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Minecraft continues to boss gaming on YouTube

Newzoo and Octoly’s monthly YouTube Game Franchises table sees Minecraft once again bossing the world of video games content on the video channel. Its 3.93bn views, however, represent a decline in the share of the overall video games audience. Having stood at 40 per cent in February it is this …

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YouTube videos featuring Minecraft hit 4.3bn views last month

Minecraft has once again taken the top spot on Newzoo and Octoly’s monthly chart tracking the top 20 game franchises on YouTube. Games Industry reports on the latest research by Newzoo and Octoly, and the order of things hasn’t changed much from January’s findings. Minecraft’s dominance over the other franchises …

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Turkey wants to ban Minecraft after government investigation decides it IS too violent

Minecraft could actually be banned in Turkey after a government investigation concluded that the game is excessively violent. The country’s family and social policies minister Aysenur Islam last month ordered an investigation into the game to assess its suitability for children. Although one would hope that the ministry at least …

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Minecraft creator Notch and Valve chief Gabe Newell make 2015 Forbes Rich List

The creator of Minecraft and the head of Valve now rank among the world’s most wealthy individuals. That’s according to Forbes’ 2015 list of the world’s billionaries. Microsoft founder Bill Gates is back at the top of the list, his pockets lined with a plush net worth of $79.2 billion. …

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Over 2m Minecraft books were sold in the UK last year

Books based on video games were worth 14.5m in 2014, a rise of almost 10m year-on-year. Book tracker Nielsen revealed this massive increase in sales was down to the incredible success of Minecraft books. Minecraft strategy books and annuals made up seven places in the Top Ten books based on …

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Minecraft beats out GTA for top gaming franchise on Youtube

A new study on YouTube gaming franchises draws one inevitable conclusion: There’s Minecraft, and there’s everyone else. NewZoo and Octoly’s infographic (shown below) ranks the top 20 gaming franchises on the popular video-sharing website, and it’s little surprise to see Mojang’s title out in front. Research also shows that 96.6 …

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Turkish minister orders investigation into Minecraft ‘violence’

Authorities in Turkey have turned their attention to family favourite Minecraft following allegations of violent content. The BBC reports that Turkey’s family and social policies minister Aysenur Islam has ordered an investigation to assess its suitability for children. Should it be deemed too violent the government could seek to ban …

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Minecraft fan fiction is HMV best-seller

HMV has started selling a range of Minecraft fan fiction. The Battle for the Nether and Invasion of the Overworld from the Gameknight999 Adventureseries by Mark Cheverton were first stocked by the retailer in October after they were published in September. And they were amongst the Minecraft products that helped …

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