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Minecraft is getting an official third party marketplace

Minecraft’s commercial floodgates have been swung open even wider with confirmation of a new content platform. Microsoft has confirmed that Minecraft’s upcoming Discovery update will include a new Minecraft Marketplace. It will use a dedicated virtual currency called Minecraft Coins, which can be purchased via Xbox Live for real money. …

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Margin Makers: Guide to LEGO merchandise

2016 was another good year for Warner Bros and LEGO in the UK. Although the publisher’s software market share decreased compared to 2015 (from 9.9 per cent in units to 6.4 per cent in 2016), there were still four LEGO games in the year’s Top 50. LEGO Star Wars: The …

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Minecraft console update means the game is now almost the same as the PC version

Efforts to standardise Minecraft’s features across PC, mobile and console continue with the release of a big new patch for the console versions. Update 1.10 makes big changes to the endgame, adding End Cities and End Ships to The End. Players are also now able to get the Elytra wing …

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Microsoft launches Minecraft: Education Edition

A new version of Minecraft targeted and schools and educators is now available to buy. Minecraft: Education Edition isn’t radically different to the vanilla game, but does come with some extra tools for teachers, such as student positional tracking, the easier allocation of resources and some additional in-game items. However, …

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Telltale talks Mr Robot, Batman and its new publishing business

Telltale doesn’t make games like other people. It doesn’t begin a game with a prototype or concept art, instead it starts with a script. We don’t produce a game visually until we feel we have completed the script,” explains Job Stauffer, the head of creative communications at The Walking Dead, …

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Interview: When Dragon Quest met Minecraft

The latest Dragon Quest title, Builders, mixes the series’ RPG stylings with the gameplay of a little-known title called Minecraft. MCV speaks to producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto to find out more Tell me about Dragon Quest Builders. It is a sandbox RPG where the world is set in the Dragon Quest …

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Developer of Minecraft console editions joins Team17 board

The co-owner of 4J Studios has joined Team17 as a non-executive chairman. Chris van der Kuyl joins the firm following LDC’s 16.5m investment in the Worms creator. 4J Studios is best known for making the console versions of Minecraft. I’ve known Chris for a few decades and this is the …

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Minecraft stars in new Xbox One S bundle

Yet another Xbox One S bundle has been confirmed for UK retail. The Xbox One S Minecraft Favourites Bundle will arrive on October 11th in the UK, priced at 249. It offers a download code for the Xbox edition of Minecraft, along with plenty of extras – 230 character skins, …

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