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Minecraft passes 500k purchases

Indie PC hit Minecraft has passed the 500,000 purchases barrier as the one-man project continues to take the gaming world by storm. In the last 24 hours alone the game has sold nearly 10k copies. The Minecraft stats site is currently down, meaning the very latest numbers aren’t currently available. …

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Minecraft man plans new studio

The man at the centre of the Minecraft phenomenon has declined job offers at Valve and Bungie, opting instead to open his own independent development studio. Swedish programmer Markus Persson, whose solo effort Minecraft is apparently returning up to $350,000, is now looking to form a new start-up venture. It’s …

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