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9th May, 2016

Mario is coming to Minecraft (but only on Wii U)

by MATT KAMEN

The Wii U edition of Minecraft is getting an exclusive DLC pack that might make players on other formats a tad jealous – an official Super Mario Mash-Up Pack.

Nintendo says the DLC will give “immediate access to new skins, a Super Mario-themed pre-made world, and a set of Super Mario-themed music and item textures, all inspired by games in the iconic Super Mario series such as Super Mario World, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine”. 

The asset drop will allow players to recreate locations from across the Mushroom Kingdom for themselves, all in Minecraft’s uniquely blocky aesthetic. Nintendo’s debut trailer shows [...]

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15th April, 2016

‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ launches this June

By Timothy J. Seppala

There will also be a blocky beta come May.

Microsoft’s official Minecraft: Education Edition will begin its life in an early access program (kind of like how the original game did) in June. Theidea here is to allow educators a chance to give the blocky building game a test run over summer break so they can see how it’d fit into their curriculums, providing feedback along the way. This will also help in the development of additional lesson plans.

The folks in Redmond have a few available so far including a tour of Temple of Artemis, Pyramids of Giza or Anderson Shelters used to protect from bombs during World War II. It’ll be a [...]

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16th March, 2016

Microsoft is opening up the world of ‘Minecraft’ to Gear VR

By Edgar Alvarez

Next step for the game: Samsung’s virtual reality headset.

The Oculus Rift isn’t the only virtual reality platform getting a piece ofMinecraft’s pie. Today, at a GDC 2016 event, Microsoft and Oculus are set to announce that the open-world phenomenon is also coming to the Gear VR, a spokesperson for the companies confirmed to Engadget. For many people, Samsung’s headset is a far more accessible option than the consumer Rift, so this is good news for anyone who wants to playMinecraft in VR without breaking the bank.

This new version is expected to be similar to the one from an Oculus Rift, which we played recently and [...]

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