Tag: Minecraft

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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Beyond Spotify and iZettle: How Sweden became Europe’s capital of startup exits

The exits earlier this year by two of Sweden’s biggest startup names would be enough to swell the pride of any regional ecosystem. Spotify’s $27 billion IPO and iZettle’s acquisition for $2.2 billion were big deals no matter where the companies were based. But far from being exceptions, these two headline-grabbing exits are just the […]

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July 2018’s top 10 Minecraft Marketplace creations: Prison Escape leads summer success

The Minecraft Team at Microsoft has landed a major combination with its first Summer Sale and the launch of the Minecraft Marketplace on the Nintendo Switch. Those big moves have led to a growth spurt for the block-building game’s content store, which served up a massive 669,795 downloads in July. That’s up from 396,511 downloads […]

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‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ is Heading to the iPad in September

Minecraft: Education Edition has been available for a bit of time now for macOS and Windows, and now it’s heading to large-screen iOS devices. As was reported by GeekWire on Monday, Microsoft is planning on bringing the education-focused game to the iPad beginning in September. The rollout is meant to give educators time to plan […]

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