Tag: Minecraft

Minecraft still has 91 million monthly players as it hits Game Pass

While everyone can’t stop talking about Apex Legends and Fortnite, Minecraft continues to be one of the most played games in the world. Microsoft revealed today that the block-building phenomenon still has more than 91 million monthly active players. For comparison, Epic Games said Fortnite has 78 million monthly active players back in September. Minecraft […]

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Minecraft Marketplace January 2019’s 10 most downloaded creations

After a huge December, the Minecraft Marketplace quieted down in January. But a slow month for the in-game store is now 4.56 million downloads. That’s down from 10.8 million in December, but it’s flat compared to November’s 4.57 million. The Minecraft Team and its community didn’t have too many new releases for January. Instead, people […]

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Is Fortnite killing game company stocks?

Since October, major game company stocks have been down significantly. Of course, much of this was due to an overall market decline. However, as market indexes have bounced back, game companies are still down. One of the big culprits, at least some people believe, is Epic Games’ multiplayer hit, Fortnite. DFC Intelligence does regular calls […]

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Sensor Tower: 2018 was mobile Minecraft’s best year ever with $110 million earned

Minecraft‘s mobile version earned $110 million on in 2018, according to market analysis firm Sensor Tower. This is best year ever for the iOS and Android versions. That is an increase of 7 percent compared to 2017, when Minecraft made $103 million mobile. The the mobile version has made almost $500 million worldwide since 2014. The U.S. […]

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Apple Revokes Enterprise Certificate of Publishers Sharing Pirated Versions of Spotify, Pokemon Go, More

Apple continues the cleanup of the apps being distributed through its developer certificate program. After taking down porn and illegal gambling apps, Apple is now taking down pirated version of popular apps that was being distributed through its enterprise certificate. Software distributors like TutuApp, Panda Help, AppValley, and TweakBox managed to get access to Apple’s […]

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Piper upgrades DIY computer kit with bigger screen, built-in speaker, and AC power adapter

Piper has announced the next version of its Raspberry Pi-powered DIY computer building kit for kids. A few years back, the San Francisco-based education technology startup debuted its first Piper Computer Kit, which consists of an array of buttons, wires, batteries, buzzers, speakers, switches, and a screen. It’s aimed at helping kids learn the basics of engineering, […]

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Minecraft Marketplace December 2018’s top 10 creations: Exponential growth

December was the Minecraft Marketplace’s biggest month yet. Downloads skyrocketed to 10,872,443 on Windows 10, iOS and Android, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. December doubled the 4.57 million downloads from November, which in turn doubled October’s 2.26 million. The exponential growth for the Minecraft Marketplace is due to a number of factors. The Minecraft Team […]

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Minecraft’s cats, pandas, and thriving Marketplace partners

The Minecraft Team at Microsoft has built a burgeoning Marketplace. And for the last several months in a row, it has worked to make fans excited to use this store. That started with the first ever Minecraft Marketplace summer sale, and it culminated with a winter event in December. Now, each month, players download millions […]

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Minecraft Marketplace November 2018’s top 10 creations: Here comes Santa

The Minecraft Team officially has broken the seal on wide-scale use of its Minecraft Marketplace. Downloads for November were 4,566,013. That’s double the 2,255,888 downloads from October. Once again, free content was a major driver for that growth. But that huge influx of players to the store could spill over into real purchases — especially […]

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Warcraft III: Reforged reminds us why mod toolsets should matter

Warcraft III created new genres of games with its World Editor. Now with Warcraft III: Reforged there’s an update for the classic game — but why don’t more games have modding tools like it did originally? It’s 2004 and Warcraft III is one of the hottest games in the world. Like many teenagers, I spent […]

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Minecraft Marketplace October 2018’s top 10 creations: Who doesn’t love free?

The Minecraft Marketplace continues to draw in more people than ever with free content. That led to yet another huge spikes in downloads for the month to 2,255,888. That’s up from 1,351,438 in September. While many people are downloading the free promotional worlds and experiences, that should get people used to the idea of using […]

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Mojang dev spurs Minecraft players to ask for Oculus Go version

For the most part, Gear VR and Oculus Go share almost the exact same content library, but there’s one glaring omission on Go’s side: Minecraft. Mojang’s smash hit game hasn’t shown up on Oculus’ standalone headset since the hardware launched earlier this year, and we’ve long wondered if it would ever arrive. Well, Mojang says […]

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Discord gets its own Early Access program for unfinished games

The Early Access concept is coming to Discord. After launching its game store and subscription service in October, the communications platform is expanding with even more ways for developers to connect with fans. With its Early Access portal, Discord is now selling unfinished games and then enabling studios to quickly get feedback on those products. […]

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September 2018’s top 10 Minecraft Marketplace creations: 1.35 million downloads

The Minecraft Marketplace had its biggest month since we began tracking it in September. Fans downloaded 1,351,438 marketplace creations throughout the month. Downloads were up from 373,361 in August and 669,795 in July. That applies to the unified version of Minecraft that runs across mobile, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10. That huge growth […]

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Minecraft’s Apple TV version is done

Microsoft has brought Minecraft to every platform, but it is actually retreating from at least one device. The company announced last month that it is ending support for the block-building adventure on Apple TV. You can continue to use the game, but it will no longer get new features or cross-play compatibility. If you boot up […]

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August 2018’s top 10 Minecraft Marketplace creations: Graduation day

The Minecraft Marketplace kept some of its momentum from launching on Switch and its first Summer Sale. The unified version of Minecraft served up 373,361 downloads across Windows 10, mobile, Xbox, and Switch. While that’s nowhere near the 669,795 downloads from July, it’s still a big number for a month without a massive sale. August was […]

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Minecraft Team partners with Target for new merch and in-store events

Target is about to pack even more Minecraft-related products into its stores. The retailer and The Minecraft Team announced today that they are collaborating on merchandise and fan parties. More than 75 new Minecraft items are coming exclusively to the big-box chain. Microsoft’s block-building game is nearly 10 years old. Over the last decade, it […]

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