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Over 100 million copies of Minecraft have been sold across multiple platforms - and now Microsoft is bringing the game to the silver screen too, with a movie release, including 3D and IMAX, in 2019.
Mojang announced today that it has sold a whopping 100 million copies of its popular game. The firm states that if the people that bought the game were a nation, it would be the 12th largest.
Mojang is making some changes to the Commercial Usage Guidelines for Minecraft today, stating that companies will no longer be able to promote their brands or products in the game, but fans still can.
Microsoft subsidiary Mojang has announced a partnership that will see Minecraft Pocket Edition and the PC version launch in China. Details were thin on the ground, with no launch date announced.
Nintendo has announced that it's partnering with Microsoft (!!) to launch a 'Super Mario Mash-Up Pack' for Minecraft - launching on May 18 on the Wii U - "in a match made in block-shaped heaven".
Oculus announced today that Minecraft is now available for the Gear VR. Minecraft: Gear VR will have all of the features that the Pocket Edition has, including skins, multiplayer, and more.
Mojang has announced that it plans to launch Realms, a service to play Minecraft online with friends in a more interactive way, on Android, iOS, Windows 10 and Windows Phone devices soon.
I go hands-on with a future version of Minecraft featuring support for the Oculus Rift VR headset. Watch me battle monsters and explore the blocky terrain through a new perspective.
From the creators of the runaway hit game 'Minecraft' comes 'Cobalt' - a new scrolling action/adventure game that can be enjoyed by yourself or with a friend, and it's now available for download.
To kick off the festive season, Mojang has cut the price of Realms, and is now also offering a free trial to all new customers who have not used Realms previously.
It was only a matter of time, but someone built a working smartphone in Minecraft. Verizon took it upon themselves to build a smartphone that can MMS, browse the web and also perform video calls.
According to a statement from Mojang, fans of its popular world-building sandbox may have to wait for many more years before a sequel to the franchise is released.
Mojang and Telltale Games have just announced a new Minecraft game, named "Minecraft: Story Mode" which will make its way to consoles, PC and mobile platforms later this year.
In a surprise move, Mojang has announced a new version of Minecraft for PC, named "Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta" which will be available for download via Windows 10 Store on July 29.
Minecraft continues to be a cultural phenomenon, with children of all ages contributing to the game's wild success across various platforms, the game has now sold 20M copies on PC and MAC alone.
Microsoft is already using its Minecraft acquisition to the fullest with the HoloLens and now the company has introduced a new program to bring dynamic experiences in the field of education.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows Phone has picked up a massive update which adds skin packs, multiple language support, new mobs, spawn eggs, inventory items and more.
A ministry in Turkey has called for a nationwide ban of Minecraft after the results of their report depicted it as being "too violent". The ruling is under consideration from Turkish courts.
Microsoft's $2.5 billion acquisition of "Minecraft" developer Mojang is already reaping dividends for the company, with its first-part games sales skyrocketing by 79 percent.
Mojang is about to do something with Minecraft nobody could have possibly imagined. A movie? A TV show? Nope. They are making a narrative-driven game with the games studio behind The Walking Dead.
Microsoft and developer Mojang have released the first version of "Minecraft" for a mobile Windows platform, as the pocket edition of the game is now available for $6.99 on Windows Phone.
Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of "Minecraft," has penned a post on his blog saying the decision to sell his studio to Microsoft wasn't about the money, but about keeping his sanity.
The rumors were true - Microsoft has announced this morning that the company is going to be buying the studio that makes the popular cross-platform game, Minecraft.
Microsoft is reportedly planning to announce its $2.5 billion deal to buy out Mojang, maker of Minecraft, on Monday. The deal is said, in part, to be aimed at bringing the game to Windows Phone.
A new report claims that Microsoft is in "serious talks" to buy Mojang, the Swedish company responsible for the massively popular online game Minecraft, for over $2 billion.
Microsoft has announced the latest add-on pack for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, to be released Wednesday, will bring a number of Halo characters, textures and locations to the popular sandbox game
Minecraft developer Mojang has announced that their next game, the collectible card title Scrolls, will be released via an open beta on June 3rd for the price of $20 in the US.
Microsoft will delay the planned retail disc release of the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft from April 30th to June 4th in order to add some new but unnamed content.
Downloadable sales of the hit sandbox game Minecraft have now exceeded the 10 million mark after first launching in 2009, with over 11,000 people buying the game in just the last 24 hours.
Microsoft has announced it will publish an Xbox 360 retail disc version of the popular downloadable sandbox game Minecraft for $19.99, starting on April 30th in the US.
Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, a documentary on the creation of the company behind the hit game, will premiere and air just once on Saturday on Microsoft's Xbox Live service for Xbox 360 owners.
Mojang has announced it will release a version of its hit sandbox game Minecraft that's been coded to work with the $35 Raspberry Pi PC, which will be free to download.
Newly revealed financial information reveals that Mojang generated a profit of 7.2 million euros in 2011 and could get over double that amount in 2012, thanks to the success of Minecraft.
Developer Mojang has announced that the 1.3 version of Minecraft will be released on August 1st. It will include merging the single and multiplayer code into one.
Mojang has announced that it will begin the closed alpha test of its upcoming collectable card RPG game Scrolls very soon. The game's official website has also been relaunched.
People who bought the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft who owned an SD television will be eligible for a refund due to the lack of information about needing an HDTV to play split-screen mulitplayer.
Microsoft has confirmed that in less than a week after its release, the Xbox 360 port of Mojang's hit sandbox game Minecraft has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
Minecraft developer Mojang has settled its lawsuit with Bethesda Softworks. The settlement will allow Mojang to keep using the name Scrolls as the title for its next major game release.
The popular PC sandbox game Minecraft is finally available in its 1.0 version two years after its first public release. The upcoming Xbox 360 port also received its first gameplay trailer today.
The hit sandbox game Minecraft finally reaches the iOS platform on Thursday in the US as the game will be available for both the iPhone and iPad for $10 after its PC and Android debut.
The first official MineCon, dedicated to all things surrounding the hit sandbox game Minecraft, has officially sold out. Meanwhile the PC version of Minecraft is close to selling 4 million copies.
Mojang, the creators of Minecraft and the upcoming game Scrolls, can continue to use that title for the moment after it won an "interim injunction" in court against Elder Scrolls' Bethesda Softworks.
Minecraft developer Mojang celebrated its first birthday as a full professional game company today with a look back and a look forward to the company's future plans.
Mojang, the developer of the hit PC sandbox game Minecraft, are still in a deep legal duel with publisher Bethesda Softworks over the name of Mojang's next game Scrolls.
Minecraft's sales have accelerated up following the official release of the 1.8 update to the popular sandbox-based PC game. Total sales for Minecraft have now reached over 3.5 million copies.
The long awaited 1.8 beta content update for the popular sandbox PC game Minecraft has been "leaked" onto the Internet, but by one of the game's own developers.
Minecraft's creator Markus "Notch" Persson plans to fight Bethesda Softworks "for as long as it takes" to secure the rights to use the title Scrolls for his company's next game
While the long promised Android version of Minecraft has yet to be released you can now go ahead and put a bid on eBay for a Minecraft branded version of Sony's Xperia Play smartphone.
Minecraft's latest enemy has been unveiled and it promises an experience completely unlike any other. The Endermen are a type of enemy who you really do not want to see.