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Minecraft gets its own virtual currency and in-app purchases

Minecraft is being updated with a new community marketplace that lets players purchase creations made by other players. Designs made by other Minecraft players can be purchased using a new virtual currency that can be bought through in-app purchases.

You can now play Minecraft in VR, but only on Windows 10

Mojang and Microsoft have rolled out an update to Minecraft that adds support for playing the hit game in virtual reality on the Oculus Rift. Coming four months after Minecraft landed on Samsung's Gear VR, the new version includes Rift-specific features.

Mojang announces 100 million Minecraft sales, second biggest game

Mojang has sold over 100 million copies of Minecraft, the hit game that started life as a barebones indie project. It makes Minecraft the second-biggest game in history, trailing only venerable classic Tetris in terms of sales.

Passwords of seven million Minecraft players being sold online

The passwords to over seven million user accounts owned by members of a popular Minecraft community have been hacked and are now being offered for sale on the dark net. The community, Lifeboat, didn't notify users until three months after the breach.

Microsoft to use Minecraft as a classroom for new AI systems

Microsoft has announced a new research project that uses the blocky world of Minecraft to teach artificial intelligence systems how to behave in real life. The system will help AI researchers create AI that behaves like real game players.

Mojang surprises, Minecraft for Nintendo Wii U coming this month

It has been confirmed that hit sandbox game Minecraft will be available on the Nintendo Wii U from later this month with the same features as its other console versions. The platform is one of few which developer Mojang has left out so far.

Smartphone built in Minecraft can make actual video calls

Representing one of the most ambitious projects ever created inside the constraints of sandbox game Minecraft, Verizon Mobile has teamed up with players to create a working smartphone inside the blocky world. The result can load webpages and video calls.

Microsoft announces Minecraft for Oculus Rift is coming next year

Microsoft has announced that the hit video game Minecraft will be made available for Oculus Rift headsets from next year. Players will be able to build and mine with friends while fully immersed in the VR experience.

Spotify to users: 'We have heard your concerns loud and clear'

Spotify's updated privacy policy has had a lot of people up in arms this week owing to its requests to track nearly everything that a user does on their phone. Now, the company has apologised and explained - after debating with Minecraft maker Notch.

Minecraft to be given free to every school in Northern Ireland

Every secondary school in Northern Ireland is to receive free copies of the massively popular computer game Minecraft after the title was recognised for its unique educational potential and ability to teach children about the world.

The Beano joins Minecraft with official mod

Dennis the Menace and Gnasher have been gracing the pages of the Beano since 1951, but now they are making the jump to Minecraft and will continue playing their pranks in an entirely new medium.

Minecraft maker Mojang bought for $2.5 billion by Microsoft

Technology giants Microsoft completed the purchase of Swedish game developers Mojang, famous for giving the world Minecraft, for $2.5 billion.

Microsoft in talks to buy Mojang for $2 billion

Reports have emerged that Microsoft may be deep in talks with game studio Mojang over a possible acquisition deal valued at $2 billion.

Minecraft Denmark map attacked

A virtual replica of the entire landmass of Denmark, created on Minecraft to help educate children, has been disrupted by "cyber vandals".

Minecraft recreates all of Denmark

Copenhagen - The entire land mass of Denmark has been recreated, to scale, within the virtual world of the computer game Minecraft. The re-imaging has been endorsed by the Danish government.

Minecraft to become a movie

The popular block-building game Minecraft could soon be turned into a movie. The game has sold over 14 million copies on PC and over 35 million copies across all platforms.

'Minecraft' dev says 'Scrolls' might go free-to-play

"Minecraft" developer Mojang said today that it will continue to avoid the free-to-play craze that has hit other games this year with its "Scrolls" game.

Video game 'Minecraft' blamed in school violence case

A nine-year-old boy in Orlando, Florida, was sentenced to home confinement by a state judge, because he brought weapons to school, and the video game Minecraft is being blamed.

Review: PC's Minecraft now available for Xbox 360

Majong's Minecraft has been a cult sensation for some time now. Recently, the game has been released for the Xbox 360, and the reviews are indicating some very satisfied players.

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Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta screenshot from the Windows Store
Minecraft for the Nintendo Wii U will launch on December 17th 2015
Minecraft for the Nintendo Wii U will launch on December 17th 2015
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Video calling on a Minecraft smartphone
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