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Study reveals Minecraft the hardest mobile game ever
Wed, 13th Apr 2022
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Minecraft: Pocket Edition is the most searched for and most cheat-searched mobile game, according to a study by Mozillion.
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Minecraft adds five new worlds to RTX beta on Windows 10
Wed, 20th May 2020
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Italian-inspired villages, underground lairs, medieval realms and overgrown forests - there's plenty to explore.
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Minecraft Earth is now available in New Zealand
Thu, 24th Oct 2019
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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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Te Ao Māori gets Minecraft experience for Kiwi schools
Mon, 9th Sep 2019
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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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NVIDIA's ray tracing graphics are coming to Minecraft
Tue, 20th Aug 2019
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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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Te Papa and EQC’s Minecraft mod shakes up earthquake education
Tue, 15th May 2018
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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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Craft your castle in mind-blowing mixed reality
Mon, 27th Nov 2017
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Immerse in Minecraft's mixed reality with Windows' tech; no fuss set-up.
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Microsoft teaches kids to code for Minecraft
Wed, 25th Oct 2017
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Microsoft's research team has developed tools to teach kids how to code within the context of Minecraft, making learning more engaging and fun.
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Windows 10, Office 365 and Minecraft at the heart of Microsoft's education push
Tue, 19th Apr 2016
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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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Telltale gives Minecraft it’s Story Mode
Sun, 20th Mar 2016
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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 launching new education editions of Minecraft and OneNote
Mon, 25th Jan 2016
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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
Tue, 17th Nov 2015
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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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Your invitation: ULearn Permission to Play
Tue, 25th Aug 2015
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CORE Education's popular ULearn educators' conference is back for 2015, pushing the boundaries of educational possibility and showcasing new tech.
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LEGO unleashes its Minecraft beater
Mon, 8th Jun 2015
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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
Mon, 25th May 2015
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Security vendor Eset is warning Minecraft fans to cheat with care after discovering 33 Android Minecraft cheat apps packing scareware.
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Star Wars Rebels coming to Minecraft
Wed, 11th Feb 2015
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Minecraft and Star Wars Rebels unite! Players can now join the force for £3.10, with 23 new character skins available on Xbox.
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Minecraft on Xbox One releasing this week
Thu, 4th Sep 2014
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Minecraft fans rejoice: Xbox One Edition launching this Friday, offering vast worlds and upgrade discounts for Xbox 360 owners.
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Canvas Network builds Minecraft knowledge with MOOCs
Tue, 2nd Sep 2014
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Teachers can improve their Minecraft skills with two MOOCs from Instructure’s Canvas Network, allowing them to bring gamification into the classroom.
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Minecraft: Xbox One Edition shovelling in August
Mon, 26th May 2014
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Minecraft gears up to captivate Xbox One players this August with larger, clearer worlds at £19.15, or £5.70 for Xbox 360 owners.
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Sony unveils Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
Thu, 17th Apr 2014
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Sony announces Minecraft: PS3 Edition on disc from 14 May, following over 1.5M downloads, expanding its reach across PlayStation platforms.
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Minecraft helps to create history for ANZAC Day
Fri, 11th Apr 2014
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Minecraft breathes new life into ANZAC history, thanks to a groundbreaking Kiwi project merging education with digital creativity.
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Minecraft PS3 edition is dangerously addictive
Wed, 15th Jan 2014
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Minecraft on PS3 unleashes creativity, proving irresistibly addictive with endless possibilities for building and exploration.
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Game review: Minecraft on Xbox 360
Thu, 24th May 2012
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Minecraft's enthralling blocky universe arrives on Xbox 360, offering a tailored, yet immersive experience for console gamers.
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Minecraft nets over NZ$40M
Thu, 7th Apr 2011
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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.