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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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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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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 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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MineCon 2015 heads to London this summer

Mojang has announced the return of its Minecraft fan convention MineCon for 2015, and London will play host. The recently acquired Microsoft studio reveals the event will take place July 4th and 5that the ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference Centre,with 10,000 tickets going on sale later this month in two …

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Personal details of 1,800 Minecraft players leaked online

1,800 Minecraft accounts have been compromised by hackers, with players’ emails and passwords leaked online. According to a report in German publicationHeise, as translated byThe Guardian, the private details of each user has been published online in plain-text format. This means that, potentially, others can now long into a player’s …

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