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Minecraft streamer buys $4.5m property in Hollywood – report

Popular Youtube content creator Jordan CaptainSparklez” Maron has reportedly purchased a $4.5m house in the Hollywood Hills. Variety reports the Minecraft-focused streamer has chosen a plot not far away from the Beverly Hills’ mansion Minecraft creator Notch purchased for a record $70m in December of last year. Maron’s YouTube channel …

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Carmack: Minecraft is ‘critically important’ to VR

Industry veteran and Oculus VR chief tech officer John Carmack has explained the lengths he went to to secure a virtual reality version of Minecraft. The game was announced by Oculus for Gear VR last night. Minecraft was my quest, really, for the last year and a half,” Carmack told …

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Minecraft is coming to the Oculus Rift in 2016

The world’s biggest game will enter virtual reality next year. Brick-building blockbuster Minecraft is one of the games from moe than 200,000 developers that have signed up to create for the Rift platform, Oculus announced at its Connect 2 conference. Slated to launch next year, Minecraft VR will be the …

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Dragon Quest Builders launches in Japan this January

The Dragon Quest franchise’s take on Minecraft will launch this January, Square Enix has announced. Dragon Quest Builders will arrive in Japan on January 28thfor PS3, PS4 and Vita, Square revealed at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference. The publisher has yet to confirm if the game will receive a …

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Minecraft welcomes five-player, cross-platform multiplayer

Microsoft has announced one of the most significant updates ever to be released for Minecraft. Version 0.12.1 will allow up to five players to co-op in a single game provided they are on the same network. Furthermore, the functionality is cross-platform, allowing players of both the Windows 10 beta version …

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Minecraft: Story Mode gets boxed release date

Retailers have confirmed a release for Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode on disc. GAME has listings for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the title. The PS4 and Xbox One SKUs have a release date of November 11th, while the old-gen titles are said to be coming …

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Minecraft’s Markus Persson: ‘I’ve never felt more isolated’

A series of tweets by Minecraft creator Markus Persson has highlighted the developer’s struggles in trying to adjust to his newfound wealth. Microsoft last year acquired Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5bn, with Notch himself netting somewhere in the region of $1.5bn. He used some of the money to buy a …

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‘Our mission is to make Minecraft the most amazing game we can’ – Mojang on following-up the biggest game on Earth

I’m not going to patronise you by going on too much about the success of Minecraft. Much has already been written about Mojang’s runaway hit. Everyone has seen the sales figures. And we can’t miss the piles of merchandise and books in every retailer: from GAME to Primark. Earlier in …

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Opinion: You’ve made the biggest game on Earth – now what?

We all know that Minecraft is a big game. We have seen the numbers. Tens of millions of units of the sandbox game have been sold worldwide. Entire careers have been created out of people uploading videos of themselves playing the game online via YouTube. The books alone have sold …

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