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Minecraft Dungeons’ cabinet arcade game includes physical cards

Minecraft Dungeons’ cabinet arcade game includes physical cards

Mojang's dungeon crawler game Minecraft Dungeons will soon be available to play as an arcade game, the developer has announced. The company has teamed with Play Mechanix to create a standing cabinet-based version of the hit Minecraft game, which has already been distributed to certain places in North America for testing.

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Minecraft Dungeons launcher shuts down as Unified Launcher rolls out

Minecraft Dungeons launcher shuts down as Unified Launcher rolls out

Minecraft has grown considerably from its humble voxel beginnings and has branched out into different platforms and even genres. Some, like the Minecraft Earth AR game, didn't really take off but others like the hack-and-slash Minecraft Dungeons have stuck around so far. Mojang, under the auspices of Microsoft, has been trying to consolidate all of these under a single roof and one of its latest is to move Dungeons players to a new, unified Minecraft launcher.

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Minecraft Terra Swoop Force map adventure released for free

Minecraft Terra Swoop Force map adventure released for free

There's a new Minecraft map and adventure available for no cost whatsoever as part of the current Minecraft Community Celebration. That celebration is in the mix for 2020, leading up to the end of the year. In this latest release, users have the opportunity to drop down into the heated depths of our planet with the Terra Swoop Force - it's about to get WEIRD in here.

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Minecraft Community Celebration brings freebies, Windows ray tracing

Minecraft Community Celebration brings freebies, Windows ray tracing

2020 has been hard for everyone, even those who thrive in virtual worlds. Gaming events have been postponed then canceled and communities have had to quickly find new ways to get together even when far apart. Games have become an important part of survival this year and platforms like Minecraft have even become a much-needed respite and escape while fostering the same creativity and fun that the game has always been famous for. To celebrate the end of what is pretty much a cursed year, Minecraft is giving out a few treats to both Bedrock and Java edition players as well as those with powerful ray tracing rigs on Windows.

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Minecraft Java Edition will require Microsoft accounts next year

Minecraft Java Edition will require Microsoft accounts next year

Minecraft has definitely outgrown its humble roots, in no small part thanks to Microsoft's push to other platforms and use cases. A certain segment of the Minecraft community, however, has managed to stay firmly rooted in the game's original form, from the PC-only Java-based program to the ways they log in. The latter, however, will soon change forever as Microsoft will soon be requiring Microsoft account and only Microsoft accounts to be able to log into any incarnation of Minecraft, including the venerable Java Edition.

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Minecraft Live (Minecon) 2020 will let fans pick a new mob

Minecraft Live (Minecon) 2020 will let fans pick a new mob

The team that delivers Minecraft announced their next big event. Instead of Minecon, 2020 will feature a live streaming event called Minecraft Live. This event will take place via several venues, including Minecraft dot net. Today's trailer for the event reveals some of what's promised for this event on the spookiest month of the year.

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Minecraft Jurassic World DLC tests your skills as a park manager

Minecraft Jurassic World DLC tests your skills as a park manager

Minecraft has long been home to recreations of fantastic fantasy worlds made by players but, from time to time, the game's own developers also do their fair share of bringing the worlds into the game themselves. Tie-ins with popular franchises and films are not uncommon and no real-world disaster is going to put a stop to that. Instead of taking players to the past, the Jurassic World DLC is bringing the past to them to see if they can fare better than hapless movie stars in running a dinosaur-filled park.

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Minecraft Dungeons first DLC is releasing very soon

Minecraft Dungeons first DLC is releasing very soon

Minecraft Dungeons has only been available for a month, but already it's time for the first DLC expansion to arrive. We're heading to the jungle with this first expansion, which is appropriately called Minecraft Dungeons: Jungle Awakens. The Jungle Awakens expansion is out next week too, so you don't even need to wait very long to play it.

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Minecraft Nether Update is here and it’s big

Minecraft Nether Update is here and it’s big

Minecraft is getting a very large update today, with Mojang sending the Nether Update live across all platforms. The Nether Update first arrived on the Java version of Minecraft earlier this morning, and now, just a few hours later, it's available on Bedrock Edition platforms as well. As the name suggests, the Nether Update greatly expands the Nether - Minecraft's fiery underworld - giving players more to do when they decide to venture into it.

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Minecraft Dungeons now available: Where to buy

Minecraft Dungeons now available: Where to buy

Today is a big day for Minecraft fans and action RPG fans alike, as today, Minecraft Dungeons is launching to the masses. Minecraft Dungeons is an interesting departure for the franchise, as it's an action RPG in the same vein as games like Diablo and Torchlight. Despite the fact that Minecraft Dungeons is one of Microsoft's first-party properties, the game is available on a number of platforms, just like Minecraft proper is.

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Mojang gets a new name as Minecraft hits huge sales milestone

Mojang gets a new name as Minecraft hits huge sales milestone

Over the weekend, Minecraft hit a pretty major milestone: it turned 11 years old. While Minecraft version 1.0 didn't release until November 2011, the first in-development version Notch made available to the public, known as Minecraft Classic these days, was released on May 16th, 2009. In the past 11 years, Minecraft has turned into the best-selling game of all time, so with Minecraft's developer Mojang staring down a new decade, the company has decided to make some changes.

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Minecraft RTX beta is now available: Here’s how to get in

Minecraft RTX beta is now available: Here’s how to get in

If you've been waiting for Minecraft's RTX beta to arrive, then today is a big day for you. NVIDIA and Mojang have sent the Minecraft RTX beta live after announcing a launch date for it earlier in the week. As the name of the beta suggests, this test will give RTX graphics cards owners the chance to play Minecraft with ray tracing enabled.

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