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Gaming
Study reveals Minecraft the hardest mobile game ever
According to a study by Mozillion, Minecraft: Pocket Edition tops the list as both the most searched for game and the one players need help with and try to cheat the most.
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Gaming
Minecraft adds five new worlds to RTX beta on Windows 10
Italian-inspired villages, underground lairs, medieval realms and overgrown forests - there's plenty to explore.
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Microsoft
Minecraft Earth is now available in New Zealand
It’s great that Kiwis get this early opportunity to join Minecraft as it takes the leap from the screen into the AR world.
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Microsoft
Te Ao Māori gets Minecraft experience for Kiwi schools
What better way to inspire children to flex their tongue than to take the language directly to a popular classroom learning tool: Minecraft.
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Microsoft
NVIDIA's ray tracing graphics are coming to Minecraft
Prepare your pixel spades, because Minecraft is the latest game to get the real-time ray tracing treatment, thanks to NVIDIA and Microsoft.
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Gaming
Te Papa and EQC’s Minecraft mod shakes up earthquake education
Skeleton horses and killer bunnies may not be traditional learning tools, but a new mod for Minecraft is using them to teach important lessons.
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Mancave
Craft your castle in mind-blowing mixed reality
With the latest Minecraft update, Windows 10 players can now strap on a headset and craft...
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Microsoft
Microsoft teaches kids to code for Minecraft
"MakeCode teaches the 101 of programming languages, including variables, control flow, if statements, loops and functions..."
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Microsoft
Windows 10, Office 365 and Minecraft at the heart of Microsoft's education push
The updates include new experiences for Windows 10, an education edition of Minecraft, the launch of Classroom and Forms, and LMS integration.
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Minecraft
Telltale gives Minecraft it’s Story Mode
Open-world block-building game Minecraft gets the campaign mode you didn’t know you needed in Telltale’s Minecraft Story Mode.
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Microsoft
Microsoft launching new education editions of Minecraft and OneNote
Microsoft is launching Minecraft Education Edition for schools, and opening a public preview of Learning Tools for OneNote.
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Microsoft and Code.org tap Minecraft to get kids coding
Kids are being encouraged to get into coding through a game many love - Minecraft - with Microsoft unveiling an online Minecraft coding tutorial.
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LEGO unleashes its Minecraft beater
LEGO, TT Games and Warner Bros. Games have released their answer to Minecraft, LEGO Worlds, as part of Steam’s Early Access programme.
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Mind those Minecraft cheats, malware may lurk inside
Security vendor Eset is warning Minecraft fans to cheat with care after discovering 33 Android Minecraft cheat apps packing scareware.
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Gaming
Star Wars Rebels coming to Minecraft
The characters of Star Wars Rebels are coming to Minecraft. Who's made the cut?
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Gaming
Minecraft on Xbox One releasing this week
Microsoft has just announced that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be made available this Friday.
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MOOC
Canvas Network builds Minecraft knowledge with MOOCs
"MOOCs have the power to tear down walls and bring our brightest contemporaries together. Through Minecraft and other engaging forums, we want to help teachers and students come together to advance education everywhere."
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Gaming
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition shovelling in August
The ever popular Minecraft will be releasing on the Xbox One this August.
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Gaming
Sony unveils Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
Build, craft and explore a world with the freedom to do whatever you want. Dig down into the unknown depths or build incredible structures, from humble homes to grand cityscapes.
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Gaming
Minecraft helps to create history for ANZAC Day
Minecraft is being used by Kiwi kids to recreate ANZAC history in a new project with the Auckland War Memorial Museum and the Media Design School's 'Pick & Shovel' community.
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Gaming
Minecraft PS3 edition is dangerously addictive
The famous Minecraft finally comes to the PlayStation 3 and it's a fun and addictive title.
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Gaming
Game review: Minecraft on Xbox 360
Indie hit comes to Microsoft console; can it capture the essence of the PC version?
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Gaming
Minecraft nets over NZ$40M
In one of gaming's most unlikely success stories, Minecraft creator Markus Persson contends his indie, sandbox crafting game has made him a super-rich man.
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Gaming
Minecraft "official" release date announced
Find out when the exceedingly popular crafting game drops the "beta" tag.