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Spirited Away's Minecraft Reconstruction Is Still Magical

Today is the 15th birthday of acclaimed Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away. As a token of gratitude to the Japanese movie that opened up so many virgin minds to the wonderful and sometimes bad world of anime, Minecraft user Alan Becker has reconstructed the entire world of Spirited Away (and a little of My Neighbour Totoro) in Minecraft. We covered him two years ago, but since then, he’s made astounding progress.

Minecraft's Battle Mini Game Is Worth A Shot

The newly-launched Minecraft Battle mini game (free on consoles) is Mojang’s latest attempt to recapture some of the massive market that plays on independent servers on third-party maps. The Battle mini game is pretty simple — it’s a big free-for-all with up to eight players, where you try to kill, hide, and survive, hoping to be the last player standing.

Inside The Grim World Of Minecraft's Prison Servers

Prison servers are some of the most popular game modes in Minecraft: Every day, tens of thousands of people wade through anarchy, murder and lots of grinding. It is a dystopian experience unlike anything I’ve ever experienced in a video game.

Mojang Bans Paid Advertisements Within Minecraft

Mojang, the developer behind Minecraft, has made big changes to its policies on companies being able to promote their products using Minecraft. It could make a video like this, depicting a Verizon mobile phone, a thing of the past.

Someone Is Building All Of Destiny In Minecraft

Some Minecraft players like to build houses, or castles, or mazes full of monsters. Others prefer to recreate the entirety of Destiny.

Minecraft Is Getting A PVP Battle Mode

The folks behind Minecraft are adding a set of new mini-games, starting with a competitive multiplayer mode that will release on consoles in June.

Nintendo's Awful YouTube Policies Accidentally Impacting Minecraft Videos

Nintendo has a complicated history with YouTube, to say the least. So when Nintendo characters were added to Minecraft recently, people were sceptical. Wouldn’t the company apply the same draconian copyright measures to Minecraft videos on YouTube? They weren’t supposed to! But, well, they did.

A Look At Minecraft's Official New Mario World

Video: This Minecraft statue of Mario is different than other Minecraft statues of Mario. Because this one is official.

Super Mario Is Headed To Minecraft: Wii U 

On May 17, the digital version of Minecraft: Wii U Edition will get a free update that brings the Super Mario Mash-Up Pack, which features Mario skins, music, item textures and a Super Mario-themed world.

Enormous, Beautiful Minecraft Map Took 400 Hours To Build

Dayshot: Pictured above: six kilometres by six kilometres of pure magnificence, in Minecraft map form.

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