Minecraft has a buy one-get one free weekend

Love is in the air this weekend, especially if you have wanted to buy a copy of Minecraft but have yet to do so. The hit sandbox PC game has sold over 3 million copies (it reached the 3 million level earlier this month) and now the game's creator Markus "Notch" Persson is giving an extra incentive for folks who have yet to try the game. As he announced on his official blog site, "I’m getting married to ez tomorrow, and I thought we’d celebrate by giving one free copy of Minecraft to everyone who buys the game."

Yep that means if you put down your money to buy the beta version of Minecraft you get a gift code for a free copy of the game that you can give out to a buddy. Keep in mind that the free gift code offer is only for people who pay money for a copy of the game; putting in a gift code won't get you a second gift code. People who do receive a free gift code can redeem it at the official Minecraft web site.

We assume that "Notch" will be taking a few days off after his wedding but he and his development team at Mojang still have to finish up the long promised "Adventure" update for Minecraft (otherwise known as the 1.8 update). There's no word yet on when this major update will be released. Minecraft will then officially come out of beta in mid-November which just happens to be the time that Minecon, the official Minecraft convention, will be held in Las Vegas. Tickets for the event went on sale earlier this week.

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Very nice. It's a shame I bought Minecraft before this deal, I've been having so much fun with the Portal Mod and the like.

Maybe I could get one of my friends to buy it, and share the wealth with his family.

I want to play it, but for some reason cannot commit to buying it. If anyone buys the game and wants to hook a fellow Neowinian up with a Gift Code for a copy PM me.

For some people it might be better to wait until it reaches gold, if you haven't played this game yet. If I remember correctly, only Alpha owners are eglible for all future releases for free, those who bought beta will have to rebuy 1.0 (and it's going to cost a bit more)

(Minecraft release will occur in November)

Kuraj said,
For some people it might be better to wait until it reaches gold, if you haven't played this game yet. If I remember correctly, only Alpha owners are eglible for all future releases for free, those who bought beta will have to rebuy 1.0 (and it's going to cost a bit more)

(Minecraft release will occur in November)


so on there site it says

"Please note that when you buy the game, you're paying for the game as it is right now!
You will also get the full version of Minecraft when it is released."

to me that tells me i will be getting the full version of Minecraft when it is release!

lflashl said,


so on there site it says

"Please note that when you buy the game, you're paying for the game as it is right now!
You will also get the full version of Minecraft when it is released."

to me that tells me i will be getting the full version of Minecraft when it is release!

Oh... sorry for the misinformation then. Definitely used to be that way, though.

I really really don't get this game and really want to meet someone who actually enjoys it so i can pick their brain apart.

capr said,
I really really don't get this game and really want to meet someone who actually enjoys it so i can pick their brain apart.

I would say i want to pick your brain apart for NOT finding it enjoyable.

Navan said,
Why the hell did I read this as Microsoft?

Hahaha, So did i, i was "Buy 1 copy of windows and get one free" then.. oh minecraft. crap!