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Why studios haven't been able to crack the cheat codes of video game adaptations yet
Entertainment

Why studios haven't been able to crack the cheat codes of video game adaptations yet

What is the point of a video game movie where you feel like you are watching somebody else play the game? What value does a movie have if the intention is not to adapt the source material into a narrative but merely recreate the experience of it?

Minecraft in collaboration with Cartoon Network launches DLC pack for Ben 10 with Story and Free Roam mode
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Minecraft in collaboration with Cartoon Network launches DLC pack for Ben 10 with Story and Free Roam mode

In the Story Mode, gamers will be helping the three main characters of the show — Ben, Gwen, and Grandpa Max — in finding the Omnitrix’s lost DNA.

Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Animal Crossing among finalists for Video Game Hall of Fame
Tech

Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Animal Crossing among finalists for Video Game Hall of Fame

The winners are chosen by an international committee of journalists and scholars versed in video games and their role in society.

Minecraft Earth to shut down in June 2021 as current global situation limits 'free movement and collaborative play'
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Minecraft Earth to shut down in June 2021 as current global situation limits 'free movement and collaborative play'

Minecraft Earth will get a final update which Mojang says has been designed to make the game as fun as possible for players.

Minecraft Java Edition will soon require players to login with their Microsoft accounts
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Minecraft Java Edition will soon require players to login with their Microsoft accounts

As per Minecraft, the transition will be done in batches as the game reaches out to Java edition players in phases.

Minecraft Dungeons will receive cross-play support next month, confirm developers
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Minecraft Dungeons will receive cross-play support next month, confirm developers

The developers said that the feature will be added through a free update, although an official release date remains to be announced.

Elon Musk tweets saying he might install Minecraft, Pokemon Go in Tesla cars
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Elon Musk tweets saying he might install Minecraft, Pokemon Go in Tesla cars

The idea to Minecraft in Tesla cars was first discussed in January when Musk posted a poll on Twitter.

Minecraft with Nvidia RTX for Windows 10 Beta is now available, Here’s how to download
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Minecraft with Nvidia RTX for Windows 10 Beta is now available, Here’s how to download

NVIDIA has asked gamers to play Minecraft in fullscreen mode at 1920 x 1080 with ray tracing chunk distance set to 8.

PlayStation, Xbox, Twitch and other game companies pledge to fight climate change
Gaming

PlayStation, Xbox, Twitch and other game companies pledge to fight climate change

Promises include planting trees, reducing plastic packaging, and making game devices more energy-efficient

Minecraft Earth opens up its beta service for supported Android devices
Gaming

Minecraft Earth opens up its beta service for supported Android devices

The first beta rollout of Minecraft Earth was exclusive to supported iOS devices only

Minecraft receives official support for Nvidia's real-time ray tracing technology
Gaming

Minecraft receives official support for Nvidia's real-time ray tracing technology

In May this year, Microsoft said 176 million versions of Minecraft have been sold since its launch

Minecraft’s Super Duper Graphics Pack cancelled as it’s too ‘technically demanding’
Gaming

Minecraft’s Super Duper Graphics Pack cancelled as it’s too ‘technically demanding’

Developer Mojang had initially announced the Minecraft graphics update back at E3 2017

Microsoft unveils a first look of Minecraft Earth at Apple’s WWDC 2019 event
Gaming

Microsoft unveils a first look of Minecraft Earth at Apple’s WWDC 2019 event

Taking advantage of Apple’s ARKit 3, Minecraft’s augmented reality game was demonstrated

Minecraft is now playable on your web browser in celebration of its 10 anniversary
Gaming

Minecraft is now playable on your web browser in celebration of its 10 anniversary

Minecraft is celebrating its 10th birthday by making its Classic version playable on web browsers.

Microsoft's Xbox One S All-Digital Edition console will go on sale at $250
Gaming

Microsoft's Xbox One S All-Digital Edition console will go on sale at $250

The new model comes as the Xbox One approaches a six-year anniversary in November 2019.

Software pirates are using Apple's tech to distribute hacked apps on iPhones
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Software pirates are using Apple's tech to distribute hacked apps on iPhones

It is unclear how much money pirate distributors are siphoning away from Apple and legit app makers.

Hacked version of Spotify, Angry Birds, other apps being distributed on iPhones
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Hacked version of Spotify, Angry Birds, other apps being distributed on iPhones

Some software pirates seem to be misusing Apple enterprise developer certificates once again.

Design genius of the video game industry to come alive in London museum exhibit
Gaming

Design genius of the video game industry to come alive in London museum exhibit

The exhibit focused on artistic contributions after the creative explosion in the mid-2000s

Minecraft movie release date pushed back after writer-director Rob McElhenney drops out of project
Entertainment

Minecraft movie release date pushed back after writer-director Rob McElhenney drops out of project

As his replacement, Warner Bros. has approached the team of Aaron and Adam Nee to pen down a different Minecraft script revolving around the popular game.

Nintendo partners with Microsoft to allow cross-play of Minecraft on PC and Xbox
Gaming

Nintendo partners with Microsoft to allow cross-play of Minecraft on PC and Xbox

The Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft now enables cross-play with PC, Xbox One, and smartphones — but notably not the PlayStation 4