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Minecraft’s latest sales figures prove it isn’t going anywhere

Minecraft’s latest sales figures prove it isn’t going anywhere

Today is a pretty big day for Minecraft, being the 10th anniversary of its first public release. The game has come a long way in 10 years, spreading from PC to pretty much every modern platform available, becoming a tool for education, and soon, it'll even make the jump to augmented reality. It's one of the most enduring games of the modern era, and today, Microsoft gave us a better idea of just how popular it's become over these past 10 years.

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AR game Minecraft Earth is about to take over the world

AR game Minecraft Earth is about to take over the world

Last week, Mojang and Microsoft started teasing something very interesting ahead of Minecraft's 10th anniversary: an AR game. Today, the first public release of Minecraft turns 10 years old, and the two companies are celebrating by ever-so-slightly pulling the veil back on that AR game, which is called Minecraft Earth. Making the jump to AR worked wonders for Pokemon, so can it work for Minecraft too?

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Minecraft Classic can now be played in your web browser

Minecraft Classic can now be played in your web browser

In just about a week, Minecraft turns 10 years old. Though the game officially released at the end of 2011, it first became available publicly way back in 2009 and went through a series of alpha and beta versions that built the foundation of what the game is today. Minecraft Classic is something of a snapshot of those early days, and now, it's much more widely available.

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Minecraft is about to get the Pokemon GO treatment

Minecraft is about to get the Pokemon GO treatment

Minecraft is celebrating a big milestone this year, as it'll mark the 10-year anniversary since the game first launched publicly and started down its path of industry domination. Microsoft, apparently, has a big things lined up for that anniversary. It turns out that Minecraft will soon be making the jump to augmented reality, but at the moment details are painfully slim and we're not going to know more for a little while longer.

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Minecraft creator not invited to 10th anniversary over online comments

Minecraft creator not invited to 10th anniversary over online comments

Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of Minecraft, isn't invited to attend the game's 10th anniversary event in Stockholm next month, Microsoft has confirmed. The news follows the quiet removal of a reference to Persson from Minecraft's loading screen text, though Microsoft hasn't revealed why exactly it made that change.

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Minecraft Village and Pillage update tries to show it’s still got game

Minecraft Village and Pillage update tries to show it’s still got game

Gaming news these days often revolves around Fortnite, PUBG, and the other battle royale clones that have sprung up because of those two. That was a prestige once enjoyed by Minecraft, which helped bring about other voxel-based survival and building games. It may no longer have the spotlight but Minecraft's latest update has just started to roll out to prove that it still has what it takes to be popular and profitable, without the shooting mayhem that seems to be the fad these days.

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Minecraft live-action movie won’t arrive in theaters until March 2022

Minecraft live-action movie won’t arrive in theaters until March 2022

The Minecraft movie we've been hearing about for years has a new theatrical premiere date, and it's bad news for fans who were hoping to see the film this year. According to an official update given by the Minecraft team, the movie based on the hit video game will hit theaters on March 4, 2022. This is in contrast to the date we heard back in 2016, which had originally pegged the premiere for May 2019.

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Microsoft’s big money maker heads to Xbox Game Pass today

Microsoft’s big money maker heads to Xbox Game Pass today

At this point, it's pretty hard to imagine that there are many gamers out there who haven't yet played Minecraft, but if you count yourself among that small group and you happen to have a subscription to Xbox Game Pass, now's your chance to finally see what all the fuss is about. As it promised it would do back in March, Microsoft added Minecraft to Xbox Game Pass today, letting anyone with an active subscription download and play it without shelling out any additional cash first.

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Minecraft will be available on Xbox Game Pass starting April 4

Minecraft will be available on Xbox Game Pass starting April 4

Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft's subscription service for console owners, will get Minecraft starting next month. The addition will appear on April 4, enabling subscribers to play in the blocky world without purchasing the game individually. The title will support online multiplayer for subscribers who also have an Xbox Live Gold membership.

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iPhone hackers are using Apple’s own developer certificates against it

iPhone hackers are using Apple’s own developer certificates against it

Apple's once-innocuous enterprise certificates have been in the news a lot lately. First it was revealed that both Facebook and Google were using enterprise certificates to deliver data-collecting apps to iPhone users. Apple offers those enterprise certificates so businesses can test apps internally without having to publish them to the App Store first, so obviously, the way Facebook and Google were using them doesn't really line up with their intended purpose.

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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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