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Minecraft Earth shutting down after never leaving Early Access

Minecraft Earth shutting down after never leaving Early Access

Mojang, the original development studio for Minecraft, has worked on more than a few Minecraft spin-offs over the past few years. One of them was Minecraft Earth, a free-to-play augmented reality game where you could build structures in the real world, but the game will now shut down only two years after the initial announcement.

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Minecraft 1.16.0 adds new Nether biomes, enemies, materials, music, and much more

Minecraft 1.16.0 adds new Nether biomes, enemies, materials, music, and much more

It's been a while since we've covered a new Minecraft patch, but it would appear the launch of the 1.16.0 Nether update is a big one. Four new Nether biomes have been introduced to the game, along with a new block material Netherite, not to mention a few new enemies. There's also new story content, plus you can expect to discover some fresh music as you explore the new areas in the Nether. As you can see, the Nether update brings many welcome changes, and you can jump in right now since Minecraft's latest update is already live on the Play Store.

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Microsoft teases mobile Minecraft augmented reality game

Microsoft teases mobile Minecraft augmented reality game

Minecraft is everywhere PCs, phones, tablets, game consoles, Raspberry Pi microcomputers, Apple TVs, and more. Microsoft teased a mixed reality version of Minecraft running on the HoloLens a few years ago, but that version of the game has yet to materialize. However, something like it might just make an appearance later this month.

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Minecraft 1.11.0 revamps villages, refines trading system, and introduces Wandering Trader

Minecraft 1.11.0 revamps villages, refines trading system, and introduces Wandering Trader

It's hard to believe that every update to Minecraft is somehow the biggest yet, but that is exactly what's on offer with the Village & Pillage (1.11.0) update that landed today. Not only have villages and villagers been revamped to better suit specific biomes, but the trading system has been refined to make it a heck of a lot easier to recognize villagers that would like to swap items.

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Minecraft 1.10.0 adds new textures, shields, crossbows, and lanterns

Minecraft 1.10.0 adds new textures, shields, crossbows, and lanterns

A new Minecraft Bedrock update has landed on Android, and it brings along some cool new features, such as new textures, shields, crossbows, and lanterns. A new beta has also dropped recently, and it includes a few more textures as well as a text to speech function that can now read all dialog boxes and in-game notifications.

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Minecraft 1.8 adds pandas, bamboo, and crossbows

Minecraft 1.8 adds pandas, bamboo, and crossbows

A new update was recently pushed out for the Bedrock edition of Minecraft. It brings everyone's favorite black and white bear the panda, along with bamboo that's useful for creating scaffolding. Crossbows have also been added, which seems like an outlier compared to the pandas and bamboo. But hey, if you've ever felt the urge to shoot a panda with a crossbow, now's your chance thanks to the Minecraft 1.8 update.

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Minecraft for Android gets a free trial version on the Play Store

Minecraft for Android gets a free trial version on the Play Store

It has been seven years since Mojang released Minecraft on Android. There used to be a demo on the Play Store back in the early Pocket Edition days, but it was removed in 2013. Well, that's all in the past now. Mojang recently added a new demo listing to the Play Store, and it's called Minecraft Trial. It's a soft-launch title, so it isn't available in the US just yet, but if the reviews are anything to go by, then it's clearly available in a few other regions.

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Minecraft 1.5 brings Update Aquatic Phase 2, and beta 1.6 adds barrier blocks

Minecraft 1.5 brings Update Aquatic Phase 2, and beta 1.6 adds barrier blocks

Minecraft has always existed as a work in progress, but ever since Microsoft purchased the property, it seems like new updates are being released at a record-setting pace. Maybe it just appears that way because of the game's massive popularity and coverage, as the last big update actually happened two months ago. Strangely enough, that update was broken up into two segments, and only just yesterday was the second half released when Minecraft 1.5 hit the digital shelves.

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