's designed to make coding more immediate.

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Minecraft Marketplace will offer curated maps and skins

Minecraft Marketplace will offer curated maps and skins

Microsoft and Mojang have announced a new premium marketplace incoming for Minecraft. With the simple name of Minecraft Marketplace, this new digital storefront will allow players to buy curated content like new maps, textures, and skins from Microsoft's partnered creators. While it sounds like a paid mod store at first blush, it's actually a little more exclusive than that.

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Minecraft gets some Mighty Power Rangers skins

Minecraft gets some Mighty Power Rangers skins

Minecraft isn't exactly one to directly endorse some other commercial franchise, but if it didn't do this, someone would have done it anyway. It probably doesn't hurt that there are a few Power Rangers fans inside the now Microsoft-owned Mojang. So, lo and behold, as of update 1.0.5, Minecraft players on consoles, mobile, and Windows 10 will be getting a dose of sentai action via the Miney, er, Mighty Morphing Power Rangers skin pack.

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Pokemon Red in Minecraft faithfully recreates even the bugs

Pokemon Red in Minecraft faithfully recreates even the bugs

We can never really get tired of all the wild and insane things people come up with in Minecraft? Recreate a real-world city “to scale”? Go for it! Recreate a classic game? Definitely! Recreate a popular game so faithfully that it even recreates its popular bugs? Sure, why not! That’s definitely what Mr. Squishy, a.k.a. Magib1, set out to accomplish in recreated Pokemon Red version in a vanilla Minecraft map. And accomplish he did! All it took was a lot of dedication and 21 months of his life.

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Gameband returns as smartwatch with Atari, Android, Pong

Gameband returns as smartwatch with Atari, Android, Pong

The folks at FMTwo Game Inc. have created a new version of the Gameband, a wearable smart device made for gamers. This new version isn't just a USB storage solution, as their past Minecraft device was - here in 2017, they're making a real-deal smartwatch. They've teamed with the official Atari SA brand and Re-Logic (creators of Terraria) to release special editions of the new Gameband as well as a standard edition. This new Gameband will be pre-loaded with 20 mini-games, several of which are "reconditioned" versions of classics like Pong and Breakout.

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Pokemon Cobalt and Amethyst Minecraft map is all sorts of cool

Pokemon Cobalt and Amethyst Minecraft map is all sorts of cool

While Pokemon has long been a craze, even before things went crazy when Pokemon GO hit mainstream media. As such, there has been no shortage of fan-made games and content, many of which have sadly been taken down by the dreaded DMCA notice. Pokemon Cobalt and Amethyst, however, deserves a special honor. It's not a mere recreation of existing games and monsters but an almost completely new spin. But even more impressive is the fact that it all happens inside a vanilla Minecraft map.

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Minecraft for Windows 10 Mobile will no longer be updated

Minecraft for Windows 10 Mobile will no longer be updated

Microsoft's smartphone platforms, from Windows Phone to Windows 10 Mobile, can't seem to catch a break. Until recently, and even now to some extent, it has been sorely lacking in apps. The mobile game situation was even worse. And just when you thought the worst was over, some bad news is hitting Windows 10 Mobile users. Still unofficially confirmed, Microsoft-owned Mojang might stop updating Minecraft
Pocket Edition for the smartphone platform, leaving the open world voxel game to stagnate and, eventually, die there.

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Minecraft Apple TV edition lands, Ender Update goes live

Minecraft Apple TV edition lands, Ender Update goes live

What could be better than an Apple TV with the latest tvOS? Why, Minecraft on the Apple TV, of course! Months in the making, Mojang has finally unleashed the popular blocky game and world creator on the last holdout of Apple’s devices. And it’s no ordinary unleashing mind you. Not only does it already contain the latest and greatest, and deadliest, Minecraft update to date, it also offers players some festive skins and packs, though only for a limited time. Probably until the end of the festive holiday season.

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This Xbox One S Minecraft bundle deal is a one-day-only steal

This Xbox One S Minecraft bundle deal is a one-day-only steal

We're guessing that some of you managed to grab inexpensive Xbox One S bundles on Black Friday, but if you missed those deals, Microsoft is back with a new promotion that will prove tempting for many. This new promotion will likely be your final chance to pick up an Xbox One S bundle on the cheap before the end of the holiday season. You need to act quickly though, because this deal is good for today only.

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Minecraft Pocket Edition greets 5 years with Ender teaser

Minecraft Pocket Edition greets 5 years with Ender teaser

Minecraft was perhaps not intended to be many things when it was first conceived and created. It wasn't intended to be an educational tool, much less a tool for education artificial intelligence. It was certainly not intended, at least at first, to be used on smartphones. And yet, Minecraft now does all that and, in fact, the Pocket Edition just celebrated its fifth year of existence last month. As both a congratulations and a gift to faithful mobile crafters, Mojang, now under the auspices of Microsoft, is teasing what is soon to come: the big version one-point-oh. Also known as, "get your butt kicked by the Ender Dragon".

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