Minecraft Pocket Edition

Key events

11th November 2011

Official Minecon 2011 trailer

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Mojang sets date for this year's MineCon Earth

Livestream event happening in September.

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MineCon ditches real world expo in favour of a livestream

Mojang will host "Official Minecraft Community Events" instead.

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Minecraft's console editions get one more big update before cross-network play

PS4 will "continue getting updates" after other platforms combine.

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Sony defends decision to block PS4 cross-play with Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

"We've got to be mindful of our responsibility to our install base."

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Minecraft has smashed 120m copies milestone

55m monthly players - and growing.

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World War Z author writing Minecraft novel

Paper plus leather equals book.

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Minecraft console editions finally get polar bears, beets and banners

Paid-for Chinese Mythology Pack also announced.

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Minecraft movie gets a release date... in 2019

"We all want an awesome Minecraft movie, right?" asks Mojang, rhetorically.

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Minecraft will no longer allow companies to promote products in-game

But fans can still pay tribute to their outside interests.

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It looks like Minecraft is finally coming to Wii U

UPDATE: Listing removed. Will it Nether happen?

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Northern Ireland's government recreates its country in Minecraft

Ordnance Survey replicates nearly 14,000 square kilometers.

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Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta announced, free to existing PC players

Upcoming features include dual-wielding, shields, southpaw support.

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Minecraft to receive HoloLens support

Oversee your world on your table.

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Minecraft adds female player avatars to all console versions

"Jolly old Steve doesn't really represent the diversity of our playerbase."

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MineCon dated for July in London

Tickets go on sale later this month.

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Minecraft: Pocket Edition launches on Windows Phone

Plus, more Xbox-exclusive DLC launched.

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Minecraft gets official Dennis the Menace mod

Summon Gnasher, catapult rotten tomatoes, throw stink bombs.

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Minecraft gets Xbox-exclusive Star Wars DLC

Luke, you have to Han it to them.

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What next for Minecraft on PlayStation?

Microsoft and Sony find themselves in a curious position.

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Microsoft buys Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5bn

Vows to support iOS, Android and PlayStation versions.

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Microsoft to buy Mojang for $2 billion - report

UPDATE: Notch initiated buyout and will leave once complete, source says.

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British Geological Survey recreates Great Britain in Minecraft

All you need is a copy of the game and 6GB of disk space.

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New full-size Lego Minecraft range revealed

Nether thought we'd see the day.

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Minecraft's console versions have now outsold Minecraft on PC, Mac

Nearly 54m sold. PS4, Vita, Xbox One editions still to launch.

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Notch defends Minecraft dev Mojang from "worse than EA" claims

After EULA change clarifies position on paid-for mods.

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Minecraft maker Notch clarifies "Mojang to disband in 10 years" reports

"From the day we don't make a profit, we'll survive another 10 years."

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Minecraft: PS3 Edition getting disc-based launch next month

UPDATE: PlayStation 4, Vita box art also spotted.

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Watch The Simpsons' Minecraft-themed intro

Notch: "I'm not sure how I feel about it."

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition sales hit 12m

Candy Texture Pack announced.

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Amazon reveals Fire TV set-top box and controller

Exclusive version of Minecraft confirmed.

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Minecraft dev Mojang made £200m last year

Notch earns £77m in licensing fees.

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Warner Bros. working on Minecraft movie

Progress unblocked after Lego Movie success.

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Someone is building Spirited Away's entire world in Minecraft

Anime be one of the best creations we've seen.

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Scammers sell trojan-filled version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Will hack your phone and text premium-rate Russian numbers.

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The Minecraft documentary is officially free on YouTube

By the documentarians behind the Broken Age and Mighty No. 9 videos.

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Ordnance Survey maps Britain in Minecraft

UPDATE: Watch Ian explore the OS map and mispronounce things.

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Minecon 2013 tickets go on sale tonight

Next batch on Friday, then the last batch Saturday.

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Putt-Putt sues Mojang over user-generated maps

"[It's] like suing Microsoft for what people do using Word."

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FeatureHave traditional MMOs had their time?

And what do we make of the shared-world games and MOBAs that have risen up to replace them?

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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition boxed release dated

Coming 28th June, with 48-hour Gold subscription.

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Mojang makes bespoke Minecraft for the scrumptious Raspberry Pi

It's free and allows you to code direct to game world.

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FeatureLearn to Play: Minecraft in the classroom

Eurogamer discovers how a New York school is using games for good.

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Claustrophobic Minecraft experiment sheds light on the dark side of human nature

30 players spend two months confined to a tiny map. It doesn't end well.

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2K Games boss says photorealism aids diversity, Notch disagrees

Can games do nuanced emotion like Brokeback Mountain yet?

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"Software patent troll" sues Mojang over Android version of Minecraft

"If you own a software patent, you should feel bad."

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Minecraft Xbox 360 users build Old Trafford replica

Dedicated fans reveal impressive goal.

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Minecraft total sales hit 9.2 million

PC version creepers up to 6 million.

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Minecraft revenue totals $80 million since launch

While registered users pass the 25 million mark.

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Mojang won't sue FortressCraft dev, "bored" by Minecraft clones

"They don't bring anything new to the table."

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Mojang: no plans for Minecraft on Vita

But Scrolls "definitely coming for touch screens".

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Notch: Mojang isn't really "indie" any more

He's hardly strapped for cash.

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Mojang rethinking Minecraft: Pocket Edition

"It seems like we made a huge mistake."

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Notch steps down as lead developer of Minecraft

"Personally, I will now rest for a while."

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Minecraft gets iOS release

Pocket Edition hits the App Store tomorrow.

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VideoOfficial Minecon 2011 trailer

Las Vegas Minecraft meet 18-19th November.

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Sony to buy out Ericsson - report

$1.3 to $1.7 billion buyout mooted.

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VideoMinecraft on Android footage

Pocket Edition out Thursday.

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FortressCraft maker discusses Minecraft

Calls out "The Notch Defense Force".

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Sony Ericsson: No need for Xperia Play 2

Xperia Play "won't be outperformed quickly".

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PSP games look set for Xperia Play

PlayStation Store on Android imminent.

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Notch: Why Minecraft isn't on Steam

"We don't want to limit what we can do."

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Minecraft Pocket out on Xperia Play

An Android exclusive, costs $6.99 / £4.26.