Monday, March 26, 2012

Minecraft Reaches The $80 Million Mark


As of today, Minecraft has made $80 million since the "official" release of the sandbox game back in October! Mojang has seen success with their release, as of 25 million who downloaded Minecraft, 5 million actually purchased it.

And with surprise, Mojang's chief executive, Carl Manneh said that they were given an idea to make a television show based off of Minecraft. I wonder how that would turn out...opinions?

Manneh said, "We've been approached by a number of high-profile Hollywood producers and asked to do TV shows." he continues, "We may do that. It's hard when you don't have any experience and someone comes to throw these ideas around. We have so much to focus on with just the game development and growing the business..."

To you Xbox 360 junkies, Minecraft will be available on the Xbox Live Arcade on May 9, so hold tight!
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Additional news, yesterday I was browsing through Tom's Hardware and I saw this article. It was about this 16 year old boy who made a working scientific calculator in Minecraft, yes Minecraft! This huge piece of machinery actually does functions such as cosine, tangent, and much much more. Additionally, the calculator also works as a graphing calculator, freaking amazing! Here's the Youtube clip of it in action.



My jaw absolutely dropped when I saw this, I wondered how long it took him to make this fine piece of work. I was going through the comments and I saw some pretty nice comments.

- jaquith 03/25/2012 3:10 PM
This 16 year old is astonishingly brilliant, for his application to MIT all he needs to do is email a YouTube link. It's simply unbelievable that's all I can say. 

-rothmal 03/25/2012 2:11 PM
but can it divide by zero

-fracture 03/26/2012 8:36 PM
But can Minecraft make Crysis?

You also have to read the Youtube comments, a lot of good laughs.
I'm still waiting for someone to top this design, this kid is a genius!

8 comments:

  1. Oh god I hope they don't make a TV show, that would be pretty horrible.

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  2. Oh man, this game got way too popular...

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  3. I've never been interested in Minecraft ITS STACKING BLOCKS no matter how you look at it haha.

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  4. That would be weird... but it might work =D

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