Mojang is Making an Educational Minecraft Game

Microsoft and Mojang have announced that they have acquired MinecraftEDU and are working on there own educational Minecraft game titled “Minecraft Educational Edition”. This will sell at 5 USD a year for a student, 25 USD a year for a server, and a 41 USD one-time server licensing fee. It will be an expanded version of Minecraft for education. This isn’t really surprising seeing that according to Microsoft “over 7,000 classrooms in more than 40 countries worldwide use Minecraft as part of their curriculum today.”

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The company Teacher Gaming LLC, which is the company the Microsoft bought MincreftEDU from is still selling MinecraftEDU, which is a modded version of Minecraft for schools. The company says that “Minecraft can be a very useful educational tool it can teach a range of skills, like¬†digital citizenship, empathy, social skills, and can even improve their literacy, while also getting real-time feedback from their teacher.” I honestly don’t really see the point in this version.

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Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Before You Buy Info

As some of you may know that the Oculus Rift has recently opened up to pre-orders. This was really exciting, but I wan’t you all to know somethings before you buy it.¬†For those of you who don’t know already the Oculus Rift is a high end VR gaming headset. VR gaming is basically a headset with a screen that makes you feel like your actually in the game. Test demos for this have been out for a while but this is the first official Oculus release.

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