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Mojang eyes August for Minecraft release on next-gen consoles

05/22, 10:15pm

Announcement includes data imports from older consoles, upgrade price

Minecraft is making its way to the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita this August, according to a statement from Mojang today. The company detailed some of the differences from previous console generations, including a reduced cost for buyers of previous versions and ability to import saves to next-generation consoles. The company also announced that most downloadable content (DLC) and texture packs would be available in the new versions.

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Minecraft creator sent cease and desist over Putt-Putt user content

07/10, 9:43pm

Putt-Putt trademark owner not distinguishing between Mojang and users

Minecraft developer Mojang has been hit with a cease-and-desist order by miniature golf franchise owner and trademark holder Putt-Putt over the use of the "Putt-Putt" name in YouTube videos generated by game players. Enclosed with the legal complaint are screenshots pulled from YouTube of Putt-Putt miniature golf content within the game generated by users not affiliated with the developer.

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Raspberry Pi prototype camera demonstrated in public

11/26, 10:33am

Near-manufacture 5-megapixel camera to undergo testing

A prototype of the full production camera add-on for the Raspberry Pi has been demonstrated in public. Shown at the Electronica 2012 trade fair in Munich, Germany last week, the 5-megapixel camera is said to be close to the eventual final production model, suggesting it will be released to hardware hobbyists in the not too distant future.

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Minecraft developer sued by Uniloc over patent infringement

07/21, 1:24pm

Notch vows to make sure 'they don't get a cent'

Minecraft developer Mojang is being sued by Uniloc over alleged patent infringement. According to Uniloc, patent number 6,857,067 for a "System and method for preventing unauthorized access to electronic data" is being used by Mojang for its Android port of the game, and is seeking damages by way of a jury trial in Texas. Mojang lead Markus Persson, also known as Notch, has tweeted that he will "throw piles of money at [them] making sure they don't get a cent."

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Minecraft-themed Xperia Play on eBay now at $1,250

08/15, 4:45pm

Special Xperia Play from Mojang up on eBay

Mojang, the developer of Minecraft, is selling a limited edition Xperia Play smartphone on eBay, with the 50th bid up to $1,250 at time of writing. More versions of the device are expected to be given away to winners at the upcoming GamesCom show in Germany. The handset differs from run-of-the-mill devices only with its Minecraft-themed paintjob.

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