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Minecraft is quite popular, sells more than 240,000 copies over Christmas

Phil Savage at

Traditional sales models would have you believe that after the initial launch week herd, developers were forced to stalk the savannah, desperately seeking small packs of errant customers. (Er - I've been watching nature documentaries recently.) Mojang have just released their Christmas sales figures - numbers that cover the game's second Christmas since the official launch, and fourth since its alpha release back in 2009. Unsurprisingly, they're big.

The 10 best Minecraft mods

Tom Hatfield at

Last year we named Minecraft our game of the year. The blocky world might already be the ultimate sandbox, can it get any better? Yes it can, because we're here to give you a rundown of the most interesting and useful mods to expand your experience. Yes - we have featured werewolves and airships.