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MICROSOFT: HoloLens gets brand new version of Minecraft

There’s a new version of Minecraft on the way made specifically for Hololens. Although the gameplay differences between the new version and the original aren’t clear, the benefits of the Hololens tech certainly are. The user is able to move the game from surface to surface. In a particularly impressive …

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Lego Worlds arrives on Steam as Early Access release

Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has announced the launch of its Minecraft-like Lego Worlds on Steam Early Access. The release confirms last week’s report that the publisher was investing in a new Lego title to compete in the sandbox building genre made famous by Mojang’s (and now Microsoft’s) Minecraft IP. "Lego …

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Warner Bros producing Lego Worlds game to compete with Minecraft – rumour

Warner Bros and Lego are collaborating on what appears to be a Minecraft competitor in Lego Worlds. An image posted on the Eurobricks forums shows a flier advertising the upcoming game reading Explore. Discover. Create.” The ad indicates Warner Bros is publishing and TT Games is developing the title. There’s …

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Minecraft once again dominates App Store charts

Mojang’s blockbuster game Minecraft continues to take the top position in both of the iOS charts. It is ahead of Snowman’s Alto’s Adventure, which takes second place in the iPhone and iPad Top Ten. Meanwhile, Heads Up continues to perform well in the iPhone chart, taking third place, while 505 …

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Minecraft most-viewed games franchise on YouTube again in April

Mojang’s runaway success Minecraft continues to be incredibly popular on YouTube. Videos featuring the title were viewed 3,900m times, with 99 per cent of these being fan-made content. Minecraft videos formed 34 per cent of the Top 20 franchises. That’s according to a report released by research firm Newzoo and …

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YouTube reveals its 10 most popular games of all time

In celebration of its 10thanniversary, YouTube has revealed the 10 most popular video games of all time on its service. The list is a mix of individual titles and franchise, with Minecraft taking the top spot over the Grand Theft Auto series in the runner-up position. The list was put …

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HoloLens was key driver of Microsoft’s Mojang acquisition

Microsoft’s new chief executive has revealed that HoloLens played a crucial role in the company’s acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang. Let’s have a game that, in fact, will fundamentally help us change new categories,” CEO Satya Nadella told The New York Times. HoloLens was very much in the works then, …

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Console editions of Minecraft adding default female character this week

Minecraft’s default female character Alex will be added to console versions of the game later this week, Mojang has revealed. Owners of PlayStation and/or Xbox editions of the game will receive the Alex skins as a free update this Wednesday, according to a post by Mojang’s Owen Hill on the …

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Xbox Q3 revenue drops 24% as price cutting hits bottom line

Microsoft sold 1.6m Xbox consoles for three months ending March 31st, a drop of 400,000 year-on-year. That number includes Xbox 360 and Xbox One sales, and the platform holder has not split out the performance of these machines. This performance meant that Xbox revenue was down 24 per cent year-on-year …

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